The Citizens’ Voice 2019 Boys Swimming And Diving All-Stars

April 2, 2019

Zach Blockus

Dallas Junior

Helped the Mounts capture a district team title with four top-six finishes, including a second and third on the 200 medley and 400 free relays. The latter was 17th at states.

Chris Cabonilas

Nanticoke Area Junior

Helped the Trojans-Hawkeyes co-op team double its win total and had four top-five finishes at Class 3A districts. His time in the 100 breast would have been second in Class 2A.

Brandon DaGrosa

Hazleton Area Senior

DaGrosa had four top-four finishes at districts, including one gold as part of the Cougars’ 200 medley relay. Was one of the team’s senior leaders in an undefeated WVC slate.

Dennis Dukinas

Dallas Sophomore

Had four finishes in the top three at districts, including a 5.57-second win in the 200 IM. He was 28th in that event at states and was 17th in the 100 breast and 400 free relay.

Paul Flowers

Hazleton Area Senior

A repeat CV all-star pick, Flowers was consistently fast all season and won D2 gold in the 200 medley relay and 100 breast. He finished 29th in the latter at Bucknell.

Tony Goulstone

Hazleton Area Sophomore

Another repeat all-star selection, Flowers won three district golds in 3A, including runaway swims in the 200 IM and 100 back. He’ll be the Cougars’ backbone with others graduating.

Dyllan Henning

Tunkhannock Senior

Was part of the Tigers’ 200 free relay that won district gold and placed 25th at states. Added a top-three finish in the 100 breast at districts and helped Tunkhannock post seven meet wins.

Jose Rivera

Meyers Senior

Rivera capped off his high school career with a 275.75-point effort in the Distirct 2 Class 2A boys diving competition and qualified for states. He finished 24th at Bucknell.

Ryan Kovalick

Hazleton Area Freshman

Kovalick established himself as one of the WVC’s rising swimmers with two district golds, including a runaway 500 free win. Also qualified for states as part of the 200 medley relay.

Logan Kuhar

Lake-Lehman Sophomore

Built on a strong freshman season by placing runner-up in Class 2A in the 200 IM and 100 back at the district meet. He had four finishes in the top eight overall.

Dylan Mislevy

Tunkhannock Senior

Mislevy had a strong finish to his time at Tunkhannock, placing in the top four in the district in two individual events (100 fly, 100 back) and winning gold in the 200 free relay.

Chris Schell

Holy Redeemer Freshman

Helped the Royals pull out a close win over Dallas with his final leg in the 400 free relay at districts. Also tied for fourth in the 100 free and placed fifth in the 200 free.

Shane Szczecinski

Dallas Junior

Was the only WVC swimmer within striking distance of Adam Mahler in the 200 free (placing ninth at states) and also added an individual district win in the 100 free (18th at states).

Davis Tidball

Tunkhannock Sophomore

Another member of the gold-winning 200 free relay that reached states, he was one of the WVC’s best sprint swimmers with district runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 free.

Nathan Tindell

Wyoming Seminary Senior

Had four efforts of eighth or better in District 2 Class 2A, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 500 free and a third as part of the Blue Knights’ 400 free relay.

Nansen Wang

Wyoming Seminary Freshman

Showed off his raw speed in the pool by placing third in the 50 free at districts and contributing to a trio of fourth-or-better relay finishes for the Blue Knights.