The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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December 18, 2013

Medina rolls past Akron

HS SWIMMING: Roy-Hart splits at Newfane

NEWFANE —

AKRON — It was quite the day for first-year coach Aaron Moessinger and the Medina boys swim team.

The Mustangs traveled to Akron for a Niagara-Orleans League meet and won every race, coming away with a definitive 124-30 victory. Medina improves to 2-1 in league play, 4-2 overall, while Akron drops to 0-3 in the league.

Junior Austin Heil had a nice afternoon for the Mustangs, winning the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:12.12 and also emerging victorious in the 500 freestyle at 6:06.20.

Sophomore Chase Pecoraro won the 200 individual medley at 2:39.56, and also took the 100 breaststroke at 1:21.00.

Junior Ian McAnn won the 50 freestyle for the Mustangs at 26.58, while junior Derek Donley won the 100 freestyle at 1:03.83 and freshman Powell Stephens won the 100 backstroke at 1:24.84. Senior Patrick Roberts won the 100 butterfly, with a time of 1:17.16.

Medina also won all three relay races on the afternoon. The Mustangs return to action Thursday, traveling to Roy-Hart for a rivalry contest.

Roy-Hart 110, Newfane 55

NEWFANE — Nich DiNardo led the way for Roy-Hart with victories in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, as the Rams kept the good vibes rolling with an easy victory at Newfane in a league contest on Tuesday night.

Roy-Hart remains perfect on the season at 3-0 in N-O competition, 7-0 overall, while Newfane drops to 1-2 in the league.

DiNardo posted a time of 2:04.18 in the 200 freestyle, and clocked in at 5:48.69 in the 500 free.

Roy-Hart coach Bruce Matthews was particularly impressed by the competition in the 100 breaststroke, which saw Newfane's Andrew Hamelink edge Roy-Hart's Lyle Wagner by just one-tenth of a second, 1:10.29 to 1:10.39.

Roy Phipps also emerged as a double winner for the Rams, winning the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:13.53, and emerging victorious in the 100 freestyle at 51.69.

Barker 68, Albion 26

ALBION — Junior Casey Webb won the 50 freestyle, eighth-grader Collin Webb won the 100 freestyle, and the Raiders cruised to victory at Albion in a Niagara-Orleans League contest on Tuesday afternoon.

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