Entries for January 2015

Perspective: Bowled Over

Perspective: Bowled Over
Friday, January 16, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a bowling match he sat in on last week, and how well the sport has fit in over the last 10 years.
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#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III

#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The MHSAA and its Student Advisory Council will kick of this winter's Battle of the Fans IV on Friday with a visit to reigning champion Beaverton.  In advance, let's recall what earned our first three champions -- Frankenmuth in 2012, Buchanan in 2013 and Beaverto...
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Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 2

Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 2
Thursday, January 15, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains further the use of video replay during MHSAA tournament events and why it is difficult to expand use at the high school level.
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NFHS Honors 4 of Michigan's Finest

NFHS Honors 4 of Michigan's Finest
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Three longtime Michigan high school coaches and one of the state’s most highly-respected athletic directors were recognized Wednesday by the National Federation of State High School Associations Coaches Association.
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Wassink Joins Elite MHSAA Passers

Wassink Joins Elite MHSAA Passers
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Grand Rapids South Christian quarterback Jon Wassink capped his high school career this fall by leading the Sailors to the Division 4 championship – after taking his team to a runner-up finish in 2013 and watching injured from the sidelines as South Christian won ...
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Highlights Return to MHSAA.tv

Highlights Return to MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Weekly highlights from games produced by MHSAA members participating in the School Broadcast Program return this week to the MHSAA.tv website.
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Perspectives on Popularity

Perspectives on Popularity
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The NFL’s longest waiting list to become a season ticket holder is found in the NFL’s smallest market, Green Bay, where the waiting list to become a Packer season ticket holder is now 30 years. 
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 6
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Most if not all MHSAA girls basketball teams have reached the midpoints of their regular seasons, or will do so by this week’s end. And many of the best we’ve seen so far are winners we’ve come to expect over the years – although this week&rsquo...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
With the beginning of January comes the end of holiday basketball showcases and a switch in focus by MHSAA teams toward local opponents, conference races and the haul of the second half of the regular season. The first week of 2015 saw the ranks of the undefeated decre...
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#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers

#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers
Monday, January 12, 2015
Perennial powers are beginning to emerge as the MHSAA Student Advisory Council embarks again on its quest to reward Michigan's top high school student cheering section. Reigning champion Beaverton is back for Battle of the Fans IV, while 2013 champion Buchanan is a fina...
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Perspective: Three Jobs

Perspective: Three Jobs
Friday, January 9, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson talks about a recent Sports Illustrated column where the writer – a hockey parent – reminds everyone that there are three jobs to be performed during a game, and that each party sh...
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Story Power

Story Power
Friday, January 9, 2015
More people visit our websites on a typical day than visit our office in East Lansing during an entire year.
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Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1

Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1
Thursday, January 8, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the use of video replay during MHSAA tournament events. 
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Variety of Events LIVE on MHSAA.tv

Variety of Events LIVE on MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
One of the great features of the MHSAA School Broadcast Program is that there’s no limit to the different types of activities that can be covered, and some of that diversity will be on display this coming week on the MHSAA.tv website.
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Records Report: Duo Among All-Time Best

Records Report: Duo Among All-Time Best
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Birmingham Brother Rice’s Alex Malzone and Grant Perry finished up careers this fall that leave them among the most accomplished pass catch duo in MHSAA history.  The duo's names recently were added to the record book listings, along with...
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Committee Work

Committee Work
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
It is appropriate for committees to ask: Who was not in the room when this recommendation was drafted? Who will not be served well by this change?
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Post-Break
Monday, January 5, 2015
The new year and end of break means midseason is approaching for MHSAA girls basketball teams – and the elite are beginning to separate from the rest of the pack. Click below for four teams from each class that shined especially brightly while school was out.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Monday, January 5, 2015
Schools have re-opened for 2015. But there’s plenty to review from the end of 2014 as boys basketball teams get ready for their familiar league schedules. Read on for four teams from each class that stuck out over the two-week break. 
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2015 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway

2015 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway
Monday, January 5, 2015
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2015 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, March 5-7 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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Rocket Science

Rocket Science
Friday, January 2, 2015
There cannot be a problem of school sports that is more complicated than those of space exploration, except for one feature – which is that our problems deal with people ...
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