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Pennsylvania swimmer finishes career with national records


Hershey (Pennsylvania) High School’s David Nolan swam into the National High School Sports Record Book last year with a record time in the 200-yard individual medley.

This year, Nolan finished his high school career with one of the most impressive swimming performances in history. At the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA state meet, Nolan notched three individual national records and was part of a relay record.

His record-setting tally included the 100-yard freestyle (:42.34), 100-yard backstroke (:45.49) and 200-yard individual medley (1:41.39). His national-record lead-off time in the 400-yard freestyle relay propelled his team to another national record. At the same meet, Hershey’s girls set a national record in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

 

 

Georgia’s Alvin Copeland retires after winning nearly 900 games 

When his Macon (Georgia) Northeast High School girls basketball team lost in the Georgia High School Association Class AA Final Four, Alvin Copeland ended a storied coaching career with nearly 900 wins under his belt.

His 862 wins ranks 13th on the all-time list in the Record Book. Coaching nearly 40 years at Northeast, Copeland led the Raiderettes to five state championships, and the court at the high school is named in his honor.

  

  

North Carolina school belts 11 home runs in one game 

Cameron (North Carolina) Union Pines High School hit 11 home runs in its April 13th game against Biscoe (North Carolina) East Montgomery High School to set a state record for most home runs in one game.

The 11 home runs ranks tied for third all time on the national list. The 13 combined home runs hit in the game also breaks a state record and rank tied for sixth nationally.

 

 

Missouri baseball team pulls off triple steal 

In its April 14th game against Warsaw (Missouri) High School, Eldon (Missouri) High School pulled off a rare feat. With the bases loaded, all three base runners were credited with a stolen base on one play resulting in a triple steal.

In the bottom of the third inning, Eldon put on a suicide squeeze play, but missed the bunt attempt. However, before Warsaw’s catcher could react, Eldon’s Sam Lincoln slid in safely to home plate. Both trailing runners moved up, each earning a stolen base.

The triple steal has been accomplished only twice in the past 25 years in the Major Leagues, the last time in 2008 by the Cleveland Indians.

 

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