The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Girls set to defend state swimming title, but district may be tough


November 29, 2016

GIRLS SWIMMING TEAM members are, in front, from left: Katrina Reynolds, Hikari Kawai, Ella Parker, Torree Hawken, Jessica Coats, Kristen Adams, Madeline Neuschwander and Rebekah Fassler. In rear, from left, are Milah Weld, Elizabeth Adams, Megan Hager, Elea Hewitt, Coach Doug Peargin, Sarah Hewitt, Lucia Davis, Mia Davis and Lauren Yon.

Coming off its first girls state championship ever, Sweet Home’s swim team looks like a good bet to challenge again for that title.

It’s the district meet that has Coach Doug Peargin a little worried.

“We’re going to be solid in the girls, but we don’t have big numbers,” he said. “We have 14 girls. That’s going to hurt us at districts.”

The Huskies are indeed a little thinner than last year, when they had 20 swimmers on the girls side.

The boys, who have placed third at state the last two years, are back with all their district and state scorers from last spring’s c...

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