Reed Porterfield and Jacob Brown were each double winners in leading the Fredonia Hillbillies (2-3) to a 113-63 victory over arch-rival Dunkirk (0-5) on Tuesday in CCAA Division 1 boys high school swimming.
Porterfield won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:21.21 while also touching the wall first in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.76. Teammate Brown was first in the 50 freestyle (:24.35) and the 500 freestyle (5:56.90).
"They continue to lead us," Fredonia coach Bob Ball said of his two seniors.
OBSERVER?Photo by Stefan?Gestwicki
Dunkirk’s Charles Medema competes in the 100-yard butterfly during Tuesday’s CCAA?Division 1 boys high school swim meet.
The Hillbillies also got contributions from freshman Trystan Meyer who took first in the 200 freestyle at 2:23.37. Eighth grader Matt Zevenberger won the 100 freestyle at 1:01.71.
"We are getting contributions from young and old," Ball said. "It's nice having seniors to help the young guys along. We are getting better each week and we are getting stronger as a program. It's nice having a couple seniors to lean on."
The Marauders were led by junior Charles Medema who won the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke with times of 1:04.05 and 1:08.57, respectively. Peter Kubera took first place in diving with a sectional qualifying score of 192.
"We are pretty much the same type of teams," Ball said of Dunkirk and Fredonia. "Other than the three main guys (Medema, Porterfield and Brown), we have young teams. Our goal is to improve every week. If both teams can improve each week and add to our numbers, we will both get there."
Fredonia's 200 medley relay team took first place with a time of 2:03.66. The team consisted of Zevenbergen, Porterfield, Brown and Jack Fiorella. Meanwhile, Dunkirk's 400 freestyle relay touched the wall first with a time of 4:10.53. The team was comprised of Don Haynes, Medema, Andrew Saye and Billy Bradley.
"Although we lost, the Dunkirk swimmers swam with an enormous amount of heart,"
Dunkirk coach Bryan Westling said. "Two swimmers stood out today - Charles Medema with his three first places and one second place led the team in points and swam some of his best times. Also, Peter Kubera's hard work and determination has skyrocketed him to a season-best diving score of 192."
With the teams so similar and youth continuing to improve each week, Ball noted the rivalry will be fun to watch the next few years.
"It's important for us to beat them in sports and I am sure they feel the same way," Ball said. "They have good kids in their program. It's good, friendly competition and we are fairly evenly matched. It makes for an exciting meet. Next year they will be much better. We have work ahead of us as far as the Dunkirk, Fredonia meet goes. As long as we can keep getting the guys out and keep improving, better years will be ahead down the road."