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Amid Challenges, Union Enjoys Trophy Run

Amid Challenges, Union Enjoys Trophy Run
Friday, December 2, 2016
The last time Grand Rapids Union High School hoisted a postseason tournament trophy was Saturday, June 4, 2002 – when the Red Hawks' baseball team clinched a Michigan High School Athletic Association District championship. Despite fielding more than 20 varsit...
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Mattawan Takes Final History-Making Step

Mattawan Takes Final History-Making Step
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Although Halloween was five days ago, Jarrett Hageman openly admits that he was never so scared in his life than he was late Saturday afternoon. Even in the broad daylight with no ghosts or ghouls around to spook him.
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East Kentwood Prevails in D1 Shootout

East Kentwood Prevails in D1 Shootout
Saturday, November 5, 2016
It wasn't a shocker that the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Soccer Final went through regulation and two overtimes scoreless. Not with a pair of goalies that were on average giving up about a half a goal a game with 15 shutouts each heading into Saturday's championship game at...
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GR Catholic Central Clinches 1st Title

GR Catholic Central Clinches 1st Title
Saturday, November 5, 2016
There’s a ton of pressure being ranked No. 1 in the state, a target for every opponent to try to knock off the perch. There’s ample pressure just being ranked in the top 20 in one of the state’s four divisions. Top-ranked Grand Rapids Catholic Centra...
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Repeat Champ Soliders Finish D4 Shutout

Repeat Champ Soliders Finish D4 Shutout
Saturday, November 5, 2016
There is always a question posed to a team that has just won consecutive championships – a question that is sometimes not that easy to answer. Is it harder to win that first title, or harder to defend?
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Preview: Perfect Time to Peak

Preview: Perfect Time to Peak
Friday, November 4, 2016
Four of eight finalists at Saturday's MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals are playing to take home the champion's trophy for the first time in their programs' histories. And considering that none of seven teams that play in leagues won them this fall, claiming the highest title w...
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Performance: Mattawan's Casey Kirkbride

Performance: Mattawan's Casey Kirkbride
Friday, November 4, 2016
Casey Kirkbride watched Mattawan’s run to the Division 2 Semifinals last season from the sideline – as a junior on the junior varsity, and one of two goalkeepers on that team at that.  But the 6-foot-1 senior has made himself into a player capable of h...
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Performance: Coldwater's Shuaib Aljabaly

Performance: Coldwater's Shuaib Aljabaly
Friday, October 7, 2016
In a relatively short time, Shuaib Aljabaly has made an incredible impression on the cross country course. He started running with Coldwater's high school team only midway through his sophomore season. Now a junior, Aljabaly is undefeated this season and earned the Mic...
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Grand Ledge Writes Championship Chapter

Grand Ledge Writes Championship Chapter
Friday, September 30, 2016
Brendan Garfield plays for one of his town’s most storied sports teams. But someday, he may be known as an author of another successful chapter in Grand Ledge athletics.
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Defense Key to Sailors' Title Defense

Defense Key to Sailors' Title Defense
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Goalkeeping and defense were catalysts in last year’s MHSAA Division 3 championship run for the Grand Rapids South Christian boys soccer team. As the Sailors attempt to replicate last year’s success, those two elements remain vital in their quest for back...
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Through the Years: Boys Soccer 1982-2015

Through the Years: Boys Soccer 1982-2015
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The MHSAA boys soccer tournament is closing in on its 35th anniversary this fall. Today's Finals feature looks at some of the highlights of the first 34 seasons and highlights a few of the most successful champions.
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Marshall Standout Nears Finish of Fight

Marshall Standout Nears Finish of Fight
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
February 1 is a red-letter day for Andrew Shippell. However, the Marshall senior doesn’t have a huge celebration planned — not yet, anyway. February 1, 2016, is the day Andrew is scheduled to end the maintenance phase of his chemotherapy and will be chemo a...
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Highlight Reel: Boys Soccer Finals

Highlight Reel: Boys Soccer Finals
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, Mason, Grand Rapids South Christian and Burton Genesee Christian won MHSAA boys soccer championships Saturday. Click below for MHSAA.tv highlights from all four games, plus links to watch them in full.
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Mason Comes Back, Comes Through in D2

Mason Comes Back, Comes Through in D2
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The soccer season ended Saturday similarly to how it started for Mason. The big difference was that the Bulldogs were hoisting the Division 2 championship trophy at the end.
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Bowie, 'Clamp Nation' Lock Down D1 Win

Bowie, 'Clamp Nation' Lock Down D1 Win
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Moments after the end of the MHSAA Division 1 boys soccer championship game at Brighton High School late Saturday afternoon, students and fans from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central were chanting in unison, “MIS-TER SOC-CER.” The object of the chant was sen...
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Selvius Saves South Christian Title Effort

Selvius Saves South Christian Title Effort
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Grand Rapids South Christian goalkeeper Carter Selvius clutched the Division 3 championship trophy following the Sailors’ shootout victory against Williamston and happily said that no one would pry the trophy from his hands. That task, however, may have been muc...
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Genesee Christian Ends Run "Perfectly"

Genesee Christian Ends Run "Perfectly"
Saturday, November 7, 2015
A perfect season by the Burton Genesee Christian boys soccer team had a perfect finish. Four-year senior Jesse Oliver scored in overtime to give the Soldiers the winning margin in a 3-2 victory over Kalamazoo Hackett on Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 championshi...
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Preview: 4 Titles, Perfection on the Line

Preview: 4 Titles, Perfection on the Line
Friday, November 6, 2015
At this point in the season, it’s a rarity that any team has not tasted defeat. But Saturday’s Boys Soccer Finals feature two teams undefeated this fall – including one seeking its first MHSAA championship.
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Rivals Meet to Battle Childhood Cancer

Rivals Meet to Battle Childhood Cancer
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Nearly 2,000 fans filled the Okemos High School soccer stands Saturday, Sept. 26, to watch two of Michigan’s top high school teams face off in one of mid-Michigan’s most heated rivalry games – and also to help those rivals support research and treatmen...
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Little Leland Boasts Big Numbers, Success

Little Leland Boasts Big Numbers, Success
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Small school, big aspirations. Welcome to Leland, where the volleyball and soccer programs are once again celebrating success and include nearly half the students who attend the Class D school. 
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