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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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High 5s - 3/13/12

High 5s - 3/13/12
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We're high-fiving some of our best from hockey, swimming, gymnastics and cheer this week.
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Finals: Another Star, Another Saline Title

Finals: Another Star, Another Saline Title
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saline entered Saturday’s Division 1 Finals at Eastern Michigan University with two swimmers who had combined for six individual MHSAA championships over the past two seasons. Juniors David Boland and Adam Whitener pushed that total to 10. But the name of junior ...
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Boys Swimming and Diving: Finals Primer

Boys Swimming and Diving: Finals Primer
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Swim coaches, more than those for any sport, have an ability to predict how a meet will end long before their athletes actually take to the water. That said, predictions obviously don’t always come true. But here are some the teams, relays and individuals who co...
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High 5s - 2/28/12

High 5s - 2/28/12
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
We highlighted some of the best from our first two Finals this winter, Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving and Team Wrestling.
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High 5s - 2/21/12

High 5s - 2/21/12
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Two MHSAA Finals champions, including our first High 5 to the U.P., plus a few more who could claim titles before this winter is done.
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