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MHSAA Teams Up for Leadership Training

MHSAA Teams Up for Leadership Training
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Nothing strengthens a community like neighbors working together. The same can be said for organizations whose missions and goals are closely aligned. Welcome to East Lansing, where the MHSAA and the Michigan State University Institute for the Study of Youth Sports shar...
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2014-15 Advisory Council Kicks Off

2014-15 Advisory Council Kicks Off
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The MHSAA's Student Advisory Council met for the first time Tuesday for its annual 24-hour leadership camp at Mystic Lake near Farwell.  Check out this "Flipagram" from the MHSAA's Instagram page to see some of what these 16 students experienced during t...
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Answers from the Athletes

Answers from the Athletes
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The MHSAA is asking tough questions about its current and potential roles in middle school and junior high sports.  Our Student Advisory Council members, only a few years removed from participating at that level, gave us their answers on some of the key issues as ...
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Student Advisory Council Class Selected

Student Advisory Council Class Selected
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2014-15 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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MHSAA Seeks SAC Nominations

MHSAA Seeks SAC Nominations
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is seeking student-athletes to become members of its Student Advisory Council beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
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In Memoriam: Ryan Fischer (1996-2014)

In Memoriam: Ryan Fischer (1996-2014)
Friday, March 7, 2014
Grandville senior Ryan Fischer, a three-sport athlete, straight-A student and member of the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council, died in his sleep Thursday evening.
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And the 2014 BOTF winner is ...

And the 2014 BOTF winner is ...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Beaverton’s “Bleacher Creatures” student section has filled stands for 35 years. But when leaders decided this fall to get more organized, and then met this for the first-ever Spirit Club meeting, they had one goal in mind.
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Battle of the Fans III: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans III: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
We visited, we watched, we enjoyed and now we've returned from our five trips to this season's MHSAA Battle of the Fans III finalists.  And now it's your turn to vote for your favorite in this season's search for Michigan's top high school cheering section. 
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Beaverton 'Creatures' Dominate Bleachers

Beaverton 'Creatures' Dominate Bleachers
Monday, February 17, 2014
What have Beaverton’s Bleacher Creatures meant to their 1,100-person town during their 35 years cheering on the local teams? Junior Breanna Frasher got a pretty good idea last week.
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TC West 'Creatures' of Cheer Habit

TC West 'Creatures' of Cheer Habit
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
No one in the Traverse City West student section expects a classmate to skip another school activity to join the Bleacher Creatures. Those who have to work on game nights are exempt, and having a lot of homework also is excusable.  Otherwise, showing up, like most...
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Change Does Frankfort's 'Cage' Good

Change Does Frankfort's 'Cage' Good
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Senior Christian Purchase, a Frankfort basketball player, remembers sitting in his school’s cheering section as a freshman and thinking he’d hate to be on the other team as his classmates chanted “Everyone is watching you!” Frankfort students ca...
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Bridgman's 'Orange Crush' Rules the Hive

Bridgman's 'Orange Crush' Rules the Hive
Monday, February 3, 2014
On a bulletin board in Bridgman coach Mike Miller’s office hangs the numbers 146 and 31 – his boys basketball team’s record at home dating back to the 1995-96 season. His players take pride in those numbers, updating them within minutes of returni...
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BOTF Candidates Share Battle Strategy

BOTF Candidates Share Battle Strategy
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The 2014 Battle of the Fans tour picks up again Friday following a two-week break after an opening visit to reigning champion Buchanan on Jan. 17. In case you missed it, the bar is set high for those hoping to unseat The Herd as BOTF champion. But there is plenty o...
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Herd dat? Buchanan Back for BOTF III

Herd dat? Buchanan Back for BOTF III
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Plenty of notice has come this small town’s way since “The Herd” student cheering section won last year’s MHSAA Battle of the Fans II. No question, the championship helped some find the small southwestern school on the map. But the best to come ...
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Welcome Back to 'The Woods'

Welcome Back to 'The Woods'
Friday, January 17, 2014
Buchanan, here we come.  The MHSAA and its Student Advisory Council will kick off "Battle of the Fans III" tonight with a return trip to Buchanan, last season's BOTF champion. 
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#BOTF Finalists: Prepare for Battle

#BOTF Finalists: Prepare for Battle
Monday, January 13, 2014
Buchanan is back to defend its title. But rival Bridgman would love to be the next to hoist the championship banner. And Beaverton, Frankfort and Traverse City West plan to show during "Battle of the Fans III" that the best cheering in Michigan isn't reserved for the...
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Let the Battle of the Fans Begin!

Let the Battle of the Fans Begin!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
First, there was a call from a student on the west side of the state who wondered if we'd still be sponsoring the contest. Those sparks came just last week – and don't include the handfuls of tweets we received during the fall as student sections ramped ...
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Selections Named for Advisory Council

Selections Named for Advisory Council
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2013-14 academic year have been selected to serve a two-year term on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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And the 2013 BOTF winner is ...

And the 2013 BOTF winner is ...
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...
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Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now
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 ...
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