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Updated: January 5, 2013 6:22AM



One step at a time
for Red Devils

Right now for the Lowell girls swimming program, mindset is the key.

While the Red Devils have been amongst the top of the Northwest Crossroads Conference for the past couple of seasons, 2012 is a retooling experience for the 14-member squad and nine-year coach Sherry Hilbrich.

“Just the whole learning experience,” Hilbrich said about teaching the fundamentals, like scoring and events, to her mostly green team.

With last Tuesday’s win over conference rival Griffith, their first victory in a 1-4 campaign, the girls are working with more momentum. Next up on the schedule is another NCC tilt with Highland on Tuesday. Part of this week’s focus is improving on starts.

“They were thrilled, that was a good confidence boost,” Hilbrich said about the win.

P-T Top 5

1. Chesterton

2. Munster

3. Crown Point

4. Lake Central

5. Valparaiso

Girls swimmer
of the Week

Haley Stender,
Lowell Senior

As one of Lowell’s captains, Stender helped the Devils break into the win column on Tuesday over Griffith with first place finishes in both the 200 free and 100 fly.

— correspondent
Josh Lichtenfeld



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