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Rockford Rises to Edge East-Side Powers

Rockford Rises to Edge East-Side Powers
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Those who follow high schools swimming & diving closely can appreciate even more what Rockford accomplished this fall. The Rams won their first MHSAA team championship, a big deal on its own. But there's more to consider. 
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Seaholm Finds Next Gear After Fast Start

Seaholm Finds Next Gear After Fast Start
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Four events into the preliminaries Friday, Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming coach Karl Hodgson knew something special was brewing. On Saturday, his pot boiled over as the Maples won the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 championship at Michael H. Jones Natatorium on th...
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Rockford Wins 1st Finals on Last Event

Rockford Wins 1st Finals on Last Event
Saturday, November 19, 2016
During the final climactic moments of Saturday’s drama-saturated MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Swimming and Diving Championship Meet, possibly the coolest customer in the jam-packed Oakland University natatorium was the one bearing the most pressure &ndas...
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'Best Ever' East Grand Rapids Wins 20th Title

'Best Ever' East Grand Rapids Wins 20th Title
Saturday, November 19, 2016
East Grand Rapids swim coach Butch Briggs has won numerous MHSAA Finals championships over his 42 years of coaching the powerhouse program. But this year’s group has a special place in his gallery of champions. The Pioneers captured their 20th MHSAA title sin...
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Dexter's Schultz Supplies Success, Joy

Dexter's Schultz Supplies Success, Joy
Friday, November 18, 2016
For many people, success breeds happiness. Dexter junior Annette Schultz sees it the other way. “I like to think being happy leads to success,” said Schultz, the reigning MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals champion in two events heading into this weeke...
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Preview: Champs Return for More

Preview: Champs Return for More
Thursday, November 17, 2016
A total of 17 past MHSAA individual champions will lead the charge into this weekend's Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals, which begin with preliminaries at noon today.  Among those reigning winners, 10 seniors are hoping to finish by climbing the ...
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Mercy's Minnich Races Toward Greatness

Mercy's Minnich Races Toward Greatness
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Maybe it was fate that brought Katie Minnich and Farmington Hills Mercy swim coach Mike Venos together this season. Unbeknownst to Minnich, Venos had known Minnich a decade before she became one of the state’s top swimmers.
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Performance: Brighton's Taylor Seaman

Performance: Brighton's Taylor Seaman
Friday, September 30, 2016
Taylor Seaman already will graduate next spring as one of the top swimmers in Brighton history as one of two MHSAA champions to compete for the program. Last week she helped the Bulldogs make more history; they beat reigning LP Division 2 champ Dexter for the first tim...
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#TBT: Before They Were Olympians

#TBT: Before They Were Olympians
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Michigan athletes enjoyed another banner showing at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that wrapped up Sunday.  We cheered for them all – but paid special attention to a handful who previously competed in MHSAA sports before achieving more at the internat...
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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: 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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