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Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle

Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Just when it seemed that the waters had calmed concerning conference realignment in Southwest Michigan, two area leagues are expected to lose a chunk of their respective memberships with the berth of a new alliance. Three members of the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph League a...
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Task Force Building Multi-Sport Message

Task Force Building Multi-Sport Message
Friday, November 11, 2016
The MHSAA's Multi-Sport Task Force met for the third time Oct. 27, charged with developing a message on the benefits of playing multiple sports, packaging it in the most digestible formats, and delivering it to the key decision-makers to benefit athletes at the age wher...
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UPDATE Meeting Series In 39th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 39th Year
Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will conduct its 39th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.
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Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide

Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On Tuesday, Dan Hutcheson was the public address announcer at a track and field meet. On Wednesday, he spent part of the morning painting a door. As a teacher, coach, then assistant principal and athletic director, he’s performed in a wide variety of roles for Ho...
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Hice, Mazzolini Named Forsythe Winners

Hice, Mazzolini Named Forsythe Winners
Monday, March 14, 2016
Longtime Petoskey athletic director Gary Hice and retiring MHSAA assistant director Gina Mazzolini each have served Michigan high school student-athletes for more than 30 years in ways that will continue to impact schools and athletes for years to come. In recognition ...
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Multi-Sport Experience 'Special' for Bronson

Multi-Sport Experience 'Special' for Bronson
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
An increasing number of high-profile athletes and coaches are becoming more vocal about the importance of a well-rounded adolescent athletic experience. More and more parents and athletes, so it seems, are heeding that advice. That’s the case in Bronson, a town o...
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Regulation with Roots

Regulation with Roots
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Throughout the years, schools of this and every other state have identified problems relating to school transfers. None of the state high school association transfer rules is identical, but all have the intention of preventing recruiting, school shopping and jumping, s...
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Working Through Transfer Trends

Working Through Transfer Trends
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
One of the responsibilities that schools have asked organizations like the MHSAA to execute is the management of transfer student eligibility.  Over the years, as society became more mobile and families less stable, these rules became more and more complicated; an...
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Transfer Regulation Preserves Boundaries

Transfer Regulation Preserves Boundaries
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The conversation, speculation and anticipation begin early each July, building to a crescendo on the last day of the month. It’s the Major League Baseball trade deadline, which has come to overshadow the actual games, rendering numerous teams as quitters with more...
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Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed

Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed
Monday, November 30, 2015
During the 2014-15 school year, over the course of 12 meetings, the MHSAA Executive Committee considered 467 requests of member schools to waive Handbook rules. Of those, 300 requests were to waive some aspect of the Transfer Regulation. So an issue of benchmarks&...
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'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning

'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning
Thursday, November 12, 2015
As most of Michigan’s high school athletes move inside this month for the start of winter sports, many will take part in a program introduced to Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools this fall that assists coaches and students in preparing for t...
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CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness

CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness
Monday, October 12, 2015
A recent graduate from Ovid-Elsie High School named Chris Fowler started classes this fall at Michigan State University, his days representing the Marauders on the basketball court, football field and golf course now memories as he starts the next chapter of his young a...
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UPDATE Meeting Series In 38th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 38th Year
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The MHSAA will conduct its 38th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.
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Health & Safety: A Look Back, Gallop Ahead

Health & Safety: A Look Back, Gallop Ahead
Friday, August 7, 2015
We are just completing year six of eight during which we have been addressing the four important health and safety issues that, for ease of conversation, we call the “Four Hs.” Proposed federal legislation shows we have been on target in Michigan with our f...
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Concussion Testing Pilots Kick Off Fall

Concussion Testing Pilots Kick Off Fall
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The MHSAA kicked off the 2015-16 school year Monday by hosting 70 member high schools for training in two pilot sideline concussion testing programs aimed at assisting in decision-making regarding the removal of athletes from activity after possible concussion events an...
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'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare

'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
It was 2008 when Jody Redman and staff at the Minnesota State High School League developed an emergency action plan to provide guidance and procedure in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during scholastic athletic competition. The desired response from schools upon re...
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Making (Health) Histories Every Year

Making (Health) Histories Every Year
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tom Minter, recently retired from the MHSAA as assistant director, wore many hats while serving the Association and donned official’s gear in numerous sports outside of business hours. But one of his finest refereeing efforts might have come during the 2009-10 an...
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Schools Continue to Manage the Heat

Schools Continue to Manage the Heat
Thursday, July 16, 2015
It certainly was not the MHSAA’s intent to spur the most historically frigid back-to-back winters the state has seen. Nor did the Association wish for one of the mildest summers in recent memory during 2014. Seemingly, it’s just Mother Nature’s way of...
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Staying Ahead on Head Safety

Staying Ahead on Head Safety
Monday, July 6, 2015
Three stacks of concussion-related material offered precious little space on MHSAA Executive Director Jack Roberts’ desk, and perhaps consumed even more room in his head. Without a doubt, the scene is quite similar on any given day in the offices of his cohorts a...
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Next Play: Action Plans Save Lives

Next Play: Action Plans Save Lives
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Without a doubt, questions will enter the minds of many as they attend AED or CPR training sessions, or MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program courses on health and safety: “Will I ever need any of this?” “Is this worth my time?” The answer to the ...
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