Swimmers, missing some teammates, come up short at Newport meet


January 17, 2017

Sweet Home’s girls, missing some top swimmers, still managed a second-place finish to Tillamook Friday, Jan. 13, while the boys placed third behind Newport and Philomath.

Coach Doug Peargin was just happy to see his swimmers in lanes by themselves.

“After having half our meets canceled because of weather, it was nice to finally get a meet in,” he said. “Newport and Tillamook are the power teams on the coast and it’s nice to see how we fare against them at this point in the season.”

Despite the absences in the lineup, “the ones who went to Newport swam pretty well,” Pearg...

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