Kennedy junior Jacob Miller becomes first Trojan in school history to qualify for state swimming championships


North Marion

The North Marion boys swim team placed third at the 2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 3 Championships on Saturday, qualifying for the state championship meet in six events.

The Huskies were led by the program's relay teams and junior Lucas Toth, who advanced to the state meet as an individual in two events.

Toth will compete at state in the 200-yard individual medley, where he ranked fifth in the state meet ranks with a time of 2:15.03. He will also take to the pool in the 100-yard freestyle, where he ranks 10th out of 12 qualifiers with a time of 51.86.

Rounding out the individual qualifiers for North Marion was fellow junior Ben Netter in the 100-yard butterfly, ranking 11th overall with a time of 1:04.69.

In the team relays, the North Marion boys qualified in the 200 medley, the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle.

The Huskies look strongest in the 200 freestyle, ranking fifth among qualified teams after Joe Torian, Netter, Logan Grabill-Brown and Toth posted a time of 1:38.26 at districts.

The quartet nearly matched their performance in the 400 freestyle, and rank sixth among qualified teams with a time of 3:39.81.

In the 200 medley, Kacalek joined Netter, Torian and Grabill-Brown to post the 10th-best time of the state qualifiers at 1:56.94.

The 2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Swimming State Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.


Kennedy High School junior Jacob Miller became the first Trojan in school history to qualify for the state swimming championships.

Miller punched his ticket to state in two events in the Kennedy swim program's second year of operation. Miller posted the fifth-best time among 4A/3A/2A/1A state qualifiers in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:19.59, and has the 11th-best time in the 200 freestyle at 1:58.74.

The 2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Swimming State Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center in Beaverton.


North Marion boys

The North Marion boys picked up a 78-71 win over the Madras White Buffaloes on Friday in their lone game last week.

The Huskies (12-9, 6-1 Tri-Valley) have won six of their past seven contests and are tied with Gladstone (15-6, 6-1) atop the league standings with three games left in the regular season.

North Marion girls

The No. 2 North Marion girls continue to add to their lead in the Tri-Valley Conference after picking up another victory last week at Madras.

The Huskies (16-5, 7-0) beat the hosting White Buffaloes 56-47 on Friday and hold a two-game lead over Madras (13-7, 5-2) with three games left in the regular season.

Gervais girls

The No. 10 Gervais girls wrapped up their regular season on Feb. 5 with a 44-28 victory over the Culver Bulldogs to finish second in the Tri-River Conference standings.

The Cougars (17-7, 10-4) will host a league playoff game on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. against either Western Christian (13-10, 9-5) or No. 8 Santiam (18-8, 8-6).

Kennedy boys

The No. 6 Trojans (19-6, 13-3 Tri-River) finished the regular season with a 74-35 rout over the No. 9 Sheridan Spartans (18-6, 11-5) on Feb. 6 and await either the Spartans or Santiam (19-6, 11-5) in a home league playoff game on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Kennedy girls

The No. 1 Kennedy girls (24-1, 14-0 Tri-River) finished its regular season league schedule unbeaten with a 66-19 victory over Sheridan (1-21, 0-14) on Feb. 6.

The Trojans await an opponent to be determined in the Tri-River Conference championship game on Friday.

St. Paul boys

The St. Paul boys basketball team saw its eight-game win streak snapped on Friday in a 74-56 loss to Crosshill Christian (17-5, 11-4).

The Buckaroos (17-6, 13-2 Casco League) still hold a one-game lead over the Perrydale Pirates (17-7, 12-3) with one game left on the league schedule against Falls City (10-13, 8-7).

St. Paul girls

The No. 1 St. Paul (24-0, 15-0) girls clinched the Casco League title last week with an 81-16 win over Crosshill Christian on Friday.

The Bucks await a to-be-determined opponent in the league tournament championship game on Saturday.

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