Dragon swim teams fall to powerhouse McDowell

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren Area High School swimmer Andy Beyer competes in the 200 IM against McDowell at the Warren County YMCA on Thursday.

The Warren Area High School swim teams returned from their holiday break to face talented McDowell squads, with the boys falling 109-65 and the girls 144-35.

“You don’t know how they’re going to respond to it,” said Warren coach Russ Beyer of the layoff. “We’ve been ramping up our practices because we had our layoff. It was kind of like a new beginning to the season. Each kid is different. I think most of our results tonight, times went up a little bit. Yeah, they’re not happy, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s probably a normal curve.”

Andy Beyer was a multiple event winner for the boys in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke.

McDowell took every first in the girls competition.

“The McDowell girls are as advertised,” Beyer said.

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren Area High School swimmer Seebe Proper competes in the 200 IM against McDowell at the Warren County YMCA on Thursday.

“We had some good time drops here and there,” he added. “Hunter Smith had a good meet. Sydney Govoni and Eva Turner did on the girls side as well. The Bonavita boys are tough kids. They swim the tough races. I give them a lot of credit. Graham Carr, Trenten Dippold, some of our young swimmers are doing really well also.”

The Dragons return to the pool next Thursday against Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria.

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GIRLS

McDowell 144, Warren 35

200 Medley Relay 1. McDowell (2:08.39); 2 .McDowell; 3. Warren

200 Free: 1. Baker (M) 2:21.19; 2. DeVore (M); 3. Fortenbraccio (M)

200 IM: 1. Pierce (M) 2:31.02; 2. Kramer (M); 3. Beyer (W)

50 Free: 1. Louie (M) 28.57; 2. Taylor (M); 3. G. Hahn (W)

100 Fly: 1. Nuzback (M) 1:07.44; 2. Myers (M); 3. Danylko (M)

100 Free: 1. DeVore (M) 1:05.52; 2. Fortebraccio (M); 3. Sebunia (M)

400 Free: 1. Baker (M) 5:00.09; 2. Liu (M); 3. Nuzback (M)

200 Free Relay: 1. McDowell (1:55.15); 2. McDowell; 3 .Warren

100 Back: 1. Vieira (M) 1:14.29; 2. Nugent (W); 3. Sebunia (M)

100 Breast: 1. Pierce (M) 1:25.06; 2. Johnson (W); 3. Heeter (M)

400 Free Relay: 1. McDowell (4:22.44); 2 .McDowell; 3. McDowell

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BOYS

McDowell 109, Warren 65

200 Medley Relay: 1. McDowell (2:00.16); 2. Warren; 3. McDowell

200 Free: 1. Fuhrman (M) 2:13.30; 2. Harrison (W); 3. Kaverman (M)

200 IM: 1. Beyer (W) 2:23.49; 2. Su (M); 3. Lee (M)

50 Free: 1. Fickenworth (M) 25.66; 2. Ashbaugh (W); 3. Johnson (W)

100 Fly: 1. Lee (M) 1:04.98; 2. Su (M); 3. Hahn (W)

100 Free: 1. Fickenworth (M) 58.13; 2. Ashbaugh (W); 3. Mara (M)

400 Free: 1. Fuhrman (M) 4:50.10; 2. Kaverman (M); 3. Johnson (W)

200 Free Relay: 1. McDowell (1:55.14); 2. Warren

100 Back: 1. Beyer (W) 1:04.03; 2. Harrison (W); 3. Marn (M)

100 Breast: 1. Cauley (M) 1:15.82; 2. Smith (W); 3. Kraus (M)

400 Free Relay: 1. McDowell (3:58.62); 2. Warren; 3. McDowell

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