Entries for May 2012

SAC Sound-off: Lessons Taught

SAC Sound-off: Lessons Taught
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Student Advisory Council members passed on lessons they imparted to teammates in 2011-12.
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Blue Devils Running Down Records

Blue Devils Running Down Records
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Coach Steve Zaranek started a Grosse Pointe South girls track and field program in 1980 that became both sizable and successful over its first three decades. The near-simultaneous high school arrivals of some of the school’s top athletes of all-time then paved a ...
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High 5s: 5/8/12

High 5s: 5/8/12
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
We're a week away from our first MHSAA spring postseason events, and these contenders -- all reigning MHSAA champions -- have been playing at that elite level all season.
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The Long View

The Long View
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Day-to-day fretting causes heartburn for investors who ignore their long-term investment strategies and goals.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, May 7, 2012
Grosse Pointe South's 3,200 relay is making headlines as the track season nears its midway point, and so did a reorganization of the Detroit PSL that came out during the week of April 30-May 5.
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Making the Right Calls for 50 years

Making the Right Calls for 50 years
Monday, May 7, 2012
Lyle Berry began this track season with about 10-12 events on his officiating schedule. But when administrators he’s known for decades called for help, that slate quickly doubled in size for this year’s MHSAA Vern L. Norris Award winner. The Rockford r...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Official Lyle Berry

MHSA(Q&)A: Official Lyle Berry
Monday, May 7, 2012
Rockford’s Lyle Berry Berry received the MHSAA’s Vern L. Norris Award on Saturday for his contributions to officiating, mentoring and officials’ education.
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One-on-one with Kathy McGee (CMU)

One-on-one with Kathy McGee (CMU)
Monday, May 7, 2012
Legendary former Flint Powers Catholic girls basketball coach Kathy McGee announced in March that she'd be retiring after the last five seasons spent as an assistant with the Central Michigan University women's basketball team. CMUChippewas.com tells us about her Hall o...
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Risks & Rewards

Risks & Rewards
Friday, May 4, 2012
And in this so-called “modern world,” . . . it has never taken more courage to be a sports official than it does today.
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This Week on MHSAA.tv

This Week on MHSAA.tv
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Winter coverage of Michigan High School Athletic Association championships on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS wraps up on Saturday with the premier showing of the Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals beginning at noon.
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The Throws of a Record-Setting Season

The Throws of a Record-Setting Season
Thursday, May 3, 2012
So far this season, Walled Lake Central's Cullen Prena has broken both his school and the Oakland County discus records.His best throw topped 187 feet -- only 11 shy of what he'd need to break the MHSAA Finals record later this spring.  But here’s the kicker...
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Scoreboard: AAGR wins at Williamston

Scoreboard: AAGR wins at Williamston
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard emerged from a exceptional field including some of the highest-ranked soccer teams from Division 2 and 3 on Saturday at the Williamston Invitational. The Fighting Irish, ranked No. 6 in Division 3, beat the No. 3 Hornets in a shootout in the c...
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SAC Sound-off: Who do you cheer for most?

SAC Sound-off: Who do you cheer for most?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
When it comes to following sports, almost all of our SAC members do their heaviest rooting for college teams.
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Mona Shores Packs a Powerful Swing

Mona Shores Packs a Powerful Swing
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The chances are good Muskegon Mona Shores will continue facing more senior-laden opponents this spring. But just because the Sailors are made up of all juniors and freshmen, it doesn’t mean they don’t carry significant experience onto the course.
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Still cheering on the Nimrods

Still cheering on the Nimrods
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Early in 2004 the nation discovered Watersmeet, Michigan. But when 81-year-old Watersmeet resident Dale Jenkins, clad in classic hunter’s orange, closed one of ESPN’s “Without Sports” commercials with fists clenched while proclaiming “Go N...
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Spartans' Sprinter Driven to Finish Fast

Spartans' Sprinter Driven to Finish Fast
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sarita Dotson is one of those athletes who always is focused full-speed ahead -- and on those rare days when she's not, she puts on that her usual determined face as much for herself as to be an example for her younger teammates. But there's an impressive depth to how ...
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High 5s - 5/1/12

High 5s - 5/1/12
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
To be the best you've got to compete against the best, and these honorees all ended up at the top of impressive fields last week.
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MHSAA Names new SAC members

MHSAA Names new SAC members
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2012-13 academic year have been selected to serve a two-year term on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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Destiny

Destiny
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
“You never know,” he said, “when you are five minutes from your destiny.”
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