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No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux

No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux
Monday, June 9, 2014
Phil Hoover is looking forward to returning to Zeeland’s renovated stadium for the 2015 track and field season. But his Zeeland West boys team – which shares the stadium each spring with neighboring Zeeland East and one of the district’s middle schools...
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Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals

Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Broadcasts of all seven MHSAA Track and Field Finals from Saturday are now available free of charge on MHSAA.TV. Click to watch some of the most notable highlights of performances from all over the state. 
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Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track

Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track
Monday, June 2, 2014
The Upper Peninsula Track Finals were still being held in Marquette the last time the Kingsford boys were crowned champions. It was 1990. Bill Clinton was president, gasoline was selling for approximately $1 a gallon and the Flivvers were U.P. Class A-B champs.
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Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2

Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2
Sunday, June 1, 2014
After taking home the runner-up trophy a year ago, the Ishpeming boys track and field team took that final step up the podium in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals. The Hematites collected 115 points, earning their first title since 2003. They were fol...
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Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win

Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Prior to Saturday, 18 years had passed since the Munising boys last hoisted a trophy at the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals. The Mustangs, who were competing in Class C at that time, earned their first Division 3 title on Saturday with 107½ points. They ...
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Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly

Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Concord distance runner Jesse Hersha imagined the Yellow Jackets would win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 track and field championship as far back as last summer. Or just about the time he heard that Nolen Bright-Mitchell was coming to Concord from Albion High Sc...
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Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman

Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Almost all track athletes enjoy running on their home track, in front of cheering fans and on a familiar surface. Zeeland West did not host a meet this spring. The Dux, however, made Houseman Field their home at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday
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Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian

Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Sanford Meridian baseball team was down a man Saturday as it worked its way to a District title. Senior Jacob Wenzlick was busy on the other side of the state, helping the Sanford Meridian boys track and field team win the championship at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula ...
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Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final

Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Grant Fisher wasn't going to get snuck up on again. As a sophomore last year, Fisher came down the final stretch with the lead in the 1,600-meter run at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Final, only to be caught from behind by Lake Orion's T.J. Carey...
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Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound

Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound
Friday, May 30, 2014
This MHSAA boys track and field season has been unpredictable, thanks in large part to the wild weather that has marked this spring. But it served as a sign for this weekend’s seven Finals to be run in the Grand Rapids area and Kingsford High School, as team cham...
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North Dickinson sprints, hurdles to first in D3

North Dickinson sprints, hurdles to first in D3
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Hurdles and sprints have been major strengths for the Felch North Dickinson boys track and field team all season. That continued at Saturday's Upper Peninsula Track Finals, as the Nordics gained their first Division 3 title in five years with 77 points.
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Manistique Earns First Title Since 1960

Manistique Earns First Title Since 1960
Sunday, June 2, 2013
John F. Kennedy was running for President and gasoline was selling for less than 30 cents a gallon when the Manistique boys last were crowned Upper Peninsula track champions. The year was 1960, and the Emeralds earned their first Class A-B crown. Manistique ended that...
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Field Events Push Gladstone Back To No. 1

Field Events Push Gladstone Back To No. 1
Sunday, June 2, 2013
The grandstand was nearly full at Kingsford's Flivver Field on Saturday. But probably not many people witnessed the work in the field events by the Gladstone boys during the Upper Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Finals. Gladstone, which scored 69 points in the fi...
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East Kentwood Follows Perfect Plan

East Kentwood Follows Perfect Plan
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Devin McKinney and his East Kentwood teammates had a plan going into Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final. “We knew that if we won our two relays, that we would win the meet,” explained McKinney, a star junior sprinter and hurdler for East Ke...
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'Mr. Clutch,' Saugatuck Make Memorable Finish

'Mr. Clutch,' Saugatuck Make Memorable Finish
Sunday, June 2, 2013
On the eve of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 track and field event at Baldwin Street Middle School in Hudsonville, Saugatuck High School senior Bobby Drew was momentarily a forgotten young man. Drew was still in the rest room when the team bus left for dinner w...
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After Close Calls, Chelsea Claims Title

After Close Calls, Chelsea Claims Title
Saturday, June 1, 2013
This spring’s high school sports season long will be remembered for having some of the worst weather in years. While the wet and cold weather hampered many teams across the state, the Chelsea boys track team used it to its advantage. And the payoff was an MHSA...
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Kelloggsville Shines in First Title Run

Kelloggsville Shines in First Title Run
Saturday, June 1, 2013
First T.J. Burnett won the 400-meter dash title Saturday in 48.59 seconds, a mark he thought was well short of the LP Division 3 Finals record. Then Burnett helped his team win the 800 relay and close the meet with a title in the 1,600 relay. And then Burnett found ou...
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Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound

Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound
Friday, May 31, 2013
This weekend's MHSAA Boys Track and Field Finals couldn't be set up better for new traditions and standouts to be born.  Predicting team champions is tougher than usual with individual contenders spread evenly among a number of schools at just about every meet....
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Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered

Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered
Sunday, June 3, 2012
With the number of elite athletes Lake Orion, Auburn Hills Avondale and Lansing Catholic have featured over the last many years, it was somewhat surprising that none had won an MHSAA boys track and field championship. All three can check that goal off the list after ea...
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Zingsheim's Story an Award-Winner

Zingsheim's Story an Award-Winner
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Zack Zingsheim’s career highlight is an easy pick. It was just a few months ago, at Michigan International Speedway, when he stunned even himself by winning the MHSAA Division 3 cross country championship. It was the greatest day he could remember. And he can tel...
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