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Next Play: Heart of the Matter
ADs, Coaches
Posted Sunday, June 28, 2015

From the retirement of NFL players in their mid-20s fearing long-term disability, to NASCAR drivers suffering injuries against concrete walls when alternative substances are available, to MLB outfielders running into barriers which place aesthetics and tradition over safety, the focus of highlight shows, apps and old-fashioned sports pages is shifting from action inside the lines to the sidelines.

As the reality of human vulnerability continues to invade our favorite escape from reality – athletics – protecting those in the spotlight needs to be Job 1.

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10 to Remember: Spring 2015
Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015

The close of June officially ends of another school year. And this season’s MHSAA Finals provided another strong finish with a number of memorable moments sure to be recalled for years to come.

Below is one person’s list of the 10 most significant, drawn from the title-earning performances of 129 teams and hundreds of individuals this spring.

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#TBT: Inkala Celebrated as Athlete, Coach
Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015

The mid-Michigan and statewide tennis communities are mourning the death last weekend of longtime Okemos girls coach Al Inkala, who led the Chieftains to four MHSAA championships over a 20-season tenure that ended in 2013. He was 66 years old.

But long before Inkala guided one of the state’s Class A powerhouses, he was a five-sport standout at Wakefield in the western Upper Peninsula.

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Prevention Progression
Posted Friday, June 26, 2015

In all sports, officials are to err on the side of safety; and when they do, the MHSAA will have their backs. 

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Hoops on Film: 1973 Class C Boys Final
Posted Monday, June 22, 2015

Straight out of the dusty tin canisters where they’ve sat for a long time, some of the classic basketball championship games of years past will be featured for 10 weeks this summer on’s Hoops On Film Series.

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