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New Beginnings

New Beginnings
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association office experienced an unusual amount of mobility this summer ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/16
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Close finishes in three sports highlighted Monday’s action, although a reigning MHSAA golf champion’s big win might be the most telling of all the results posted by our media across the state. 
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 29, 2016
Upsets and comebacks, broken win streaks and broken hearts mending were among the storylines most prevalent from another highlight-filled first weekend of Michigan high school football. Our "Drive for Detroit" week-in-review reports highlight some of the results that c...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/16
Monday, August 29, 2016
Many of the early best this season continued to shine over the last three days, especially in cross country, soccer and volleyball, during the second big weekend of invitationals across Michigan.
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Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'

Search Begins Again for 'Greatest Game'
Sunday, August 28, 2016
There really is no place MHSAA historian Ron Pesch would rather be than in the stands of a high school football stadium on a Friday night. And again this season, he'll settle in with hopes of finding the game he can call the greatest in state high school history.
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Greenhills Pursues '9' with Proven Formula

Greenhills Pursues '9' with Proven Formula
Friday, August 26, 2016
Ann Arbor Greenhills boys tennis coach Eric Gajar was quick with a response when asked about his team's secret to its current eight-year run as the MHSAA Division 4 champion. “The secret is having good players,” he said with a smile. Gajar, in his 22nd seas...
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This Week in High School Sports: 8/26/16

This Week in High School Sports: 8/26/16
Friday, August 26, 2016
The debut edition of "This Week In High School Sports" for 2016-17 features the Haslett High School football team, addresses rules changes in the free blocking zone in football and discusses multiple-sport participation and sportsmanship. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/26/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/26/16
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday surely was about football for many Michigan communities – but a number of teams in other sports also got in some competition heading into one of the final weekends before classes start for most.
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Through the Years: Skiing 1975-2016

Through the Years: Skiing 1975-2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Among benefits of Michigan's four seasons is the opportunity for residents to enjoy winter sports – and that includes athletes who participate on high school skiing teams based from the northern tip of the Upper Peninsula to the southernmost regions bordering Ohio...
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MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016

MHSAA Football Kickoff Video - 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
The MHSAA video crew visited three opening-night football games Thursday to capture the atmosphere of another start to high school football season.  Check out this compilation by Jeremy Sampson, an award-winning sportscaster who joined the MHSAA staff this fall.
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Penalty Points

Penalty Points
Friday, August 26, 2016
Taking full-body slams by media who have less than half the facts is not just a nuisance to the MHSAA, it’s disparaging to the goodness of the school sports brand.
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#TBT: Before They Were Olympians

#TBT: Before They Were Olympians
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Michigan athletes enjoyed another banner showing at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that wrapped up Sunday.  We cheered for them all – but paid special attention to a handful who previously competed in MHSAA sports before achieving more at the internat...
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Be the Referee: Clipping Clipped

Be the Referee: Clipping Clipped
Thursday, August 25, 2016
MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl opens a new year of “Be the Referee” by explaining the latest rules change affecting blocking in football.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/16
Thursday, August 25, 2016
It’s hardly a secret that varsity football season begins tonight, and previews dominated most media coverage this morning. But we still found some significant results to share from golf, soccer and volleyball.
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With Help, Football Returns to Carney

With Help, Football Returns to Carney
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The football players dutifully go through their drills in blistering heat, showing energy and enthusiasm as they tackle what is basically a brand new sport. Carney-Nadeau High School returns to the high school gridiron tonight for the first time since 1973, with an as...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Your wait is over. After nine months of anticipation, high school football will return to Michigan tonight. And we'll quickly kick off to a great start.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/16
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
A pair of undefeated tournament runs by top volleyball teams Tuesday highlighted the latest list of impressive performances from around the state.
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GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home

GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Former Grand Rapids Catholic Central football player and current assistant coach Kyle Shelton didn’t know if he would ever see the day – the day when the football program would have a place to call home.  And it wasn’t until he witnessed shovels ...
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Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic

Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As a new season of events launches this week on MHSAA.tv, this summer’s 80s Finals Flashback series concludes with one of the classic Football Finals of all time. Our ninth and final game in the Flashback series is the 1989 Class B Final at the Pontiac Silverdome...
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Through the Years: Bowling 2004-16

Through the Years: Bowling 2004-16
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Bowling is one of the most recent additions to the slate of MHSAA tournaments, with just more than a decade of history as an association-sponsored sport. But it's also one that continues to grow in popularity, with both girls and boys bowling setting participation r...
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