Tiger boys wrap up share of TRL dual-meet title
The Newberg boys swim team won six events to earn a comfortable 101-69 home win over Sherwood Feb. 1 in its regular season finale.
The victory gave the Tigers (6-0-1) a share of the Three Rivers League dual meet title along with Tualatin, while the Newberg girls were edged out 89-81 to finish the season 3-5.
Getting wins for the Tiger boys were Trey Fincher in the 50 free (23.22) and 100 backstroke (59.03), Zane Nygren in the 200 free (2:16.57) and Zach Jordan in the 100 free (51.90), as well as the 200 free relay (1:36.55) and 400 free relay (3:32.48) teams.
"The mentality all year has been districts, districts, districts, but being league champs is cool," Fincher said. "We never rest in front of our duals. So when districts rolls around, we're going to have top-tier guys in every event."
The Newberg girls won the opening 200 medley relay in 1:57.02 and went on two win five individual events and the 200 free relay (1;45.70). That included a sweep by Tina Childress in the 50 free (25.11) and 100 fly (1:01.72), along with victories by Nikki Rubottom in the 200 IM (2:24.21), and Stella Byles in the 100 free (55.19) and the 100 back (1:01.44).
The Tiger boys will look to break the tie with the Timberwolves Friday and Saturday at the district meet at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham.
St. Paul 53, Western Mennonite 22 – Isabelle Wyss scored 17 points and Erin Counts added 16 in a Friday night road win. With the win, St. Paul wrapped up second-place in the Tri-River Conference regular-season standings.
St. Paul 70, Santiam 38 –Counts led the way with 18 points, as St. Paul (18-4, 9-2) won its fourth straight game Monday night at home. Wyss also scored 16 for the No. 5 Bucks, who will host East Linn Christian in the season finale Thursday.
Lake Oswego 54, Newberg 52 – Giselle Benetti poured in 18 points, but the Tigers fell at home Jan. 30.
Tualatin 61, Newberg 43 – Lexi Morace had 13 points and Sicily Hampton notched 12 Friday night.
Livingstone Adventist 39, C.S. Lewis Academy 23 – Cali Mault scored 12 points and Jamie Wooding chipped in eight Jan. 30.
Perrydale 44, C.S. Lewis 25 – Mault paced the Watchmen (1-16, 0-11 Casco League) with 15 points in the home loss Friday night.
Western Mennonite 104, St. Paul 47 – The Bucks were no match for the No. 1 Pioneers (20-3, 10-0) Friday night in Salem. Campbell Smith scored 18 points for St. Paul.
Santiam 65, St. Paul 54 – The Bucks (13-10, 4-7) are one game behind fifth-place Regis (15-9, 5-6) with one game remaining.