Entries for March 2013

2013-14 School Year Classifications Announced

2013-14 School Year Classifications Announced
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2013-14 school year have been announced, with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments set up by divisions to b...
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Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys C-D Semis Preview
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If new MHSAA champions are crowned in Class C and D this weekend at Michigan State's University's Breslin Center, there's a possibility they'll celebrate another accomplishment to go along with taking home the top trophy – beating last season's champion ...
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Out-Punting Our Coverage

Out-Punting Our Coverage
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Strewn along almost every shore is the waste of nations outliving their means. Plastic in all shapes and colors, from products of all types – bottles, toys, sandals, tools.
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Linked Up: Meet Mr. Basketball

Linked Up: Meet Mr. Basketball
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
To casual high school basketball fans who hadn't heard about him coming up, Monte Morris introduced himself during Flint Beecher's run to last season's MHSAA Class C championship.  On Monday, the Iowa State recruit won a close competition among the top three final...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tonight's MHSAA boys basketball Quarterfinals include plenty of matchups you'd expect to see during the final week of the season – and a few that will establish clear favorites as we move to Breslin Center this weekend. 
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Martians Claim Class B Over Rival Powers

Martians Claim Class B Over Rival Powers
Saturday, March 16, 2013
To coach Jason Gray’s left sat Taylor Gleason, still in her Goodrich basketball uniform, but already representing the past for the Martians’ program just moments after her final high school game. To his right in the postgame press conference sat...
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Manchester Celebrates 1st Championship

Manchester Celebrates 1st Championship
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Taylor Manders placed a hand on each side of her head Saturday, not entirely sure what to say when her sister Jessie ran up and gave her a huge hug. A few seconds later, they and their teammates would celebrate the first MHSAA Finals championship in Manchester High Sch...
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Class A Champs Repeat in Grand Fashion

Class A Champs Repeat in Grand Fashion
Saturday, March 16, 2013
With the cameras capturing Grand Haven’s championship celebration, Abby Cole successfully avoided an emotional meltdown. That changed in the privacy of the Bucs’ locker room deep inside the Breslin Center. It was there that the 6-foot-5 sen...
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Saints Finish Perfect Run with 4th Title

Saints Finish Perfect Run with 4th Title
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Saturday’s Class D Final at the Breslin Center lined up to finish with another celebration for Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, and one that would be etched into MHSAA history as the Lakers aspired for a fourth-straight title.  But St. Ignace also has been a...
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Goodrich Gains Spot in All-Flint Final

Goodrich Gains Spot in All-Flint Final
Friday, March 15, 2013
On paper, at least, there were a few semi-viable reasons to not forecast Goodrich returning to Saturday’s Class B championship game at the Breslin Center.  But senior Taylor Gleason never bought any of it. She knew all along how this month would play out.&nb...
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Powered Up for Another Title Run

Powered Up for Another Title Run
Friday, March 15, 2013
There was a time, not long ago, when Flint Powers Catholic was expected to show up at the MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals just about every season.  And there’s been an expectation these last few years that the Chargers would soon return. 
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GP South Set for Saturday Rematch

GP South Set for Saturday Rematch
Friday, March 15, 2013
The last time Grosse Pointe South visited the Breslin Center, it came within 12 seconds of winning its first MHSAA girls basketball championship.  And there’s no hiding that the Blue Devils players and coaches have been planning for this weekend since just a...
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Bucs Earn Shot at Grand Finale

Bucs Earn Shot at Grand Finale
Friday, March 15, 2013
Grand Haven’s girls basketball players toppled over each other on the Breslin Center floor Friday afternoon just as they did in celebrating their first Class A championship here a year before. But the Buccaneers also realized they have one more game to win to fin...
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An Excuse to Get Together

An Excuse to Get Together
Friday, March 15, 2013
The contests, concerts and dramatic performances for the public were almost entirely beside the point.
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Lakers' Historical Runs Lives On

Lakers' Historical Runs Lives On
Thursday, March 14, 2013
One way or another, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes was going to be one of the most intriguing stories from this weekend’s MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals at the Breslin Center. But with a quarter to play in Thursday’s last Class D Semifinal, it wasn’t...
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Experience Pays for Veteran Saints

Experience Pays for Veteran Saints
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Senior Sarah Cullip and junior Kelley Wright learned a few things during their previous trips to Breslin Center that surely came to mind during Thursday’s Class D Semifinal against Climax-Scotts.  And with neither team able to find the back of the net, both ...
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Nouvel Sets Stage for Photo Finish

Nouvel Sets Stage for Photo Finish
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A photo at the Hengesbach home shows Saginaw Nouvel coach Kris and her then-seventh grade daughter Taylor hugging after the Panthers’ first MHSAA girls basketball championship, in 2007. They’re hoping to take the same picture Saturday, but this time with mo...
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Manchester Earns First Final Berth

Manchester Earns First Final Berth
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This season isn't the first that Manchester has looked like an MHSAA championship contender.  Big things were expected a year ago as well – but the Lady Dutch panicked in a Regional Final against Riverview Gabriel Richard and saw their season end t...
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Breslin Bound: Girls A-B Semis Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls A-B Semis Preview
Thursday, March 14, 2013
There are more unranked than top-ranked teams playing in this weekend's MHSAA Class A and B Semifinals at Michigan State University's Breslin Center. Dexter and Midland Bullock Creek didn't receive a vote in The Associated Press' polls heading into the offseason. But t...
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Breslin Bound: Girls C-D Semifinals Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls C-D Semifinals Preview
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Flint Northern, from 1978-81 in Class A, is the only school in MHSAA history to win four straight Girls Basketball Finals championships.  Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes can become the next to achieve that feat by claiming the Class D title this weekend.
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