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Taking a dive

Hanford/Richland coach Kathy Piper reported Tuesday night that the Falcons and Bombers will be heading over to the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way this weekend to take part in the Kentridge Invitational.

“Hopefully the weather cooperates with us,” Piper said, noting that the invite will feature approximately 60 schools and that it will give her divers a chance to finally cross the board and rack up points in their chief event — last week’s scheduled dive meet at Moses Lake was postponed due to poor weather conditions.

But that’s not to say that Hanford junior B.J. Deatheridge, Richland juniors Corey Morris and Brian Blowe and Bomber freshman Mitchell Piper aren’t shining in other events.

“We’ve got all the divers swimming this year,” Piper said.

The Falcons’ Deatheridge has already qualified for districts in the 50 free, and new Bomber Piper has earned district-qualifying times in both the 50 free and 100 free.

And Morris (100 free) and Blowe (100 breast) are both closing in fast on clinching qualifying times in their respective events.

“The divers are doing well,” Kathy Piper said. “They’re adding to our depth this year.”