Entries for 'Frankenmuth'
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 ...Continue Reading
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tom Keller is willing to talk about the streak if you ask him. He’s starting to get used to it.
“It’s funny; it seems like a lot of people are bringing it up lately,” said the Frankenmuth girls basketball coach, who has led his team to 97 straig...Continue Reading
Friday, June 3, 2016
Hundreds of Michigan's top high school athletes will compete Saturday at seven MHSAA Track & Field championship meets taking place either in the Grand Rapids area or Kingsford in the Upper Peninsula.
While some of the favorites in the boys meets are familiar ...Continue Reading
Saturday, October 17, 2015
A pair of twos were wild Saturday afternoon at Forest Akers East golf course.
Twos as in two straight Lower Peninsula Division 4 girls golf titles for Kalamazoo Hackett and two straight individual medalist honors for Maple City Glen Lake junior Nichole Cox.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
It should have been one of the happiest moments in Leigha Morse's young life, but she couldn't keep from breaking down in tears.
Morse apologized several times for crying while talking about her two-homer performance in Wayland's 11-0 victory over Frankenmuth in the M...Continue Reading
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Senioritis always weighs on a spring coach’s mind. It can drain the potential from the best of MHSAA championship contenders.
Frankenmuth softball coach Brad Walraven discussed that possibility once with his team, which includes seven recent graduates. And then ...Continue Reading
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Most teams journeying to Secchia Stadium at Michigan State University this weekend will be doing so for the first time, as this is only the second season MSU has hosted MHSAA Softball Finals weekend.
But for Caledonia, Carleton Airport, St. Clair and Montague, the trip...Continue Reading
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Pewamo-Westphalia girls track coach Scott Werner has a saying he believes applies to his track program: “Tradition doesn’t graduate.”
On Saturday, a team mixed with youth and experience won the Lower Peninsula Division 3 track and field championship f...Continue Reading
Friday, May 29, 2015
Few things are guaranteed during this, the busiest weekend of the high school sports calendar in Michigan.
But here’s something to count on – attend an MHSAA Girls Track & Field Final, and you’re sure to see at least one record-setting talent if n...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The North Branch volleyball team defeated Frankenmuth 3-0 in a Class B District game Wednesday. Click below for MHSAA.tv highlights and a link to watch the match in full.Continue Reading
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Amber Crouse finished her girls lacrosse career by helping Hartland to its third straight MHSAA Semifinal this spring after also playing a big part in her team’s run to a Division 1 runner-up finish in 2012.
Along the way, Crouse also built one of the most impres...Continue Reading
Saturday, May 31, 2014
After coming up short in its bid to repeat as MHSAA champions at last year’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 Girls Track and Field Finals, Frankenmuth was determined to not be denied this time.
With a squad that featured six top seeds and balance on the track and in t...Continue Reading
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Allen Park Inter-City Baptist's Evan Kraatz will graduate this spring as the most accomplished passer in MHSAA history.
And that's not just because of Kraatz' publicized accomplishment this winter.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Softball season is on the verge of starting as the snow continues to melt and fields dry out this week.
And as games begin, we’ll be keeping an eye on a pair of standouts carrying two of the longest hitting streaks in MHSAA history – including one chasing t...Continue Reading
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Andrew Michel received the heart-breaking news only moments before leaving his golf team’s Regional on Friday to get ready for that night’s Brownstown-Woodhaven prom.
But missing making the MHSAA Finals by a stroke was not the first thing he shared with tho...Continue Reading
Friday, February 22, 2013
Josh Money had gone to just about every Buchanan boys basketball game during his first three years of high school, usually one in a semi-full section of stands.
But as the senior “Trophy Buck” stood in front of his school’s newly-created “Herd&r...Continue Reading
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The five finalists for this year's Battle of the Fans II championship have had their opportunities to show us what's exceptional about their student cheering sections.
Over the next three days, we want you to tell us which you think is most deserving of claiming ...Continue Reading
Friday, January 25, 2013
It’s impossible to include all the perspective we gain from every “Battle of the Fans” visit.
But a story of two rivals doing a great thing together, plus two more rivals doing the same, are worthy anecdotes worth passing on. Continue Reading