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Saints Make It 4 Straight Championships

Saints Make It 4 Straight Championships
Sunday, June 2, 2013
The St. Ignace girls didn't let anything stand in their way in winning the Upper Peninsula Division 3 track championship Saturday with 121 points. Two-time defending champion Brimley settled for runner-up honors this time with 57, and third-place Crystal Falls Forest ...
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West Iron County Claims 1st MHSAA Crown

West Iron County Claims 1st MHSAA Crown
Sunday, June 2, 2013
It was a historical day for the West Iron County girls at Saturday's Upper Peninsula Track Finals as they were crowned champions for the first time. The Wykons topped the Division 2 standings with 144 points. Manistique brought home its first runner-up trophy with 99 ...
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Marquette Girls Prove Peninsula Power

Marquette Girls Prove Peninsula Power
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Any questions? The Marquette Redettes proved they're the Upper Peninsula's best girls track and field team beyond any shadow of a doubt Saturday, claiming their third straight Division 1 title with 145 points.
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Seniors Cap Record-Setting Careers

Seniors Cap Record-Setting Careers
Sunday, June 2, 2013
There was no mistaking the marquee event at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Track and Field Final. With three of the top girls distance runners in the entire country competing, the 1,600-meter final had the undivided attention of a huge throng at win...
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Balanced Divine Child Celebrates Again

Balanced Divine Child Celebrates Again
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Quality depth is a big key to success in high school track and field. And over the past four years, no Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls track team has boasted the depth of Dearborn Divine Child.
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Heartbreak Pushes St. Francis to Finish Strong

Heartbreak Pushes St. Francis to Finish Strong
Saturday, June 1, 2013
After finishing as runner-up last year, the Traverse City St. Francis girls track and field team did not need any emotional motivation Saturday at the MHSAA Division 4 Final at Baldwin Street Middle School in Hudsonville. St. Francis got it, anyway. But it came in a pa...
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Michell Makes History Again in Last Final

Michell Makes History Again in Last Final
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Finishing her prep career as the most decorated athlete in MHSAA Girls Track and Field Finals history, the only thing missing for Reed City senior Sami Michell was a trophy. She managed to knock that off the list late at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 mee...
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Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars

Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars
Friday, May 31, 2013
More good stories emerge from MHSAA Track and Field Finals day than perhaps any other during our school year. And arguably the most significant this entire spring will be final good-byes to some of the top female athletes ever to compete in this sport.
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MHSA(Q&)A: Norway track champion Dani Gagne

MHSA(Q&)A: Norway track champion Dani Gagne
Friday, June 8, 2012
Norway senior Dani Gagne might not be a familiar name among the Lower Peninsula track and field community. But in the Upper Peninsula, she's built a legacy that will be talked about for years to come.
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Reed City's Sami has Spring in her Step

Reed City's Sami has Spring in her Step
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sami Michell knows her starts could be better. And she's sure she can improve her arm positions when she’s going over hurdles. The Reed City junior is a self-admitted perfectionist. And she’s already thinking about next season. The rest of Michigan should ...
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High 5s: 6/5/12

High 5s: 6/5/12
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A four-time track champion and a longtime state tennis power once again at the top make up this week's list of high achievers.
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Girls Finals: Burning up the record book

Girls Finals: Burning up the record book
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Rain or shine and everything in between couldn't keep a strong class of MHSAA Track and Field athletes from once again shining in the final girls meets of the season Saturday. A total of 19 Finals records either were tied or broken during the seven championships eve...
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No giving up in Southfield's Cross

No giving up in Southfield's Cross
Friday, June 1, 2012
Latipha Cross was desperate for a boost last Friday, or her high school track career was sure to end a week before what could be its crowning moment.. She'd stood against tipping points her entire life, including two bouts of cancer and two months of homelessness. But ...
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High 5s: 5/29/12

High 5s: 5/29/12
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This week's individual High 5 recipients will finish their MHSAA careers Saturday hoping to add to championship resumes -- while our team honoree is hoping to take the first step this weekend toward a first Finals title in program history.
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Warriors Continue Decade of Dominance

Warriors Continue Decade of Dominance
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Remus Chippewa Hills girls track coach Sally Schafer tells her athletes that each season is a chapter of one book that is the Warriors’ program. For the last decade, it’s been an award winner – and a best seller as class after class has kept going on...
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High 5s: 5/22/12

High 5s: 5/22/12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
None of this week's High 5s honorees knows much about losing. Ann Arbor Pioneer's Drake Johnson is unequaled in his best race, Decatur's Erika Southworth has averaged more than 25 wins pitching each season of high school, and the Remus Chippewa Hills girls track team ha...
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Blue Devils Running Down Records

Blue Devils Running Down Records
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Coach Steve Zaranek started a Grosse Pointe South girls track and field program in 1980 that became both sizable and successful over its first three decades. The near-simultaneous high school arrivals of some of the school’s top athletes of all-time then paved a ...
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High 5s: 5/8/12

High 5s: 5/8/12
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We're a week away from our first MHSAA spring postseason events, and these contenders -- all reigning MHSAA champions -- have been playing at that elite level all season.
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Spartans' Sprinter Driven to Finish Fast

Spartans' Sprinter Driven to Finish Fast
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sarita Dotson is one of those athletes who always is focused full-speed ahead -- and on those rare days when she's not, she puts on that her usual determined face as much for herself as to be an example for her younger teammates. But there's an impressive depth to how ...
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High 5s - 5/1/12

High 5s - 5/1/12
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
To be the best you've got to compete against the best, and these honorees all ended up at the top of impressive fields last week.
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