East Ridge defeats Woodbury for first timeRaptors boys swimming and diving team claims initial head-to-head victory for new district school versus Royals.
For the first time in the brief history of the East Ridge varsity athletics program, the Raptors have defeated Woodbury head-to-head as the ERHS boys swimming and diving team topped the Royals, 98-88, on Tuesday night at Woodbury High School.
East Ridge took a 12-2 lead right from the get go with a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard medley relay and its top competitor finish lower than second in only one event — the 200-yard freestyle relay — in which Woodbury claimed 12 points to cut the visitor's lead from 73-53 to 75-65 with three races to go.
The Royals pulled as close as 90-82 with a 1-3-4 finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, but the Raptors held on to win the 400-yard freestyle relay to conclude the meet and clinch the East Ridge triumph.
Earning individual first-place finishes for ERHS on the night were: Matt Koken (200- and 500-yard freestyle), Joe Azzone (100-yard butterfly), Austin Davidson (100-yard backstroke) as well as the foursome of Justin Kong, Davidson, Koken and Jacob Matenaer (200 medley and 400 freestyle relays).
Earning top placements for the Royals were: Greg Norsten (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke), Victor Lugg (50- and 100-yard freestyle), Andy Dixon (1-meter diving) and the crew of Lugg, Norsten, Tyler Wadd and Justin Ludescher (200-yard freestyle relay).