Sterling drops Panthers

The Sterling golden Warriors invaded the UTHS Swim Pool Friday night and came away with a 101-85 victory.  The Panthers, despite swimming their best of the year, were only able to win two out of the 12 events but their better depth kept the meet close throughout.  The 2-3 Panthers were led by winners Jacob Johnson (100 Back-57.87) and the 400 Free Relay (Jakob Lybarger, Jacob Sommer, Ethan Filby, Johnsn-3:45.92).

The JV team won their part of the meet whipping Sterling 100-15.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Aydin Copas (Diving), Seth Hannah (200 free), Steven Pyevich (200 IM), Aaron Flemming (50 Free), Christian Tygart (100 Fly), Cole Stevens (100 Free), Ethan Hergert (100 Back), and Cameron Hetzel (100 Breast).

Next Meet:  Saturday-January 6, 2018     Iron Invite  @  Normal Community

Diving – 8:30 am     Swimming – 12:30 pm

Panthers Win Richwoods Triangular

The UTHS Boys Swim Team travelled to Peoria Richwoods over the Christmas Break and came away with a win as they won the Richwoods Triangular outpointing host Richwoods by a 936-925 score. Normal Community came in third with a score of 703. Leading the way for the Panthers with top 8 finishes were: Jacob Sommer (200 Free-6th-2:08.62, 100 Free-6th-56.79), Kade Morse (200 IM-6th-2:28.27, 100 Free-7th-58.88), Jacob Finley (200 IM-7th-2:30.67100 Breast-7th-1:19.63), Steven Pyevich (200 IM-8th-2:33.05, 100 Breast-4th-1:14.06), Jacob Johnson (50 free-3rd-24.31, 100 Back-2nd-59.29), Jakob Lybarger (50 free-5th-24.82, 100 Fly-4th-1:01.20), Ethan Filby (50 free-8th-26.16, 100 Free-8th-58.97), Keith Richardson 9diving-2nd-168.05), Cameron Greenwood (Diving-5th-132.55), Elliot Witherspoon (Diving-6th-111.85), Aydin Copas (Diving-7th-95.05), Tanner Earl (Diving-8th-92.55), Daniel Lopez (100 Fly-6th-1:08.07, 100 Back-5th-1:15.15), Cole Stevens (100 Fly-7th-1:10.06), Ryan Hannah (500 Free-5th-6:16.12), Aiden Zoller (500 Free-7th-6:25.33), Seth Hannah (500 Free-8th-6:26.58), Tajaun Stacy (100 Back-6th-1:16.30), Ethan Hergert (100 Back-8th-1:19.26), Cameron Hetzel (100 Breast-5th-1:17.33), Jared Weese (100 Breast-8th-1:19.92), 200 Medley A (Johnson, Pyevich, Lybarger, Sommer-3rd-1:50.86), 200 Medley Relay B (Lopez, Flemming, Morse, Stevens-5th-2:03.05), 200 Medley Relay C (Hergert, Finley, Weese, Filby-7th-2:08.11), 200 Medley Relay D (Stacy, Hetzel, Christian Tygart, Cody Popejoy-8th-2:11.44), 200 Free Relay A (Finley, Flemming, Pyevich, Weese-4th-1:53.31), 200 Free Relay B (Stacy, Hergert, Lopez, Seth Hannah-5th-1:56.11), 200 Free Relay C (Ethan Dobbles, Nolan Filby, Alex Pyevich, Jakob King-8th-2:12.51), 400 Free Relay A (Lybarger, Sommer, Filby, Johnson-4th-3:49.49), 400 Free Relay B (Stevens, Morse, Ryan Hannah, Tyler Williams-6th-4:05.25), and the 400 Free Relay C (Kanon White, Grant Diekman, Popejoy, Dobbles-8th-4:45.58).

Next Meet: Friday-January 5, 2018 @ UTHS @ 5:00 pm

Panthers 7th At Clinton

The UTHS Panthers Boys Swim Team finished in 7th place out of 10 teams in the competitive Clinton Invitational.  The Panthers totaled 71 points as LinnMar won the meet with 302 points.  Top 8 finishers for the Panthers were:  Jacob Johnson (100 Backstroke-2nd-58.59), Aaron Flemming (100 Breast-8th-1:11.98), 200 Medley Relay (Johnson, Steven Pyevich, Jakob Lybarger, Jacob Sommer-5th-1:51.03), and the 400 Freestyle Relay (Sommer, Cole Stevens, Lybarger, Johnson-8th-3:50.50).

Next Meet:  Richwoods/Normal Triangular     Friday-December 29, 2017

@ Peoria Richwoods High School     11:00 am

Maroons Dunk Panthers

The experienced Moline Maroons dunked the inexperienced UTHS Panthers by at score of 137.5-48.5 at the UTHS Swim Pool.  The loss dropped the Panthers to 1-2 on the season.  Moline won all 12 events.  Excellent swims were turned in by Ryan Hannah, Steven Pyevich, Aiden Zoller, Jared Weese, and Jakob Lybarger.

The JV team also suffered its first loss of the season in a 88-80 setback to Moline.  The 1-1 Panthers did win 4 out of the 12 events.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Seth Hannah (200 Free, 500 Free), Cameron Greenwood (Diving), and Ethan Hergert (Diving).

Next Meet:  Saturday-December 16, 2017   Clinton Invite @ Clinton High School  10 am

Panthers Get First Win as they Drop Macomb

The UTHS Boys Panther Swim Team recorded their first win of the season as they shot down the Macomb Bombers 111-53 at the Macomb High School Pool.  The now 1-1 Panthers were winners in 10 out of the 11 events.  Winners for UTHS were:  Jacob Sommer (200 Free-2:09.26, 100 Free-56.16), Kade Morse (200 IM-2:28.70), Jacob Johnson (50 free-23.98, 100 Back-1:00.74), Jakob Lybarger (100 Fly-1:03, 500 Free-6:16.79), Aaron Flemming (100 Breast-1:12.52), 200 Medley Relay (Johnson, Steven Pyevich, Lybarger, Cole Stevens-1:53.18), and the 400 Free Relay (Sommer, Stevens, Lybarger, Johnson-3:50.84).

Next Meet:  Tuesday-December 12, 2017 vs Moline     @ UTHS     5:00 pm

Greyhounds Race Past Panthers In First Meet Of Season

In their first meet of the season, the UTHS Panther Boys Swim Team fell to the Burlington Greyhounds 105-77 at the UTHS Swim Pool.  The Panthers won only 3 out of the 12 events.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Keith Richardson (Diving-160.00), Jacob Johnson (100 Back-1:00.43), and the 400 Free Relay (Jakob Lybarger, Jacob Sommer, Cole Stevens, Johnson-3:49.65).

The JV team won 9 out of 12 events win winning their first meet of the season 95-67.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Cameron Hetzel (150 free, 50 Breast), Aidan Zoller (100 IM), Isaac Mojica (50 Free, 250 Free), Aydin Copas (Diving), Christian Tygart (50 fly), Steven Pyevich )100 Free), and Tajaun Stacy (50 Back).

Next Meet:     Friday-December 8, 2017     at Macomb     5:00 pm