SEASIDE - More victories were chalked up for the Astoria swim teams Thursday afternoon as the Fishermen clashed with Seaside and Scappoose in a girls' double-dual meet, while Astoria and Seaside went at each other on the boys' side. Scappoose also made a brief appearance in the boys' meet.

The Astoria girls posted wins over both Seaside (95-74) and Scappoose (96-71), while the Gulls defeated the Indians 85-75.

Astoria was 30 points better than Seaside (100-70) in the boys' meet, and for the record, the Fishermen defeated Scappoose 134-2, and so did the Gulls, 133-2.

Most of the suspense took place in the girls' meet as Astoria and Scappoose each won four events, with the Fishermen using their depth to rack up more points.

Astoria's Katie Blue won the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.06 minutes), teammate Astoria's Rachel Gascoigne breastrokes her way down the lane during Thursday's swim meet in Seaside. Gascoigne placed second behind Scappoose's Heidi Heller in the 100-yard breastroke and the 200-yard individual medley.

KIM ERSKINE-The Daily AstorianTiffany Karby took the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.61), and the Fishermen won the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Rebecca Fisk won two events for the Gulls, taking the 200 freestyle (2:07.14) and 500-yard freestyle (5:42.95).

Seaside's Shandi Bruijn added a win in the 100-yard butterfly (1:10.14).

The Astoria boys won six of 11 events, including a pair of victories by Robbie Weidman (50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle).

Dylan Ford came back with two wins for the Gulls (200 individual medley and 100 backstroke), with other victories from Daniel Stowers (200 free) and Kevin Lewis (100-yard breaststroke).

Gordon Eckert had Astoria's other individual win (500 freestyle), and the Fishermen won all three relay events.

Astoria competes at Hood River Saturday.


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