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Holyoke wraps up summer season with 13 high-point trophies PDF Print E-mail
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Holyoke competitors earning high-point trophies for the summer swim season are pictured from left, front row, Drew Stewart, Keegan Shaw, Regan Van Overbeke, Demiah Hernandez, Emily Krogmeier, Rylee Schneller, Carter Van Overbeke and Marren Dirks; and back row, Lori McWilliams, Ethan Schneller, Emily Jelden, Kristin Vieselmeyer and Danielle Brandt.

Thirteen Holyoke swimmers brought home season-end trophies as the Northwest Kansas Swim League summer season came to a close Saturday, July 12 in Wray.

The Friday-Saturday, July 11-12, league meet concluded a very successful season for the Holyoke team.

Drew Stewart dominated the 13-14 boys’ competition taking top honors in high points for the season. Keegan Shaw also placed third in the 13-14 division.

Two other boys from Holyoke claimed spots in the top six with Ethan Schneller in fifth in the 9-10 division and Carter Van Overbeke taking sixth in the 8 and under division.

Three Holyoke competitors brought home trophies from the 11-12 girls’ division with Rylee Schneller placing second, Emily Jelden third and Demiah Hernandez fourth.

The 15-18 girls’ competition also saw three girls placing. Emily Krogmeier took second place, followed by Danielle Brandt and Lori McWilliams in third and fourth, respectively.

Marren Dirks earned a second-place trophy in the 8 and under girls’ competition, and Kristin Vielselmeyer placed second in the 9-10 division.

Regan Van Overbeke also captured a fifth-place finish in the 13-14 girls’ division.

Coach Brenda Krueger thought the team had a great season overall. With a lot of new swimmers, she enjoyed seeing the progression of learning strokes, improving times and placing at the league meet.

The enthusiasm of the swimmers was noted by coach Adria Colver. Despite exhaustion after the hard-fought meet, many swimmers couldn’t wait to participate in the exhibition relays that followed, said Colver, indicating high hopes for continued off-season training.


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Holyoke Enterprise July 17, 2014