Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2017 spring sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
A look at the Review-Journal’s Athletes of the Year from the spring season
The Las Vegas Review-Journal announces its 2017 all-state boys swimming and diving team.
Bishop Gorman’s football team has won eight consecutive state titles and three straight mythical national championships. But the Gaels are far from the only dynasty in Southern Nevada.
Follow the link for postseason boys and girls swimming and diving honors, as selected by coaches. All-region teams will be posted as they are received.
Palo Verde’s girls swimming and diving team won its third consecutive 4A state championship Saturday at the Carson Aquatic Facility, while the boys team won its fifth consecutive title with not nearly as much drama or challenge.
The Cougars led the way on the scoreboard in both the boys’ and girls’ meets to clinch a pair of Sunrise Regional titles at UNLV.
Legacy’s boys swimming team won all three relays, and Tristan Arruti won a pair of individual events en route to a 153-75 victory over Cheyenne at Municipal on Saturday.
Keaton Ogden and Dylan Wilson finished 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle Saturday to help the Virgin Valley boys swimming team slip past Chaparral at Multi-Generational, 112-111.
Tyler Harper won two events Tuesday to lead Eldorado’s boys swimming team to a 97-90 win over Cheyenne in a dual meet at Multi-Generational.
Nathan Bugash, Noah Letkiewicz, Parker Menzie and Everett Rojas each won individual events Saturday to help the Arbor View boys swimming team beat Centennial, 159-122 at Pavillion.
Michael Finetti won two events Saturday to lead the Desert Oasis boys swimming team to a 113-72 win over Bonanza at Pavilion.
Faith Lutheran’s boys swimming team edged Clark in the final event, and the teams finished tied with 145 points in a meet at Pavilion on Saturday.
The Gators are hoping to contend for the Sunrise Region title.
Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2016 spring sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal announces its 2016 all-state boys swimming teams.
Follow the link for postseason swimming honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
The Panthers took control early, with both teams cruising to victories. It was the second consecutive state title for the girls and the fourth straight for the boys.
It was mid-March when Coronado swimming coach David Stump got a phone call from senior Parker Evans.
Tristan Arruti, Garrett Jones and Tama Tuitama each won two individual events Saturday to help Legacy’s boys swimming team edge Bishop Gorman, 148-146 at Municipal.
Tama Tuitama and Garrett Jones each won two individual events Saturday at Pavilion to help the Legacy boys swimming team to a 148-146 win over Arbor View.
Mason Archer won two individual events Saturday to help Sierra Vista to a 143-142 win over Clark at Pavilion.
CARSON CITY — Waiting to swim the anchor leg of the boys 400-yard freestyle relay, Logan Houck had nothing to do but watch as Palo Verde teammate David Miller opened a two-second lead in the final event of the Division I state swimming and diving championships Saturday at Carson City Aquatic Facility.
Forget the records. Green Valley sophomore Abby Richter is excited about the music.
Michael Velazquez set two school records Saturday and helped Green Valley’s boys swimming team to a 190-73 win over Valley at Multi-Generational.
Logan Houck, David Miller and Dylan Sweikert each won one individual event and swam on two victorious relay teams Saturday to help Palo Verde’s boys swimming team to a 174-120 win over Legacy at Pavilion.
Montana Lloyd and Alex Hubel each won two individual events Tuesday to lead Boulder City’s girls swimming team to a 208-52 win over Del Sol at Heritage Park.
Michael Pecjak won two individual events at Municipal on Saturday to help Tech’s boys swimming team to a 124-116 victory over Virgin Valley.
Faith Lutheran senior Bowen Becker could be remembered as the fastest swimmer in Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association history by the end of the season. “I want to be remembered to where people will say my name and actually know who you”re talking about,” he said.
Amy Lubawy kept thinking she had reached a plateau in her swimming career.
State championships: 1996
State runner-up finishes: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 1998
Individual state champions: Michael Velazquez (2015, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke); Michael Velazquez (2014, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke); Michael Velazquez (2013, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke); Thomas Meek (2012, 50 freestyle); Robert Hommel (2011, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle); Robert Hommel (2009, 200 IM and 500 freestyle); Ryan Chatwin (2006, 1 mtr diving); Jeff Ellingsen (100 backstroke); Jason Reed (1997, 100 butterfly)
Relay state champions: 2015 (200 freestyle); 2014 (200 freestyle and 400 freestyle); 2013 (200 medley and 200 freestyle) 1998 (200 medley)
Region championships: 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005
Region runner-up finishes: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
2017 postseason: Finished sixth (47 points) at the Class 4A state meet.
Finished second (442 points) at the Class 4A Sunrise Region meet, 69 points behind champion Coronado.