Entries for October 2012

Watch Games Now on MHSAA.tv

Watch Games Now on MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
MHSAA.tv and the School Broadcast Program continues to deliver broadcasts of many of the top teams from all over Michigan, including coverage of football, volleyball, soccer and swimming and diving last week.
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Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top

Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dewey Lewis received two rare opportunities as a freshman at Rockford High School that helped set him up for a long and successful high school soccer career. But Lewis had plenty of learning to do before setting himself apart as possibly the state’s top high scho...
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Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the eighth week of the season.
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Youth Sports Dropouts

Youth Sports Dropouts
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Depending on the study, we’re told that 80 to 90 percent of all youngsters who ever participate in organized youth sports have stopped doing so by the age of 13.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Monday, October 15, 2012
As the old cliché goes, Week 8 was why they play the games. Sure, some of the weekend’s results could be anticipated. But others – think Detroit Martin Luther King over Cass Tech, Oxford over Oak Park and Bessemer over Crystal Falls Forest Park to m...
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Did you see that? (10/8-10/14)

Did you see that? (10/8-10/14)
Monday, October 15, 2012
The postseason got underway in girls golf and boys tennis, with those finishes among the non-football highlights from the week of Oct. 8-14.
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Coaches Must Set the Example

Coaches Must Set the Example
Monday, October 15, 2012
In light of the recent uproar over NFL replacement officials, it seems that never before has it been so common and socially accepted to yell disgust at referees.Coaches must create a culture of respect for those who officiate our games.
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A Fantastic First-Time Finish

A Fantastic First-Time Finish
Monday, October 15, 2012
Give Mariah Fuqua credit for trying something many others would not. Throwers – who toss the shot and discus during the spring track and field season – are not the ones who usually cross over into cross country during the fall. But she took that challenge. ...
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New Member to join MHSAA Rep Council

New Member to join MHSAA Rep Council
Monday, October 15, 2012
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, and one new member was among those selected.
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A Narrower Scope to Target New Officials

A Narrower Scope to Target New Officials
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The MHSAA has taken a new approach to recruiting high school students to "Stay in the Game" as officials. This third installment in the series "Making – and Answering – the Call" explains that strategy, which relies on school administrators to assist in ide...
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Transforming Coaches

Transforming Coaches
Friday, October 12, 2012
In 24 hours, I had been transformed from Jack Roberts to Coach Roberts.  And it gave me a very special feeling.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 8

A Game for Every Fan: Week 8
Friday, October 12, 2012
One team more than half of the 2010 MHSAA football playoff field has been decided, with 129 teams qualified for the 256-team field with two regular-season games to play. And each of these final weeks includes opportunities for plenty to do something they've never done ...
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Kicking Into a Higher Gear

Kicking Into a Higher Gear
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Nate Burnand had trouble motivating himself as a freshman at Waterford Mott. In his words, he was "not a mature student." Sure, he was balancing two sports his first semester. But he was slacking in the classroom, a shame because he had the potential to do so much more...
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Sailing Into MHSAA History

Sailing Into MHSAA History
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A sign hangs in the Muskegon Mona Shores girls golf team van that reads “Team Before Me.” It serves as a reminder of what the Sailors can accomplish together. Next weekend, they can make MHSAA history.
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High 5s: 10/10/12

High 5s: 10/10/12
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Two of this week's honorees have combined for five MHSAA championship, and a third has a chance to be part of his first next month.
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Games Galore highlight MHSAA.tv

Games Galore highlight MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The fall season is winding down, but the opposite is true for MHSAA.tv and the School Broadcast Program, which produced 28 events last week covering a multitude of teams from all over Michigan.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
On any Friday night, history can be made. And two Michigan communities are celebrating football success like never before.  Two weeks ago, Swartz Creek earned its first playoff berth ever, and Grand Rapids Northview did the same in Week 7. Here's more on that big ...
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Week 8 Football Playoff Listing

Week 8 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the seventh week of the season. Schools on this list are in enrollment order.
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SAC Sound-Off: Drawing the Line at Our First Summit

SAC Sound-Off: Drawing the Line at Our First Summit
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The MHSAA Sportsmanship Summit season kicked off Monday in Lansing, and Swan Valley junior Kiersten Mead tells us about her first experience leading a student discussion on issues they all may face.
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Follow MHSAA Brackets at MHSAA.com

Follow MHSAA Brackets at MHSAA.com
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Interactive brackets for this season’s MHSAA Boys Soccer Tournament are available online at MHSAA.com and will allow fans to follow tournament results and upcoming pairings in real time when Districts begin Monday.
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