Monday, February 11, 2013
Chamblee's Kemenov takes gold at state swim meet.
Senior Alex Kemenov captured the 100 yard breaststroke state title at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Saturday to lead the Chamblee Bulldogs to a seventh place finish in the Class A-AAAAA State Swimming and Diving Championships. Kemenov swam a time of 57.93 in capturing the gold medal while also taking a fourth place finish in the 50 yard freestyle (21.10). He was also part of the Bulldog 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams that finished third and sixth, respectively. Kemenov teamed with Nicholas Oh, Jordan Jacob and Wesley Cheung in the 200 to swim a time of 1:28.43. Oh, Mathew Williams and Cheung were part of the sixth place 400 relay team with Kemenov. Oh picked up 13 points for the Bulldogs with a sixth place finish in…
Monday, January 28, 2013
High school swim team is making waves.
Tucker High School is well known for its prowess and winning tradition on the football field. After Cash Deloache’s weekend performance in the DeKalb County Swim Meet, the Tucker High School Swim and Dive team is beginning to make a big splash too. Deloache broke two county records on Saturday: the 100M Butterfly and the 100M Backstroke. The previous records were held by Lakeside swimmers Jack Lane (2009) and Chris Read (1997) respectively. The Tucker High School student won the 100M Butterfly in a startling 50.50 seconds and won the 100M Backstroke by racing to a 52.52 second time. The THS Boys Swim team placed fourth in the overall Dekalb County standings, and will represent Tucker in the state of Georgia High School Association (GHSA…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Dynamo Swim Club is hosting the event at 1 p.m.
The 2013 DeKalb County Swimming and Diving Championship finals begin at 1 p.m. at Dynamo Swim Club on Shallowford Road on Saturday afternoon. The nine-time defending champions Lakeside Vikings have held the DeKalb County boys' swimming title since 2004, but will face a stiff challenge from a talented Chamblee squad this season. The Lakeside Lady Vikings are the defending champions on the girls' side having regained the title from Dunwoody in 2012. Lakeside had won 14 consecutive until Dunwoody's win in 2011. Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Basketball, swimming, wrestling and lots more going on.
Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Varsity Basketball Stephenson at Tucker 5:30 p.m./ 7 p.m. To be televised on Xfinity CSS. Swim Meet at Lakeside 5:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 23 - JV Basketball at Stone Mountain 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 - Blood Drive honoring the Venables 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Gym, sponsored by the Jr. ROTC. Swim meet at Chamblee 5:30 p.m. IB information meeting THS Auditorium 6 p.m. Football Cheerleader Banquet 6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria School Council 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 - Varsity Basketball - N. Atlanta at Tucker 5:30 / 7 p.m. Varsity Wrestling DeKalb County Tournament at Tucker 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 - County Swim meet at Dynamo Varsity Wrestling DeKalb County Tournament at Tucker 9 a.m. Robotics, Cafeteria 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Events against Chamblee and Lakeside take place Thursday and Friday.
This week's live streaming coverage from Play On Sports featuring teams from Tucker: Boys & Girls Swimming: Tucker vs. Chamblee, Thursday, Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m. Basketball (Girls): Tucker vs. Lakeside, Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. Basketball (Boys): Tucker vs. Lakeside, Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Visit GHSA/PlayOn! Sports to watch LIVE coverage of these events and other Georgia high school sports, including GHSA Championship Football.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The GHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships are set for the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11.
Updated Feb. 9, 10 a.m. The GHSA Network will stream the GHSA boys and girls swimming and diving championships live from the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11. All swimming and diving finals events will be streamed LIVE at www.GHSA.tv and archived for on demand viewing. DeKalb Schools are sending a contingent of 63 swimmers and divers to compete for individual and team state titles in the 1-4A state competition. DeKalb County champions Lakeside leads the way with 17 (10 boys, 7 girls) competitors into the state competition which begins with preliminary heats on Friday at 9 a.m. for the 1-4A competition. The Vikings have DeKalb County two-time gold medal winner Cesar Acosta (200 free, 500 free) …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Gunnar Bentz records Olympic-trial qualifying times in several events and snags the male MVP award.
While most Tucker-area teens were getting ready and starting school, Gunnar Bentz spent the first two weeks of August swimming in Nationals and Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, California, where he made quite a splash. The 15-year-old, who swims summers for Nottaway Swim Club and trains and competes year-round for Dynamo, competed in both the Senior- and Junior-level events, which together made for 11 consecutive days of racing. The first week (August 2-6) was Senior Nationals, which is for Olympians and below. Nine Olympians competed, including Jason Lezak, Katie Hoff, and Garrett Weber-Gale. This meet was mostly comprised of college swimmers, and in the words of his parents, Steve and Missy Bentz, “Gunnar's main goals at this meet were to …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Several other swimmers from Tucker teams fare well at county meet.
To many kids, swim team is a fun summer activity that lets you hang out at the pool every day, spend time with your friends, and have lots of fun. To others, though, it's a lifestyle and a means to a goal. Take Gunnar Bentz, for example. The Tucker-area 15-year-old set two new DeKalb County records last week at the championship meet, when he swam the Boys 18 & Under 100 yard IM (Individual Medley) in 51.90 seconds. That's four laps of the pool, one of each stroke, all in under a minute. Not only that, but a couple hours later, he did it again, setting the new record for Boys 18 & Under 50 Yard Breast Stroke at 26.96 seconds. He also holds another DeKalb County record, from last year, when he swam the 100 IM in the 14 & Under Boys division …