Saturday, July 11, 2020



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.
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