Entries for October 2016

Today in the MHSAA: 10/24/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/24/16
Monday, October 24, 2016
This weekend wasn’t all about football, as Upper Peninsula cross country teams ran to a total of six championships and a number of soccer teams finished District title runs.
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Repeat Winners Dominate Boys Finals

Repeat Winners Dominate Boys Finals
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Early in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals, there was a feeling Negaunee junior Colton Yesney was about to break the 16-minute barrier for five kilometers at Beauchamp’s Grove. He did just that by covering the 3.1 miles in a course-record 15 ...
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2 New Champions Rise at UP Girls Finals

2 New Champions Rise at UP Girls Finals
Sunday, October 23, 2016
It was a history-making day for the Sault Ste. Marie High School girls Saturday as they were crowned Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country champions for the first time with 34 points. Ishpeming reigned again in Division 2, and the Cedarville girls won for the first ...
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Preview: New Contenders Emerge

Preview: New Contenders Emerge
Friday, October 21, 2016
Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals are guaranteed to crown three first-time individual champions, and one of last season’s team title-winners is expected to be replaced as well at Beauchamp Cross Country Course. Two-time reigning Division ...
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Preview: Champs Favored to Reign Again

Preview: Champs Favored to Reign Again
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Upper Peninsula’s dominant girls cross country programs will be looking to add to those legacies Saturday at Gladstone’s Beauchamp Cross Country Course. Marquette is seeking its fourth straight title in Division 1, while Ishpeming in Division 2 and Chas...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/21/16

This Week in High School Sports: 10/21/16
Friday, October 21, 2016
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features the title by Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett in boys tennis, discusses football extra points in itsBe The Referee segment, and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective previewing the Football Pl...
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Turnover

Turnover
Friday, October 21, 2016
One of every seven MHSAA member high schools has an athletic director this year who has not served in that role for at least the past five years.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/21/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/21/16
Friday, October 21, 2016
Arguably the biggest upset of a week’s worth of unexpected results highlighted Thursday’s statewide soccer action, as the top-ranked team in Division 1 was eliminated during District play.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 Preview
Friday, October 21, 2016
The sun is setting on another Michigan high school football regular season.  But the lights haven't gone off yet for 180 teams holding out hope of playing their way into this season's playoff field.
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Camden-Frontier Enjoys 8-Player Rebirth

Camden-Frontier Enjoys 8-Player Rebirth
Thursday, October 20, 2016
When it comes to football at Camden-Frontier, fewer is better. Three times better. After enduring back-to-back winless seasons in 2014-15, Camden-Frontier made the switch from 11- to 8-player football. The result? The Redskins are 5-1 this season with a shot at making...
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Performance: Dow's Varun Shanker

Performance: Dow's Varun Shanker
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Midland Dow's Varun Shanker finished an incredibly successful and in a few ways unprecedented career Saturday by winning the No. 1 singles championship at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final while leading the Chargers to their first team championship since 2013. ...
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Be the Referee: Point After Touchdown

Be the Referee: Point After Touchdown
Thursday, October 20, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how high school rules differ from those used by colleges when it comes to what's allowed after extra-point tries.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/20/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/20/16
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A few more "upsets" rang out across the boys soccer tournament Wednesday as a number of teams clinched appearances in District Finals.
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Scholar-Athlete Applications Available

Scholar-Athlete Applications Available
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2016-17 school year.
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105 Schools Recognized As HEARTSafe

105 Schools Recognized As HEARTSafe
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) have awarded 105...
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River Rouge Star Wilburn Remembered

River Rouge Star Wilburn Remembered
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
One of the captains from the legendary boys basketball teams of the early 1960s at River Rouge passed away earlier this month. Ken Wilburn, 72, a forward on the 1961 and 1962 teams that were part of a since-unequaled streak in Michigan high school basketball – fi...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/19/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/19/16
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
District soccer continued Tuesday and league champions were crowned in volleyball and cross country all over the Lower Peninsula – but the must-see stories are a pair of “good reads” coming out of the Jackson and Alpena areas.
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Saugatuck Racing Toward New Challenge

Saugatuck Racing Toward New Challenge
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
It’s tough enough for a team to defend an MHSAA Finals championship. It might be even more difficult to do it in an unfamiliar division. The Saugatuck boys cross country team will be presented with that challenge this season after a slight change in enrollment bu...
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Parents Master Art of Schedule Juggling

Parents Master Art of Schedule Juggling
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
If it’s Tuesday, it must be volleyball — or is it soccer or maybe swimming? Time to check the calendar, the phone app or the white board. To keep up with two or more students involved in different sports in the same season, families have devised their own w...
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Prep Bowl Highlights Streaming Schedule

Prep Bowl Highlights Streaming Schedule
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The final weekend of the football regular season on MHSAA.tv will be highlighted by live games on Saturday (Oct. 22) from Ford Field in Detroit from the Detroit Catholic High School League’s annual Prep Bowl festivities.
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