Entries for 'Battle of the Fans'
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, ...Continue Reading
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
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading