Entries for October 2012

Glue and Grace

Glue and Grace
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A student involved in such an experience as this could not help but provide glue and grace to a student body.
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Did you see that? (10/1-10/7)

Did you see that? (10/1-10/7)
Monday, October 8, 2012
The first MHSAA championships of the 2012-13 school year highlight the best of non-football events from the last week.
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Good to Great, to Miss Golf Candidate

Good to Great, to Miss Golf Candidate
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A seventh grader at the time, Jacqueline Setas followed DeWitt’s Liz Nagel through newspaper articles as the Panthers standout played her way to the 2008 Miss Golf Award. Nagel is considered perhaps the best ever to come from the Lansing area. But the same is bei...
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Legacy Program Serves New Officials

Legacy Program Serves New Officials
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Implemented 20 years ago by the MHSAA, the Legacy Student Officials Program continues to spawn enthusiastic young officials who are more likely to stay in the family beyond their formative years. This second installment in the series "Making – and Answering &ndas...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David

MHSA(Q&)A: Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Only a few seasons ago, Kelly David was dominating on the volleyball court as Beal City advanced to the Class D Semifinals. Only three years later, she's helping the Aggies succeed again – as their first-year coach.
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Aggies Dig Success Under New Coach

Aggies Dig Success Under New Coach
Friday, October 5, 2012
The first time first-year Beal City volleyball coach Kelly David met with her new team, which actually is her old one too, the room was silent. David is 20 years old, and starred for the Aggies only three seasons ago. Two of her seniors were freshman call-ups to varsit...
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Tournament Attendance Nears 1.5 Million

Tournament Attendance Nears 1.5 Million
Friday, October 5, 2012
The 2011-12 school year marked the fifth straight that attendance at Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments totaled more than 1.47 million fans – with records set for total attendance at tournaments for five sports.
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Thinking Inside The Box

Thinking Inside The Box
Friday, October 5, 2012
Praise is often heaped upon the innovative person who thinks “outside the box.”  But thinking “inside the box” is equally praiseworthy.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 7

A Game for Every Fan: Week 7
Friday, October 5, 2012
Two thirds of the MHSAA football regular season are complete. And one tenth of Michigan’s teams are still perfect – at least two for only a few more hours. A total of 59 teams are 6-0, and four are playing each other in two of our most significant clashe...
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Titles for Three at UP Tennis Finals

Titles for Three at UP Tennis Finals
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Two of three champions awarded during Wednesday's Upper Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals are used to finishing in the top spot. For the third, the favorable finish was a first in 25 years.
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Many Schools, Many Sports on MHSAA.tv

Many Schools, Many Sports on MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A total of 39 schools participating in six sports are among offerings from last week available now at MHSAA.tv as part of the School Broadcast Program. Football, volleyball and boys soccer again dominate the listings, but check out as well 2012-13 debuts for girls swimm...
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High 5s: 10/3/2012

High 5s: 10/3/2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This week's honorees are some of Michigan's best on the golf and cross country courses and volleyball court.
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Week 7 Football Playoff Listing

Week 7 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the sixth week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 6 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 6 in Review
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In coachspeak, it's referred to as "sense of urgency." And the numbers back up why that phrase is thrown around frequently when the calendar turns to October.
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If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The greatest disappointments I experience in the administration of educational athletics are when I observe the program miss the opportunity to educate students in ways that will instill positive character traits.
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SAC Sound-Off: Don't Forget Those Underdogs

SAC Sound-Off: Don't Forget Those Underdogs
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
First-year SAC member Madeleine Martindale tells us about a teammate who worked her way up from underdog to front of the line, and asks fans to keep those hard workers in mind when cheering on the favorites.
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Ultimate Teammate, Ultimate Captain

Ultimate Teammate, Ultimate Captain
Monday, October 1, 2012
The best captains are the most organized, and also the most caring teammates. Placing the team before themselves is not the cliché; it is expected.
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Did you see that? (9/24-9/30)

Did you see that? (9/24-9/30)
Monday, October 1, 2012
League champions have been crowned in a number of golf and tennis conferences, and we'll get to more of those next week. Volleyball and cross country provided the best of the non-football action from the week that was Sept. 24-30.
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