The Cleveland High swim team won a recent tri-meet, defeating Ooltewah and the Chattanooga School for Arts and Science.
Cleveland placed first with 140 points, Ooltewah was second with 120 point and CSAS was third with 108 points.
On the Lady Raiders’ side the score was Cleveland 76, Ooltewah 63, CSAS 60.
The Lady Raiders were led by Abigail Jones who recorded two first place finishes — 50-meter freestyle (27.39) and the 100m freestyle (101.46). Suzanna Liner was first in the 500 free with a time of 6:32.26 and second in the 200 free at 2:25.28.
Adding scoring for the Lady Raiders were Merdith Borst, who was third in the 200 free at 2:33.88, and Chandler Nichols with a pair of third place finishes — 200 IM (244.75) and 100 backstroke (116.36). Allysa Raspa took third in the 50 free (29.70), while Lauren Borst had two third place finishes — 100 butterfly (114.19) and 100 breaststroke (124.41). Briley Moore finished third in the 500 free at 7:20.50.
The Raiders outpaced their opponent,s earning 64 points to Ooltewah’s 57 points and CSAS's effort of 48 points.
The Blue Raiders were led by Logan Foley who placed first in the 50 free (26.47) and second in the 500 free (6:33.65).
Guy Shelton won the 100 back with a time of 1:07.48, plus placed third in the 200 free at 2:13.17.
Nelson Chung sported a pair of second place finishes — 200 IM (2:20.99) and 100 back (1:16.26). Jason Chung placed second in the 100 breast (1:14.16) and third in the 200 IM (2:24.89). AJ Schroder was third in the 500 free at 7:35.90.
“This was a good effort by a small number of swimmers, with half of our squad sidelined by illness and apathy,” stated coach Davis. “I am very proud of the effort these individuals put forth and am pleased with the win against local competition. These other programs are building their teams and it's good to see the Chattanooga region building the sport of swimming on the high school level.”
Bearstangs earn first win
In an historic first win for the combined Walker Valley and Bradley Central swim team, the Bearstangs outscored Cocke County 137-99.
This first dual meet win for the countywide high school team featured 18 swimmers who traveled to Newport and scored points in both boys and girls events.
The boys on the team were very competitive in several individual events and scored two-thirds of the total points.
The winning boys’ medley relay team featured Collin Gwaltney, Joe Keller, Christian Torbett and Patric Schultz, while the boys’ winning 200 freestyle relay team featured Patrick Schultz, Christian Fetzner, Joe Keller and Torbett.
The first place girls’ freestyle relay team featured Celeste Benton, Morgan Miller, Haley Brock and Jordyn Joyner.
Double winners included Torbett in 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, plus Bristol Snider in 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle.
The Bearstangs traveled to University of Tennessee Saturday for Ray Bussard invitational at the Jones Aquatic Center. The team is very excited about the first win and continues to practice hard with the goal of more strong finishes during the remainder of the four-month season.
Lady Colts (8th)
down Baylor by 26
The Ocoee Middle eighth-grade girls claimed an easy 45-19 victory over a shorthanded Baylor squad recently to improve to 9-0 on the hoop season.
With two of Baylor’s top players injured, the Lady Colts raced out to a 16-2 lead at the first break and were up by 25 points at the intermission.
The two teams were within a point of each other during the final two frames before OMS secured the 26-point win.
“We played well, getting off to a fast start with our press and hard-nosed defense,” stated Lady Colt coach Joe Spencer. “We had good scoring throughout the game. I’m really proud of our girls, and we only wish Baylor would have been at full strength.”
Kaley Walker and Halle Hughes led the OMS offense with 11 and 10 points respectively. E.K. Brown helped out with eight points and led the victors with 10 rebounds and six steals.
Mia Patel pumped in a half dozen points and handed out three assists, while Laney Houston dealt five helps and netted four points.
Cy Cy White also garnered four points, while cleaning the glass for eight rebounds. Jillian Walker and Julia McGuire added a bucket apiece.
Lady Colts (6th) notch
two more victories
Ocoee Middle’s sixth-grade girls hoops squad notched two more victories this week to stay perfect at 15-0 so far this season.
The Lady Colts defeated Rhea Central’s seventh-graders 38-18 and Meigs County by a score of 33-2.
Leading 23-5 at the half, the bench was able to come in and contribute a team total of 15 points.
Macy Nipper led the team with eight points while Kaleigh Hughes contributed with seventh.
Abbey Davis had six points, along with Kyndall Gibson, who came in off the bench to put in six points.
Brittany Dilbeck had four, Anna Roberts three, while Hannah Lombard and Madison Rue had two each.
Against Meigs, the Lady Colts played tremendous defense, not allowing a single point for three quarters.
Another night of balanced scoring was led by Hughes with six, while Gibson and Alyssa Avratin put in five each.
Miraina Patel added four points, while Lombard, Roberts, Nipper, Mary Humphries, Sarah Knipp, Davis and Gracie Fowler pitched in with two each.
CMS (8th) boys
drop another nail-biter
“We lost another nail-biter,” stated coach J.P. Westfield after his Cleveland Middle School eighth-grade boys dropped a 39-37 decision to North Middle. “The game was a battle that really tested the mental toughness of the team and coaches.”
The Raider effort was topped by a double-double from Spencer Goode, who tallied 19 points, 10 rebounds, plus blocked three shots. Taye Cobb helped out with five points for CMS.