Coach pleased with Owls despite loss to Bull Frogs


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Seymour's Ethan Blacklidge swims the breast stroke in the 200 yard individual medley event Thursday night, Nov. 29, 2012, at Charles "Chick" Newell Natatorium in Columbus.


Seymour's Allison Hayes swims the backstroke in the 200 yard individual medley event Thursday night, Nov. 29, 2012, at Charles "Chick" Newell Natatorium in Columbus.


Columbus North swimming coach Jim Sheridan has always considered his early-season dual meet with Seymour as a low-key affair.

Sheridan typically uses his boys and girls swimmers in events other than their best races in various dual meets throughout the season, and the Seymour meet is one of them.

Thursday night, the Bull Frogs’ No. 5 boys and No. 8 girls excelled in those events in claiming identical 107-79 wins against the Owls.

Seymour coach Dave Boggs was pleased with the Owls’ performance.

“I thought we had a lot of good swims tonight,” Boggs said. “We didn’t have any disappointing swims tonight. We swam well tonight — about as well as we could. We have a lot of new kids, a lot of green kids. They came in here with the right frame of mind and did their best. That’s all I could ever ask of them.”

The Owls were coming off season-opening losses to Jeffersonville on Tuesday.

“We’re swimming a little tired right now,” Boggs said. “I’m very pleased with our technique right now. We’ve not doing silly little things. We’re working on details, and we’re seeing a lot of that being cleaned up pretty well right now.”

 

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