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Dimambro Moves to Front of Fenton Pack

Dimambro Moves to Front of Fenton Pack
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Dominic Dimambro was the little kid who often tagged along with his older brother and his friends. Ten years after Joe Dimambro and now-coach Jesse Anderson helped put Fenton on the state cross country map, the kid who used to be a source of amusement for the older boy...
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Through the Years: Boys Cross Country 1924-2015

Through the Years: Boys Cross Country 1924-2015
Friday, July 29, 2016
We started this week our look at MHSAA fall tournaments with girls cross country Tuesday; we'll cross the July finish line with the 90-year history of the boys championship races.
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Runners Mourn St Louis Coach Mayer

Runners Mourn St Louis Coach Mayer
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
His former coach at St. Louis is one of the main reasons Dale Devine has been coaching cross country the past 25 years at Alma High School. That coach, Jerry Mayer, passed away Dec. 8, at the age of 72 after battling Parkinson’s disease.
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D2 Champs Turn in Elite Performances

D2 Champs Turn in Elite Performances
Saturday, November 7, 2015
It finished as expected, with a duel between Algonac senior Morgan Beadlescomb and Corunna junior Noah Jacobs. However, the two fastest runners in the state this season had company for longer than anticipated during the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet Satur...
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First-Time Champs Reign in Boys D3

First-Time Champs Reign in Boys D3
Saturday, November 7, 2015
It would've made things easier for Abe Visser had James McCann not improved so much this year.  But Visser isn't interested in taking the easy path to success.
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Runners-up Become Champions in D4

Runners-up Become Champions in D4
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Zachary Pettinga of Saugatuck lost the race, but didn't lose his sense of humor. Explaining the decisive move made by Evart's Santana Scott, Pettinga said, "The top of his head blinded me. I lost my footing and everything."
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Rockford Finishes Extraordinary Repeat

Rockford Finishes Extraordinary Repeat
Saturday, November 7, 2015
It's not every high school cross country program that can lean upon the wisdom of an alumnus who is a three-time Olympian. Rockford is no ordinary program, however.
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Preview: Time to Take Next Steps

Preview: Time to Take Next Steps
Friday, November 6, 2015
Runners-up from 2014 are poised to make moves at Saturday’s MHSAA Boys Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway.  Fremont, Lansing Catholic and Saugatuck all finished second in their respective races last season – but were ranked No. 1 i...
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Benzie Leader Adds to Family Legacy

Benzie Leader Adds to Family Legacy
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Like father, like son. Bill Huddleston’s impressive cross country achievements at Benzie Central during the mid-1980s could soon be matched or surpassed by his 17-year-old son Brayden, who this weekend will lead the Huskies in their quest for a third straight MH...
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Negaunee Tops D1; D2-3 Champs Repeat

Negaunee Tops D1; D2-3 Champs Repeat
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Thirty-two years had passed since a Negaunee boys cross country team was last crowned Upper Peninsula champion. The Miners, who were competing in Class C in 1983, changed that Saturday by earning their first Division 1 title in convincing fashion with 43 points.
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Opportunities Abound for New Winners

Opportunities Abound for New Winners
Friday, October 23, 2015
Saturday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Beauchamp Grove in Gladstone, sponsored by Michigan National Guard, should provide the ideal scenarios to crown first-time champions. While Chassell is the favorite in Division 3 after winning a year ago, n...
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Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty

Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Red is the dominant color when you talk about cross country in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Courtesy of one of the pre-eminent cross country programs in the state, red is worn by the Marquette High School teams that have been a scourge to the rest of the U.P. since the ...
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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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Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start

Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start
Friday, September 18, 2015
Twenty-eight years had passed since Engadine High School was last represented in cross country. The year was 1987, when Deren Pershinski captured the Upper Peninsula Class D championship as the Eagles’ lone representative. Things are different this year, as the E...
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Sturgis XC 'Star' Takes Center Stage

Sturgis XC 'Star' Takes Center Stage
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Daniel Steele became a star in the fifth grade when he played a star in his class’ Christmas production. Ever since, he's fed off that adrenaline rush each time the curtain has gone up.
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Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite

Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Two decisions, no regrets.  Holly Bullough made the switch from soccer, Anthony Berry from football. Today, the two Traverse City seniors are among the best high school runners in the state.
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Lee Learns From Best, Runs To Be Next

Lee Learns From Best, Runs To Be Next
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Jacob Lee attained a measure of fame last summer through his association with the No. 1 high school distance runner in the nation, Grand Blanc's Grant Fisher. However, the Fenton High School senior gained much more from the experience than an appearance on the cover ...
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Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1

Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Grant Fisher's only competitors in Michigan are ghosts from the past. While the state currently has a strong crop of cross country runners, they can't even stay close to Fisher, the Grand Blanc senior who ended his MHSAA cross country career Saturday with one of the fa...
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D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground

D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Two years ago, Algonac's Morgan Beadlescomb wouldn't have been chosen "most likely to succeed" among cross country runners in his class. Out of 25 freshmen, he finished 12th with a time of 16:57.4 in the 2012 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet, taking 138th overall...
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Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat

Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Keenan Rebera ticked off each item on his individual checklist. Only the team championship eluded his grasp.  Rebera, a senior at Lansing Catholic, repeated as the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country champion Saturday. His team finished second with 141 ...
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