The meet results were a split decision as the boys won, but the girls fell short to the perennial Niagara-Orleans League Champions. Firsts for Barker were: Natalie Menz - 50 Free; Abby Bachman - 100 Breaststroke; Collin Webb - 50 and 100 Free; Dominic Clementi - 100 Fly; 200 Free Relay - Adam Wagner, Clementi, Kevin Biggs, Webb; 400 Free Relay: Jenks, Matthew Pestinger, Wagner, Webb.
The season record for the girls is 7-6 while the boys sit at 8-5 with one more dual meet. The final meet will be at home vs. Medina on Friday, January 20th and it will be Senior Recognition Night.
The boys team grabbed 9 events as well, including the three relays. Winners were: 200 Medley Relay - Zack Cogar, Dominic Clementi, Andrew Jenks, Collin Webb; 200 Free Relay - Jenks, Matthew Pestinger, Adam Wagner, Webb; 400 Free Relay - Webb, Pestinger, Clementi, Wagner. Grabbing victories in individual events were: Jenks, a double winner - 100 Fly and 100 Breaststroke; Adam Wagner, winning twic - 200 Free and 100 Back; Webb - 500 Free; Clementi - 200 I.M.
Winning for the boys were: Collin Webb - 50 and 100 Free; Andrew Jenks - 200 I.M and 500 Free; Collin Stevener - 100 Fly and 100 Back; Adam Wagner - 200 Free; Dominic Clementi - 100 Breaststroke; 200 Medley Relay - Stevener, Clementi, Jenks, Webb; 200 Free Relay - Clementi, Matthew Pestinger, Wagner, Webb; 400 Free Relay - Christian Young, Zachary Lawson, Sergio Bautista-Lopez, Michael Dalton.
200 Free Relay Team Turns In School Record Setting Performance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next up is All League and sectionals.
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.
The next meet is against Akron on Thursday at 4:30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The next meet is Thursday at Albion.
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.
The team will host Akron on Friday at 3:30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.