MILAN – Milan’s girls swimming team has won the Huron League each of the past 22 seasons.
The Big Reds set off to capture their 23rd Tuesday night when it opened the dual meet portion of the league season with a 97-69 victory over Flat Rock.
Winners for Milan were Kamryn Stripp (200 free, breaststroke), Kiera Luhrs (200 IM), Annabelle Williams (butterfly), Elaina Malach (100 free), and Krista Cook (backstroke). Nadia Smith added a great performance to win diving, and Lila McKenna and Brianna Pumfrey had strong swims.
Milan also won the medley relay (Cook, Mary Katherine Wayne, Luhrs, Williams), the 200 free relay (Rylee Mitchell, Malach, Phoebe Rhoney, Williams), and the 400 free relay (Luhrs, Mitchell, Rhoney, Wayne).
“The meet gave us a chance to swim some different events and race in a period of our hardest training,” said Milan coach Dan Heikka, whose team improved to 10-0 overall.
Milan travels to Riverview Tuesday.
Lauren McNamara led Flat Rock, winning the 50 free (:25.84) and the 500 free (5:25.50). Ashlin Woodman, Bella Thomas, Sophia Chan, Riley Chevalier, and Makayla Kramer also swam well.
The Rams set five personal records.
Dundee bounces back
BELLEVILLE − Dundee bounced back from its first dual meet loss of the season last week with a 124-61 win over Belleville Tuesday.
Sara Carter (200 free, butterfly) and Emma O’Connell (50 free, backstroke) were both double winners for the Vikings. Other winners were Brook Hester in the 200 IM, Lilly Ratliff in the 100 free, Joslyn Ball in the 500 free, the 200 free relay (Lia Parry, Natalie Bron, Hester, Audrey Bennett), and the 400 free relay (Bennett, Claire Dickerson, Ball, O’Connell).
The Vikings had 17 personal bests.
SMCC drops two
RIVERVIEW – St. Mary Catholic Central showed well Tuesday despite falling to Wyandotte Roosevelt 146-34 and Riverview 126-50.
Maya Zaleski finished second in the 500 for the Kestrels, Catherine Ambs posted four personal records, and Sunny Duran, McKenzie Kidd, Monika Burkardt and Kaylee Kamprath also had a strong meet.
“The Kestrels swam really well tonight even though the scores don’t reflect a close meet,” SMCC coach Gretchen Bylow said. “With ten girls competing, we swam 16 personal best times.”
Chesney, Sorg shine
WILLIS – Alexa Chesney and Sophia Sorg won individual events for Erie Mason-Ida, but the Eagles lost 93-82 to Ypsilanti Lincoln and 102-70 to Tecumseh Tuesday.
Riley Jacobs, Summer Smith, Morgan Collyer, Alexa Lay, Mia Balcerzak, Gracie Dean, Jessica Lay, Shelby Potter, Ellie Crawford, Sydney LaVoy, Lucia McClain, Issy Cureton and Sidney Roderick also had strong performances.
Summerfield, Mason go distance
PETERSBURG − Summerfield celebrated its Pink Out event with a tough five-set victory over Erie Mason Tuesday. The Bulldogs won 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 12-25, 15-6.
Sophia LaRocca led Summerfield with 15 points, 12 digs and 4 aces, Kailee LaPlante had 12 kills and 9 points, Kyra Horak served 8 points with 2 kills, 7 digs and strong defense, Julia Fietz added 11 digs, 8 kills and 2 blocks, and Addison Ciacelli stood out with 22 assists and 10 digs.
“We had great senior leadership, and they came together as a team with high energy, and never slowed down,” Summerfield coach Dawn Perry said.
Angela Sweeney had a great night for Mason with 20 kills, 13 digs, 10 points and 2 blocks, Beth Sweeney had 11 kills and 4 blocks, Jayanna Willets led defensively with 20 digs, Cameron Zaleski had 14 points and 13 digs, and Brooklyn Langenderfer added 30 assists.
Summerfield also won the junior varsity match 25-9, 25-14, 10-15. Addie Spoering, Riley Soldwish, Sarah Prati, and Mia Samples played well for the Bulldogs.
Bedford sweeps Pioneer
ANN ARBOR − Bedford improved to 5-1 in the Southeastern Conference Red with a 25-12, 25-8, 25-2 sweep of Ann Arbor Pioneer Tuesday night.
Jaelyn Hall (9 kills), Victoria Gray (.500 hitting), Macy Madalinski (.400 hitting), Kaylin Schroeder (30 assists, 14 points), and Rylee Haberland (20 digs) played well. Bedford is 32-7-2 overall.
Madison tops Whiteford
OTTAWA LAKE − Whiteford’s Alaina Andrews recorded 18 assists to improve to 1,080 for her career, but Adrian Madison defeated the Bobcats 18-25, 25-8, 25-14, 25-21.
Allison Spradling (16 digs, 7 kills), Alyssa Ulery (22 digs), and Liv Ruehle (6 kills) also played well for Whiteford.
Monroe shut down
Monroe lost to Saline in three sets Monday, falling to the Hornets 25-13, 25-11, 25-10.
Saline also won the freshmen contest 25-9, 25-20, 15-9. Olivia McMahon led the Trojans with 8 serves and Jennah Cadle did a great job setting.
Mason wins invite
ADRIAN − Jackson Ansel ran a course-record 16:53.88 to finish in first place at the Adrian Madison Invitational Tuesday and lead Erie Mason to the team title with 36 points.
Madison was second with 60, Onsted third with 78, Morenci fourth 79, and Whiteford fifth 99.
Ryan Joyce (7th), Austin Sulier (8th), Parker Campbell (9th), and Parker Sorg (16th) also ran well for the Eagles.
Whiteford’s Keegan Masters was third in 17:13.20 and Summerfield’s Evan Suydam took fourth in 17:27.05.
Onsted scored 15 points to win the girls meet, followed by Mason (61) and Whiteford (64).
Mason’s Bailey Meiring was ninth, Whiteford’s Annabelle Gapp finished 12th, and MaKenna Shipe led Summerfield in 29th.