Varsity Swimming


200 Free Relay Team Turns In School Record Setting Performance
February 24, 2016
BUFFALO -- The Boys Swim team completed the 2015-16 season at the Section VI Championships by placing 18th out 33 teams and were the top Niagara Orleans League school in total points. Barker finished the meet with a new school record time of 1:32.85 in the 200 Free Relay, bettering the record set last season. Collin Webb, Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, and Andrew Jenks teamed up to turn in a great performance and placed 10th out of 29 entries. The same four swimmers placed 16th out of 36 teams entered in the 200 Medley Relay. Individually, Webb was outstanding, finishing 7th out of 53 swimmers in the 50 Free and 6th overall in the 100 Free.
 
 
Girls Swimming Makes Splash At GR/N-O Championships
February 5, 2016
ROCHESTER -- On Friday the Barker Girls Swim team completed their season at the GR/N-O Championship meet at Gates Chili. The meet was a scored meet that pitted swimmers from 14 schools against each. Barker was the 2nd highest placing team from the Niagara-Orleans League and finished fourth overall. Points were awarded to the following relays: 200 Medley Relay - Natalie Bruning, Abby Bachman, Chloe Goodlander, Mireia Coll-Vinent who finished in 10th; 400 Free Relay - Natalie Menz, Anie Carestia, Emma Jenks, Sara Gendrue took 4th; 200 Free Relay - Coll-Vinent, Gendrue, Jenks, Menz grabbed 3rd.
 
Individually, the following swimmers scored points: Goodlander - 15th in 100 Backstroke, Bruning - 16th in 100 Backstroke; Coll-Vinent - 9th in 50 Free and 13th in 100 Backstroke; Bachman - 7th in 100 Breaststroke and 11th in 200 I.M.; Carestia - 9th in the 500 Free and 10th in the 200 Free; Jenks - 10th in the 100 Free and 16th in the 200 Free; Gendrue - 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke and 5th in the 200 I.M.; Menz - 2nd in the 50 Free and 5th in the 100 Free. 
 
 
Lady Raiders .2 Seconds From Record Time 
February 2, 2016
NEWFANE -- The Lady Raiders Swim team competed in the Niagara-Orleans League Championship Meet and swam some great times. The highlight of the meet was the 200 Free Relay of Mireia Coll-Vinent, Sara Gendrue, Emma Jenks, and Natalie Menz dropping 5 seconds and stealing first over the top seeded Newfane team. The Barker time is only .2 seconds from tying the Barker school record. Girls that finished in the top 3 were awarded ribbons. In addition to the 200 Free Relay team, other top finishers were: Menz, Gendrue, Jenks, and Anie Carestia - 2nd in the 400 Free Relay; Gendrue - 2nd in the 100 Breaststroke and 3rd in the 200 I.M.; Menz - 2nd in the 50 Free and 3rd in the 100 Free; Coll-Vinent, Natalie Bruning, Katrina Clare, Chloe Goodlander - 2nd in the 400 Free “B” Relay.
 
10 Girls have qualified to compete in Friday’s GR/N-O Crossover meet at Gates Chili.
 
 
Stevener Is League Champion In 100 Butterfly 
January 29, 2016
AKRON -- The Barker Boys Swim team competed at the Niagara-Orleans League Championships on Friday night and swam their most impressive meet of the season. There were 27 personal best performances and the Raiders earned first place patches in 5 of 11 events. Collin Webb was outstanding, as he was the only swimmer in the meet to bring home 4 first place patches. Webb won the 50 Free in impressive fashion and followed that up with a shocking time of 49.98 seconds to win the 100 Free. Webb's time was second best in BCS history. Webb was also a member of the victorious 200 Medley Relay, which included teammates Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, and Andrew Jenks. The relay team upset the top seeded team from Newfane. Webb, Stevener, Goodlander, and Jenks duplicated that performance by swimming away with the victory in the 200 Free Relay. Stevener was Barker’s other individual league champion as he brought home a patch in the 100 Butterfly.
 
Top three finishers received ribbons. Other ribbons were claimed by: Jenks who was 2nd in the 500 Free and 3rd in the 200 I.M.; Zach Cogar, Joe Baronich, Dominic Clementi, Kevin Biggs who took 1st place in the 200 Medley “B” Relay; Clementi, Matthew Pestinger, Adam Wagner, Biggs with a 1st in the 200 Free “B” Relay.
 
Several of the boys will continue to swim in preparation for the Section VI Class C Championships which will be held on Saturday, February 13th at Newfane.
 
 
Raiders Take 2 In Final Tune Up For Post Season Competition 
January 26, 2016
MEDINA -- The Barker Swim teams swept Medina to close out the regular season on Tuesday night. The girls won 99-71 and the boys earned an 89-81 victory. The girls won 7 events, grabbing the first 5 to take a commanding lead. Three girls were double winners: Sara Gendrue - 200 I.M. and 100 Breaststroke; Anie Carestia - 200 and 500 Free; Natalie Menz 50 and 100 Free. Menz, Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, and Mireia Coll-Vinent also teamed up to win the 200 Medley Relay. The Lady Raiders finish the season with a league record of 6-4 and were 9-5 overall.

The boys took the first 8 events as they played spoiler to Medina’s effort to finish second in the league. Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, and Collin Webb started with a victory in the 200 Medley Relay. Webb, Goodlander, and Jenks also teamed up with Kevin Biggs to win the 200 Free Relay. Doubling up in the individual events were Webb - 50 and 100 Free; Jenks - 200 I.M. and 500 Free. Providing other wins were Adam Wagner in the 200 Free and Collin Stevener in the 100 Fly. The boys are 4-6 in league competition and 7-7 overall.

The teams will now prepare for post season meets, which begin this Friday.
 
 
Goodlander Involved In 3 Swim Victories For Raiders 
January 22, 2016
BARKER -- Friday afternoon the Barker Swim teams hosted Roy-Hart and the result was a split decision. The girls won 104-66 while the boys lost 108-62 to this season’s league champions. The ladies took 9 of the 11 events: 200 Medley Relay - Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, Mireia Coll-Vinent; 200 Free Relay - Coll-Vinent, Abby Bachman, Emma Jenks, Menz; 400 Free Relay - Anie Carestia, Goodlander, Jenks, Gendrue; Carestia - 200 and 500 Free; Gendrue - 200 I.M. and 100 Breaststroke; Menz - 50 and 100 Free.
 
The winners for the boys were: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Jenks, Kevin Biggs, Goodlander, Webb; 50 Free - Goodlander; 100 Breaststroke - Jenks.
 
The teams will complete the regular season on Tuesday night tonight when they travel to Medina.

 

 
Coll-Vinent Part Of Winning Relay Team 
January 20, 2016
NEWFANE -- The Raider Swim teams visited Newfane on Wednesday night and swam 27 personal best times. Unfortunately for both teams, they were not able to secure a team victory. This season, team members have improved 334 times. The ladies swam hard, but lost 101-79 to the perennial N-O League Champions. Natalie Menz won the 50 Free and was a member of the victorious 200 Free Relay with Mireia Coll-Vinent, Emma Jenks, and Sara Gendrue.
 
The boys were very competitive and kept the score close at 89-77. There were two individual winners: Collin Webb won the 50 Free and Andrew Jenks took the 200 I.M. Webb, Jenks, Dominic Clementi, and Adam Wagner teamed up to win the 200 Free Relay.
 
The Raiders will host Roy-Hart Friday for their last home meet of the season and for Senior Night.
 
 
Swim Teams Gain Split With Akron
January 19, 2016 
BARKER -- The Barker swim teams hosted Akron on Tuesday night and entertained the crowd with the most exciting girls meet of the season. The girls goal was to cut into the 22 point deficit from the December meet and succeeded in trimming it down to only 4 points, losing 87-83. The meet came down to 34/100 of a second in the final event. Victors for the ladies were: 200 Free Relay - Mireia Coll-Vinent, Sara Gendrue, Emma Jenks, Natalie Menz. Individual event winners were 100 Breaststroke - Gendrue and double winner Menz in the 50 and 100 Free. Another highlight that must be mentioned is Anie Carestia’s performance in the 500 free. She battled for 20 lengths and was touched out, but swam a time only 2 seconds from breaking our school record.
 
The boys won handily 108-57, taking 9 of 11 events. The Raiders grabbed all three relays. Relay members were: 200 Medley - Andrew Jenks, Ian Goodlander, Collin Stevener,  Collin Webb; 200 Free - Webb, Dominic Clementi, Goodlander, Adam Wagner; 400 Free - Jenks, Matthew  Pestinger, Wagner, Stevener. The boys had two double individual winners: Andrew Jenks - 200 I.M.  And 500 Free; Collin Webb - 50 and 100 Free. Other individual victors were: Wagner - 200 Free; Stevener - 100 Fly.
 
There were 46 personal best performances making the grand total 307 for the season. The teams travel to Newfane on Wednesday to take on the Panthers. The meet starts at 4:30.
 
 
Webb In On 4 Victories At Albion 
January 14, 2016
ALBION -- Barker swimmers traveled to Albion to take on the Purple Eagles Thursday afternoon and the result was a split decision. The ladies won 69-25 placing first in 9 of 11 events while the guys came up just short, 50-44 as they took 7 of 11 events. Girls placing first were: 200 Medley Relay - Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, Katrina Clare; 200 Free Relay - Mireia Coll-Vinent, Abby Bachman, Emma Jenks, Menz; 400 Free Relay - Anie Carestia, Goodlander, Jenks, Gendrue; 50 Free - Menz; 100 Fly - Goodlander; 100 Breaststroke - Bachman; 100 Back - Gendrue; Carestia was an individual double winner taking the 200 and 500 Free events.
 
For the boys, first place finishers were: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Webb, Dominic Clementi, Goodlander, Jenks; 100 Fly - Stevener. The boys had two individual double winners. Collin Webb won the 50 and 100 Free and Andrew Jenks won the 200 I.M. and 500 Free.
 
There were many great times. The next meet is Tuesday against Akron in Barker as the girls try to even the score with the Lady Tiger Sharks. 
 
 
Jenks Family Combines For 6 Wins Against Medina
January 7, 2016
BARKER -- It was a great night at the pool on Thursday as the Barker Swim teams swept Medina to complete the first half of the season. The ladies won 97-73, taking first in 7 events. Winners for the Lady Raiders were: Natalie Menz - 50 and 100 Free; Sara Gendrue - 200 Free and 100 Breaststroke; Anie Carestia - 500 Free; Gendrue, Abby Bachman, Emma Jenks, Menz - 200 Free Relay; Carestia, Chloe Goodlander, Jenks, Gendrue - 400 Free Relay.
 
The boys score was 91-77 as the Raiders took the first 8 events against the #2 ranked team in the league. Taking firsts were: Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks and Collin Webb - 200 Medley Relay; Adam Wagner - 200 Free; Jenks - 200 I.M. and 500 Free; Webb - 50 and 100 Free; Stevener - 100 Fly; Webb, Dominic Clementi, Goodlander, Jenks - 200 Free Relay.
 
There were 39 personal best performances. The Raiders are at home next Tuesday against Akron.  
 
 
Menz Part Of 3 Swim Victories 
January 5, 2016
MIDDLEPORT -- The Barker swimmers started 2016 with a split decision in their meet with Roy-Hart. The girls won 92-77 using their team depth by filling every lane. The boys lost 102-60 as they suffered from leaving too many lanes open. The list of winners for the girls included: Anie Carestia - 200 I.M.; Sara Gendrue - 200 Free and 100 Breaststroke; Natalie Menz - 50 and 100 Free; Gendrue, Abby Bachman, Carestia, Emma Jenks - 200 Free Relay; Carestia, Chloe Goodlander, Gendrue, Menz - 400 Free Relay.
 
Winners for the boys were: Collin Stevener - 100 Fly; Andrew Jenks - 500 Free; Collin Webb - 50 and 100 Free; Webb, Ian Goodlander, Dominic Clementi, Jenks - 200 Free Relay.
 
The Raiders will swim at home on Thursday against Medina.
 
 
Raiders Continue To Improve In Pool
December 18, 2015
BARKER -- The Barker Swimmers hosted the Newfane Panthers on Friday night and although both Raiders teams were on the losing end of the score, they swam 35 personal best times making the total 160 for the season. Highlights of the meet were first place finishes by: Natalie Menz in the 50 Free and also the 200 Free Relay team of Menz, Anie Carestia, Sara Gendrue, and Emma Jenks. For the boys, Collin Webb won the 50 and 100 Free and was also part of the 200 Free Relay team with Dominic Clementi, Ian Goodlander, and Andrew Jenks. Christian Young had everyone in the pool room cheering him on as he completed his first attempt at the 500 and made it look easy.
 
The meet was the last of 2015. The next meet is at Roy-Hart on January 5.
 
 
Swim Teams Split With Albion 
December 15, 2015
BARKER -- The Tuesday night Swim meet with Albion had a whirlwind beginning and ended with mixed results. The girls won 106-59, but the boys lost a close one 81-85. The ladies won 8 of 11 events in route to their victory. Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, Emma Jenks were victorious in the 200 Medley Relay. Menz, Mireia Coll-Vincent, Abby Bachman, and Jenks won the 200 Free Relay. Bachman, Anie Carestia, Goodlander, and Gendrue took top honors in the 400 Free Relay. Individual winners were: Anie Carestia - 200 and 500 Free; Jenks - 50 Free; Gendrue - 100 Backstroke and 100 Breaststroke.
 
The boys took 7 events, but didn’t fill the lanes, thus missing out on valuable points. Relay winners were: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Kevin Biggs; 200 Free Relay - Stevener, Goodlander, Jenks, and Collin Webb. Individual winners were: Webb - 200 and 100 Free; Jenks - 200 I.M. and 500 Free; Stevener - 100 Fly.
 
Members from both teams had many personal records. On Friday Barker will host the Newfane Panthers at 4:30. 
 
 
Gendrue Wins 2 At Akron 
December 10, 2015
AKRON -- The Barker swimmers traveled to Akron on Thursday and came home with a split. The boys won 99-63 while the girls lost 74-96. There were 3 individual winners for the ladies. Winners were: Natalie Menz - 50 Free; Chloe Goodlander - 100 Fly; Sara Gendrue - 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke.  There were many best times turned in by the girls, who now have a 3-2 record.
 
The boys won every event and many were best times. Individual winners were: Adam Wagner - 200 Free; Drew Jenks - 200 I.M. and 100 Free; Collin Webb - 50 and 500 Free; Collin Stevener - 100 Fly and 100 Back; Ian Goodlander - 100 Breaststroke. Winning relay members were: 200 Medley - Stevener, Goodlander, Jenks, Webb; 200 Free - Webb, Dominic Clementi, Goodlander, Jenks; 400 Free - Clementi, Kevin Biggs, Wagner, Stevener. The boys have a 4-1 record.
 
The teams compete next Tuesday at home against Albion. The start time has been moved to 4:00. 
 
 
Carestia Best Personal Record In 200 Free 
December 8, 2015
ATTICA -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Attica to take on the Blue Devils for their last non-league meet of the season. Both teams turned in some impressive performances, but both were handed their first loss of the season. The girls score was 59-42 and the boys 57-37. The ladies started off with victories in the first two events. Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, and Emma Jenks won the 200 Medley Relay and Anie Carestia took the 200 Free as she posted a new personal record.
 
The boys were productive, pulling out 5 firsts, but needed a few more second place finishes to keep it close. Relay winners were: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Webb, Goodlander, Dominic Clementi, Jenks. Individual winners were: Webb - 50 Free; Stevener - 100 Fly; and Jenks - 500 Free.
 
The Raiders will travel to Akron on Tuesday for a 4:30 meet with the Tiger Sharks.
 
 
Raiders Notch Clean Sweep Over Wheatland Chili 
December 2, 2015
SCOTTSVILLE -- Wednesday night the Raiders Swim teams took on once mighty Wheatland Chili and dominated the Wildcats by taking first in every event. The girls won 90-42 and were led by the following event winners: 200 Medley Relay - Natalie Menz, Abby Bachman, Chloe Goodlander, Sara Gendrue; 200 Free Relay - Natalie Menz, Katrina Clare, Abby Bachman, Sara Gendrue; 400 Free Relay - Katrina Clare, Alaina Israel, Anie Carestia, Chloe Goodlander; 200 and 500 Free - Anie Carestia; 50 Free and 100 Back - Natalie Menz; 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke -Sara Gendrue; 200 I.M. Abby Bachman; 100 Fly - Chloe Goodlander.
 
The boys won 83-54 and were led by the following athletes: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Dominic Clementi, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks; 400 Free Relay - Adam Wagner, Kevin Biggs, Dominic Clementi, Collin Stevener; 200 Free - Adam Wagner; 200 I.M. and 500 Free - Andrew Jenks; 50 and 100 Free - Collin Webb; 100 Fly and 100 Back - Collin Stevener; 100 Breaststroke - Ian Goodlander.
 
The teams will host Byron Bergen at home on Friday at 5:30. Admission is free, but seating is limited. 
 
 
Swim Teams Claim 18 of 22 Events In Opening Meet 
November 30, 2015
BARKER -- The Raiders Swim teams opened the season with solid wins over the Pembroke Dragons last night in Barker. The girls won 92-70 taking 8 of 11 events. Winners were: 200 Medley Relay - Anie Carestia, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, Abby Bachman; 200 Free - Alaina Israel; 200 I.M. and 500 Free - Anie Carestia; 100 Fly and 100 Back - Chloe Goodlander; 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke - Sara Gendrue. There were many other girls who helped secure the victory with their performances.
 
The boys won 90-74, and took first in 10 of 11 events. Victors of the races were: 200 Medley Relay - Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Dominic Clementi, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks; 200 Free - Adam Wagner; 200 I.M. and 500 Free - Andrew Jenks; 50 and 100 Free - Collin Webb; 100 Fly and 100 Back - Collin Stevener; 100 Breaststroke - Ian Goodlander. Many of the other swimmers were instrumental in picking up important points.
 
The teams will travel to Wheatland Chili on Wednesday.
 
 
 
 
Webb And Relay Teams Impressive 
February 6, 2015
CHEEKTOWAGA -- The Boys Swim team competed in the Class C Championships on Friday afternoon and did not come home disappointed. Casey Webb was the Class C Champion in the 50 and 100 Freestyle and was the anchor of the 400 Free Relay. The other 3 members of the relay were Collin Webb, Alex Goodlander, and Drew Jenks. Based on his accomplishments, the coaches recognized Casey as the Outstanding Performer of the meet. The relays members also placed 2nd in the 200 Free Relay and broke Barker’s 18 year old school record.
 
Other top finishers were: Collin Webb, 3rd in the 50 and 100 Free, and Jenks who was 6th in the 200 I.M.
 
The boys will compete Thursday and Friday against the top 24 swimmers in each event at a special Sectional meet. Barker will have entries in 4 events.
 
 
Gendrue Nabs 4 Top 8 Finishes At G-R/N-O Championships 
February 5, 2015
CHILI -- The Lady Raiders Swim team made a long trek to Gates Chili High School to compete in the G-R/N-O Championship Meet on Thursday and placed 4th out of 14 teams. Barker was the 2nd N-O League team when the final scores were tabulated. Girls who earned top 8 honors were: 200 Medley Relay - Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Chloe Goodlander, Natalie Menz, 7th; 50 Free - Menz, 6th; 100 Free - Gendrue, 7th and Emma Jenks, 8th; 200 Free Relay - Menz, Allie Austin, Renee Levy, Jenks, 4th; 100 Breaststroke - Gendrue, 2nd, and Ann Buffington, 8th; 400 Free Relay - Jenks, Anie Carestia, Gendrue, Levy, 6th.
 
The meet was a great end to the season for the girls. The boys team will now compete in sectionals at Maryvale on Friday, February 6.
 
 
Goodlander Secures Top 25 Spot 
February 3, 2015
NEWFANE -- The Girls’ Swim team traveled to Newfane to compete in the 29th Annual Niagara-Orleans League Championships and took 7 top three finishers. Taking first were the 200 Medley “B” Relay - Maya Gooding, Ann Buffington, Chloe Goodlander, Jordan Donner and the 200 Free “B” Relay - Abby Bachman, Buffington, Donner, Anie Carestia. Placing 2nd were: Natalie Menz - 50 Free, and Sara Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke. Two relays also grabbed second place finishes: 200 Free “A” Relay - Menz, Allie Austin, Renee Levy, Emma Jenks and the 400 Free “B” Relay - Alaina Israel, Chloe Goodlander, Donner, Bachman. Goodlander placed 3rd in the 100 Fly as she crushed her best time and secured 6th place on the Barker top 25 list.
 
The ladies will travel to Gates Chili to compete in the GR-NO Crossover meet. The boys will travel to Maryvale on Friday to participate in the Class C championships. 
 
 
Barker Swimmers Create Buzz At All League Meet 
January 31, 2015
NEWFANE -- The Boys Niagara-Orleans All League Meet was held on Saturday. The Raiders were the talk of the meet, earning 5 of 11 first place patches as each of the boys hit a personal best in one or more of their events. Casey Webb put on a swimming clinic winning the 200 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle. while younger brother Collin Webb crushed the field in the 50 Freestyle. Collin and Casey teamed up with Andrew Jenks and Alex Goodlander to win the 200 and 400 Free Relays.
 
Athletes earning second place ribbons were: 200 Medley Relay - Alex and Ian Goodlander, Collin Stevener, Patrick Desmarais; 100 Free - Collin Webb; 100 Backstroke - Alex Goodlander; 200 Free “B” Relay - Dominic Clementi, Zach Cogar, Brian Cogar, Desmarais; 400 Free “B” Relay - Adam Wagner, Zach Cogar, Brian Cogar, Stevener.
 
Bringing home 3rd place ribbons were: 200 I.M. - Jenks; 100 Breaststroke - Ian Goodlander.
 
The boys will compete at the Class C Championships on Friday at Maryvale.
 
 
Split With Medina Gives Both Swim Teams 7-3 Mark
January 29, 2015
BARKER -- Both swim teams placed second in the N-O League with identical 7-3 records after a split on Thursday night with the Medina Seahorses. The girls took a 103-76 decision while the boys lost a close one 89.5-80.5. 28 personal best times were performed, bringing the season total to 368. Six different ladies grabbed firsts: Renee Levy - 200 Free, Natalie Menz - 50 Free, Emma Jenks - 100 Free, Anie Carestia - 500 Free, Grayce Weller - 100 Back, and Sara Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke. Winning relays were: 200 Medley - Weller, Gendrue, Allie Austin, Menz; 200 Free - Jenks, Austin, Levy, Menz; 400 Free - Jenks, Carestia, Gendrue, Levy.
 
The boys competed shorthanded as they attempted to maintain sole possession of 2nd place, but lacked the bodies to fill the events. Alex Goodlander placed first in the 200 I.M and the 100 Back. Collin Webb took the 200 and 100 Free events and Casey Webb claimed the 50 Free. The Webb and Goodlander brothers also touched first in the 400 Free Relay.  
 
Six Year Drought Ended
January 27, 2015
MIDDLEPORT -- Tuesday night the Lady Raiders Swim team did something they had not done since January 27, 2009: defeat Roy-Hart. Not only was it on the same date, but it was by the same score, 87-83. This win put the team in a tie for second place in the league with the Rams. They did it with team depth as they only took first in 4 events. Winners were: Sara Gendrue - 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke, Natalie Menz - 100 Back, and Allie Austin, Anie Carestia, Renee Levy and Emma Jenks - 200 Free Relay. The win gives the team a 9-4 overall record and 6-3 in the league.
 
The boys were victorious in 8 of 11 events against the 9 time defending N-O League champions. Barker lacked the depth necessary to close out a victory, falling to the Rams by a 92-78 count. The Raiders had two double winners: Casey Webb - 100 Fly and 200 Free and Collin Webb - 50 and 100 Free. Other winners included: Andrew Jenks - 500 Free and Alex Goodlander - 100 Back. Barker took two relays: Collin Webb, Casey Webb, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks - 200 Free Relay; Collin Webb, Casey Webb, Jenks, Alex Goodlander - 400 Free Relay. The boys are 9-4 overall, and 7-2 in the league which is good for 2nd place.
 
Medina comes to town Thursday hoping to avenge earlier season losses. The teams will fight to hold onto their spots in the league and the Barker seniors will be honored at their last home meet. Races begin at 4:30. 
 
 
Desmarais Part Of 3 Barker Victories 
January 23, 2015
NEWFANE -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Newfane Friday and split with the Panthers. The boys won 91-65 and the girls performed well in losing to the defending N-O League champions, 93-77. 23 more personal best times were set, making the total 313 for the season. The Lady Raiders took 2 individual firsts: Natalie Menz - 50 Free, and Cloe Goodlander - 100 Fly. The 400 Free Relay team of Renee Levy, Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Emma Jenks also won.
 
The boys didn’t have any double winners in the individual events, but claimed victory all but two. Individual winners were: Andrew Jenks - 200 I.M., Patrick Desmarais - 50 Free, Casey Webb - 100 Fly, Collin Webb - 100 Free, Alex Goodlander - 100 Back, and Ian Goodlander - 100 Breaststroke. Barker claimed all three relays: 200 Medley - Alex Goodlander, Ian Goodlander, Jenks, Desmarais; 200 Free - Ian Goodlander, Desmarais, Jenks, Collin Webb; 400 Free - Casey Webb, Adam Wagner, Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb.
 
The swimming Raiders travel to Roy-Hart to take on the Channel Cats on Tuesday. 
 
 
Menz And Webb Both Claim 2 Individual Events 
January 21, 2015
BARKER --There were 26 best times in the Wednesday night meet with Albion, pushing the grand total to 290 personal bests for Barker Swimmers this season. Both teams secured victories to give both squads identical records of 8-3. Barker touched first in 18 events and took first and second in 8 events. Winners for the girls were: 200 Medley - Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Allie Austin, Natalie Menz; 200 Free - Emma Jenks, Gendrue, Austin, Renee Levy; 400 Free - Levy, Menz, Anie Carestia, Jenks; Menz - 50 Free and 100 Back; Chloe Goodlander - 100 Fly; Jenks - 100 Free; Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke.
 
Placing first for the boys were: 200 Medley Relay - Casey Webb, Alex Goodlander, Ian Goodlander, Patrick Desmarais; 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Desmarais, Andrew Jenks, Casey Webb; 400 Free Relay - Jenks, Collin Stevener, Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb; 100 and 200 Free - Collin Webb; 200 I.M. and 100 Fly - Jenks; 50 Free - Casey Webb; 100 Back - Alex Goodlander; 100 Breaststroke - Ian Goodlander.
 
The Raiders will travel to Newfane on Friday for a 4:30 meet. 
 
 
Casey Webb Part Of 4 Barker Firsts
January 15, 2015 
AKRON -- The Barker Swim teams clashed with the Akron Tiger Sharks on Thursday as round 2 of the N-O League dual meets began. Both Raiders teams were victorious as they both improved to 6-3. The girls won 99-71, taking first in 5 events. The 4 different individuals winners were: Sara Gendrue - 200 I.M., Natalie Menz - 50 Free, Emma Jenks - 100 Free, and Chloe Goodlander - 100 Fly. Menz, Abby Bachman, Gendrue, and Renee Levy teamed up to take the 400 Free Relay.
 
The boys took first in all of the events. Casey Webb and Andrew Jenks were double winners in individual events as Webb took the 200 and 100 Freestyle races while Jenks claimed the 200 I.M. and 500 Free. Other winners were: Patrick Desmarais - 50 Freestyle, Collin Webb - 100 Fly, Alex Goodlander - 100 Back, and Ian Goodlander - 100 Breaststroke. The winning relay teams were: 200 Medley Relay - Alex and Ian Goodlander, Collin Stevener, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Collin and Casey Webb, Alex Goodlander, Jenks; 400 Free Relay - Casey Webb, Adam Wagner, Desmarais, Stevener.
 
The Maroon Tide travels to Albion to take on the Purple Eagles Friday night. Start time is 4:30. 
 
 
Levy Nabs 3 Victories At Medina
January 13, 2015
MEDINA -- On Tuesday both Barker swim teams traveled to Medina to compete against the Seahorses and both returned to Barker with victories. The girls brought home a 97-72 decision while the boys margin was 91-79. The two Barker teams are now 5-3. Winners for the ladies were: Renee Levy - 200 Free; Natalie Menz - 50 Free; Anie Carestia - 500 Free; Sara Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke; 200 Free Relay - Levy, Allison Austin, Menz, Emma Jenks; 400 Free Relay - Menz, Carestia, Gendrue, Levy.
 
Victors for the boys were: Casey Webb - 200 Free and 100 Fly; Colin Webb - 50 Free and 100 Free; Andrew Jenks - 200 I.M. and 500 Free; 200 Free Relay - Casey Webb, Patrick Desmarais, Jenks, Collin Webb; 400 Free Relay - Casey Webb, Jenks, Alex GoodLander, Colin Webb.
 
The teams will travel to Akron to take on the Tiger Sharks on Thursday.
 
 
Boys Make Statement In 400 Free Relay 
January 8, 2015
BARKER -- Feeding off the performances from Tuesday, the Barker swimmers continued with solid performances and pushed the Roy-Hart teams as they set 39 personal best times. That’s a total of 199 for the season! The final scores had both Channel Cat teams winning with a girls’ score of 90-80 and a boys’ score of 94-76. A highlight of the meet was the boys’ 400 Free Relay of Collin Webb, Alex Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, and Casey Webb winning with the second fastest time in BCS swimming history for that event. Overall, the boys were victorious in 6 of 11 events.
 
The other Raiders winners were the 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Patrick Desmarais, Jenks, and Casey Webb; 50 and 100 Free - Collin Webb; 200 Free - Casey Webb; 100 Back - Goodlander.
 
The ladies showed a balanced effort in taking first in 4 events. Winners were: 200 Free Relay - Renee Levy, Allison Austin, Natalie Menz, and Emma Jenks; 200 Free - Levy; 100 Free - Jenks; 100 Breaststroke - Sara Gendrue.
 
 
Swimmers Split with Panthers
January 6, 2015
BARKER -- In the first action of the new year, the Barker swimmers picked up where they left off by establishing 35 personal best times in a meet with the Newfane Panthers. The boys were victorious, 89-71, winning 7 of the 11 events. The girls fell to the perennial N-O League champions, 105-62.
 
Winners for the Barker boys were: 200 Medley Relay - Alex Goodlander, Ian Goodlander, Collin Stevener, Patrick Desmarais; 200 & 100 Free - Collin Webb; 50 Free & 100 Fly - Casey Webb; 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Stevener, Andrew Jenks, Casey Webb; 400 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Jenks, Alex Goodlander, Casey Webb. On the ladies side the following were part of the winning 200 Free Relay: Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Renee Levy, Emma Jenks.
 
Both teams are 4-2 for the season and will compete host Roy-Hart on Thursday. 
 
 
Standing Room Only Witnesses 34 Personal Best Times
December 16, 2014
BARKER -- It was a standing room only crowd watching the Raider swim teams set 34 personal best times as they claimed convincing victories over the Akron Tiger Sharks on Tuesday. The girls won 95-73 while the boys margin was 91-59. A Raider touched first in 18 of the 22 races, with the boys winning all of their events. Taking first for the ladies were: 200 Free Relay - Natalie Menz, Allie Austin, Renee Levy, Emma Jenks; 400 Free Relay - Menz, Levy, Anie Carestia, Abby Bachman; 200 I.M. - Carestia; 100 Breaststroke - Sara Gendrue; 50 Free - Menz; 100 Fly - Austin; 100 Free - Jenks.
 
Winners for the boys were: 200 Medley Relay - Alex Goodlander, Ian Goodlander, Casey Webb, Patrick Desmarais; 200 Free Relay - Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb, Andrew Jenks, Casey Webb; 400 Free Relay - Jenks, Desmarais, Ian Goodlander, Collin Webb; 200 Free and 500 Free - Jenks; 200 I.M. and 100 Back - Alex Goodlander; 50 Free and 100 Fly - Casey Webb; 100 Free and 100 Breaststroke - Collin Webb.
 
There have been 125 personal best times over the first 5 meets. Barker travels to Albion Thursday to take on the Purple Eagles at 4:00.
 
 
Swim Teams Sweep Relays In Final Tune Up For League Competition 
December 11, 2014
BARKER -- Barker swimmers finished first in 18 of 22 events in convincing victories over Notre Dame on Thursday night. The girls won 98-37 and the boys picked up an 84-52 victory. The icing on the cake was the 30 personal best times performed, which makes for a total of 91 in 4 meets.
 
The Lady Raiders won all 3 relays. Members of the winning relays were: 200 Medley - Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Allison Austin, Natalie Menz; 200 Free - Menz, Gendrue, Austin, Renee Levy; 400 Free - Levy, Anie Carestia, Abby Bachman, Emma Jenks. Victors in the individual events were: Emma Jenks who was a double winner in the 50 and 100 Free, Austin - 200 I.M., Carestia - 100 Butterfly, Levy - 500 Free, Weller - 100 Back, Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke.
 
The boys also won all 3 relay events. Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb, Casey Webb, and Andrew Jenks took the 200 Medley; Casey and Collin Webb with Alex and Ian Goodlander won the 200 Free; Drew Jenks, Patrick Desmarais, Goodlander and Goodlander claimed the 400 Free. Casey Webb and Andrew Jenks were double winners in their individual events. Jenks won the 50 Free and 100 Butterfly, while Webb took the 100 Free and 100 Back. Collin Webb won the 100 Breaststroke.
 
Barker begins league competition on Tuesday hosting Akron at 4:30.
 
 
Double Win For Swim Teams
December 9, 2014
BARKER -- The Raider Swim teams hosted Pembroke on Tuesday and both teams were victorious. The ladies improved to 2-1 by defeating the Dragons 102-66. Barker took 8 of 11 events. Starting the meet with a win was the 200 Medley Relay team: Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Allison Austin, and Emma Jenks. Barker also won the 200 Free Relay: Renee Levy, Gendrue, Austin, and Jenks. Winners in individual events were: Levy in the 200 and 500 Free, Gendrue in the 200 I.M. and 100 Breaststroke, Jenks in the 50 Free, Natalie Menz in the 100 Free, and Weller in the 100 Back.
 
The boys won their meet by a score of 93-66, taking 9 of 11 events. The Raiders won the 200 Medley Relay: Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb, Andrew Jenks, and Patrick Desmarais, and the 200 Free Relay: Collin Webb, Desmarais, Goodlander, and Casey Webb. Casey Webb and Jenks led the boys with 2 individual event victories each. Casey won the 200 and the 100 Free while Andrew won the 200 I.M. and the 500 Free. Other individual winners were: Desmarais in the 50 Free, Goodlander in the 100 Back, and Collin Webb in the 100 Breaststroke.
 
Barker hosts Notre Dame on Thursday at 4:30. Admission is free.
 
 
200 Medley Relays Grab First For Swim Teams 
December 4, 2014
BARKER -- The Raider Swim teams battled hard with the Attica Blue Devils on Thursday night. Many Barker swimmers set personal bests in just the second meet of the season. The girls’ team lost 92-77 while the boys were edged out, 86-83.
 
Leading the girls by placing first in two individual events was Anie Carestia as she won the 200 I.M. and the 500 Free. Also winning were: 200 Medley Relay - Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Allison Austin, Emma Jenks. Gendrue also was victorious in the 100 Breaststroke.
 
The boys won 6 of 11 events, but couldn’t get the victory on the scoreboard. Casey Webb led all swimmers with some exceptional performances by taking the 50 Free, the 100 Fly and was a member the winning 200 Medley Relay. The other three members of that relay were: Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb, and Patrick Desmarais. Collin Webb, Desmarais, Goodlander, and Ian Goodlander took the 200 Free Relay. Other individual winners were Collin Webb - 100 Free and Alex Goodlander - 100 Backstroke.
 
The Raiders will host the Pembroke Dragons on Tuesday, December 9 at 4:30.
 
 
Swim Season Promises Excitement
December 2, 2014 
OAKFIELD -- It’s going to be exciting watching the Barker swimmers this year. Many of the returning swimmers have already matched or surpassed their best times from last February. Tuesday night the Raiders traveled to Oakfield to take on the Oakfied-Alabama Hornets. The girls came home with a 63-29 victory while the boys lost by a slim margin, 49-43.
The ladies finished 1st and 2nd in 4 events on their way to winning a total of 5 races. Top finishers were the 200 Medley Relay - Grayce Weller, Sara Gendrue, Allison Austin, Emma Jenks; 200 Free - Renee Levy; 200 I.M. - Anie Carestia; 100 Free - Jenks; 200 Free Relay - Natalie Menz, Carestia, Levy, Jenks; 100 Back - Weller.
 
The boys placed first in 7 events, but lacked the depth to hold onto the lead at the end of the meet. Receiving top honors were the 200 Medley Relay - Alex Goodlander, Collin Webb, Casey Webb, Patrick Desmarias; 200 and 500 Free - Andrew Jenks; 50 Free and 100 Fly - Casey Webb; 100 Free - Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Collin Webb, Desmarais, Goodlander, Casey Webb.
 
It was an excellent start to the season for both teams. The Raiders are home on Thursday night at 4:30 as they host the Attica Blue Devils.
 
 
 
Boys Reach Podium Multiple Times 
February 8, 2014
CHEEKTOWAGA -- The Barker Boys Swim team competed in the Section VI Class C Championships on Saturday where they were able to reach the podium many times. The 200 Medley Relay of Alex Goodlander, Tim Flint, John Stansbury and Collin Webb started the meet off with a fourth place finish. The 400 Free Relay of Alonzo St. Louis, Stansbury, Collin Webb and Casey Webb also captured fourth place. Stansbury, Flint, Collin Webb and Casey Webb swam to a first place and the Class Championship in the 200 Free Relay. 

Individually the team had the following results: Casey Webb 4th in the 50 Free and 5th in the 100 Free; Collin Webb 9th in the 100 Free. Stansbury and St. Louis were 2nd and 4th respectively in the 100 Fly; Goodlander was 8th in the 100 Backstroke; Nolan Bouchane 24th in the 100 Breaststroke; Flint was 9th in the 200 Free and 13th in the 100 Breaststroke.

The team will swim Thursday at Sectionals at Clarence High School.


Girls Take 6th At GR/N-O Crossover Meet 
February 7, 2014
ROCHESTER -- The Barker Girls Swim team had their final competition Friday night at the 11th annual GR/N-O Crossover meet at Gates-Chili. The 200 Medley Relay placed 6th, 200 Free Relay placed 5th, and the 400 Free Relay placed 9th. The girls swam well individually, as Renee Levy finished 21st in the 200 Free. Brooke Targus finished 5th, Anie Carestia 10th, and Sara Gendrue 12th in the 200 IM. Emma Jenks finished 10th and Natalie Menz 11th in the 50 Free. Allie Austin finished 16th, Maddie Dryburgh 20th, and Perrine Gigandet 21st in the 100 Fly. Jenks finished 11th and Menz was 20th in the 100 Free. Carestia was 14th and Levy 20th in the 500 Free. Targus finished 6th and Grayce Weller 17th in the 100 Backstroke. Gendrue finished 6th, Hayley Richbart 9th and Abby Bachman 18th in the 100 Breaststroke.

The team finished with 8 personal best times and were 6th out of 14 teams overall.


200 Free Relay Team Brings Home First At League Championships
February 4, 2014 
NEWFANE -- The Barker Boys Swim team traveled to Newfane on Monday night to compete in the Niagara-Orleans League Swimming Championships where they brought home 10 best times and were honored with the League Sportsmanship Award. The Medley Relays finished 2nd and 3rd, the 400 Freestyle Relays both finished 2nd, while one of the 200 Freestyle Relays finished 2nd. The other 200 Free Relay team of John Stansbury, Tim Flint, Collin Webb, and Casey Webb finished 1st, to take home League Championship Patches.

Individual events were led by Tim Flint finishing 3rd and Ian Goodlander 10th in the 200 Free; Andrew Jenks finished 4th in the 200 IM; Casey Webb 2nd and Alex Goodlander 6th in the 50 Free; John Stansbury 2nd and Alonzo St. Louis 3rd in the 100 Butterfly; Casey Webb 2nd and Collin Webb 3rd in the 100 Free; Andrew Jenks 7th and Collin Stevener 11th in the 500 Free; Alex Goodlander 3rd and Collin Stevener 10th in the 100 Back; Tim Flint 3rd and Nolan Bouchane 6th in the 100 Breaststroke.

The boys had a strong team finish earning 2nd place in the league with a record of 8-2. They will compete in the Class C Championships on Saturday at Maryvale.


Niagara-Orleans League Swim Meet Features 13 Personal Best Times
January 31, 2014
AKRON -- The Barker Girls Swim team traveled to Akron on Friday and competed in the Niagara Orleans League Meet. The Raiders swam 13 personal best times. The Medley Relay teams captured 4th and 7th place, the 200 Free Relay teams finished 3rd and 9th, while the 400 Free Relay teams finished 4th and 8th.

In the 200 Free, Annie Caristia placed 5th and Renee Levy 8th. In the 200 IM, Brooke Targus placed 3rd and Sara Gendrue 9th, while Emma Jenks, Natalie Menz and Erin Greenwald placed 6th, 7th and 13th respectively in the 50 Free. The 100 Fly saw Allie Austin finish 7th, followed by Madison Drybugh in 8th and Perrine Gigandet in 10th. In the 100 Free, Emma Jenks finished 7th, Erin Greenwald was 10th and Natalie Menz took 11th. Renee Levy and Anie Caristia finished 7th and 9th respectively in the 500 Free. Brooke Targus, Dillynn Taylor, and Grayce Weller finished 6th, 7th, and 9th respectively in the 100 Backstroke while Haley Richbart finished 4th, Sara Gendrue 5th and Abby Bachman 9th in the 100 Breaststroke.

The team finished third in the league. It was a great meet for the team and they look forward to a repeat performance at the Girls GR/N-O meet on Friday.


Taylor Grabs First In Backstroke
January 29, 2014
BARKER -- The Barker Raiders Swim teams split against Newfane as they closed their league competition on Wednesday night. Dillynn Taylor had a first place finish in the 100 Backstroke. Paige Sandolfini, Chloe Goodlander, Leah Perkins, Ann Buffington, Alaina Israel, Maya Gooding, Taylor Morris, Piper Moffitt, Hannah Haag, and Haley Stansbury finished a great season for the Lady Raiders. The girls All-League competitors will swim on Friday, January 31 in Akron at 6:00 pm.
The Barker boys swam strong with first place finishes in all three relays. Individual top finishers were Tim Flint - 200 Free, Casey Webb - 50 and 100 Free, John Stansbury - 100 Fly, Andrew Jenks - 500 Free, and Alex Goodlander - 100 Backstroke.

The boys All-League competition will be Tuesday, February 4 at Newfane with a 6:00 pm start time.


Jenks, Webb & Flint Are Double Winners At Akron 
January 22, 2014
AKRON -- The Barker Raiders visited The Akron Tigers last night and split the dual meet. The boys team picked up a victory while the girls team suffered a loss. The girls swam fast and had many season best times led by Renee Levy, Grayce Weller, Allison Austin, Perrine Gigandet, and Natalie Menz.

The guy’s team showed their depth and versatility with Nolan Bouchane and Tim Flint finishing one and three in the 200 IM. Double winners for the boys were Andrew Jenks in the 200 and 500 Free; Casey Webb in the 50 Free and 100 Backstroke; and Tim Flint in the 100 Breast Stroke and 200 IM.


Senior Recognition Night & Double Win For Swim Team 
January 16, 2014
BARKER -- The Barker Swim team hosted the Albion Purple Eagles on Thursday for Senior Recognition Night. Both teams rode a tidal wave of best time finishes to a 115-49 win for the girls and a 114-36 win for the boys. Seniors Brooke Targus, Haley Richbart, Leah Perkins, Dillynn Taylor, Perrine Gagandat for the girls, and Nolan Bouchane, John Stanbury, Tim Flint and Alonzo St. Louis Jr. for the guys, were surrounded by family and friends as they helped Barker win 10 out of 11 first place finishes and 8 out 11 second place finishes for the two teams. Not only the veterans, but the stable of young swimmer such as Paige Sandolfini, Grayce Weller, Maya Gooding, Abby Bachman, Erin Greenwald, Andrew Jenks, Collin Stevener, Ian Goodlander and Dominic Clementi contributed to the success of the teams.

The girls’ team is now 8-2-1 and the boys’ team is 9-2 on the season. The next meet is Tuesday at Akron.


Richbart & Targus Take First Against Channel Cats
January 14, 2014
MIDDLEPORT -- The Barker swim teams traveled to Roy-Hart on Tuesday night to swim against the Channel Cats. Hayley Richbart and Brooke Targus were first place finishers. While Paige Sandolfini, Abby Bachman, Piper Moffitt, Chloe Goodlander, Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue and Maddie Dryburg all stepped-up to make great contributions to their team.

The boys had strong finishes by Andrew Jenks, Dominic Clementi, Casey Webb, John Stansbury, Alex Goodlander, and Collin Stevener.

The next meet will be on Thursday and it is Senior Recognition Night at home against the Albion Eagles.


Barker Picks Up Win & Tie Against Seahorses
January 9, 2014
MEDINA -- The Raiders Swim teams traveled to Medina on Thursday night and rang in the New Year with a win and a tie against the Seahorses. Leading the girls in the tie were first place finishers Brooke Targus, Haley Richbart, and Anie Carestia. Adding to the team score with personal best times were Dillynn Taylor, Maya Gooding, Sara Gendrue, and Natalie Menz. 

The boys win pushed their record to 8-1 by riding a wave of first place finishers: Tim Flint, Casey Webb, Collin Webb, and John Stansbury. Also, helping to secure the victory were Alex Goodlander, Ian Goodlander, Andrew Jenks, Collin Stevener, and Donavan Haag.


Carestia & Jenks Clean Up In Freestyle Races
December 19, 2013
BARKER -- The Barker Swim teams played host to the Akron Tigers on Thursday and came away with a double win. The girl’s double winners were Anie Carestia in the 200 and 500 Free, and Emma Jenks in the 50 and 100 Free. Important contributions were also made by Perrine Gigandet, Allison Austin, Grayce Weller, Elise Zapp and Dillynn Taylor. 

The boy’s team showed their dominance by taking first place in all 11 events. Newcomers Andrew Jenks, Collin Stevener, Dominic Clementi and Ian Goodlander continue to improve and provide valuable points to the winning cause.

Both teams will enter the New Year with identical 7-1 records.


Flints Notches Two Victories At Albion
December 17, 2013
ALBION -- The Barker swim teams traveled to Albion last night and both teams came home with their sixth win of the season. The girls were led by double first place finishers Brooke Targus and Emma Jenks and were followed by Renee Levy, Anie Caristia, Haley Richbart, and Perine Gigandet.

The boys were led by double winner Tim Flint and individual winners Collin Webb, Alonzo St. Louis, Alex Goodlander, John Stansbury, and Casey Webb.

The next meet is Thursday when Barker hosts the Akron Tigers.


Richbart Wins 100 Breaststroke Versus Roy-Hart
December 12, 2013
BARKER -- The Raiders Swim team hosted the Roy-Hart Channel Cats on Thursday night. Haley Richbart posted a win in the 100 Breaststroke and the 200 Free Relay of John Stansbury, Tim Flint, Collin Webb and Casey Webb also swam to a first place finish.

Both teams swam fast and now have a record of 5-1. The next meet is Tuesday at Albion. 


Targus Is Double Winner Against Medina
December 10, 2013 
Barker -- The Barker Swim teams continued their undefeated seasons against the Medina Seahorses last night to move to 5-0. Brooke Targus was a double winner in the 200 IM and 100 Back. Hayley Richbart, Renee Levy, and Emma Jenks all had first place finishes. Tim Flint, John Stansbury, and Casey Webb were winners for the boys.

The relay events for both girls and boys all were victorious for the Raiders.

The next meet will be home at 4:00 on Thursday, against Roy-Hart.


Webb Is Lone Individual Boys Event Winner 
December 7, 2013
BARKER -- The boys and girls Swim teams continued their winning ways as they both posted wins over visiting HAC on Saturday morning. The girls posted three individual winners, led by Anie Caristia - 100 Fly, Brooke Targus - 100 IM, and Haley Richbart - 100 Breaststroke. Erin Greenwald, Renee Levy, Allison Austin, and Alaina Israel also provide valuable points in the win. 

The boys showed their team depth and versatility as they won 2 of 3 relays. Casey Webb was the lone individual winner with a victory in the 100 Free. Alonzo St. Louis, Tim Flint, Nolan Bouchane, Andrew Jenks and Alex Goodlander and Ian Goodlander proved too much for HAC to handle.

Both teams are 4-0 on the season. The next meet is Tuesday at home against Medina. 


Swim Teams Keep Rolling In 2013 
December 5, 2013
BATAVIA -- The Barker swim teams had solid dual wins over the Notre Dame Irishmen on Thursday night as they remaining undefeated with 3-0 records. Dual winners for the girls were Brooke Targus in the 50 Free and 100 Back and Renee Levy in the 200 and 500 Free. Excellent contributions were made by Grayce Weller, Paige Sandolfini, Allison Austin, Elise Zapp and Anie Carestia. 

Individual winners for the boys were John Stansbury in the 100 Fly, Casey Webb in the 50 Free, and Tim Flint in the 100 Breast. Collin Webb, Carter Pisarski, Alex Goodlander, and Andrew Jenks contributed to the boys’ success.

The next meet is at home on Saturday at 11:00 AM.


Swimmers Race To 2-0 Start 
December 3, 2013
BARKER -- A large home crowd witnessed the Barker Raiders swim teams start their home schedule with victories as both teams swam past The Oakfield–Alabama Sharks Tuesday evening. The Lady Raiders swept all three relays behind the stellar swimming of Brooke Targus, Emma Jenks, Renee Levy, Haley Richbart, Anie Caristia, Erin Greenwald and Dillynn Taylor. Individual winners were Sara Gendrue - 100 Breaststroke, Targus - 100 Backstroke, and Jenks - 50 Freestyle.

The boys also swept all three relays and added five first place finishes. Double winners were Casey Webb - 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle, Tim Flint - 200 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke. John Stansbury took first in the 100 Butterfly.

The next meet is Thursday verses Notre Dame at Genesee County Community College.


Swim Teams Open On Road At Pembroke
November 25, 2013
PEMBROKE -- The Raiders Swim Teams started the season with dual wins for both the girls and boys on Monday night against the Pembroke Dragons. Leading the way for the Raiders were Emma Jenks and Casey Webb as double winners in the 50 and 100 Freestyle events. Sara Gendrue and Brooke Targus finished on top in the 100 Breast and 200 IM, respectively.

All three girls relays were also first place finishers which included Dillynn Taylor, Gendrue, Targus, Jenks, Renee Levy, Erin Greenwald, and Anie Carestia.

The boys’ team secured all but one first place finish. Stand outs were John Stansbury, Alex Goodlander, Tim Flint, Alonzo St. Louis, Collin Webb, Nolan Bouchane, and Andrew Jenks. 
 
 
Swimmers Play Waiting Game On Extension Of Post Season
February 9, 2013
CHEEKTOWAGA -- The Boys Varsity Swim team competed in the Class C Championship meet on Saturday and finished a respectable 7th out of 16 teams. The 200 Medley Relay of Brian Alt, Tyler Swann, John Stansbury, and Casey Webb swam a season best time and finished in fourth place which was good enough to earn a sectional patch. Alt swam a personal best time in the 100 Backstroke finishing third while setting a new school record, also good for a sectional patch.

Achieving personal best times at the event were Zach Shaft in the 100 and 200 Free; Nick Israel 100 Back and 50 Free; Tyler Swann 50 Free; Nolan Bouchane 100 Breaststroke; Casey Webb 50 and 100 Free; Zach Smolinsky 100 Free.

The team will now wait until Tuesday to find out if they will be competing at sectionals and state qualifiers this Friday at Clarence.
 
 
Alt Wins Two Events At N-O League Championships
February 5, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Swim team began its post season on Tuesday night with a strong showing at the Niagara-Orleans League Championship Meet. Congratulations to Captain Brian Alt who led the Raiders with a league title in two events. Alt brought home the the 100 Backstroke and 200 Individual Medley. Other top finishers were Zach Shaft, 5th in the 200 Free; Nick Israel, 4th in the 100 Backstroke; John Stansbury, 3rd in the 100 Butterfly; Casey Webb, 3rd in the 50 Free; Tyler Swann, 3rd in the 100 Breaststroke; Nolan Bouchane, 6th in the 100 Breaststroke.

The team posted 6 personal best times at the meet and also had strong performances by seventh graders Collin Webb and Andrew Jenks. The next meet is the Class C Championship on Saturday at Maryvale High School.
 
 
Girls Swimmers Take Fifth At Crossover Meet With Genesee Region
February 1, 2013
AKRON -- The Lady Raiders Varsity Swim team competed in their last meet of the season Friday night at the Genesee Region - Niagara-Orleans League Crossover Meet at Akron High School. Barker swam exceptionally well recording 14 personal best times while cruising to a 5th place finish out of 14 teams.  Top finishers were: Emma Jenks, 5th place in the 50 Free; Madison Greenwald, 8th place in the 50 Free; Meghan Menz, 10th place in the 100 Fly; Brooke Targus, 8th place in the 100 Back and 200 IM; Haley Richbart, 7th place in the 100 Breaststroke; Ruth Gendrue, 6th place in the 200 IM and 5th place in the 500 Free.

Also, seventh grader Sara Gendrue placed 9th in the 100 Breaststroke and eighth grader Anie Carestia placed 19th in the breaststroke. The team now says good-bye and best of luck in the future to seniors Amanda Austin, Ruth Gendrue, and Meghan Menz. The work ethic, positive attitude and contributions of these three swimmers to the Barker Swim program will be missed.
 
 
Gendrue And Richbart Grab Ribbons At All League
January 29, 2013
AKRON -- The Niagara-Orleans League Girls Championship Meet was held in Akron on Tuesday night where the Lady Raiders swam 11 of their best times. Ribbon winners were Ruth Gendrue who was 3rd in the 200 IM and 5th in the 500 Free, Hayley Richbart who earned 2nd place with a personal best time in the 100 Breaststroke, Emma Jenks was 5th in the 50 Free and 6th in the 100 Free, and Madison Greenwald who took 4th in the 50 Free with a personal best time.

Both 200 Medley Relay teams had best times. Elise Zapp, Sara Gendrue, Allie Austin and Madison Greenwald placed 3rd in their heat while Brooke Targus, Hayley Richbart, Meghan Menz, and Emma Jenks placed 5th. The last event of the evening, the 400 Relay, swam by Erin Greenwald, Allie Austin, Emma Fox, and Anie Carestia earned a best time and placed 3rd in their heat.

The last meet of the season will be this Friday at Akron for the N-O/GR Crossover meet. Start time is 6:00 pm.
 
 
10 Senior Swimmers Recognized
January 24, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Swim team had a fantastic week ending with Senior Night and a split against Newfane on Thursday. The boys team swam to victory over the Panthers while the girls team swam well, but were unable to catch the league leaders. Barker produced multiple best times on both sides. Seniors recognized for Barker were Amanda Austin, Ruth Gendrue, Rheanne Levy, Meghan Menz, Fede Romor, Brian Alt, Alfredo Bautista, Nick Israel, Zach Shaft and Zach Smolinsky as they swam their last home meet. Their work ethic, commitment to team and willingness to assist the younger swimmers in improving their stroke is already reaping huge dividends on the team.

Next up is All League and sectionals.
 
 
Swimmers Edge Akron After Relay Wins
January 17, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity swim teams recorded a double win as both the girls and boys touched out the visiting Akron Tigers in a Niagara-Orleans League contest on Thursday night. The sirls team avenged an earlier loss by turning the tide on the Lady Tigers. Even though Barker won 5 first place events, the two teams were tied leading into the final relay. Barker's team of Ruth Gendrue, Meghan Menz, Renee Levy, and Emma Jenks took first place to secure the win as the crowd roared.

The boys continued their winning ways by claiming 7 first place finishes. Brian Alt and Casey Webb were both double winners with personal best times. As with the girls, the meet came down to the last relay and the Barker team of John Stansbury, Zach Smolinsky, Zach Shaft and Brian Alt secured the win.

The depth of both teams continues to contribute to the victories. Specifically, Nick Israel, Alonzo St. Louis, Alex Goodlander, Anie Carestia, Madison Greenwald and Erin Greenwald.

The next meet is Thursday against Newfane. The team will recognize the seniors prior to the contest.
 
 
Jenks Grabs Two Wins At Albion
January 15, 2013
ALBION -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Albion on Tuesday to take on the Purple Eagles for their last road meet of the season. The girls  won 62-34 and the guys won 73-21. Both teams took 9 of 11 first place finishes. Double winners for the girls were Emma Jenks in the 50 and  100 Free and Brooke Targus in the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. Brian Alt was a winner in both the 200 IM and the 100 Backstroke.

The next meet is against Akron on Thursday at 4:30.
 
 
Alt Takes 100 Back at Roy-Hart
January 10, 2013
MIDDLEPORT -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Roy-Hart on Thursday night to take on the Rams. The girls came away with three first place finishes. Individual winners for Barker were Emma Jenks in the 100 Free and Haley Richbart in the 100 Breaststroke.

The boys were out to avenge their only loss of season on Thursday. The meet started off great as Barker won the Medley Relay. The Raiders also won the 200 Free Relay and Brain Alt won the 100 Backstroke. Barker was able to keep it close as their depth and versatility showed. The boys are currently in second place in the N-O League with both losses coming at the hands of Roy-Hart. The girls are in fourth.

The next swim meet is Tuesday against Albion.
 
 
Girls Swimmers Take All Events
January 8, 2013
BARKER -- The Varsity Swim teams battled the Medina Mustangs and the flu bug en route to a double win on Tuesday night. Barker’s depth and versatility prevailed. The girls won 91-79 as they swam away with every first place event. There were multiple personal best times including Meghan Menz, Emma Jenks, Melissa Pestinger, and Sara Gendrue. Inspiring performances were provided by Dillynn Taylor and Erin Greenwald as they battled thru injury and illness.

The boys team swept 8 of 11 first place events recording their first season sweep of the Mustang team in years. The boys were led by Brian Alt, Zack Shaft, Casey Webb, Zach Smolinsky and John Stansbury. Outstanding performances by Alonzo St. Louis, Nick Israel, Donavan Haag, Nolan Bouchane and Alexander Goodlander sealed the win.

The boys are now 8–2 and the girls 6–4. The next meet is Thursday at 4:30 at Roy-Hart.
 
 
Webb Takes 50 Free At Newfane
January 3, 2013
NEWFANE -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Newfane on Thursday night and came away with a split. The guys mixed up the line-up and swam to a 104–60 victory by taking 9 of 11 first places. Zach Shaft won the 200 IM, Casey Webb the 50 Free, Nolan Bouchane the 100 Breast, John Stansbury the 100 Fly, and Brian Alt was a double winner in the 200 Free and 100 Back. Also, grabbing points for the guys were Collin Webb, Alex Goodlander, Dustin Walters, and Patrick Desmarias.

The girls team swam fast, but were no match for the league leaders. Some of the young swimmers that stood out were Melissa Pestinger, Allison Austin, Brooke Targus, Maya Gooding, Madison Greenwald, and Renee Levy.

The next meet is Tuesday at home against Medina.
 
 
Levy And Richbart Both Take First At Akron
December 20, 2012
AKRON -- The Varsity Swim teams split with Akron last night. The boys touched out Akron with an 88-82 win as Brian Alt swam the final leg of the 400 Relay. Alt followed Zack Smolinsky, John Stansbury, and Zach Shaft. Casey Webb swam his best time to win the 50 Free in 24.69 seconds.

The girls fought hard, but the night ended with a 91-79 loss. Renee Levy and Hayley Richbart each had a first place finish along with the 200 Free Relay team of included Levy, Meghan Menz, Ruth Gendrue, and Emma Jenks. Madison Greenwald, Anie Carestia, Emma Fox, Allie Austin, and Madison Dryburgh were also some of the key swimmers.
 
 
Girls Swimmers Take All Three Relays Against Albion
December 17, 2012
BARKER -- The Boys and Girls Varsity Swim teams had solid wins over the Albion Purple Eagles on Monday night. The girls won 102-62 with Ruth Gendrue, Emma Jenks, Meghan Menz, Brooke Targus, and Hayley Richbart each having a first place finish. The girls also took all three relays which added Renee Levy and Madison Greenwald to the top finishers. Grayce Weller, Maya Gooding, Natalie Menz, Sara Gendrue, Maddison Dryburgh and Anie Carestia also had solid performances that contributed to the team win.

The boys had an impressive 101-58 win over Albion with first place finishes by Zach Shaft, Brian Alt, Casey Web, John Stansbury, Tyler Swann and Zack Smolinsky. Andrew Jenks, Alex Goodlander, Patrick Desmarais and Alfredo Bautista also swam great times to contribute to the win.

Barker goes on the road Thursday to take on Akron at 4:30 pm.
 
 
Swim Team Faces Roy-Hart In Front Of Packed House
December 13, 2012
BARKER -- The bleachers were packed with fans to watch the Barker Raiders and the Roy-Hart Rams compete in the pool on Thursday night. The Lady Raiders team produced many personal best times, but were unable to overtake the Rams. Emma Jenks won the 100 Free with a personal best time.  Also swimming fast for Barker was Erin Greenwald, Allison Austin, Emma Fox, Anie Carestia, Brooke Targus and Dillynn Taylor.

The boys team swam well as Brian Alt was an individual winner in the 100 Backstroke. The 200 Free Relay of Zach Shaft, Zach Smolinsky, John Stansbury, and Casey Webb took first place. Donnie Haag, Andrew Jenks, John Stansbury, and Dustin Walters also swam personal best times.

Both teams are both 1-1 in league competition. The next meet is Monday at 4:30 versus Albion.  
 
 
Boys Grab Final Relay To Win At Medina
December 11, 2012
MEDINA -- The Boys and Girls Varsity Swim teams began their league competition with a meet against Medina on Tuesday night. Both teams won hard fought battles over the Sea Horses. The girls swam to a 93-77 victory with eight first place finishes. Ruth Gendrue had two individual wins while Emma Jenks, Renee Levy and Dillynn Taylor each added one. All three relays also placed first.

The boys gave their all and took control to win the meet by grabbing the last relay for an 86-84 win. Zach Shaft, John Stansbury, Tim Flint, and Tyler Swann each earned a first place finish as Brian Alt had two individual firsts for the team.

Every swimmer contributed to these wins. The team is hoping for a big crowd on Thursday as they host the Roy-Hart Channel Cats. The meet starts at 4:30 pm.
 
 
Double Win For Swim Teams
December 6, 2012
BARKER -- The Barker swim teams played host to Wheatland Chili on Thursday night in the last of their non-league contests. Both Barker teams won by large margins as the teams showcased their veteran leadership and overall team depth and strength. Brian Alt, John Stansbury, Ruth Gendrue and Renee Levy were all double winners. First place finishers were Haley Richbart, Dillion Taylor, Tyler Swann and Zach Smolinsky.

Both teams are showing lots of improvement with Madison Greenwald, Patrick Desmarias, Elise Zapp, Sara Gendrue, Andrew Jenks, Grayce Weller, Natilie Menz, and Collin Webb swimming fast. Congratulations go Alex Goodlander and Allison Austin for swimming their first 100 Fly of the season with many more to come.

The girls and boys teams are now 3-1 on the season. League competition begins at Medina on Tuesday at 4:30.
 
 
Trip To Alexander Successful For Girls Swim Team
December 4, 2012
ALEXANDER -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Alexander on Tuesday night to take on the Alexander Trojans. The Lady Raiders showed their strength and depth by swimming to first place in nine of the eleven events and winning the meet 62-33. First place finishers for the girls were Dillynn Taylor - 100 Back, Brooke Targus -200 IM, Meghan Menz - 100 Fly, Hayley Richbart - 100 Breast Stroke, and Ruth Gendrue 200 and 500 Free. The Lady Raiders also swept the relays and had a strong showing from Madison Greenwald, Madison Dryburgh, Allison Austin, Anie Carestia and Leah Perkins.

The boys team swam hard, but were just touched out by Alexander 51-50. Brian Alt was a double winner for the guys in both the 200 IM and 100 Back. Tyler Swan picked up a first in the 100 Breast Stroke. The team had strong performances by Nick Israel, Donnie Haag, Alex Goodlander, Tim Flint and Alonzo St. Louis.

Both teams stand at 2 wins 1 loss on the season. The next meet is at home on Thursday at 4:30 pm.
 
 
Alt & Shaft Are Double Winners In Swimming Victory
November 29, 2012
BARKER -- The Varsity Swim teams hosted the Attic Blue Devils on Thursday night and the boys' team continued their winning ways with a 112-50 victory. The senior captains led the way as Brain Alt and Zach Shaft were both double winners. Alt took the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke while Shaft was victorious in both the 200 and 100 Free. Also grabbing first place were Casey Webb in the 50 Free and John Stansbury in the 100 Fly.

The Lady Raiders lost a close one captain Ruth Gendrue leading the way. Gendrue posted wins in both the 200 IM and 500 Free. Brooke Targus claimed first in the 100 Backstroke.
 
Between the two teams there were over 25 personal best times posted. The fast times for both teams are just the beginning. The next meet is at Alexander on Tuesday.
 
 
Swim Teams Off And Racing
November 27, 2012
BERGEN -- The Varsity Swim teams traveled to Byron-Bergen last night and came away with two wins to start the season on a high note for both teams. The girls picked up a 96-71 victory while the boys finished with a very impressive 102-43 advantage. Both teams benefited from strong performances by the veteran swimmers and the quality contributions by the newcomers. First place finishers for the ladies were: 200 Free - Renee Levy, 200 IM and 500 Free - Ruth Gendrue, 100 Fly - Meghan Menz, 100 Free - Emma Jenks, 200 Free Relay - Brooke Targus, Jenks, Menz and Gendrue.

First place finishers for the boys: 200 Medley Relay - Brian Alt, Tyler Swan, John Stansbury and Zach Smolinsky, 200 Free - Zach Shaft, 50 Free - Casey Webb, 500 Free and 100 Back - Alt, 100 Free - Smolinsky. Barker also won both the 200 and 400 Free Relays.

The next meet is Thursday in Barker at 4:30 against Attica.
 
 
 
Swimmers Take Five Top Fives At All League
February 7, 2012
AKRON -- The Boys Varsity Swim competed in the All League Meet at Akron on Tuesday night and came away with five top five finishes. Phil Schumacher rallied the team and pushed the guys to three personal best times. Top five finishers were Brian Alt - fourth in the 100 Fly and third in the 100 Backstroke; Schumacher - third in the 100 Breaststroke, and the team of Alt, Schumacher, John Stansbury, and Zach Shaft finished third in the 200 Medley Relay and fourth in the 200 Free Relay.

Barker showed they have a bright future in the pool as freshman Tyler Swann posted his best time in the Breaststroke and sophomore Tim Flint posted his personal best time in the 500 Free as well. The boys will now be competing at the Class C Championships this Saturday at Maryvale High School. 
 
 
 
Taylor And Gendrue Place Fourth At All League Meet
January 31, 2012 
AKRON -- The Girl’s Varsity Swim competed in the Niagara Orleans All League meet on Tuesday night and swam away with nine personal best times. Top five finishers for the Lady Raiders were: Ruth Gendrue - fourth in the 200 IM and fourth in the 500 Free and Dillynn Taylor - fourth in the 100 Backstroke. Fifth place finishers were: Brooke Targus - 200 IM, Stephanie Pyra - 100 Fly and Rachel Anderson - 100 Backstroke.

The team earned third place in the Niagara Orleans League this year. With a solid foundation of young swimmers and veteran team members, the future looks bright for Barker Swimming.
 
 
 
Gendrue And Alt Are Double Winners
January 26, 2012
ALBION -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Albion on Thursday night to close out their regular season. The girls won for the fifth time in league competition by posting eight first place finishes. Captain Ruth Gendrue was a double winner in the 200 IM and 500 free. Other first place finishers were Stephanie Pyra - 100 Fly, Dillynn Taylor - 100 Back, and Haley Richbart - 100 Breaststroke.
 
The boys meet came down to the last relay as Albion edged out the fast charging Barker team. Captain Brian Alt was a double winner in the 200 IM and 100 Backstroke. Additional first place finishers were Zach Smolinski - 50 Free, and Phil Schumacher - 100 Breaststroke.
 
Both Barker teams took all but one relay. 17 personal best times were achieved.
 
The next meet is Tuesday at Akron for the Girls All League Meet.
 
 
 
Senior Night In The Pool
January 24, 2012
BARKER -- The Barker Raiders Swim teams had a fantastic meet ending in a split on Tuesday night with the Newfane Panthers on Senior Night. The boys swam to victory while the girls swam fast, but were edged out in a loss to the league leaders. Together the two Barker teams swam 20 personals best times. John Stansbury moved to 17th and Alonzo St. Louis 22nd on the Top 25 all time list in the 100 Butterfly. The teams recognized Rachel Anderson, Stephanie Pyra and Phil Schumacher as they swam their last home meet. Their work ethic, commitment to the team and willingness to assist the younger swimmers in improving their stroke has already reaped huge dividends for the teams.

The next meet is Thursday at Albion.
 
 
 
Swim Teams Split With Medina
January 19, 2012
BARKER --The Barker Swim teams played host to Medina on Thursday and took a split. The girls won going away by a score of 104-66 in large part by winning all eleven first place finishes. The boys team lost a close meet, but won the majority of the events. Overall, the teams produced 17 personal best times and Stephanie Pyra moved up to seventh place all time with her finish in the 100 Fly.

Both teams are showing lots of improvement with Madison Dryburgh and Melissa Pestinger shattering their personal best times in the 50 Free and 500 Free respectively. Tyler Swan, Donnie Haag, Alonzo St. Louis and Tim Flint swam best times as well.

The next meet is home on Tuesday for Senior Night.
 
 
 
Jenks And Haag Swim Personal Best 50 Time For Relays
January 11, 2012
BARKER -- The Raiders swim teams played host to rival Roy-Hart on Tuesday and recorded many best times. The boys Medley Relay of Brian Alt, Phil Schumacher, John Stansbury and Zach Smolinski swam their fastest time of the year. Freshman Donnie Haag and eighth grader Emma Jenks swam their personal best 50 Free as the anchors in their respective relay. Also recording personal bests were Brooke Targus - 200 IM, John Stansbury - 100 Fly, Robert Walter - 100 Breast Stroke and 50 Free, and Kolby Greenwald - 200 Free.

The team will host Akron on Friday at 3:30.
 
 
 
Boys And Girls Swim Teams Defeat Albion
January 5, 2012
BARKER -- The Barker Swim teams hosted the Albion Purple Eagles on Thursday and swam away with two victories. The girls team won by a score of 99–68. Ruth Gendrue was the lone double winner for the girls. Other winners included Rachel Anderson and Stephanie Pyra. Personal best times included Emma Jenks, Sabrina Harris, Phoebe Elter and Allison Austin.

The boys meet came down to the last relay and in dramatic fashion Barker won enough points to secure the victory by a score of 87-82. Nolan Bouchane's come from behind finish allowed Barker to capture first and second place in the 100 Breaststroke and set the stage for the last relay heroics. Best times by Kolby Greenwald, Robert Walters, Alonzo St. Louis and Tim Flint also helped to secure the win.
 
 
 
Swim Teams Combine For 16 Of 22 First Place Finishes
December 20, 2011
MEDINA -- The Varsity Swim teams traveled to Medina to take on the Mustangs Tuesday night. The Lady Raiders team really showed their depth as they took nine of 11 first place finishes. Leading the charge for Barker were Rheanne Levy with four firsts, Ruth Gendrue and Renee Levy with three and Rachel Anderson with two. Also contributing points to the win were Erin Greenwald, Emma Jenks and Christianna Carestia.

On the boys side the team took seven of 11 firsts. Double winners for the guys were Brain Alt, Phil Schumacher and Zach Shaft. Also contributing to the effort were John Stansbury, Alonzo St. Louis and Nick Isreal.

Both teams are continuing to improve and earning many personal best times.
 
 
 
Richbart Wins 100 Breast Stroke At Akron
December 15, 2011
AKRON -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Akron on Thursday night to take on the Tiger Sharks. After eleven grueling events the girls team ending up in an 85-85 tie. First place finishers for the girls were 100 Breast - Haley Richbart, 100 Fly - Stephanie Pyra, and 200 Free - Renee Levy. The girls also won the 200 Free Rely and 200 Medley Relay.

The boys had first places finishes by Brian Alt in the 200 IM and 100 Back, and Phil Schumacher in the 100 Breaststroke. The boys also won the 200 Medley Relay.
 
 
 
Both Swim Teams Take 200 Free Relay At Roy-Hart
December 13, 2011
MIDDLEPORT -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Roy-Hart on Tuesday and continued to improve as both teams began league play. The girl’s team had many personal best times led by Sabrina Harris, Meghan Menz, Phoebe Elter and Renee Levy. First place finishers in the 200 Free Relay were Brooke Targus, Rheanne Levy, Menz and Ruth Gendrue.

The boys also had season best times posted by Donnie Haag, Phil Schumacher and Tyler Swann. First place finishers in the 200 Free Relay were Brian Alt, Zach Shaft, Zach Smolinski and Schumacher.

Both teams travel to Akron on Thursday to take on the Tigers. 
 
 
 
Pyra And Shaft Both Pick Up Wins Against Wheatland-Chili
December 8, 2011
SCOTTSVILLE -- The Barker Swim teams traveled to Wheatland-Chili on Thursday night and came away with two wins. The girls team won by a score of 102-63 while the boys team brought home a 93-52 victory. Double winners for the girls were Ruth Gendrue - 200 IM and 500 Free, and Rheanne Levy in the 50 and 100 Free. Double winners for the guys were Phil Schumacher 100 Fly and 100 Breaststroke, and Brian Alt in the 200 IM and 100 Back.

Single winners were Stephanie Pyra - 100 Fly, Renee Levy – 200 Free, Haley Richbart - 100 Breaststroke, and Zach Shaft - 200 Free. Both teams share a record of 3-1.
 
 
 
Pyra And Gendrue Reach Top 25 List
December 2, 2011
ATTICA -- The Varsity Swim teams traveled to Attica on Friday and took on the strong Attica Blue Devil teams. The Raiders swam extremely well with many personal best times. The girls first place finishers were Renee Levy - 200 Free and Ruth Gendrue who was a double winner in the 200 IM and 100 Breast Stroke. Stephanie Pyra and Ruth Gendrue put their mark on the Top 25 list in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast Stroke, respectively.

The boys swam extremely well. First place finishers were: Brian Alt, Robert Walters, John Stansbury and Zack Smolinski - 400 Medley Relay, Zach Shaft - 200 Free, Alt - 200 IM, Smolinski - 50 Free, Stansbury - 100 Fly, Alt, Stansbury, Shaft, and Smolinski - 200 Free Relay and Alt - 100 Back. Many more best times were recorded as well.
 
 
 
Swimmers Off To Great Start Against Byron Bergen
November 29, 2011
BARKER -- The Varsity Swim teams started the season with non league wins over visiting Byron Bergen on Tuesday. The girls won by a score of 88-69 while the boys came out on top with a 93-74 decision. Both teams benefited from strong performances by the veteran swimmers, as well as quality contributions by the newcomers. First place finishers for the ladies were: 200 Medley Relay - Brooke Targus, Haley Richbart, Stephanie Pyra and Ruth Gendrue, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke - Gendrue, 100 Fly - Pyra, 100 Free - Rheanne Levy, 200 Free Relay - Richbart, Meghan Menz, Rheanne Levy, and Gendrue, 400 Free Relay - Pyra, Renee Levy, Rheanne Levy, and Targus.

First place finishers for the boys: 200 Free - Zach Shaft, 200 IM and 100 Back - Brian Alt, 100 Fly - John Stansbury, 100 Free - Zack Smolinski, 200 Free Relay - Smolinski, Stansbury, Griffen Raymond and Shaft, 100 Breaststroke - Raymond, 400 Free Relay - Shaft, Stansbury, Tim Flint and Alt.

The next meet is Friday at Wheatland-Chili.
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