by Dennis Dalman – firstname.lastname@example.org
The boys Sartell Sabre Swim Team tallied an impressive 106-80 victory over St. Cloud Tech last week in a Central Lakes Conference meet.
In 12 categories, both individual and team medleys, the Sabres, led by coach Jason Anderson, took eight first-place honors.
Midway through the swimming season, the Sabres now have a 6-1 record. So far, the top winning teams in the CLC are Sartell and the Brainerd Warriors with a 6-0 record as of press time Jan. 22.
At the meet with Tech, the Sabres outswam their rivals in a number of categories, taking first place in the following: 100-yard butterfly (Connor Hollingsworth); 100-yard freestyle (Jack Hellie); 100-yard breaststroke (Ian Lawson); 50-yard freestyle (Hellie); 200-yard individual medley (Lawson); 200-yard freestyle relay (Lawson, Ben Maurer, Jack Nieters and Chad Peichel); 200-yard medley relay (Hellie, Lawson, Nieters and Drew Reitz); and 400-yard freestyle relay (Hellie, Nieters, Trevor Nordlund and Reitz).
The Sabres are well on their way to the state CLC championship meet Feb. 7-8 in Alexandria.
As of press time Jan. 23, the CLC teams’ standings are as follows: Brainerd 6-0, Sartell 6-1, St. Cloud Tech, 4-2, Fergus Falls 2-3, Alexandria 2-3, Willmar 2-3, Rocori 1-4, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1-4 and St. Cloud Apollo 0-6.
So far, the Sabres have lost only once – to Brainerd. They won over Sauk Rapids-Rice, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud Apollo, Alexandria, Willmar and St. Cloud Tech.