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It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV

It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV
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 ...
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Sportsmanship Summits Return

Sportsmanship Summits Return
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will present its Sportsmanship Summit series in November, with this year’s focus on appropriate cheering and creating a fun and positive experience.
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Student Leadership Plays Vital Role

Student Leadership Plays Vital Role
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Fred Smith had a plan. Josh Money had no idea what it was, only that he was to report to the Buchanan High School athletic director’s office in the morning. The meeting supplied the impetus for a full-court press to turn around the culture at the small school in...
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Valuable Victories

Valuable Victories
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Without rules of eligibility and competition, and opponents playing by the very same rules, there is no validity in moving the ball to the goal.
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BOTF

BOTF
Friday, March 14, 2014
When MHSAA staff asked our Student Advisory Council, “How do we have a sportsmanship program that isn’t boring?”
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“How” Matters More

“How” Matters More
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Trying to win is much better than not trying to win. Sloppy effort does not benefit the participants, or anybody else for that matter.
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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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Divine Child's Nemes Makes 'Miracle' Run

Divine Child's Nemes Makes 'Miracle' Run
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Hundreds of runners including those on the Dearborn Divine Child’s girls cross country team competed at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals at Michigan International Speedway. But one of the team’s most special moments this fall came a few days be...
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Valued Leaders Talk Sportsmanship

Valued Leaders Talk Sportsmanship
Friday, April 12, 2013
Anyone who has attended an MHSAA sporting event has undoubtedly heard the public address announcements touting sportsmanship. But are today’s student-athletes the willing pupils in the subject? Or are too many kids opting for elective courses in showmanship offere...
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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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