Entries for March 2013

Honoress Examples of Excellence

Honoress Examples of Excellence
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Dave Hutton had stepped away from the hockey program he’d started at Grandville High School more than a decade before when he was asked to come back and save it from extinction. He’s the first to say he was just one person who assisted in reviving the progr...
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Linked Up: Meet Miss Basketball

Linked Up: Meet Miss Basketball
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Freeland senior Tori Jankoska was named Michigan's Miss Basketball on Monday by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.  The 5-foot-8 guard helped her team to the Class B Semifinals in 2012. She'll continue her career this fall at Michigan State University...
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On the Hook

On the Hook
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Zealous advocates for child safety wish to protect children from any risk of physical exertion, while in the next breath they complain of youth inactivity and obesity.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Three reigning MHSAA girls basketball champions remain alive as we head into the final week of this season. They and two reigning runners-up are only one win away from returning to Michigan State University's Breslin Center.  But 27 more teams also sense how close...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Districts in Review

Breslin Bound: Boys Districts in Review
Monday, March 11, 2013
Two weeks remain in the MHSAA boys basketball season. And after last week's District tournaments, some contenders have survived what may end up their scariest game of a championship run – while others remain alive that probably many didn't expect.  ...
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Troy's Shabet Finishes with a First

Troy's Shabet Finishes with a First
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Christina Shabet knew it wasn’t the best thing to do during a competition, but she couldn't keep back the tears Saturday after falling off the beam for the second time. She’d also just watched another competitor put up a great score on the apparat...
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Unbeatable D Nets Brighton D1 Repeat

Unbeatable D Nets Brighton D1 Repeat
Sunday, March 10, 2013
James Milletics had the toughest seat in the house last season during Brighton's march to the MHSAA Division 1 hockey title. After being the Bulldogs' starting goaltender as a freshman most of the winter, Milletics sat the bench while senior Christian Michalik backstopp...
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Big 3 Leads Saline to Championship No. 4

Big 3 Leads Saline to Championship No. 4
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Although they were led by a trio of seniors who each won two individual events, a fourth consecutive MHSAA title was anything but a sure thing for Saline at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final at the Holland Aquatic Center. Saline’s big three of seniors Ad...
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Pioneers Make Every Second Count in D3

Pioneers Make Every Second Count in D3
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Rarely has a fifth-place finish meant more than it did Saturday afternoon to East Grand Rapids at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Michael H. Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. East Grand Rapids went into the final event &ndash...
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Holland Leads From Start to Finish in D2

Holland Leads From Start to Finish in D2
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A blazing, record-breaking photo finish in the first race of the day set the tone for Holland High as the boys swimming and diving team went wire-to-wire in first place of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday at Oakland University. The Dutch opened t...
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Cranes Land 16th MHSAA Finals Win

Cranes Land 16th MHSAA Finals Win
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Sometimes it seems like a given that a hockey player at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood will win at least one MHSAA championship during his career. But it's not always as easy as it may look to outsiders.
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'Team 43' Delivers 1st Livonia Title

'Team 43' Delivers 1st Livonia Title
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Livonia is one of the great hockey communities in Michigan, but had never been home to an MHSAA Finals champion. Until now. Livonia Stevenson brought a championship to the birthplace of former NHL star Mike Modano, beating Hartland 5-4 in the Division 2 title ga...
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Comets Vault to Record 6th MHSAA Title

Comets Vault to Record 6th MHSAA Title
Friday, March 8, 2013
Grand Ledge’s gymnasts knew what was at stake as they warmed up for their last rotation of the MHSAA Team Final on Friday. And they realized how much more would be lost if they didn’t rally one more time this season.
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Fantasy Land

Fantasy Land
Friday, March 8, 2013
In theory, NATA’s notions are nice ideas; but in practice, they are less safe for the participants.
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Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet

Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The most hopeful of MHSAA gymnastics teams have been forced to chase Grand Ledge for more than five seasons.  But of any Finals weekend during the Comets' half-decade run of perfection, this could be the one other teams make their strongest push to catch up.
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Finals Preview: Ready for Launch

Finals Preview: Ready for Launch
Thursday, March 7, 2013
This winter so far has been one of repeat champions – be it all four during last weekend's MHSAA Cheer Finals, or in three of four divisions at the Team Wrestling Finals the week before.  Only Saline is expected to repeat as winner at an MHSAA Lower Pen...
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Finals Preview: The Puck Starts Here

Finals Preview: The Puck Starts Here
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Two things are sure to occur at this weekend's MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals.  At least one Division 2 finalist will play in a title game for the first time. And no matter which wins Saturday, that team will take leave Plymouth's Compuware Arena with its first MHSAA Fin...
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Trophy Pose Turns Into Trophy Win

Trophy Pose Turns Into Trophy Win
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Vandercook Lake High School girls bowling coach Todd Reichard likes each of his athletes to complete her toss with a hand up in the air like a bowling trophy. Those who don’t complete their throws with a trophy pose are assigned to a two-minute penalty in the pos...
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Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale

Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tickets for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Girls and Boys Basketball Finals are on sale now from the Breslin Center Ticket Office.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Districts in Review

Breslin Bound: Girls Districts in Review
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The most-used coach cliche' this time of year revolves around the difficulty for a team to beat an opponent a third time in the playoffs after sweeping said opponent during the regular season.  But those words of wisdom played out in more than a few cases during g...
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