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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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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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Pioneer's Johnson Focused on Finish

Pioneer's Johnson Focused on Finish
Thursday, May 24, 2012
At 6-foot-1 and a solid 205 pounds, Drake Johnson looks every bit the part of the college running back he’ll become this fall at the University of Michigan. And amid chasing the MHSAA record for single-season rushing yards this fall, he became a recognizable face ...
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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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High 5s: 5/15/12

High 5s: 5/15/12
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This week's honorees include arguably Michigan's top distance runner, top lacrosse player, and a baseball team looking to assert itself at the top while representing the state's largest city.
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A Champion of Sportsmanship as well

A Champion of Sportsmanship as well
Monday, May 14, 2012
While his teammates ran against White Lake Lakeland last Tuesday, Devin Kimberlin was inside Walled Lake Northern High School studying for an Advanced Placement exam. He had about 10 minutes to spare to run one race – and hoped Garret Zuk would help him make it wo...
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The Throws of a Record-Setting Season

The Throws of a Record-Setting Season
Thursday, May 3, 2012
So far this season, Walled Lake Central's Cullen Prena has broken both his school and the Oakland County discus records.His best throw topped 187 feet -- only 11 shy of what he'd need to break the MHSAA Finals record later this spring.  But here’s the kicker...
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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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Hurdling toward lofty goals

Hurdling toward lofty goals
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Jake McFadden has become familiar with the number 1 over the last four years as one of Michigan’s elite high school hurdlers. But he’s got his sight set on three more numbers in this, his final Clare season – 37, 21 and 13.
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High 5s - 4/24/12

High 5s - 4/24/12
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Two future Big Ten athletes and a two-time reigning MHSAA champion have already made some significant strides this spring.
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SAC Sound-off: It's not the Win, But the Race

SAC Sound-off: It's not the Win, But the Race
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
All I ever wanted from my high school athletic career was to be an all-state runner in cross country. But I learned that getting the all-state medal is not what is important. Having fun is what really matters.
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