The Pioneers captured their first-ever State Championship in Swimming.

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Submitted by Batesville Swim Coach Khang Nguyen

After finishing second last year, the Pioneers got redemption.

They finished first overall with a total of 268 points to claim the 4A-1A title by edging out the defending state champions, Magnolia Panthers, by 12 points.

The Lady Pioneers battled to finished third overall with a total of 202 points. Both teams combined for a total of 490 points.

The Boys 200 Freestyle Relay team set a new 4A-1A state record with a time of 1:32.07. The team consisted of Joseph Wells, Anthony Sonnier, Adrian Davis, and Nathan Hernandez.

Top Five Overalls:

Boys: Batesville (268), Magnolia (276), Valley View (244), Pocahontas (168), Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville (152)

Girls: Magnolia (266), Clarksville (222), Batesville (202), CAC (200), Pulaski Academy (187)

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