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North swimmers end season on high note

North Catholic’s swimming quartet of Luke Lamb, John Lamb, Matthew Littleton and Jackson Kress closed the season with a very strong performance at the PIAA Class 2A championship meet.

They placed fourth in the boys 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of three minutes, 12.01 seconds Thursday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.

The effort came a day after the foursome finished second in the 200 medley relay at 1:34.84.

In the backstroke, Luke Lamb was fifth (50.73) and Kress (52.16) was eighth.

The top eight in each event earned a medal.

During the two-day event, Freeport sophomore Kira Schrecongost earned two medals, placing third in the butterfly (56.16) and sixth in the individual medley (2:07.31).

Knoch’s Giona Lavorini finished third in the breaststroke (1:03.12) and eighth in the IM (2:08.51).

Katie Reott, of Moniteau, earned a trip to the medal stand by placing fifth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.07.

Slippery Rock’s girls 200 freestyle relay squad of Ann-Katherine Burns, Natalie Double, Season Grant and Grace Olshanski swam a time of 1:40.84 to place sixth and break the school record in the event.

Boys Tennis

North Catholic’s doubles teams of Alex Foubert/Braeden Golla and Wills Kontul/Alex Weber both won as the Trojans defeated Seneca Valley, 4-1.

Michael deVyver picked up the Raiders’ win at No. 1 singles.

North Catholic 4, Seneca Valley 1

Singles: 1-Michael deVyver (SV) def. Alex Garvey 7-6, 3-6, 6-4; 2-Justin Kontul (NC) def. Mark Evelsizer 6-2, 6-1; 3-Justin Garvey (NC) def. Nathan Craig 6-2, 7-5

Doubles: 1-Wills Kontul/Alex Weber (NC) def. Peter Ko/Tom Beresynak 6-4, 0-6, 6-2; 2-Alex Foubert/Braeden Golla (NC) def. Eric Chen/Logan McKinney 6-3, 6-4

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