Entries for February 2015

West Claims D1 in Battle of TC Powers

West Claims D1 in Battle of TC Powers
Monday, February 23, 2015
Traverse City West didn't have a long walk to accept the MHSAA Division 1 girls skiing championship trophy. The Titans occupied four tables near the podium that had all four trophies — for the boys and girls team champions and runners-up — on it all day. An...
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Petoskey Continues Decade of Dominance

Petoskey Continues Decade of Dominance
Monday, February 23, 2015
Petoskey boys skiing coach Erik Lundteigen doesn't know if he would call his team's string of titles a dynasty. But after five straight MHSAA Division 2 boys championships, there's no other word for the Northmen's domination over the rest of the last half-decade. ...
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Harbor Springs Girls Retake D2 Title

Harbor Springs Girls Retake D2 Title
Monday, February 23, 2015
For the past three years, Harbor Springs has been trying to get back to the top of the mountain. On Monday, the Rams reached the pinnacle.
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Redettes Continue U.P. Finals Domination

Redettes Continue U.P. Finals Domination
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Marquette girls put together a solid performance in Saturday’s MHSAA Upper Peninsula Swimming and Diving Finals, retaining their title with 315 points. The Redettes repeated as champions and claimed their 13th title over the last 14 seasons. 
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Marquette Repeats in Record Fashion

Marquette Repeats in Record Fashion
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Marquette boys left nothing to chance Saturday as they retained their MHSAA Upper Peninsula Finals swimming and diving title with 326 points. The Redmen, also champions in 2014, broke four of five U.P. Finals records that fell on this day, with all also school and ...
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Perspective: Sign Up or Sign Off

Perspective: Sign Up or Sign Off
Friday, February 20, 2015
In this week's edition of MHSAA Perspective, John Johnson discusses how the perspective of parents in the stands towards officials would change if they were required at some point in time to become officials themselves.
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Supporting Sports Officials

Supporting Sports Officials
Friday, February 20, 2015
To make a difference of opinion about legislative strategy the litmus test of MHSAA support for officials is misguided at best and manipulative at worst.
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And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Sydney Brooks always has taken pride in her town, even as classmates talked about how there was nothing to do in Dowagiac and how they couldn’t wait to leave when high school was done. Turns out there’s a lot of fun to be had in her school’s corner of...
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#TBT: Coldwater Names Gym for Eby

#TBT: Coldwater Names Gym for Eby
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday night, Coldwater High School will once again honor its 1949 Class B boys basketball champions and their coach, Floyd Eby, as it dedicates its gymnasium during a girls-boys doubleheader against Battle Creek Harper Creek. It was Eby and his Cardinals squad that in...
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Be the Referee: Video Clip Library

Be the Referee: Video Clip Library
Thursday, February 19, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains MHSAA policy for video submitted to argue an official's call.
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LaClair Leads as Coach, AD, Mentor

LaClair Leads as Coach, AD, Mentor
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Leasa Griffith was introduced to Bronson’s Jean LaClair while officiating one of LaClair’s volleyball tournaments. Through the years and a variety of experiences since, the Mendon athletic director has had plenty of opportunities to appreciate LaClair&rsquo...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Plenty can change – and change again – over the course of a four-month high school basketball season. Click below for this week’s highlighted teams in each class that have jumped out of late – including a number that started slowly this winter b...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Only 10 undefeated teams remain with two weeks to play before the start of the MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament on March 2. None of those 10 is mentioned in this week's report. Instead, these are some of the teams in each class that impressed last week and appear to b...
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U.P. Swim & Dive Finals on MHSAA.tv

U.P. Swim & Dive Finals on MHSAA.tv
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Winter Championship Season on MHSAA.tv begins this weekend with two days of live coverage of the Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals at Marquette High School.
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Permission to Disagree

Permission to Disagree
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
If the board is always in total agreement, then management is not bringing the board tough enough topics. The subjects are not serious enough.
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Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We watched and enjoyed what hopefuls sent us from all over the state, then criss-crossed Michigan to see this season's best for ourselves.  And now it's your turn to vote for your favorite student cheering section of this season's Battle of the Fans IV. 
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Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class A
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored during a ceremony at halftime of the ...
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Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'

Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'
Monday, February 16, 2015
Nate Hiler was sitting silently in a mostly-silent social studies class when he erupted. Senior Trenton Lesniak burst out of another classroom and started yelling down both ends of the hall. Soon teachers were cheering as well as frenzy lifted Dowagiac High School. It ...
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MHSAA Teams with Sparrow Health

MHSAA Teams with Sparrow Health
Monday, February 16, 2015
Providing information and best practices to players, parents, coaches and administrators on how best to minimize health risks is a key component of keeping student-athletes safe. The MHSAA has teamed with Sparrow Health System of Lansing to better inform its member scho...
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No Easy Fix

No Easy Fix
Friday, February 13, 2015
Before our friends and allies turn their backs on us, they need to turn in the transfer situations where the rules already apply, and the undue influence (recruiting) they can document.
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