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Bubacz Sets Whiteford Up for Success

Bubacz Sets Whiteford Up for Success
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ottawa Lake-Whiteford senior Jessica Bubacz has helped the Bobcats to three straight Tri-County Conference championships and 41 straight league victories, after Whiteford’s wins Tuesday against Clinton. This fall has been a continuation of her strong play as a ju...
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#TBT: Leland's Glass Continues to Shine

#TBT: Leland's Glass Continues to Shine
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Alisha Glass’ 48 kills in the 2006 MHSAA Class D Volleyball Final remains a seemingly unbreakable record. And her legendary status has continued to grow with successes at the collegiate and now national team levels as well. This week's Throwback Thursday looks at...
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Irish Cap Dominating Run to Class B Win

Irish Cap Dominating Run to Class B Win
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep volleyball coach Betty Wroubel has won 772 matches over the last 20 seasons. She had brought one other team to an MHSAA championship game, the eventual Class B champion in Fall 2007. But it’s a fair argument none of her best dominated quit...
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Pioneers Conquer Title Territory

Pioneers Conquer Title Territory
Saturday, November 23, 2013
The East Grand Rapids High School trophy case is so full, it’s reserved for awards celebrating only those teams that win MHSAA championships. There are more than 120 trophies already in the case. And the Pioneers’ volleyball team finally can claim a spot am...
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Covenant Christian Stands Tall in Class C

Covenant Christian Stands Tall in Class C
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Denise Uittenbogaard felt all season she had a special team. But not until Grand Rapids Covenant Christian eliminated No. 2 Morley-Stanwood in the Regional Final did the Chargers’ coach begin to understand what could be accomplished. By the time Uittenbogaard and...
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St. Phil Makes History with 8 Straight

St. Phil Makes History with 8 Straight
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sierra Hubbard-Neil finished the final roundhouse swing of her high school career and was on the Kellogg Arena floor with the rest of her Battle Creek St. Philip teammates Saturday before the ball hit the floor. As with many of her swings during a four-year all-state c...
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Preview: Serving Up MHSAA History

Preview: Serving Up MHSAA History
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
It’s hard to remember the last time Battle Creek St. Philip didn’t win the MHSAA Class D volleyball championship – except perhaps for fellow semifinalist Leland, the last to claim the title before the Tigers won the last seven. St. Philip can tie Mary...
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MIVCA Miss Volleyball Finalists Selected

MIVCA Miss Volleyball Finalists Selected
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its finalists for this season's Miss Volleyball award, which will be given to a senior during the week of the MHSAA Finals, beginning Nov. 18. This is the 12th year of the award. Battle Creek St....
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Dakota's Snyder a High Flier

Dakota's Snyder a High Flier
Monday, November 19, 2012
Carli Snyder was easy to find for a few reasons in the minutes before Macomb Dakota finished its first championship run Saturday at Kellogg Arena. But the most obvious show-stopper was simply the ridiculousness with which the 6-foot-1 Snyder smashed every ball into the...
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Long Wait Ends For Lakewood

Long Wait Ends For Lakewood
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Lake Odessa Lakewood volleyball team won the award Saturday at Kellogg Arena for most emotion shown after an MHSAA championship win. The Vikings have been at this championship chase for a while. But they finally got their first title with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 vict...
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Dakota Hammers Home First MHSAA Title

Dakota Hammers Home First MHSAA Title
Saturday, November 17, 2012
On one side of Saturday’s Class A Volleyball Final stood Temperance Bedford, with three MHSAA championships and led by the second-winningest coach in national high school volleyball history. On the other sideline, Macomb Dakota prepared for its championship game ...
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Kestrels Prove to be Champions Again

Kestrels Prove to be Champions Again
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Taylor Vuich and her teammates have learned to ride the wave of a good omen. And so, when her hotel room was the first among Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central’s to wake up Saturday morning, and their favorite song was playing when they flipped on the radio, the Ke...
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St. Philip Adds to 'Tradition'

St. Philip Adds to 'Tradition'
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Battle Creek St. Philip volleyball team rushed the Kellogg Arena floor Saturday just as it has many of the other 17 times the Tigers have won the MHSAA Class D championship. There’s no reason to do differently. As the saying goes, winning doesn't graduate. An...
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Finals Preview: History in the Making

Finals Preview: History in the Making
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Ten of 16 teams traveling to this weekend's Volleyball Semifinals are seeking their first MHSAA championships. Nine are hoping to advance to Saturday's title games for the first time. And only Kellogg Arena regular Battle Creek St. Philip returns from last season's win...
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Eye of a Tiger, Will of a Champion

Eye of a Tiger, Will of a Champion
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The game was supposed to be fun with a little competition mixed in. That’s the general idea behind students vs. staff volleyball games like the one Vicky Groat stopped to watch during Battle Creek’s Catholic Schools week a few years ago. But the tallest gir...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David

MHSA(Q&)A: Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Only a few seasons ago, Kelly David was dominating on the volleyball court as Beal City advanced to the Class D Semifinals. Only three years later, she's helping the Aggies succeed again – as their first-year coach.
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Aggies Dig Success Under New Coach

Aggies Dig Success Under New Coach
Friday, October 5, 2012
The first time first-year Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David met with her new team, which actually is her old one too, the room was silent. David is 20 years old, and starred for the Aggies only three seasons ago. Two of her seniors were freshman call-ups to varsit...
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Volleyball Mentors Achieve Milestones

Volleyball Mentors Achieve Milestones
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Over the last three weeks, two of Michigan's most successful volleyball coaches ever moved further up the all-time list with milestone victories. On Sept. 8, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley coach Bill Rice became the fifth volleyball coach in MHSAA history to win 1,0...
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Finalists Named for Miss Volleyball

Finalists Named for Miss Volleyball
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its finalists for this season's Miss Volleyball award, which will be given to a senior during the week of the MHSAA Finals, beginning Nov. 12. This is the 11th year of the award. Farmington Hills...
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'Girls Night Out' Takes over Stadium

'Girls Night Out' Takes over Stadium
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A crowd of roughly 1,200 fans – including more than 700 students – loaded into Muskegon Mona Shores' football stadium on Sept. 5. It was a typical football night. And this was a typical football crowd. But Sept. 5 was a Wednesday. And the four teams playin...
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