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Lakeland boys swimming defeats Hodags Submitted: 12/12/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

Lakeland boys swimming defeats Hodags
RHINELANDER - In boys swimming Thursday night, Lakeland was in Rhinelander for a Great Northern Conference duel meet.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Lakeland's Nick Garcia finishes it for the T-Birds as they won the event. He was also a member of Lakeland's winning 200 yard freestyle relay. Garcia took the 200 yard individual medley and 100 yard freestyle.

Rhinelander's Jake Zalewski won the 100-yard breaststroke for the Hodags.

Lakeland won the meet 106-58. The T-Birds are now (2-0) in conference duel meets.


We'll have more on Lakeland on Friday Night Blitz.


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