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2023-2024 Game Summaries

Lady Tigers Win 2nd Straight PIAA Crown, NA Boys take 3rd Place

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The North Allegheny girls’ swimming and diving team won a second consecutive PIAA Class AAA championship on Thursday at Bucknell University. The NA Boys were also impressive and posted a third-place showing at the PIAA championships with a team score of 166.50. It was the best finish for the NA Boys since winning a state title in 2019. For the Lady Tigers, it was their third PIAA crown in the last four seasons and ninth overall.

With a team score of 211 points, the NA Girls edged second-placer Upper Dublin by eight points. Once again earning critical points in the win were the Lady Tiger Divers, led by junior Juliet Hood who won PIAA silver with a score of 441.55. Finishing narrowly behind was junior Lola Malarky with a score of 440.70, good for state bronze. Sophomore Maggie Lapina earned important team points with a 10th-place finish. For a look at the girls’ diving results from day two of the PIAA Class AAA championships, click here.

For the Lady Tiger swimmers, a dazzling performance was turned in by senior Natalie Sens, who won state gold in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 101.48. The 400 free relay quartet of sophomores Eva Ogden, Claire Bacu and Dani Hinkson, and senior Greta Mott, placed fourth with a time of 3:31.06.

Also earning important team points for the NA Girls, Bacu placed seventh and freshman Julia Tengowski placed 11th in the 500 free, Mott took ninth place in the 100 backstroke and sophomore Tori Tieppo garnered a 10th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. For a look at the girls’ swimming results from day two of the PIAA Class AAA championships, click here.

After a strong effort in day one, the NA Boys followed that up in day two of the PIAA Class AAA championships with a fifth-place performance in the 400 free relay by the combination of sophomore Zachary Totin, senior William Gao, junior Gus Miller and sophomore Gus Lesinski. The quartet crossed the finish line with a time of 3:06.87.

Also picking up crucial team points was junior Grant Regule with a 10th-place effort in the 100 free and senior Josh Berty with a 14th-place showing in the 500 free. Additionally, Gao, Lesinski and Miller finished consecutively 13th, 14th and 15th in the 100 backstroke. For a look at the girls’ swimming results from day two of the PIAA Class AAA championships, click here.

For total team scores for the girls’ competition in Class AAA, click here. For total team scores for the boys’ competition in Class AAA, click here.

Congratulations to all of the coaches and members of the North Allegheny swimming and diving teams for another memorable season.

Strong Start For Tigers At PIAA Class AAA Championships

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It was a strong start for the North Allegheny swimming and diving team in day one of the PIAA Class AAA championships on Wednesday.

For the reigning PIAA champion Lady Tigers, two bronze medals were earned in day one, including a third-place finish by senior Natalie Sens in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.33. The quartet of Sens, senior Greta Mott and sophomores Tori Tieppo and Eva Ogden claimed third place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.87. An additional fifth-place finish was earned by Ogden, Sens and sophomores Madden Woychek and Claire Bacu in the 200 free relay.

Also adding to the point total for the NA Girls was Bacu with a ninth-place finish in the 200 free and Mott with a 15th-place showing in the 50 free. For a look at all of the day one results for the Class AAA girls’ competition, click here.

The NA Boys were paced by senior William Gao‘s bronze medal performance in the 100 butterfly, clocking in at 48.89. The 200 medley relay and 200 free relay quartets each earned a fourth-place finish for the Tigers.

Adding to the point total for the NA Boys was junior Grant Regule with a seventh-place effort in the 50 free, sophomore Danny Lesinski in the 200 IM, sophomore Zachary Totin with a 10th-place performance in the 100 butterly, and junior Gus Miller took 15th in the 200 IM. For a look at all of the day one results for the Class AAA boys’ competition, click here.

Day two at the PIAA class AAA championships will begin on Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

NA Girls, Boys Crowned WPIAL Class 3A Champs Again

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The North Allegheny girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams won the WPIAL Class AAA championship on Friday at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Lady Tigers continued their run of dominance by winning a 16th consecutive WPIAL crown, while the NA Boys took home the first-place trophy for the 10th time in the last 13 years. It’s also the 15th WPIAL championship in the last 19 seasons for the NA Boys.

The Lady Tigers left the competition in their wake by totaling a team score of 477.5 points, well ahead of second-place Fox Chapel, who finished with 295 points. After winning four gold medals on Thursday, the NA Girls added two more first-place finishes to their tally in day two of competition on Friday. Sophomore Claire Bacu won WPIAL gold in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.82 and senior Natalie Sens placed first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.53.

Additional medal winners for the Lady Tigers included a silver medal performance by senior Greta Mott in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 56.68. The quartet of Bacu, Mott, and sophomores Eva Ogden and Dani Hinkson took second-place honors in the 400 freestyle relay.

The NA Boys were equally impressive, tallying a team score of 402.5 points. Upper St. Clair finished a distant second place with a score of 282 points. Junior Grant Regule helped pace the Tigers in day two with a silver medal effort in the 100 freestyle, blazing a time of 45.85. The combination of seniors William Gao, Riley Williams, Josh Berty and sophomore Zachary Totin placed second in the 400 freestyle relay, clocking in at 3:05. 99. Berty also won WPIAL bronze in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 4:35.77.

For a look at all of the day two results from the WPIAL Class AAA championships, click here.

With Friday’s additions to the North Allegheny trophy case, the NA Boys have now won 18 WPIAL championships overall and the Lady Tigers have 28 WPIAL crowns, the most of any school in league history.

North Allegheny will now set its sights on a PIAA championship. The state swimming and diving finals will be held on March 13-14 at Bucknell University.

NA Sits As Pace Setter After Day One Of WPIAL Championships

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The North Allegheny boys’ and girls’ swimming teams both sit in first place at the end of day one of the WPIAL Class 3A Swimming Championships at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The NA boys’ racked up 236.5 team points and own a 60.5-point lead over second-place Upper St. Clair. The Lady Tigers have an even greater advantage with a team score of 301.5, well ahead of second-place Fox Chapel by 128.5 points.

The Tigers amassed such a sizeable lead thanks in large part to eight gold medal performances. For the NA boys’ senior William Gao repeated as WPIAL champion in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.07, besting his mark from last year by 0.35 seconds. Junior Grant Regule placed first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.63. The quartet of Gao, Regule, senior Riley Williams and junior Gus Miller took first place in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:32.29. Additionally, the combination of Regule and sophomores Dylan Seiford, Zachary Totin and Danny Lesinski tallied a time of 1:24.5 in the 200 free relay to garner gold.

The Lady Tigers also posted a relay sweep. Seniors Natalie Sens and Greta Mott and sophomores Tori Tieppo and Dani Hinkson won the 200 medley relay in 1:44.89. The combo of Sens, junior Julianne Weaver and sophomores Eva Ogden and Claire Bacu repeated as champions in the 200 free relay, clocking in at 1:35.55.

Individually, Hinkson grabbed gold in the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.48 and Sens finished first in the 100 butterfly in 54.74.

Additional medal winners for the NA Boys included junior Miller’s with a second-place showing in the 200 IM and Totin’s third-place finish in the 100 butterfly. The Lady Tigers brought home additional hardware thanks to Bacu’s second-place finish in the 200 freestyle and Hinkson’s third-place performance in the 100 butterfly. For full results from day one of the WPIAL Class AAA championships, click here.

North Allegheny will look to build on its lead in the second and final day of the WPIAL Swimming Championships beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday.

NA Girls Sweep WPIAL Diving For 3rd time in Last 4 Years, Lola Malarky Wins Gold

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For the third time in the last four seasons, the North Allegheny girls’ diving team swept the top three spots atop the podium at the WPIAL Class AAA Diving Championships. Junior Lola Malarky won WPIAL gold, while junior Juliet Hood placed second and sophomore Maggie Lapina took third place.

Malarky took top honors with a final score of 510.55 and will qualify for states for the third time in her career. Malarky placed fourth as a freshman and won WPIAL bronze last season as a sophomore. Malarky is the 13th champion at Class 3A to post a score over 500.00. She is also North Allegheny’s fourth different WPIAL champion in the 1-meter dive and captured the school’s ninth title overall. She joins Nikki Joa (1993), Christina Shi (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023), and Jaime Tomazich (1994, 1995, 1996) among the Tigers’ winners.

Hood claimed second place with a final score of 470.15 and Lapina won bronze with a score of 412.90. Both Hood and Lapina qualify for the PIAA diving championships. For a look at all scoring from the WPIAL girls’ diving championships, click here.

In 2020, North Allegheny’s Christina Shi, Maya Ennis and Zoe Ky made history as the first divers from the same school to finish first, second and third at the WPIAL diving championship. A year later, that same trio did it again. The triumvirate of Malarky, Hood and Lapina repeated that feat with a 1-2-3 finish on Saturday, creating a dynasty of dominance for the NA divers against WPIAL competition.

For the NA Boys, sophomore Ethan Maravich finished in fifth place with a final score of 385.85. The top four divers advanced to the PIAA championships, meaning that Maravich narrowly missed out on qualifying for states. For a look at all diving scores in the WPIAL boys’ diving championships in Class AAA, click here.

North Allegheny will next take part in the WPIAL Class AAA Swimming Championships on Feb. 29 – March 1 at Trees Pool on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The NA Girls will take a total of 53 team points into the Swimming Championships thanks to the 1-2-3 performance by the NA Divers (20, 17 and 16 points). NA’s 53 points is a good head start ahead of Mars (26), Fox Chapel (18), Seneca Valley (17) and Upper St. Clair (16).