Scouting local boys swimming sectionals

Scouting local boys swimming sectionals

2014-02-19T17:00:00Z 2014-02-19T19:31:20Z Scouting local boys swimming sectionals nwitimes.com
February 19, 2014 5:00 pm

LaPorte Sectional

When: Preliminaries -- 5:30 p.m. today. Diving, 9 a.m. Saturday. Swimming and diving finals, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Favorite: Chesterton. Darkhorse: Valparaiso.

Participating teams: Calumet, Chesterton, Hobart, Knox, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Portage, South Central, Valparaiso, Wheeler.

Individuals to watch: Chesterton -- Patrick Curley, Sr., IM, fly; Andy Hurst, Sr., sprints; Tony Kincaid, Sr., fly, sprints; Gary Kostbade, Fr., free, breast; Jack Kurfman, Sr., sprints; Blake Pieroni, Sr., IM, free; Nate Rodriguez, Sr., back; Wesley Slaughter, Fr., sprints; Jack Wallar, Sr., free, breast; Aaron Whitaker, Sr., back, fly; Ethan Whitaker, Sr., distance. Michigan City -- Tim Schoof, So., fly. Portage -- John Fannin, Sr., diving. South Central -- Kane Klimczak, Jr., back, fly. Valparaiso -- Andrew Antonetti, Sr., distance. Wheeler -- Jack Fekete, Jr., sprints.

Fast fact: Defending state champion Chesterton has won 15 consecutive sectional titles.

Munster Sectional

When: Swimming preliminaries, 5:30 p.m. today. Diving, 9 a.m. Saturday. Swimming and diving finals, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Teams participating: Bishop Noll, Clark, Crown Point, E.C. Central, Gavit, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Lake Central, Lowell, Morton, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer, South Newton.

Favorite: Munster. Darkhorse: Crown Point.

Swimmers to watch: Crown Point -- Andrew Kvachkoff, Sr., breast, IM; AJ Huls, Jr., back, free; Joey Karczewski, So., all-around; Nick Morin, Sr., fly; Sage Chiaro, Sr., diving. Highland -- Jeff Schroeder, Sr., free; Chris Dabrowski, Jr., distance; Matt Harnisch, Sr., sprints; Matt Byquist, Jr., all-around. Lake Central -- Connor Homans, Jr., sprints; Josh Barajas, Jr., IM, fly, distance; Mike DeYoung, Sr., sprints. Lowell -- Nolan Cook, Sr., distance. Morton -- Connor Davidson, Sr., sprints; Ben Daniels, Sr., distance; Mike Beatty, Sr., IM, distance. Munster -- Wilson Beckman, Jr., back, free, fly; Joey Gardner, Jr., IM, back; Collin Sroge, Sr., distance; Matt Specht, Sr., breast, free; Jacob Comanse, Jr., diving.

Fast fact: Munster has won a state-record 28 consecutive sectional championships.

— Jim Hunsley, Matt Douthett, The Times

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