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Girls swimmers again win CCL

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The Watterson High School girls swimming and diving team captured its seventh consecutive CCL championship.

The Eagles scored 404 points in the league meet Jan. 26 at Columbus School for Girls, to finish ahead of CSG (360), Hartley (210.5), DeSales (158.5) and Ready (1).

"CSG was beating us for most of the meet, but we kind of demolished them in some events in the back half of the meet," senior Sam Schuttinger said. "Our senior class has won four CCL titles in four years, which is something that a lot of people haven't done."

Finishing first for the Eagles were the 400-yard freestyle relay of Taylor Brown, Madeline Grubbe, Carrie Horan and Schuttinger (3 minutes, 47.9 seconds), Grubbe in the 500 free (5:31.89) and 200 individual medley (2:16.72), Schuttinger in the 100 free (56.36) and the 200 medley relay of Grubbe, Horan, Schuttinger and Quinn Fike (1:53).

"Everyone swam well to help us win this championship," Schuttinger said.

Boys swim squad finishes third in CCL

The boys swimming and diving team scored 190 points to place third in the CCL meet behind St. Charles (417) and Hartley (234) and ahead of DeSales (174) and Ready (8).

The Eagles did not win any events. Placing second were the 200 free relay of Michael Schwartz, Isaiah Mefferd, Noah Oliver and Jack Preston (1:39.87) and Nicky DiCarlo in diving (297.36 points).

Both the boys and girls squads will conclude the regular season by competing in the Golden Bear Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Upper Arlington.

"This will be our last meet swimming together as one big team before we start (the postseason), so it should be fun," Schuttinger said.

Girls basketball team eyes DeSales rematch

The girls basketball team will play host to DeSales on Saturday, Feb. 2, in a CCL contest.

Watterson lost to the Stallions 42-35 on Jan. 5 in the first round of league play.

Post player Alexis Mayle led the Eagles with 19 points and guard Kayla Cook scored eight. Guards Carli Codner-Pinto and Miranda Johnson had 15 and 12 points, respectively, to lead the Stallions, who outscored Watterson 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles lost to Hilliard Bradley 40-33 on Jan. 26 and were 7-9 overall and 4-1 in the CCL before playing Ready on Jan. 30. They lost to Gahanna 45-36 on Jan. 23 to snap a three-game winning streak.

Guard Makenzie Bevins had 12 points against Gahanna and guard Emily Amen scored 15 against Bradley.

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