2021 Citizens' Voice Boys Swimming All-Stars

Tyler Piccotti, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
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Apr. 3—Dennis Dukinas

Dallas, Senior

Helped clinch the Mounts' 2A district team title with his win in the 100 breast and leg in the 400 free relay. Also contributed to a 200 medley relay gold and was third in the 100 fly.

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Chris Schell

Holy Redeemer, Junior

Made good on his seed time at districts, winning the 200 free. Also contributed to a fourth-place 200 free relay. He'll be a senior to watch as the Royals' top upperclassman.

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Logan Kuhar

Lake-Lehman, Senior

The team's lone swimmer as a freshman, he paced the Knights to four season wins and helmed a second-place 200 medley relay at districts. Added a third place in the 100 back.

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Nicho LaChase

Tunkhannock, Junior

Repeated as the Class 2A district diving champion with a total score of 335.15 points, topping Zac Shields of Elk Lake. Placed eighth at states with 267.65 points.

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Nansen Wang

Wyoming Seminary, Junior

Multitime CV all-star was part of gold medal 200 and 400 free relays at districts, and added a silver and bronze in the 100 fly and 100 free, respectively. Should lead Knights next year.

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Tony Goulstone

Hazleton Area, Senior

Led the Cougars' romp to the 3A team title, setting a district record in his 200 IM win and later placing 12th at states. Also won the 100 back and added two relay golds.

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Antonio Daiute

Hazleton Area, Junior

Crushed the district field by 8 seconds in the 200 free and shaved 23 seconds off his 500 free time for silver. Added two relay golds; should lead vaunted Cougars in 2022.

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Ryan Kovalick

Hazleton Area, Junior

Another in the Cougars' parade of district champs with a 500 free title, and he added a bronze in the 100 fly along with his relay duties. Also a key piece returning next year.

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Thomas Pollock

Hazleton Area, Junior

Staked his claim as the district's best 3A short-distance swimmer in the Cougars' team title with 50 and 100 free titles. Time in the latter was the only one under 50 seconds.

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Logan Yakubowski

Hazleton Area, Sophomore

Won the district 100 fly title and would have to be considered a future favorite in the 100 breast based on his runner-up finish. Future is bright for him and whole team.

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Zhantore Akylbekov

Wyoming Seminary, Freshman

Burst onto the scene his debut season with runner-up finishes in the 50 free and 100 breast at districts. Part of the core that led Sem to nine regular season wins.

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Jakob Baur

Wyoming Seminary, Sophomore

Knights' young core includes Baur, who grabbed third in the 200 and 500 free behind other CV all-stars in Class 2A. Should only continue to improve for team with potential.

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Tommy Doran

Dallas, Sophomore

Had unlucky task of facing heavy favorites in both his individual district events, placing second in both the 200 and 500 free in Class 2A. He'll be featured next year for Mounts.

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Jason Puza

Dallas, Junior

Kicked off the Mounts' 200 medley relay gold, placed third in the 200 IM and won silver in the 100 back behind Lakeland's Peter Kawash. Part of deep Dallas lineup all season.

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