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Alma Champ Beating Cancer as well

Alma Champ Beating Cancer as well
Monday, August 22, 2016
MHSAA champion swimmer Evelyn VanDeMark of Alma is back to training normally in the swimming pool after surgery and treatment for a rare form of cancer found in the joints of the arm, neck or leg called synovial sarcoma that was discovered in February. “It’...
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Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016

Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Gymnastics is back in the spotlight with the success of the U.S. national team at the Summer Olympics.  However, girls gymnastics is a winter high school sport in Michigan, and we'll kick off the winter portion of "Through the Years" by looking at the 45-year ...
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Through the Years: Swim & Dive 1925/72-2015

Through the Years: Swim & Dive 1925/72-2015
Friday, August 12, 2016
The MHSAA's history with boys swimming & diving goes to the start of the association, in 1925, and in 1972 one of our first girls sports also found its home in the pool. Just more than four decades later, one of the best-known Michigan high school standouts &ndash...
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Gladstone Girls Claim first MHSAA Title

Gladstone Girls Claim first MHSAA Title
Saturday, February 20, 2016
In a deficit to begin the day, the Gladstone swimmers had their work cut out for them. So when it got down to the final three events of the day, and the PA announcer read off the standings, the elation and excitement when Gladstone was called in first place for the fi...
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Dexter Secures D2 Title in Final Race

Dexter Secures D2 Title in Final Race
Saturday, November 21, 2015
All of her obligations for the weekend were complete. Sophomore Annette Schultz won three events and anchored the championship-clinching relay performance as Dexter edged East Grand Rapids by five points for the team title in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet. ...
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GRCC Pulls Far Away from Rest to win LPD3

GRCC Pulls Far Away from Rest to win LPD3
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The 1-2 punch of Grand Rapids Catholic Central swimmers Riley Kishman and Susan LaGrand overwhelmed the field Saturday afternoon at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 girls swimming and diving championships at Eastern Michigan University. They had plenty of help, too...
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This Time, Skyline Ends Close Race in 1st

This Time, Skyline Ends Close Race in 1st
Saturday, November 21, 2015
After coming in a close second at last year’s Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls swimming and diving championships at the Holland Aquatic Center, the Ann Arbor Skyline girls returned to the same pool this year and came away with some different results. Moving b...
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Preview: Welcome, Next Wave of Champs

Preview: Welcome, Next Wave of Champs
Thursday, November 19, 2015
A lot has changed in MHSAA girls swimming and diving since Lower Peninsula Finals weekend a year ago.  But changes bring opportunities, and there are plenty of candidates hoping to become the next wave of champions at three meets that begin Friday and conclude Sat...
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Saline Diver Twists and Turns to the Top

Saline Diver Twists and Turns to the Top
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Camryn McPherson is just a junior at Saline High School, and already her athletic life has been filled with twists and turns. That suits her just fine.
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Grand Blanc Champ's Choices Paying Off

Grand Blanc Champ's Choices Paying Off
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Emma Curtis had two decisions to make as she entered high school. The first: Volleyball or swimming? The second: High school or club swimming?
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Redettes Continue U.P. Finals Domination

Redettes Continue U.P. Finals Domination
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Marquette girls put together a solid performance in Saturday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals, retaining their title with 315 points. The Redettes repeated as champions and claimed their 13th title over the last 14 seasons. 
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Practice Makes Champion for Saline

Practice Makes Champion for Saline
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saline swimming coach Todd Brunty often ends practice the same way, setting up a relay with the atmosphere of a race that would decide the outcome of a meet. Practice became reality Saturday afternoon at the Michael H. Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michiga...
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Last Year's Runners-Up Take Next Step

Last Year's Runners-Up Take Next Step
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Emily Converse, Gabby Higgins, Rileigh Eding and Riley Kishman all had a year to replay the races in their minds. A fraction of a second here, an extra lean there — that's all that stood between them and individual championships at the 2013 MHSAA Division 3 Lowe...
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Final Relay Win Gives Marian Team Title

Final Relay Win Gives Marian Team Title
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Heading into this year’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Girls Swimming and Diving Finals, Bloomfield Hills Marian coach William Thompson expected a wide-open battle. He also expected the title to be decided in the final race.
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Preview: Final Salute to Speedy Seniors

Preview: Final Salute to Speedy Seniors
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The MHSAA will say good-bye to an accomplished group of seniors at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals. But not before giving that elite group a few more opportunities to add to their combined collection of 24 individual championships.
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#TBT: Brown Completes Diving 3-Peat

#TBT: Brown Completes Diving 3-Peat
Thursday, November 13, 2014
East Grand Rapids divers won seven championships and placed a number of others during the first 42 years of MHSAA Finals in the sport. The school will once again host one of nine Lower Peninsula Diving Regionals taking place this afternoon.   Few in MHSAA history ...
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#TBT: Groves Claims 1st Swim & Dive Title

#TBT: Groves Claims 1st Swim & Dive Title
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The 1987 and 1988 Lower Peninsula Class A Finals were two of the most closely-contested in MHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving history.  And after falling just short in 1987, Birmingham Groves edged the rest to win its first championship in the sport in 1988.
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Pioneer's Hills Leave 'Lasting Impression'

Pioneer's Hills Leave 'Lasting Impression'
Friday, April 25, 2014
More than 40 years coaching some of Michigan’s top high school athletes has earned Denny and Liz Hill thank-yous from a variety of sources now that they've announced their job is finally done. There are few who have helped push an entire sport, statewide, to an e...
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Redettes Make It 12 for 13 in 2014

Redettes Make It 12 for 13 in 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Coach Nate McFerrin had every reason to be excited after the Marquette girls gained their 12th Upper Peninsula swimming and diving title in 13 years Saturday. “I didn’t think the girls would do this well,” McFerrin said with a smile. “We thought...
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Mercy Regains Top Spot in Division 1

Mercy Regains Top Spot in Division 1
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The Marlins are back. Back on top. Farmington Hills Mercy reasserted its status as MHSAA champion by out-swimming the competition at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final on Saturday at Oakland University.
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