Laguna Beach swimming maintained its grip on the Orange Coast League on Wednesday, but the Breakers’ girls team offered something extra.
With a dominating performance at the league finals meet at Costa Mesa, Laguna Beach’s girls signaled that they might be on the rise next week at the CIF-SS Division 2 meet in Riverside.
Three things we learned from Tuesday’s swim prelims:
1. Kate Krolikowski and Woodbridge are more than just darkhorse contenders in Division 1: The Warriors’ junior blasted county-leading times in the 200 (1
The first titles of league championship week in Orange County aquatics have been earned.
Marina's Tanner Tenhulzen and Los Alamitos' Mary Sojin captured diving titles at the Sunset League finals Monday at Los Alamitos.
The Georgia Tech-bound senior won the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.44), finished second to Grant Shoults in the 100 backstroke (52.77) and raced on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relays to help the unranked Lancers tie No. 1 Santa Margarita, 85-85, in a Trinity League meet.
MISSION VIEJO Signs of hope for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Trials and beyond sprung from the pool Sunday but it was the swift current below the surface generated by Tom Shields that held the most promise.
The Cal Aquatic
Valencia’s Gabby Garcia, a four-time state champion in girls wrestling, is a finalist for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award.
The award, which was first awarded in 2014, is named after Saunders, who was a four-time World Champion and women’s wrestling pioneer. She was the first woman inducted into
MISSION VIEJO There was no celebratory splash or fist pump from Katie McLaughlin. Even in the best of times, she mostly stays even-keeled. But moments after she finished first Saturday night at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions, the cheers burst from the pool deck and the promising chatter began.
2nd Freelance Invitational
At Capo Valley
Team results: 1. Maranatha 371; 2. Saddleback Valley Christian 314; 3. Gahr 286; 4. Loyola 243
200-yard medley relay (1:47.00) -- 1. Mara 1:50.62;
200 free (1:47.50) -- 1. Munaretto (Fairmont) 1:45.47
The bright afternoon sun reflects off the aqua blue water, briefly obscuring the oasis from a distance.
The pool at Pacifica High is filled with swimmers neatly divided between floating blue-and-white lane lines. The group navigates one lap after another with little rest, uniformly spaced by a few yards.
Somewhere among the group
MISSION VIEJO – Katie McLaughlin didn’t claim the top step of the awards podium but smiled and waved to her Cal teammates from the third-place perch.
Her mannerisms probably seemed simple Friday night but McLaughlin, 18, didn’t take them for granted.
“I’m just happy to be here and racing and home,&rd
Orange Coast League
LAGUNA BEACH 101, CALVARY CHAPEL 64
SANTA MARGARITA 85, ORANGE LUTHERAN 85
MATER DEI 115, ST. JOHN BOSCO 51
CORONA DEL MAR 90, NEWPORT HARBOR 80
FOOTHILL 117, VILLA PARK 53
Golden West League
Ocean View 125, Loara 36
North Hills League
BREA OLINDA 116, CANYON 54
Orange Coast League
ESTANCIA 115, GODINEZ 53
COSTA MESA 117, SADDLEBACK 42
Pacific Coast League
SANTA ANA Probably no other high school in America could match the collection of former Olympian offspring that was assembled Wednesday at Foothill’s pool.
Five children of two medal-winning U.S. Olympic swimmers raced as the host Knights and Villa Park tried to settle the dual-meet lead in the Crestview League.
The proud f
All-County water polo player Ethan Wojciechowski of Huntington Beach and fellow junior teammate Ryan Hurst have committed to Cal, Oilers boys coach Sasa Branisavljevic confirmed Wednesday.
Wojciechowski was a first-team All-County selection last season and is one
Katie McLaughlin’s comeback from a neck injury will be among the storylines at the TYR Fran Crippen Memorial Swim Meet of Champions this weekend in Mission Viejo.
The Mission Viejo Nadadores and U.S. national team swimmer frac
KENNEDY 121, TUSTIN 45
DANA HILLS 102, SAN JUAN HILLS 68
Sea View League
MISSION VIEJO 92.5, EL TORO 77.5
South Coast League
TESORO 113, SAN CLEMENTE 57
TRABUCO HILLS 110, CAPO VALLEY 60
EDISON 99, NEWPORT H
One of the most competitive leagues in Orange County swimming has gotten even tougher.
The upcoming Pacific Coast League boys finals, featuring top-five ranked University, Northwood and Corona del Mar, add