Entries for December 2016

Counting Concussions

Counting Concussions
Friday, December 9, 2016
As we transition from fall to winter season, we can begin to make comparisons between years one and two of the mandated concussion reporting.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/9/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/9/16
Friday, December 9, 2016
The continuation of an incredible winning streak and breaking of another in girls basketball highlighted the statewide headlines Thursday.
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Jackson Remembers, Honors Hoops Hero

Jackson Remembers, Honors Hoops Hero
Thursday, December 8, 2016
More than 30 years ago, Gary Thompkins moved away from Jackson after his high school days. But he never really left home. Thompkins died suddenly in September, days after his last visit home. But his memory will live on at Jackson High, as family, friends and fans cele...
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MCC's Holt Ties National HBP Record

MCC's Holt Ties National HBP Record
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Muskegon Catholic Central’s runs to the 2015 Division 4 baseball championship and 2016 Quarterfinals relied for obvious reasons on the ability to limit opponents’ hits – but also to take them. Check out how the Crusaders made MHSAA and national record...
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl builds on last week's explanation on becoming a registered high school official with the next step: connecting with a local officials association to learn how to enforce the rules of the game.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/8/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/8/16
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wrestling season started Wednesday with matches all over the state, including the first of the 50th season for a highly-respected coach.
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Rockford Rises to Edge East-Side Powers

Rockford Rises to Edge East-Side Powers
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Those who follow high schools swimming & diving closely can appreciate even more what Rockford accomplished this fall. The Rams won their first MHSAA team championship, a big deal on its own. But there's more to consider. 
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Muskegon-Area Girls Hoops Builds Prestige

Muskegon-Area Girls Hoops Builds Prestige
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Artrese Williams noticed something new at her basketball games last winter: Big crowds. Williams, now a senior leader and defensive stopper for the Muskegon Reeths-Puffer girls basketball team, was blown away by the student sections, noise and just overall increased in...
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Catch Winter Sports on MHSAA TV

Catch Winter Sports on MHSAA TV
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The winter sports season is up and running with live streaming video on MHSAA.tv being produced by members of the School Broadcast Program.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/7/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/7/16
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Today’s report could be renamed “buzzer beaters” as the first full Tuesday of girls and boys basketball season produced plenty of gutsy deciding shots during the final seconds of play.
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Winter Rules Changes Focus on Safety

Winter Rules Changes Focus on Safety
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Seasons are underway for teams participating in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with a continuing focus on safety highlighting rules changes taking effect with the first days of competition.
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Starting Five

Starting Five
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Task Force on Multi-Sport Participation which the MHSAA appointed early in 2016 has identified its top five projects.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/6/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/6/16
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Boys basketball season tipped off all over Michigan on Monday, and as expected coverage of those games dominated today’s headlines.
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Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle

Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Just when it seemed that the waters had calmed concerning conference realignment in Southwest Michigan, two area leagues are expected to lose a chunk of their respective memberships with the berth of a new alliance. Three members of the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph League a...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 1
Monday, December 5, 2016
Welcome to the second week of the 2016-17 girls basketball season – and this winter’s first renovated “Breslin Bound” report, powered by MI Student Aid. Check out the most significant scores from the first week, highlights of some of the mo...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/5/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/5/16
Monday, December 5, 2016
Girls basketball season cruised into its first weekend with some exciting previews of possible playoff matchups coming at the end of this winter, and the action was just as significant on the ice and at a swimming & diving meet celebrating its 70th year.
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Amid Challenges, Union Enjoys Trophy Run

Amid Challenges, Union Enjoys Trophy Run
Friday, December 2, 2016
The last time Grand Rapids Union High School hoisted a postseason tournament trophy was Saturday, June 4, 2002 – when the Red Hawks' baseball team clinched a Michigan High School Athletic Association District championship. Despite fielding more than 20 varsit...
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This Week in High School Sports: 12/2/16

This Week in High School Sports: 12/2/16
Friday, December 2, 2016
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features the defense-heavy Division 4 Football Final, passes out two Game Balls, explains the first steps in becoming an official in Be The Referee and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective talking about teaching...
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Guild and Guide

Guild and Guide
Friday, December 2, 2016
If we are to make any headway on these topics during this school year and beyond, then we must see the MHSAA’s role is to be both a guild and a guide.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/2/16

Today in the MHSAA: 12/2/16
Friday, December 2, 2016
We love looking back at high school sports history, and events like Midland Dow hockey’s 40th anniversary always draw a crowd – especially when members of the school's original team join the celebration, as they did Thursday.
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