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Warriors senior Carrson Hirte won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at Saturday’s Blanchet Catholic Invitational in Salem. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Philomath’s Hirte wins 2 events at Blanchet swim meet

Warriors senior takes 1st by considerable margins in both the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke in invitational at Salem pool

Philomath High senior Carrson Hirte took first place in two events Saturday at the Blanchet Catholic Invitational and both the Warrior boys and girls placed fifth in the team standings in the program’s final meet before districts. Hirte sprinted to an easy victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.76 seconds — a margin of 2.72 seconds over the runner-up. In the 100-yard backstroke, Hirte was even more unchallenged with a victory of 5.75 seconds over the second-place…

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Warriors freshman Riley Barrett was one of three PHS wrestlers to win their weight division at Saturdays tournament at West Albany. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Philomath wrestlers 3rd at West Albany tournament

Ben Hernandez, Riley Barrett, David Griffith all claim championship titles in their respective weight divisions at Saturday’s Tod Surmon Mid-Valley Classic

Philomath High School senior Ben Hernandez, freshman Riley Barrett and senior David Griffith emerged unscathed from Saturday’s Tod Surmon Mid-Valley Classic on Saturday at West Albany. The weekend event provided local wrestlers with a tournament-style format sandwiched in between a pair of District 2 double dual dates — two days…

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Warriors assistant boys basketball coach Trey Ecker watches Friday night’s Sweet Home-Philomath game. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Inside Philomath: High school Assistant Coach Trey Ecker

A former standout football and basketball player with the Warriors, the 25-year-old continues his love affair with athletics primarily through coaching

A graduate with Philomath High School’s Class of 2015, Trey Ecker enjoyed competing in athletics with the Warriors and proved to be a standout in football and basketball. He went on to play collegiately at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, and Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. Nowadays, the…

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