Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SWIMMING: Perkiomen Valley sweeps Spring-Ford

Perkiomen Valley's Sean Hodgins placed second in the 100 butterfly and also swam on PVís winning 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. (Photo by Ted Hodgins)

By Rosemarie Ross

GRATERFORD — Most of the swimmers on the two teams have known each other forever, from way back when they first started splashing around summer pools.
Now half of them swim for Perkiomen Valley, the other half for Spring-Ford.
“Boys and girls on both sides, we have a lot of history since we were like 8 years old,” said Spring-Ford senior Nate Darlington. “It’s fun swimming against friends, but while we’re in the pool we’re enemies.”
These days, the Perkiomen Valley boys are the league’s Enemy No. 1, with its undefeated dual-meet streak dating back to 2011.
The Vikings stretched that streak to 27 in a row on Tuesday after holding off Spring-Ford, 99-76, in a Pioneer Athletic Conference dual in the Vikings pool.
The Perk Valley girls made it a sweep, also beating the Rams, 99-70.

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