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Casting Lines for Future Tournaments

Casting Lines for Future Tournaments
Friday, August 12, 2016
The MHSAA is best known to the public for the tournaments it conducts to conclude the fall, winter and spring seasons each school year. These tournaments, the first and largest program of the MHSAA, have survived wars, economic ups and downs, the dawn of aviation and th...
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'If They Have It, I Probably Wrote It'

'If They Have It, I Probably Wrote It'
Thursday, August 11, 2016
MHSAA historian Ron Pesch is a firm believer that we don’t pick our hobbies; rather, they pick us. As a college student at Western Michigan University, he made a phone call to the athletic department at Kalamazoo Central High School that started him down the path...
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MHSAA Historian Picks 10 to Remember

MHSAA Historian Picks 10 to Remember
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
It sounded simple and fun, the theme for the MHSAA's spring issue of benchmarks: a history of MHSAA tournaments. It certainly was the latter, but simple? Not so much.
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Beginning Another Tourney Journey

Beginning Another Tourney Journey
Monday, August 8, 2016
Concussions and cutbacks. Participation fees and part-time employment. Student safety and specialization. International students and interstate travel. Transfers and trials. Through a myriad of issues which periodically cloud our mission, the foundation on which the MH...
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Parade of Champions 2015-16

Parade of Champions 2015-16
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Seven schools hoisted Michigan High School Athletic Association team championship trophies for the first time this school year, as 99 schools total won one or more of the 130 Finals championships awarded during 2015-16.
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'Prepapalooza' Kicks Off 3-Week Celebration

'Prepapalooza' Kicks Off 3-Week Celebration
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Nearly 30,000 athletes will take part over the next six days in what will again be the busiest week of the MHSAA calendar, with teams in all nine spring sports competing for District, Regional or Finals championships at sites across both peninsulas.
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Tales of Teams, Trophies & Trinkets

Tales of Teams, Trophies & Trinkets
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High school athletics leaves behind an amazing array of treasures – although while buried in a keepsake box, or trophy case, the awards stand silent.  For many, their meaning and worth only continues to grow in value. Yet, in other cases, time can be cruel. ...
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10 to Remember: Spring 2015

10 to Remember: Spring 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
The close of June officially ends of another school year. And this season’s MHSAA Finals provided another strong finish with a number of memorable moments sure to be recalled for years to come. Below is one person’s list of the 10 most significant, drawn fr...
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Parade of Champions 2014-15

Parade of Champions 2014-15
Monday, June 22, 2015
A total of 90 schools won one or more of the 127 Finals team championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2014-15 school year. Five programs won the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools.
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Prepapalooza: Final Countdown Begins

Prepapalooza: Final Countdown Begins
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Nearly 30,000 athletes will take part over the next six days in what will again be the busiest week of the MHSAA calendar, with teams in all nine spring sports competing for District, Regional or Finals championships at sites across both peninsulas. Second Half again w...
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10 to Remember: Winter 2014-15

10 to Remember: Winter 2014-15
Thursday, April 2, 2015
As one might imagine, six straight weekends of MHSAA Finals produce enough highlights to distract us from our seemingly endless Michigan winters.  As explained to preface “10 to Remember” many times before, all championships are lifetime memories for t...
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Powerful Voice for High School Sports

Powerful Voice for High School Sports
Friday, December 19, 2014
During 42 years on the airwaves, Paul Carey was best known as a voice of the Detroit Tigers bounding out of transistor radios all over Michigan, thanks to WJR’s powerful signal. But for the state’s high school sports community, his legacy is similarly memor...
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10 to Remember: Fall 2014

10 to Remember: Fall 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
This fall saw the start of numerous championship legacies all over the Michigan, the continuation of a few more and the end of one that likely will be recalled for decades to come. All championship runs are memorable for those fortunate enough to achieve them. But beca...
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Champions Built to Lead

Champions Built to Lead
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A variety of leadership styles are effective. Many leaders talk. Others save their voices, instead showing the way by walking the walk. Similarly, a variety of characteristics serve as building blocks for those who will their teams to success. This installment of our l...
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10 to Remember: 2013-14 Finals

10 to Remember: 2013-14 Finals
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Every championship leaves a lasting impression with the athletes and coaches who achieved it and the communities that cheered them on.  That makes picking the 10 most notable finishes from this school year's MHSAA Finals a no-win scenario. Read on for one person's...
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Parade of Champions 2013-14

Parade of Champions 2013-14
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A total of 99 schools won one or more of the 127 team Finals championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2013-14 school year – with six programs winning the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools. T...
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Ramping Up for Prepapalooza 2014

Ramping Up for Prepapalooza 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Over the next five days, thousands of teams representing more than 700 MHSAA high schools will compete for championships at the District, Regional and Finals levels in 11 sports in what annually is the busiest week in Michigan high school sports.  MHSAA.com a...
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10 to Remember: 2012-13 Finals

10 to Remember: 2012-13 Finals
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Championships are culminations of season-long journeys, concluding with the most exciting competitions of the year but steeped in back stories that make those crowning achievements mean so much more. The Michigan High School Athletic Association awards 127 team cha...
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10 to Remember: Spring 2013

10 to Remember: Spring 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Nine teams won their first MHSAA championships this spring. Birmingham Brother Rice's boys lacrosse team won its ninth in a row.  And those are only among the toppers of the long list that made memorable moments during this season's Finals, which finished up t...
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6 Schools Win First Titles in 2012-13

6 Schools Win First Titles in 2012-13
Monday, June 24, 2013
A total of 101 schools won one or more of the 127 team Finals championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2012-13 school year – with six programs winning the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools.
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