Entries for March 2012

Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough

Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Brighton had only 11 shots on goal in Saturday’s Division 1 Final. But the Bulldogs needed only four to go in – including senior Chet Daavettila’s game-winner with 1 minute, 32 seconds to play.
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Division 2: This time, it's Brother Rice

Division 2: This time, it's Brother Rice
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mackenzie MacEachern and Thomas Ebbing have known each other since they were 2. They’ve played hockey on the same teams for five years. And there was no way they were going to end their final high school game together for Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice with anothe...
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Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights

Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights
Friday, March 9, 2012
Grand Ledge faced a possibility Friday at Kenowa Hills High School that none of its gymnasts had known before. No gymnast on the team had experienced a high school loss. But the Comets were coming off a frustrating performance on their best apparatus, vault, and needed...
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Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets

Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets
Friday, March 9, 2012
For the past four seasons, MHSAA gymnastics has begun and ended with Grand Ledge. The Comets have won four straight team championships. Grand Ledge gymnasts also have claimed the last five Division 1 individual titles, and senior Christine Wilson was Division 2 in 201...
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U.S. Soccer Gets a Red Card

U.S. Soccer Gets a Red Card
Friday, March 9, 2012
Today I express an opposite opinion about U.S. Soccer which has created a “Development Academy” that has announced it is moving to a 10-month season beginning in the fall of 2012.
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Boys Swimming and Diving: Finals Primer

Boys Swimming and Diving: Finals Primer
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Swim coaches, more than those for any sport, have an ability to predict how a meet will end long before their athletes actually take to the water. That said, predictions obviously don’t always come true. But here are some the teams, relays and individuals who co...
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#SocialStudies v6.0

#SocialStudies v6.0
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Grenade avocados, tiny soccer players and a Snow man. Oh my ...
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Finals Face-Off at Compuware Arena

Finals Face-Off at Compuware Arena
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The ice has disappeared from the hometowns of this weekend's Division 2 Ice Hockey Semifinalists. But the best hockey action of the season will take place beginning today at Plymouth's Compuware Arena.
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Today on MHSAA.TV

Today on MHSAA.TV
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Coverage of MHSAA championship events by Fox Sports Detroit and the MHSAA Network continues this weekend with live streams and television broadcasts from the Ice Hockey and Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming and Diving Finals. See more at MHSAA.tv. Additional events are add...
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McCullen Reaches Milestone: 300 wins

McCullen Reaches Milestone: 300 wins
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Bill McCullen truly earned his 300th coaching victory — the program’s first-ever tournament win as a Class A school — in the first round of MHSAA District action by defeating No. 4-ranked St. Johns on Feb. 27.
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SAC Sound-off: You get one question

SAC Sound-off: You get one question
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
We asked the SAC members to name one person they'd like to meet, and the one question they'd ask.
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Plenty to cheer about for Richmond

Plenty to cheer about for Richmond
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Third, third and second. Those are the places Richmond's cheer team had finished at Division 3 Finals over the last three seasons, respectively. This winter, the Blue Devils were ranked No. 1 the entire season -- and seemed destined to finish first for the first time...
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High 5s - 3/6/12

High 5s - 3/6/12
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Skiing, wrestling and cheer champions make this week's list.
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Kermit's Baton (Birmingham Eccentric)

Kermit's Baton (Birmingham Eccentric)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Michigan's track and cross country community mourned the loss two weeks ago of former Birmingham Seaholm coach Kermit Ambrose, who died after a full 101 years including many putting a heavy stamp on the high school running scene.
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Lacrosse Logic

Lacrosse Logic
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sometimes the administrators of school sports will be heard to say, “Is ours the only sport program that cares about kids’ well-being?”
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, March 5, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from Feb. 27 - March 3.
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Undefeated, still champion, now legend

Undefeated, still champion, now legend
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Taylor Massa looked up to Davison’s Brett Metcalf as a kid and grew up only 30 minutes from Williamston’s Simmons brothers. And the St. Johns senior surely knows all about Hesperia’s Justin Zeerip as well. Massa has been mentioned with those names for...
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MHSA(Q&)A: St. Johns wrestling coach Zane Ballard

MHSA(Q&)A: St. Johns wrestling coach Zane Ballard
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Seven more Redwings earned individual MHSAA titles Saturday -- to go with a third-straight team title won a week ago.
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Cheer Finals: Favorites, Now Winners

Cheer Finals: Favorites, Now Winners
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Gibraltar Carlson, Richmond and Michigan Center came into Saturday's Competitive Cheer Finals at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions this season. All three left as MHSAA champions.
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Boys Singles Finals: No Pins to Spare

Boys Singles Finals: No Pins to Spare
Sunday, March 4, 2012
No one said becoming the first-ever two-time boys MHSAA Singles champ would be easy. But after the winning the Division 1 title as a sophomore, Davison senior Taylor Greene took home top honors for the second time by defeating Lake Orion senior Kevin Yang on Saturday a...
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