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Reminder: Prepare to Beat the Heat

Reminder: Prepare to Beat the Heat
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The heat wave that’s traveled across Michigan during these last few weeks of July is another reminder of the importance of preparing for activity in hot weather in advance of Michigan High School Athletic Association fall practices kicking off the new school year ...
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Through the Years: Girls Cross Country 1978-2015

Through the Years: Girls Cross Country 1978-2015
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The MHSAA Girls Cross Country Finals is never short on star power and awe-inspiring performances, whether rivals are racing on the state's largest track at Michigan International Speedway or among the changing leaves at one of the Upper Peninsula's wooded courses. ...
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Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford

Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Nearly 200 of the top high school basketball players in Michigan took part in the Reaching Higher experience during the last two weeks at Milford High School.  A total of 96 boys attended Reaching Higher on July 13, and 90 girls attended the July 25 session. The p...
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Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds

Flashback: Big Play Leads Off Big Reds
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Highlighted by what was then an MHSAA Finals kickoff return record, Muskegon takes on Detroit Martin Luther King in this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series onMHSAA.tv.  The fifth game in our weekly summer series is the 1988 Class A Football Final betwee...
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The Multi-Sport Difference

The Multi-Sport Difference
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
“I wanted to do something different because playing different sports helps me grow ... "
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Through the Years: Lacrosse 2005-2015

Through the Years: Lacrosse 2005-2015
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The MHSAA Girls and Boys Lacrosse Finals honored their 12th series of champions last month as four of the most successful programs in the sports' young histories added to their respective legacies. Today's "Through the Years" takes a look at some of the prevailing st...
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The Curse of Cutting

The Curse of Cutting
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Every student we can keep engaged in school sports is a future advocate for school sports, as are these student-athletes’ parents.
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Pay-to-Play's Extent Unchanged in 15-16

Pay-to-Play's Extent Unchanged in 15-16
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The percentage of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics held steady at 51.5 percent in 2015-16 for the second straight school year after reaching a high of nearly 57 percent two yea...
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Through the Years: Tennis 1925/72-2015

Through the Years: Tennis 1925/72-2015
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tennis is another sport that goes back to the start of MHSAA championships for boys in 1925 and girls in 1972. Today's "Through the Years" takes a look at the storied histories of both.
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Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Officials registrations in 2015-16 were the lowest in 29 years. And 2015-16 was the busiest year of litigation since 2010.
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Flashback: Northport, No Problem

Flashback: Northport, No Problem
Monday, July 18, 2016
One of the most entertaining Boys Basketball Finals of all time is the subject of this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The fourth game in our weekly summer series features a shootout for the 1988 Class D title between Northport and Beal Ci...
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Through the Years: Golf 1926/73-2015

Through the Years: Golf 1926/73-2015
Friday, July 15, 2016
Winters may keep golfers off the greens for at least a few months in Michigan. But this state certainly makes the most of its golfing weather the rest of the year, with plenty to boast from both peninsulas and the high school level included. Today's "Through the Ye...
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Travel Football

Travel Football
Friday, July 15, 2016
That major college football has been in an uncontrolled spiral of excess is not news; but its insidious damage to high school sports is finally making headlines.
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Mazzolini's Impact Felt Across Generations

Mazzolini's Impact Felt Across Generations
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A lifetime in competitive athletics has provided piles of memories for retiring MHSAA assistant director Gina Mazzolini. Four decades as an athlete, coach and association administrator also left her with plenty of souvenirs to sort through as she finishes her final day...
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Swan Valley Pins Down Record Entries

Swan Valley Pins Down Record Entries
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Saginaw Swan Valley’s wrestling program has maintained a standing among Division 3 powerhouses with six Individual Finals champions and a number of standouts over the last decade – and now has 38 entries in the MHSAA record book for the sport. Click below t...
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MHSAA's Roberts Elected to NFHS Board

MHSAA's Roberts Elected to NFHS Board
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
MHSAA Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts has been elected to serve a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the National Federation of State High School Associations, the national governing body for high school athletics and activities.
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Flashback: Cass Tech Comes Back

Flashback: Cass Tech Comes Back
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The third week of this summer’s "80s Finals Flashback" series on MHSAA.tv features one of the largest Finals comebacks in girls and boys basketball history. Trailing by 20 with two minutes to play in the third quarter, Detroit Cass Tech's girls rallied to de...
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Sampson to Join MHSAA Staff

Sampson to Join MHSAA Staff
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Jeremy Sampson, an award-winning sportscaster who founded and currently serves as president of the Lansing United semi-professional men’s soccer club, will join the Michigan High School Athletic Association staff later this month in the newly-created position of T...
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Through the Years: Girls Soccer 1983-2015

Through the Years: Girls Soccer 1983-2015
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Girls soccer has experienced its share of powerhouse programs over the last three decades, with teams winning three or more consecutive MHSAA championships eight times.  But a number of schools have been in the mix, both as champs and Finals hosts, as the sport ce...
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Cooperative Concerns

Cooperative Concerns
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
When an organization receives positive media attention for a policy change, it’s probably best to accept the praise and get back to work. But that could be too easy ... 
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