2019-2020 Game Summaries
The North Allegheny Tigers Swimming and Diving Team returned home triumphantly, defeating the Pine-Richland Rams. The Lady Tigers won by the score of 104-77, while the NA Boys got the 104-80 win.
The girls started off the night with a sweep of the 200 Medley Relay, with the team of Lexi Sundgren, Ella Ogden, Molly Smyers and Lily Courville touching first. Torie Buerger was a double winner, taking the 200 IM and the 100 Fly. Olivia Kraus got the win for the 200 Free, Isabella Dietz touched first for the 500 Free, Kara Mihm owned the 100 Back and Vivien Li won the 100 Breaststroke. For the Freestyle Relays, the 200 was won by the team of Sundgren, Ogden, Buerger and Smyers, while the team of Courville, Ogden, Sundgren and Michaela Hinkson secured the victory for the 400.
The boys started the same way as the girls, sweeping the 200 Medley Relay. The winning team was composed of Rick Mihm, Ethan Song, Jacob McCarran and RJ Swanson. For the individual events, Mihm sprinted first on the 50 Free, Song took the 100 Fly, Josh Galecki touched first for the 500 Free and Tim Compton was victorious in the 100 Breaststroke.
The Diving Team finished strong for this meet. For the girls, Zoe Ky took first place, Olivia Schenk got 3rd, and Maddie Whitewolf finished fifth. The boys took the top two spots, with Will Schenk securing first place and Lucas Rodgers taking second.
Next up is a meet at home against Bethel Park on Tuesday, January 28. The meet starts at 5 p.m. with diving.
The North Allegheny Swimming and Diving team traveled north to face section foe Butler and both the NA boys and girls prevailed. The girls won by the score of 118-68 while the boys completed the sweep with a score of 100-79.
There were good individual performances from the Lady Tigers. Ella Ogden took the 200 Free, Olivia Kisow sprinted for the win for the 50 Free, Kara Mihm touched first for the 100 Free, and Torie Buerger led a sweep of the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay was won by the team of Molly Smyers, Lily Courville, Ogden and Lexi Sundgren. The girls finished off their night by taking the 400 Free Relay with the team of Buerger, Isabella Dietz, Olivia Kraus and Smyers touching first.
The NA boys took the 200 Free through RJ Swanson’s efforts, and Rick Mihm won the 100 Backstroke and set a new pool record. As for the other individual events, NA would take second, third and fourth places in all of them. The team of Branko Kosanovich, Marko Kosanovich, Stewart Messer and Wyatt Courville got the win for the 200 Free Relay. The NA boys capped off the night by winning the 400 Free Relay convincingly. The team was composed of Mihm, Alex Grahor, Josh Galecki and Swanson.
The girls diving team had a strong performance, but Butler was able to get the win. Bailey Restelli took third place, Eva Betz and Olivia Schenk took fifth and sixth place, respectively.
The next meet will be back at home against the Rams of Pine Richland on January 23. The meet begins with diving at 6 p.m.
The North Allegheny Swimming Team decimated their competition at the All-American High School Invitational Swim Meet, with both the boys and the girls capturing team titles over the weekend. The Lady Tigers scored 727, almost 250 points above second-place Radnor High School, while the boys had 784, 388 above second-place Radnor.
The Lady Tigers took all but four events, including relays, and placed multiple swimmers in the two-heat finals. For the 200 Medley Relay, the team of Torie Buerger, Olivia Kisow, Ella Ogden and Olivia Kraus got the win during finals.The winning 200 Free Relay Team was composed of Molly Smyers, Quinn Frost, Lexi Sundgren and Ogden. The top 400 Free Relay team was made up of Smyers, Sundgren, Kisow and Buerger. The top point finishers are the following: Buerger (won 200 IM and 100 Back), Smyers (took 1st in 200 Free and 500 Free), Sundgren (2nd in 200 Free and 3rd in 100 Free), Kisow (3rd in both the 200 IM and 100 Breast), Ogden (2nd in 100 Fly and 4th in 100 Free) and Lily Courville (4th in 200 IM and 3rd in 500 Free).
The NA Boys got all but one event, including relays, and had multiple swimmers as well in the finals. The 200 Medley Relay team of Ethan Song, Jacob McCarran, Branko Kosanovich and Alex Grahor took first. For the winning 200 Free Relay, the team was made up of Josh Galecki, Rick Mihm, McCarran and Kosanovich. The team of Galecki, Timothy Compton, Grahor and Mihm touched first for the 400 Free Relay. The top point finishers for the boys are the following: Grahor (1st in the 50 Free and 100 Breast), Kosanovich (1st in 100 Fly and 100 Free), Mihm (1st in 200 IM and 500 Free), Galecki (1st in 200 Free and 2nd in 100 Free), McCarran (3rd in 50 Free and 2nd in 100 Breast) and Audric Pastor (2nd in 100 Fly and 3rd in 100 Breast).
The next meet will be at Butler on Wednesday, January 15. The meet starts with diving at 6 p.m.
The North Allegheny Swimming and Diving Team hosted the Hampton Talbots on Tuesday night with both teams winning comfortably. The NA boys won by a final score of 99-81, while the NA girls won by a 101-77 decision.
The girls started off the meet by winning the 200 Medley Relay, with the team of Ella Ogden, Haley Miller, Vivien Li and Delaney Kennedy touching first. The girls swept all the individual events. Torie Buerger won the 200 Free, Molly Smyers was a double winner by getting the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke, Olivia Kisow won twice as well with the 50 Free and the 100 Free, Lexi Sundgren took the 100 Fly and the 100 Backstroke, and Ogden touched first for the 500 Free. The 200 Free Relay Team of Smyers, Kisow, Sydney Monteparte and Miller got first place. They capped off the night by taking the 400 Free Relay, with the team of Madeline Harris, Kara Mihm, Ogden and Olivia Kraus getting first to the wall.
The boys took 6 of the 8 individual events. Jacob McCarran won the 200 Free, Josh Galecki touched the wall first for both the 200 IM and the 100 Backstroke, Rick Mihm was a double winner as well with the 50 Free and the 100 Breaststroke, and Ethan Song got first place for the 100 Free. The boys won one relay, the 200 Free Relay, which was composed of David Shi, Zachary Jubeck, Stewart Messer and McCarran.
Both the girls and boys diving team performed well. Bailey Restelli and Eva Betz finished 1-2, and Jordan Atkins took 5th place. Will Schenk won a very close match on the boys’ side, and Lucas Rodgers took 4th place.
The team will be travelling to Wilkes Barre without their divers for their next meet. The All-American Invitational will start on Friday, January10 at 11 a.m. and will have multiple Pennsylvania high school teams competing.
The North Allegheny Swimming and Diving Team traveled to Bucknell University this weekend to compete in an eight-team meet and finished strong while in the middle of its hardest weeks of training. The NA boys took third place and the NA girls got fourth place.
The girls took three first place finishes in the meet. Ella Ogden won the 100 Butterfly, Molly Smyers touched first for the 500 Free, and Torie Buerger took the 100 Backstroke.They also performed well in the relays. The team of Buerger, Olivia Kisow, Ogden and Smyers finished second for the 200 Medley Relay, and second as well for the 400 Free Relay. The 200 Free Relay team of Smyers, Lexi Sundgren, Ogden and Buerger took fourth place.
The boys got three first place finishes as well. Rick Mihm won the 200 IM, Branko Kosanovich took the 100 Butterfly and the 400 Free Relay team of Alex Grahor, Josh Galecki, Kosanovich and Mihm touched first. They competed strongly in the other 2 relays, both touching second. The 200 Medley Relay Team consisted of Mihm, Jacob McCarran, Kosanovich and Galecki, and the 200 Free Relay Team was made up of Mihm, Galecki, Grahor and Kosanovich.
The NA divers finished well for both the boys and the girls. Christina Shi took first place and Maya Ennis placed sixth. Will Schenk and Lucas Rodgers finished in 7th and 10th places respectively.
The next meet is against Hampton on Tuesday. The meet starts at 6 p.m. with diving.