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Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Nadeau ptu Blackhawks boy's swimming finishes third at districts By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Cheney High boy's swim team had a suc- cessful outing at the 2A-1A boy's swimming district championships, Feb. 6-7 after they finished third out of 13 teams with 339.5 points at Moses Lake. The top three placers in each event advance to the 2A state championships Feb. 20-21 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Scott Nadeau took home his second district title medley district 2A swimming title in the 200-yard individual medley after he finished in 2 minutes and 5.33 seconds - a career best. He also finished second in the 100 butterfly (57.16). Trevor Babcock took third in both the 100 freestyle (50.98) and 200 freestyle (1:52.28). Caleb Prophet qualified for state in his first individual event after a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle (24.04). In relay events, the team of Babcock, Nadeau, Prophet and Ethan Sugimura took third in the 200 medley relay (1:51.51). Babcock, Nadeau, Prophet and Brock Jongeward finished third (1:36.68) in the 200 freestyle relay. Chenev's 400 freestyle relay team - comprised of Jongeward, Sugimura, Justin Barker and Arseniy Cheney boys and girls wrap regular season Tepp - missed a trip to state after they finished fourth (4.00.34). Head coach Jennifer Hochwalt said she was proud of her team's performance. She said 30 out of 31 swim- mersadvanced to Saturday's finals. "That's the highest percentage of swimmers we've had advance to finals," Hochwalt said. "We had a lot of kids make it to the top 8. I was really impressed with how the kids did this weekend. Districts was phenomenal." Al Stover can be reached at .al@cheney_.freepress.com. By JOHN McCALLUM Editor The regular season came to a close on Tuesday, Feb. 3, for the Cheney High School boys and girls basketball teams. Both Blackhawks squads fell in their final game to visiting Pullman, the girls 6741 and the boys 42-30. The Blackhawk boys struggled to get into double-digit scoring all night against the ZA third-ranked Greyhounds, the closest being a 14-9 score at the end of the first quarter. Keenan Williams led Cheney in scor- ing with seven points while Ryan Smedley added five, Nick Hohrrnan four and four other players added three a piece. Cheney's girls fared a little better, but behind 21-12 at the end of one and 39-24 at the break and could never mount a rally. Kendyl Cone led Cheney with 15 points, with Brette Draper and Kayla Lemelin each adding eight and Hannah Lemelin six. The Cheney boys finish the regular season at 1-11 in the Great Northern League, 5-15 overall while the Lady Black- hawks finish 0-12 inthe GNL and 5-15 overall. Both teams placed fifth, but in the five-team GNL make the first round of the upcoming playoffs. In the boys bracket, Cheney traveled to second-seeded Pull- man Wednesday, Feb. 11, with the winner moving on to face the winner of the East Valley-West Valley game. Second-ranked Clarkston is the top seed waiting for the second-round winner in the seeding game to regionals. On the girls' side, the Lady Blackhawks also travel to No. 2 seed Pullman on Thursday, Feb. 12, with that winner facing the West Valley-Clarkston winner. Top-seeded East Valley awaits the second-round winner in the seeding game Feb. 17. John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. continued from page 1 cisco Martinez (138) and Tyler Thomas (126) finished fourth in their brackets. Boedy Tay- lor (160), Colten Van- dine (132), Josh Corean (145) and Saul Bautista (120) had wins but were eliminated in the con- solation round. As a team Cheney finished third out of five with 177 points. "We competed as well as we could have," Rasmussen said. "We scored more points at districts than we have in any tournament this year. We knew we were going to be successful. It's good to see those Submitted photo from Mat Maulers Top seller Anthony Aguilera celebrated being the top seller in the annual Medical Lake Mat Maulers Cookie Dough Sale by getting to toss a pie in the face of coach Wayne Terry. Aguilera set the club record with total of $1,785 in individual sales. Justin Warnick came in second place with $885 and Alex Tareski was third with $814. The event raised $16,785 in 2014 with final numbers still being tabulated for 2015. Proceeds go to support the popular Little Guy Wrestling pro- gram and help keep registration fees affordable for participants. kids get those wins." According to Ras- mussen, regionals are different this year. While Waterman and Wiseman advance straight into the tour- nament, the other five will have to wrestle a pigtail match against the Central Washington Athletic Conference's No. 6 wrestler in their division. "I live for these tour- naments," Rasmussen said."E monons "" are " mgn " " and your season comes down to what you can do in six minutes. We know what we're get- ting ourselves into." Al Stover can be reached at al@cheneyfreepress.com Athlete of the Week Basketball Aedical Lake I harmacy Denny's Harvest Foods proudly sponsors Medical Lake CARDINAL Athlete of the Week Basketball Denny's We Honestly Care? 215 E. 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