Lancaster High swimmers look to continue pool success

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LHS swim preview

By Robert Howey

The Lancaster High School swim team has produced a tradition of pool success and the Bruins hope to continue the run this season.
The LHS team has produced 17 straight seasons, with the 2014 campaign a stellar one.
The Bruins won the region crown, with the girls going 13-1 and the boys 12-1.
The LHS squad returns 11 girls and 14 boys this fall.
Bruins coach Midenna Anderson said the season is looking strong.
“The 2015 season looks promising,” Anderson said. “We have a young team and a much smaller team than in the past, but we are excited about our swimmers and the progress they have made in three weeks of practice.
“They are working extremely hard,” she said. “Our goal is to have personal best times and to get as many swimmers as possible to the state meet Oct 10.”
Anderson and veteran co-head coach David Taylor reaped Region III-AAA swim coach of the year in 2014.
The team draws swimmers from all four county schools along with A.R. Rucker, South, Buford and Andrew Jackson middle schools.
Lauren Spencer leads the Lady Bruins after earning the team MVP with 132 points last season.
The team also returns its rookie of the year winners in Indian Land High freshman Jacques Caravaca and South Middle School eighth grader Charlee Brooke Henry.
Andrew Jackson senior Luke Sowell, a Coaches Award winner, is also back with the squad.
The LHS team includes freshman Tobias Bannon, IL sophomore Rory Cunningham, Buford junior Will Funderburk, LHS senior Coulter Jackson, LHS senior Matthew Martin, LHS freshman Samuel Page, LHS junior Noah Phillips, AJ sophomore Braydon Powers, LHS freshman Nathan Reid, LHS junior Matthew Rogers, LHS sophomore Trevor Tipton, A.R. Rucker eighth grader Tyler Tipton, LHS freshman Jonathan Wade, South seventh grader Simon Wright, IL sophomore Luis Bravo, LHS freshman Deontae Stover, A.R. Rucker eighth grader Katie Catledge, LHS sophomore Abbi Denyer, South Middle eighth-grader Rose Ellis, LHS sophomore Alaina Houghtaling, AJ senior Samantha Ihm, Buford sophomore Morgan Ledford, AJ Middle eighth grader Mallory McDow, LHS senior Gracie Scott, Rucker Middle School eighth grader Reece Walker, Buford Middle seventh grader Makenzy Mills, AJ Middle seventh grader Georgia Moore and LHS freshman Jadah Twitty.
The LHS managers are AJ senior Bailey Walker and AJ Middle eighth grader Olivia Ihm.