NA Wins Cat Fight, Sweeps Moon at Home

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by Bob Orkwis

It was certainly a feline themed affair in Wexford as the Tigers from Moon invaded North Allegheny, but the homestanding Tigers did what they had been doing, posting another sweep, besting Moon 99-69 on the girls’ side, and 94-81 for the boys.

All told on the night, North Allegheny posted 11 wins and 8 sweeps in the swimming races, while winning both diving events.

Moon didn’t have a girl diver participate, so Lola Malarky, Maggie Lapina and Juliet Hood dove for NA. Malarky posted her best score on the season, 295.65, while Hood and Lapina each bested the two-hundred mark, with scores of 263.05 and 216.05 respectively. Ethan Mararvich hit the two-hundred club for the boys, winning with a score of 207.90.

The sweeps for North Allegheny were as follows:

Girls 200 medley relay; Tori Tieppo, Natalie Sens, Claire Bacu and Emma Dietz, (1:54.72).

Boys 200 medley relay; Jake Rechenmacher, Danny Lesinski, Grant Regule and Jackson Ross, (1:43.58).

Boys 200 IM, with Regule winning at (2:03.25). Natalie Sens won the 50 free with a time of (25.12). Boys 500 free, with sophomore Emmanuel Chu winning at (5:10.44). Eva Ogden won the girls 100 back at (1:02.21), with Sens (1:09.95) taking the 100 back. The final sweep came in the boys 100 breast, which was won by William Gao with a time of (1:03.65).

The other individual winners were:

Gao (1:47.20) in the boys 200 free, Greta Mott (2:18.67) in the girls 200 IM, Danny Lesinski won the boys 50 free with a time of (22.68). Dietz won the girls 100 fly (1:03.82), with Owen Williams winning on the boys side (56.75). Julia Tengowski took the girls 100 free with a time of (56.65), while Tengowski, Dietz, Mott and Julianne Weaver won the girls 200 free relay with a time of (1:45.27).

National Anthem singer Nicholas Klein, Regule, Ryan Crane and Gus Miller (1:45.27) won the boys 200 free relay. Riley Williams (57.25) won the boys 100 back, and North Allegheny took the boys 400 free relay to finish the night, with the team of Owen Williams, Riley Williams, Dylan Seiford and Lesinski posting a time of (3:21.96).

The top swimmer in the meet for Moon was Maddie Puthoff. The freshman posted wins in the 200 free and 500 free events, plus she swam the first leg of a second-place finish in the 200 free relay and led off the 400 free relay that ended in a third-place finish for Moon.

A freshman and a senior captured the Wright Automotive Players of the Meet honors. The freshman, Julia Tengowski, with a second-place finish in the 200 IM, and the win in the 100 free, as well as taking part in the winning quartets in the 200 and 400 free relays won for the girls.

Senior Owen Williams won for the boys. His busy night was as follows: his team placed 3rd in the 200-medley relay. He was fourth in the 200 free and won the 100-fly. His team finished fourth in the 200 free relay, and he won the 100 back. For good measure, his team won the final event, the 400 free relay.

For a look at full results, click here.

North Allegheny opens section action next week when the Tigers visit Butler on Thursday. NA is back home on Tuesday the 23rd when they host Pine-Richland. That meet will be broadcast live on the North Allegheny Sports Network. North Allegheny is now (5-0) on the season.