Seahorses prepping for N-O swim season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 November 2018 at 10:06 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Veteran members of the Medina swim teams include, in front, Tessa Pecoraro, Brooklyn Brown, Becca Lunden, Hannah Heil and Ashton Laird. In back are Chris Goyette, Ray Paull, Dawson Brown and Hunter Heil.

Rival Albion will provide the opposition when the Medina swim teams begin Niagara-Orleans League competition at home on December 11.

The Seahorses will begin tuning up for the N-O campaign by visiting Byron-Bergen in a non league meet on Friday.

Senior Ray Paull, who placed second in the 100 Breaststroke and junior Hunter Heil who was third in the 100 Butterfly at the All-League meet, lead the way for the boys squad when went 6-4 in N-O competition last season.

The Seahorses underclassmen dominated lineup also includes senior Dawson Brown; juniors Chris Goyette and Lincoln Pace; sophomores Jaden Pencille, August Petrafesa and Andrew Weber; freshmen Ben Griffin, Xander Payne, Isaac Pace, Jaxon Phillips and Cole Seefeldt and eight graders Austin Tomkins and Gabe Mark.

Freshman Mike Marker is also swimming as a team of one for Lyndonville.

Junior Hannah Heil, who won the 50 Freestyle and placed second in the 100 Free at the All-League meet, heads the girls equally underclassmen dominated squad.

The Seahorses team, which went 3-7 last year, also includes seniors Ashton Laird, Margaret Griffin and Becca Lunden; juniors Olivia Carter, Grace Cook, Margaret Klotzbach, and Tessa Pecoraro; sophomores Dakota Alexander, Brooklyn Brown, Grace Cogovan, Corinne Hill, Hannah Kenward, Carina Kingsbury, Emma Roush, Emma Schwarzott, Madison Stewart, Sydney Watts and Amanda Woodruff; freshman Kaylee Lacey and eighth grader Madelynn Satkowski.

November: 30 – at Byron-Bergen, 5:30 p.m.
December: 7 – Wheatland-Chili, 4:30 p.m.; 11 – Albion, 4 p.m.; 14 – at Akron, 4:30 p.m.; 18 – Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; 20 – at Roy-Hart ,4:30 p.m.
January: 3 – at Barker, 4:30 p.m.; 5 – at Albion, 10 a.m.; 8 – Akron, 4:30 p.m.; 10 – at Newfane, 4:30 p.m.; 16 – Roy-Hart, 4:30 p.m.; 18 – Barker, 4:30 p.m; 23 – Boys All-League meet at Akron, 5:30 p.m.; 25 – Girls All-League meet at Newfane, 5:30 p.m.
February: 1 – Girls N-O vs. G-R meet at Gates-Chili, 6 p.m.