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5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy

5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
There’s a party going on in the student section at Boyne City, and everyone’s invited. The streets were mostly empty as we rolled into town for Friday’s Battle of the Fans VI visit – freezing temperatures probably had something to do with that, ...
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#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'

#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'
Monday, January 9, 2017
Last year’s champion is back. So is the first to hoist a Battle of the Fans banner. And sticking with the familiar, two more past contenders are looking to take the final step and be named Michigan’s best high school student cheering section. But watch out ...
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Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin

Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It's become a winter tradition; as the Michigan weather gets frosty, high school gyms all over our state heat up in anticipation of competition both on the floor and in the stands as well. And so the scene is set for the "Battle of the Fans VI," the MHSAA Student Advis...
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UP Power

UP Power
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here the multi-sport student-athlete is not an endangered species; it's an essential fact of life.
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Sportsmanship To Citizenship

Sportsmanship To Citizenship
Friday, March 18, 2016
I have often maintained that good sportsmanship is a precursor to good citizenship ...
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And the 2016 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2016 BOTF Winner is ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Cooper Kirby has a lot of people he’ll be thanking today. First, he’ll celebrate with his classmates, numbering more than 1,600 strong. Then he’ll text and call the leaders who came before him and thank them for inspiring the current "Bleacher Creatur...
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BOTF V: What You Taught Us

BOTF V: What You Taught Us
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We’ve completed our Battle of the Fans statewide tour for 2016, and hopefully you’ve kept up with our visits and learned why our five finalists are candidates to be known as the state’s top high school student section. But we appreciate all the great ...
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Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We’ve seen two Great Lakes, crisscrossed the Lower Peninsula and crossed Mackinac Bridge twice in search of Michigan’s top high school student cheering section – and returned to tell (and show video) of the tales. Now it's your turn to vote for your f...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime cer...
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Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar

Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar
Monday, February 15, 2016
The time was right last winter. Charlotte’s student body was ready to take flight. All it needed were leaders to show the way. And a few snow days to prepare for lift off.
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'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support

'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Some of Izzy Nebel’s fondest memories took root during junior high, while watching Munising games, hearing the older kids yell and feeling a little overwhelmed by the booming of their voices. Now? “Everyone that I stand around, we just look at each other an...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West

'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West
Monday, February 8, 2016
Being a member of Traverse City West’s “Bleacher Creatures” means joining 200 classmates at a District soccer game, when the other side brought 20, and then willing the team to an overtime win. But it's also about so much more.  Summed up, it&rsq...
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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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