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Matelski Logs 2,000 Points, Aims Higher

Matelski Logs 2,000 Points, Aims Higher
Friday, February 5, 2016
It's been one milestone after another for Marcus Matelski in 2016. In the last four weeks, the Boyne Falls senior has eclipsed the school's single-game scoring record three times, while becoming the 36th player in MHSAA state basketball history to score 2,000 points i...
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Tiger Pride Returns at Muskegon Heights

Tiger Pride Returns at Muskegon Heights
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
It’s hard to overstate the importance of basketball to a community like Muskegon Heights. The “Tiger Pride” that is on display each time Heights alumnus Dell Stewart and his team of 13 players take the court – and the returning crowd of communit...
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As Stockbridge Learns, Swoverland Earns 400

As Stockbridge Learns, Swoverland Earns 400
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The new coach had won a lot of games. He must know what he’s doing, Mason Gee-Montgomery figured. And that’s all he knew about Randy Swoverland when the latter took over Stockbridge’s boys basketball program two years ago.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Monday, January 25, 2016
There may be 25 undefeated boys basketball teams left in Michigan.  But this week will be telling for a quite a few – both those expected to shine this brightly and also for some surprising us along the way.
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Rice Comes Home to Whiteford Bench

Rice Comes Home to Whiteford Bench
Friday, January 22, 2016
John Rice thought he found the perfect match for his two passions in life – fishing and basketball. By day, he could spend hours fishing off the Florida coast. When the afternoon rolled around, he would hit the gymnasium to coach basketball. “I would have b...
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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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Lake's Heroic Hurl Makes Holland History

Lake's Heroic Hurl Makes Holland History
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
With 4.5 seconds remaining and his team trailing by two points, Demetrius Lake was only trying to help force overtime in last Friday’s Ottawa-Kent Conference Green showdown against visiting Zeeland West. Instead, the standout junior guard from Holland High Scho...
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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: Boys Report Week 5

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5
Monday, January 11, 2016
It’s hard to tell this early how well some of our early risers will play out the final two months of this boys basketball season. But judging by some of the scores we’ve seen, it fair to believe at least a few are in contention to stay, at least at the leag...
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Promising Ypsilanti Aiming for Historic Finish

Promising Ypsilanti Aiming for Historic Finish
Friday, January 8, 2016
It was 30 minutes after Ypsilanti Community finished its victory over Flint Hamady on Tuesday, and 7-year-old Jaylon Allen was running around the court. Eleven years ago, Brooks was in the same position, watching a young player with a ton of hope. That player was Corey...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Monday, January 4, 2016
We knew plenty of favorites to watch when boys basketball season tipped off during the second week of December.  But we were able to add a few more to the list of hopefuls after another eventful holiday break.
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'Ville' Coach Driven to Make Difference

'Ville' Coach Driven to Make Difference
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
It’s unlikely. But if Juan Rickman ever gets bored, he would be a prime candidate to participate in a sleep-deprivation study. A graduate of Detroit Cass Tech and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Rickman is driven. Achievement is the driving force that suppli...
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Performance: East Jordan’s Jordan Weber

Performance: East Jordan’s Jordan Weber
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Jordan Weber has contributed to his share of history for the East Jordan boys basketball program, and making more this winter is most important to the senior shooting guard. But with those team achievements have come individual accolades as well, including the Michigan...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Monday, December 14, 2015
One week can tell only so much about a season just beginning. But plenty of hopeful Michigan high school boys teams hope last week's successes are an indication of more to come.  Each week during the regular season, we’ll glance at four teams from each class...
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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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Guy Guides Muskegon Hoops Rise

Guy Guides Muskegon Hoops Rise
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Muskegon High School been known for football ever since their first victory in 1895, racking up 806 more wins since then (most in the state), along with eight MHSAA championships – including recent titles in 2004, 2006 and 2008. But as the snow slowly blanketed H...
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Constantine Looks to Build on Comeback

Constantine Looks to Build on Comeback
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
On one of the last summer days in town before leaving for college, Joey Steiner and Cody Ley spotted some youngsters on the east side of Constantine playing basketball in the street on a portable hoop. They stopped and played 2-on-4 with the boys. The group of eighth-g...
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Athens' #13 Makes 'Miracle' Comeback

Athens' #13 Makes 'Miracle' Comeback
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Damon Knowles talked about baseball and basketball with his cousin, Luke Lamson, one warm Sunday last December. That’s not unusual for the two young teens, but that day Lamson lay crushed beneath the wheels of a semi trailer loaded with corn and weighing more th...
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Hoops on Film: 1972 Class B Boys Final

Hoops on Film: 1972 Class B Boys Final
Monday, August 24, 2015
One of the best has indeed been saved for last in the final edition of the MHSAA.TV’s Hoops On Film Series.
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Hoops on Film: 1959 Class A Boys Final

Hoops on Film: 1959 Class A Boys Final
Monday, August 17, 2015
The legendary play know simply as “The Shot” by Bob Davis of Lansing Sexton in the 1959 Class A Boys Basketball Final is the highlight of this week’s edition of the MHSAA.TV’s Hoops On Film Series.
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