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Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community

Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Spring Lake boys swimming and diving team has taken a turn toward the elite over the last two seasons, rising from average to one of the best on the west side of Michigan and in its division statewide. And Lakers over the last two seasons have matched their athleti...
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Performance: Midland Dow's Nehemiah Mork

Performance: Midland Dow's Nehemiah Mork
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Nehemiah Mork has set his share of records, but for a year he had his eye on another he just missed breaking as a junior. Mork set or was part of four meet records at the Tri-Cities Swimming & Diving Championships at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, ea...
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Performance: Dexter's Rob Zofchak

Performance: Dexter's Rob Zofchak
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Dexter senior Rob Zofchak entered this season poised for a strong finish to his high school career coming off his first MHSAA championship and a Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals record in the 100-yard backstroke last winter.  He’s on pace to equal that succ...
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Brother Rice Repeats in True Team Effort

Brother Rice Repeats in True Team Effort
Sunday, March 15, 2015
It certainly was not by design, but it seemed like the Birmingham Brother Rice swimmers did not want to take the top step on the winning podium without a teammate by their side. Brother Rice led from start to finish Saturday in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Swim...
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Highlight Reel: LP Swim & Diving Finals

Highlight Reel: LP Swim & Diving Finals
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This season’s Lower Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals were completed at three sites Saturday. Click below for a highlight from each MHSAA Final, with links for watching the meets in full. 
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Cranes Dominate D3 in Record Fashion

Cranes Dominate D3 in Record Fashion
Saturday, March 14, 2015
There was no one denying Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood’s repeat performance Saturday. No one was even close. Behind an uber-dominating team performance, the Cranes compiled an impressive 430 points and won by 130.5. 
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'Next Group' Delivers for Seaholm

'Next Group' Delivers for Seaholm
Saturday, March 14, 2015
One key to a successful MHSAA Finals is a team’s ability to thrive in the relay events. Birmingham Seaholm’s boys swimming and diving team used that formula to win the program’s second straight Lower Peninsula Division 2 title Saturday at the Holland...
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Preview: Champions Back for More

Preview: Champions Back for More
Thursday, March 12, 2015
An accomplished group of athletes should bring plenty of flash to this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals. Nine have their names attached to at least one MHSAA Finals record, while 17 have stood on the top step of the champions podium for ...
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Marquette Repeats in Record Fashion

Marquette Repeats in Record Fashion
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Marquette boys left nothing to chance Saturday as they retained their MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals swimming and diving title with 326 points. The Redmen, also champions in 2014, broke four of five U.P. Finals records that fell on this day, with all also school and ...
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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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Brother Rice Rides Momentum To Top of D1

Brother Rice Rides Momentum To Top of D1
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Birmingham Brother Rice coach Mike Venos realized his boys swimming and diving team had the talent to win an MHSAA title after the Warriors finished runner-up to four-time champion Saline at last year’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals. “The way we ended ...
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Seaholm Dominates in Regaining D2 Title

Seaholm Dominates in Regaining D2 Title
Saturday, March 8, 2014
One by one, members of the Birmingham Seaholm boys swimming and diving team approached coach Tom Wyllie – who was completely soaked after a post-meet dip in the pool – and greeted him with a big hug. When one swimmer offered a handshake, Wyllie insisted on ...
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Cranes Climb Pool Podium for 1st Time

Cranes Climb Pool Podium for 1st Time
Saturday, March 8, 2014
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood boys swimming and diving team had all the motivation it needed entering Saturday’s MHSAA Division 3 Finals at Holland Aquatic Center.  Last year was still fresh in the minds of the Cranes after a runner-up finish to ...
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Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound

Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound
Thursday, March 6, 2014
This could be a weekend of changes on the podium at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals.  After four straight Saline championships, Birmingham Brother Rice is the favorite in Division 1. Chelsea is ranked No. 1 in Division 3 and seeking its first ...
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Marquette Regains UP Boys Title

Marquette Regains UP Boys Title
Saturday, February 15, 2014
It was a great Saturday to be a Marquette swimmer as the Redmen swimming and diving team earned its first Upper Peninsula title in four years with 331 points at its home pool.  The Redmen were followed by defending champ Sault Ste. Marie with 306 points and Kingsf...
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Big 3 Leads Saline to Championship No. 4

Big 3 Leads Saline to Championship No. 4
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Although they were led by a trio of seniors who each won two individual events, a fourth consecutive MHSAA title was anything but a sure thing for Saline at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final at the Holland Aquatic Center. Saline’s big three of seniors Ad...
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Pioneers Make Every Second Count in D3

Pioneers Make Every Second Count in D3
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Rarely has a fifth-place finish meant more than it did Saturday afternoon to East Grand Rapids at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Michael H. Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. East Grand Rapids went into the final event &ndash...
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Holland Leads From Start to Finish in D2

Holland Leads From Start to Finish in D2
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A blazing, record-breaking photo finish in the first race of the day set the tone for Holland High as the boys swimming and diving team went wire-to-wire in first place of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday at Oakland University. The Dutch opened t...
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Finals Preview: Ready for Launch

Finals Preview: Ready for Launch
Thursday, March 7, 2013
This winter so far has been one of repeat champions – be it all four during last weekend's MHSAA Cheer Finals, or in three of four divisions at the Team Wrestling Finals the week before.  Only Saline is expected to repeat as winner at an MHSAA Lower Pen...
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Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown

Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown
Saturday, February 16, 2013
When Denise Mayer began her duties as co-head swimming coach at Sault Ste. Marie High School last fall, she didn’t really know what to expect from the Blue Devils. “We started with just a handful of swimmers,” she said. “We had lost a lot of s...
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