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Coach: Swimmers get unexpected help from lower placers in wins


December 20, 2017

Coach Doug Peargin was pretty pleased with his swimmers last week after they beat two of the three schools he considers the Huskies’ toughest competition: Salem Academy and Philomath, in a four-team meet at home Thursday, Dec. 14.

The girls won with 192 points over Salem Academy (94), Philomath (74) and Stayton (44).

The boys’ competition was closer, with the Huskies on top with 174 points, ahead of Salem Academy (156), Philomath (111) and Stayton (67).

“This was our best overall meet of the year,” Peargin said. “Salem Academy, Philomath and Sisters will be our biggest challenge...

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