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Published: Wednesday, 1/30/2008

Ex-Knights swim on college squads

Four former St. Francis de Sales High School swimmers are all heading for their respective college conference championships. They are:

Scott Friderichs, a former district champion and state qualifier for the Knights who is now a freshman on the University of Tennessee swim team.

Friderichs is a distance freestyle swimmer who most recently swam a 4:34 in the 500 free and will be competing for the Vols at the SEC Conference Championship.

Colin Murtagh, a former district champion and state runner-up at the Toledo school who is now a sophomore sprinter specialist at the top-ranked University of Texas.

Murtagh most recently came in fourth place in the 50 freestyle for Texas, and will compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle for the Longhorns at the Big 12 Conference championship.

Mike Carroll, a former state qualifier for the Knights and now a sophomore at Miami University of Ohio, holds the fastest time there in the 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke.

He will compete at the MAC Championships with senior Ryan McHugh, a former sprint standout and state qualifier at St. Francis, who is one of the leading sprinters in the MAC, where he holds national meet time cuts in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Both will contribute individually and on relays for the RedHawks.

BASKETBALL: After the first 17 games, Tyler Rosenberger, a 6-6 junior forward, was second in rebounding on the Ashland University basketball team with a total of 102. The Woodmore High School graduate was averaging 6 boards a game. He was fifth in team scoring with 140 points for an 8.2 average. He was shooting 59.6 percent from the field with 56 of 94.

Start High School graduate Allen Drake scored 12 points in Urbana University's upset of second-ranked Walsh University (15-3 overall, 4-1 American Mideast Conference South Division) last week.

The No. 2 Cavaliers are the highest-ranked team Urbana has ever defeated in any sport.

Drake, a senior captain for the Blue Knights, shot 6-of-7 from the field and had four rebounds and two assists to lead Urbana.

For the season, he averages 8.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game with 15 starts.

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