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Heatwave on fire at Swimming Sectional Championships

Jessica Purdy, who has signed a national letter of intent to swim for the University of Northern Colorado, swam three good times at the 2014 California/Nevada Swimming Sectional Championships on Dec. 19-22 at East Los Angeles College.

Purdy was one of six Boulder City High swimmers who swam for their amateur club team, the Boulder City/Henderson Heatwave. The Heatwave had 15 swimmers competing.

Purdy swam the 100-yard butterfly in 1:00.67, the 200 butterfly in 2:14.32 and the 100-yard freestyle in 55.73. She also teamed with Alex Hubel, Victoria Navarro and Abby Richter to place sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Sam Sauerbrei finished in third place in the 200-yard butterfly in the finals with a time of 1:49.40. He swam 1:42.03 in the 200 freestyle finals and had a time of 1:55.73 in the 200-yard backstroke. He swam 51.06 in the 100- yard butterfly finals. He finished ninth in the 200 individual medley in 1:52.42.

Hubel was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle finals with a time of 1:49.66. She also was seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.13. Hubel teamed with Richter, Navarro and Brooke Ivey to place fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay. She also swam 57.68 in the 100-yard butterfly and 2:07.72 in the 200-yard butterfly. She reached the final round of the 50-yard freestyle after she swam 23.90 in her preliminary rounds.

Abby Sauerbrei placed ninth in the 500-yard freestyle finals with a 5:11.93. She also did well in the 1,000 -yard freestyle finals with a 10:30.85, and a 2:12.06 in the 200 butterfly.

Jason Lyon swam the 1,650- yard freestyle in finals with a 16:30.10, the 500-yard freestyle in 4:43.55, and the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:53.06.

Mandy Gebhart finished eighth in the 1,000-yard freestyle finals with a time of 10:28.14. She had a time of 5:06.16 in the 500-yard freestyle.

She also competed in the 100-yard backstroke and finished in 59.48 — a 9.99 time improvement on her personal best. She also was ninth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:16.36, and swam the 200-yard backstroke in 2:06.41.


Team Boulder won six matches by pin and used three forfeits to defeat Desert Pines 54-30 on Dec. 19.

Brady Branscum (113 pounds), Jimmy Brown (120), Tyler Rushworth (138), Patrick Garvin (152), Jacob Jurgschat (195) and Jack Rozycki (285) each won by pin.

Boys Basketball

Forward Austin Wishard scored a season high 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Eagles defeated West Valley (Calif.) 55-38 Friday in the opening round in the Paloma Valley Winter Shootout at Menifee, Calif.

Guard Tyler Newby scored 15 points for Boulder City, which used an 18-5 run in the second quarter to take a 26-12 halftime lead.

The Eagles offense struggled in the second round as Peyton Koopman led Boulder City with eight points in a 79-36 loss to Elsinore (Calif.). Elsinore made 10 3-pointers and led 21-4 after the first quarter.

It’s (un)official

“Every vote counts and every vote has not been counted.”

City council to mull recruitment firms

When departing and now former city manager Taylour Tedder was on his way out, he took some steps to try to smooth out the transition to a new city executive in the form of five recruitment firms vying for the call to be hired to conduct a nationwide search for his replacement.

Brown proud to represent BC in Nationals

For those who are into the rodeo scene, you may want to remember the name Aiden Brown in years to come.

Church seeks senior housing

Leaders of the Boulder City United Methodist Church have a project in the works that they feel will benefit many in the community but understand those who may have concerns.

Fancier/foster permit back on city council agenda

If you call in to a city council meeting for public comment twice in one meeting, you officially qualify as a gadfly. (noun: 1) a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. 2) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.) Fred Voltz, already quoted in these pages for comments on other issues, also addressed the issue of pet breeding, likening the practice to prostitution or the dealing of narcotics.

Liquor Board approves BC Company Store request

In the 1930s, the original Boulder City Company Store included a “club room.” The city was officially dry until the late 1960s, so booze would not have been officially served. Except it was.

Dollar Tree takes over 99 Cents

Chances are that many will be giving their two-cents worth regarding the news that 99 Cent Only Stores, including the one in Boulder City, have been thrown a lifeline by a former competitor — Dollar Tree.

Master plan to accommodate energy storage

The moves to develop much of the Eldorado Valley for solar energy uses that has brought Boulder City millions of dollars in lease revenue — enough to make it feasible for a city of just 15,000 souls to consider spending upward of $40 million on a new municipal pool complex — took another step forward on May 28 as the city council voted unanimously to amend the master plan and zoning map that would allow for the creation of a battery-based energy storage facility.