Girls Swim & Dive

 

Performance: Harrison's Ashley Turak

Performance: Harrison's Ashley Turak
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Junior Ashley Turak led the Farmington/Harrison co-op swimming & diving team to a third-place finish at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals on Saturday, winning two individual events and helping two championship relays to earn the Michigan Army National Guar...
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For Emerging Cranbrook, Time is Now

For Emerging Cranbrook, Time is Now
Sunday, November 19, 2017
A young team with a promising future became an MHSAA champion Saturday at the Michael H. Jones Natatorium at Eastern Michigan University. The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood girls swimming & diving team, led by four freshmen, a sophomore and three juniors, sto...
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Pioneers' Title 21 Comes with EGR 1st

Pioneers' Title 21 Comes with EGR 1st
Saturday, November 18, 2017
During his career as head coach of the East Grand Rapids girls swimming & diving team, Butch Briggs has led the Pioneers to 21 MHSAA Finals championships.  Briggs and his Pioneers brought home number 21 from the Holland Aquatic Center on Saturday, and it happe...
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Team Effort Earns Mercy Team Title

Team Effort Earns Mercy Team Title
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Farmington Hills Mercy certainly perfected the notion during Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals that you don’t have to win events to become a swimming & diving champion. The Marlins didn’t have an individual finish first in any eve...
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Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders

Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A change in division by one state power could change things up significantly at two of this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals. Regular favorites are expected to contend again in Division 1 after Rockford emerged to claim its first title...
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Rising Harper Creek Reaping Rewards

Rising Harper Creek Reaping Rewards
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
With a reward dangling in front of them, the Harper Creek swimmers had extra motivation at the All-City Girls Swimming & Diving Meet two weeks ago. They turned in one of their best performances of the season and captured the title for the first time in school histo...
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#TBT: Pioneer Blazes Another Pool Path

#TBT: Pioneer Blazes Another Pool Path
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Few if any Michigan high school sports have seen the bar continue to rise and records continue to fall like swimming & diving since the turn of this century. But as winning times continue to rev faster and faster, the 2002 Ann Arbor Pioneer girls team continues to ...
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Close Finish Goes to Houghton Girls

Close Finish Goes to Houghton Girls
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sometimes just one event can make the difference between a happy experience and a devastating one. And that’s what happened at the girls Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals on Saturday.
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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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