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February 20. 2013 12:42AM
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WILKES-BARRE – The Holy Redeemer girls and Dallas boys teams share enough similarities that they resemble one another's recent histories.


Both three-time defending District 2 Class 2A champions own a heavy nucleus of talent across the board, and are tremendously difficult to beat in the relay events.


So by now, Holy Redeemer and Dallas swimming and diving teams have become so accustomed to each other they could have scripted the match. The Royal girls posted a 104-76 victory over the Mountaineers, while the Dallas boys similarly pinned a 119-64 win over the Redeemer.


Our guys are pretty consistent with what we've been getting out of practices and earlier meets, Dallas coach Romayne Mosier said. Even if they aren't dropping their times, they're staying consistent. We have a lot of meets coming up on our schedule, and if we can drop a little bit of time and stay on course each race, I'll be happy.


Fresh off a school-record setting performance against Delaware Valley, Marcus Wagner clocked in at a 5:01.79 in the 500 free. Wagner also claimed the 200 free.


Brian Stepniak cracked the area's top-five 100 back times with a 59.86-second victory, to go with his win in the 50 free. The 200 free and 400 free relay teams secured impressive times in first-place finishes.


Jack Matusiak was a multi-race winner with victories in the 200 IM and 100 fly. Patrick Madaya led a trio of Mountaineers in diving with a 221.25 score.


I'm never surprised by them, Mosier said. Or I should say they never cease to amaze me. Some of our other guys like Patrick Gelso saw significant drops in time.


Swimmers returned from their most grueling part of training – two-a-day practices over the so-called ‘Winter Break.' Holy Redeemer coach Mara Pawlenok says this part of the season is when her team's times routinely begin to significantly drop.


We received some good times out of the kids, she said. We just came off Christmas break practices. It was grueling. The kids worked. We did some doubles, and a lot of lifting. I thought we swam well today for the kind of workouts we had.


Julie Ann Mahle produced her top outing of the year in the 100 free (57.36 seconds), and clocked in a winning 57.36 seconds in the 100 free.


She had a nice 100 free and a nice 100 back, Pawlenok said. That's the kind of speed we expect from her. More importantly, she's learned to do a couple things right as far as the kicks off the wall and the turn over.


Bethany Chmil tried her hand in a distance event, posting an impressive time in a second-place showing in the 500 free behind Dallas' Kayla Augustine. Chmil took first in the 200 IM. Mallory Kusakavitch swam to a first-place finish (1:19.14) in the 100 breast.


We sat down over Christmas and decided we wanted to give some of the kids an opportunity to get some good times in different events, Bethany doesn't swim the 500 but had a pretty nice time. Also, Mallory swam a pretty good time in the 100 breast. We had some interested performances by some of our freshmen as well.


Augustine had the top spot in two events (500 free, 100 fly) for the Mountaineers. Freshman Felicia Brittain enjoyed a win in the 50 free at 27.89 seconds.


Kelsey Williams posted a 229.95 score in diving in a winning effort.



GIRLS Holy Redeemer 104, Dallas 76


200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HR (Julie Ann Mahle, Mallory Kusakavitch, Nell Chmil, Bethany Chmil) 2:04.58, 2. DAL, 3. HR; 200 FREE – 1. HR Rachel Finnegan 2:05.50, 2. HR Lucy Reilly, 3. DAL Abby Berger; 200 IM – 1. HR B. Chmil 2:32.22; 2. DAL Krista Vivian, 3. DAL Sarah Fasulka; 50 FREE – 1. DAL Felicia Brittain 27.89, 2. HR N. Chmil; 3. HR Kellan Katra; DIVING – 1. HR Kelsey Williams 229.95, 2. HR. Reilly Williams; 100 FLY – 1. DAL Kaylin Augustine 1:06.57, 2. HR N. Chmil, 3. DAL Wendy Greenwood; 100 FREE – 1. HR Mahle 57.36, 2. DAL Brittain, 3. DAL Lauren Finnegan; 500 FREE – 1. DAL Augustine 5:49.99, 2. HR B. Chmil, 3. HR Katra; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. DAL (Amanda Schwertdam, Lauren Rando, Greenwood, Joy Nave) 1:51.16, 2. HR, 3. DAL; 100 BACK – 1. HR Mahle 1:02.68, 2. HR Reilly, 3. DAL Rando; 100 BREAST – 1. HR Kusakavitch 1:19.14, 2. DAL Fasulka, 3. DAL Vivian; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HR (Finnegan, Katra, Reilly, Mahle) 4:05.22, 2. DAL, 3. DAL.


 



BOYS Dallas 119, Holy Redeemer 64


200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HR (Cody Smith, Terry Vrabec, George Evans, Mike Dubinski) 1:50.49, 2. DAL, 3. HR; 200 FREE – 1. DAL Marcus Wagner 1:49.88, 2. DAL Ezra Moore, 3. HR Evans; 200 IM – 1. DAL Jack Matusiak 2:12.00, 2. HR Cody Smith, 3. DAL Porter Luksic; 50 FREE – 1. DAL Brian Stepniak 22.94, 2. HR Dubinski, 3. DAL Patrick Gelso; DIVING – 1. DAL Patrick Madaya 221.25, 2. DAL Connor Motley, 3. DAL Nick Malkemes; 100 FLY – 1. DAL Matusiak 58.92, 2. HR Vrabec, 3. DAL Owen Kiluk; 100 FREE – 1. HR Dubinski 53.65, 2. DAL Gelso, 3. HR Connor Thole; 500 FREE – 1. DAL Wagner 5:01.79, 2. DAL Moore, 3. HR Jason Hauze; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. DAL (Stepniak, Gelso, Matusiak, Wagner) 1:34.33, 2. HR, 3. DAL; 100 BACK – 1. DAL Stepniak 59.86, 2. HR Smith, 3. DAL Dominic Augustine; 100 BREAST – 1. HR Vrabec 106.28, 2. DAL Luksic, 3. DAL Reid Luksic; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. DAL (Wagner, Gelso, Matusiak, Stepniak) 3:35.62, 2. DAL, 3. HR.


Wyoming Valley West 107, Berwick 59

Wyoming Valley West's Colin Vest set a new pool and school record in the dive, recording a score of 363.85 in the Spartans' victory.


Ed Zawatski finished first in the 100 and 200 free while also swimming on the victorious 200 and 400 free relay teams. Cory Himlin (200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 500 free) and Thomas Missal (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 50 free, 100 back) were also multiple winners for the Spartans.



200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. WVW (Cory Himlin, Robert Jacobs, Thomas Missal, Sean McQueen) 2:00.29, 2. BER; 200 FREE – 1. WVW Ed Zawatski 1:49.99, 2. WVW Andrew Greenwald, 3. BER Tracy Guilliams; 200 IM – 1. WVW Jacobs 2:14.94, 2. WVW McQueen, 3. BER Troy Stair; 50 FREE – 1. WVW Missal 23.39, 2. WVW Himlin, 3. BER Mike Rehrig; DIVING – 1. WVW Colin Vest 363.85; 100 FLY – 1. WVW Greenwald 1:04.90, 2. BER Stair, 3. WVW Llyam McGlynn; 100 FREE – 1. WVW Zawatski 48.13, 2. BER Nate Eskin, 3. WVW Andrew Guarilia; 500 FREE – 1. WVW Himlin 5:18.37, 2. WVW McQueen, 3. BER Guilliams; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Zawatski, Missal, McQueen, Jacobs) 1:37.35, 2. BER, 3. BER;100 BACK – 1. WVW Missal 1:04.17, 2. WVW McGlynn, 3. BER Mike Rehrig; 100 BREAST – 1. WVW Jacobs 1:10.12, 2. BER Brandon Seely, 3. WVW Guarilia; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Zawatski, Greenwald, Himlin, McGlynn) 3:46.23, 2. BER.


Hazleton Area 118, Hanover Area 23

Hazleton Area won all but one event on its way to beating Hanover Area.


The Cougars had seven different swimmers finish first and swept seven events against an undermanned Hanover Area squad.




200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAZ (Tyler Palma, Ryan Paisley, Tyler Farley, Berny Perna), 1:54.09; 2. HAZ; 200 FREE – 1. HAZ Eddie Kovaks, 2:23.65; 2. HAN Sean Connelly; 3. HAZ Daniel Guerrero; 200 IM – 1. HAZ Kyle Steiner, 2:32.34; 2. HAZ Tyler Mintz; 3. HAZ Danny Synoski; 50 FREE – 1. HAN Tim Saltz, 27.66; 2. HAZ Randy Pineda; 3. HAZ Franklin Rivera; DIVING – No diving; 100 FLY – 1. HAZ Ryan Paisley, 54.83; 2. HAZ Kovaks; 100 FREE – 1. HAZ Farley, 54.32; 2. HAN Saltz; 3. HAN Rob Kinney; 500 FREE – 1. HAZ Mintz, 6:58.07; 2. HAZ Pena; 3. HAZ Pineda;200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ (Hamlet Ventura, Farley, Paisley, Palma), 1:40.78; 2. HAZ; 3. HAZ; 100 BACK – 1. HAZ Danny Synoski, 1:27.75; 2. HAN Kinney; 100 BREAST – 1. HAZ Jeff Hicks, 1:12.34; 2. HAZ Steiner; 3. HAZ Palma; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ (Daniel Guerrero, Pena, Hicks, Farley), 4:12.65; 2. HAZ


Tunkhannock 109, West Scranton 29

Tunkhannock won every event in a win at West Scranton.


James Proulx (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 50 free, 100 free) was a four-time winner for the Tigers.



200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. TUN (Stefan Sehne, Matt Miller, James Proulx, Jason Linden) 2:15.03, 2. TUN; 200 FREE – 1. TUN Joey Moffitt 2:02.63, 2. TUN Miller, 3. TUN Jacob Spencer; 200 IM – 1. TUN Trevor Dunning 2:45.27; 50 FREE – 1. TUN Proulx 24.45, 2. TUN Connor Hemme, 3. WS Joe Kane; DIVING – 1. TUN Sehne; 100 FLY – 1. TUN Jason Linden; 100 FREE – 1. TUN Proulx 54.56, 2. TUN Spencer, 3. WS Andrew Simpson; 500 FREE – 1. TUN Jake Skoronski 5:46.0, 2. TUN Matt Miller; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. TUN (Dunning, Proulx, Moffitt, Hemme) 1:44.52, 2. TUN, 3. WS; 100 BACK – 1. TUN Moffitt 1:09.5, 2. WS Kane; 100 BREAST – 1. TUN Skoronski 1:20.11, 2. TUN Dunning, 3. WS Lutchko; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. TUN (Miller, Moffitt, Hemme, Lindell) 4:07, 2. WS.


GIRLS


Wyoming Valley West 122, Berwick 61

Wyoming Valley West won all but one event in its victory.


Morgan Hanadel (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 50 free, 100 breast) was a four-time winner for the Spartans, while Desiree Holena (200 medley relay, 200 IM, 400 free relay) was part of three first-place finishes.


Taylor Andress won the 100 back for Berwick.



200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. WVW (Nicole Chipego, Brianna Gaylets, Morgan Hanadel, Desiree Holena) 2:08.84, 2. BER, 3. WVW; 200 FREE – 1. WVW Alexandria Plant 2:12.36, 2. BER Lizzie Dyer, 3. WVW Syrah Musto; 200 IM – 1. WVW Holena 2:35.37, 2. WVW Chipego, 3. BER Taylor Andress; 50 FREE – 1. WVW Hanadel 26.42, 2. BER Alicia Skeath, 3. WVW Holena; DIVING – 1. WVW Karina Zabresky 226.9, 2. BER Amanda O'Kane, 3. BER Desiree Margani; 100 FLY – 1. WVW Gaylets 1:11.54, 2. WVW Lydia Ellsworth, 3. BER Veronica Shoemaker; 100 FREE – 1. WVW Chipego 1:04.19, 2. WVW Elizabeth Wood, 3. BER Skeath; 500 FREE – 1. WVW Plant 5:52.24, 2. WVW Ellsworth, 3. BER Dyer; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Hanadel, Ellsworth, Wood, Plant) 1:52.41, 2. BER, 3. WVW; 100 BACK – 1. BER Andress 1:10.45, 2. WVW Gaylets, 3. WVW Holena; 100 BREAST – 1. WVW Hanadel 1:21.0, 2. BER Shoemaker, 3. BER Steph Parker; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. WVW (Holena, Plant, Gaylets, Ellsworth) 4:06.22, 2. WVW, 3. BER.


Hazleton Area 92, Hanover Area 77

Hazleton Area's seven first-place finishes were good enough to secure the victory.


Becca Yannes was part of the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays while also winning the 200 free for the Cougars, while Felicia Grego (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 500 free) scored three wins as well.



200 MEDLEY RELAY – 1. HAZ (Hailey Kendall, Becca Yannes, Felicia Grego, Doni Matrone), 2:12.54; 2. HAN; 3. HAZ200 FREE – 1. HAZ Yannes, 2:06.57; 2. HAZ Grego; 3. HA N Bryanna Eichler; 200 IM – 1. HAZ Kendall, 2:32.97; 2. HAN, Alicia Saltz; 3. HAZ Heidi Zapotocky; 50 FREE – 1. HAN Kayla Keating, 26.54; 2. HAN Melina Good; 3. HAZ Candace Ferrari; DIVING – No diving; 100 FLY – 1. HAN Kim Pericci, 1:05.69; 2. HAN Saltz; 3. HAZ Morgan O'Hara; 100 FREE – 1. HAZ Katelynn Pleban, 1:02.45; 2. HAN Sara Belles; 3. HAZ Zapoticky; 500 FREE – 1. HAZ Grego, 5:45.79; 2. HAZ Matrone; 3. HAN Bryanna Eichler; 200 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ (Kendall, Grego, Podlesney, Yannes), 1:49.12; 2. HAN; 3. HAZ100 BACK – 1. HAN Belles, 1:10.97; 2. HAZ Pleban; 3. HAN Jess Rutkoski; 100 BREAST – 1. HAN Keating, 1:18.36; 2. HAZ Kendall; 3. HAN Good; 400 FREE RELAY – 1. HAZ (Yannes, Ayla Triano, Podlesney, O'Hara), 4:09.34; 2. HAN; 3. HAN




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