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h., ,:, - January 4, 2012 Page 9 SPORTS Swimmers finish on top at Stayton Invitational Sweet Home's boys won the Stayton Invitational swim meet Thursday, Dec. 29, while the girls wound up in a dead-even tie with the hosts, The meet, held in Stayton's metric pool - nearly all other high school pools in the state are 25- yard pools - was chance to shake off the rust for the Huskies, Coach Doug Peargin said. "After two weeks of daily doubles over the Christmas break, we were ready to have a little fun with a swim meet," he said. "The kids have worked hard during the two-week break. We've had great attendance, hard practices, along with a little sickness, but despite all of the above we swam real well as a team." The boys scored 137 .points, far ahead of second-place Stay- ton's 62. In addition to wins in all three relays, individual winners for the boys were Zac Pearce, who led a 1-2-3 Husky finish in the 200 freestyle (2:10.07), Gravy Gunsel- man in the 50 Freestyle (27.17), Cory Martin in the 100 Backstroke (1:21.50), Sten Weld in the 400 Freestyle (5:45.66),Victor Stupin in the 100 Freestyle (1:05.35) and Don Rockstead in the 200 Individ- ual Medley (2:37.12). For the girls, who scored 100 points to tie Stayton, ahead of Cascade (87), Naomi Gunsel- man was a double winner, taking the 50 Freestyle (30.64) and 100 Freestyle (1:07.53). Other winners were Kimber Swanson in the 200 IM (3:05.70) and Emily Thompson in the 100 Breaststroke (1:32.49). Peargin nofed that the Stayton meet marks the half-way point for the Huskies' season. "From this point on we'll re- ally start looking for events that our swimmers will be swimming in the district and state meets," he said. "Our girls and boys teams are defending district champions and have their work cut out for them again this year. We still have some hard work and some big meets in front of us. We'll just have to See who's willing to step up to the challenge." Next up for the Huskies is a home meet with Central and Salem Academy at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Girls Top Three and Sweet Home Results Team Results - (1) Sweet 'Home 100; (1) Stayton 100; (3) Cascade 87 200 Meter Medley Relay - (1)Sweet Home (McKenzie Curtis, Emily Thompson, Naomi Gunselman, Kimber Swanson) 2:22.77; (2) Stayton 2:24.38; (3) Cascade 2:35.79; (4) Stayton "B" 2:49.55; (5) Cascade =B" 2:55.74; (6) Sweet Home "B" (Katie Turner, Shiho Harada, Emily Clabom, Anastasiya Domash- enko) 3:09.64. 200 Meter Freestyle - (1) Krysta Reynolds (Stayton) 2:31.99; (2) Julie Wallace (Stayton) 2:36.63; (3) Emily Thompson (SH) 2:41.06; (4) Katie Turner (SH) 2:59.67. 200 Meter Individual Medley - (1) Kimber Swanson (Sweet Home) 3:05.70; (2) Mcken- zie Curtis (Sweet Home) 3:19.89; (3) Cindy Enghouser (Cascade) 342.13 50 Meter Freestyle - (1) Naomi Gunselman (Sweet Home) 30.64; (2) Aleya Hill (Stayton) 31.16; (3)Alex Romero (Cascade) 32.20; (6) Paige Sanders (Sweet Home) 35.45; (16)An- astasiya Domashenko (Sweet Home) 47.05; (18) Ana Chang (Sweet Home) 50.16 100 Meter Butterfly - No Sweet Home Com- petitors 100 Meter Freestyle - (1) Naomi Gunselman (Sweet Home) 1:07.53; (2)Aleya Hill (Stay- ton) 1:10.64; (3) Krysta Reynolds (Stayton) 1:12.43; (5) Paige Sanders (Sweet Home) 1:22.43; (7) Shiho Harada (Sweet Home) 1:34.86 400 Meter Freestyle - (1) Julie Wallace (Stayton) 5:33.12; (2) Kimber Swanson (Sweet Home) 5:35.06, (3)Lilly Barns (Cas- cade) 6:16.94; (4) Emily Claborn (Sweet Home) 6:39.19 200 Meter Freestyle Relay - (1) Stayton 2:06.53; (2) Sweet Home (McKenzie Curtis, Paige Sanders, Kimber Swanson, Naomi Gunselman) (3) Stayton =B" Team 2:29.34; (6) Sweet Home =B" Team (Shiho Harada, Emily Clabom, Anastasiya Domashenko, Ana Chang) 3:03.06 100 Meter Backstroke - (1)Alex Romero (Cascade) 1:24.64; (2) Katie Turner (Sweet Paige Sanders swims a leg in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Wrestlers coming together, coach says, after tough break In their second of two tough tournaments during Christmas break, Sweet Home's wrestlers made it into the championship bracket in theWestview North- west Duals competition last week, which included some of the better teams in Oregon and Washington in its 32-team field. The Huskies won their prelimi- nary pool, beating Rainier 76-6 and Wilsonville 63-18 before downing Glencoe 45-40. "We've wrestled lot over this break," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "We wrestled well. We beat Glen= coe, which is a tough, tough 6A school." The Huskies welcomed back two-time state champion Colton Schilling, who sat out for most. of the month recovering from the football season. He went 5-0 on the weekend. Sweet Home had a tougher road on Day 2, Thursday, going 1-3 against some of the top teams in the 5A division, including No. 2 Dallas, which beat Cascade to win the tournament championship. The Huskies beat Century 45-21, then lost to Dallas 491, West Albany 41-36 and Snohomish, Wash. 46- 27. See Team, page 14 Jake Johnson, left, and Victor Stupin Home) 1:32.15; (3) McKenzie Curtis (Sweet Home) 1:32.74 100 Meter Breaststroke - (1) Emily Thomp- son (Sweet Home) 1:32.49; (2) Taniaya Wag- ner (Stayton) 1:35.57, (3) Freya Christensen (Cascade) 1:43.26; (5) Shiho Harada (Sweet Home) 1:55.00 400 Meter Freestyle Relay - (1) Cascade 5:16.07; (2) Sweet Home (Paige Sanders, Emily Clabom, Katie Turner, Emily Thomp- son) 5:32.37; (3) Stayton 5:58.82 Boys Top Three and Sweet Home Results - Team Results - (1) Sweet Home 137; (2) Stayton 62; (3) Cascade 44 200 Meter Medley Relay - (1) Sweet Home (Gravy Gunselman, Corey Martin, Elric Benson, Zac Pearce) 2:09.48; (2) Stayton 2:24.52; (3) Sweet Home "B" Team (Bryce Roberts, Sten Weld, Justin Hilburn, Zach Pratt) 2.28.74 200 Meter Freestyle - (1) Zac Pearca (Sweet swim the 100 Breaststroke. Home) 2:10.07; (2) Bryce Roberts (Sweet Home) 2:41.40; (3) Ryan Yon (Sweet Home) 2:47.36 200 Meter Individual Medley - (1) Don Rockstead (Sweet Home) 2:37.12; (2) Jake Johnson (Sweet Home) 2:50.44 50 Meter Freestyle - (1) Gravy Gunselman (Sweet Home)27.17; (2) Jonah Brokaw (Cas- cade) 29.44; (3) Albert Phillips (Cascade) 29.47; (5) Zane JaCkson (Sweet Home) 31.39; (8) Dima Gourley (Sweet Home) 37.41 100 Meter Butterfly - (1) Chris Strahan (Stayton) 1:13.90; (2) Bjorn Syverson (Cas- cade) 1:17.92; (3) Justin Hilburn (Sweet Home) 1:26.90; (4) Zach Pratt (Sweet Home) 1:30.82; (5) Elric Benson 1:35.33 100 Meter Freestyle - (1) Victor Stupin (Sweet Home) 1:05.35; (2) Austin Wilder (Stayton) 1:07.63; (3) Corey Martin (Sweet Home) 1:09.71 400 Meter Freestyle - (1) Sten Weld (Sweet Home) 5:45.66; (2) Bryce Roberts (Sweet Photos by Carissa Swanson Home) 5:52.49; (3) Zach Pratt (Sweet Home) 6:00.76; (5) Ryan Yon (Sweet Home) 6:16.58 200 Meter Freestyle Relay- (1) Sweet Home (Zac Pearce, Victor Stupin, Don Rockstead, Jake Johnson) 1:51.89, (2) Stayton 2:02.35; (3) Cascade 2:08.,11; (4) Sweet Hoome "B" Team (Justin Hilburn, Zane Jackson, Dima Gourley, Ryan Yon) 2:13.75 100 Meter Backstroke - (1) Cory Marlin (Sweet Home) 1:21.50; (2)Albert Phillips (Cascade) 124.65; (3) Elric Benson (Sweet Home) 1:29.56 100 Meter Breaststroke - (1) Chris Strahan (Stayton) 1:24.98; (2) Jake Johnson (Sweet Home) 1:26.96; (3) Victor Stupin (Sweet Home) 1:27.61 400 Meter Freestyle Relay - (1) Sweet Home (Don Rockstead, Bryce Roberts, Gravy Gunselman, Sten Weld) 4:30.15, (2) Stayton 4:52.14; (3) Sweet Home "B" Team (Jus- tin HUburn, Zane Jackson, Ryan Yon, Dima Gourley) 5:15.59 Girls get swept at Stayton tourney The Sweet Home High School girls basketball team lost three games at the Stayton Christ- mas Classic tournament held Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday, they lost 91-44 to La Salle Prep. Thursday, Cen- tral defeated the Huskies 50-29; and Friday, Hidden Valley defeat- ed them 43-34. "We didn't play well in the first one," said Coach Robby Robinson. "La Salle's the de- fending runner-up, and they were pretty good." The Huskies faced Central next and got into trouble faCing four girls over 6 feet, Robinson said. The Huskies had a hard time putting shots up. The last game was much better, Robinson said. The Hus- kies trailed 36-34 with about 3.5 minutes left, but Annie Whitfield fouled out, and the team started struggling. Overall, the Huskies played evenly with Hidden Valley, Rob- inson said. "It's weird in the fact we're improving but our record doesn't show we're improving." The Huskies are rebounding better, and its game-long press is working better, Robinson said. The team was having a prob- lem with opponents breaking the press and getting a 2-1 attack at the hoop. The Huskies are rotat- ing the press differently now to allow two Huskies to get back in case the press is broken. "We improved defensively, and that's where we've got to keep improving," Robinson said. His goal is to keep the other teams at 50 or less and outscore them with Photo courtesy of Deana Davis Annie Whitfield wrestles for the ball with Hidden Valley's Jenna King dur- ing the Stayton tournament last week. the offense that defense creates. The Huskies play at Cascade Friday and remain on the road next week. Among the bright spots, Sar- ah Wyatt is back on the court, and Whitfield is healthy, Robinson said. Sabrina Davis is doing well, leading in scoring three out of the last four games. Bench scoring has been improving, and Harley Brendle and Kendell Anderson are both doing a nice job bringing points off the bench. "We're just going to keep attacking," Robinson said. The coaching staff will keep on coach- ing and stay positive. Calhoon, RPH ECONOMY Mon. -Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 .p,m. 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