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Girls Basketball Builds Century-Long Legacy

Girls Basketball Builds Century-Long Legacy
Monday, February 1, 2016
A stroll through old high school yearbooks illustrates the amazing history of sports in Michigan. Here one can see evolution. We see the influence of fashion, technology and the norms of society on uniform design, equipment and the games that we play. We see how photog...
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New Cast Maintaining Marian's Success

New Cast Maintaining Marian's Success
Thursday, January 28, 2016
When word leaked out last April that sisters Bailey and Samantha Thomas would be moving to Nevada and not returning to Bloomfield Hills Marian for the 2015-16 school year, reporters and basketball fans alike did a quick math equation. Marian would graduate three senio...
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Performance: Muskegon's Mardrekia Cook

Performance: Muskegon's Mardrekia Cook
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
During her four seasons at Muskegon, Mardrekia Cook has contributed at every position and in a variety of ways.  Her variety of skills and strength as a leader, in addition to elite talent, all were on display last week during one of the most statistically impress...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Monday, January 25, 2016
A total of 19 teams over four classes remain undefeated as we reach the midpoint of another girls basketball season. But a number of others aren’t far behind – more than 140 teams have lost only two or fewer games.
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Coaching Couple Guide Rising Cardinals

Coaching Couple Guide Rising Cardinals
Thursday, January 21, 2016
It's Thursday – game day in the Huff household. Nothing unusual about that. Most winter days are game days for Heather and Troy Huff, the head varsity basketball coaches at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School.
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Prestons Lead Hackett to Perfect Starts

Prestons Lead Hackett to Perfect Starts
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dane Preston, who averages a team-high 19 points per game, is one reason why the Kalamazoo Hackett's boys basketball team is off to a 6-0 start on the season. But he’s not the only hoops whiz in the family. His sister, Sydney, 5-foot-9, averages a team-high 16 pp...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6
Monday, January 11, 2016
As we head toward the midpoint of this girls basketball season, a few intriguing teams are making us keep an eye out thanks to wins over opponents who traditionally don’t lose much. Read on for the details on why Detroit Renaissance and Durand have become teams t...
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Heritage Girls Pushing for Breslin Return

Heritage Girls Pushing for Breslin Return
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Saginaw Heritage girls basketball coach Vonnie DeLong doesn’t start a senior this season and has three freshmen playing prominent roles. But she also has three starters back from the lineup that made the Class A Semifinals a year ago – and the Hawks' si...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break
Monday, January 4, 2016
Some of the most telling regular season basketball is played over holiday break. And a number of teams expected to contend when February comes to a close made big impressions over the last two weeks with school out but hoops still in session.
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Martinez Back on Point for John Glenn

Martinez Back on Point for John Glenn
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Laying on the basketball court in pain, Kalle Martinez didn't need a medical opinion to know she was in trouble. "I knew that the pain I felt I'd never felt before, so I knew something was definitely wrong," she said.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2
Monday, December 14, 2015
League schedules have started for some girls basketball teams already this winter, and with them the usual speculation of which contenders will lead the chase. But we’re also keeping an eye out for a few more that are breaking into those conversations after showi...
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Divine Child Family Grows with New Season

Divine Child Family Grows with New Season
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Last April, Dearborn Divine Child assistant girls basketball coach Julie Kaniewski received some news for which she was not prepared. “We were working with the returning players,” Kaniewski said. “We were going over some stuff for the summer, and as w...
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Pittsford Plays to Paint Breslin Blue Again

Pittsford Plays to Paint Breslin Blue Again
Friday, December 11, 2015
Pittsford is a civil township in Hillsdale County. It certainly does not jump off a map when searching for it. The high school has 211 students this year. But in Class D girls basketball, the Wildcats are major players. The reigning MHSAA runners-up have not lost ...
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Frankfort 'Factory' Producing Contenders

Frankfort 'Factory' Producing Contenders
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tim Reznich and Reggie Manville are fly fishing and coaching buddies. They share and enjoy mutual interests, especially when it comes to running Frankfort's two successful basketball programs.
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Performance: Kent City's Kaitlyn Geers

Performance: Kent City's Kaitlyn Geers
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Kaitlyn Geers knew how far she had to go and that she didn't have much time to get there.  But quick thinking and fast feet paid off during this week's inaugural Michigan National Guard "Performance of the Week," as the Kent City junior raced the length of the cou...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1
Monday, December 7, 2015
Girls basketball season tipped off last week, providing new beginnings for 721 teams all over our state. And at least a few have to be excited about early – and perhaps unexpected – returns.
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Hoops on Film: 1977 Class C Girls Final

Hoops on Film: 1977 Class C Girls Final
Monday, August 10, 2015
Led by a then-sophomore who remains one of the most heralded players of its celebrated history, the DeWitt girls basketball team jumped to an early lead to pull away from Carrollton for the 1977 Class C title in this week's edition of MHSAA.tv’s Hoops On Film...
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Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford

Michigan's Best Reach Higher at Milford
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Mackenna Kelly led her basketball team to last season’s MHSAA Semifinals and knows where she’ll eventually end up – playing for Central Michigan University in two years. But having played on a big stage with her next destination decided didn’t k...
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Hoops on Film: 1976 Class D Girls Final

Hoops on Film: 1976 Class D Girls Final
Monday, July 13, 2015
One of the earliest championship games in MHSAA girls basketball history is featured this week as part of MHSAA.tv’s Hoops On Film Series.
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Reaching Higher Returns for 7th Year

Reaching Higher Returns for 7th Year
Thursday, July 9, 2015
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for the seventh year beginning Wednesday, July 15, with the boys event and followed by the state’s top girls prospects taking the floor July 23. Both again wil...
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