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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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'Reloaded' EGR Plays to Familiar Result

'Reloaded' EGR Plays to Familiar Result
Saturday, June 11, 2016
This was supposed to be a season of transition for the East Grand Rapids girls lacrosse program. Gone were 12 seniors and seven starters from the team that last year won the program’s record fourth straight Division 2 championship.
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Comeback Rams Net 4th Straight D1 Title

Comeback Rams Net 4th Straight D1 Title
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The MHSAA Division 1 girls lacrosse championship will be staying with Rockford for another – and fourth straight – season.  And what’s more, it will be staying in the Vander Molen family for another year as well after a clutch run by middle sist...
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Preview: Kent vs Oakland, Part II

Preview: Kent vs Oakland, Part II
Friday, June 10, 2016
For the second straight season, the best of Oakland County will try to wrest away the MHSAA girls lacrosse championships from the best of Kent County when Division 1 and 2 Finals are played Saturday at Brighton High School. Rockford has won the last three Division 1 ti...
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'Difference-Maker' Does for D1 Champ

'Difference-Maker' Does for D1 Champ
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Lacrosse often is not a goalie’s game – and especially not when the player defending the net must stop the speedy lime-sized ball flying at her multiple times from point-blank range.  But her teammates were correct Saturday in giving Rockford goalie K...
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Make it 4 Straight for East Grand Rapids

Make it 4 Straight for East Grand Rapids
Saturday, June 6, 2015
“Dynasty” is too easily thrown around in describing sports teams.  But East Grand Rapids’ girls lacrosse program has earned that level of distinction with its success over the last four seasons.
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Preview: Matching Best of East vs. West

Preview: Matching Best of East vs. West
Thursday, June 4, 2015
This weekend’s MHSAA Girls Lacrosse Finals at Rockford High School will match the best from east and west – and top finishers from arguably the state's two strongest conferences for the sport. Click below for a brief look at the four teams vying for champio...
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Highlight Reel: Girls Lacrosse Regionals

Highlight Reel: Girls Lacrosse Regionals
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Hartland and Lake Orion girls lacrosse teams advanced to Friday’s Division 1 Regional Final with victories Wednesday that were broadcast on MHSAA.tv. A collection of highlights are linked – click below to watch. 
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Lax Regional Finals on MHSAA.tv

Lax Regional Finals on MHSAA.tv
Friday, May 22, 2015
Plans have been finalized for broadcasting live streaming video of Lacrosse Regional Semifinals at two sites next week on MHSAA.tv.
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Unexpected Return Propels EGR to 3-Peat

Unexpected Return Propels EGR to 3-Peat
Saturday, June 7, 2014
East Grand Rapids senior captain Charlotte Hooker was determined to make it back and play at least one game of her senior lacrosse season.  Hooker reached that goal and then some as she came back from injury in time to play in both the MHSAA Semifinal and Saturda...
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Rams Prove Too Tough Again in D1

Rams Prove Too Tough Again in D1
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Playing the final game of her high school lacrosse career, Rockford senior Meghan Datema was determined not to see another team celebrate winning an MHSAA title on her team’s home field. Datema knew that feeling – but for the second year in a row it was Da...
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Preview: Familiar Foes in Girls Lacrosse

Preview: Familiar Foes in Girls Lacrosse
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Finalists taking the field Saturday to decide this season’s MHSAA girls lacrosse championships shouldn’t be surprised by much from their opponents on the other side of the field. Rockford and Ann Arbor Pioneer face off in Division 1 in a rematch of an April...
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Rockford Finishes Unforgettable Run

Rockford Finishes Unforgettable Run
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Erika Neumen was a freshman the last time Rockford won an MHSAA girls lacrosse championship. She scored three goals in that 2010 Finals win over Brighton – but said she doesn’t remember much about it. She’ll never forget Saturday.
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Pioneers Stake Claim as State's Best

Pioneers Stake Claim as State's Best
Saturday, June 8, 2013
With three minutes to play in Saturday’s MHSAA Division 2 Girls Lacrosse Final, East Grand Rapids’ sideline emptied as subs and late-season call-ups all at once replaced the line-up on the field. As the first-string group exited, Pioneers fans offered a sta...
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Finals Preview: Cross-state Powers Collide

Finals Preview: Cross-state Powers Collide
Friday, June 7, 2013
For the first time in the brief history of MHSAA girls lacrosse, a top team from the Grand Rapids area will face a top team from suburban Detroit in both Finals, scheduled for Saturday at Rockford High School. And those Grand Rapids-area contenders also are the favorit...
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Birmingham, EGR finish title runs

Birmingham, EGR finish title runs
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Birmingham United needed overtime but won its first MHSAA championship Saturday since 2009, while East Grand Rapids won its first girls lacrosse title and finished a perfect season. Click for game summaries and links to the box scores. 
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Playing with Purpose

Playing with Purpose
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Lauren Hooker gets up for every lacrosse game. She and her teammates will dress the same for school, send each other pump-up messages throughout the day and carry that momentum into the locker room and onto the field. But she admits she plays her best against her toug...
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High 5s: 5/15/12

High 5s: 5/15/12
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This week's honorees include arguably Michigan's top distance runner, top lacrosse player, and a baseball team looking to assert itself at the top while representing the state's largest city.
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