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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class C, D

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class C, D
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 10 student-athletes from Class C and D member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime cere...
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'Green Machine' Gears Up for BOTF V

'Green Machine' Gears Up for BOTF V
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Lots of cheering. Lots of smiles. Everyone in beach gear and standing for a girls basketball game – flippers and all. The first revving of Western Michigan Christian’s “Green Machine” this winter won’t soon be forgotten by leaders charged ...
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'Reloaded' Yale Section Brings Noise Again

'Reloaded' Yale Section Brings Noise Again
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Yale boys basketball coach Garnett Kohler has made sure the leaders of “Kohler’s Kids” know he wants the section to be their thing and its direction based on their decisions. But he’s also made it known he – like many in the community &nda...
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#BOTF V: Make Way for a New Champion

#BOTF V: Make Way for a  New Champion
Monday, January 11, 2016
The second-largest and arguably strongest pool of applicants in Battle of the Fans history made it especially hard for members of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council to pick only five finalists for this year’s competition. The result? A mix of past contenders and ...
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It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans V

It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans V
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
From the Indiana and Ohio borders to the Lake Superior shore, the buzz over this season's Battle of the Fans is reaching across Michigan like never before. And we can't wait to showcase how Michigan's best are cheering on their classmates this winter.
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Simple Act Sets Example Nationwide

Simple Act Sets Example Nationwide
Friday, October 30, 2015
In many respects, Dansville junior Clay Soule is your average high schooler from a small town. So when he tied an opponent's shoelace during a break in play two weeks ago, he didn't think it was a big deal. He can’t believe how big a deal it’s become.
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Sportsmanship Summits Go Annual

Sportsmanship Summits Go Annual
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will present its Sportsmanship Summit series again this November as the program becomes an annual event after previously being presented every other school year at four sites across the state.
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Big Lessons for Little Leaguers

Big Lessons for Little Leaguers
Friday, March 13, 2015
So far, the kids have learned that it’s not right to cheat. The mayor would have them learn that you can avoid the consequences of cheating if you know people in the right places.
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And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Sydney Brooks always has taken pride in her town, even as classmates talked about how there was nothing to do in Dowagiac and how they couldn’t wait to leave when high school was done. Turns out there’s a lot of fun to be had in her school’s corner of...
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Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We watched and enjoyed what hopefuls sent us from all over the state, then criss-crossed Michigan to see this season's best for ourselves.  And now it's your turn to vote for your favorite student cheering section of this season's Battle of the Fans IV. 
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Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'

Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'
Monday, February 16, 2015
Nate Hiler was sitting silently in a mostly-silent social studies class when he erupted. Senior Trenton Lesniak burst out of another classroom and started yelling down both ends of the hall. Soon teachers were cheering as well as frenzy lifted Dowagiac High School. It ...
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St. Johns Cheers Section Success

St. Johns Cheers Section Success
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The low point might’ve come two years ago, when St. Johns student leaders planned a holiday theme for a boys basketball game.  Alex Davis showed up in a Christmas sweater. Only four of her classmates dressed to match.
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Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More

Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The “Herd” began three years ago as a cheering section, and senior leaders are among the few students left who remember school before “The Woods” took root in the southwest corner of Buchanan’s gymnasium. It’s not that games weren&rs...
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Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar

Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The magnitude of last season’s Boys Basketball District Final gave Yale’s “Kohler Krazies” a glimpse of their potential as a booming student cheering section. But a 90-minute delay during that eventual overtime loss to Imlay City showed junior K...
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'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy

'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nate O’Brien has had a hand in his share of traditions at Beaverton High School. And he's already looking forward to watching another legacy continue when his time as a student is done this spring.  
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#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III

#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The MHSAA and its Student Advisory Council will kick of this winter's Battle of the Fans IV on Friday with a visit to reigning champion Beaverton.  In advance, let's recall what earned our first three champions -- Frankenmuth in 2012, Buchanan in 2013 and Beaverto...
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#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers

#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers
Monday, January 12, 2015
Perennial powers are beginning to emerge as the MHSAA Student Advisory Council embarks again on its quest to reward Michigan's top high school student cheering section. Reigning champion Beaverton is back for Battle of the Fans IV, while 2013 champion Buchanan is a fina...
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It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV

It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Our games have moved inside, and student fan sections have followed. Gyms are jammed, cheers fill the air, and all is merry and bright.   It's that Battle of the Fans time of year, and the MHSAA's Student Advisory Council is again preparing to reward the top high ...
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Sportsmanship Summits Return

Sportsmanship Summits Return
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will present its Sportsmanship Summit series in November, with this year’s focus on appropriate cheering and creating a fun and positive experience.
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Student Leadership Plays Vital Role

Student Leadership Plays Vital Role
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Fred Smith had a plan. Josh Money had no idea what it was, only that he was to report to the Buchanan High School athletic director’s office in the morning. The meeting supplied the impetus for a full-court press to turn around the culture at the small school in...
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