Entries for October 2016

2016 Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

2016 Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the eighth week of the season.
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Gut Check

Gut Check
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
I listened to my gut which, long before my head, knew something was not right. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/18/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/18/16
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Boys Soccer District tournament began Monday, with a pair of upsets by unranked teams over top-five favorites among the most notable results to come in from a full night of action.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Monday, October 17, 2016
On one hand, this weekend was the second-to-last of a football regular season that seemed this fall to roll by as quickly as ever. On the other, this weekend was just the start of the second half of the 14-week Michigan high school football season that finishes up in s...
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Performance: Pioneer's Anne Forsyth

Performance: Pioneer's Anne Forsyth
Monday, October 17, 2016
Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Anne Forsyth has been one of the state’s fastest distance runners since starting her high school cross country career three seasons ago. But she’s made a jump to MHSAA championship contender this fall, showing it again by running a ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/17/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/17/16
Monday, October 17, 2016
A busy championship weekend ended with two first-time MHSAA Finals golf winners, the end to a near-decade run in tennis, favorites winning in cross country and surprises claiming titles in volleyball.
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No Heartbreak This Time as Rochester Rises

No Heartbreak This Time as Rochester Rises
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Every high school golf coach reminds his or her team that “every stroke counts.” The exception is Rochester girls golf coach Jeff Haney, because his team has learned that lesson first-hand over the past three seasons.
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D1 Champs Finish Tough Title Roads

D1 Champs Finish Tough Title Roads
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Redemption is bittersweet for Troy High School's Steve Forman. A year ago as a sophomore, Forman advanced to the Lower Peninsula Division 1 semifinals at No. 1 singles as a four seed – losing to eventual flight champion Connor Johnston of Northville.
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Mustangs Complete Championship Climb

Mustangs Complete Championship Climb
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Macomb Lutheran North’s route to an MHSAA championship seemed like a simple 3, 2, 1 countdown. The Mustangs, who finished third at the Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Division 4 tournament in 2014 and second last year, broke through with a 36-stroke victory over seco...
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Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2

Top-Flight Dow Returns to Top of D2
Saturday, October 15, 2016
From 2009 through 2013, the Midland Dow boys tennis team ruled Division 2 tennis in the Lower Peninsula with five consecutive MHSAA Finals championships. After placing second the last two seasons, the Chargers were determined to bring the title back to Midland this se...
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Cranes Turn Away Country Day Again

Cranes Turn Away Country Day Again
Saturday, October 15, 2016
On his seventh match point at No. 1 singles, Benji Jacobson smashed an overhead winner and had a feeling this was an important victory. It was. With just two matches left on Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium courts, Jacobson’s win gave Bloomfield Hills Cra...
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Liggett Ends Greenhills' 8-Year Reign

Liggett Ends Greenhills' 8-Year Reign
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett went into Saturday’s Finals as the winningest program in Division 4 tennis history despite not having won an MHSAA title in 14 years. That changed Saturday, as the Knights both ended their long drought and also snapped Ann ...
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Spring Lake Can't Be Caught in 3-Peat

Spring Lake Can't Be Caught in 3-Peat
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Only one team could beat Spring Lake at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 girls golf tournament Saturday at Bedford Valley Golf Course. That team was Spring Lake.
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Sisters Shine as Dow Charges to 1st Title

Sisters Shine as Dow Charges to 1st Title
Saturday, October 15, 2016
A friendly rivalry between two talented sisters helped the Midland Dow girls golf team accomplish a feat this weekend that was four years in the making. Senior Stephanie Carras and junior Alexis Carras forged a competitive battle for individual honors and propelled th...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/14/16

This Week in High School Sports: 10/14/16
Friday, October 14, 2016
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features the Sturgis girls golf team, discusses football untimed downs in its Be The Referee segment, and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective called “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me.”
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Wrong End of the Microscope

Wrong End of the Microscope
Friday, October 14, 2016
Those who love and lead high school football in Michigan may be looking through the wrong end of the microscope.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/14/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/14/16
Friday, October 14, 2016
The first MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals begin today, in golf and tennis, and Thursday featured a few more local championship events as teams in those sports began pointing toward the end of their regular seasons.
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Cox, Dy Aim To Bring Golf Fame Up North

Cox, Dy Aim To Bring Golf Fame Up North
Friday, October 14, 2016
Maple City Glen Lake 18-year-old Nichole Cox, a two-time reigning champion, is the only girl from northern Michigan to win a Lower Peninsula girls golf individual title since the MHSAA started offering a postseason tournament in 1973. Her friend, Traverse City West sop...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview
Friday, October 14, 2016
The MHSAA football playoff picture should become much clearer by the time the cooled-off dirt and grass settle at the end of this weekend. So far, 115 teams have earned automatic berths for the 256-team 11-player postseason field. A total of 91 teams can earn autom...
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Preview: Familiar Foes Ready to Rematch

Preview: Familiar Foes Ready to Rematch
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The second-longest MHSAA Finals championship streak is on the line this weekend as rivals could face off to determine the champions in all four divisions played across the Lower Peninsula. Ann Arbor Greenhills has won eight straight titles in Division 4, but is ranked ...
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