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Girls’ swimming ends on determined note

By Alli Kling

Last Saturday, Feb. 4, the FC girl’s swimming and diving team came away with a second place finish in sectionals. The one point loss has multiple families and the girls themselves teeming with pride at how well they fought.

“We were originally supposed to lose by 41 points, so to come so close is both exciting and disappointing,” said sophomore Emma Blevens. Continue reading Girls’ swimming ends on determined note

Boys swimming performs at state

Boys’ swimming prepares for state competition

By Delaney Smith and Sydney Sears

Shaved heads and bleach blonde hair are now a new addition to the halls of FC thanks to the boys’ swim team. They are traveling to the IUPUI Natorium this weekend the compete in the state finals.

The swimmers have started to focus on their speed and cleaning up their technique so that they can make everything the best they can.

Sophomore Brendon Smith said that the practices have been a lot more intense and the team has been working a lot harder to get ready for state.

The boys are seniors Colin Lyell and Nathan Manias, juniors Elijah Anderson and Marc McCormick, and sophomore Brendon Smith qualified to compete in the upcoming state competition out of the team of about 17.

“We are hoping to be at our best for the end of the season. we took some chances at the sectionals not ‘shaving’ some of our guys to give them the opportunity to be going their fastest at the state championship,” said boys swimming coach Joe Perkins.

The state championship preliminaries are this Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. and the finals will be held on Saturday, Mar. 1 at 1 p.m. The swimmers are planning to swim their best times and hope to have the team place higher at state than in previous years.

“I am personally hoping to get top 16 in both of my events and top eight in at least one of the relays,” said Anderson.

Smith and McCormick are also planning on swimming their best times and Smith is also hoping to break some school records.

“We are looking to score as many events as we can, this is the first time in 14 years we have taken all three relays to state and have a good chance of scoring all three,” said Perkins.

This week in sports recap

This week the cheerleaders placed fourth in their division in Dallas.

This weekend the Dazzlers performed at UDA Nationals in Orlando. They placed first in Hip Hop, and second in Pom.

The wrestling team received the crown at the 26th annual sectionals this weekend.

Boys’ swimming placed second at their conference meet and girls placed first at their conference meet.