The Yosemite High boys swim teams remain undefeated (4-0) in the North Sequoia League after beating Kerman April 21, although the girls team was beaten, for just the second time in the past 8 years, in a dual league meet.
The boys beat Kerman 115-48, while the girls team lost 102-74.
The teams will be in Chowchilla April 28, and complete the league schedule with the NSL championship meet Saturday, May 7, at Kerman. The girls team could still tie for the league title if they can upend Kerman at the league meet.
Yosemite has dominated the league over the past 10 years, with the boys team winning the past 10 consecutive league titles, and the girls team winning eight of the past nine NSL championships.
For the Yosemite boys team, Peter McLean and Jayden Malcolm won two individual events each, with McLean winning the 200 IM (2:27.17) and the 100 backstroke (1:02.55), and Malcolm placing first in the 200 (1:57.45) and 100 (51.89) freestyle.
Yosemite won the 200 and 400 freestyle relay races.
Badger twins Trevor (1:00.53) and Travis Wood (1:01.95) placed one-two in the 100 butterfly, Hunter Duke won the 500 freestyle (5:36.98), and Owen Bassett placed first in the 50 freestyle (23.50).
Senior Rose Curley lead the girls team by setting new personal best times in winning the 200 yard freestyle (2:14.47), and the 100 yard butterfly (1:06.26). She was also a member of the second place 400 freestyle relay team (4:27.38) with teammates Randi Johnson, Isabel McGoldreick, and Lily Kuykendall, and the second place 200 medley relay team (2.13.44) with Johnson, Kuykendall, and Kaily Neal.
Neal won the 200 IM in 2:40.58 and the 100 breastroke in 1:21.95. Johnson won the 500 freestyle (6:24.63), and Kuykendall placed second in the 50 freestyle (28.31).
Olivia Mattos, for the fourth time in league this season, won the girls diving competition.
The boys team has won 10 consecutive league titles, and the girls team has won the championship in eight of the past nine seasons.
Non-league meet with Kingsburg
In a non-league meet, the strong Kingsburg boys and girls varsity swim teams beat Yosemite April 19. The Vikings won the boys meet 113-73, and the girls team beat the Badgers 130-53.
In the girls meet, Kingsburg won 10 of the 11 varsity individual and relay events, and the Kingsburg boys team won all 11 of their events.
Curley was the only Badger swimmer in the meet to finish first in an event - the 100 yard butterfly in 1:09.88.
Yosemite girls second place finishes went to Kaily Neal in the 200 individual medley (2:41.49) and the 100 backstroke (1:16.26), and Lily Kuykendall in the 100 freestyle (59.55).
For the Badger boys, McLean placed second in the 200 IM (2:29.65) and in the 100 backstroke (1:04.05), and Hunter Duke got a second in the 500 freestyle (5:41.10).
Yosemite’s Bassett had a second (50 yard freestyle - 24.09) and a third place finish (100 freestyle - 54.06), and was on the second place 200 yard medley relay team (1:53.59) with Travis Wood, Ethan McCully, and Malcolm. Malcolm also placed second in both the 200 freestyle (1:54.69) and the 100 freestyle (53.12).
Yosemite’s 400 freestyle relay team of Trevor Wood, McLean, Malcolm, and Bassett place second with a time of 3:37.05.
Mattos won the girls varsity diving competition, and YHS boys divers Justin Talley, Ben Johnson, and Tyler Gails finished second, third, and fourth behind Kingsburg’s Kingsley Togioka.