Tools of Thought

Tools of Thought
Friday, July 13, 2018
There is no question that, for me, the nature of the equipment I’m using for writing affects the nature of the thinking.
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'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns

'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns
Thursday, July 12, 2018
After a one-year hiatus in 2017, the annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their ninth year July 17 at Milford High School in Highland Township. 
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Novi's O'Leary Champion & Record Setter

Novi's O'Leary Champion & Record Setter
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Novi volleyball team’s run to four straight Class A Finals and three straight championships over the last four seasons saw performances by a number of elite hitters – and one on-court constant directing the attack. See where setter Erin O'Leary ranks in...
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Hoops Finals to Re-air Next Week on FSD

Hoops Finals to Re-air Next Week on FSD
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
FOX Sports Detroit will feature re-airs of the championship games from the 2018 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health System, during the coming week.
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High-Performing Programs

High-Performing Programs
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A study of 10 academically-oriented after-school programs in New York City ... may provide some unintended guidance for interscholastic athletic programs.
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MHSAA Participation Rises to 4-Year High

MHSAA Participation Rises to 4-Year High
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
While enrollment in MHSAA member high schools saw another slight dip in 2017-18, participation in the 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments rose to its highest point since 2013-14. A total of 284,920 participants competed in MHSAA-sponsored spor...
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Perspective

Perspective
Friday, July 6, 2018
We need to model a positive perspective. Point to it when we see it. Explain it. Reward it.  
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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
I worry that some of those who are pushing the limits of high school athletics have forgotten where they parked the car.
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My Privilege

My Privilege
Friday, June 29, 2018
For years I’ve concluded most of my correspondence with the phrase, “It’s a privilege to serve you.” I’ve meant it.
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Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ

Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home. But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...
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Leading with Heart

Leading with Heart
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The past 32 years have shaded my hair and softened my waist; and while the years have also toughened my hide, they have not hardened my heart.
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MHSAA Building Named for Retiring Director

MHSAA Building Named for Retiring Director
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
To recognize 32 years of leadership and service to Michigan educational athletics, the MHSAA Representative Council  has named its home office in East Lansing after longtime Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts, who will retire in August. The dedi...
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Bucs' Standout Earns Raves for Saves

Bucs' Standout Earns Raves for Saves
Monday, June 25, 2018
After spending four seasons stopping opponents from finding the net, former Grand Haven boys lacrosse goalie Gabe Liebetreu can be found 28 times in the MHSAA record book. Find out where and read on for recent MHSAA records entries in baseball, girls and boys basketbal...
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Hard Fun

Hard Fun
Friday, June 22, 2018
What the very best classrooms and competitive athletic and activity programs do is challenge students.
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Performance: Lansing Christian's Kasey Jamieson

Performance: Lansing Christian's Kasey Jamieson
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Four-time all-state forward Kasey Jamieson capped her career Friday with the lone goal of Lansing Christian's 1-0 Division 4 championship game victory over Kalamazoo Christian, earning the final Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week” for 2017...
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#TBT: 1st UP Regional Sends Vulcan Star

#TBT: 1st UP Regional Sends Vulcan Star
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A runner who starred 90 years ago for a western Upper Peninsula high school that closed long ago surely won’t jog many memories these days. But Lawrence Pedo’s accomplishments in 1928 were noteworthy and remain memorable as we turn the page on another sprin...
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2017-18 Parade of Champions

2017-18 Parade of Champions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A total of 98 schools won one or more of the 129 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during 2017-18, including one school that won both its first and then second Finals titles of all time. Hart’s girls cross country team celebrate...
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Great Clips of the Week: 6/21/18

Great Clips of the Week: 6/21/18
Thursday, June 21, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features Bloomfield Hills Marian's Jansen Eichenlaub driving for a goal against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern in the MHSAA Division 2 Girls Soccer Final.
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Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success

Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
There have been a ton of awards and accomplishments recognizing the high school career of Laura Lyons, but the recent Lake Linden-Hubbell graduate remains extremely well grounded. "I have to prioritize. You have to focus on things you want to do," she said, listing sch...
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Concussion Care Special Awarded Emmy

Concussion Care Special Awarded Emmy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Yellow Flag Productions – which produces State Champs! Sports Network – and FOX Sports Detroit received a Michigan Emmy Award on Saturday for their “Concussions and the Modern Athlete” program that detailed the effects of concussions in athletics...
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