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C-D Preview: All Eyes on Thursday

C-D Preview: All Eyes on Thursday
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
It's rare that Michigan's smallest schools are the headliners of the MHSAA's Boys Basketball Finals.  But as the final weekend of the tournament gets underway Thursday, the evening session's first game arguably is the most intriguing matchup of the entire event.&n...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/22/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/22/17
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The final 16 teams contending for MHSAA boys basketball titles this weekend were determined at Quarterfinals all over the state Tuesday. Here are links to coverage from each game.
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Boys Quarterfinals Set for MHSAA TV

Boys Quarterfinals Set for MHSAA TV
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Quarterfinals of the MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health, will have live streaming video on the MHSAA.tv website Tuesday (March 21).
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Hoopfest Returns This Weekend to Jenison

Hoopfest Returns This Weekend to Jenison
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
March Magic Hoopfest will return to Jenison Field House for this weekend’s Michigan High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Finals, marking the eighth championship weekend the event has run concurrent with the games being played at Michigan State Universi...
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Performance: Novi's Camden Murphy

Performance: Novi's Camden Murphy
Monday, March 20, 2017
PerNovi's Camden Murphy is an accomplished champion and one of the nation’s top swimmers in his age group.  This winter, he decided for the first time to compete as part of Novi High School's team, and finished a dominating run March 11 with Lower Peninsula ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 20, 2017
It's easy to enter this final week of the boys basketball season noting how many of last year's MHSAA champions are still around with possible repeats only three wins away.  But isn't it more intriguing that 14 of 24 champions during this decade are still alive&nb...
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DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On

DCC's Mach Builds Legacy Sure to Live On
Monday, March 20, 2017
Tom Mach’s impact on the Detroit Catholic Central football program didn’t end with his retirement Feb. 9. The aftershocks will be felt for years to come.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/20/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/20/17
Monday, March 20, 2017
The final weekend of this girls basketball season saw two new champions and two of Michigan's most established programs leave the Breslin Center with 2016-17 MHSAA titles. 
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Talent Plus Form Equal Wheeler's Stardom

Talent Plus Form Equal Wheeler's Stardom
Monday, March 20, 2017
It was cold and rainy on April 29, 2016, and Grand Blanc’s Quiara Wheeler was scared. The line to make to even have your throw measured in the discus at the Charlie Janke Track & Field Invitational in Jackson was 80 feet, farther than her personal best.
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Hot-Shooting Country Day Wins for Coach O

Hot-Shooting Country Day Wins for Coach O
Saturday, March 18, 2017
As the final seconds of his 12th MHSAA title run at Detroit Country Day ticked away, legendary coach Frank Orlando was serenaded as his school's student section chanted: “We love Coach O.” Orlando acknowledged the fans, wiped away some tears, and moments la...
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DEPSA Finishes Championship Beginning

DEPSA Finishes Championship Beginning
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Rickea Jackson was the freshman last year, an all-stater in the making, but also the player getting triple teamed by opponents as the most immensely talented of Detroit Edison Public School Academy’s lineup. On the sideline, coach Monique Brown almost couldn&rsqu...
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Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season

Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Breanna Perry was tired of looking at a lonely state championship banner in the Flushing gymnasium – especially one twice her age. So the Flushing senior and her teammates went out and got another one.
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Pittsford Pair Leads Repeat Title Charge

Pittsford Pair Leads Repeat Title Charge
Saturday, March 18, 2017
They could make left-handed layups as second graders. That just doesn’t happen. This was bound to be a special group. Chris Hodos made that observation and prediction a decade ago, five seasons before taking over the Pittsford girls basketball program. He proved ...
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Arbor Prep Closes in on 2nd Straight Title

Arbor Prep Closes in on 2nd Straight Title
Friday, March 17, 2017
Absolutely, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep has noticed differences playing in Class B this season after winning the Class C title a year ago.  And yet, the results have been the same – if not better.
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Country Day Adds to Coach's 50th Run

Country Day Adds to Coach's 50th Run
Friday, March 17, 2017
Frank Orlando’s 50th season as a high school coach has been much like many of them – he’s enjoyed another championship contender, led by multiple all-staters, and he’ll bring that team into the final day of the season once again.  But ...
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East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot

East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot
Friday, March 17, 2017
Few opponents this season had played East Kentwood as close as Southfield Arts & Technology did during Friday’s Class A Semifinal at the Breslin Center.  But Falcons coach Jimmy Carter wasn’t worried. And his players were only a little bit cautious...
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Flushing Downs Champ to Reach 1st Final

Flushing Downs Champ to Reach 1st Final
Friday, March 17, 2017
Warren Cousino girls basketball coach Mike Lee saw a lot of his 2016 team in watching Flushing move past his current contender during Friday’s first Class A Semifinal at the Breslin Center.  The Patriots had stormed to their first MHSAA championship a year a...
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Manton, Buckley Prepped for Final Week

Manton, Buckley Prepped for Final Week
Friday, March 17, 2017
Wexford County will send two of the final 32 boys basketball teams still playing this season to Quarterfinals next week.  Manton in Class C won its first Regional title since 1998 on Wednesday, while undefeated Buckley claimed its first, in Class D, since 2010.
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/17/17

This Week in High School Sports: 3/17/17
Friday, March 17, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a report on Warren DeLaSalle hockey hero Thomas Hernandez, discusses misdirected criticism in the Be the Referee segment and closes with an MHSAA Perspective on seeding for high school postseason play.
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