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LCSC swimmers pile on personal-best times at Newport dual meet

Lincoln City Swim Club members Heidi Moreno, Dylan Murphy and Yireth Fuentes won three events each Wednesday in a dual meet against host Newport at...

Five local swimmers win races; LCSC challenges for team titles in April Invite

Five Lincoln City Swim Club members won races to lead the girls to second place and the boys to third this weekend in the...

Nearly 200 swimmers to fill Community Center pool for April Invite

The Lincoln City Swim Club (LCSC) will host its annual April Invitational Friday through Sunday with nearly 200 swimmers from 10 teams occupying the Community Center pool.

Lincoln City swimmers turn overnight trek into trophy trip

“This weekend was truly a family affair with siblings, so it was a fun meet,” longtime LCSC coach Lissa Parker said of her team’s runner-up finish behind Gold Coast (Coos Bay) in the season-ending age-group meet at the North Bend Municipal Pool.

Taft boys relay team fourth best at State; Newport wins boys title

Tanner Landry, Hunter Lunstedt, Sam Cortes and Joram Hoff teamed to place fourth Saturday in the finals of the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA State Swimming Championships in Beaverton.

Taft relay team reaches State finals; three swimmers improve positions

Taft High's boys 400-yard freestyle relay team -- comprised of Tanner Landry, Hunter Lunstedt, Sam Cortes and Joram Hoff -- matched its seeded position by placing fourth Friday to reach the finals of the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA State Swimming Championships in Beaverton.

Longtime Taft coach Parker to dunk five swimmers into State waters

With more than two decades of high school coaching experience, Lissa Parker has done a deep dive into the waters that will determine the best of the best high school swimmers in the state.

Five Taft swimmers to take starting blocks at State championships

Youth and experience were served on the Taft High swim team Sunday with the OSAA’s announcement of the field for next week’s Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Swimming Championships in Beaverton.

Taft boys take second, girls fifth at District swimming championships

Taft swim coach Lissa Parker can’t say for sure who will advance to State, but one thing she does know is her team peaked at the most appropriate time Saturday at the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 1 Swimming Championships.

Taft swimmers poised for strong showing at District finals

Mother Nature joined the usual suspects from Taft High on Friday and advanced to Saturday's finals of the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 1 Swimming Championships at the Newport Aquatic Center.

Departing Taft High seniors make most of ‘Last Chance’ swims

Led by five departing seniors, 19 of Taft High’s 22 participants took Thursday’s “Last Chance” home swim meet to heart by posting their season-best times in preparation for next weekend's District championships.

Taft freshman Sam Cortes dives deep into local swimming lore

On the surface, Taft High’s Sam Cortes has been a fixture in local swimming circles for nearly a decade now. Dive deeper and you’ll learn much more about the personable teenager who is earning the distinction of being among the school’s most dominating freshmen athletes ever.

Taft swimmers splash down third against bigger schools in Salem

Taft High senior Joram Hoff won two events, and senior Lydia Prins, junior Hunter Lundstedt and freshman Sam Cortes one each Saturday to lead the Tigers to third-place finishes at the Blanchet Invitational swim meet in Salem.

Taft boys take the cheese, team title at Tillamook relays

With cheese as bait, Taft High’s boys swimmers took home the biggest blocks Saturday by beating the host squad off the blocks, into the...

Taft boys, girls combine to down Astoria, Seaside in dual swim meet

The Taft boys defeated Seaside and Astoria in head-to-head competition, and the girls downed Astoria but fell to Seaside on Wednesday in high school...

Girls win, boys second in Taft Invitational swim meet

The Taft High girls placed first and the boys second Thursday in the Taft Invitational swim meet at the Lincoln City Community Center pool.

UPDATED: Taft boys place third, girls fourth in Philomath swim meet

Freshman Sam Cortes won the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley, while junior Micah McLeish won the 200-yard freestyle Saturday to lead the Taft High boys to third place at the Clemens Invitational swim meet in Philomath.

Taft High swamps Seaside in Lincoln City swim meet

Freshman Sam Cortes, junior Sammy Halferty and senior Joram Hoff won two events each to narrowly lead Taft High to the boys and girls team titles Thursday in a dual meet with Seaside at the Lincoln City Community Center pool.

Taft High swimmers get feet wet in relay meet at Philomath

The Taft High boys 200- and 400-yard breaststroke teams led the way with victories Thursday at the Rhonda Relays, a non-scoring swim meet in Philomath.

Taft boys swimmers win, girls second at Nygaard Invite in Astoria

Several underclassmen gave themselves and their teammates a big boost in confidence moving forward Saturday as the Taft High swim team won the boys competition and placed second in the girls at the Andrew Nygaard Invitational in Astoria.

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