Entries for February 2016

Today in the MHSAA: 2/18/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/18/16
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The postseason was in full swing for two sports Wednesday, as wrestling teams battled to make the MHSAA Quarterfinals and ski teams also competed in Regionals with an opportunity to make the final meet of the season.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how rules in competitive cheer keep Michigan's athletes as safe as possible.
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BOTF V: What You Taught Us

BOTF V: What You Taught Us
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We’ve completed our Battle of the Fans statewide tour for 2016, and hopefully you’ve kept up with our visits and learned why our five finalists are candidates to be known as the state’s top high school student section. But we appreciate all the great ...
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Video 2/17/16: Hoops, Hockey, Wrestling

Video 2/17/16: Hoops, Hockey, Wrestling
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This week's MHSAA.tv highlights package includes clips from the Saginaw Heritage/Midland Dow girls basketball game, Division 3 Individual Wrestling District at Montrose and the Cadillac/Alpena ice hockey game.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/17/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/17/16
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We’re officially two weeks from our MHSAA version of “March Madness,” as basketball teams make final pushes to ready for the tournament while collecting regular-season hardware and memories along the way.
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Frankfort Follows Coach to Title Success

Frankfort Follows Coach to Title Success
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
When Frankfort captured its first MHSAA Division 4 District wrestling championship in 22 years last Wednesday, Jaime Smith was asked if another first had been achieved that night. Was she the first woman in MHSAA history to coach a boys wrestling team to a District tit...
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Jackson Area Efforts Net New Officials

Jackson Area Efforts Net New Officials
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Check out how Jackson area officials are restocking their ranks, plus a story of kindness between league schools, the history behind a basketball celebration and a couple of follow-ups on past Second Half features. 
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Loy Norrix Hopes to Roll to MHSAA Finals

Loy Norrix Hopes to Roll to MHSAA Finals
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Three years ago, 12-year-old Trevor Morgan became the youngest bowler in the Kalamazoo area to throw a sanctioned 300 game. These days, the sophomore is the top scorer on his Loy Norrix team with a 202 average. As teams head into the MHSAA Division 1 Regionals, Morgan ...
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Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We’ve seen two Great Lakes, crisscrossed the Lower Peninsula and crossed Mackinac Bridge twice in search of Michigan’s top high school student cheering section – and returned to tell (and show video) of the tales. Now it's your turn to vote for your f...
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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The transformational idea here – I don’t like it, but perhaps it’s unavoidable – is that the MHSAA must do more because of the reality that overburdened, under-resourced school personnel can only do less.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/16/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/16/16
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A relatively quiet night in statewide hoops still produced a handful of stunning highlights to go with the retirement of one of Michigan’s most respected football coaches.
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime cer...
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Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar

Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar
Monday, February 15, 2016
The time was right last winter. Charlotte’s student body was ready to take flight. All it needed were leaders to show the way. And a few snow days to prepare for lift off.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/15/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/15/16
Monday, February 15, 2016
Two of Michigan’s last undefeated girls basketball teams saw perfect records fall over the weekend, while wrestlers all over the state kept their seasons going during the first round of the individual tournament and a last-second shot sent one of Detroit’s b...
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Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP

Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP
Friday, February 12, 2016
Gymnastics is showing signs of growth on the club level in the Upper Peninsula. Will some of that eventually lead to a larger number of high school programs north of the Mackinac Bridge?
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Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community

Spring Lake Takes Lead in Pool, Community
Friday, February 12, 2016
The Spring Lake boys swimming and diving team has taken a turn toward the elite over the last two seasons, rising from average to one of the best on the west side of Michigan and in its division statewide. And Lakers over the last two seasons have matched their athleti...
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This Week in High School Sports: 2/12/16

This Week in High School Sports: 2/12/16
Friday, February 12, 2016
This edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features Benton Harbor girls basketball standout Kysre Gondrezick, passes out two Game Balls and finishes with commentary about a powerful message one coach gave his team about respecting the National Anthem.
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Seal of Approval

Seal of Approval
Friday, February 12, 2016
Without getting into the policies and procedures, here is what the NFHS says about the philosophy of sanctioning interstate athletic events.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/12/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/12/16
Friday, February 12, 2016
Wrestling Districts again dominated the action Thursday, and many of the headline grabbers are linked up below – as well as a basketball game filled with impressive numbers and a video feature showing one of Michigan’s all-time high school greats.
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Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan

Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Five-time MHSAA individual champion Rachel Hogan has been cautious this season after spraining her right ankle the week before Grand Ledge's first gymnastics meet.  But the Comets' senior showed she's ready to contend again, earning the Michigan National Guard "Pe...
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