Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.
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Oakland Catholic alum and Virginia sophomore Leah Smith competes at the NCAA championships March 21 where she won the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. The Mount Lebanon native will hope to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics next year.

Former Oakland Catholic swimming star has Olympic dreams

After winning two NCAA swimming titles, Leah Smith will spend the next year competing for a chance to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro.


 U.S. Paralympian Lex Gillette speaks to a panel about his training as a blind athlete at Dick’s Sporting Goods’ headquarters in Findlay. At his right is Kerri Walsh Jennings, three-time Olympic gold medal winner in volleyball.

Dick's offering jobs to Olympic athletes in sponsorship deal

The Findlay sporting goods company will get Olympic-level expertise in selling its equipment, while athletes get flexibility in scheduling



 Christa Harmotto Dietzen - Captain of 2014 U.S. world champions

Sportswoman of the Year: Christa Harmotto-Dietzen a winner above all else

For as stellar an athlete as she is on a volleyball court, the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year is an even better leader and winner.



 The Parkettes, from left, Margzetta Frazier, Megan Freed, Christina Desiderio, Molly Frack and Taylor Lawson are representing Pennsylvania in the P&G National Gymnastics Championships this week at Consol Energy Center.

Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect

Gone are the days of a "perfect 10" in gymnastics, replaced by a more detailed, accurate system that combines difficulty and execution.



 Former U.S. Olympic team member Alice Coachman became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal with her win in the high jump in the 1948 Olympics in London.

Obituary: Alice Coachman / First black woman to win Olympic gold

Alice Coachman her pathbreaking athletic career running on the dirt roads of Georgia.


Hockey Watch


Keith caps Conn Smythe performance with game-winning goal

CHICAGO (AP) ??? Duncan Keith rarely tired and never wavered during one of the most dominant postseason performances in NHL


AP Sportlight

1922 ??? Gene Sarazen edges Bobby Jones and John Black to win the U.S. Open tournament.



 

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