Last year, the people of Lovelock came together to save the pool when it sprang a leak.
This past Saturday, they and their children reaped a reward. Lovelock hosted Yerington for a medal meet, the first in two years.
From morning until noon, the swimmers swam to the best of their abilities. Yerington’s Desert Fish wore purple.
Lovelock’s swimmers wore Mustang red and black. The water stayed where it was supposed to, inside the Olympic-sized pool.
By all accounts, the new scoring system worked great.
Lee and Emilee Houston brought along the girls basketball team. They grilled hamburgers and served Sno-Cones to the crowd. “We’ve got a tournament in Reno tomorrow,” the coach said.
Pat Rowe started Lovelock’s first swim team in 1974, a year after opening the pool. She has coached ever since. On Saturday, she seemed to be everywhere.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Lovelock Eagles will host a quarter dive at noon. Sunday, the Frontier Community Coalition will sponsor a family pool day. And, to everyone’s delight, the water slide is on its way.