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'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare
ADs, Coaches
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It was 2008 when Jody Redman and staff at the Minnesota State High School League developed an emergency action plan to provide guidance and procedure in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during scholastic athletic competition.

The desired response from schools upon receipt of the plan was, well, less than enthusiastic – so Redman went back to revise the playbook. This installment of a recent MHSAA benchmarks series on health and safety explains how the now well-embraced program will prepare Michigan teams in 2015-16. 

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Making (Health) Histories Every Year
Posted Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tom Minter, recently retired from the MHSAA as assistant director, wore many hats while serving the Association and donned official’s gear in numerous sports outside of business hours.

But one of his finest refereeing efforts might have come during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years when he guided approximately 60 individuals in creating the Pre-participation Physical Examination/Health History Form – the subject of this week's installment of an MHSAA benchmarks series highlighting health and safety efforts.

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Pair Powers Mercy Softball to Semifinals
Posted Thursday, July 16, 2015
Farmington Hills Mercy advanced to this spring’s Division 1 Softball Semifinals on the bats of two powerful hitters – one a senior recently recognized as the best in Michigan this season, and the other a junior likely to be a candidate for the same award in 2016.

Find out where Alex Sobczak and Abby Krzywiecki place in the MHSAA softball record book and read on for more of this week’s additions in baseball, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.

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Use of Participation Fees Falls Slightly
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The percentage of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics dropped five percent during the 2014-15 school year to its lowest since 2011-12, according to the most recent survey taken by the MHSAA – although the ratio of schools assessing fees remained above 50 percent of respondents for the fifth straight year.

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Pay to Play
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The basis for qualifying was the ability to raise $5,000 so the resort could fill its hotel rooms and sell tickets to its theme parks.

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