By Mike Wertman
Medina Journal-Register — Putting a firm lock on outright possession of a seventh straight Niagara-Orleans League title, Roy-Hart’s boys swim team defeated host Medina 95-73 Thursday.
The victory keeps Roy-Hart’s record perfect at 9-0 and stretches the Channel Cats winning streak over the past seven title campaigns to 69-0.
“We lost a lot of key kids from last year but the big thing is these guys had to believe they could do it and they did. It’s been a tradition (to win the league) and they want to keep the tradition going,” said Roy-Hart coach Bruce Mathews. “These guys have been waiting in the wings and now they got the chance to shine.”
Nick DiNardo was a double winner in the 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke to lead a parade of six Roy-Hart individual event winners which also included Roy Phipps (200 free), Lyle Wagner (200 individual medley), Raymond Sack (100 butterfly), Jeff Durbin (100 free) and Andrew Ayers (100 backstroke).
Wagner, Phipps and Brauer also teamed up with Durbin to win the 200 and 400 freestyle relays and with Evan Conley to take the 200 medley relay.
Steven Hann won the 50 freestyle for Medina which slips to 3-6.
The Roy-Hart girls team completed the sweep by defeating Medina 95-73 to improve to 7-2.
Alex Hill was a double winner in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly for Roy-Hart which also got individual event wins from Melissa Zakrzewski (200 free), Hannah Rausch (50 free), Courtney VanBuren (500 free), Sarah DiMayo (100 backstroke) and Erin Gow (100 breaststroke).
DiMayo alo teamed up with Calee Coleman, Kylie Majka and Lindsay Yates to win the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.
Emma Gardner won the 100 freestyle for Medina which drops to 1-8.
Akron 80 (boys)
Akron 84 (girls)
BARKER — Scoring a sweep Barker defeated Akron 90-84 in the boys’ meet and 86-84 in the girls’ competition.
Casey Webb doubled in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and Brian Alt in the 200 free and 100 backstroke to lead the Barker boys squad which improves to 7-2.
Andrew Grant was a double winner in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke for Akron which drops to 6-3.
The Barker girls got a win from the 400 freestyle relay quartet of Emma Jenks, Meghan Menz, Renee Levy and Ruth Gendrue to nip Akron 86-84 and avenge an earlier season 91-79 loss.
Levy also won the 200 free and Gendrue the 500 free.
Akron had Becca Donner double in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
Barker and Akron are now both at 5-4 on the season.