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SH swimmers return real talent, but depth may be shallow


December 4, 2019

BOYS SWIMMING team members are, from left, Coach Doug Peargin, Jacob Kennedy, Vince Drake, Micah Wright, Chase Lopez, Hunter Calderwood, William Hawken and Assistant Coach Joel Gunselman.

Coming off a year in which Sweet Home's girls delivered a shocker by upsetting higher-seeded teams to win the state swimming title, the Huskies are looking at a very "tough" 4A/3A/2A/1A field as their 2019-20 season begins.

"We've lost a couple of pretty good kids," said Coach Doug Peargin, who is beginning his 49th year at the helm for the Huskies. And that's the girls – the Husky boys are "really, really rookies."

After a "tremendous" performance by Sweet Home in the girls championships last spring by senior Sarah Hewitt, junior Megan Hager and three freshmen, Malia Hewitt, Jamie Sew...

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