A bunch of school swimming records fell Wednesday night as Mitchell's boys and girls teams scored victories against River Ridge.
Among them was River Ridge transfer Mazie Siddens, who set the 100 butterfly record in 1:01.18. The previous mark, held by Meghan McCaffery, was 1:06.71. Siddens also set a 100 backstroke record with a 1:06.77, topping 1:11.38 set by Gillian McVeigh.
For the boys, Mitchell's 200 medley relay team (Alex Wegener, Devin McCaffrey, Ian Ondrejka and Gavin Hunt) set a record with a time of 1:49.20, besting the previous 1:53.35. Those four set a 200 free relay record with a 1:35.94; the old mark was 1:38.37. Devin McCaffreybroke the 100 fly record in 55.33, once held by Renzo Alvarez (58.04). Hunt set records in the 50 free (23.30) and the 100 free (52.66).
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Anclote pumped for first game
How excited is the Holiday community about having a football program of its own? Consider:
"We had an awesome turnout for our junior varsity last Thursday," Anclote coach Matt Wicks said.
Now for the real show.
Anclote's varsity had last week off, meaning tonight's 7:30 home game against Lakeland Victory Christian is the first regular-season contest for the first-year program.
"It's the culmination of all the hard work over the summer," Wicks said. "It's a way for everyone to come together on a Friday night. It's going to be special."
From Wicks, here are three players/units to watch:
- Travis Hendrix, Jr., RB: "We're going to have to rely on him to carry the ball. He's very elusive and very quick."
- The offensive line: "They're going to have to be the focal point of our success. We've finally got them looking good and playing like a unit. We've only got six kids, though, so hopefully nobody goes down." The top performer thus far? Freshman Terry Linton, who is 6-foot-2, 268 pounds.
- Terrell Martin, Fr., LB: "We're looking for him to have a big night. We've made him a team captain. He has a great heart, a positive spirit and he flies to the football."
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Note to coaches
The Times will publish statistics next week in all sports. Statistics are a key factor in helping determine all-county teams. Coaches can send stats to Izzy Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadlines for each sport are noon on the following days: cross country and golf, Mondays; swimming, Tuesdays; volleyball, Wednesdays.
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