Entries for April 2016

Be the Referee: Legacy Program

Be the Referee: Legacy Program
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl trumpets the benefits of the Legacy Program for aspiring officials.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/21/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/21/16
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Top-10 baseball teams in Division 1 both won and lost to lead Thursday’s headlines from around the state, and news broke that we’ll wave good-bye this spring to one of our longest-serving athletic directors.
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Performance: Cadillac's Abby Divozzo

Performance: Cadillac's Abby Divozzo
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Abby Divozzo was regarded last spring as a top goalkeeper in the northern Lower Peninsula. But an incredible start this spring should put the entire state on notice. The third-year varsity starter has shutouts in all of her team’s first six games and blanked thre...
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Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide

Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On Tuesday, Dan Hutcheson was the public address announcer at a track and field meet. On Wednesday, he spent part of the morning painting a door. As a teacher, coach, then assistant principal and athletic director, he’s performed in a wide variety of roles for Ho...
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Detroit Powers Succeed Amid Lower Numbers

Detroit Powers Succeed Amid Lower Numbers
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Participation in spring sports, following a similar decline in student-aged population in Michigan, has been on a decline statewide over the last decade. But while some like baseball have experienced a slight bounce-back over the last few seasons, softball in particula...
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/20/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/20/16
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Tuesday’s statewide action was highlighted by a number of swing-and-miss baseball pitching performances, including some perfection for the second day in a row.
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Longtime Coach Carman Earns 300th W

Longtime Coach Carman Earns 300th W
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Rollie Carman set a goal of reaching 300 wins when he started coaching varsity baseball at Blanchard Montabella in 1994. He reached that goal 22 years later when his St. Louis team defeated Harrison 9-1 in its season opener April 12.
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Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
School sports is a team sport. It’s adults working together to allow students to learn and grow in a variety of activities.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/19/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/19/16
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
An early-season meeting of the top-ranked girls tennis teams in Lower Peninsula Division 2 highlighted headlines from Monday’s statewide spring sports action.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/18/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/18/16
Monday, April 18, 2016
A week after snow still covered much of the Lower Peninsula, teams on both sides of the bridge got outside to get their seasons rolling – with much of most notable weekend action coming in softball, soccer and tennis.
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Our Open Tournament

Our Open Tournament
Friday, April 15, 2016
Seeding is such an imperfect art ... that it is more of a publicity stunt than it is a science on which to structure a tournament.
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Norris Winner Hoover Elite on All Levels

Norris Winner Hoover Elite on All Levels
Friday, April 15, 2016
Linda Hoover always had aspired to become a coach, and her class schedule at Olivet College during the late 1970s reflected that goal. But at the suggestion of one of her advisors, Hoover added an officiating class one term. That same advisor soon needed a partner to o...
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/15/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/15/16
Friday, April 15, 2016
No-hitters and double-overtime game-winning goals are the accomplishments from which memories are made, and Thursday’s statewide action included at least one of both.
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Hancock Finishes Long Trip as Champion

Hancock Finishes Long Trip as Champion
Thursday, April 14, 2016
As the Hancock hockey team bus rolled into town to end last month’s Division 3 championship run, coach Dan Rouleau warned his players that the celebration was just getting started. “I told these kids on the bus coming home, they were going to be rock stars ...
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Be the Referee: No Replay on Diamonds

Be the Referee: No Replay on Diamonds
Thursday, April 14, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how instant replay works, or rather doesn't work, in high school baseball and softball.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/14/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/14/16
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A set of milestone coaching wins and the passing of a legendary basketball coach received the biggest headlines coming into Thursday.
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With Fast Fall Finish, Alpena's Day Arrives

With Fast Fall Finish, Alpena's Day Arrives
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Mitchell Day, who had a breakout second-place finish in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Cross Country Final last November, is gearing up for what he hopes will be an equally strong track season. “I feel very confident going into spring,” the 16-year-ol...
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/13/16

Today in the MHSAA: 4/13/16
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
As spring sports began picking up the pace with the warmer weather Tuesday, communities also celebrated lives of those now passed, including a statewide voice of high school sports.
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Centreville Aiming to Take Next Step

Centreville Aiming to Take Next Step
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The sleepy village of Centreville was even quieter last June 13 when seemingly every resident trekked to East Lansing to watch the Bulldogs’ varsity baseball team take on Muskegon Catholic Central in the MHSAA Division 4 championship game. The Bulldogs fell to MC...
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Advisory Council Seeking Juniors-to-be

Advisory Council Seeking Juniors-to-be
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The MHSAA is seeking student-athletes to become members of its Student Advisory Council beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2018 will be selected to two-year terms, and will meet on matters related to maintaining and promo...
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