Tigers fourth at Skip Rumbaugh Invite
High school sports round-up The Newberg boys swim team places second in two relays and David Flores Juarez sets a new personal best in the 500 freestyle; girls finish 12th at tournament
CORVALLIS The Newberg High School boys swim team continued its strong season last week, trouncing Tualatin 131-39 on Jan. 7 before swimming well en route to a fourth-place showing at the Skip Rumbaugh Invitational Saturday.
The Tigers took first and third place in the medley relay versus the Timberwolves, then finished 1-2 in every other event of the meet, including 1-2-3 finishes in the 200 IM, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Winning individual events for Newberg were: David Flores Juarez, who touched first in the 200 and 500 freestyles; Bjorn Larsen, who won the 100 butterfly and the 100 back; Craig Beecher, who finished first in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke; Corbin Day, who took the 200 IM; and Spencer McMaster, who was victorious in the 100 free.
On Saturday, the Tigers compiled 239 points to place fourth behind champion McMinnville, which finished with 274.
The quartet of Flores Juarez, Beecher, Larsen and Day were second in the 200 medley, with McMaster joining Larsen, Day and Beecher on the 200 freestyle relay, which also took second.
Seth Miller, Tyler Bell, Flores Juarez and McMaster also combined to place eighth in the 400 free relay.
Individually, Flores Juarez was third in the 200 freestyle and second in the 500 free, setting a new personal-best time of 4:55.59 in the latter.
Miller had two top-eight finishes, placing fifth in the 500 and eighth in the 200, while Larsen was third in the 100 fly and seventh in the 100 back.
Beecher also impressed, finishing fourth in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 breaststroke, while Day was eighth in the 50.
The Tigers will host Forest Grove at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chehalem Aquatic Center.
Tualatin 113, Newberg 53 Elizabeth Andrews had the Tigers lone win in the meet, taking first in the 50 freestyle in 26.96. Andrews also placed third in the 200 free and swam on the runner-up 200 medley relay. Casey Jentges was runner up in the 100 fly, while Shannon Gamble took third in the 200 IM.
Skip Rumbaugh Invitational Andrews highlighted Newbergs 12th-place team finish by placing fourth in the 50 free and 11th in the 100 free. Andrews, Jentges, Shannon Gamble and Kat Reichenbach combined to place eighth in the 200 free relay.
St. Paul 64, Falls City 25 Remy Brentano had her best shooting performance of the season Jan. 7, finishing with 16 points. Jessica Wilmes (11), Cameron Stone (10) and Cassidy Merten also scored in double figures. Mike Murphy picked up his 300th win in 14 total years of coaching.
Country Christian 56, C.S. Lewis Academy 31 The Cougars picked up their third Casco League win of the season.
Country Christian 55, St. Paul 42 The Bucks (5-7, 3-1) shot 25 percent from the field in their first Casco League loss of the season. With the win, the Cougars (8-6, 4-0) moved atop the conference standings. We just got outplayed, head coach Mike Murphy said.
Jewell 24, C.S. Lewis Academy 22 The Watchmen fell to 4-9 on the season and 1-3 in Casco League play.
Tigard 57, Newberg 20 The Tigers were limited to two points in the first quarter and went 9-for-52 from the floor. Tori Eichten led Newberg (5-5, 0-1 Pacific Conference) with seven points and Christina Bryan added six.
Oregon City 56, Newberg 45 Matt Springer had his best performance of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds, but it was not enough to overcome the Pioneers Jan. 7. Jacoby Wolfe led Newberg with 14 point and eight rebounds.
St. Paul 80, Falls City 26 Cody Southerland scored 15 points to lead the Bucks, who saw all 12 players score. Tyler Smith added 13 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Tigard 88, Newberg 46 Jacob Sundquist hit four three-pointers in the first half Friday and finished with 14 points to lead the Tigers, who connected on nine triples as a team. BJ Ulloa added 12 points for Newberg (3-7, 0-1), which went 17-for-47 for the game.