Entries for June 2014

Country Day Wins Close to Close Title Run

Country Day Wins Close to Close Title Run
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Detroit Country Day this spring earned one of the most notable wins in Michigan boys lacrosse history. But despite handing Birmingham Brother Rice its first in-state loss since 2002, by a score of 8-7, the Yellowjackets also lost four one-goal games – and coach ...
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Preview: Boys Lacrosse Eyes on Detroit

Preview: Boys Lacrosse Eyes on Detroit
Friday, June 6, 2014
Some things change. Others stay the same.  For the first time in the decade of MHSAA Lacrosse Finals, all four boys teams playing for championships are from the Detroit area. But Birmingham Brother Rice, despite losing its first in-state game this spring sinc...
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Lockdown Logic

Lockdown Logic
Friday, June 6, 2014
One local school administrator confided that before instant Internet communications, it was standard operating procedure to focus first on kids’ safety.
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Preview: Familiar Foes in Girls Lacrosse

Preview: Familiar Foes in Girls Lacrosse
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Finalists taking the field Saturday to decide this season’s MHSAA girls lacrosse championships shouldn’t be surprised by much from their opponents on the other side of the field. Rockford and Ann Arbor Pioneer face off in Division 1 in a rematch of an April...
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Leinaar, Smith Receive 2014 Bush Awards

Leinaar, Smith Receive 2014 Bush Awards
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A pair of administrators who combined have served high school athletes for more than 60 years on local, state and national levels – Bear Lake athletic director Karen S. Leinaar and Buchanan athletic director Fredrick J. Smith – have been named recipients of ...
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Preview: Champs, Now Challengers Again

Preview: Champs, Now Challengers Again
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Last season’s Lower Peninsula Boys Golf Finals ended up among the most predictable in recent memory – Battle Creek Lakeview, Lansing Catholic and Kalamazoo Hackett all entered ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions, and all emerged as champions. Will th...
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Attitude Adjustment

Attitude Adjustment
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
. . . the best part of the evening for me was to hear administrators, coaches and boosters talk about student-athletes and observe parents soaking up the moments and messages.
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Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals

Tales of the Tape: Track & Field Finals
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Broadcasts of all seven MHSAA Track and Field Finals from Saturday are now available free of charge on MHSAA.TV. Click to watch some of the most notable highlights of performances from all over the state. 
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Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track

Kingsford Champion Again on Home Track
Monday, June 2, 2014
The Upper Peninsula Track Finals were still being held in Marquette the last time the Kingsford boys were crowned champions. It was 1990. Bill Clinton was president, gasoline was selling for approximately $1 a gallon and the Flivvers were U.P. Class A-B champs.
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Marquette 4-Peat Full of Milestones

Marquette 4-Peat Full of Milestones
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Marquette sophomore Lindsey Rudden on Saturday became the first female athlete to break the five-minute barrier in the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals, earning her second straight Division 1 title in 4 minutes, 55.28 seconds.  “At the beginning of th...
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Brimley Girls Add to UP D3 Dynasty

Brimley Girls Add to UP D3 Dynasty
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Brimley girls have earned their share of Upper Peninsula Division 3 track and field championships in recent years. They added another title to their collection Saturday by scoring 84 points.
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Saints Win Close to Finish Drive for 5

Saints Win Close to Finish Drive for 5
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Returning to Division 2 didn’t hinder the St. Ignace girls Saturday as they were crowned Upper Peninsula track and field champions for the fifth straight year. The Saints, who won in D-3 a year ago, edged defending champion West Iron County 116-107 for the D-2 t...
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Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2

Ishpeming Steps Up to 1st in UP D2
Sunday, June 1, 2014
After taking home the runner-up trophy a year ago, the Ishpeming boys track and field team took that final step up the podium in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals. The Hematites collected 115 points, earning their first title since 2003. They were fol...
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Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win

Cooper Leads Munsing to Dominant Win
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Prior to Saturday, 18 years had passed since the Munising boys last hoisted a trophy at the Upper Peninsula Track and Field Finals. The Mustangs, who were competing in Class C at that time, earned their first Division 3 title on Saturday with 107½ points. They ...
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Reading Returns to Take Final Step

Reading Returns to Take Final Step
Sunday, June 1, 2014
When Reading senior Michelle Davis looked over the girls track and field team prior to this year, she was a little surprised at what she discovered. “I looked at the freshmen coming up and saw that we weren’t losing as much as I thought,” she said. &l...
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Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly

Concord Conquers LP D4 Convincingly
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Concord distance runner Jesse Hersha imagined the Yellow Jackets would win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 track and field championship as far back as last summer. Or just about the time he heard that Nolen Bright-Mitchell was coming to Concord from Albion High Sc...
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