[This is my column in the Jan. 22 issue of The Commercial Review.]
It’s going to be an exciting weekend in Jay County.
It’ll be a busy one as well.
The Patriots host the inaugural Allen County Athletic Conference swim meet, which begins with diving at 6 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, the swimming portion of the meet will begin at 9 a.m., and just a short walk away in the main gym the Patriot wrestling team hosts its ACAC tournament at the same time.
As it was with the conference hoops tournaments, the excitement level is high for the swim and wrestling teams to compete for conference titles.
“Conference should be a good swim meet,” said JCHS girls swim coach Matt Slavik. “Every team that’s coming in has some talent. It’s going to give us a run for our money.
The Patriot girls are favorites to win as a team, as Slavik and his girls have defeated the three other squads — Adams Central, South Adams and Bluffton — in dual meets this season.