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10 to Remember: 2012-13 Finals

10 to Remember: 2012-13 Finals
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Championships are culminations of season-long journeys, concluding with the most exciting competitions of the year but steeped in back stories that make those crowning achievements mean so much more. The Michigan High School Athletic Association awards 127 team cha...
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10 to Remember: Spring 2013

10 to Remember: Spring 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Nine teams won their first MHSAA championships this spring. Birmingham Brother Rice's boys lacrosse team won its ninth in a row.  And those are only among the toppers of the long list that made memorable moments during this season's Finals, which finished up t...
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6 Schools Win First Titles in 2012-13

6 Schools Win First Titles in 2012-13
Monday, June 24, 2013
A total of 101 schools won one or more of the 127 team Finals championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2012-13 school year – with six programs winning the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools.
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10 to Remember: Winter 2012-13

10 to Remember: Winter 2012-13
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This winter in Michigan will be remembered by some as lasting seemingly forever. But at least we had plenty to enjoy over the five weeks from the end of February through March.  Read on for 10 stories from this winter's Finals we're likely to recall for years to c...
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Petoskey Climbs to D2 Championship

Petoskey Climbs to D2 Championship
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
There is plenty of opportunity for high school skiers to sharpen their skills in Emmet County with such facilities as Nub’s Nob and Boyne Mountain nearby. It appears the Petoskey and Harbor Springs girls are taking advantage as they occupied the top two spots for...
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Northmen Kings of the Mountain Again

Northmen Kings of the Mountain Again
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Petoskey boys were nearly in top form Monday, earning their third straight MHSAA Division 2 ski title at Marquette Mountain with 39 points.
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TC Central Takes Back Top Spot

TC Central Takes Back Top Spot
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Traverse City Central coach Jerry Stanek just smiled when he was congratulated after his girls ski team won the MHSAA Division 1 championship Monday at Boyne Mountain. After five straight second-place finishes at Finals, the Trojans hoisted the championship trophy for ...
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Marquette Peaks in D1 Final

Marquette Peaks in D1 Final
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Marquette is back as MHSAA Division I Boys Skiing champions after the Upper Peninsula school ended competition Monday with a combined score of 57 points to finish ahead of defending champion Clarkston’s 74 at Boyne Mountain. The championship was the Redmen’...
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Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3

Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A few minutes after winning the MHSAA Division 3 championship on Saturday, some members of the Dundee wrestling team picked up Sean Kelitz and put him on their shoulders. Was Kelitz an unlikely hero? Certainly. A junior, he came into his match at 119 pounds with an 18-...
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Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat

Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Rematches are always fun. But they don’t get any better than when they are between the top two teams, and in the MHSAA Finals.
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Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4

Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Since 2009, Battle Creek has been like a second home to Hudson High School wrestling coach Scott Marry. His Tigers know the city well, as Hudson had bused back north holding the MHSAA Division 4 championship trophy every season over the last four. But on Saturday, they...
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Redwings Seniors Finish with 4

Redwings Seniors Finish with 4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
St. Johns’ seniors heard most of it and read the rest over the last year. Those last three MHSAA team wrestling championships simply were "a fluke," or if nothing more the product of seniors who graduated last spring. But these seniors – including five who ...
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Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown

Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown
Saturday, February 16, 2013
When Denise Mayer began her duties as co-head swimming coach at Sault Ste. Marie High School last fall, she didn’t really know what to expect from the Blue Devils. “We started with just a handful of swimmers,” she said. “We had lost a lot of s...
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Gremlin Girls Swim To U.P. Title

Gremlin Girls Swim To U.P. Title
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Many of the Houghton High School girls may be too young to remember when the Gremlins had last earned an Upper Peninsula swimming title. The Gremlins, however, created their own memories on Saturday as they gained their first title in 12 years with 339 points. They wer...
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Drive for Detroit: Finals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Champions representing five regions of our state. The fifth to win three-straight MHSAA titles. Two more repeat champions, and three teams that hoisted trophies for the first time. Plus four games decided by a touchdown or less, including a Final won on an overtime...
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Harris Soars, Eagles Fly to D3 Championship

Harris Soars, Eagles Fly to D3 Championship
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A funny thing happened on Drake Harris’ way to hoops stardom. He discovered he’s even greater on the gridiron. The junior wide receiver didn’t intend to play high school football at Grand Rapids Christian, but now figures that’s his meal ticket ...
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Portland Wins Final in Portland Style

Portland Wins Final in Portland Style
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Half of Portland’s division of the Capital Area Activities Conference has made it to the MHSAA Finals over the last three seasons. So before bringing the Raiders to Ford Field this week, coach John Novara spoke with a number of coaches who had occupied the spot h...
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Cass Tech, Campbell's Glories Grow

Cass Tech, Campbell's Glories Grow
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thomas Wilcher is a former Detroit Public School League football star who has become one of the most successful coaches in the state.  Perhaps such a future awaits the city’s brightest current star, Detroit Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell. 
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Ishpeming 'Makes Way' to MHSAA Title

Ishpeming 'Makes Way' to MHSAA Title
Saturday, November 24, 2012
When Ishpeming coach Jeff Olson watched film this week of Saturday opponent Detroit Loyola, he saw a team that continuously “demoralized” its opponents. By midway through the second quarter of the MHSAA Division 7 Final, his players understood what he meant...
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Back-up QB Sails South to D4 Title

Back-up QB Sails South to D4 Title
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Grand Rapids South Christian community wouldn't allow Derek Woltjer to feel nervous or unsure of himself. As soon as it became apparent that he would start for injured star quarterback Jon Wassink in the MHSAA Division 4 championship game, Woltjer was bombarded w...
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