Nacogdoches Dragon Swim Team Dominates Again
There aren't many high school teams in the nation that can lay claim to the dynasty that has been built by the Nacogdoches Dragon Swim Team.
This past Saturday at the district meet in Lufkin, competing with 11 teams, the Dragon Men won their 14th straight district title while the Lady Dragons won their 12th in a row
Hailey Goggans was named District Newcomer of the Year and Coach Carrie Scroggins was named District 16-5A Boys Team Coach of the year. 13 men and 13 women form the Dragon Swim Team qualified for the Regional meet in Dallas to be held February 5th and 6th.
“We are hoping to get several relays and some individuals through to the state meet. Our kids swam well and I know they will do well at Regionals in Dallas on Feb 5th and 6th. I was also pleased with how our freshman swam. I see a lot of potential in the upcoming years” said Coach Eric Ewing.
Nacogdoches Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes also offered his accolades, “I am very proud of the work of these coaches and students. Our swim program is a perfect example of the excellence we expect for our schools and programs. Good luck at Regionals.”
Pictured in the photo at top of story: Top Row Gunnar Smith, Luke Stanley, Ben Irwin, Davis Pierce, Valentin Scognamillo, Dean Lamont, Zac Rankin, Abbey Franke Lower Row Jesse Stovall, Sarah Hutchison, Kameron Hughes, Hailey Goggans. Not pictured are team members : Guadalupe Alvarez, Wilson Bertin, Blake Boyett, Kelley Bridges, Emily Brittain, Eugene Choi, Sydney Culver, Elizabeth Davis, Laura Dunn, Parker Elliott, Daniel Fryar, Morgan Glenn, Rene Gracia, Thomas Hoefler, Angela Jasso, Mackenley Johnson, Josiah Kinman, Dean LaMont, Sydney madkins, Jared Middleton, Reuben Ninan, Davis Pierce, Hannah Spake, Luke Stanley, Hunter Stephens, Josephine Unger and Jearica Young.