The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


September 16, 2013

PR day for River Queens

CLINTON — As the Clinton swimmers continue to build toward their goals, Saturday’s home invitational proved an important one for coach Albert Hayton. Four other teams joined Clinton -- Davenport West, Davenport North, Davenport Central and Pekin (Ill.) -- making it one of the smaller multi-team meets for the swimmers this season.

“Our major goal with every meet is to make sure we don’t give up and compete,” Hayton said. “These smaller meets are important because they prepare you for the bigger ones.”

West won the meet with a team score of 119. Pekin finished second with 70 points, followed by Central with 67. The River Queens were fourth with 41 points, led by Becca Hess — who finished second in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke — and Nikki Erling’s third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley.

Toward the end of the meet, Hayton said he was satisfied with his team’s overall output.

“The girls are swimming tough,” he said. “Our times are looking good, and some of our swimmers are dropping down from last year’s season bests.”

One of those swimmers was Maddie Marlowe, who won her heat in the 100-yard breaststroke while shaving five seconds off her personal record with a 1:25.06. The race was tight, and she credited West’s Anna Hedges for pushing her during the neck-and-neck heat.

“When you see them right next to you like that, it’s really scary because they have the ability to beat you,” Marlowe said. She finished seventh out of 11 in the meet. “I’m ecstatic.”

Sadie Nickles also racked up personal records when she dove in for the 500-yard freestyle race. She came right out of the gun and recorded the fifth-fastest lap in the race at 32 seconds flat.

“I think I could’ve gone a little better,” Nickles said. “When you see the others, you realize you can still go faster. Still, I broke my best time in the 500, and it’s really amazing.”

Text Only
  • Hammel, Olt lead Cubs past D'backs CHICAGO (AP) -- Jason Hammel is certain the Chicago Cubs are better than their record so far. Hammel pitched seven strong innings, Mike Olt hit a three-run home run and Nate Schierholtz drove in a pair of early runs to lead the Cubs to a 9-2 victory

    April 23, 2014

  • Schreiber wins dual; Coppess 2nd at tri BETTENDORF -- To be the best, you have to beat the best. Brittany Coppess came close to doing that Tuesday at Hidden Hills Golf Course in a triangular meet between North Scott, Clinton and Pleasant Valley. Coppess finished with a nine-hole 42, 5 over

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-14 1B-photo, ethan jones Jones has eyes set on prize FULTON, Ill. -- Ethan Jones has all the confidence that he can become the Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year in baseball. "I just need to work hard, show up everyday and just play the best that I can every game so I can help my team win," Jo

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lancers blank Queens, Kings CLINTON -- Chloe Gottschalk scored a hat trick to lead North Scott past Clinton 7-0 in girls soccer Tuesday night. Gina Matthys added a pair of goals, while Lindsay Gallens and Olivia Schmidt scored once apiece. Abby Nass played all 80 minutes in goa

    April 23, 2014

  • Bandits bang out 11 runs on LumberKings CLINTON -- At least the kids who showed up for the Clinton LumberKings game on Tuesday afternoon had a good time. The home team on the field didn't after dropping the matinee to Quad Cities 11-2. Eddie Campbell got the ball for the LumberKings, but

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23-14 1B or 3B-Photo, Gateway B race Kings kick off big week at Gateway CLINTON -- It's not quite the state meet in terms of importance, but this week is right up there for the Clinton boys track and field team. Seniors Deshond Robinson and Nathan Harden were in top form Tuesday as they tuned up for the Drake Relays by h

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • Loss puts Bulls in a big hole CHICAGO -- This one looked as if it were slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wiz

    April 23, 2014

  • Welcome-back win CLINTON -- Scoring in every event, the Camanche boys track and field team presented coach Mark Metzger with a terrific "welcome back" gift Tuesday evening. The Indians piled up 171 points to win the Class B portion of the 94th annual Gateway Classic

    April 23, 2014

  • g000258000000000000fb38487cacc98db8e3f634d09a52750131b52878.jpg Players relent, agree to play for reinstated football coach

    Minnesota State University-Mankato's football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.

    Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner's absence, will continue in a major role with the team.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22-14 2B-Photo, Fulton baseball Morrison wins twinbill at Fulton FULTON, Ill. -- As Fulton baseball coach Kyle Miller put it after losing both games to Morrison on Monday, the losses were tough to swallow, but all the Steamers could do afterward was tip their hats toward the Mustangs. Morrison won 1-0, then 11-4

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

High School Sports