Scotch Plains-Fanwood Sinks Chatham, 91-79, in Sectional Semifinal

Josh Cohen won the 500 Freestyle by nearly a length of the pool. Credits: John Mooney
Nick Heath out-touched Will Covino in the 50 Freestyle. Credits: John Mooney
Daniel Donaldson swam Breaststroke on the winning 200 Medley Relay team. Credits: John Mooney
Tyler Daniskas won the 100 Backstroke vs. Chatham. Credits: John Mooney
Ethan Ding of Chatham won the 100 Breaststroke. Credits: John Mooney
Chatham coach Frank DiGiacomo and team watch the start of a race. Credits: John Mooney
Chatham won the 400 Freestyle Relay, the last race of the meet. Credits: John Mooney
Chatham won the 400 Freestyle Relay. Credits: John Mooney
Chatham coach talks to his team. Credits: John Mooney
A moment of levity during the meet. Credits: John Mooney
Freshmen Sean Merkle, Matt London and Jason Mongiovi cheer on their teammates. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys varsity swim team continued its winning ways by defeating Chatham, 91-79, in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Public B, Semifinal on Tuesday at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY). 

Upperclassmen led the way for the Raiders with seniors Nick Heath winning the 50 and 100 Freestyle and Tyler Daniskas taking the 100 Backstroke, while juniors Josh Cohen won the 200 and 500 Freestyle and Alan Shao finishing first in the 100 Butterfly.

The boys came out strong with a big win in the 200 Medley Relay against Chatham, which beat Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 87-83, on December 13. While 

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"The boys really stepped up today. They came out for the medley relay and set a nice tone," said Raiders head coach Jess Hulnik after the meet. "We had a couple of touches that were close and we were able to rack up some points. We really did well today."

The boys continue in their attempt to return to the state finals when they swim in the Sectional Finals on Friday against Summit at Raritan Bay YMCA. Meanwhile, the girls, who defeated Summit on Monday, will face off against Chatham on Thursday in their Sectional Final, also at Raritan Bay.


  • 200 MEDLEY RELAY: Daniskas-Donaldson-Heath-London, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:45.33
  • 200 FREESTYLE: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:45.43
  • 50 FREESTYLE: Nick Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 23.20
  • 100 BUTTERFLY: Alan Shao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 54.79
  • 100 FREESTYLE: Nick Heath, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 52.25
  • 500 FREESTYLE: Josh Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4:37.94
  • 200 FREESTYLE RELAY: Shao-Donaldson-Heath-Cohen, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1:33.68
  • 100 BACKSTROKE: Tyler Daniskas, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 59.34
  • 100 BREASTSTROKE: Ethan Ding, Chatham 1:04.79
  • 400 FREESTYLE RELAY: Cava-Ding-Barrett-Covino, Chatham 3:38.10 is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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