In the spring sport of swimming, the Sonoma County League practically doubles in size team-wise, with five smaller North Central League schools joining the established six-school SCL, and making for a challenging dual-meet season, which ended with Friday afternoon’s highly competitive championship finals.
At the Santa Rosa Swim Center at the Ridgway Pool, the Sonoma Valley High School varsity boys and girls’ swim teams battled their 10 league foes and finished the SCL championships in fourth- and eighth-places, respectively.
In the SCL boys meet, Analy’s score of 224 won the title, followed in order by Technology High’s 218; St. Helena’s 186; Sonoma’s 126; Petaluma’s 109; Healdsburg’s 102; Piner’s 97; Clear Lake-Kelseyville’s 69; Calistoga’s 55; St. Vincent’s (Petaluma) 42; and El Molino’s 16,
Winning the SCL girls meet were Analy’s 354 winning the title, followed in order by Petaluma’s 161; Healdsburg’s 150; El Molino’s 148; Clear Lake-Kelseyville’s 119.5; Tech High’s 91; St. Helena’s 78; Sonoma’s 63; Calistoga’s 31; Piner’s 26; and St. Vincent’s (Petaluma) 7.
Comprising Sonoma’s boys and girls’ squads, coached by Lisa Ran and Flynn O’Brien, are seniors Maria Hawing and Gina Peil; juniors Andre Alcantar, Adam Curry, Amanda Gillion, Raegen Hedley and Rick Taggesell; sophomores Natalie Baker, Joey Dukes, Annie Greenslade, Cian Lacy, Jack Lewis, Jacob Paine, Amanda Ramponi, Max Sheppard and Nathalie Vega; and freshmen Brandon Barmore, Jasmine Johnstone, Briana Lehane, Jackson Mighell, Brenda Ramos, Cameron Taggesell and Noah White.