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Local swimmers to compete at WPIAL event

| Thursday, March 4, 2010

The WPIAL Class AA swimming championships will be held today and tomorrow at Pitt's Trees Pool, and several local swimmers will be going for medals.

In the boys competition, Kittanning's Logan Mudlo will take part in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke, while teammate Cameron Mechling will race in the 100 butterfly. Ryan Sweeny of Freeport will swim in the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Among the girls competing will be Kittanning's Corinne Blodgett (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke), Freeport's Keil Erickson (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly) and Apollo-Ridge's MacKenzie Wargo (100 butterfly).

Name recognition

The Armstrong School District adopted a resolution Monday to rename Ford City High School's baseball field "Don Mains Field."

Mains was Ford City's baseball coach from 1977-89. Under his guidance, Ford City was 162-53 (.753), won three section titles and in 1987 took home the only state championship in school history.

"The naming and dedication of the field not only adds identity to the field, but it also will forever bring back memories of Coach Mains and the greatest era in the history of Ford City High School baseball," said Bill Oleksak, Sr., of the Ford City High School Alumni Association in a news release.

PFN All-Academic teams

Several football players from Kittanning and Freeport have been named to the Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic Teams. There are three divisions for each class (senior, junior and sophomores) — Gold (3.8-4.0 grade-point average), Silver 3.5-3.7 and Bronze (3.0-3.4).

The selections from Kittanning were seniors Jake Burdett (Gold), Lane Sasala (Gold), juniors Bo Bowser (Bronze), Zach Filous (Bronze), Nolan Cavanaugh (Bronze) and sophomores Alex Lane (Gold), Andrew Scholl (Silver), Mitchell Scholl (Bronze) and Jud Toth (Bronze).

All-Academic selections from Freeport were seniors Alex Isenberg (Gold), Brian Karcher and Andrew Teorsky (Silver), juniors Jake Campbell (Silver) and Derek Durand (Bronze) and sophomores Alex Carson, Sean Carson (Gold) and Jon Turner (Bronze);

It was up to the schools to submit the grade information to PFN, so not all schools were represented.

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