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Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall

Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Blue Water Area Conference, on the eastern side of the Thumb, created this fall a patch it will award to athletes who letter in three sports during a school year. Earlier this week, Capac junior Nick Geliske became the first to win the newly-minted BWAC award &ndas...
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Skyline Soars to Championship Height

Skyline Soars to Championship Height
Saturday, November 2, 2013
When looking for the blue print to build a high school soccer program, Ann Arbor Skyline coach Chris Morgan would be the man to see. In four years, Morgan guided Skyline from a team with no seniors that won eight games to the summit of soccer excellence in the state o...
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Pilgrims Complete Mission for Respect, Title

Pilgrims Complete Mission for Respect, Title
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Grand Rapids Covenant Christian was on a mission to take the final step after losing in last year’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 boys soccer championship match. Apparently, somebody forgot to let Lansing Christian know.
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Powers Writes End to Championship Story

Powers Writes End to Championship Story
Saturday, November 2, 2013
When it comes to storybook endings, Flint Powers Catholic coach Tony Rowe has overseen one that is hard to beat.  With a 4-8 record at one point this season, Rowe and his Chargers were just hoping to climb to the .500 mark, let alone end up in the Lower Peninsula...
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East Lansing Breaks Free for 4th Title

East Lansing Breaks Free for 4th Title
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Ben Swanson-Ralph was just looking to making something happen, to break the ice. The senior forward did more than that – scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal late in the first half in East Lansing's 2-0 victory over Spring Lake on Saturday at Crestwoo...
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Preview: Contenders Aiming to be Champions

Preview: Contenders Aiming to be Champions
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Five teams will look to make history Saturday as they play for their first MHSAA boys soccer championships. And at least two are assured of doing so. Read on for a quick primer on those and all eight teams in the title hunt this weekend. 
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'I Play Every Game for Him'

'I Play Every Game for Him'
Thursday, September 19, 2013
A Parma Western shot streaked by Josh Flamme’s reach Tuesday night, seemingly on its way to becoming one of few to make it past him and into the net this season. But – as if shoved off course – the ball caromed off a post, keeping another shutout intac...
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Balanced Falcons Bring Title Back Home

Balanced Falcons Bring Title Back Home
Friday, November 9, 2012
East Kentwood’s exit in the 2011 District Final was the team’s earliest from the MHSAA boys soccer tournament since 2003. But the Falcons made the fixes this fall to push their championship run to four Division 1 titles over the last six seasons.
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Cengic's First Goal Golden for Falcons

Cengic's First Goal Golden for Falcons
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Junior Emir Cengic had played defender all season. He wasn’t even sure why his coach made the snap decision to move him up front. But that astute maneuver by East Kentwood coach John Conlon on Saturday helped set up Cengic for the most memorable moment of his hig...
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Second Title Just as Sweet for Sailors

Second Title Just as Sweet for Sailors
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Two years ago, Kevin Doornbos was a sophomore when the South Christian boys soccer team won the program's first MHSAA title. Following Saturday afternoon's Lower Peninsula Division 3 championship game, Doornbos had reason to cherish this one even more.
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Unity Strikes Again in Division 2 Final

Unity Strikes Again in Division 2 Final
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Unity Christian senior goalkeeper Nick Woldyk saw Petoskey's Adam Bayer racing toward him on a breakaway. He didn't flinch at the challenge, as he rushed out of the box and slapped away the attempt to preserve Unity's one-goal lead two minutes into Saturday's second hal...
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Unranked Knights Finish No. 1 in D4

Unranked Knights Finish No. 1 in D4
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It’s fair to say Hamtramck Frontier International was underestimated entering this fall’s MHSAA boys soccer tournament. But Division 4 opponents will be wise to pay attention to the third-year program from this point forward.
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Finals Preview: The Golden Goal

Finals Preview: The Golden Goal
Friday, November 2, 2012
There's a definite Grand Rapids feel to this weekend's MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals.  The higher-ranked teams in all four championship games hail from that city and its near neighbors, and have combined for six MHSAA championships. Their opponents have combined for tw...
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A Grand Charge to the Semifinals

A Grand Charge to the Semifinals
Monday, October 29, 2012
Grand Blanc soccer coach Greg Kehler knew what needed to happen as the regular season was drawing to an end. He just hoped it would before time ran out on his senior-dominated team.
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Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top

Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dewey Lewis received two rare opportunities as a freshman at Rockford High School that helped set him up for a long and successful high school soccer career. But Lewis had plenty of learning to do before setting himself apart as possibly the state’s top high scho...
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He's Got the Goal-den Touch

He's Got the Goal-den Touch
Friday, September 28, 2012
Their games were fueled by typical sibling rivalry. To Lee Chatfield, the endings were humorous. To his two little brothers, more like cruel. Most of their backyard battles ended with youngest brother Aaron in tears. But that frustration no doubt  paid off during ...
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From the President: State of Soccer

From the President: State of Soccer
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Petoskey boys and girls soccer coach Zach Jonker, the first-year president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, talked with us Friday about all things MHSAA soccer – past, present and future.
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MHSA(Q&)A: Soccer Coaches President Zach Jonker

MHSA(Q&)A: Soccer Coaches President Zach Jonker
Friday, September 21, 2012
Petoskey coach Zach Jonker leads both the boys and girls programs and also is in his first year as president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. He discusses the state of high school soccer, and especially in regards to the advent of the U.S. Soccer ...
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2011 Finals: Detroit Domination

2011 Finals: Detroit Domination
Saturday, November 5, 2011
One team won an MHSAA title for the first time, another for the first in nearly two decades. And two more added to a significant pile of soccer championship trophies. But the tie that binds all four of this season's Finals champions is location -- all four...
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No Damper on this Rivalry

No Damper on this Rivalry
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Ovid-Elsie and Ithaca boys soccer teams play each other at least twice a season as members of the Tri-Valley Conference, and often again during the postseason. Usually those games are meaningful – both regularly are among the best in their league as well as distr...
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