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Swimming: Indians gear up for league championships

Scappoose will host the Cowapa League championships on Feb. 7 at the Eisenschmidt pool


The Scappoose swim team split their dual-meet action on Thursday, Jan. 30, with the girls' team beating Banks, and both teams falling to Astoria.

The boys' team, which has suffered due to illnesses and other commitments in the last several weeks, was once again without several familiar faces but still managed to perform well. The boys struggled to place in most events behind a larger and more experienced Astoria team. And without the efforts of senior Sam Herscovitz, they wouldn't have come close. Herscovitz won the 200 butterfly and 100 backstroke, picking up 12 team points for the Indians. On a personal level, though, his meet carried a lot more weight.

“Sam Herscovitz came within a half second of the school record in the 100 butterfly,” said Tribe head coach David Richmond. “He's getting better and better each time he swims it. He's been working his tail off and takes feedback here and there that helps him get better and better. He's got a great shot at it and I think he'll get it.”

The girls' team, with their greater numbers, had a much stronger showing. Junior Stefany Alvarez won the girls' 50 freestyle, a break from her usual events, and was the only swimmer to finish first for Scappoose as the Indians beat Banks 108-20, but lost to Astoria 86-62.

The Cowapa League championships will be held at the Eisenschmidt Pool in St. Helens on Friday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m., making the dual meet in Astoria a good chance to rest, change things up and prepare for the final scheduled meet of the season.

“Overall, it was a good final tuneup,” said Richmond. “It was harder for the kids to get up for it just being a dual meet, but we had some kids try new events that will benefit them in the next two meets.”

Richmond said the team will focus on the little things like starts and turns ahead of the championships, which will hopefully see a full squad for the first time in several weeks.

“This is the best time of the season,” said Richmond. “It's always exciting when you reach February. We're looking to really close strong here the last couple of weeks.”

RESULTS:

Astoria 82, Scappoose 36

Boys 200 medley relay – 1) Astoria, 2:05.45, 2) Scappoose (Sam Herscovitz, Jacob Harley, Connon Cason, Cody Zelmer), 2:19:41

Boys 200 freestyle – 1) Nick Janda (AST), 2:02.75, 2) Bryce Nurding (AST) 2:06.29, 3) Jacob Harley (SCA) 2:36.01

Boys 200 individual medley – 1) Jacob Hulti (AST), 2:59.17, 2) Connor Cason (SCA) 3:16.19

Boys 50 freestyle – 1) Spencer Johnston (AST), 31.55, 2) Christopher Zavalza (AST), 43.09, 3) Dylan Simmons (AST), 44.42

Boys 100 butterfly – 1) Sam Herscovitz (SCA), 1:01.99, 2) Riley Newton (AST), 1:11.74

Boys 100 freestyle – 1) Bryce Nurding (AST), 58.45, 2) Jacob Hulti (AST), 1:07.55

Boys 500 freestyle – 1) Nick Janda (AST), 5:32.44, 2) Spencer Johnston (AST), 7:04.09, 3) Jacob Harley (SCA) 7:25.01, 4) Connor Cason (SCA), 7:45.49

Boys 200 freestyle relay – 1) Astoria, 1:48.27

Boys 100 backstroke – 1) Sam Herscovitz (SCA), 1:03.28, 2) Riley Newton (AST), 1:10.05, 3) Dylan Simmons (AST), 1:54.45

Boys 100 breaststroke – 1) Christopher Zavalza (AST), 1:58.73

Astoria 86, Scappoose 62

Scappoose 108, Banks 20

Girls 200 medley relay – 1) Astoria, 2:12.45, 2) Scappoose (Mary Rotter, Stefany Alvarez, Kayla Miller, Kiara Single), 2:25.44, 3) Scappoose B (Lexi Broughton, Alisha Reisinger, Hailee Holmason, Macy Gray), 3:04.36

Girls 200 freestyle – 1) Aimee Schacher (AST) 2:31.93, 2) Morgan Postlewait (AST), 2:37.73, 3) Kayla Miller (SCA), 2:50.91, 4) Kiara Single (SCA) 2:53.25, 5) Mary Rotter (SCA), 2:57.69

Girls 200 individual medley – 1) Lucy Plews (BANKS), 2:52.34

Girls 50 freestyle – 1) Stefany Alvarez (SCA), 28.88, 2)Ashley Schacher (AST), 29.5, 3) Kendal Gustafson (AST), 31.10, 4) Annalise Cameron, (BANKS), 31.77, 5) Lauren Herscovitz (SCA), 33.26

Girls 100 butterfly – 1) Taylor Christie (AST), 1:08.53, 2) Lucy Plews (BANKS), 1:19.82, 3) Annalise (BANKS), 1:25.78, 4) Lindsey Marquardt (SCA), 1:39.61, 5) Shoshanna McCleary (AST), 1:43.73

Girls 100 freestyle – 1) Megan Sparks (AST), 1:07.38, 2) Kayla Miller (SCA), 1:13.72, 3) Lauren Herscovitz (SCA), 1:17.18, 4) Lexi Broughton (SCA), 1:37.44

Girls 500 freestyle – 1) Aimee Schacher (AST), 6:49.97, 2) Morgan Postlewait (AST), 7:02.35, 3) Lindsey Marquardt (SCA), 7:51.18, 4) Macy Gray (SCA), 8:11.98, 5) Baylee Maloney (SCA), 9:05.52

Girls 200 freestyle relay – 1) Astoria, 1:58.47, 2) Scappoose (Mary Rotter, Lexi Broughton, Lindsey Marquardt, Lauren Herscovitz), 2:20.81

Girls 100 backstroke – 1) Taylor Christie (AST), 1:10.01, 2) Megan Sparks (AST), 1:29.85, 3) Mary Rotter (SCA), 1:27.86, 4) Kiara Single (SCA), 1:33.61

Girls 100 breaststroke – 1) Kendal Gustafson (AST), 1:28.69, 2) Ashley Schacher (AST), 1:29.92, 3) Macy Gray (SCA), 1:42.83, 4) Alisha Reisinger (SCA), 2:05.91

Girls 400 freestyle relay – 1) Astoria, 4:48.39, 2) Scappoose A (Kiara Single, Lauren Herscovitz, Kayla Miller, Stefany Alvarez), 4:48.93, 3) Scappoose B (Baylee Maloney, Macy Gray, Hailee Holmason, Lindsey Marquardt), 5:47.45