The Coast Guard Blue Dolphins scored a sweep in winning the Virginia Swimming Short Course Tidewater Region Championships Friday through Sunday at the Brittingham-Midtown Aquatic Center in Newport News.
The Blue Dolphins, a wire-to-wire winner, took the boys title with 1,017.5 points, the girls with 1,280, and the overall with 2,297.5.
South Eastern Virginia Aquatics put up a tough fight, but the Seahawks placed second in all three races — the boys with 957.5 points, the girls with 1,005, and the overall with 1,902.5.
Teresa Groton, competing in the 15-and-over age group, won four individual events and swam on two winning relays to help lead the Blue Dolphins to the overall title. She was tops in the 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle and No. 1 in the 100 butterfly.
The girls 100 free proved to be a major event for the Blue Dolphins. They took the top four spots with Victoria Schoenig, Hannah Clymer and Maddie Rymer following Groton.
Hailey Toledo, in the 13-14 age group, piled up the most points for the Coast Guard girls with 94. She led a 1-2-3 finish by the Blue Dolphins in the 400 individual medley. Rachel Rymer placed second and Casie Clark third.
The Blue Dolphins also got a pair of victories from Maddie Morello and Sam Wallace in their 13-14 age groups. Morello won the 100 fly and 200 free while Wallace won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.
Zack Payne, a winner in the 500 free in the 13-14 division, headed the Coast Guard boys in points with 88. He also swam on the winning 13-14 boys' 400 free and 400 medley relays.
Cait Horner, 16, of SEVA piled up the most points in the meet for both boys and girls with 106. She placed in seven events, topped by wins in the 200 fly and 400 individual medley in the 15-and-over age group.
Austin Moyer, 17, emerged a triple winner for the Seahawks with victories in the 400 IM and the 50 and 500 free. Double winners included Nick Schwegel, 15, in the 100 and 200 fly, and Alex Moore, 13-14s, in the 100 and 200 back stroke.
Corey Shideler, 14, stood out for the Williamsburg Aquatic Club, tying for first place in the boys' high-points race with 98. He headed his showing with wins in the 200 fly and 400 IM.
Carter Roehrle, 13-14 girls, proved her endurance by winning the 500 and 1,000 free.
WAC finished fifth overall in the meet with 1,350.5 points.
Ricky Dobbs, a former superstar quarterback for the U.S. Naval Academy, is expected to see his first action under fire for the Virginia Cyclones on Saturday in Midlothian.
The Cyclones are a Hampton Roads minor-league semi-pro team that plays in the East Coast Football Association in the spring.
The Cyclones' next home game is March 9 against the Tidewater Renegades. The game is set for 1 p.m. at the Powhatan Sports Complex in Norfolk.
During the 2009 season, Dobbs broke the single-season college football record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 27.