Sharks power past Barracudas, 406-183

NACHES - Winning 38 races to only 13 victories snagged by the Barracudas, the Sunnyside Sharks rolled over Naches last night in Mid-Valley Summer Swim League action, 406-183.

Tuesday evening's meet was called early due to poor lighting conditions. Race officials halted the action midway through the 25-yard freestyle events. Neither the 100-yard individual medley or the 100-yard freestyle relay races were held.

Sunnyside upped its league mark to 2-1 with last night's victory, which was its second consecutive win after opening the season with a loss at Selah.

The Sharks' 14&U boys finally came alive last night, after finding little success last week against Selah and Wapato. In the only relay event staged Tuesday, the Sunnyside 14&U 100-yard medley squad of Jakob Anderson, A.J. Salazar, Alexander Henry and David Funk netted a win. Sunnyside also won two of the three individual 14&U races-Anderson taking the 25-yard butterfly and Funk winning the 25-breaststroke.

Last week, it appeared the Sharks weren't going to field many boys 18&U swimmers in this summer's competitions, but at Naches the Sunnyside club debuted several athletes in that age division. The Hursh brothers, Kaleb and Kasey, made the biggest splash, as the two combined to win all three individual races. The duo also teamed with David Knee and Jacob Kresse to win the boys 18&U medley relay.

Sunnyside received another big time effort from 8-year-old Tad Tyhuis last night, as he won all four of his age division races. Tyhuis also dominated the action in last week's two meets.

In the boys 10&U division, Cristian Vargas was a two-time winner last night for Sunnyside. Teammate Darick Anderson picked up a win, as well. Arik DeBord of Naches scored the other victory in that age division.

The Barracudas' Luke Gillespie won two of the four individual races in boys 12&U, but Edgar Vargas and Jacob Hollander evened the score for Sunnyside with one win apiece. The Sunnyside foursome of Vargas, Hollander, Omar Vergara and Brad Luff gave the edge to the Sharks by winning the 100-medley relay.

The only age division Naches dominated on the boys side last night was 16&U. The Barracudas' Max McGuire won all three of the individual races.

Sunnyside's girls won 20 of the 26 races staged last night. Kathleen Dolan (12&U) and Toni Castillo (10&U) brought home the most hardware, combining for nine victories between them.

Three-time winners for the Sharks included Brittany Broersma (8&U) and Katie Knee (14&U).

Scoring two victories apiece for Sunnyside were Rachelle Durfey (16&U) and Rebecca Razey (18&U).

Picking up solo wins for the Sharks were Tara Van Corbach, Marisa Broersma and Alex Newhouse (10&U); Alissa Martin, Samantha Siller and Maria Bernal (12&U); Emily Shuttleworth, Megan Razey, Sarah Kilian and Heather Van Corbach (14&U); and Laura Matson, Emily Kresse and Anna Henry (18&U).

The Sharks are scheduled to host Grandview this coming Thursday.

. Bob Story,can be contacted at

(509) 837-4500, or e-mail him



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