The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Returning state champs, veterans and newcomers have swimmers aiming high


December 1, 2021

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Girls swimming team members include, in front, from left, Timber Nobles, Isabel Sayer, Shayla Welch, Rylee Markell, Tierney Clarno, Jenna Wolthuis, Payton Brookfield and Autumn Ice. In the rear, from left, are Taryn Abbott, Peyton Markell, Meagan Baham, Malia Hewitt, Jamie Seward, Kirsten Sautel and Chloe Tyler. Not pictured are Nora Pettner and Emerson Martineau.

Following a second-place finish at last year's state swimming championships, Sweet Home's girls are back to seek what new Head Coach A. Jay Bronson believes is an attainable goal: their fourth state championship.

Sweet Home's swimming dominance on the girls side began in 2016, when the Huskies, led by Luci Davis, began a string of state trophies that included first-place finishes again in 2017 and 2019, the latter with the arrival of Chloe Tyler, Malia "Josie" Hewitt and Jamie Seward.

Those girls came to the high school from the Sweet Home Swim Club, and they are joined this year by anoth...

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