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Dolfins in the News!

Below are links to recent and past articles about the Douglas Dolfins Swim Team, and Douglas High School Tigers swimmers who are also Dolfins.  If you discover an on-line article that is not here, please e-mail the Webmaster (see bottom of page) with details.

Also, see this special reprint on the history of the Douglas Dolfins!

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23 September 2014: Swimming put Jeff Maynor in the fast lane

From the time he started swimming competitively at age 8 with the Douglas Dolfins, Jeff Maynor surged into the fast lane and never slowed down...

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22 July 2011: Dolfins break pool records at Bishop Invite
The Douglas Dolfins Swim Team had a very strong showing at the Bishop Invitational Swim Meet held in Bishop, Calif., June 24-26. Four Dolfins and one relay team set new pool records...

21 May 2011: Tigers finish season at state
The Douglas and Carson High swim teams concluded their seasons Saturday afternoon at the NIAA 4A State Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center. Douglas' Mary Smithen...

14 May 2011: Lady Tigers finish second
The Douglas girls' swim team came up just six points shy of a regional team title Saturday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Facility. Galena edged out the Lady Tigers 289-283...

9 May 2011: Tigers dominate Zephyr championships
Since the Douglas High swim program joined the Northern 4A Zephyr League in 2007, the Tigers have made the league their personal playground. The girls' team has never lost a dual meet...

3 May 2011: Tiger swimmers going strong heading into league championships
The Douglas High swim program closed out the regular season in solid fashion, sweeping a pair of dual meets from Reed High School on Saturday. Both the Tiger boys' and girls' swim teams...

8 March 2011: Dolfins take fourth at state
The Douglas Dolfin swim team sent 60 of its swimmers to participate in the 2011 Nevada State Championship Meet that took place in Carson City, Feb. 18-21. The combined effort...

13 January 2011: Valley swimming records fall
The Douglas Dolfins swim team's record-breaking streak of the past two years continued undiminished through the final quarter of 2010. Since October, Dolfins swimmers broke 14 Carson Valley...

26 May 2010: All-league, region squads
All-REGION SWIMMING (Carson-Douglas honorees; number before name designates what team the athlete made) Girls 200 free — 1. Jamie Showalter, Carson; 200 IM — 2. Michelle Forman,...

24 May 2010: Records fall as Tigers win state titles
It was a banner day for the Douglas High girls' swim program's relay squads at the NIAA state championships in Las Vegas Saturday. The Douglas girls' 200 medley relay squad...

23 May 2010: Douglas girls have big day at state swim
It was a banner day for the Douglas High girls' swim program's relay squads at the NIAA state championships at UNLV on Saturday. The Douglas girls' 200 medley relay squad...

17 May 2010: Tigers shine at regionals
Without going into much hyperbole, the Douglas High girls' swimming and diving team's performances at the Northern 4A Regional Championships over the weekend may have solidified the group as the best...

16 May 2010: Douglas fares well in the pool
Douglas finished second and Carson was fourth at the NIAA 4A regional swim meet Saturday at the Carson Aquatic Center. The Tigers had 546 combined points, while Carson was fourth with 404. Reno....

4 May 2010: Swimming records fall vs. Manogue
Two school records fell Saturday as the Douglas High swimming & diving team continued its impressive run through the Zephyr League schedule with a sweep of Manogue. The girls won...

27 April 2010: Douglas senior shines at Aqua 5
The annual Zephyr League Aqua 5 — an event that pits the region's high school swimmers against each other in an aquatic pentathlon — became a showcase for the Douglas High swimming program...

17 February 2010: Swimming important
EDITOR: On behalf of USA Swimming and the youth of our community, we want to thank the Carson Valley Swim Center staff, and Director Kirk Chiapella, for their support and assistance...

6 October 2009: Swimmers turn in top times at Autumn Freeze
The 2010 Autumn Freeze Swim meet took on a special meaning this year as the meet was dedicated to a loved and missed teammate, Molly Rae Lahlum....

6 October 2009: Autumn Freeze honors Molly
The first Molly Lahlum memorial meet kicked off Sept. 25 at the Carson Valley Swim Center with a presentation to Molly's mother, Mary....

16 June 2009: Douglas grad Kolbe earns Hall of Fame honor
Elliott Kolbe, who graduated from Douglas High School in 1998, was recently inducted into the Seattle University Athletic Hall of Fame....

26 May 2009: Tigers claim two state titles
The 4A state swim championship was largely dominated by Southern power Palo Verde, but not even the Panthers could keep up with Douglas’ Haley VonSchottenstein....

24 May 2009: Douglas swimmer brings home state title to the Carson Valley
RENO — The 4A state swim championship was largely dominated by Southern power Palo Verde, but not even the Panthers could keep up with Douglas’ Haley VonSchottenstein. The junior dominated....

11 May 2009: Douglas claims boys', girls' Zephyr League titles
In their first meet since Molly Lahlum died in a medical episode suffered at the Carson Swim Center at the end of March, the Douglas High swim team did their former teammate proud....

30 March 2009: Tigers strong at Aqua 5
The Douglas High girls’ swim team had a strong showing at the Zephyr League Aqua 5 meet at the Carson Valley Swim Center on Friday....

10 March 2009: Dolfins host last chance meet
Three hundred and fifty-five swimmers from all over Northern Nevada and California braved the snow and rain of President’s Day weekend to compete in the Douglas Dolfin’s St. Valentine Meet....

25 November 2008: Dolfins strong at State Championships
The Douglas Dolfins swim team traveled south earlier this month to compete in the Nevada State Swimming Championships at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center in Henderson....

5 May 2008: Lady Tigers take Zephyr League title
The Douglas girls’ swim team finished its second regular season in the Zephyr League much the same way it finished the first — as league champs....

19 November 2007: Dolfins enjoy successful run at state
Thirty-nine Douglas Dolfins swam at the Fall 2007 state swimming championships in Carson City last weekend....

25 April 2007: Swimming: Douglas freshman wins Aqua 5
Douglas freshman Haley Von Schottenstein took advantage of the unique format of the Zephyr Aqua 5 swimming pentathlon Saturday, winning the league-wide meet which compiled individual times over five events and four disciplines....

28 March 2007: Douglas swimmers top North Valleys
The Douglas High swimming and diving teams had little trouble with North Valleys in a dual meet at the Carson Valley Swim Center Friday....

24 January 2007: Swimming: Dolfins compete at state swim meet
The 2007 Nevada State Short Course Swimming Championships were held in Carson City in January. There were many swimmers from the Douglas Dolfins swim team who achieved the qualifying times in order to compete in the meet....

6 October 2006: Dolfins host successful Autumn Freeze
Twelve swim teams, along with the Douglas Dolfins and several unattached swimmers competed in the Autumn Freeze Invitational held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Carson Valley Swim Center....

17 May 2006: Boys' swimming takes third
The Douglas boys' swim team used a solid all-around performance Saturday to take third place at the Northern 4A Regional Championships.  The girls' team came in a respectable sixth....

8 February 2006: Dolfins ready for state
The Douglas Dolfins swim team hosted the Last Chance Invitational recently, giving swimmers one last shot to make the Nevada State Championship qualifying times....

12 October 2005: Dolfins wrap up home season
The Douglas Dolfins swim team hosted its last meet of the year at the Carson Valley Swim Center Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The Autumn Freeze is an invitational that attracted teams from all over Northern Nevada and the eastern side of the Sierra....

11 August 2004: Splashing around
The Douglas Dolfins hosted the Pacific Region Zone Four Championships over the weekend and had several swimmers turn in dominating performances....

4 August 2004: Dolfins host zone championships this weekend
The Douglas Dolfins swim team will host the Pacific Swimming Group Zone Four Championships this weekend at Carson Valley Swim Center.  Teams from Mammoth, Bishop, Carson City, Reno, Tahoe and Incline will be competing for team championships....

17 March 2004: Sigala, Sturgess, Schaff lead swimmers
Josefina Sigala turned in first place finishes in the 100 and 200 freestyle Saturday to lead the Douglas High School girls swimming team in its season opener against South Tahoe at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Sigala swam the 200 in two minutes, 7....

20 October 2003: Swimming takes state third
Heading into Saturday's NIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships, Douglas head coach Kirk Chiapella thought his boys' squad might have a shot at cracking the top four or five....

21 May 2003: DHS boys take 6th at state
Douglas High's boys' swimming team, despite its small numbers, finished sixth at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Swimming Championships held last weekend at the University of Nevada, Reno....

15 May 2002: Douglas swimmers shine at Northern Region meet
The Douglas boys' swimming team featured only seven athletes on Saturday at the Northern Region championships at UNR, but that didn't stop the Tigers from posting an impressive third-place finish in the 16-team event....

6 August 2001: Tigersharks, Dolfins finish strong at zone meet
A long, hot weekend of swimming could have taken its toll Sunday on the swimmers at the Pacific Swimming Zone 4 Championships....

4 August 2001: Zone 4 age group swim meet begins
When the inaugural Pacific Swimming Zone 4 Championships swim meet began on Friday, there was a little something for each of the 300-plus age group swimmers present at the Carson Valley Swim Center....

30 June 2001: Douglas Dolfins win meet at Carson Valley Swim Center
Douglas Dolfin Swim Team hosted its June Splash last weekend at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Eleven teams were represented, with the Dolfins taking the first-place trophy over second-place Bishop Swim Team, which brought almost 20 more swimmers....

2 June 2001: Dolfin Splash: Dolfins dive into long-course season
Long-course season began for the Dolfins when they traveled to Concord, Calif., for the Terrapin Swim Team B/A+ meet April 27-29....

17 Feb 2001: Dolfins make splash at their own meet
The Douglas Dolfins hosted their first swim meet of 2001, the St. Valentine's Day invitational, last weekend at the Carson Valley Swim Center....

29 July 2000: Organization of the month: Douglas Dolfins learn about setting goals as well as how to compete
If practice makes perfect, then the members of the Dolfin Swim Team will soon be sporting webbed feet and hands....

10 June 2000: Douglas High grad Maynor set to go to Olympic trial for swimming
Whether it's academics or athletics, Jeff Maynor knows that hard work is the only sure route to success....

24 May 2000: Douglas girls shine at state swimming championships
The Douglas girls had an excellent showing last weekend in Las Vegas at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State swimming championships at UNLV....

3 July 1999: Dolphins finish second
More than 300 age group swimmers gathered in Minden last weekend when the Douglas Dolfins hosted a three-day invitational at the Carson Valley Swim Center. The Dolfins finished second in the team points standings behind Mammoth Lakes Swim Team....

28 March 1998: Dolfins turn in outstanding performances
Members of the Douglas Dolfins youth swimming program turned in some outstanding performances last week at the Early Spring Invitational in Reno....

24 February 1994: Dolfins celebrate 30th anniversary
The Douglas Dolfin Swim Team will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an invitational swim meet March 18-20, and another in September....