New Albany High School graduates Alex Alfonso and David Huddle both played big roles in the New Albany Country Club swimming team's victory in the Country Club Swim League championship on July 19 at home.

The team scored 2,850.5 points to finish ahead of Wedgewood (2,369.5), The Lakes (2,011), Scioto (1,968), Kinsale (1,435), Worthington Hills (1,317.5), Tartan Fields (1,777.5), Brookside (1,043), Jefferson (955.5), Muirfield (919), Medallion (765.5) and Columbus (206.5).

In their final club meet, Alfonso and Huddle led the way for New Albany.

In the boys 15-and-over 50-meter freestyle, Alfonso tied Jake Moore of Tartan Fields for first with a time of 24.75 seconds. Meet officials ruled the race was too close to call and gave both Alfonso and Moore the same time.

Alfonso also was second in the 50 butterfly (27.23) and third in the 50 backstroke (29.99), while Huddle was third in the 50 fly (27.39) and sixth in the 50 free (25.98).

Corey Ziegler, Frederick Jenny, Huddle and Alfonso finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:55.05) and Huddle, Jenny, Ziegler and Will Gleason were second in the 200 free relay (1:50.42).

"The meet was fun as always," Alfonso said. "It's our last club meet and I'm glad we did well."

Alfonso and Huddle's high school coach and assistant at New Albany Country Club, Dave Wharton, was pleased with how they performed.

"I'm very proud of both of them," he said. "They have worked hard to improve themselves and their team and as long as they apply themselves they will continue to be successful."

Alfonso and Huddle both plan to continue swimming competitively. Huddle plans to swim for the club team at Ohio State and Alfonso for the varsity at DePauw University in Indiana.

New Albany won both the boys and girls titles with point totals of 1,476 and 1,374.5, respectively. On the boys side, Wedgewood finished second (1,294) and Scioto (1,017.5) was third. For the girls, The Lakes was second (1,145) and Wedgewood was third (1,075.5).

New Albany set league records in five relays: the girls 9-10 100 medley relay of Mia Lachey, Samantha Kass, Olivia Bergmann and Lydia Cornelius (1:11.07), the boys 9-10 100 medley relay of Austin Wharton, Thomas Lennox, Andrew Bernsdorf and Andrew Donley (1:11.47), the girls 11-12 200 medley relay of Jessica Zaper, Ally Wharton, Miranda Donley and Molly Berend (2:15.17), the girls 8-and-under 100 free relay of Peyton Spychalski, Ava Lachey, Julia Zaper and Alaina Bernsdorf (1:14.59) and the boys 8-and-under 100 free relay of Ethan Halpern, Andrew Levine, Alex Arlin and Jared Kass (1:14.59).

Donley also set a league record of 30.97 in the girls 11-12 50 fly.

Leading the way for Wedgewood were Madison Wolfe, Annie Miller, Kim Farinacci and Noelle St. John, who won the girls 15-and-over 200 medley relay in 2:16.71.

"I felt good and it was a very competitive race," said Wolfe, who will be a senior at Olentangy in the fall. "But what makes the difference is that we work together as a team and we're tight-knit like one big family."

St. John, who won a national championship in synchronized swimming in June, agreed.

"We support each other even when we're not at a meet," she said. "If one of us is feeling down about anything, someone is always there to pick us up."

Gabby Veri of Scioto finished first in the girls 15-and-over 50 free (28.31) and 50 fly (30.6). Brookside's Edward Cordek, Keeler Callahan, Andrew Rabe and Adam Rabe won the boys 15-and-over 200 free relay (1:42.38).