CLINTON- The Morrison girls’ swim team impressed in Clinton on Saturday morning, winning the annual River Queen Invitational at the Clinton High School aquatic center.
The Fillies made a splash, running away with the varsity team title with 287 points. Pekin Community came in second with 178, followed by Muscatine.
The River Queens came in seventh with 125 points, battling some illness over the weekend.
The Fillies finished first or second in every swimming event except two, including a number where they swept the top two slots.
Sadie Norman won the 100 Yard Butterfly in 1:02.03. Just four seconds behind her, Schyon Drolema and Emily Henson came in third and fourth.
Sydney Norman also won the 200 Yard IM in 2:21.91.
Kate Henson got the gold in the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 1:15.50, while Sydney Norman finished in the bronze slot.
Gracen Harmon picked up a pair of silver medals, finishing as the runner-up at both the 200 Yard Freestyle (2:05.33) 100 Yard Freestyle (57.73).
Sara Norman finished second in the 50 Yard Freestyle in 26.23. Sara Norman came in third in the same event. Sadie Norman came in second in the 100 Yard Backstroke.
The relay team of Drolema, Sadie Norman, Sara Norman and Gracen Harmon easily won the 400 Yard Freestyle rela, clocking in in 3:52.20, nearly nine seconds before the runner up.
The quartet of Landri Harmon, Kate Henson, Sydney Norman and Schyon Drolema won the 200 Yard Medley Relay as well, touching the wall at 1:59.50.
The best finish of the day for the Clinton River Queens came in a relay.
The combination of Molly Shannon, Kaedyn Schutte, Anna Hilgendorf and Olivia Schroeder finished second overall in the 200 Yard Freestyle. They swam a 1:49.34, which was just a little over a second behind Tipton’s winning time.
The 200 Yard Medley Relay, made up of the same four, finished third in the 200 Yard Medley Relay in 2:04.44.
Olivia Schroeder also got a fourth place finish in the 50 Yard Freestyle in 26.99, while Molly Shannon finished sixth in 27.22.
The Morrison junior varsity finished second with 198 points, just behind Dubuque Hempstead’s 202. The Clinton junior varsity finished sixth with 129.
The River Queens are back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Burlington for a road Mississippi Athletic Conference dual.
Indians see success this weekend
CAMANCHE – The Camanche volleyball team had a good weekend on their home court, picking up three wins at their annual invitational.
The Indians saw wins against Mississippi Athletic Conference member Davenport North (21-16, 21-16), along with conference foe Northeast (21-10, 21-13) and Easton Valley (21-19, 21-14).
However, the Indians fell to Mediapolis (18-21, 11-21) and River Valley Conference opponent Bellevue (19-21, 16-21).
The Easton Valley River Hawks only managed to pick up one win on the day, defeating Northeast 2-1 (16-21, 21-12, 16-14).
The Rebels were unable to pick up their first win of the season although they had a couple of closer games. In addition to the three sets they played against Easton Valley, they were within four points of Bellevue (17-21, 17-21) in their 2-0 loss.
All three local teams are back in action on Tuesday.
Clinton picks up win
ELDRIDGE – The Clinton volleyball team picked up a win over the weekend at the North Scott Invitational in Eldridge.
Clinton defeated Davenport West, a fellow Mississippi Athletic Conference team, in two (21-12, 21-8). They fell to the No. 1 ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier team (21-13, 21-11) and to Van Buren in three (21-14, 13-21, 6-15).
Clinton returns to conference play on Tuesday, traveling to Davenport Assumption.
Schipper leads Steamers
BRYON – The Fulton volleyball team went 3-2 on the day at the Byron Volleyball Tournament, led by a monstrous 51 kills by senior Emily Schipper.
They were two of the first losses for Fulton, who started out 5-0 on the season and are hanging just inside the top 20 of the MaxPreps 2A rankings.
Fulton fell to Guilford (19-25, 24-26) and to Aquin (15-25, 22-25), while picking up wins against Belvidere (25-21, 25-21), Pearl City (25-16, 25-12), and Winnebago (25-21, 25-21).
The Steamers welcome Orion to their home court on Tuesday night.