News Sartell — 24 January 2013
Sabre swimmers sink Tech, 106-80

by Dennis Dalman – news@thenewsleaders.com

The boys Sartell Sabre Swim Team tallied an impressive 106-80 victory over St. Cloud Tech last week in a Central Lakes Conference meet.

In 12 categories, both individual and team medleys, the Sabres, led by coach Jason Anderson, took eight first-place honors.

Midway through the swimming season, the Sabres now have a 6-1 record. So far, the top winning teams in the CLC are Sartell and the Brainerd Warriors with a 6-0 record as of press time Jan. 22.

At the meet with Tech, the Sabres outswam their rivals in a number of categories, taking first place in the following: 100-yard butterfly (Connor Hollingsworth); 100-yard freestyle (Jack Hellie); 100-yard breaststroke (Ian Lawson); 50-yard freestyle (Hellie); 200-yard individual medley (Lawson); 200-yard freestyle relay (Lawson, Ben Maurer, Jack Nieters and Chad Peichel); 200-yard medley relay (Hellie, Lawson, Nieters and Drew Reitz); and 400-yard freestyle relay (Hellie, Nieters, Trevor Nordlund and Reitz).

The Sabres are well on their way to the state CLC championship meet Feb. 7-8 in Alexandria.

As of press time Jan. 23, the CLC teams’ standings are as follows: Brainerd 6-0, Sartell 6-1, St. Cloud Tech, 4-2, Fergus Falls 2-3, Alexandria 2-3, Willmar 2-3, Rocori 1-4, Sauk Rapids-Rice 1-4 and St. Cloud Apollo 0-6.

So far, the Sabres have lost only once – to Brainerd. They won over Sauk Rapids-Rice, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud Apollo, Alexandria, Willmar and St. Cloud Tech.

Swim Butterfly
[/media-credit] Sartell Sabres swimmer Conner Hollingsworth finishes first in the 100-yard butterfly event, which helped the Sartell team capsize St. Cloud Tech by a score of 160-80 at last week’s Central Lakes Conference meet between the two teams.

Swim Diver
[/media-credit] With a look of intense concentration, Sabres diver Alec Schneph prepares to perform a back-dive in the recent Central Lakes Conference swim meet with the St. Cloud Tech Tigers.

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Dennis Dalman
Dennis Dalman

editor@thenewsleaders.com Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.

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