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WHS Swim team looks to State after strong Sectional

February 13, 2019

From Coach Foucault:

The Whippets had an outstanding meet at Sectionals! The team will head to State on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the following events: Young Liang 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, Jack Mayer 50 and 100 Freestyle and the 200 Freestyle Relay team of Jack Mayer, Michael Kuhl, Devin Bazeley and Young Liang. Jonathan Manriquez will serve as an alternate for our State relay.

The team had several outstanding swims at Sectionals. Our 200 Medley Relay team of Michael Kuhl, Young Liang, Devin Bazeley and Jack Mayer swam a season best time, just a bit off the State qualifying time. Michael Kuhl swam a best time in the lead off 100 of his 200 Freestyle race, while teammate Devin Bazeley posted a lifetime best time in his 200 Freestyle. Devin now holds the 4th fastest time in the 200 Freestyle all time. Young Liang finished 3rd in the 200 Individual Medley posting a season best time and qualified for this year’s State meet with this swim. We had 3 swimmers compete in the 50 Freestyle. Zach Tomomitsu and Jonathan Manriquez both posted season best times. Jack Mayer finished 3rd overall and qualified for the State meet with his best time. Jovany Manriquez was the first to swim the 100 Freestyle with a season best time. Jack Mayer then raced to a best time and qualified for the State meet. Jack is now 4th all time in the 100 Freestyle. Both Antonio Aranda and Devin Bazeley raced hard and improved their times in the 500 Freestyle. Our 200 Freestyle Relay of Jack Mayer, Michael Kuhl, Devin Bazeley and Young Liang finished 4th, broke the school record and qualified for the State meet with their outstanding group effort! Jonathan Manriquez dropped 4.5 seconds off his best time in his 100 Backstroke. A big thanks to Zach Tomomitsu for stepping up and taking on an additional swim at Sectionals; Jovany Manriquez, Jonathan Manriquez, Antonio Aranda and Zach Tomomitsu finished out the day with a great time in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Congrats to all the swimmers for their outstanding swims at Sectionals.

Whippet gymnasts compete in the Lisa Steger Memorial Gymnastics Invitational

February 13, 2019

From Coach O’Hara:

The Whitewater High School Gymnastics team headed to Platteville on Saturday, February 9th to compete in a 13-team invitational. Out of the 13 teams, there were approximately 65 competitors on each event.

The highlights of the invitational included Katherine Stanizewski tying for 18th on the Floor Exercise scoring a personal high of 8.5. Katherine also placed 22nd on the Balance Beam scoring a 7.9. Nicole Tomomitsu also had a successful meet placing 18th on the Uneven Bars scoring a 7.7. Autumn Lesar placed 16th on Vault scoring an 8.3 and tied for 23rd on the Floor Exercise scoring a personal high of 8.4. Lastly, Trinity Nickels Placed 22nd in the All-Around scoring a 30.875.

As a team, the Whippets placed 10th with a score of 121.775. If you want to see more flips and twists, come support your Whippet athletes at Jefferson on Friday February 15th as they compete at their Conference meet!!

Six Wrestlers Advance To Individual Sectionals

February 13, 2019

Article by John Schimming

On Saturday the Whippet Wrestling team traveled to East Troy to participate in the region wrestling tournament. This is phase one of the tournament series. There are both individual advancement as well team advancement at stake for the 7 teams participating in the tournament.

Going in the coaches knew it was going to be a great race for the team title. Throughout the day it was very close between Wisconsin Lutheran and Whitewater. Unfortunately for the Whippets when the dust settled they found themselves just missing out on advancing to team sectionals coming in second place. As a team we are disappointed as we were really looking forward to having the opportunity to advance to team state. I do believe this team had a legitimate chance if they could have gotten through the regional. I predict that Wisconsin Lutheran will be representing our sectional at the Field House in the state team competition in March.

Individually the wrestlers wrestled the best that they could and did well. This time of year is tough as you will always leave a tournament with student-athletes who are disappointed that their season is over. This weekend was no different. The whippets had 7 individuals come in 3rd place which is one shy of being a sectional qualifier. For some the pain of that placement was quite evident, but they are young and the coaches hope this drives them to not feel this again in future seasons during the tournament series.

Qualifying for Whitewater included three champions; Cody Gamble, Jaden Salmieri and Will Leibbrand. Coming in runner-up and also qualifying included; David Cushman, Amaru Casas and Gehrig Monday. All six of these individuals will be competing on Saturday at the individual sectional, which will be taking place in Campbellsport High School.

Thank you to all who traveled to East Troy to support the team. There was a nice sea of red in the stands representing Whitewater and their voices could be heard with positive support throughout the day.

WHS Boys Basketball downs Beloit Turner, 72-57

February 13, 2019

Photos by Peter Mischka, Courtesy of Bob Mischka

Jake Martin led the Whippet scoring with 28 points, 10 made shots and 8 made free throws.

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