Whitefish Bay, Cedarburg cruise past local boys’ swim teams in NSC dual meets
A deep, talented foe splashed past the Grafton boys’ swimming and diving team in a North Shore Conference meet Dec. 19.
Winning 11 of 12 events, host Whitefish Bay dunked the Black Hawks, 126-60.
“Bay has a nice team. They’ve got four guys who swim year-round that form the core of their team,” said Grafton coach Mark Minz, whose squad is rebuilding this season after being hard hit by graduation.
The Hawks’ lone win came from sophomore Bailey Bodart, who took the 100-yard freestyle in 51.83 seconds. He also placed second in the 200 individual medley (2:20.07).
Grafton’s other seconds in individual races were posted by Max Jensen in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.56) and Killian Mielotz in diving.
Second-place relay finishes came from the medley team of Andrew Ebel, Jensen, Michael Zager and Bodart (1:59.46); the 200 freestyle team of Danny Bader, Charley Hanney, Ja’Quese Teat and Zach Ryan (1:53.23); and the 400 freestyle team of Zager, Ebel, Adam Schacht and Bodart (3:55.36).
Cedarburg 150, Port Washington 30
A perennial power made things tough for the host Pirates in a North Shore Conference meet Dec. 19.
State-ranked Cedarburg placed first and second in all but one event on the way to an easy win.
Port’s top finish was a second by J.B. Nosko in the 100-yard backstroke (1:07.33).
“We knew that Cedarburg is a powerhouse and would be tough,” Port coach Melissa Hoogester said.
“I left it up to our swimmers to choose their events for this meet.”
The Pirates’ third-place efforts came from Callum Toal in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.59), the 200 medley team of Nosko, Toal, Diego Anderson and Will Schanen (1:59.08) and the 200 freestyle team of Jack Walch, Conner Hayes, Max Noll and Daniel Gardner (1:57.84).
Taking fourth for Port were Ian Tyree in the 200 freestyle (2:26.22), Schanen in the 50 freestyle (27.44), Anderson in the 100 butterfly (a personal-best 1:03.44), Walch in the 100 freestyle (a personal-best 1:04.14) and Toal in the 500 freestyle (6:00.44).
West Bend East 119, Port Washington 62
Nosko had two of the Pirates’ three first-place finishes in a nonconference road meet Dec. 17.
The junior won the 200-meter individual medley (2:42.65) and 100 backstroke (1:12.65).
Port’s other first came from Toal in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.52).
Taking second were Anderson in the 100 butterfly (1:14.36); the 200 medley relay of Nosko, Toal, Anderson and Schanen (2:13.06); and the 400 freestyle relay of Nosko, Anderson, Schanen and Toal (4:27.37).
Placing third were Toal in the 200 individual medley (2:48.88), Schanen in the 50 freestyle (30.45), Tyree in the 400 freestyle (5:36.59), Gardner in the breaststroke (1:27.77) and the 200 freestyle relay of Gardner, Hayes, Domenic DeMaria and Walch (2:13.9).
The next meet for Port and Grafton will be the Bulldog Invitational at Cedarburg on Saturday, Jan. 4.
Image Information: PORT WASHINGTON’S Will Schanen churned through the water during the 100-meter butterfly race against West Bend East. Photo by Bill Schanen IV