The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

December 4, 2013

Roy-Hart boys swim team earns 100th consecutive win

HS SWIMMING: Medina sweeps Wheatland-Chili

Staff Reports
Medina Journal-Register

MIDDLEPORT —

MIDDLEPORT — Coach Bruce Matthews and the Roy-Hart boys swim program have been building quite a monster in the water for some time now.

But even the Rams' latest achievement is something that not many could have seen coming. In front of a capacity crowd at the Roy-Hart pool, the Rams won their 100th consecutive regular season meet on Tuesday evening, a 110-60 thrashing of Attica in a non-league contest.

Needless to say, Matthews was quite pleased afterwards. 

"It was kind of neat to see all the alumni coming back, all the parents and all the fans," Matthews said. "Our times we're good, and we're looking great out there. We're coming together as a team."

As Matthews made his way up and down the sideline offering support to his swimmers throughout the meet, Roy-Hart started out strong and steadily built a lead that proved insurmountable. The team of Lyle Wagner, Evan Conley, Roy Phipps and Ray Sack struck first with victory in the 200 medley relay, and Nich DiNardo followed suit by winning the 200 freestyle. 

Wagner won the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while DiNardo added the 500 freestyle to his resume. Roy Phipps took the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and Sack won the 100 butterfly.

The team of David Brooks, Mason Sparks, Conley and DiNardo won the 200 freestyle relay, and Tanner Rees won the 100 breaststroke. 

Roy-Hart improves to 2-0 on the season.

"Some of our younger lineup is coming on strong," Matthews said. "We'll be ready for the league season."

Medina 122, Wheatland-Chili 38

MEDINA — Austin Heil led the Mustangs with wins in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, as Medina earned its first victory of the Aaron Moessinger era with a non-league victory over Wheatland-Chili on Tuesday evening.

Moessinger said he was pleased to see his squad bounce back so well from a loss at Alexander last week, as Medina jumped out of the gate strong and defeated Wheatland-Chili in all three relay races, illustrating strong team chemistry at this early mark of the season.

Medina improves to 1-1 on the year, and will travel to Pembroke for a non-league meet on Thursday, looking to get over the .500 mark.

HAC 54, Albion 35

ALBION — Morgan Seielstad won the 200 freestyle for the Purple Eagles, but Albion dropped a 19-point decision to HAC in a non-league contest on Tuesday evening.

Albion falls to 0-2 on the year, and will look to regroup in another non-league contest later this week, on Thursday night at Byron-Bergen.

GIRLS SWIMMING

Roy-Hart 92, Attica 78

MIDDLEPORT — The score wasn't as flashy as on the boys side, but the result worked just the same. Calee Coleman led the way with wins in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, as the Lady Rams moved to 2-0 on the season with a non-league victory over Attica on Tuesday evening. 

Coleman, Emily DiMayo, Alex Hill and Lindsay Yates started the meet off strong with a win in the 200 medley relay, and Hill chalked up a win in the 200 individual medley. Melissa Zakrzewski won the 100 butterfly for the Lady Rams, while Hannah Rausch won the 100 freestyle.

Courtney VanBuren won the 100 backstroke, and the team of VanBuren, Rausch, Coleman and Yates won the 200 freestyle relay.

Medina 131, Wheatland-Chili 35

MEDINA — Amanda McCauley, Emma Gardner and Max Wright were double winners for coach Mary Dooley's Medina squad, which romped to an easy victory over Wheatland-Chili in a non-league meet on Tuesday evening.

McCauley won the 200 and 500 freestyle, Gardner won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, and Wright took the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle.

Krista Nellist won the 100 backstoke for Medina, while Haylee Cogovan won the 100 breaststroke.

Medina improves to 2-0 on the season, and will travel to face Pembroke on Thursday.

HAC 60, Albion 31

ALBION — Brooke Wilson won the 100 freestyle for the Lady Purple Eagles, but Albion dropped a non-league decision to HAC on Tuesday evening.

Albion falls to 0-2 on the young season, and will resume action on Thursday with a non-league contest at Byron-Bergen.

WRESTLING

Lyndonville 48, Barker/Roy-Hart 33

LYNDONVILLE — Barker/Roy-Hart had strong efforts by its wrestlers across the board, but couldn't counter the staunch attack presented by the Lyndonville lineup. Tyler Choate pinned his Lyndonville opponent in the 106-pound weight class, and Cameron Swick emerged victorious by a 5-2 score as a 126-pounder, but coach Keith Jones' squad fell by a 15-point margin in a non-league contest on Tuesday evening.

Jones was quite impressed by the Lyndonville squad, as the merged Barker/Roy-Hart team falls to 1-5 on the young season.

"Lyndonville is pretty tough," Jones said.

Holley 4-1 at Avoca Tournament

AVOCA — The Holley wrestling team opened its season strong, going 4-1 at the Avoca Team Tournament on Saturday.

Dan Flanagan, Martin Beadle and Isaac Miller all went 5-0 on Saturday, as the Hawks defeated Addison 54-27, Penn Yan 48-39, Hornell 63-24 and Avoca 38-35.

Holley did fall to North Rose-Wolcott by a 48-40 margin.

"We went into the tournament with several starters out of our lineup," veteran Hawks coach John Grillo said. "Our backup wrestlers did a very nice job replacing the starters."

Holley returns to action on Thursday, traveling to Brighton for a non-league contest. Start time is slated for 6 p.m.