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Roosevelt faced one of its toughest tests of the early season on Tuesday when the Bears hosted a strong Woodhaven team.

The Warriors held a lead multiple times early in the meet, but the Bears made adjustments and pulled away late for a 112-71 victory.

“(Tarran Johnson-Lemieux’s) swimmers proved to be quite versatile and he moved them around effectively,” Roosevelt Coach Sue Alt said. “I had to change my lineup several times and rally the boys in the second half.”

“It was a lot of fun, but nerve-racking.”

Roosevelt winners included Jesse Knowles in the 200-free and the breaststroke, Collin Olson in the 50-free and 100-free and Evan Perovich in the backstroke.

Jaimie Williams, Matt Dube and Mike Pugh swept diving for the Bears and the team of Olson, Knowles, Pearce and Tom Martin won the 400 freestyle relay.

Woodhaven’s David Erickson won four events on the day, including first-place finishes in the 200 IM and the butterfly.

Erickson also teamed with Damien Straub, Zach Holt and Wesley Moilanen to win the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

Individually, Holt finished second in the 200-free and the breaststroke and Moilanen was runner-up in the 200 IM and 100-free.

“We have a long way to go with this team, but I hope that they will continue to develop along the same path and will be able to work towards third, or maybe even second, by the end of the season,” Johnson-Lemieux said.


Trenton hosted Cabrini Tuesday night and defeated the Monarchs 104-78.

Trojan winners included Ben Sieloff in the 200-free, Tyler Stawowszyk in the 200 IM, Thomas Wolsek in the 50-free and the team of Adam Friedman, Adam Mulka, Wolsek and Wesley Sorenson in the medley relay.

Other strong performances came from Wolsek in the butterfly, Josh Bronson in the 50-free, Dustin Warnick in the 100-free and Colin Westrate in the 500-free.

Cabrini’s Ford Pariseau and Jacob Burke went 1-2 in the breaststroke and Erik LaCroix took first in diving.

The Monarchs also received strong efforts from Conor McAfee in the 200-free, Jonah Globke in the 50-free and from the relay team of Katie Krawczyk, Pariseau, Kirk Nicola and Globke that set a school record in the medley relay.

“The whole team turned in a great performance,” Cabrini Coach Paul LaCroix said. “A lot of personal best times, but it was enough to keep pace with Trenton’s strong machine.”

“I’m extremely pleased with our progress and looking forward to the Christmas break to continue our training and prepare us for a successful run at the bulk of the season.”

The Monarchs will host Fordson and Ann Arbor Greenhills on Jan. 8 at Allen Park High School.

Trenton will host Taylor Co-op in Jan. 10 and will host a pair of strong opponents in a double dual on Jan. 11 when Cranbrook and Detroit Country Day come to town.

Riverview wins

The Riverview Pirates overcame a slightly undermanned roster to defeat Bellville on Monday 99-87.

With a few key swimmers missing due to illness, the Bucs rallied late to pull away from the Tigers.

“We were only up by two with three events to go,” Riverview Coach Sean Kelly said. “The backstroke and breaststroke were huge for us.”

Jake Hosier and Dakota Roehler went 1-2 in the breaststroke and Keith Stokely touched out his Belleville opponent for first place in the backstroke to secure the Riverview victory.

Hosier also placed first in the IM and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team along with Phil Molino, Nicolas Guthrie and Nick Diroff.

Morgen Gardocki won the 50-free and teamed with Guthrie, Diroff and Ryan Pickell to take first in the 200 freestyle relay.

The Bucs competed in the Plymouth Relays on Friday night in their final event of 2012.

AP splits

Allen Park split its first two dual meets of the season last week with a close loss to Belleville and a victory over Lincoln Park.

On Tuesday, the Jags fell in their home opener to Belleville 94-91.

Will Marosi, Michael harris and Michael Burnham went 1-2-3 in the backstroke and Marosi recorded a MISCA-qualifying time in the race.

Marosi also took first in the butterfly.

Sean Flanigan, Daniel Cayo and Nolan Muzzin went 1-2-3 in the 50-free and the Jags won all three relays.

“We have a lot of experience with our eight seniors, but we also have a really solid group of freshman,” Allen Park Coach Tyler Card said.

On Thursday, the Jags traveled to Lincoln Park and defeated the Railsplitters 91-78.

Muzzin and Harris went 1-2 in the 500-free, Cody Gledhill won the 100-free, Tony Vinco won the 50-free, Marosi won the 200-free and Ray Hysi took first in diving.

Lincoln Park’s Rarheem Reves finished second in diving, Daniel Dahl finished third in the fly and the 200 IM and Peter Dahl took third in the 500-free.

“It’s nice to see them rebuilding into a stronger program,” Card said.

Last Updated: 12/21/2012 3:51:55 PM EST