Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17

Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Just under half of high schools responding to an annual MHSAA survey assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics in 2016-17, making it the first school year since 2009-10 that fewer than 50 percent of respondents reported not charging student...
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Zeeland East's TerHaar Leads Hit Parade

Zeeland East's TerHaar Leads Hit Parade
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trevor TerHaar’s Zeeland East baseball career ended this spring in a 3-1 District loss to Hudsonville Unity Christian. But it also concluded with an MHSAA record for hits in a season. Click below for more recent record book additions in football, girls lacrosse, ...
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Well Before Their Time

Well Before Their Time
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It should be noted that the pioneering leaders of schools and school sports in Michigan were bold, cutting-edge administrators, far ahead of their time in many ways.
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Valuable Volunteers

Valuable Volunteers
Friday, July 14, 2017
I can attend the same event several years in a row and see most of the same volunteers serving year after year. 
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Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip

Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Enrollment in Michigan High School Athletic Association member high schools continued a trend of slight declines in 2016-17. But participation in sports held firm as records were set in three of the 28 sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the MHSAA.
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Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena

Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The MHSAA Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals will continue to be played at USA Hockey Arena through at least 2022 thanks to a five-year extension confirmed today. The arena, in Plymouth, has hosted the season’s championship weekend since 2003. The Semifinals and Fi...
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News Unfiltered

News Unfiltered
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Today, meaningful matters often get buried in trivia while the most inane and inaccurate stories and comments can go viral overnight.
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Basketball Finals to Re-Air This Week

Basketball Finals to Re-Air This Week
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The championship games of the 2017 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health, will receive encore airings this week on FOX Sports Detroit.
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What We’ve Learned

What We’ve Learned
Friday, July 7, 2017
While football – the highest participation sport – has had the most concussions, the sports that follow are girls basketball (second) and girls soccer (third).
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Imperfect Patriots

Imperfect Patriots
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
This nation’s patriots are not merely those who lived at the birth of this nation.
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Show of Hands

Show of Hands
Friday, June 30, 2017
... when we consider any of these things in Michigan, we need much better rationale than a show of hands.
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Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable

Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Dawn Forter will never forget Brooklyn Woelmer’s knowing smile with Ida’s championship hopes one strike from being dashed. The senior shortstop faced reigning champion Richmond and a two-strike count, her team down 3-1 with two outs in the seventh inning of...
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Brown City Standout Joins Spiking Elite

Brown City Standout Joins Spiking Elite
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Brown City senior Becki Krause finished off a celebrated three-season varsity career with a memorable run last fall, leading her team to its first Class C championship game and a runner-up finish. Click to learn more about her accomplishments and see more rec...
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Pilgrims Pair Leads Semifinal Journey

Pilgrims Pair Leads Semifinal Journey
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lansing Christian’s boys basketball team reached the Class D Semifinals this past season in part on the efforts of two four-year seniors whose accomplishments are now recorded among the notable in MHSAA history. Click to find out more about those achievements and...
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Planning Period

Planning Period
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I have come to count on and enjoy three times of the year which serve as the major planning periods for my work at the Michigan High School Athletic Association. 
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2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders

2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders
Monday, June 26, 2017
Three athletic directors who have taken leading roles in important areas of educational athletics – Rockford’s Tim Erickson, Bay City Central’s Morley Fraser and Mattawan’s Ken Mohney – have been named recipients of the Michigan High School...
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2016-17 Parade of Champions

2016-17 Parade of Champions
Friday, June 23, 2017
Birch Run, Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Plymouth Christian Academy and Zeeland East celebrated their first Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships this school year. Total, 97 schools won one or more of the 129 Finals titles awarded during ...
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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Friday, June 23, 2017
Across the U.S. this summer, school-age football players are flocking to camps conducted by colleges and commercial interests. They get outfitted in full gear and launch themselves into drills and skills work.
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Performance: St Mary's Meghan Beaubien

Performance: St Mary's Meghan Beaubien
Thursday, June 22, 2017
One of the most successful careers in MHSAA softball history came to a close Saturday with one last major feat extending an incredible list.  Senior Meghan Beaubien pitched Monroe St. Mary to a third straight Division 3 championship, striking out 16 and allowing t...
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2017-18 Officials Registration Underway

2017-18 Officials Registration Underway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2017-18 school year.
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