Seahorses prep for N-O swim season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 November 2017 at 7:03 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Some of the veteran members of the Medina swim teams include, in front Ashton Laird, Hannah Heil and Brooklynn Brown. In back are Dan Heil, Jack Hill, August Pietrafeso, Hunter Heil, Chris Goyette and Ray Paull.

Looking to rebound from last year’s sub. 500 Niagara-Orleans League records, the Medina boys and girls swim teams are prepping for Friday’s non league home opener against Byron-Bergen.

The small 12 member Medina boys squad, which went 4-6 a year ago in N-O action, includes seniors Dan Heil, Jack Hill and Mason Pecoraro; juniors Dawson Brown and Ray Paull; sophomores Chris Goyette and Hunter Heil; freshman August Pietrafeso and Jaden Pencille along with eighth graders Isaac Pace, Xander Payne and Cole Seefeldt.

Sophomore Hannah Heil, who won the 50 Freestyle and place third in the 100 Free and senior Alyssa Beyer, who took third in the 50 Free at last year’s N-O All-League meet, head the large 26 member girls squad.

The team also includes seniors Shelby Green, Brigid Keller, Madison Kenward and Megan Showler; juniors Marguerite Brakenbury, Margaret Griffin and Ashton Laird; sophomores Olivia Carter, Grace Cook, Margaret Klotzbach, Rebecca Lunden and Tessa Pecoraro along with freshmen Arella Biesinger, Brooklyn Brown, Grace Cogovan, Corinne Hill, Hannah Kenward, Carina Kingsbury, Emma Leonard, Emma Roush, Emma Schwarzott, Madison Stewart, Sydney Watts and Amanda Woodruff.

December: 1 – Byron-Bergen, 4:30 p.m.; 8 – at Wheatland-Chili, 5:30 p.m.; 12 – Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; 14 – Albion, 4 p.m.; 16 – at Webster; 19 – Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.; 21 – at Barker, 4:30 p.m.
January: 3 – at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; 5 – at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; 9 – at Albion, 4:30 p.m.; 11 – at Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.; 17 – Barker, 4:30 p.m.; 19 – Akron, 4:30 p.m.; 24 – Boys All-League meet at Akron, 5:30 p.m.; 26 – Girls All-League meet at Newfane, 5:30 p.m.
February: 2 – Girls N-O vs. G-R Crossover meet at Gates-Chili, 6 p.m.