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 releases its 2017 all-state girls 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.
Isabell Jones won two events on Saturday to lead Arbor View’s girls swim team to a 165-121 victory over Desert Oasis at Pavilion.
The Legacy girls swimming team jumped out to an early lead and withstood a late surge to top Faith Lutheran at Pavilion on Saturday, 131-126.
Chaparral won the final event — the 400-yard freestyle relay — and that was enough to lift the Cowboys’ girls swimming team to a 114-110 victory over Tech on Tuesday at Multi-Generational.
Elizabeth Clinch and Abigail Richter each won two events for the Green Valley girls swimming team Saturday at Heritage Park to help the Gators edge Foothill, 154-150.
Arbor View’s girls swimming team won six of the eight individual swimming events Saturday en route to a 172-118 win over Faith Lutheran at Pavilion.
Cassidy Ludwig won two events Saturday to lead Shadow Ridge’s girls swim team to a 165-121 victory over Arbor View at Pavilion.
The Gators are hoping to contend for region and state titles this season.
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 girls 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.
Abby Richter, a junior at Green Valley, contracted viral meningitis at age 11, and being out of the water for an extended period helped foster her affinity for the sport. Richter has since developed into one of the nation’s top swimmers and will compete Saturday at the Division I state swimming and diving meet at UNLV’s Buchanan Natatorium.
It was mid-March when Coronado swimming coach David Stump got a phone call from senior Parker Evans.
Maddie Cartmill won two individual events Saturday to help Centennial’s girls swimming team to a 143-136 win over Desert Oasis at Municipal.
Charlotte Brereton and Kelsey Barnson each won two individual events Saturday to help the Shadow Ridge girls swimming team to a 199-105 win over Centennial at Pavilion.
Charlotte Brereton won two individual events Saturday to help Shadow Ridge to a 155-132 win over Arbor View 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.
Sami Dillow won two individual events at Heritage on Saturday to help Foothill’s girls swimming team to a 170-102 win over Rancho.
Olivia Johnson, Tonicia Thomas and Astrid Villegas each won two individual events Saturday at Multi-Generational to help Rancho’s girls swimming team defeat Liberty, 137-107.
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.
Mckenzie Grimes won two individual events at Pavilion on Saturday to lead Centennial’s girls swimming team to a 163-130 win over Desert Oasis.
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.
State championships: None
State runner-up finishes: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2009
Individual state champions: Victoria Navarro (2017, 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle), Abigail Richter (2017, 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke), Abigail Richter (2016, 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke); Victoria Navarro (2015, 100 freestyle); Abigail Richter (2015, 200 IM and 100 backstroke); Crysta Imahara (2011, diving); Allie Dodds (2009, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle); Addie Oswald (2009, 200 IM); Kara Oiness (2000, 1 mtr diving); Aubrie Cropper (1999, 1 mt diving); Aubrie Cropper (1997, 1 mtr diving)
Relay state champions: 2017 (200 medley, 400 freestyle), 2016 (200 medley, 400 freestyle); 2015 (200 medley, 400 freestyle); 2010 (400 freestyle); 2009 (400 freestyle)
Region championships: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2004, 2002, 2001
Region runner-up finishes: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004
2017 postseason: Finished second (119 points) at the Class 4A state meet, 7 points behind champion Palo Verde.
Finished second (455.5 points) at the Class 4A Sunrise Region meet, 33.5 points behind Coronado.