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Home-pool advantage

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Emma Garrard/Sierra SunTruckee swimmers Angela Rasso and Sara Westmoreland dive into the Truckee Pool at the start of the 200 butterfly on Tuesday. Truckees girls defeated Damonte Ranch 134-29, and the Truckee boys won 79-41.

The host Truckee High swim team, both its boys and girls squads, defeated Damonte Ranch at the Truckee Pool on Tuesday.Outnumbered 24 swimmers to the Wolverines 16, the Truckee girls outscored the Mustangs 134-129. On the boys side, Truckee posted 79 points to Damontes 41. Both teams had five swimmers.Overall the kids did really well coming off Spring Break for not being in the water for a week, said Truckee head coach Vicky Dewey. It was a really good meet.Individually, Truckees Cara Silvas took first place in both the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. She swam the 100 back in 1:06:85 and the 200 IM in 2:25:74.Sophie Aaron finished second in the 50 freestyle, posting a time of 28:01, and Michelle Hoehn improved her time in the 100 back by a couple seconds with a third-place finish in 1:15:71. Hoehn also placed second in the 100 free in 1:04:21.Dewey also was impressed with the performance of first-year swimmer Haley Busby, who took third in 100 breast with a time of 1:27:74. The time was good enough to qualify Busby for zones, the coach said.Truckees girls 200 free relay team made up of Hoehn, Aaron, Sam OConnell and Rebecca Alcaraz placed first with a time of 1:59:26. Arek OConnell led the charge for the Truckee boys, finishing first in both the 50 free (23:46) and the 200 IM (2:19:09). Dewey said OConnell wasnt 100 percent because he was fighting a cold, and his times reflected it.Truckees boys 200 free relay team (OConnell, Teague Mason, Justin Ondry and Zeke Vandehei) took first with a time of 1:47:87.The Wolverines have one more meet before the Sierra League Championship on May 3. After that is the Northern 4A Regional Swimming Trials, where Truckee will face off against the top swimmers from its Sierra League as well as the High Desert League and the Zephyr League on May 9-10. The State Swimming and Diving Championship will be held in Las Vegas on May 17.

Truckee takes on Hug in Carson City on Saturday to wrap up its regular season.