Castle girls take SIAC meet

The Castle girls swimming team stood at the top of the podium more than once Saturday afternoon.

The girls took first place against SIAC opponents in the conference meet Saturday afternoon with several first place wins. Meanwhile, the boys made waves of their own taking second place overall.

Junior Kaitlyn Porter lead the girls with first place wins in both the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard butterfly. Joining Porter was senior Hannah Haerle with a first place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke race, senior Colleen Ray with the top spot in diving and freshman Lauren Matuscak with first in the 100 yard freestyle race.

The boys may not have taken first overall, but they brought several individual and relay first place finishes. Senior Sam Titzer lead the pack with first place finishes in the 200 yard and 500 yard freestyle races followed closely by senior Robert Hass with first place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle race and the 100 yard butterfly race. Also bringing home

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first place finishes were junior Tommy Walker in the 200 yard individual medley, sophomore Braden Rollins in the 100 yard freestyle race, the 200 yard medley relay team and the 200 yard freestyle relay team.

While the girls gear up for sectional prelims on Thursday, Jan. 31, and sectional finals on Saturday, Feb. 2, the boys will have to wait for sectionals until prelims on Thursday, Feb. 14, and sectional finals on Saturday, Feb. 16.

BHS boys take second in a close shave

The Boonville boys swimming and diving team finished second at Big 8 meet, missing the championship by one point.

The Pioneers brought home several strong first place finishes, but ultimately took second in the conference meet. Meanwhile, the girls took several victories of their own taking third overall.

For the boys, the relay team of freshman Blaine Hinton, junior Tyler bray, senior Abram Taylor-Schroeder and senior Grant Willis took first place in both the 200 yard freestyle relay and the 400 yard freestyle relay. Willis also took two individual wins while Hinton, Bray and freshman Levi McKinney also took one first place finish each.

For the girls, senior Jordan Grimes came out on top in the 100 yard backstroke race.

Now, the girls will gear up for sectional prelims on Thursday, Jan. 31, and sectional finals on Saturday, Feb. 2, while the boys take on Tecumseh and Evansville Christian at home tonight (Thursday) at 5 p.m. after taking on Reitz and Central on the road at Lloyd Bathing Pavilion in Evansville after press time on Tuesday.

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