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Water polo: Guyer takes double title at north regionals

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The Guyer Wildcats made it a clean sweep at the north regional water polo championships last weekend, winning both the boys and girls division and securing a berth in the state championships the first weekend in May.

The Guyer boys were impressive in claiming the regional title. After a first round bye the Wildcats knocked off Flower Mound Marcus 11-6 to advance to the semifinals against four-time defending state champion St, Marks. Guyer scored at the buzzer for a 3-2 victory to move into the finals where the Wildcats defeated Flower Mound 9-6, last year’s state runners-up.

Guyer’s Cameron Cullen was named the region’s most valuable player while teammates Nathan Wong, Mason Hostetler, Nathan Thiele and Jake Deats were named to the all-region team. Denton’s Rayce Richter and Marcos Yuste and Ryan’s Micah Renner were also all-region picks.

The Lady Wildcats ran their season record to 27-0 by dominating the regionals. Guyer defeated Lake Highlands 16-4 in the second round before defeating Flower Mound Marcus 11-6 in the semifinals. The Lady Wildcats then knocked off Southlake Carroll 15-6 in the finals.

Guyer senior Katherine Cullen was the most valuable player in the region and was joined on the all-region team by teammates Lexi Wong, Carley Manuel, Presley Woods, Kylee Noble, Cayleigh Carter and Madeline Connell. Denton’s Delia Breedlove Kalle Keen and Braswell’s Jessica Utz and Alexa Barnes were also all-region honorees.

Guyer head coach Chris Cullen was named the coach of the year.

The Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association state water polo championship will be May 4-5 at the University of Texas Swimming Center in Austin.

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