Today in the MHSAA: 10/23/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/23/17
Monday, October 23, 2017
The first championship weekend of 2017-18 saw MHSAA trophies awarded in Lower Peninsula girls golf and boys tennis and Upper Peninsula cross country, plus celebrations in District boys soccer, league girls volleyball and a few major Lower Peninsula cross country races.&...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17
Sunday, October 22, 2017
We haven’t had Michigan high school football teams travel by boat to their playoff games, nor fly like the birds over places like Saginaw Bay and the northern stretch of Lake Michigan. But phrases like “use the lake” and “follow the highway&rdqu...
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1st-Time Winners Shine at UP Girls Finals

1st-Time Winners Shine at UP Girls Finals
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Nobody could catch Negaunee sophomore Emily Paupore at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals. Paupore ran the day’s fastest time, covering the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in 19 minutes, 22.3 seconds on this sunny, warm and br...
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New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals

New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Gogebic and Brimley boys had never been crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions before Saturday, and Houghton won for the first time in six years. The only repeat winner was Brimley's Austin Plotkin, who repeated as the fastest runner in UP Division 3.
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Unexpected Star Helps TC West Shine

Unexpected Star Helps TC West Shine
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Traverse City West senior Megan Jenkinson had to set down her celebratory slice of Little Caesar’s pizza to do a media interview. Jenkinson is used to the sister duo of junior Anika Dy and freshman Anci Dy getting most of the attention (and they were certainly ou...
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All Pitch in to FHN's 1st Title since 1982

All Pitch in to FHN's 1st Title since 1982
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bedford Valley Golf Course doesn’t leave a lot of room for mistakes. Fortunately for the girls golf team from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, it hasn’t made all that many this season.
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Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations

Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Okemos went home with the team trophy Saturday, clinching their first Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in 10 years before the finals even started at Kalamazoo College. But no one celebrated an individual medal with more exuberance than Grand Rapids Forest Hills Ce...
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Cranes Write Championship Finish Again

Cranes Write Championship Finish Again
Saturday, October 21, 2017
This year’s MHSAA Division 3 Boys Tennis Finals featured a familiar storyline and an equally familiar ending.  For the third straight season, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood came away with the Lower Peninsula Division 3 title – and for a third str...
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New Division, Same Mustangs Success

New Division, Same Mustangs Success
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Macomb Lutheran North girls golf coach Lori Gill admitted the news came as a surprise. Once the season commenced, Gill found out from Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood coach Mark Moyer that Lutheran North would be competing in Division 3 this year.
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Harbor Springs Goes Low, Claims 1st Title

Harbor Springs Goes Low, Claims 1st Title
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Going into this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Division 4 Girls Golf Finals at Michigan State's Forest Akers East, the best team score Harbor Springs had produced this season was a 330. When his team shot a 352 to place fourth after the first day, Harbor Springs coach...
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Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1

Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1
Saturday, October 21, 2017
All season long, the Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks have had a target on their collective backs as the state’s top-ranked tennis team in Division 1. They handled the pressure well during the fall’s regular season, but there was one big hurdle left to clear at...
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Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat

Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat
Saturday, October 21, 2017
With its second straight Division 4 team title minutes from being locked up, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett received a scare when William Cooksey, the second seed at No. 1 singles, went down writhing in pain after hurting his left wrist. At the time, the team t...
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Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer

Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer
Friday, October 20, 2017
It is fitting that Don Sleeman coaches high school students to excel at making long runs. Sleeman’s run at Pioneer, however, has not been long as compared to a cross country course. It has been long in terms of a marathon.
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Preview: Be Prepared for Speedy Start

Preview: Be Prepared for Speedy Start
Friday, October 20, 2017
Of 30 runners who finished among the top 10 in an Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Final last season, 18 will be returning for another championship opportunity Saturday at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. And if that’s not sign enough that the competition...
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Preview: Experience Takes the Lead

Preview: Experience Takes the Lead
Friday, October 20, 2017
Familiar faces could dominate photo finishes at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. Two reigning individual champions are back from a year ago, as is the runner-up from the race where the winner has moved ...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/20/17

This Week in High School Sports: 10/20/17
Friday, October 20, 2017
This week’s show features retired Menominee football coach Ken Hofer and Farmington Hills Harrison football coach John Harrington, passes out Game Balls to Justin Nicholas of Grayling and Riley Schlaud of North Branch and talks about goal line rules in f...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/20/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/20/17
Friday, October 20, 2017
Boys Soccer Districts continued Thursday, and volleyball and cross country league titles were celebrated. But we topped today's list with a pair of football features that put high school athletics, and also how our communities support them, all in perspective.
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Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration
Friday, October 20, 2017
Here, in my opinion, are the four greatest gifts of the National Federation to school sports in America.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview
Friday, October 20, 2017
Maybe because it still feels like summer some days downstate, but it seems like we’ve gotten to Week 9 of the football season more quickly this fall. So let’s get right into it. Playoff fields will be announced at 7 p.m. Sunday on FOX Sports Detroit PLUS. B...
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Performance: Bloomfield Hills' Andrew Zhang

Performance: Bloomfield Hills' Andrew Zhang
Friday, October 20, 2017
Bloomfield Hills junior Andrew Zhang moved up to No. 1 singles this season after claiming the No. 2 championship at last season’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals, and he hasn’t missed a beat.  The Black Hawks’ top player won his Regional last w...
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