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Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP

Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP
Friday, February 12, 2016
Gymnastics is showing signs of growth on the club level in the Upper Peninsula. Will some of that eventually lead to a larger number of high school programs north of the Mackinac Bridge?
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Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community

Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Spring Lake boys swimming and diving team has taken a turn toward the elite over the last two seasons, rising from average to one of the best on the west side of Michigan and in its division statewide. And Lakers over the last two seasons have matched their athleti...
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This Week in High School Sports: 2/12/16

This Week in High School Sports: 2/12/16
Friday, February 12, 2016
This edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features Benton Harbor girls basketball standout Kysre Gondrezick, passes out two Game Balls and finishes with commentary about a powerful message one coach gave his team about respecting the National Anthem.
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Seal of Approval

Seal of Approval
Friday, February 12, 2016
Without getting into the policies and procedures, here is what the NFHS says about the philosophy of sanctioning interstate athletic events.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/12/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/12/16
Friday, February 12, 2016
Wrestling Districts again dominated the action Thursday, and many of the headline grabbers are linked up below – as well as a basketball game filled with impressive numbers and a video feature showing one of Michigan’s all-time high school greats.
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Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan

Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Five-time MHSAA individual champion Rachel Hogan has been cautious this season after spraining her right ankle the week before Grand Ledge's first gymnastics meet.  But the Comets' senior showed she's ready to contend again, earning the Michigan National Guard "Pe...
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/11/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/11/16
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The first MHSAA postseason of 2016 kicked off Wednesday with wrestling Team Districts, and a couple of significant basketball upsets also topped the headlines from the night’s action.
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how angle is the most important factor when determining which basketball official should make a call.
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Heritage Rises to Top of New Division

Heritage Rises to Top of New Division
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Conventional wisdom suggests that Saginaw Heritage received an easier path to an MHSAA hockey championship with its drop from Division 2 to Division 3 this season. While competing against smaller schools might improve a team's championship hopes in other sports, that...
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'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support

'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Some of Izzy Nebel’s fondest memories took root during junior high, while watching Munising games, hearing the older kids yell and feeling a little overwhelmed by the booming of their voices. Now? “Everyone that I stand around, we just look at each other an...
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Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back

Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Joe Brodie's career in high school athletics began in the 1940s as an athlete, before he went on to coach, officiate and serve as a valuable administrator locally and statewide.  So it should come as no surprise that Brodie, 87, is enjoying his retirement. There i...
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/10/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/10/16
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Teams are turning their attention toward the season’s most important competitions, with league titles being awarded and milestones attained and the postseason beginning this week in one sport with the rest to soon follow.
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Video 2/10/16: Girls, Boys Basketball

Video 2/10/16: Girls, Boys Basketball
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
This week's MHSAA.tv highlights package includes clips from the Coopersville/Comstock Park girls and Athens/Concord and St. Johns/Mount Pleasant boys basketball games.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/9/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/9/16
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The action was sparse Monday as we continued to creep toward the start of the postseason. But a few basketball results carried special significance, starting with a notable league tournament in Michigan's largest city.
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The Rules We Use

The Rules We Use
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Every policy described in the current Handbook got there as a response to people wanting more rules or recommendations ...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again

Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again
Monday, February 8, 2016
Every sport seems to have its glamour position. There’s nothing pretty about wrestling. And at Richmond, a town of about 6,000 people located in rural northern Macomb County, there’s no substitute for hard work.
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'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West

'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West
Monday, February 8, 2016
Being a member of Traverse City West’s “Bleacher Creatures” means joining 200 classmates at a District soccer game, when the other side brought 20, and then willing the team to an overtime win. But it's also about so much more.  Summed up, it&rsq...
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/8/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/8/16
Monday, February 8, 2016
The weekend provided previews of MHSAA championship contenders in gymnastics, cheer and hockey, and also basketball with a matchup of two girls teams that could come away from this winter with titles and the reigning Class D boys champ shining again.
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This Week in High School Sports: 2/5/16

This Week in High School Sports: 2/5/16
Friday, February 5, 2016
This edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features Lake Fenton wrestler Trent Hillger, who also played football and is a high-achieving student; passes out two Game Balls and says good-bye to a legendary coach.
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