Entries for July 2016

Through the Years: Girls Soccer 1983-2015

Through the Years: Girls Soccer 1983-2015
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Girls soccer has experienced its share of powerhouse programs over the last three decades, with teams winning three or more consecutive MHSAA championships eight times.  But a number of schools have been in the mix, both as champs and Finals hosts, as the sport ce...
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Cooperative Concerns

Cooperative Concerns
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
When an organization receives positive media attention for a policy change, it’s probably best to accept the praise and get back to work. But that could be too easy ... 
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Ali

Ali
Friday, July 8, 2016
We all stood as Ali entered. My wife’s eyes were on Ali; my eyes were on my wife, for I had never seen her give respect to a sports personality in this manner.
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Through the Years: Boys Track & Field 1925-2015

Through the Years: Boys Track & Field 1925-2015
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The MHSAA Boys Track and Field Finals are among a handful of events that trace their beginnings to the first school year of the association, 1924-25. Aside from one season during World War II, championships in boys track & field have been contested every spring for...
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'Reaching Higher' Returns for 8th Year

'Reaching Higher' Returns for 8th Year
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for the eighth year beginning Wednesday, July 13, with the boys event and followed by the state’s top girls prospects taking the floor July 25.
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“Just A Spectator”

“Just A Spectator”
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
I learn that there is a general appreciation for the differences between school-sponsored sports and sports on all other levels by all other sponsors.
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Flashback: Traverse City Does It All

Flashback: Traverse City Does It All
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
A fine performance by the Traverse City High football team in all facets of the game led to the 1988 Class A title win over Detroit Catholic Central – this week's "80's Finals Flashback" on MHSAA.tv.
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Through the Years: Girls Track & Field 1973-2015

Through the Years: Girls Track & Field 1973-2015
Monday, July 4, 2016
Athletes from all over Michigan converge on either the Grand Rapids area or Kingsford each spring to celebrate the end of girls track & field season at one of seven MHSAA Finals in the sport.  Ann Arbor Pioneer and Marquette are among the first to come to mind...
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Performance: Richmond's Erin Shuboy

Performance: Richmond's Erin Shuboy
Friday, July 1, 2016
During a championship weekend of headline-grabbing pitching performances, the most talked about likely came from Erin Shuboy, who threw a no-hitter to lead Richmond to its first MHSAA softball championship with a 2-0 victory over Vicksburg on June 18 at Michigan State U...
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Notre Dame Prep Caps Year of Memories

Notre Dame Prep Caps Year of Memories
Friday, July 1, 2016
So many details of Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s first girls soccer championship run were memorable this spring, it’s sure to not be quickly forgotten in a community that’s had its share of sports success over the years.
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Integrated Learning

Integrated Learning
Friday, July 1, 2016
One of the positive aspects of life that school sports and other after-school activities do better than most everything else is to build a sense of community. Another is to teach teamwork.
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Through the Years: Baseball 1971-2015

Through the Years: Baseball 1971-2015
Friday, July 1, 2016
It's often a surprise to fans that the first MHSAA Baseball Finals were played in 1971, despite a long history of the sport among the state's high schools.  But that history, while shorter than for some of our other sports, has had its share of highlights as one o...
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