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Prep Roundup: No. 1 Dow tennis rolls, Chargers star in pool – Midland Day by day Information


Dow Excessive’s top-ranked boys’ tennis staff remained unbeaten on Thursday, sweeping Davison 8-0 to enhance to 20-0-1. The Chargers gained each flight by scores of 6-0, 6-0.

Profitable in singles for Dow had been Austin King within the first flight, Aaron Li within the second flight, Logan Yu within the third flight, and Nimai Patel within the fourth flight.

In doubles for the Chargers, Thomas Ladwein and Bobo Qiu gained the primary flight; Jonathan Music and Aiden Tanis gained the second flight; Shubhan Nagarkar and Vish Karthikeyan gained the third flight; and Andrew Frickey and Dominic Griffin gained the fourth flight.

Dow will head to the Forest Hills Central quad on Saturday to face host FHC, which is ranked fourth in Division 2; Traverse Metropolis St. Francis, which is ranked second in Division 4; and Rockford.

“The climate begins to show shortly right now of yr, so it was a superb expertise to get on the market and play a match within the chilly and wind. It makes it a special sport, and I’m glad we bought to face it previous to states,” mentioned Chargers’ coach Terry Schwartzkopf. “For us, the state event begins Saturday. It’s the final time to solidify some seeds and get some high quality wins, after which we wait on different groups and outcomes earlier than we are able to get a transparent image of what the state draw will seem like. 

“Both means, I’d put my boys up in opposition to any staff within the state, irrespective of the attracts. We’ve got lower than a month, and now we have each intention of ending the race earlier than us,” he added.



Dow Excessive and Midland Excessive competed within the preliminary spherical of the Tri-Cities Championship swim meet at Saginaw Valley State College on Thursday. The highest-eight finishers in every occasion advance to Saturday’s finals heats.

Following are top-eight prelim finishers for the Chargers and Chemics:

200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY – 1. Dow (Emmy Sower, Eryn Murphy, Alea Casipit, Meya Luft) 1:54.18; 4. Midland (Madison Yockey, Addison Birchmeier, Autumn Brutyn, Jenna Seybert) 2:05.24; 5. Dow (Isabella Larkowski, Ciara Brooks, Madeleine Varhola, Olivia Wagner) 2:05.48

200 FREESTYLE – 1. Ella Roberson (D) 1:50.97; 2. Emily Thackery (D) 1:58.48; 3. Alyssa Rentsch (M) 2:04.17; 4. Casipit (D) 2:04.47; 5. Morgan Retzloff (D) 2:04.57; 6. Katherine Grey (D) 2:08.81; 8. Claire Humburg (D) 2:10.15

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – 2. Murphy (D) 2:18.45; 3. Ella NcNames (D) 2:23.41; 4. Brooks (D) 2:25.34

50 FREESTYLE – 1. Luft (D) 25.82; 2. Sophia Bacigalupo (D) 26.18; 3. Sophia Sower (D) 26.46; 5. Seybert (M) 26.73; 6. Natalie Nussear (D) 26.75; 8. Wagner (D) 27.05

1-METER DIVING – 1. Emily Krzciok (D) 275.50; 3. Yockey (M) 201.30; 4. Avery Miller (M) 185.50; 6. Allison Nussear (D) 178.85; 7. Adyson Ousterhout (D) 163.90; 8. Kari Graebner (D) 162.80; 9. Quinn VanZile (M) 125.80

100 BUTTERFLY – 1. E. Sower (D) 59.42; 2. Casipit (D) 1:02.74; 3. Varhola (D) 1:06.04; 5. McNames (D) 1:08.34; 6. Lindsay Humburg (D) 1:09.42

100 FREESTYLE – 1. Thackery (D) 54.98; 3. Rentsch (M) 56.92; 4. Retzloff (D) 57.66; 5. Luft (D) 57.71; 6. N. Nussear (D) 58.55; 7. S. Sower (D) 58.86

500 FREESTYLE – 1. Roberson (D) 5:03.65; 2. Bacigalupo (D) 5:42.56; 3. Grey (D) 5:47.37; 7. C. Humburg (D) 5:53.81; 8. Wagner (D) 6:05.62

200 FREESTYLE RELAY – 1. Dow (Murphy, Luft, Thackery, Roberson) 1:40.25; 2. Dow (Retzloff, S. Sower, Wagner, Bacigalupo) 1:47.21; 3. Midland (Seybert, Yockey, Birchmeier, Rentsch) 1:47.34; 6. Midland (Izzy Christiansen, Grace Perz, Anna Merges, Morgan Hussey) 1:56.86

100 BACKSTROKE – 1. E. Sower (D) 1:01.47; 4. L. Humburg (D) 1:08.85; 6. Larkowski (D) 1:11.13; 7. Yockey (M) 1:11.21; 8. Kendra Johnson (D) 1:11.46

100 BREASTSTROKE – 3. Murphy (D) 1:10.82; 5. Brooks (D) 1:14.63; 7. Birchmeier (D) 1:18.52

400 FREESTYLE RELAY – 1. Dow (Thackery, Retzloff, E. Sower, Roberson) 3:40.03; 3. Dow (N. Nussear, C. Humburg, Grey, Brooks) 3:56.63; 4. Midland (Seybert, Janelle Harris, Brutyn, Rentsch) 4:06.06

Roberson’s time of 1:50.97 within the 200 freestyle was a brand new meet file, breaking former Dow standout Claire Newman’s earlier file of 1:51.16.

Thackery’s instances in each the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle had been state-qualifying cuts, as was Murphy’s time within the 100 breaststroke.

In the meantime, incomes MISCA cuts for the Chargers had been Casipit and Retzloff within the 200 freestyle, Murphy and McNames within the 200 particular person medley, Luft and Bacigalupo within the 50 freestyle, Retzloff and Luft within the 100 freestyle, and Brooks within the 100 breaststroke.

“It was most likely one of the best meet I’ve ever coached in, relating to dropping time from the place they had been earlier than the meet,” mentioned Dow coach Chilly Smith. “Everybody simply swam excellent. … I’m simply very pleased with them.”



Dow Excessive beat Saginaw Excessive 25-6, 25-9 and beat Bay Metropolis Central 25-22, 25-13 in Saginaw Valley League volleyball on Thursday.

Delaney Belding led the Chargers with 15 aces and 16 digs on the night time, whereas Jessica Erickson had six kills, Riley Schikorra had 5 kills, Alex Value dished out 39 assists, and Luci Fabiano completed with 32 digs.

Dow (9-6 total, 4-1 SVL) will head to Flint Powers on Tuesday.



Calvary Baptist Academy swept visiting Merrill 25-14, 25-15, 25-17 in volleyball on Thursday.

Caitlyn Dickerson led the Kings with eight kills, whereas Emma Schmidt had 4 kills and 6 aces, Tori Ginac had 4 kills and 4 aces, and Jenna Szilagyi completed with 16 assists.

“It’s at all times further enjoyable to come back away with the win in entrance of our dwelling crowd. Nice staff effort tonight,” mentioned CBA coach Danelle Dickerson. “Each participant contributed on the courtroom for this win.”

The Kings (11-2) will head to Whittemore-Prescott on Monday.



Midland Excessive misplaced 25-12, 25-22, 25-9 to Mount Nice in Saginaw Valley League volleyball on Thursday.

Olivia McMath led the Chemics with eight kills and 10 assists, whereas Grace Schloop had 11 digs, and Jenna Rekeweg added seven digs.

Midland (8-11-1 total, 2-2 SVL) will head to Davison on Tuesday.



Dow Excessive misplaced 14-6 to Traverse Metropolis West in freshman football on Thursday. All the scoring got here within the fourth quarter.

Max Brandt returned a kickoff 82 yards for a landing to account for the Chargers’ scoring, and he additionally had 46 receiving yards and 30 dashing yards. Nate Schultz handed for 147 yards, whereas Keegan Malley had 40 receiving yards.

Gabe Yannerella led Dow’s protection with eight tackles, whereas Malley and Kyle Letts added six tackles apiece.

The Chargers (2-1-1) will host Traverse Metropolis Central subsequent Thursday.




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