MHSAA Reopening Update (6/2/20)

MHSAA Reopening Update (6/2/20)
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The MHSAA has updated its guidelines for reopening of school sports based on the lifting of her stay-at-home order and further recommendations from Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Monday, June 1.
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Add Rest Days to Your Workout Routine

Add Rest Days to Your Workout Routine
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Whether you're new to exercise or a seasoned enthusiast, it's tempting to adopt an all-go, no-quit attitude.  But it's important to remember that scheduling time for rest and rejuvenation is a critical component of any workout regimen.
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Flashback 1980: Thrilling Conclusions

Flashback 1980: Thrilling Conclusions
Sunday, May 31, 2020
With all Spring sports canceled for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been a season of recalling fond memories as we all sit and wait for the return of high school athletics in Michigan. This time we’re diving 40 years deep to the Baseball and Sof...
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MHSAA Provides Reopening Guidelines

MHSAA Provides Reopening Guidelines
Friday, May 29, 2020
The MHSAA today submitted to its member schools a series of updated timelines and recommendations to guide the return of sports, which have been suspended since mid-March to alleviate the potential spread of COVID-19. 
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Moment: Glod Adds Name to Rice Lore

Moment: Glod Adds Name to Rice Lore
Friday, May 29, 2020
Justin Glod’s first goal during last season’s Division 1 Final didn’t come until the first few minutes of the second half. But his second and third goals that afternoon have joined the most memorable in a long line of historic scores for the Bloomfiel...
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NFHS Voice: Planning with Patience

NFHS Voice: Planning with Patience
Friday, May 29, 2020
For several weeks, Americans have been awaiting answers to several questions. When will restaurants restart dine-in services? When will hair salons and gyms be open? When will people be able to congregate for worship services? And, of course, when will education-based s...
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Moment: Owens Rings in Repeat Celebration

Moment: Owens Rings in Repeat Celebration
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Eric Solberg tied the MHSAA Final record with six goals to set up East Grand Rapids to repeat as Division 2 champion in 2018. And Chris Owens’ bouncer into the net with 2:04 left in second overtime finished the perhaps unexpected 11-10 Pioneers’ win over Gr...
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Moment: Scoring Last, Cranes Finish 1st

Moment: Scoring Last, Cranes Finish 1st
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
East Grand Rapids had won five straight Division 2 girls lacrosse championships when it met Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in the Final for the third-straight season June 10, 2017. The victory wasn’t exactly “sudden” as the Cranes needed nearly ...
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Moment: 'Back-to-Back Mek' Paces Rams

Moment: 'Back-to-Back Mek' Paces Rams
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Vander Molen sisters have been constants over Rockford’s record string of seven consecutive Division 1 girls lacrosse championships.  The 2016 Final was the last high school game for oldest sister Alexandra. And middle sister Mekenzie made sure her mento...
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Moment: Nordstrom Sends Hancock to Final

Moment: Nordstrom Sends Hancock to Final
Monday, May 25, 2020
Alex Nordstrom had quite a hockey season during the winter of 2015-16, and put a giant exclamation point on the end with his performance during Finals weekend at USA Hockey Arena. He’d finish his freshman campaign with 33 goals and 26 assists, including a pair of...
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Moment: 2 Years Later, Similar Cranes Capper

Moment: 2 Years Later, Similar Cranes Capper
Friday, May 22, 2020
The final half-minute of the 2015 Division 2 boys lacrosse championship game played out in an unbelievably similar fashion to the concluding 30 seconds just two seasons before for Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood. Once again, the Cranes faced a 9-9 tie as they gath...
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NFHS Voice: 'New Normal' Sportsmanship

NFHS Voice: 'New Normal' Sportsmanship
Friday, May 22, 2020
While the social-distancing and no-contact guidelines are necessary – at least for the short term – to diminish the spread of the virus, they should not dampen the enthusiasm and emotion by everyone involved with high school sports.
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Moment: Close Finish Goes Cranes' Way

Moment: Close Finish Goes Cranes' Way
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood boys lacrosse team finished 17-6 in 2013, with five of those losses by one goal apiece. But the Cranes’ one-goal win on the last day of the season surely made those defeats almost immediately forgettable.
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Moment: Birmingham Keeps Coming Back

Moment: Birmingham Keeps Coming Back
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Eight times, Birmingham United’s girls lacrosse team had to come back against Hartland during the 2012 Division 1 Final. Finally, with eight seconds to play in overtime, Kathy Quigley put Birmingham ahead to stay.
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Moment: GRCC Nets Goal-fest Winner in OT

Moment: GRCC Nets Goal-fest Winner in OT
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Nearly a decade later, the 2011 Division 2 Final between Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart remains tied for the highest-scoring in the MHSAA’s 15-year girls lacrosse history. And Haley Brennan’s goal with 6.4 sec...
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Moment: 1st Lead Only Lead EGR Needs

Moment: 1st Lead Only Lead EGR Needs
Monday, May 18, 2020
East Grand Rapids never led during regulation of the 2009 Division 2 Boys Lacrosse Final, trailing Orchard Lake St. Mary’s at most by six goals during the second period. But with the end of overtime staring the Pioneers down, Josh Drummond gave his team the only ...
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Moment: Officiating Message Unchanged

Moment: Officiating Message Unchanged
Sunday, May 17, 2020
A segment on recruiting officials was broadcast as part of coverage of the MHSAA's 1988 Boys Basketball Finals.  Had that segment run this season, the messages would have been just as relevant.
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Moment: USA Win Unforgettable as 1-2-3

Moment: USA Win Unforgettable as 1-2-3
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Unionville-Sebewaing was two runs ahead and three outs away from clinching last season’s Division 4 championship. But with runners on first and second base, Kalamazoo Christian was still very much in pursuit of a comeback.
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2020 Class Honored Together, from Afar

2020 Class Honored Together, from Afar
Friday, May 15, 2020
This March, in an instant, the 2019-20 school year – and with it all MHSAA sports across the state – had come to a halt. And two months later, the high school world and its sports community continue to wait for bits of normalcy to return. On Wednesday, we w...
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NFHS Voice: Reading the Crystal Ball

NFHS Voice: Reading the Crystal Ball
Friday, May 15, 2020
Along with leaders of youth-level sports and the NCAA, the NFHS and its member state associations are exploring all options for conducting sports this fall. And while we all want answers, the truth is that there are more questions than answers at this point.
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