Entries for January 2017

Today in the MHSAA: 1/25/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/25/17
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
A record-setting free-throw run came to an end Tuesday with one of the longest streaks in both Michigan and national high school history, while a northern ski power continued a winning streak as well in the Big North Conference.
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K-United Enjoying Dream Turnaround

K-United Enjoying Dream Turnaround
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
When Mitch Kihm was a freshman, his Kalamazoo United hockey team posted a 1-9 record in league play. A year later, the team went 0-10, and his junior season, 5-5. The goaltender said he was confident things would get better – and his patience has paid off.
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Culture Wars

Culture Wars
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Unfortunately, every restriction we impose to protect children from such risks and to promote their good health is exploited by others.
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/24/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/24/17
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Two of Michigan’s gymnastics powers met in dual competition Monday, and Detroit Loyola is seeking a football coach after the resignation of an MHSAA champion.
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5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush

5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We’ve worn a path on U.S. 127 and M-115 the last few years with nearly annual visits to Traverse City West to check out the Bleacher Creatures for Battle of the Fans. The reigning BOTF champions have set that kind of standard as one of Michigan’s elite high...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Monday, January 23, 2017
This week is expected to see the first MHSAA record fall during a history-making season in Michigan boys basketball. Powers North Central can both tie and then surpass the 65-game winning streak built by Chassell’s teams from 1956-58. Barring the unexpected, the ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/23/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/23/17
Monday, January 23, 2017
With the start of the wrestling postseason just under three weeks away, Michigan’s best on the mat continued tuning up against opponents from all divisions in highlighting this weekend’s action across the state.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Monday, January 23, 2017
A total of 15 girls basketball teams remain undefeated through what was the midpoint of this season for most across Michigan last week. But four teams also lost for the first time as league standings began to take shape and contenders began the juggling that will conti...
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As Jets Pursue, Chassell Star Recalls Record

As Jets Pursue, Chassell Star Recalls Record
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States when Chassell High School established a record that has spanned 10 presidencies. Now another Upper Peninsula school, Powers North Central, is poised to surpass that cherished standard, just a week into the term of...
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Performance: Mancelona's Eileene Naniseni

Performance: Mancelona's Eileene Naniseni
Friday, January 20, 2017
Senior Eileene Naniseni has had a monumental impact on the Mancelona girls basketball program over the last four seasons, and recently reached an individual milestone as part of that team-elevating effort. Naniseni scored her 1,000th point during her team’s 54-4...
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2017 Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

2017 Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Friday, January 20, 2017
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2016-17 school year, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance, have been announced.
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'Blazer Basketball' Follows Coach's Lead

'Blazer Basketball' Follows Coach's Lead
Friday, January 20, 2017
After upending previously unbeaten Traverse City St. Francis on the road last Saturday, Kalkaska basketball coach Dave Dalton treated his team to dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It’s a gesture that’s commonplace in the Blazers girls basketball program. Whethe...
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This Week in High School Sports: 1/20/17

This Week in High School Sports: 1/20/17
Friday, January 20, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features Beaverton boys basketball coach Roy Johnston, who is on the brink of becoming Michigan’s winningest coach in that sport; discusses ice hockey overtime in its Be The Referee segment and fini...
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Undue Hardship

Undue Hardship
Friday, January 20, 2017
These are real hardships that should embarrass those who suggest that sitting out school sports for a single contest or an entire career is a hardship.
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/20/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/20/17
Friday, January 20, 2017
A matchup of two of the top wrestling teams in Michigan and some nail-biting finishes in girls basketball made Thursday night an exciting one, especially across the Lower Peninsula.
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Chassell Flashback Feature On MHSAA TV

Chassell Flashback Feature On MHSAA TV
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sixty years ago, Chassell High School was in the midst of winning three consecutive MHSAA Class D boys basketball titles and setting a record for consecutive victories with 65.
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Titans Grow to Tower Over Competition

Titans Grow to Tower Over Competition
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The year was 1999. Greg Mayer had recently graduated from Central Michigan University and didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. After serving as a co-head wrestling coach at Warren Woods Tower in 1998, Pat Threet directed the program alone the following ...
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Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Overtime

Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Overtime
Thursday, January 19, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains high school overtime rules for ice hockey.
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/19/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/19/17
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Although notable events Wednesday may have been fewer than most evenings of late, a matchup of arguably the top two hockey teams in Michigan certainly stood out.
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Beaverton Legend Nearing Wins Record

Beaverton Legend Nearing Wins Record
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Roy Johnston is three wins from tying and four from breaking the all-time wins record for boys basketball in Michigan. But the longtime Beaverton coach isn’t interested in reflecting, at least not yet. That’s just not his style.
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