DOVER -- Christina Janosky and her sister, Aniella, were swimming teammates at Dover High School for just one season: Christina's senior year and Aniella's freshman year.
Following her graduation in 2010, Christina went off to college (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), where she's majoring in exercise science and nutrition science and competing on the women's swimming team.
Because of academic and athletic commitments and the four-hour trip home, Christina doesn't get to see her little sister swim very often.
That's why Thursday was a such a special day.
Christina, home from college on holiday break, had a chance to attend Dover's swimming meet against South Western.
She watched her sister win two
South Western won the boys' meet, 118-65.
"It makes me proud of her to see how well she's doing, and the success she and the team have had," Christina said. "It's nice to be able to come here and see her swim."
The Dover swimming complex brings back a lot of memories for Christina.
"We (Christina, Aniella and their older brother, Richard, who swam at Dover High School and York College), practically grew up at this pool," she said. "My dad (Rich) has been coaching here since we were babies. We started taking lessons when we were 3 or 4. We were around the pool so much that my mom and dad wanted us to learn how to swim."
Aniella was thrilled her sister had an opportunity to catch the meet before leaving for 10 days of training in Florida with her college teammates.
"My sister and I have been best friends our whole lives," Aniella said. "We (Aniella and her teammates) are really happy she finally got to see us compete."
Aniella plans to swim in college, but she's hasn't yet selected a school. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Shippensburg and Towson are in the mix.
"They all have such good coaches and programs," she said. "I want to study accounting, but I just don't know where yet. It (her choice of school) will come to me eventually."
Meanwhile, Aniella and her high school teammates will seek to capture a third straight York-Adams Division II title.
Dover is 4-0 overall following another impressive showing on Thursday.
"I thought we had good performances," said Eagles' coach Rich Janosky. "What has helped our team is competition (between teammates). Our second-level swimmers this year have performed much better than in the past. Competition breeds success."
Dover is a force this year and should be again next year. Of the five Eagles who won individual events on Thursday, Janosky is the only senior. Nicole Smith (victorious in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke), Mia Becker (50 freestyle) and Rachel Spaulding (100 butterfly) are juniors, and Morgan Staub (500 freestyle) is a sophomore.
"I have a strong group of juniors, and another good group coming up," Rich Janosky said.
Dover's Morgan Stambaugh recorded one of the best diving scores of the season when she won the competition with 238.10 points. Stambaugh received three sevens from the judges on her next-to-last dive and an eight, a 71/2 and a seven on her final dive.
Dover's Jake Riddle captured the boys' diving, and the Eagles' Casey Marshall prevailed in the 100 backstroke for their team's only first-place finishes.
Nathan Mart (200 freestyle and 100 butterfly) and Jordan Grim (500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke) captured two events apiece for South Western.
Before the meets, South Western head coach Bill Sterner was honored for the 45 years (40 with the Mustangs' program) that he's given to the sport. Sterner recently recorded his 500th career victory.
OTHER BOYS' SWIMMING
DALLASTOWN 141, NORTHEASTERN 36: At Dallastown, the Wildcats captured first place in all 12 events. Individually for the Wildcats, Trevor Hine broke a pool record in the 500 free with a time of 4:44.86, Hine also captured first in the 200 free. Corey Stauffer won the 100 fly and 200 IM for Dallastown, while Mason Tate captured the 50 free and 100 back. Dallastown improved to 4-1-0 overall.
RED LION 93, WEST YORK 77: At Red Lion, the home team got two individual wins apiece from Dylan North (200 free, 500 free), Chance King (100 fly, 100 back) and Eli Aggen (50 free, 100 free). All three were also on the winning 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams. Red Lion improved to 3-0-0 overall with the non-divisional win.
SPRING GROVE 141, NEW OXFORD 38: At Spring Grove, the Rockets captured first place in all 12 events. Individually for the Rockets, Jacob Jenkins won the 200 IM and 500 free, while Isaac Smith won the 50 free and 100 free. Spring Grove improved to 3-0-0 overall.
OTHER GIRLS' SWIMMING
DALLASTOWN 114, NORTHEASTERN 71: At Dallastown, the Wildcats were led by Alyssa Bixler, who won the 200 free and 100 free. For the Bobcats, Niki Price broke a pool record in the 200 IM with a time of 2:08.06. The record was previously held by former Olympian Kristen Kowal of Wilson in 1995. Price also broke a pool record in the 100 fly with a time of :57.47. That record had stood since 1993.
RED LION 124, WEST YORK 45: At Red Lion, the home team swept the relay events and got two individual victories from Amira Washington-Myers (50 free, 100 back) and Courtney Schaefer (100 free, 100 breast). Washington-Myers and Schaefer were also on the winning 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams. West York's Taylor Hoover won the 200 IM and 500 free.
SPRING GROVE 134, NEW OXFORD 42: At Spring Grove, the Rockets captured first place in 11 of the 12 events. Individually for the Rockets, Abby Kling won the 200 IM and 100 back.
-- Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com.