Even without one of its top swimmers, the Shawano Community High School boys swim team managed to earn 99 points in Thursday’s home dual meet.
The Hawks, without Tommy Rankin, defeated Tomahawk 99-71, the same score from when the teams faced each other in December.
“What’s encouraging to me, all of our better guys are getting a little bit faster and a little bit faster,” Shawano head coach Jeff Easter said.
Shawano swept the top three spots in both the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 butterfly, earning a combined 26 points from those two events.
Senior Griffin Rades led the way in the medley sweep with a time of 2 minutes and 21 seconds, followed by senior Nathan Kane (2:26.22) and Connor Angeli (2:29.49).
As for the butterfly sweep, junior James Krueger posted the top time of 1:02.04. Chase Lhotka added a 1:04.72, and Collin Buerman trailed with a 1:09.19, still six seconds ahead of the first Tomahawk swimmer.