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Huskies leave doubters in their wake to bring home state swim trophies


February 21, 2018

HOLDING THEIR HARDWARE are, in front, from left, Seth Wright, Rawlins Lupoli, Rowland Lupoli, Stewart Curtis and Dakota Seward. In the rear, from left, are Coach Joel Gunselman, Bradley Wolthuis, Mia Davis, Megan Hager, Sarah Hewitt, Lauren Yon and Coach Doug Peargin.

By Sean Morgan

Of The New Era

The Sweet Home High School girls and boys swim teams exceeded expectations – except maybe their own – finishing second in girls and fourth in boys at the state 4A/3A/2A/1A swimming championships Saturday, Feb. 17, at Mt. Hood Community College.

The Huskies also won five individual state titles, in five events.

"They did everything they could do today," said Coach Doug Peargin. "They couldn't have placed any higher. We were hoping for a top-four finish in both. I could not be any prouder."

His teams just didn't have the numbers other schools did this year,...

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