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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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One Word for 2015-16: Partnership

One Word for 2015-16: Partnership
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Every year before the school year starts, Hudsonville athletic director Kevin Wolma choose one word to help him focus on what is important and shed all the other clutter in his life. Wolma discusses why for the 2015-16 school year he chose "partnership," and how that ca...
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#TBT: Stealing Without Guilt

#TBT: Stealing Without Guilt
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Former Jackson Citizen Patriot sports editor Tommy Cameron penned a commentary during the late 1980s titled "Stealing Without Guilt" on attendance at high school sporting events.  It was his plea to parents missing out on the special moments experienced by their c...
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Specialization Not the Only Pathway

Specialization Not the Only Pathway
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The decision to focus solely on one sport sometimes is done by athletes (or their parents) who believe that quitting other sports is the sole way to earn a coveted college scholarship. However, even though counter intuitive, sport specialization may be hampering their p...
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Perspective: Sowing Seeds

Perspective: Sowing Seeds
Friday, March 20, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the seeding of MHSAA Tournaments, how it's happened in some sports, and why it hasn't happened in basketball.
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Perspective: 60-Point Night

Perspective: 60-Point Night
Friday, March 13, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the 50-year anniversary of the highest scoring performance ever in an MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament game – 60 points by Richie Jordan of Fennville.
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Perspective: Which Way Will They Go?

Perspective: Which Way Will They Go?
Friday, March 6, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about how gamesmanship – the act of bending the rules without breaking them, or at least not getting caught – has no place in sports.
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Perspective: Champions Forever

Perspective: Champions Forever
Friday, February 27, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the 1949 Coldwater High School boys basketball team, which won the Class B title and changed the way the game was played.
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Strategize for First Parent Meeting

Strategize for First Parent Meeting
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Coaches often cite parents as one of the most uncontrollable and frustrating aspects of coaching. Let’s face it, when this relationship goes south, there can be pent-up frustration and hard feelings between the two parties which can result in a negative experienc...
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Perspective: Sign Up or Sign Off

Perspective: Sign Up or Sign Off
Friday, February 20, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson discusses how the perspective of parents in the stands towards officials would change if they were required at some point in time to become officials themselves.
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Perspective: Brotherhood

Perspective: Brotherhood
Friday, February 13, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about two situations where schools played in memory of deceased team members, the involvement of the younger brothers, and the brotherhood shared.
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Perspective: Stress & Fundamentals

Perspective: Stress & Fundamentals
Friday, February 6, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the stress that specialization places on a young athlete's body, and how ways to relieve that stress actually work in combination with learning the fundamentals of a sport.
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Perspective: Fees Bench Players

Perspective: Fees Bench Players
Friday, January 30, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the findings of a national study recently released by the University of Michigan, which indicate that participation fees for high school sports are keeping kids on the sidelines. 
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Perspective: What Would Landers Say

Perspective: What Would Landers Say
Friday, January 23, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a newspaper advice column where the letter writer is worried about how expensive her daughter's club sports team has become, and he wonders how a legendary columnist would have responded to it.  
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Perspective: Bowled Over

Perspective: Bowled Over
Friday, January 16, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a bowling match he sat in on last week, and how well the sport has fit in over the last 10 years.
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Perspective: Three Jobs

Perspective: Three Jobs
Friday, January 9, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a recent Sports Illustrated column where the writer – a hockey parent – reminds everyone that there are three jobs to be performed during a game, and that each party sh...
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Perspective: What Matters Most

Perspective: What Matters Most
Monday, December 29, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about what matters most, recognizing local athletes and their accomplishments, when it comes to media coverage of high school sports.
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Perspective: Wasn't That a Great Game?

Perspective: Wasn't That a Great Game?
Friday, December 26, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a script that sells the greatness of high school sports on a nightly basis all over the state.
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Perspective: What Did You Do About It

Perspective: What Did You Do About It
Friday, December 19, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the track record of high school sports in general and the MHSAA specifically as it pertains to concussions.
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Perspective: Fans at the Fore

Perspective: Fans at the Fore
Friday, December 12, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about the Battle of the Fans IV, a program designed to recognize the best student cheering sections in the state. 
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