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Rowan County Swim Meet: South boys, East girls win

Staff report
So you think the eight straight championships by Salisburyís girlsí basketball team in the Moir Christmas Classic is something to brag about?
Itís not even the longest county streak.
That belongs to the South Rowan boys swim team.
The Raiders have won nine ó count íem, nine ó consecuctive county championships. Their latest came on Friday in the Hurley YMCA when they easily outdistanced the field to win the annual county swim meet.
South easily defeated second place East Rowan 178-92. Salisbury (88), North Rowan (63), West Rowan (26), and Carson (21) followed.
The Raiders didnít have the MVP of the meet, however. That honor went to Luke Evans of East Rowan. He finished with individual first places in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. He also was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team and second place 200 medley relay team.
South coach Greg Yanz was named county boys coach of the year.

The East Rowan girls are on a streak of their own. The Mustangs cruised to their second straight county title with a 43.5 point victory over second-place South Rowan (167 to 122.5).
Salisbury claimed third (118), followed by Carson (41.5), North Rowan (22), and West Rowan (6).
The girls winner didnít have the MVP either. That honor went to Carley Drye, from Salisbury.
Drye was first in the 100 freestyle. She also was on three first-place relay teams (200 medley, 200 freestyle, and 400 freetyle).
East Rowan head coach Jon Heidrick was named county girls coach of the year.

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