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Solomon garners victories No. 500, 501

High School Swimming

EBENSBURG — The Hollidaysburg swims teams helped its coach reach a career milestone in a sweep of Central Cambria on Wednesday night in high school swimming.

Deb Solomon picked up win No. 500 as the Tigers defeated the Red Devils by a 90-80 score.

Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers garnered win No. 501 for Solomon in a 119-51 victory.

“I am so grateful to have such talented and hardworking kids. Thank you to all of the swimmers I have coached over the past 27 years,” Solomon said. “(Former Hollidaysburg athletic director) Dean Rossi took a chance on me 21 years ago and I think he would be proud. I can see him smiling down on me now.”

Nick Helsel picked up wins in the 100 and 200 freestyles, while Parker Baynard (200 IM and 100 backstroke) and Conner McKeirnan (500 freestyle and 100 backstroke) all earned doubles wins.

Allison Black (200 IM and 100 butterfly) and Megan Dinges (50 and 100 freestyle) claimed two victories each for the Lady Tigers.

BOYS

HOLLIDAYSBURG 90, CENTRAL CAMBRIA 80

200 medley relay: 1. Hollidaysburg (Bayard,McKeirnan,Gnegy, Helsel) 1:47.90; 2. Central Cambria 1:58.67; 3. Hollidaysburg 1:59.69. 200 freestyle: 1.Helsel H, 2:04.74; 2. 2. McCloskey CC, 2:06.72; 3. Haycisak CC, 2:12.55. 200 IM: 1.Bayard H, 2:15.29; 2. Gnegy H, 2:19.82; 3. Wandel CC, 2:19.93. 50 freestyle: 1. Roberts H, 24.37; 2. Farabaugh CC, 24.79; 3. I. McMullen CC 25.56. 100 butterfly: 1. Gnegy H, 1:01.07; 2. Haycisak CC, 1:04.10; 3. Soyka CC 1:05.74. 100 freestyle: 1. Helsel H, 54.31; 2. Farabaugh CC, 55.99; 3. McGlynn CC, 59.09. 500 freestyle: 1. McKeirnan H, 5:02.08; 2. McKloskey CC, 6:08.64; 3. I. McMullen CC, 6:15.19. 200 free relay: 1. Hollidaysburg (Roberts, Grabill, O’Connor, McKeirnan) 1:39.74; 2. Central Cambria 1:44.56; 3. Central Cambria 1:50.74. 100 backstroke: 1. Bayard H 59.19; 2. McGlynn CC, 1:11.96 3. Grabill, H 1:13.57;. 100 breaststroke: 1.McKeirnan H, 1:07.01; 2. Kuntz CC 1:13.10; 3. McGlynn CC, 1:13.15. 400 free relay: 1. Hollidaysburg (Helsel, Roberts, Gnegy, Bayard) 3:39.95 ; 2. Central Cambria 3:52.59; 3. Central Cambria 4:11.83.

GIRLS

HOLLIDAYSBURG 119, CENTRAL CAMBRIA 51

200 medley relay: 1. Hollidaysburg, (McCall, L. Imler, M. LeCrone, Bainey), 2:09.02; 2. Hollidaysburg 2:14.74; 3. Central Cambria 2:15.32. 200 freestyle: 1. Westrick CC, 2:09.48; 2. Kathleen Tinker, H 2:12.50; 3. Vyborny H, 2:28.77. 200 IM: 1.Allison Black H, 2:26.66; 2. Forcellini CC, 2:39.37 3. Evans H, 2:43.04; . 50 freestyle: 1.Dinges H, 26.72; 2. Bainey H, 29.54; 3. Ashurst CC, 30.32. 100 butterfly: 1.Al. Black H 1;08.27; 2.Forcellini CC 1: 12.08; 3.Fisher H 1:15.14. 100 freestyle: 1.Dinges H, 58.21; 2. Westrick CC, 58.61; 3. Ashurst CC, 1:06.57. 500 freestyle: 1. Tinker H, 6:04.58; 2. Hoover H, 6:24.02; 3. Kuntz CC, 6:55.70. 200 free relay: 1. Hollidaysburg (Tinker, Frazier, Al. Black, Dinges)1:55.62; 2. Hollidaysburg 2:02.12; Central Cambria 2:03.60 . 100 backstroke: 1.McCall H, 1:15.09; 2.Claar H, 1:15.11; 3. Hoover H, 1:15.63. 100 breaststroke: 1. L. Imler H, 1:18.79; 2. Evans H, 1:23.66; 3. Lenhart H, 1:27.23. 400 free relay: 1. Hollidaysburg (Dinges, M. Lecrone, Al. Black, Tinker) 4:13.61; 2. Central Cambria 4:25.73; 3. Hollidaysburg, 4:35.58; .

Records: Hollidaysburg boys (9-0); Hollidaysburg girls (8-1); Central Cambria boys (5-1); Central Cambria girls (2-4).

Altoona sweeps

Rusty Focht and Ethan Pacifico were both double winners for Altoona in a 97-46 win over Cambria Heights.

Focht won the 200 freestyle and 100 breatstroke while Pacifico won the 50 and 500 freestyle races.

The Altoona girls pulled out a much closer win over Cambria Heights, 89-75. Julianna Kratzer was the lone winner for the Lady Lions in the 100 breaststroke.

For the Lady Highlanders, Maddie Dzurko (200 IM, 500 freestyle), Sarah Petry (200 freestyle, 100 backstroke) and McKenzie Watt (50 freestyle and 100 butterfly) were all double winners and Heights also won the 200 medley and 400 free relays.

BOYS

Altoona 97 Cambria Heights 46

200 medley relay: 1. Altoona (Steinbugl, Neil, Dugan, Serbin A 2:16.09); 2. Cambria Heights 2:25. 200 freestyle: 1. Focht, A, 2:14.69; 2. Ball, CH, 2:37.21; 3. Webster, A, 2:39.44. 200 IM: 1. Weaver, A, 2:45.86. 50 freestyle: 1. Pacifico, A, 27.55; 2. Steinbugl, A, 29.01; 3. Dotts, CH, 29.97. 100 butterfly: 1. Dugan, A, 1:26.50; 2. Tinker, CH, 1:52.92. 100 freestyle: 1. Snyder, CH, 1:00.43; 2. Ball, CH, 1:09.81; 3. Serbin, A, 1:11.78. 500 freestyle: 1. Pacifico, A, 6:34.64; 2. Weaver, A, 6:4.29; 3. Dotts, CH, 7:14.14. 200 free relay: 1. Altoona (Hopkins, Pacifico, Dugan, Focht), 1:43.94; 2. Cambria Heights 2:00.54. 100 backstroke: 1. Steinbugl, A, 1:4.92; 2. Webster, A, 1:32.00; 3. Glass, CH, 1:50.76. 100 breaststroke: 1. Focht, A, 1:13.97; 2. Snder, CH, 1:21.61; 3. Neil, A, 1:32.98. 400 free relay: 1. Altoona (Dugan, Weaver, Steinbugl, Focht), 4:25.58; 2. Altoona 4:54.04; 3. Cambria Heights 4:58.73.

GIRLS

Altoona 89 Cambria Heights 75

200 medley relay: 1. Cambria Heights (Petry, Dzurko, Watt, Kinney), 2:08.02; 2. Altoona 2:11.17; 3. Altoona 2:40.88. 200 freestyle: 1. Petry, CH, 2:13.45; 2. Fraundorfer, A, 2:13.53; 3. Yost, A, 2:46.36. 200 IM: 1. Dzurko, CH, 2:27.70; 2. Slobodnik, A, 2:35.54; 3. Murphy, A, 3:10.19. 50 freestyle: 1. Watt, CH, 28.95; 2. Kinney, CH, 28.96; 3. Focht, A, 29.76. 100 butterfly: 1. Watt, CH, 1:15.93; 2. Davis, CH, 1:49.65; 3. Burket, A, 1:56.12. 100 freestyle: 1. Fraundorfer, A, 1:00.78; 2. Kratzer, A, 1:06.79; 3. Kinney, CH, 1:07.06. 500 freestyle: 1. Dzurko, CH, 6:09.85; 2. Slobodnik, A, 6:18.44; 3. Neil, A, 7:54.15. 200 free relay: 1. Altoona (Focht, Kratzer, Fox, Fraundorfer), 1:58.92; 2. Altoona 2:08.67; 3. Cambria Heights 2:31.85. 100 backstroke: 1. Petry, CH, 1:11.55; 2. Yost, A, 1:27.86; 3. Murphy, A, 1:30.27. 100 breaststroke: 1. Kratzer, A, 1:21.34; 2. Focht, A, 1:25.15; 3. Deckard, CH, 1:36.43. 400 free relay: 1. Cambria Heights (Kinney, Watt, Petry, Dzurko), 4:23.80; 2. Altoona 4:35.80; 3. Altoona 5:33.74.

Records: Altoona boys (2-4); Altoona girls (2-4).

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