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Swimming: Girls win at Newport


January 3, 2018

Sweet Home ‘s girls won a five-way meet Thursday, Dec. 28, featuring competition the Huskies don’t see regularly outside of the state meet – Newport, Seaside, Taft and Toledo.

The boys were second, with 259 points behind host Newport (459), and ahead of Taft (241), Seaside (73) and Toledo (43).

Sweet Home’s girls scored 424 points, ahead of Newport (325), Seaside (181), Taft (180) and Toledo (80).

Coach Doug Peargin said the experience of Newport’s new $9 million aquatic center, with an eight-lane pool, made the trip worth it for his young swimmers. The facility, completed a...

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