This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19

This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19
Friday, November 29, 2019
This week’s show features highlights from Saturday's 8-Player Football Finals, presents Game Balls to the girls volleyball teams from Mendon and Grand Rapids Christian, discusses the new injury time rule for wrestling and finishes with talk from some of the stars ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Thursday, November 28, 2019
There will be no appetizers for this weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field. Show up early and stay late – every game both days has a story, ranging from two first-time finalists playing for the Division 1 title to two of the most successf...
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Be the Referee: More Injury Time

Be the Referee: More Injury Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses a change to the wrestling injury time rule to allow for more time to evaluate head and neck injuries.
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#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title

#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title
Thursday, November 28, 2019
On Friday, coach Brad Gross will bring Beal City to the Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field to take on Reading as the Aggies play for their first MHSAA title in this sport since 2009.  But while this will be the Aggies' first championship game appearance since...
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Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Nick Nemecek

Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Nick Nemecek
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The latest State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Brighton's Casey Newburg connecting with Nick Nemecek for the game-winning score in Saturday's Division 1 Semifinal upset of Belleville.
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Performance: Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman

Performance: Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman will graduate next spring as one of the most accomplished athletes in her school's history and one of the top high school swimmers in Michigan all-time.  She won her fourth and fifth individual MHSAA Finals championships at Saturday&...
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Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor

Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Retired longtime athletic director Fred Smith has been selected to receive a Citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations during the 50th National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored by the NFHS and National Interscholastic Athletic Admini...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 25, 2019
Buckle up. We’re headed for the home stretch. The final 16 contenders for this season’s MHSAA 11-player football championships were set over the weekend, and Detroit on Friday and Saturday will be the final stop to conclude another memorable season.
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2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 25, 2019
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals on Nov. 29 and 30 at Ford Field in Detroit, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security...
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NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success

NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fortunately, there are far more good acts of sportsmanship that happen in high school athletics and activity programs; however, the unsportsmanlike displays tend to make more headlines and sometimes overshadow the great things that are occurring.
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Experienced Seaholm Takes Back Top Spot

Experienced Seaholm Takes Back Top Spot
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Who says you can’t do any gardening in November? It certainly worked for the Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming & diving team.
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Added Inspiration Boosts EGR to Title 23

Added Inspiration Boosts EGR to Title 23
Saturday, November 23, 2019
This one was for the coach.  The East Grand Rapids girls swimming & diving team drove across the state this weekend to Oakland University to attempt to repeat as Lower Peninsula Division 3 champion without a key figure: legendary head coach Butch Briggs.
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Marlins 3-Peat In Closest of Finishes

Marlins 3-Peat In Closest of Finishes
Saturday, November 23, 2019
This weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Swimming & Diving Final came down to a back-and-forth tussle between Farmington Hills Mercy and Ann Arbor Pioneer. In the end, the winner was decided by less than a point.
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Pickford Shines in Superior Dome Return

Pickford Shines in Superior Dome Return
Saturday, November 23, 2019
A year ago, the Pickford football team was left heartbroken at the Superior Dome as it fell in the 8-player Division 1 championship game. On Saturday, the Panthers exited the stadium in jubilation as they finished the job this time, downing Portland St. Patrick 48-15 i...
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Matchup of 1 vs 2 Goes to St Mary in 5

Matchup of 1 vs 2 Goes to St Mary in 5
Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central volleyball team didn’t mean to be prophetic when it made “I’ve got your six” its season motto.  But on Saturday, the saying’s original intent – that each team member had the other’s bac...
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Miss Volleyball Paces Mercy to 1st Final Win

Miss Volleyball Paces Mercy to 1st Final Win
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Jess Mruzik spent most of Saturday afternoon putting dents in the court at Kellogg Arena.   But with the opportunity to seal Farmington Hills Mercy’s first MHSAA Division 1 volleyball title at her fingertips, Miss Volleyball showed some touch....
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Eagles End Phenomenal Fall as Repeat Champ

Eagles End Phenomenal Fall as Repeat Champ
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Tiffannie Gates couldn’t hold back the tears Saturday.  The Grand Rapids Christian volleyball coach had just watched her team win a second-straight Division 2 title, sweeping Lake Odessa Lakewood 25-21, 25-15, 25-16, which is emotional enough. She also had j...
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Mendon Extends Reign with D4 Repeat

Mendon Extends Reign with D4 Repeat
Saturday, November 23, 2019
All Heather Bowers does is win MHSAA titles.  The second-year Mendon volleyball coach is now 2-for-2 at Kellogg Arena, as her Hornets defeated Leland for the second straight year – this time 25-17, 25-19, 27-29, 25-14 – on Saturday in the Div...
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Colon Finishes Perfect Season with 1st Title

Colon Finishes Perfect Season with 1st Title
Saturday, November 23, 2019
It was a long trip for the Colon football team, driving all the way from near the Ohio border to the Upper Peninsula for the MHSAA Division 1 8-Player Final But the Magi made the journey worthwhile.
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Preview
Friday, November 22, 2019
The "Drive for Detroit" will take one last turn this weekend on the way to the final destination for 16 teams fortunate enough to finish this fall at Ford Field.  This season's Semifinal field is a mix of teams that have made this trip plenty of times in the past ...
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