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Boys swim team edges Bonner Springs in dual

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg’s Remington Rice swims the 50-yard freestyle during a meet earlier this season. Rice finished second in both freestyle races last week in Bonner Springs.

BONNER SPRINGS — In the two team meet on Feb. 2 at Bonner Springs, the Osawatomie-Paola-Louisburg boys swim team found a lot of success.

The Miami County team won 10 of the 11 events and edged Bonner Springs for a 409-372 victory as the boys continued to put up strong times.

Sam Johnson had a big day as he won two individual events and was a member of two first place relay teams.

Johnson won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.66 seconds and also capture the 100 freestyle in 55.53.

Johnson, along with Bridger Baus, Cole Brown and Remington Rice, won the 200 freestyle relay in 1 minute and 42 seconds. Johnson, Brown, Luke Hebert and Cooper Hipp ended the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:54.

The team completed the sweep in the relays as Baus, Braden Branine, Rice and Hipp took first in the 200 medley relay in 1:54.

Cooper Hipp swims the breaststroke for the Osawatomie-Paola-Louisburg swim team earlier this season.

Baus also won a pair of events as he took first in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.46 and later edged teammate Brayton Brueggen in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.24. Brueggen was second in 1:05.52.

Earlier in the meet, Brueggen won the 200 freestyle in 2:10 and Hebert was first in the 500 freestyle in 6:26.

Brown won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:30, while Branine was second about two seconds behind. Branine was also runner-up in the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.

Rice was second in the 50 and 100 freestyle to round out the top finishers for Osawatomie-Paola-Louisburg.

Louisburg is back in action tomorrow when it hosts a meet at the OZone in Osawatomie. It is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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