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Soccer Head Games

Soccer Head Games
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Apparently I lack credentials to offer suggestions about the “beautiful game.” Recently, people who do have the credentials that I apparently lack have given credibility to my concerns over heading in soccer.
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Today in the MHSAA: 9/1/15

Today in the MHSAA: 9/1/15
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The decision to join the high school team by a possible MHSAA golf championship contender leads today’s notable headlines from around the state
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Neighbors Rally, Revive 'Community' Stadium

Neighbors Rally, Revive 'Community' Stadium
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Josh Wheaton stood admiring the Community Memorial Stadium grass a little less than a year ago, and he knew what was coming next – a trampled field that would turn to mud by October. But less than a year later, as Mount Pleasant's football team prepared for its ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 31, 2015
Another MHSAA football season began this weekend. Where do we begin ...  The two longest active winning streaks in Michigan came to an end. Three Detroit Public School League teams beat opponents that finished 2014 playing at Ford Field. And that's just the start.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/15

Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/15
Monday, August 31, 2015
The final weekend of August was a giant weekend for MHSAA volleyball contenders, with some of the top regular-season events this fall providing opportunities for the best to see how they might match up when playoffs begin in two months.
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Friendships Bind Long-Ago Champions

Friendships Bind Long-Ago Champions
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The beauty of high school competition is found in the friendships made that last a lifetime. MHSAA historian Ron Pesch recently caught up with members from "mythical" state champion football teams of the 1940s and 50s who continue to gather regularly today. 
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The Complete Job

The Complete Job
Friday, August 28, 2015
One of the most important roles of schools and the MHSAA is to tell the story of school sports. ... But the story won’t get told unless we do the work.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/15

Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/15
Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday saw the start of varsity football season, and nearly half of Michigan’s teams kicked off their fall. Football’s first week in review will be posted Monday afternoon; in the meantime, there is more good news to report from today’s statewide hea...
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New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC

New Coach, Same Standard for SMCC
Friday, August 28, 2015
It would be understandable if first-year Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central head football coach Adam Kipf felt like he was taking over for University of Michigan legend Bo Schembechler a year after the Wolverines won the national championship. Kipf, a graduate of SMCC, s...
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This Week in High School Sports: 8/28/15

This Week in High School Sports: 8/28/15
Friday, August 28, 2015
Following a decade-long run of "MHSAA Perspective" on radio stations all over Michigan, the MHSAA is debuting this week "This Week in High School Sports," a collection of features discussing current issues and highlighting accomplishments that will be produced through t...
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#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff

#TBT: 600-plus Teams Ready for Kickoff
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Football teams have represented Michigan high schools for more than a century, beginning long before the MHSAA was formed during the winter of 1924-25. This weekend, nearly all of the 614 varsity teams scheduled to play this fall will kick off their seasons &ndash...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/27/15

Today in the MHSAA: 8/27/15
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Much usually changes from the start of a season to its end. But August provides a great opportunity for the state’s best to see how they stack up against each other, and today's list of links includes some of those results. 
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Be the Referee: Missed Field Goal

Be the Referee: Missed Field Goal
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl kicks off the second season of "Be the Referee" with a "You Make the Call" on what happens after a missed field goal rolls out of bounds.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1 Preview

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1 Preview
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The first weekend of high school football season always is filled with new beginnings. But that doesn't mean that all making fresh starts are completely unfamiliar.  A pair of grand old stadiums will have new looks. And plenty of stars from last season are back fo...
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Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite

Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Two decisions, no regrets.  Holly Bullough made the switch from soccer, Anthony Berry from football. Today, the two Traverse City seniors are among the best high school runners in the state.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/26/15

Today in the MHSAA: 8/26/15
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Today is prep football preview section day for most newspapers around the state, and copies will be flying as fans get prepped for Thursday’s opening games.But there are plenty of headlines that pop up up from Tuesday’s non-football events – click for ...
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Sailors Eye 'Their Turn' after QB Moves On

Sailors Eye 'Their Turn' after QB Moves On
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
With the 2015 season opener against Grand Rapids Christian a few days away, South Christian football coach Mark Tamminga said quarterback isn’t a position that's stressing him out. That statement might be a bit surprising considering Tamminga graduated this spr...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/2015

Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A soccer coach celebrated his 1,000th game and a community mourned the passing of a longtime football program leader. Those and a feature on a member of our Student Advisory Council are among today’s notable headlines.  
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Lost in Time

Lost in Time
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
We see the benefits of engagement over isolationism. We see that symbols without substance are meaningless.
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