Hillbillies edge Marauders 81-73

In the friendly cross-town swimming rivalry, the Fredonia Hillbillies squeeked out a slim 81-73 victory over Dunkirk on Thursday in CCAA Division 1 boys high school swim action.

Jacob Brown was Fredonia’s lone double winner as he placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:26.37. He also touched the wall first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:48.47.

The race of the night came in the 100 butterfuly as Fredonia’s Trystan Meyer outraced Dunkirk’s Charles Medema. Meyer touched the wall in 1:02.16 while Medema touched the wall in 1:02.68.

“It was a great race,” Fredonia coach Bob Ball said. “We knew it was going to be a great race from the first time they raced. Charles won the first time and Trystan won tonight. The County meet will be the rubber match. We were looking forward to that tonight. Both guys had their best times of the year. That race was worth the meet.”

Eighth grader Matt Zevenbergen took first place in the 200 freestyle for Fredonia with a time of 2:20.07.

“He swam well,” Ball said. “He has been doing that all season. Our depth is what does it for us. It was a team win. Coming off a win over Southwestern last week, it was nice to see us continue to improve.”

For Dunkirk, Medema placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:07.82 while Andrew Saye placed first in the 100 breastroke with a time of 1:18.25. Meanwhile, Billy Bradley took first in the 100 freestyle at :59. Peter Kubera also placed first in diving with a score of 194.70.

“Today was one of the best meets we’ve had all year,”?Dunkirk coach?Bryan?Westling said. “Dunkirk’s Billy Bradley, Andrew Saye, Charles Medema and Peter Kubera all had wounderful performances which resulted in first-place finishes. Fredonia’s swimmers swam as well, if not better, than I would have expected them to. They are a very talented group of young men. Sharing our facilities with them has brought our teams closer together. However, that does not stop either team from wanting to win. As my swimmers near the end of the season, they continue to drop times and improve every day.”