July 23, 2016

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High school swimming: Grizzlies leave Devils in wake

TALLMADGE — The Wadsworth boys and girls swim teams routed Tallmadge in Suburban League action Wednesday.

Senior Bryce Easterling and freshman Jake Braumbaugh led the boys to a 112-51 victory.

Bryce Easterling

Easterling won the 50-yard freestyle in 24:19 and 500 free (5:22.15). He teamed with Matt Grey, Logan Lanson and Spencer LaHue on the winning 200 free relay (1:38.30) and with Lanson, Braumbaugh and Joshua Zembas on the victorious 400 free relay (3:44.69).

Braumbaugh picked up individual wins in the 200 individual medley (2:12.87) and 100 butterfly (1:01.67). He joined Matt Pavlak, Grey and LaHue on the winning 200 medley relay (1:50.87).

Lanson won the 200 free (2:03.69), Grey placed first in the 100 free (54.69) and Pavlak took the 100 backstroke (1:05.28).

The Blue Devils only had one first-place finish.

Behind junior Kim Stafford’s four firsts, the girls team rolled to a 109-43 victory.

Stafford won the 200 IM (2:35.93) and 500 free (5:52.46). She joined Carolyn Lee, Ellie Surratt and Haley Witschey on the winning 200 medley (2:10.18) and 200 free relays (1:55.82).

Kayla Miller picked up wins in the 50 free (29.17) and 100 breaststroke (1:24.78). She joined forces with Samantha Baughman, Brittany Kittle and Lixabeth Carter on the winning 400 relay (4:55.77).

Witschey took first in the 200 free (2:16.33) and Surratt placed first in the 100 backstroke (1:12.15).

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WOOSTER — The Green boys and girls swept the Colts aside in this Suburban League meet. Cloverleaf’s Josh Butt set a school record in winning the 50 free and also placed first in the 100 free, but it wasn’t enough as Green won 110-54. Butt also was a member of the winning 200 free relay with Jacob Wolf, Jake Thacker and Brice Bechtel. On the girls side, Janelle Jordan set personal records placing second in the 50 and 100 frees, but the Colts fell to the Bulldogs 136-29.

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