Plenty of opportunities to see OHS girls swim team in action this season

Fans of the OHS girls varsity swim team will have plenty of opportunities to see the team in competition this year as the team battles for the Wisconsin Little Ten conference championship. Last season, OHS won the WLT dual meet title, but archrival Hartford won both the conference relays and the conference meet. Early indications suggest that this season’s Cooney team, under the direction of new head coach Jenny Piorkowski and assistant coach Britta Fell, have the depth to challenge Hartford for the overall 2014 season title. OHS is also hosting the WLT conference meet this season, a change from the initial schedule. After this Friday’s conference relays at West Bend, the girls will be competing in six events meets within easy driving distance.   Remaining WLT Girls Varsity Swim Schedule Thursday, Sept. 25 At Watertown (Riverside Middle School) — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 At Hartford (Hartford Union High School) — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 West Bend East (YMCA at Pabst Farms) — 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 Beaver Dam (YMCA at Pabst Farms) — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 West Bend West (YMCA at Pabst Farms) — 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 WLT Diving Meet at West Bend East — 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 WLT Conference Meet (YMCA at Pabst Farms)  —...

New depth pays off as OHS girls varsity swim team finishes strong at Indian Invite

Showing the depth that has eluded the team in the past, the OHS girls varsity swim team turned in a strong performance at the Indian Invite Saturday, finishing just three points behind third-place finisher Germantown. The meet, at Menominee Falls, also included two other Wisconsin Little Ten conference teams, Hartford and Beaver Dam. OHS topped both with its 293 points. Hartford, always a top contender for the WLT title, finished fifth with 271 points. Beaver Dam was last in the seven-team competition with 58 points. “This was the first meet of the season for several of the girls,” said Cooney head coach Jenny Piorkowski, “and the first time we’ve encountered schools from our conference.” Accordingly, she added, the meet also gave her team an indicator of how the teams will fare when the conference season opens Friday at West Bend with the WLT Conference Relays. The close finish with Germantown also meant OHS finished ahead of Hartford, a team it lost to by over 100 points in last year’s Invite. In the conference last season, OHS won the dual meet title, but Hartford won the Relays and the conference meet. Leading the way for Oconomowoc was its outstanding 400-yard freestyle relay team, which finished second with a 3:49.00 clocking. Waukesha South-Mukwonago, a combined team, won with a 3:37.16 time. Swimming for OHS were Dani Cabrera, Samantha Johnston, Sarah Konruff, and Amanda Jordan. Cabrera, Konruff, Johnston, and Jordan also picked up team points in other races: Cabrera, fifth in the 50-yard free and fourth in the 100 free; Konruff, third in the 200-yard free and fourth in the 500 free;...

OHS swimmers open with 5th place finish at Fountain Wood Funfest

Relay teams shine as team displays depth Behind a mix of veterans and newcomers, the OHS girls varsity swim team opened its 2014 campaign Friday with a fifth place finish among the 11 schools competing at the Fountain Wood Funfest, hosted by Cudahy High School but held at Muskego. Leading the way for OHS was the school’s first-place 400 yard freestyle relay team. Swimming for OHS were veterans Sarah Konruff, Brianna Zimmer, and Dani Cabrera. They were joined by newcomer, freshman Amanda Jordan. Cabrera, a freestyle sprint specialist and the anchor on several of the OHS relay teams, finished second in the 50 free with a 25.85 time. The senior also helped the team’s 200 yard medley relay team earn a third-place finish with a 1:59.01 time. Joining her were Jordan, Konruff, and Samantha Johnston. Another Cooney relay team, the 200 freestyle team, also finished third. Swimming for OHS were Stephanie Gebhard, Zimmer, Catherine Olson, and Taylor Tuftee. Konruff picked up the team’s other third-place finish when she clocked a 5:41.22 in the grueling 500-yard freestyle. Other top finishes for OHS included Johnston, sixth in the 200-yard individual medley; Jordan, sixth in the 100-yard butterfly; and Zimmer, eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. The meet Saturday was the first for the team under the direction of new head coach Jenny Piorkowski, a former coach at St. Thomas More in Milwaukee. And back as an assistant coach this season is Britta Fell. The team’s next competition is Saturday, Sept. 13, when it competes in the Indian Invite at Menomonee Falls. The other teams competing were Muskego, which finished first; Wausau East;...

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Information and news, plus meet results and photos of the 2014 OHS girls swim team will start appearing here and on the girls swim team page soon, so please check back frequently. The girls started practice this...

PHOTOS: OHS Swimmers at 2012 WLT Conference Meet

The 2012 OHS swim team finished second at the 2012 Wisconsin Little Ten conference swim meet on Oct. 27 at Watertown. Clicking on the first thumbnail photo below launches a self-directed slide show featuring larger versions of each photo. Clicking on a double arrow at the bottom of a photo advances the slide show. Press Escape to exit the slide show. If you know one of the athletes in a photo, or their parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, or friends, feel free to let them know about these photos. Photos by Malcolm McIntyre are copyright Oconomowoc Today 2012, but you may share, download, or print them for personal use. Commercial use is strictly prohibited. Our apologizes to the swimmers we were not able to identify. For additional news and photos, visit the swim team page on Oconomowoc...