Entries for May 2012


Misdirection

Misdirection
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I often arrange my days so I can see their sunrises and sunsets; so I have seen more of them, and paused longer over them, than most people I know.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, May 21, 2012
Track and field, tennis and lacrosse teams have begun their marches toward MHSAA championships, but a number of sports are making offseason news as well. Here's our sampling of some of the most intriguing from all over the state last week.
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Playing with Purpose

Playing with Purpose
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Lauren Hooker gets up for every lacrosse game. She and her teammates will dress the same for school, send each other pump-up messages throughout the day and carry that momentum into the locker room and onto the field. But she admits she plays her best against her toug...
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Cowboys hoping to ride into Battle Creek

Cowboys hoping to ride into Battle Creek
Friday, May 18, 2012
At least once a week, former longtime Detroit Western baseball coach Ziggy Gonzalez stops in to Cowboys practice to offer a taste of the program’s history. “I tell these guys, we don’t know where we’re going if we don’t know where we’...
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The Spoken Word

The Spoken Word
Friday, May 18, 2012
But still, l like the spoken word.  Where the speaker has spent time thinking about how the words sound, alone and in combination.  A speaker who uses stories to tell a story.
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The Wilson Rules (Battle Creek Enquirer)

The Wilson Rules (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Battle Creek's Dan Wilson has officiated football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball over 50 years of service, and was recently recognized for his half-century of work by the Michigan High School Athletic Association at our annual officials banquet.
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#SocialStudies: Break Time

#SocialStudies: Break Time
Thursday, May 17, 2012
You know those days when the teacher is gone and the sub puts on a movie all day? That's this week in #SocialStudies. Professor Andi Osters will be back with version 13.0 next week.
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An errant drive, but a right-on response

An errant drive, but a right-on response
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Junior Garcia was minding his own round last week when, seemingly out of the sky, he was nailed in the hand by an opponent's golf ball.  It clearly hurt -- so much so, he had to quit his round before finishing. He could've responded in a number of ways. Many of us...
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Friendly Competition

Friendly Competition
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
When Walled Lake Central junior Taylor Krumm dove for third base during her final game of the Michigan Stars Tournament two weekends ago, an opposing fielder stood in front of the bag, hoping to tag her out. But it wasn't a stranger in that green and white uniform; it...
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SAC Sound-off: Familiar Opponent

SAC Sound-off: Familiar Opponent
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A softball game two weeks ago gave two MHSAA Student Advisory Council members from opposing schools an opportunity for friendly competition.
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High 5s: 5/15/12

High 5s: 5/15/12
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This week's honorees include arguably Michigan's top distance runner, top lacrosse player, and a baseball team looking to assert itself at the top while representing the state's largest city.
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Deepening Appreciation

Deepening Appreciation
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
As we develop administrative tools to ease the local school administrative burden, we deepen our understanding of the work in which local administrators are engaged.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, May 14, 2012
It's league championship time, and the week that was May 7-12 provided for a good share the first of many championship-level opportunities to shine.
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A Champion of Sportsmanship as well

A Champion of Sportsmanship as well
Monday, May 14, 2012
While his teammates ran against White Lake Lakeland last Tuesday, Devin Kimberlin was inside Walled Lake Northern High School studying for an Advanced Placement exam. He had about 10 minutes to spare to run one race – and hoped Garret Zuk would help him make it wo...
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This Week on MHSAA.tv

This Week on MHSAA.tv
Friday, May 11, 2012
Spring sports broadcasts from the Grand Rapids, mid-Michigan and northern Lower Peninsula areas are populating MHSAA.tv thanks to efforts by students in coordination with the Student Broadcast Program.
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Tools of Thought

Tools of Thought
Friday, May 11, 2012
I am famous at home and office for my lack of keyboarding skills. The only “C” grade I received in high school was a summer school course in what was then called “typing.”
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Emeralds' Nagy a Hidden Gem No Longer

Emeralds' Nagy a Hidden Gem No Longer
Friday, May 11, 2012
An opposing golf coach joked this spring that he'll always be able to say he beat Manistique's Michael Nagy – when Nagy was 12. Other opposing coaches consider it a privilege to grant their players the opportunity to walk a match with the reigning Upper Peninsula ...
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#SocialStudies v12.0

#SocialStudies v12.0
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Who would win a 100-meter dash between a mariner, a bear, a blue hawk and a sailor doing back-flips? We've got the answer.
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Clarkston's No. 1 Rises to New Challenge

Clarkston's No. 1 Rises to New Challenge
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Katie Brozovich's energy and spirit show through in how she puts her body into every shot. And they come out when she’s frustrated with herself and fires up an impromptu personal pep talk on the court. “When I’m frustrated, I’m not the one to ho...
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