Albion swim teams have good nucleus

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 25 November 2016 at 8:19 am

Photos by Mike Wertman – Anchoring the lineup for the Albion boys swim squad this season will be this large group of returnees. In front are Dyllan Beach, Matt Kovaleski, Tyler Kast and Chase Froman. In back are Bailey Maier, Devin Olles, Carlitos Sanchez, Thomas Furmanski and Sam Sanchez.

Nine returnees anchor the lineup for the Albion boys swim team which went 5-5 in Niagara-Orleans League competition last year.

The Purple Eagles underclassmen dominated veteran group includes senior Bailey Maier; juniors Tyler Kast and Carlitos Sanches; sophomores Dyllan Beach, Matt Kovaleski and Devin Olles along with freshmen Chase Froman, Thomas Furmanski and Sam Sanchez.

The Albion girls squad, which is looking to rebound from an 0-10 N-O campaign, is likewise led by an underclassmen dominated veteran nucleus. That group includes senior Elizabeth Furmanski; juniors Madison Giattino, Rylie Lear and Allison Graham; sophomore Makayla Obstarczyk and freshman Laiken Ricker. Furmanski placed second in the 100 freestyle at last year’s All-League meet.

The Purple Eagles have four non league meets scheduled before beginning N-O competition at home against Barker on December 13.


Leading the Purple Eagles girls team will be these veterans. In front are Madison Giattino, Makayla Obstarczyk and Elizabeth Furmanski. In back are Rylie Lear, Allison Graham and Laiken Ricker.

Albion’s Schedule
Nov. 29 – at Alexander, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 – Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 – at Wheatland-Chili, 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 – at Spencerport, 11 a.m.
Dec. 13 – Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 – Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 20 – Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 22 – Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 4 – at Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 – at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 – at HAC, 11 a.m.
Jan. 10 – at Medina, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 12 – at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 – at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 20 – Akron, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 – Girls All-League meet at Newfane, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 – Boys All-League meet at Akron, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 – N-O vs. G-R Girls Crossover Meet at Gates-Chili, 6 p.m.