The Bellevue East boys swim team defeated Millard North 138-94 at Bellevue East's pool Jan. 7. The girls squad couldn't complete the sweep, losing 105-82 to the Mustangs.
Nick Richards and Colin Reedy led the charge for the Chieftain boys with two individual wins apiece. Richards took first in the 50-and 100-yard freestyle races. Reedy's wins came in the 100 butterfly and the 200 freestyle.
Richards and Reedy were both part of a pair of relay wins, both of them swimming in the 200 freestyle relay with Michael Cook and Justin Goodwin. Richards grouped up with Cook, Andy Siders and Goodwin in the 200 medley relay, and Reedy joined Brenden Rice, Brandon Wold and Jake McCain in the 400 freestyle relay.
The other Chieftain boys to pick up solo victories were Andy Siders (100 breaststroke), Cannon Gentle (100 back) and Justin Goodwin (200 individual medley).
Kirstin Schwart and Alex Johnson carried the East girls, providing the only wins of the dual.
Schwart finished first in the 50 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. Johnson continued the freestyle dominance by claiming the top spot in the 100 and 200 freestyle races.
T-birds speed past Omaha South
The Bellevue West swimming and diving team swept its Jan. 7 dual at Omaha South. The boy Thunderbirds topped the Packers 79-12 and the girls won 72-19.
Three T-bird boys won a pair of solo events. Michael Navratil dominated the short events by winning both the 50 and 100 freestyle swims.
Eric Smits racked up his two wins in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. Alexander Deters was the third T-bird with two wins, grabbing first in the 100 breaststroke and the 500 freestyle.
Alexander Wheeler and Carter Dawson each added an individual win for West, Wheeler's in the 100 butterfly and Dawson in the 200 freestyle.
The T-bird boys and girls swept their three respective relay races.
The West girls used a balanced attack to win the dual. RaeAnn Daniels was the only multiple winner for West by winning the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.
The T-birds swept the freestyle races with Abigail Jerry taking first in the 50 freestyle, Cassie Treu winning the 100 freestyle and Brooklyn Mussman triumphing in the 200 freestyle.
Other West winners were Amanda Horbach (100 backstroke) and Erin Alexander (100 butterfly).
The Papillion-La Vista/Papillion-La Vista South swimming and diving team won the boys and girls portion of its home dual with Omaha Central on Jan. 7. The boys claimed a 108-72 win with the girls adding a 104-81 victory.
The PLV/PLS boys won six solo events with Ethan Shih grabbing a pair of wins himself. Shih took first in the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley in leading the boys to the win.
PLV/PLS added wins from Logan Stranglen, who won the 100 backstroke, and Nick Robbins, who claimed first place in the 100 breaststroke. Matt Harrison and Billy Salber notched the other two victories with Harrison winning the 50 freestyle and Salber taking the 500 freestyle.
Shih, Robbins and Harrison combined for two relay victories. The trio grouped up with Riley Olson for the 200 medley relay win and Jeff Cavanaugh in the 200 freestyle relay win.
The winning 400 freestyle relay team was Cavanaugh, Salber, Michael Bengston and Olson.
The PLV/PLS girls squad also picked up six wins in the pool and had the winning diver.
Jordan McCullough claimed two wins, in the 100 and 200 freestyle, to pace the PLV/PLS swim team. Sister Brianna McCullough added another win in the 100 backstroke.
Paige Knight picked up the win in the 500 freestyle.
The other PLV/PLS victors were Maddie Goetzinger in the 100 breaststroke and Mary Stanley in the 200 individual medley.
Emma Hawkins won the diving competition with a final score of 311.20.
The Bryan swimming team was topped by Omaha Central Thursday at Nathan Hale Middle School. The boys fell 123-49 and the girls lost 120-47.
Donny Nekola was the only winner for the Bear boys, finishing first in the 50 freestyle.
Trevor Murphy, Arthur Lehr and Joaquin Moncada each added runner-up finishes.
Becca Kohl and Amber Honig led the Bears on the girls side with second place finishes in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle, respectively.
- Joey Waller