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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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Houghton Boys Rise With Last-Event Win

Houghton Boys Rise With Last-Event Win
Sunday, February 18, 2018
For the past two years, the Houghton boys swimming & diving team has watched Marquette come out ahead of the Gremlins for the Upper Peninsula Finals championship. On Saturday, the Gremlins finally finished on top, but it came down to the wire.
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Great Clips of the Week: 2/1/18

Great Clips of the Week: 2/1/18
Thursday, February 1, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips shows a close 200 freestyle relay finish for winners Milan and Yosue Gonzalez against Riverview in boys swimming & diving.
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Performance: West Ottawa's Derek Maas

Performance: West Ottawa's Derek Maas
Friday, January 19, 2018
Holland West Ottawa's Derek Maas won the 100-yard backstroke, took second in the 200 individual medley and swam on winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays Saturday as his team – then ranked No. 4 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – defeated No. 1 Ann Arbor S...
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Performance: Novi's Camden Murphy

Performance: Novi's Camden Murphy
Monday, March 20, 2017
PerNovi's Camden Murphy is an accomplished champion and one of the nation’s top swimmers in his age group.  This winter, he decided for the first time to compete as part of Novi High School's team, and finished a dominating run March 11 with Lower Peninsula ...
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Dexter Digs Depth, Repeats as D2 Champ

Dexter Digs Depth, Repeats as D2 Champ
Saturday, March 11, 2017
There is more than one way to win an MHSAA Finals swimming & diving championship, and the Dexter boys proved it Saturday afternoon at the Michael H. Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The Dreadnaughts won the opening race – the 20...
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