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History in the Making - New and Old

History in the Making - New and Old
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Last week’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals marked the 42nd anniversary of the association’s sponsorship of the sport, and we've been researching some of the first and finest performances from the tournament's history – coincidentally, as a cur...
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'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title

'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Margaret Esordi says she likes to play golf in the rain, and she proved it Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 girls golf championship meet at Bedford Valley Golf Course. Esordi, a sophomore who has been the No. 5 player for Grosse Ile, battled the cold and rain for a 38 ...
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Country Day Claims First Championship

Country Day Claims First Championship
Saturday, October 19, 2013
It was a case of mixed emotions for Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood's Cordelia Chan. The junior standout was elated to become the individual champion at Saturday's MHSAA Division 3 Final, but also heartbroken by her team's runner-up finish. Meanwhile, Detroit Coun...
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Plymouth Emerges as Repeat D1 Champ

Plymouth Emerges as Repeat D1 Champ
Saturday, October 19, 2013
If it’s possible for a defending MHSAA champion to lay in the weeds, the Plymouth High School girls golf team pulled it off this weekend. Some early-season struggles might have kept the Wildcats out of the discussion of title contenders. But when the time came, P...
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Seaholm Succeeds by a Stroke

Seaholm Succeeds by a Stroke
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Birmingham Seaholm found itself in an unenviable position Saturday morning, 17 shots off the Division 2 Girls Golf Final lead at Forest Akers East and facing an uphill climb against an Okemos team brimming with confidence. Throw in some swirling rain, a brisk wind and ...
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Preview: One More Swing at History

Preview: One More Swing at History
Thursday, October 17, 2013
A year ago, many eyes turned to the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final as Muskegon Mona Shores completed a quest to become the first in LP history to win four straight team championships. And many will be watching Division 2 again this weekend as a standout individu...
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Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title

Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Munising girls made a bit of golf history for themselves Thursday, earning their first MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 title with 416 strokes. “I think our consistency is what got us here,” Munising coach Bette Immel said. “We have four seniors...
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Reigning Champions Raise the Bar

Reigning Champions Raise the Bar
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Houghton girls golf team won its third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 title Wednesday, and Marquette’s Avery Rochester won her second straight medalist honor. But both raised the bar to new heights, including a U.P. Finals record for Rochester.
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Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak

Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
There was no question the individual winner was going to be from Iron Mountain High School at the end of Wednesday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final. It was just a matter of which one.
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Murphy Closes Championship Career

Murphy Closes Championship Career
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The hardest-working athlete Dan Young has coached stuck around long after practices ended, perfecting shots often by the light of nearby street lamps. The player was motivated by the chance to win the school’s first girls championship, and an individual title to...
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Shores Core 4 wins Fourth MHSAA Title

Shores Core 4 wins Fourth MHSAA Title
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Repeating was the theme of the weekend at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final. Not only was Muskegon Mona Shores looking for a fourth straight team championship, but Okemos junior Elle Nichols had her sights set on repeating as the individual medalist...
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Cougars' Third Title 'A Lot More Special'

Cougars' Third Title 'A Lot More Special'
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The last two seasons, Lansing Catholic cruised to MHSAA Finals wins of 38 and 63 strokes, respectively. In 2010, the Cougars placed all five players among the top eight individuals, and last year they put four among the top 10. But only three of those high placers rem...
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Plymouth Celebrates School's First Girls Title

Plymouth Celebrates School's First Girls Title
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Kelsey Murphy knew Saturday afternoon who she’d call first after the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final – her grandmother Erma Murphy, who introduced her to golf when she was 12. The Plymouth senior just wasn’t sure which bit of history-making ne...
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Forest Hills Eastern Rises at D3 Final

Forest Hills Eastern Rises at D3 Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The pain in Kelsey Sands’ shoulder Saturday morning had her thinking she would not be playing in the final round of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 golf tournament. Sands not only teed it up, her huge improvement from Friday’s first round typified her ...
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Finals Preview: Champs Go For More

Finals Preview: Champs Go For More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Muskegon Mona Shores and Lansing Catholic haven't finished below first place in an MHSAA Final this decade. They're favored to continue those impressive runs at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Finals, while a number of strong Division 1 and 3 teams are expected to forc...
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Sailing Into MHSAA History

Sailing Into MHSAA History
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A sign hangs in the Muskegon Mona Shores girls golf team van that reads “Team Before Me.” It serves as a reminder of what the Sailors can accomplish together. Next weekend, they can make MHSAA history.
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Good to Great, to Miss Golf Candidate

Good to Great, to Miss Golf Candidate
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A seventh grader at the time, Jacqueline Setas followed DeWitt’s Liz Nagel through newspaper articles as the Panthers standout played her way to the 2008 Miss Golf Award. Nagel is considered perhaps the best ever to come from the Lansing area. But the same is bei...
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Westwood's Aces Finish with Four

Westwood's Aces Finish with Four
Friday, June 22, 2012
Neither Megan Manninen nor Berkley LaFreniere had seen their complete body of work all in one place before coach Jared Koski laid it out on a table at Ishpeming Westwood’s girls golf team banquet earlier this month. Standing tall among a number of accolades the ...
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High 5s - 6/19/12

High 5s - 6/19/12
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A pair of Ishpeming Westwood golfers and the Dansville softball team receive the final Second Half High 5s of the 2011-12 school year.
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UP Golf Finals: Westwood, Houghton win again

UP Golf Finals: Westwood, Houghton win again
Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Houghton and Ishpeming Westwood girls golf teams continued their Upper Peninsula Finals dominance to highlight finishes at the MHSAA championship tournaments Thursday and Friday.
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