Entries for August 2016

Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time

Haslett Saving Big Hits for Game Time
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The sound of cleats on pavement. He and his teammates, hand in hand, walking toward the field together minutes before kickoff. Manowar’s “Heart of Steel” ringing in their ears from a few minutes before. Justin Kuchnicki gave himself goose bumps Monday...
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At the End, it's Lake Michigan Catholic

At the End, it's Lake Michigan Catholic
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
A back-and-forth battle for the 1988 Class C girls basketball title is the subject of this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv. The eighth game in our weekly summer series has St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic taking on Ontonagon.
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Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)

Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)
Monday, August 15, 2016
Michigan celebrated its eighth inductee to the National High School Sports Hall of Fame with the honoring of Vermontville baseball star Ken Beardslee during the annual National Federation of State High School Associations summer meeting, this summer in Reno, Nevada. Cl...
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Record-Setting Slugger Powers Mercy

Record-Setting Slugger Powers Mercy
Monday, August 15, 2016
The Farmington Hills Mercy softball team enjoyed one of the winningest seasons in MHSAA history this spring bolstered by one of most accomplished hitters ever to step into the batter’s box in this state. Find out more about Abby Krzywiecki's accomp...
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Casting Lines for Future Tournaments

Casting Lines for Future Tournaments
Friday, August 12, 2016
The MHSAA is best known to the public for the tournaments it conducts to conclude the fall, winter and spring seasons each school year. These tournaments, the first and largest program of the MHSAA, have survived wars, economic ups and downs, the dawn of aviation and th...
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Sixth-Grade Status

Sixth-Grade Status
Friday, August 12, 2016
All of this is under the over-arching goal to involve more students in school-sponsored sports at younger ages ...
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Through the Years: Swim & Dive 1925/72-2015

Through the Years: Swim & Dive 1925/72-2015
Friday, August 12, 2016
The MHSAA's history with boys swimming & diving goes to the start of the association, in 1925, and in 1972 one of our first girls sports also found its home in the pool. Just more than four decades later, one of the best-known Michigan high school standouts &ndash...
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'If They Have It, I Probably Wrote It'

'If They Have It, I Probably Wrote It'
Thursday, August 11, 2016
MHSAA historian Ron Pesch is a firm believer that we don’t pick our hobbies; rather, they pick us. As a college student at Western Michigan University, he made a phone call to the athletic department at Kalamazoo Central High School that started him down the path...
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Participation Again Bests Population Rank

Participation Again Bests Population Rank
Thursday, August 11, 2016
For the eighth straight year, Michigan ranked seventh nationally in high school sports participation, according to statistics for the 2015-16 school year released recently by the National Federation of State High School Associations. That level of participation con...
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Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback

Stars Collide Again in 1988 Flashback
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
A fourth-quarter comeback during the 1988 Class B Boys Basketball Final highlights this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The seventh game in our weekly summer series is the future Michigan State star-laden clash between Grand Rapids...
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MHSAA Historian Picks 10 to Remember

MHSAA Historian Picks 10 to Remember
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
It sounded simple and fun, the theme for the MHSAA's spring issue of benchmarks: a history of MHSAA tournaments. It certainly was the latter, but simple? Not so much.
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Conventional Wisdom

Conventional Wisdom
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
This has nothing whatsoever to do with sports except to point out the absurdities of our talking about trivia in one place while near tragedy goes unaddressed elsewhere ...
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Through the Years: Football 1975-2015

Through the Years: Football 1975-2015
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Another football season kicked off Monday with first practices across the state. So it's a perfect time to take a look back at what is annually our most attended MHSAA tournament series. 
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Beginning Another Tourney Journey

Beginning Another Tourney Journey
Monday, August 8, 2016
Concussions and cutbacks. Participation fees and part-time employment. Student safety and specialization. International students and interstate travel. Transfers and trials. Through a myriad of issues which periodically cloud our mission, the foundation on which the MH...
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Oilers' Carson Continues Record Climb

Oilers' Carson Continues Record Climb
Monday, August 8, 2016
Arguably the top sophomore in the state this spring, Mount Pleasant’s Hannah Carson continued to build toward a record-setting career with one of the most impressive seasons in the state for a player of any class. Click below to see where she and other ...
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Through the Years: Volleyball 1976-2015

Through the Years: Volleyball 1976-2015
Friday, August 5, 2016
Four decades of MHSAA volleyball have included some of the most impressive champions in any of this state's high school sports – and some of the most successful winners nationwide as well. Today's "Through the Years" takes a look at one of the most popular gir...
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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect
Friday, August 5, 2016
Michigan’s climate and culture within high school baseball probably makes a change in the MHSAA pitching rule unnecessary for the high school season. 
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Clipping Clipped as 2016-17 Begins

Clipping Clipped as 2016-17 Begins
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Clipping has been eliminated in high school football, the biggest playing rules change on the horizon for member schools of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, which formally begin practice for 2016-17 fall sports next week.
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Falcons Divine in Class B Final Return

Falcons Divine in Class B Final Return
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Some great defense in overtime propels Dearborn Divine Child to a championship in this week’s 80s Finals Flashback series on MHSAA.tv.  The sixth game in our weekly summer series is the 1986 Class B Girls Basketball Final between the Falcons and Okemos.
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Through the Years: Boys Soccer 1982-2015

Through the Years: Boys Soccer 1982-2015
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The MHSAA boys soccer tournament is closing in on its 35th anniversary this fall. Today's Finals feature looks at some of the highlights of the first 34 seasons and highlights a few of the most successful champions.
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