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#TBT: Wheatley Reigns Among Greats

#TBT: Wheatley Reigns Among Greats
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tyrone Wheatley went on to star as a running back at the University of Michigan and play 10 seasons in the National Football League, four with the New York Giants and six with the Oakland Raiders before retiring after the 2004 season.  But before Wheatley became n...
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Munising Follows Leaders to Repeat

Munising Follows Leaders to Repeat
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Senior Andy Cooper and junior Brett Hannah have been the leaders for the Munising boys track team all season. They continued to lead Saturday as the Mustangs retained their Upper Peninsula Division 3 title with 134 points.
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Junior Leads Marquette Back to Top of UPD1

Junior Leads Marquette Back to Top of UPD1
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Many coaches believe you win with seniors. But junior Lance Rambo has stepped up to the plate for the Marquette boys track team all season.  Rambo won two individual events Saturday while helping the Redmen earn their first Upper Peninsula Division 1 title in thr...
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Ishpeming Dominates with Record Total

Ishpeming Dominates with Record Total
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It was a dominating performance by the Ishpeming boys during Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Track and Field Final, to say the least, as they retained their title with a U.P.-record 164 points. The Hematites were followed by archrival Ishpeming Westwood wi...
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Fantastic 4 Lead Lumen Christi to No. 1

Fantastic 4 Lead Lumen Christi to No. 1
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jackson Lumen Christi came to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Boys Track and Field Final with just four qualifiers. The Titans left with a surprising MHSAA championship – the first in school history in track and field.
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Record Falls, Goals Attained at LPD1 Final

Record Falls, Goals Attained at LPD1 Final
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jaron Flournoy had his mind set on winning an MHSAA Finals this season. In order to do so, the sprinter from Westland John Glenn knew he had to do two things: train harder and make a change.
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Small-School Powers Tie for LPD4 Title

Small-School Powers Tie for LPD4 Title
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Saugatuck boys track and field team believed it had to settle for another second-place finish at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final at Hudsonville’s Baldwin Middle School. A late scoring change created hysteria among the squad.
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Avondale Star, St. Mary's Chase History

Avondale Star, St. Mary's Chase History
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Everyone else was chasing Joshuwa Hollomon on Saturday as he was chasing his place in MHSAA track and field history. Hollomon became only the 10th Lower Peninsula boy in the 91-year history of the Finals to win the 100-meter (or 100-yard) dash three times in his care...
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Preview: Contenders Fill Boys Finals

Preview: Contenders Fill Boys Finals
Friday, May 29, 2015
Few days during a school year provide as much opportunity for a statewide showcase of talents as the day each spring when all seven MHSAA Track & Field championships are decided. This weekend’s boys lineup features plenty of familiar names from Finals past &n...
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#TBT: Payment's Jump Sets Standard

#TBT: Payment's Jump Sets Standard
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Brimley's John Payment entered the 1989 Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals with a personal-best high jump of 6-foot-8¾ – achieved in a meet only four days before the final competition of his high school school.  He left Marquette High Schoo...
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No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux

No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux
Monday, June 9, 2014
Phil Hoover is looking forward to returning to Zeeland’s renovated stadium for the 2015 track and field season. But his Zeeland West boys team – which shares the stadium each spring with neighboring Zeeland East and one of the district’s middle schools...
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Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals

Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Broadcasts of all seven MHSAA Track and Field Finals from Saturday are now available free of charge on MHSAA.TV. Click to watch some of the most notable highlights of performances from all over the state. 
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Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track

Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track
Monday, June 2, 2014
The Upper Peninsula Track Finals were still being held in Marquette the last time the Kingsford boys were crowned champions. It was 1990. Bill Clinton was president, gasoline was selling for approximately $1 a gallon and the Flivvers were U.P. Class A-B champs.
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Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2

Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2
Sunday, June 1, 2014
After taking home the runner-up trophy a year ago, the Ishpeming boys track and field team took that final step up the podium in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals. The Hematites collected 115 points, earning their first title since 2003. They were fol...
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Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win

Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Prior to Saturday, 18 years had passed since the Munising boys last hoisted a trophy at the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals. The Mustangs, who were competing in Class C at that time, earned their first Division 3 title on Saturday with 107½ points. They ...
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Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly

Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Concord distance runner Jesse Hersha imagined the Yellow Jackets would win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 track and field championship as far back as last summer. Or just about the time he heard that Nolen Bright-Mitchell was coming to Concord from Albion High Sc...
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Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman

Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Almost all track athletes enjoy running on their home track, in front of cheering fans and on a familiar surface. Zeeland West did not host a meet this spring. The Dux, however, made Houseman Field their home at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday
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Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian

Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Sanford Meridian baseball team was down a man Saturday as it worked its way to a District title. Senior Jacob Wenzlick was busy on the other side of the state, helping the Sanford Meridian boys track and field team win the championship at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula ...
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Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final

Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Grant Fisher wasn't going to get snuck up on again. As a sophomore last year, Fisher came down the final stretch with the lead in the 1,600-meter run at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Final, only to be caught from behind by Lake Orion's T.J. Carey...
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Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound

Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound
Friday, May 30, 2014
This MHSAA boys track and field season has been unpredictable, thanks in large part to the wild weather that has marked this spring. But it served as a sign for this weekend’s seven Finals to be run in the Grand Rapids area and Kingsford High School, as team cham...
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