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Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1

Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Grant Fisher's only competitors in Michigan are ghosts from the past. While the state currently has a strong crop of cross country runners, they can't even stay close to Fisher, the Grand Blanc senior who ended his MHSAA cross country career Saturday with one of the fa...
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D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground

D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Two years ago, Algonac's Morgan Beadlescomb wouldn't have been chosen "most likely to succeed" among cross country runners in his class. Out of 25 freshmen, he finished 12th with a time of 16:57.4 in the 2012 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet, taking 138th overall...
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Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat

Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Keenan Rebera ticked off each item on his individual checklist. Only the team championship eluded his grasp.  Rebera, a senior at Lansing Catholic, repeated as the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country champion Saturday. His team finished second with 141 ...
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Hersha Paces D4 Field for 3rd, Final Time

Hersha Paces D4 Field for 3rd, Final Time
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Jesse Hersha is the best small-school runner in Michigan, but he's got big-time talent. Everybody else in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 cross country meet Saturday was running for second place, as exemplified by Santana Scott's reaction when he finished as runne...
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Preview: Last Run for Senior Standouts

Preview: Last Run for Senior Standouts
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cross Country frequently sees the same top programs show best when championships are decided at the annual MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway. But the return of all four individual champions from a previous season is certainly rare – and could make S...
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Chassell Boys Back, Better Than Ever

Chassell Boys Back, Better Than Ever
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ronald Reagan was president when the Chassell boys were last crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions. The year was 1982 and the Panthers were competing in Class D at that time.
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Preview: Chasing the Champions

Preview: Chasing the Champions
Friday, October 17, 2014
It’s not rare to see a repeat MHSAA Finals individual champion in cross country. Over the last decade alone, five Upper Peninsula runners have won multiple boys titles. But how likely are three repeat champions in one season?
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A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'

A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cross country runners will cover 5 kilometers a lot this fall, with unique courses and different competitors providing the variety to go with that standard race distance.
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Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall

Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Blue Water Area Conference, on the eastern side of the Thumb, created this fall a patch it will award to athletes who letter in three sports during a school year. Earlier this week, Capac junior Nick Geliske became the first to win the newly-minted BWAC award &ndas...
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Questions Answered for D1 Winner

Questions Answered for D1 Winner
Saturday, November 2, 2013
It's been a year of "what-ifs" for Grand Blanc junior Grant Fisher. But he answered many of them Saturday against the best Division 1 runners in the Lower Peninsula. 
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Sargent Carries Torch to Another First

Sargent Carries Torch to Another First
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Cedar Springs junior Austin Sargent knew what it took to become an MHSAA champion before he ever earned the title after training every day last season with eventual champion Connor Mora. When Mora graduated, he passed the torch to Sargent.
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Changes Pay Off for D3 Boys Champ

Changes Pay Off for D3 Boys Champ
Saturday, November 2, 2013
It wasn't all putting in extra miles and running at a higher intensity. For Lansing Catholic junior Keenan Rebera, it was going to take a lifestyle change if he was going to climb the final four places to become the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country champ...
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Saugatuck Wins Despite Concord Repeat

Saugatuck Wins Despite Concord Repeat
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Jesse Hersha had just crossed the finish line with his second MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 cross country championship, but he wasn't thinking about himself. As soon as the Concord junior finished the 3.1-mile course Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, he ...
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Preview: 2 on Track for 3 Straight Titles

Preview: 2 on Track for 3 Straight Titles
Friday, November 1, 2013
The MHSAA record book begins tracking consecutive boys cross country championships beginning with three straight – and two teams have outstanding chances of joining that list Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Milford in Division 1 and Concord in Divisi...
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North Central's Jets Blast Off in D3 Final

North Central's Jets Blast Off in D3 Final
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Powers North Central coach Jerry Root and Stephenson junior Connor Cappaert were overcome with emotion following Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Marquette County. The North Central boys earned their first ...
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Preview: Champs Collide In D3 Final

Preview: Champs Collide In D3 Final
Friday, October 18, 2013
A shuffling among the Upper Peninsula’s smallest-school powers has set up an intriguing matchup at Saturday’s MHSAA Cross Country Finals at Gentz Homestead Golf Course in Munising. The move of reigning Division 2 champion Stephenson into Division 3 not only...
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Raymond's Race to Remember

Raymond's Race to Remember
Monday, November 12, 2012
Over the past nine days, Nick Raymond has replayed his best high school cross country race over and over in his memory. He starts from the beginning and goes right through the finish line – while enjoying especially his surge during the second of the 3.1-mile Low...
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Kettle Paces Milford Past Familiar Field

Kettle Paces Milford Past Familiar Field
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Brian Kettle came away with a couple of battle scars to go with his MHSAA championship medal Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. The Milford junior was bleeding from both knees as he crossed the finish line in the Lower Peninsula Division 1 cross country rac...
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Mora Caps Career with D2 Title

Mora Caps Career with D2 Title
Saturday, November 3, 2012
When it was time to make a move, Connor Mora had no idea how it would play out. All he knew was he wanted to finish his last high school cross country race with no regrets.
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Raymond Never Looks Back in D3 Final

Raymond Never Looks Back in D3 Final
Saturday, November 3, 2012
When Nick Raymond found himself leading the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country race Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, he didn’t freak out. He was right where he expected to be.
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