Entries for October 2014

Spring Lake Rallies, Claims 1st Finals Win

Spring Lake Rallies, Claims 1st Finals Win
Saturday, October 18, 2014
You could say that Spring Lake golf coach George Bitner was due. Bitner, who started coaching boys golf at Spring Lake in 1968 and founded the school’s girls golf program in 1980, reached the pinnacle Saturday when his girls team rallied for the school’s f...
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Country Day Claims 7 Flights, Team Trophy

Country Day Claims 7 Flights, Team Trophy
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Doubles competitors aren't viewed as second-class tennis players at Detroit Country Day. While there is more individual glory in playing singles, some of the Yellowjackets' best doubles players are perfectly content to help the team by staying put.
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Hackett Reaches Champion's Expectation

Hackett Reaches Champion's Expectation
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Members of Kalamazoo Hackett’s girls golf team noticed the winter hats right away Friday night while shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Grandville. The stylish hats were needed on a frigid afternoon at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, and t...
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Greenhills Extends Title Streak to 7

Greenhills Extends Title Streak to 7
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The Ann Arbor Greenhills boys tennis team made it seven MHSAA Finals titles in a row Saturday at Hope College when it captured the Lower Peninsula Division 4 state championship And for Greenhills coach Eric Gajar, title number seven was just as exciting as the previous...
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Preview: Chasing the Champions

Preview: Chasing the Champions
Friday, October 17, 2014
It’s not rare to see a repeat MHSAA Finals individual champion in cross country. Over the last decade alone, five Upper Peninsula runners have won multiple boys titles. But how likely are three repeat champions in one season?
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Preview: History in the Racing

Preview: History in the Racing
Friday, October 17, 2014
Gentz Homestead Golf Course in Harvey will host MHSAA Finals on Saturday that could showcase a few extremes in Upper Peninsula girls cross country. In Division 1, Marquette is seeking its 29th MHSAA team title. Ishpeming in Division 2, meanwhile, can add a crownin...
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Perspective: Value ... and Values

Perspective: Value ... and Values
Friday, October 17, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about what a great value high school sports are and the lifetime values they teach young people.
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The Antidote

The Antidote
Friday, October 17, 2014
Under the radar, in communities across Michigan and the nation, school-based competitive athletic programs are doing good things for students, schools and society.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 8

A Game for Every Fan: Week 8
Friday, October 17, 2014
Consider this little-known, or perhaps lesser-stated fact about the MHSAA football playoffs: Two weeks remain in the regular season. But 50 percent of the 616 teams eligible for the postseason still control their futures with opportunities to earn automatic berths....
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Preview: Title Streaks On The Line

Preview: Title Streaks On The Line
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Four of the most impressive winning streaks in any MHSAA sport are on the line at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals.  Ann Arbor Greenhills is playing for its seventh straight championship in Division 4. Midland Dow has won five straight in Di...
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Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs
Thursday, October 16, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the differences between high school and college and pro football when it comes to awarding automatic first downs.
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Preview: Next Wave of Champions

Preview: Next Wave of Champions
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
First-time champions are expected to dominate this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals. East Kentwood, South Lyon, Spring Lake and Kalamazoo Hackett are ranked first in Divisions 1-4, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Asso...
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New Member Among 8 Elected to Council

New Member Among 8 Elected to Council
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, and one new member was among those selected.
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Soccer, Cross Country LIVE on MHSAA.tv

Soccer, Cross Country LIVE on MHSAA.tv
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Live coverage of MHSAA Boys Soccer and Girls and Boys Cross Country postseason events begins tonight on MHSAA.tv.  Eight boys soccer District games will be broadcast live over the next three days. Also, for the first time, MHSAA.tv will have live streami...
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Summer School Sports

Summer School Sports
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
What we are talking about today are not only overdue changes, they are insufficient if we really want to return school sports to the central, most coveted and compelling sports experience for youth.
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2014 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing

2014 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Click below for this week's list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the seventh week of the season.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review
Monday, October 13, 2014
Just as things are finishing up this MHSAA football regular season, plenty is getting started. The 11-player playoff field is nearly half full with two weeks to play – 126 teams have earned automatic berths, with 66 more one win from joining them.
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Champions Built to Lead

Champions Built to Lead
Saturday, October 11, 2014
A variety of leadership styles are effective. Many leaders talk. Others save their voices, instead showing the way by walking the walk. Similarly, a variety of characteristics serve as building blocks for those who will their teams to success. This installment of our l...
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Perspective: It's a Game - Not a War

Perspective: It's a Game - Not a War
Friday, October 10, 2014
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson features the comments of a pregame speech encouraging the players to keep the upcoming contest in perspective.
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Mounting Evidence

Mounting Evidence
Friday, October 10, 2014
For multiple reasons, the multiple-sport experience is best. We must strive continually to make that experience possible for most of our student-athletes.
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