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Moment: Craig Caps Career with Records

Moment: Craig Caps Career with Records
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
After a season away, Cameron Craig returned to the Monroe High School swimming & diving team for his 2015-16 senior year – and ended his prep career with a performance that all expected from one of the nation’s top high school swimmers. Craig set an all...
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Moment: West Ottawa Clinches in Finale

Moment: West Ottawa Clinches in Finale
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Holland West Ottawa long has had one of the most renowned high school boys swimming & diving programs in Michigan. But MHSAA Finals team championships had been elusive – the Panthers fell just shy again with a second-place finish in Lower Peninsula Division 1 ...
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Team Effort Vaults Marquette Back to #1

Team Effort Vaults Marquette Back to #1
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Going into Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals, it had been three years since the Marquette boys finished on top. To end that streak, the Redmen would need their underclassmen to start fast on the blocks – and Marquette’s youth def...
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Performance: Trenton's Michael Wolsek

Performance: Trenton's Michael Wolsek
Friday, January 31, 2020
Trenton senior Michael Wolsek set meet and pool records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.85) and 100 butterfly (50.03) at Allen Park on Saturday in helping the Trojans to the team victory at the Downriver Classic.  He also was part of a meet and pool record-setting...
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Be the Referee: Swim Finishing Touch

Be the Referee: Swim Finishing Touch
Thursday, September 19, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a new rule in swimming that allows for more flexibility when determining when a competitor has finished a race.
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WO Last-Second Win Will Live Forever

WO Last-Second Win Will Live Forever
Sunday, March 31, 2019
They’re going to be talking about the final second of this swimming & diving season for a long time at Holland West Ottawa. By sixth hundredths of that second, the Panthers edged Detroit Catholic Central to finish first in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the ...
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Performance: Spring Lake's Cam Peel

Performance: Spring Lake's Cam Peel
Friday, March 15, 2019
Record-setting Spring Lake sprinter Cam Peel capped his high school career Saturday with two individual titles and as part of two relay championships at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.&rdquo...
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6 Hundredths Seal West Ottawa Title Win

6 Hundredths Seal West Ottawa Title Win
Saturday, March 9, 2019
In a matter of minutes, Holland West Ottawa senior Khadin Soto’s disappointment of placing second in the breaststroke was replaced by the euphoria of clinching his school’s first MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 swimming & diving championship. Swimming ...
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Peel, VanMeter Put On Show at Last Meet

Peel, VanMeter Put On Show at Last Meet
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Going into the 2019 Division 3 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals at Oakland University, both Spring Lake senior Cam Peel and Holland Christian senior Riley VanMeter had other numbers driving their respective quests to be No. 1.  For Peel, it was a third-place fini...
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Dexter Extends Finals Win Streak to 4

Dexter Extends Finals Win Streak to 4
Saturday, March 9, 2019
It was only fitting that Casey Dolen was the last swimmer in the pool for Dexter on Saturday at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals at Eastern Michigan University.  He was a member of the Dreadnaughts’ 2016 championshi...
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Preview: Team Titles Too Close to Call

Preview: Team Titles Too Close to Call
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The races for team championships at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals could, as a group, finish as the closest in recent memory. Both Division 1 and Division 3 have a pair of teams tied for the top spot in the rankings heading into ...
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Ambrose Era: Generations of Success

Ambrose Era: Generations of Success
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
When Jock Ambrose began his coaching career during the mid 1970s, sports options were limited in the community he had recently moved to after college. The construction of a new indoor community pool, however, sent residents flocking to the water.
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Houghton Repeats to End Perfect Season

Houghton Repeats to End Perfect Season
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Houghton boys completed a perfect swimming & diving season Saturday while retaining their Upper Peninsula title with 313 points. The Gremlins earned their second straight U.P. Finals title after finishing runners-up in both 2016 and 2017.
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Michigan Boys Take the Swimming Plunge

Michigan Boys Take the Swimming Plunge
Friday, November 30, 2018
It was late March. Dressed in his black silk swimsuit adorned with an orange letter “J,” James Dingman stood 18 inches above the waterline, perched on a spring-less board.  In 60 seconds it would be over.
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Performance: Holland Christian's Skyler Cook-Weeks

Performance: Holland Christian's Skyler Cook-Weeks
Friday, March 16, 2018
Holland Christian senior Styler Cook-Weeks capped an outstanding career at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Saginaw Valley State University. The Maroons senior claimed two more individual and two relay titles to help them to their first MHSAA team ...
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Holland Christian Shows D3 Dominance

Holland Christian Shows D3 Dominance
Saturday, March 10, 2018
After finishing second in the state twice during his coaching career, Holland Christian’s Todd Smeenge had the unmistakable look of a champion following Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 swimming & diving championships at Saginaw Valley State Univers...
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Skyline Soars to 1st Finals Championship

Skyline Soars to 1st Finals Championship
Saturday, March 10, 2018
The groundwork was laid Friday. But the celebration was years in the making. At the conclusion of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals at Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor Skyline coach Mo-Jo Isaac performed a near-perfect back fl...
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Dexter Makes Good as Favorite in 3-Peat

Dexter Makes Good as Favorite in 3-Peat
Saturday, March 10, 2018
If ever a championship gave the winning team more feelings of relief than exuberance, such was the case for the Dexter boys swimming & diving team Saturday after winning its third straight Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals. Dexter was a favorite going into the meet...
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Preview: Winning Streaks Challenged

Preview: Winning Streaks Challenged
Thursday, March 8, 2018
A handful or reigning champions have dominated Lower Peninsula boys swimming & diving these last few seasons – but that could end this weekend. Two of three are not considered the favorites entering this weekend’s Finals, and it’s not hard to see ...
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Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home

Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thursday night was an emotional one for the Portage Central boys swimming & diving team, and not only because it was Senior Night. The Mustangs’ 114-69 win against St. Joseph was the last meet in the 44-year-old pool located at the middle school.
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