Spartans are 3-1 After a Great Opening Weekend

Spartans are 3-1 After a Great Opening Weekend

Boardman Girls and Boys Swimmers Open the Season by Posting Three Wins and One Loss

After losing Friday night at North Canton Hoover, the Spartan swim teams bounced back Saturday by defeating Wooster, Canfield, and Warren Harding at a quadrangular meet at Youngstown State’s Beeghly Natatorium. The Hoover boys won by 105 to 80 and the girls by 103 to 75. At the quadrangular meet the scores were as follows: Girls Boardman 188, Wooster 172, Warren Harding 84, and Canfield 78. Boys Boardman 196, Canfield 156, Wooster 128, and Warren Harding 66.

Senior Kyle Kimerer and Sophomore Noah Basista were double individual winners at both competitions. Kimerer won both the 200 free (1:47.05, 1:47.29) and the 100 butterfly (51.94, 51.73) events. Basista won both the 200 individual medley (1:59.97, 2:01.35) and the 100 breaststroke ( 100.40, 1:01.43) events. On the girl’s side senior diver Megan Janak took a first place both Friday (182.10 pts) and Saturday 208.50 pts)....   Read Full Post

State Results

State Results

Junior Callen Aulizia Takes 3 rd Place in the 50 Yard Freestyle and 7th in the 100 Freestyle at Ohio State Division I Swim Championships

7th Place 400 Freestyle Relay Breaks School Record Pushing the

Spartan Boy’s Team to a 10th Place Finish Overall

Two time state qualifier Callen Aulizia dropped 4 tenths of a second placing him third in the 50 freestyle at the Ohio Division I Swimming Championships in Canton. His time of 20.61 was only 16 one-hundreths of a second behind North Canton Hoover’s Nathaniel Mullens who clocked a winning time of 20.45. Aulizia’s time also tied the Boardman High School record set in 2003 by three time state champion Tyler O’Halloran and automatically qualified him as an All-American in the 50 freestyle. Callen swam a time of 46.03 in the finals of the 100 freestyle which moved him from 8 th to 7 th place. He was joined by teammates Junior Kyle Kimerer, Freshman Matthew DunLany, and Freshman Noah Basista in the school record breaking 400 freestyle relay. The Spartans placed 8th in the finals with the time of 3:10.01. Earlier in the evening the same four boys placed 9 th in 200 medley relay with a time of 1:35.94. That time was the second fastest medley relay time in the 32 year history of Boardman High School swimming. All four boys earned “2017 All-Ohio Swim Team” honors for finishing in the top 16 in the state. Overall the Spartan Boy’s Swim Team placed 10 th in the state with 68 points. The point total and the 10th place finish was the highest ever for a Spartan team. Coach Terry O’Halloran had this to say about the team’s performance. “Our four underclassmen did a terrific job under a lot of pressure this past weekend. They were mentally focused for their races. They went their fastest times when it counted. They worked hard throughout the year in and out of the pool....   Read Full Post

Spartans Swimmers on the Road to Canton State Meet for the 18th Consecutive Year

Spartans Swimmers on the Road to Canton State Meet for the 18th Consecutive Year

Two Relays and Five Individual Events Qualify For the 2017 Ohio State Division I 

Swimming and Diving Championships

Three School and Four Freshman Records Broken at the Northeast Ohio District Championships in Cleveland. The Boardman Spartan boys posted some very fast times at Cleveland State University’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium this past Saturday. Juniors Kyle Kimerer and Callen Aulizia were joined by freshmen Noah Basista and Matthew DunLany as the Spartan qualifiers. The four boys started the meet by finishing in second place in the 200 medley relay with a jaw dropping school record time of 1:35.07. The boys had broken the record earlier in the season with the time of 1:36.64....   Read Full Post

Spartans Qualify in a School Record 36 Events for the Northeast District High School Swimming and Diving Championships

Spartans Qualify in a School Record 36 Events for the Northeast District High School Swimming and Diving Championships

Boys Break Three Sectional Records while Placing 1 st in Five Events

The Boardman Spartan Swim and Dive Teams qualified a record number of athletes to compete in the 2017 Northeast District Division I High School Swimming and Diving Championships in Cleveland. Seventeen swimmers and five divers will represent the Spartans at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium on the campus of Cleveland State University. The divers will compete on Thursday and the swimmers will compete on Saturday at noon with the goal of qualifying to the state meet the following weekend in Canton. In the swimming events the top two place finishers from each of the four district meets will automatically qualify for the state meet. The additional 16 qualifiers for each event will be selected by the times swam at the district meets across the state. The divers will qualify 6 to the state meet from each district....   Read Full Post