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Published: Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 12:42 a.m. CDT

Swim opener

WAUKEE — Creston High School junior Camryn Somers was part of four victories as Waukee swept a girls swimming triangular at Waukee YMCA Tuesday.

Somers won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06.07 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.07. She also led off the winning 200 relay that posted a time of 1L45.64, and was the anchor on the winning 400 freestyle relay for the Warriors, who finished in 3:52.61.

Knee surgery

SIOUX CITY — Redshirt freshman receiver Briar Evans of Creston saw his season end before it started last weekend for the Morningside College football team.

As the third-ranked Mustangs were scrimmaging Iowa Central Community College on Friday, Evans was hit on the knee and an MRI this week determined he suffered a torn ACL and MCL ligaments.

Evans will undergo surgery next week and will miss the 2014 season. He will receive a medical redshirt year, Morningside trainers said.

Another Morningside receiver from Creston, sophomore Alan Smith, is also sidelined by a leg injury. He has been slowed since last spring with hamstring issues related to the IT band and some nerve damage. His timetable for 2014 is undetermined.

New assistant

Southwestern Community College has hired Leonard Erickson to fill the position of assistant women’s basketball coach and residence hall coordinator for Wilson Hall.

Erickson earned a master’s degree in physical education, with a specialization in coaching, from Indiana State University in Terra Haute, Ind. He also received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in secondary education from the University of Texas, El Paso.

Erickson has been a high school and collegiate coach for the past nine years at the Division III and NAIA levels. His most recent coaching assignment has been at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terra Haute, Ind., where he has been serving as the women’s basketball assistant coach the past two years. He has also been employed as a lecturer and graduate assistant for the physical education program at Indiana State this past year.

Erickson will assume official duties at SWCC effective Sept. 2.

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