Portsmouth High School girls (3-0) and boys (0-3) swim teams met Division II rival Middletown High School in the pool at St. George's School Monday night.
The boys put forth a great effort keeping the contest close, but fell to the Islanders 45-49. The girls also swam an impressive event, taking the victory over the Islanders 52-42.
Earning top honors for the Patriot girls' team were sophomore Darlene Bugado and junior Caroline Herter.
Bugado placed first in three events; the 200 Medley relay (2:07.55) with teammates Megan Steen, Caroline Herter and Becca McKiernan, 50 Freestyle (26.73) and the 200 Freestyle relay (1:59.59) joined by Melissa Chaplin, Jamie Proffitt and Madeleine MacMillan. Bugado also placed second in the 100 Freestyle event.
Herter also placed first in three event; the 200 Medley relay (2:07.55), 200 Individual Medley (2:27.18) and the 500 Freestyle (6:01.70). Herter also earned a second place finish in the 400 Freestyle relay with the help of teammates Becca McKiernan, Megan Steen and Melissa Chaplin.
Honorable mention goes to freshman swimmer Megan Steen, who in addition to her 200 Medley relay win, also won the 100 Backstroke event (1:10.58).
For the boys' team, sophomore Colton Cranson and junior Tyler Haas earned the top performances for the Patriots' boys' team.
Cranson and Haas both won two events in the meet. Cranson placed first in the 200 Freestyle (2:09.26) and Haas placed first in the 100 Freestyle (57.33). Together, with their relay team members Jacob Bobba and Eric Emerson, won the 200 Freestyle relay (1:45.41).
The Portsmouth High School swim teams are scheduled (weather permitting) to travel to Westerly on Jan. 13 to face Westerly High School at the YMCA.