Second Half | Stories Behind the Scores

Game on: Second Half

More than 750 high schools are members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. And every team in every community has a story.

“Second Half” is our place to tell them.

Combined with our parent site MHSAA.com, and our broadcast home MHSAA.tv, “Second Half” completes our picture of the best Michigan high school sports have to offer.

With MHSAA.com, “Second Half” is the home of a growing number of schedules, scores, league standings and tournament information for our sports – but also much more.  Now, we’ll look to provide visitors with the stories behind the scores.

You’ll find the report of a rare feat or the achievement that rallied the town. Behind-the-scenes looks at what we do at the MHSAA and what goes into 28 Finals tournaments each school year. We tell the inspiring tales of overcoming large obstacles, and the simple ones of lessons learned just by being a part of school sports. They’re the kind of stories all of us can relate to and enjoy, no matter where we live and which teams we support.

Michigan is the 10th-largest state in the nation. There are more than 58,000 square miles of land, and by vehicle it’s 625 miles from Calumet High School near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Bedford High on the southeastern border with Ohio. Nearly 10 million people live, work and play here. MHSAA tournament events alone attract 1.6 million spectators each year.

With “Second Half”, we aim to make our state a little smaller.

If you like something we’re doing, let us know. If you’d like to see something else, I’d love to hear about it. My contact information is at the right of this screen, and my e-mail address is Geoff@mhsaa.com. I look forward to hearing from you – and telling the entire state about the great things you’re doing.

Second Half debuted in January 2012.

Geoff Kimmerly, editor

Geoff Kimmerly joined the Michigan High School Athletic Association in September 2011 after nearly 12 years as Prep Sports Editor at the Lansing State Journal. His work has appeared in USA Today and newspapers across the state, and he served as a state voter for The Associated Press.

A native of Frankenmuth and graduate of Michigan State, Kimmerly serves as the MHSAA's Media & Content Coordinator. Have some good high school news to share? Help us tell the rest of the state by e-mailing your story ideas to geoff@mhsaa.com.

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