Entries for February 2013

Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off

Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This Division 3 Finals weekend already looks familiar with five of last season's eight Quarterfinalists making the trip back to Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. And top seeds Dundee and Richmond are slated to meet again for the championship – like they did...
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Division 4: Chasing Hudson

Division 4: Chasing Hudson
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With a fifth-straight MHSAA Division 4 championship Saturday, Hudson would join Davison as the only two schools to accomplish that feat since the Team Finals began in 1988.  But seven other teams at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena will do their best to make their own...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Only a few boys basketball teams remain this season that look unstoppable with the playoffs set to begin in two weeks.  Those squads top this week's list of recent high achievers. But in a bit of irony, they are  followed by teams that over the last week knoc...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 12
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The girls basketball season has entered its final week, and teams are finishing historical runs and preparing to start anew Monday with the beginning of Districts all over the state.  This week's report highlights 10 teams that have been riding high of late, and f...
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Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The five finalists for this year's Battle of the Fans II championship have had their opportunities to show us what's exceptional about their student cheering sections.  Over the next three days, we want you to tell us which you think is most deserving of claiming ...
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Raising Expectations for Managing Heat and Humidity

Raising Expectations for Managing Heat and Humidity
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The MHSAA Representative Council is scheduled to vote on March 22, 2013, to approve a “Model Policy for Managing Heat and Humidity” . . .
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Scholars and Athletes 2013: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2013: Class A
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 13 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.
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Welcome to the Woods: Small Town, Big Heart

Welcome to the Woods: Small Town, Big Heart
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dilan Shearer and Josh Money would’ve stood together this winter at the lead of the “The Herd,” which has transformed from a loosely-organized cheerers to an example of student section fervor at its most efficient. Sadly, the most super of superf...
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Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown

Sault Boys Use Depth To Win U.P. Crown
Saturday, February 16, 2013
When Denise Mayer began her duties as co-head swimming coach at Sault Ste. Marie High School last fall, she didn’t really know what to expect from the Blue Devils. “We started with just a handful of swimmers,” she said. “We had lost a lot of s...
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Gremlin Girls Swim To U.P. Title

Gremlin Girls Swim To U.P. Title
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Many of the Houghton High School girls may be too young to remember when the Gremlins had last earned an Upper Peninsula swimming title. The Gremlins, however, created their own memories on Saturday as they gained their first title in 12 years with 339 points. They wer...
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Raising Expectations for Preparedness

Raising Expectations for Preparedness
Friday, February 15, 2013
Over the next four years we will be exploring for and implementing what we hope are both effective and practical means of raising expectations for coaches preparedness.
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Coaches: Making a Difference

Coaches: Making a Difference
Thursday, February 14, 2013
For many students, continuing education occurs after the final bell, and their best teachers wear whistles. This first installment in "Making a Difference" serves as an overview of the value of dedicated coaches and their influence on high school athletes as they build...
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Scholars and Athletes 2013: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2013: Class B
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.
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Four Thrusts for Four Years

Four Thrusts for Four Years
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
“Four thrusts for four years.” That’s the phrase we’re using to keep us focused and, we hope, effective in addressing some of the most pressing health and safety issues of school sports.
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Coopology: The Study of Being Rowdy

Coopology: The Study of Being Rowdy
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Trent Courtright’s voice was gone, and his face paint mostly had washed away by the end of Friday’s Zeeland East boys basketball game against Muskegon Mona Shores. He predicted he’d sleep well that night, reveling in another Chix victory and the part ...
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Lessons Learned Keep Paying Off

Lessons Learned Keep Paying Off
Friday, February 8, 2013
Michigan High School Athletic Association assistant director Gina Mazzolini recently discussed her college sports career with CMUChippewas.com as part of its Title IX Anniversary Celebration Series. 
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Guarding Secrets

Guarding Secrets
Friday, February 8, 2013
How fatiguing it must be and, ultimately, how futile it is to try to keep secrets.
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Fighting Irish Stand Together

Fighting Irish Stand Together
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The day Bridget was taken off her ventilator, all of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard gathered in the school’s chapel to pray for the 12-year-old member of their family. The saddest days at Gabriel Richard have only a slight connection with the Fighting Irish’s st...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Being successful in the MHSAA Tournament can be all about playing well at the right time.  Some of the records for teams on this week's list of high performers aren't too pretty. But if these teams can keep up their strong play the rest of this month, postseason f...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 10
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Few other regular-season wins could ever produce the joy that comes with a championship-clinching victory. But avenging a loss comes pretty close. 
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