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1998-1999 Season
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1998-1999 Team Photo: K. Alward, A. Alwin, K. Balcom, A. Belk, M. Bianw, A. Bohmann, H. Booth-Tobin, R. Brammer-Shlay, L. Burbank, S. Burman, D. Cobbs, R. Cundy, E. Dean, S. Elerholm, A. Englund, M. Eubanks, B. Fahrner, J. Falon, G. Fidleman, T. Flemming, J,.Gane, C. Gau, M. Granbois, E. Heiman, M. Holtz, K. Hunt, S. Kahl, C. Kersten, S. Kilton, K. Liesinger, H. Lundquist, H. Lundquist, A. MacLennon, C. Martin, C. Mavity, E. McBrayer, N. McCabe, L. Moan, R. Moor, K. Norman, M. Norman, J. Nylander, A. Olander, E. Peters, E. Phillips, K. Ray, M. Schold, D. Scoggin, T. Slarks, K. Snow, L. Snyder, L. Southworth, E. Sowden, J. Stenzel, J. Stevens, C. Stone, A. Substad, K. Sullivan, K. Sweet, A. Ushio, M. Ushio, E. Vicker, K. Watson, R. Wenand, E. Wilson-Barnard.

Will 13 be the unlucky number for the Tiger swimmers?  For 13 straight seasons, the Tigers have won the conference title.  Head Coach Jeff Sanders hopes it will be a very lucky number

The Tigers opened the Conference season facing the Henry/North team.  In recent years, the co-op team had improved greatly.  South worked hard and earned their first win of the season, 94-76.

Edison was South’s next opponent.  They put up very little fight at the Tigers pummeled the Tommies 51-16.

Washburn provided the next opponent for the Tigers.  The Millers fell by 20, 93-73. 

The team that has challenged the Tigers in recent seasons, despite not having a good record, has been Roosevelt.  They were South’s next opponent.  The Teddies fell 79-57.

One team stood between the Tigers and their 14th consecutive conference regular season title, Southwest.  The Lakers gave South their toughest meet of the season.  The final was 92-80.  South defended their title.

In a non-conference meet, South fell to the Hornets from Edina.  The score was not reported. 

In tournaments, South had a successful run.  The Tigers finished second in the Austin Invitational and in the Eau Claire Relays.  In the South Invitational, the Tigers finished seventh.

The Tigers finished first in the Conference Relay meet. 

In the conference meet, South was again the winner, finishing with 668 points.  Southwest, who finished second, only scored 380 points. Junior Melissa Schold won both the 50 Yard (26.08) and 100 Yard  (56.63) Freestyle events.  Eighth-grader Aurora Belk was the 200 Yard Individual Medley champion in a time of 2:14.89.  Juniors Berit Fahrner (100 Yard Butterfly in 1:02.29) and Annika Ushio (100 Yard Breaststroke in 1:09.11) rounded out the individual champions for the Tigers.  South won the three relays as well, recording a 1:40.30 in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, 1:58.92 in the 200 Yard Medley Relay, and 3:58.20 in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.

In the Twin City meet, South faced Cretin-Derham Hall.  The Tigers continued their dominance, winning 104-82.

The Tigers claimed the Region 5AA title.  The swimmers who advanced to the State Meet are unknown at this time.