Entries for August 2016

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/16
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
A pair of undefeated tournament runs by top volleyball teams Tuesday highlighted the latest list of impressive performances from around the state.
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GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home

GR Catholic Central Unveils New Home
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Former Grand Rapids Catholic Central football player and current assistant coach Kyle Shelton didn’t know if he would ever see the day – the day when the football program would have a place to call home.  And it wasn’t until he witnessed shovels ...
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Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic

Harrison Comes Back to Win Classic
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
As a new season of events launches this week on MHSAA.tv, this summer’s 80s Finals Flashback series concludes with one of the classic Football Finals of all time. Our ninth and final game in the Flashback series is the 1989 Class B Final at the Pontiac Silverdome...
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Through the Years: Bowling 2004-16

Through the Years: Bowling 2004-16
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Bowling is one of the most recent additions to the slate of MHSAA tournaments, with just more than a decade of history as an association-sponsored sport. But it's also one that continues to grow in popularity, with both girls and boys bowling setting participation r...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/23/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/23/16
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The first full week of this fall season teed off Monday with some especially impressive performances coming on golf courses in Grayling and Allendale.
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Anti-Participation Fees

Anti-Participation Fees
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Among the core values of school sports is a program that is inexpensive for students to play and for families to watch.
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Michigan Virtual University Teams with MHSAA

Michigan Virtual University Teams with MHSAA
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Providing educational opportunities is central to the missions of both the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Michigan Virtual University. To promote its expansive opportunities for online education for Michigan high school students and educators, Michigan Vi...
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St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field

St Phil Football Thrives with 8 on Field
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Five years ago, the future of football at Battle Creek St. Philip looked rather bleak. The Fighting Tigers had won just three games over the previous two years, and numbers continued to dwindle.
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Alma Champ Beating Cancer as well

Alma Champ Beating Cancer as well
Monday, August 22, 2016
MHSAA champion swimmer Evelyn VanDeMark of Alma is back to training normally in the swimming pool after surgery and treatment for a rare form of cancer found in the joints of the arm, neck or leg called synovial sarcoma that was discovered in February. “It’...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/22/16

Today in the MHSAA: 8/22/16
Monday, August 22, 2016
The kickoff of football season this week will mean fall sports are back in full force. But teams from all over the state, and especially on the volleyball court, jumped quickly into tough competition during the first weekend of the 2016-17 school year.
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K-Christian Aces Take Places in Records

K-Christian Aces Take Places in Records
Monday, August 22, 2016
The Kalamazoo Christian girls tennis team capped off this spring with a sixth-place team finish at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals – led by a pair of singles players who enjoyed plenty of significant victories during their high school careers. Click below t...
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Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016

Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
The ice rink has produced both one of Michigan's inductees into the National Federation Sports Hall of Fame and also one of the most storied championship game results in all of MHSAA history.
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The Massachusetts Model

The Massachusetts Model
Friday, August 19, 2016
“The AD is the school’s curriculum coordinator for educational athletics.”
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Work Begins Again for Reigning Champ West

Work Begins Again for Reigning Champ West
Friday, August 19, 2016
Kristen Nolan is trying to avoid putting undue pressure on her Traverse City West golf team. So talk about defending an MHSAA Division 1 championship has been kept to a minimum during the preseason.
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Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota

Longtime Assistant Set to Lead Dakota
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Greg Baur was content to continue coaching in the background, much like a supporting actor in a movie. Last January, Mike Giannone left Macomb Dakota to take the head coaching position at Warren DeLaSalle. The move took Baur, his defensive coordinator, by surprise &nda...
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Dimambro Moves to Front of Fenton Pack

Dimambro Moves to Front of Fenton Pack
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Dominic Dimambro was the little kid who often tagged along with his older brother and his friends. Ten years after Joe Dimambro and now-coach Jesse Anderson helped put Fenton on the state cross country map, the kid who used to be a source of amusement for the older boy...
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In Memoriam: Haack, Locke, Newton

In Memoriam: Haack, Locke, Newton
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
From time to time, we receive news of the passing of people who have played major roles in the near-century history of MHSAA athletics. Click to find out more about a few who left us this summer but made major contributions.
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Catch Corley's Catch Again on NFHS

Catch Corley's Catch Again on NFHS
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Donnie Corley’s game-winning catch for Detroit Martin Luther King against Lowell in the MHSAA Division 2 Football Finals last year will cap off a string of 30 Plays in 30 Days on the NFHS Network this week.
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Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016

Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Gymnastics is back in the spotlight with the success of the U.S. national team at the Summer Olympics.  However, girls gymnastics is a winter high school sport in Michigan, and we'll kick off the winter portion of "Through the Years" by looking at the 45-year ...
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Tracking Transfers

Tracking Transfers
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Mishandling transfers is still the No. 1 cause of forfeitures in Michigan high school sports.
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