Entries for November 2015

Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews

Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why seven-person football crews are used for MHSAA Semifinals and Finals.
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'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning

'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning
Thursday, November 12, 2015
As most of Michigan’s high school athletes move inside this month for the start of winter sports, many will take part in a program introduced to Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools this fall that assists coaches and students in preparing for t...
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SBP Schools Receive Equipment Grants

SBP Schools Receive Equipment Grants
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A trio of MHSAA members involved in its School Broadcast Program has been named recipients of grants from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association to purchase equipment for their broadcasting programs.
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/11/15

Today in the MHSAA: 11/11/15
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Volleyball Regional Semifinals were the matches of the day Tuesday, and while all were noteworthy, below is a sampling of some that especially stuck out.
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Dow Charged to Make Deep Playoff Run

Dow Charged to Make Deep Playoff Run
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
When Midland Dow football players looked at the playoff accomplishments of past Chargers teams, it felt like they were getting a lesson in ancient history. There was the 1976 team that won the MHSAA Class A championship back when there were only two rounds in the playo...
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/10/15

Today in the MHSAA: 11/10/15
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
This is a transition week for many schools in Michigan, as some winter sports either started practice or started their second week, while volleyball teams and divers are prepping for MHSAA Regionals. Check out some of the headlines we uncovered during our daily drive ar...
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MVPs

MVPs
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The qualities of the MVP are usually apparent. ... But that’s not always the case; and it shouldn’t be.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R2 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoffs R2 in Review
Monday, November 9, 2015
The second week of the MHSAA football playoffs again was filled with rematches of some of the regular-season’s most touted games. And the mix of results – close wins, comebacks and victories by the avenged – surely will impact which teams appear in ni...
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/9/15

Today in the MHSAA: 11/9/15
Monday, November 9, 2015
Cross Country and Boys Soccer Finals, plus a few remaining Volleyball District championship games and girls swimming and diving league meets made this the most eventful weekend of the school year to date.
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Undefeated Manistique Makes Banner Run

Undefeated Manistique Makes Banner Run
Monday, November 9, 2015
Finally, the time has arrived to put volleyball on the sports map at Manistique High School. Under coach Amy Nixon, the Emeralds take an 18-0 record into this week's Regional. Their first District title came on the heels of their first Mid-Peninsula Conference champion...
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Highlight Reel: Boys Soccer Finals

Highlight Reel: Boys Soccer Finals
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, Mason, Grand Rapids South Christian and Burton Genesee Christian won MHSAA boys soccer championships Saturday. Click below for MHSAA.tv highlights from all four games, plus links to watch them in full.
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Mason Comes Back, Comes Through in D2

Mason Comes Back, Comes Through in D2
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The soccer season ended Saturday similarly to how it started for Mason. The big difference was that the Bulldogs were hoisting the Division 2 championship trophy at the end.
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Bowie, 'Clamp Nation' Lock Down D1 Win

Bowie, 'Clamp Nation' Lock Down D1 Win
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Moments after the end of the MHSAA Division 1 boys soccer championship game at Brighton High School late Saturday afternoon, students and fans from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central were chanting in unison, “MIS-TER SOC-CER.” The object of the chant was sen...
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Freyhof, Otsego Celebrate Finals Wins

Freyhof, Otsego Celebrate Finals Wins
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Erika Freyhof didn't say a whole lot when talking about herself, even on the day she won the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 cross country championship. What really got her to light up and open up was when the topic shifted to her team.
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D2 Champs Turn in Elite Performances

D2 Champs Turn in Elite Performances
Saturday, November 7, 2015
It finished as expected, with a duel between Algonac senior Morgan Beadlescomb and Corunna junior Noah Jacobs. However, the two fastest runners in the state this season had company for longer than anticipated during the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet Satur...
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Selvius Saves South Christian Title Effort

Selvius Saves South Christian Title Effort
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Grand Rapids South Christian goalkeeper Carter Selvius clutched the Division 3 championship trophy following the Sailors’ shootout victory against Williamston and happily said that no one would pry the trophy from his hands. That task, however, may have been muc...
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Genesee Christian Ends Run "Perfectly"

Genesee Christian Ends Run "Perfectly"
Saturday, November 7, 2015
A perfect season by the Burton Genesee Christian boys soccer team had a perfect finish. Four-year senior Jesse Oliver scored in overtime to give the Soldiers the winning margin in a 3-2 victory over Kalamazoo Hackett on Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 championshi...
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Division 1 Winners Lead Speedy Packs

Division 1 Winners Lead Speedy Packs
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Panic set in, but only momentarily. With all of the pressure that takes place in an MHSAA Cross Country Final, a runner could easily become unraveled by the unexpected. 
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First-Time Champs Reign in Boys D3

First-Time Champs Reign in Boys D3
Saturday, November 7, 2015
It would've made things easier for Abe Visser had James McCann not improved so much this year.  But Visser isn't interested in taking the easy path to success.
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Runners-up Become Champions in D4

Runners-up Become Champions in D4
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Zachary Pettinga of Saugatuck lost the race, but didn't lose his sense of humor. Explaining the decisive move made by Evart's Santana Scott, Pettinga said, "The top of his head blinded me. I lost my footing and everything."
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