Friday, February 22, 2008

Schenley Hoopers: Boys snag City championship again -- Swim Fast Too!

Schenley -- in its last year (we hope not) as a wonderful, true urban high school -- is in its championship run. Last season, the Schenley boys hardcourt team was STATE CHAMPION. This year is different, but just as good in the city-league title game. Boys win:
Schenley snags City championship - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Schenley snags City championship
Next up for the guys, a March 1 date against the #3 WPIAL team.

Girls get second, by 1 point:
Westinghouse nips Schenley girls in City basketball title Westinghouse nips Schenley girls in City basketball title
In other, personal Schenley sports news, I had the pleasure of leading Tuesday's Schenley swim team workout. The swimmers, both boys and girls, are in the city championship swim meet this Saturday at Pitt's Trees Hall (around noon).

For years, the swim competition in the city has been dominated by 'Dice.' I don't know how long their streak is. But, the Dice domination is impressive.

This year, Schenley's teams want to break the traditions.

In the heat sheet -- after all the points are scored based upon the seeded times -- Alderdice girls win by only six points. That's a very close meet.

I gave the team nearly two hours of a tapered workout -- stressing starts, turns, finishes and end of season knowledge.

I was impressed with the squad's capacity to listen and follow new leadership from a guest coach. The team has good depth, good talent, and some athlete leadership as well. They'll do well at the city meet -- and I expect it to be a wild meet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both the boys and girls basketball teams for an exciting evening of basketball. The boys won the city league championship for the 4th time in a row and will represent us in the Quad A playoffs. The girls lost a heartbreaker in the final 2 seconds but will also move on to the Quad A playoffs. Good luck to both teams!

The all-city swim championship will be held tomorrow at 12 noon at Trees Hall, Pitt campus. After some nudging (2 emails and 2 phone calls) the board finally put the information on its web site. Good luck to all of our swimmers.