Entries for October 2017

Prep Zone Includes Facebook Live Stream

Prep Zone Includes Facebook Live Stream
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
There’s a new twist as the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – begin their seventh season on FOX Sports Detroit’s PrepZone. One of the four games each week also will be streamed on Facebook Live.
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Lessons Learned, Goodrich Laughs Last

Lessons Learned, Goodrich Laughs Last
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The joke wasn’t incredibly original, nor was it incredibly funny, especially if you had any connection to the Goodrich football program. But when you suffer through a winless season like the Martians did in 2016, people are going to have jokes.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/25/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/25/17
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The MHSAA Boys Soccer Regionals kicked off across the Lower Peninsula on Tuesday as volleyball teams continued to finish up their regular seasons with Districts starting next week. 
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Ford Swaps Frustration for Focus

Ford Swaps Frustration for Focus
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Midway through the 2016 season, Marcus Ford was frustrated. He was on the Pinckney football team, but not playing much. A big part of that was due to his size — 6-foot-5 and over 400 pounds — but then-defensive coordinator Rod Beaton sensed there was more.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/24/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/24/17
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Detroit Catholic League volleyball finals topped Monday's action, and with few events across the state we took advantage of the opportunity to throw in a few features worth your reads as well. 
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Inclusion Then and Now

Inclusion Then and Now
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The future of our society is in full-service schools developing the whole child in mind, body and spirit.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Monday, October 23, 2017
By now, you know which teams made the playoffs, what the first-round matchups look like and what the roads will be for your favorites to arrive at either the Superior Dome or Ford Field next month. But a lot was still undecided heading into Week 9 – in fact, near...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/23/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/23/17
Monday, October 23, 2017
The first championship weekend of 2017-18 saw MHSAA trophies awarded in Lower Peninsula girls golf and boys tennis and Upper Peninsula cross country, plus celebrations in District boys soccer, league girls volleyball and a few major Lower Peninsula cross country races.&...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '17
Sunday, October 22, 2017
We haven’t had Michigan high school football teams travel by boat to their playoff games, nor fly like the birds over places like Saginaw Bay and the northern stretch of Lake Michigan. But phrases like “use the lake” and “follow the highway&rdqu...
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1st-Time Winners Shine at UP Girls Finals

1st-Time Winners Shine at UP Girls Finals
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Nobody could catch Negaunee sophomore Emily Paupore at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals. Paupore ran the day’s fastest time, covering the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in 19 minutes, 22.3 seconds on this sunny, warm and br...
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New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals

New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Gogebic and Brimley boys had never been crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions before Saturday, and Houghton won for the first time in six years. The only repeat winner was Brimley's Austin Plotkin, who repeated as the fastest runner in UP Division 3.
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Unexpected Star Helps TC West Shine

Unexpected Star Helps TC West Shine
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Traverse City West senior Megan Jenkinson had to set down her celebratory slice of Little Caesar’s pizza to do a media interview. Jenkinson is used to the sister duo of junior Anika Dy and freshman Anci Dy getting most of the attention (and they were certainly ou...
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All Pitch in to FHN's 1st Title since 1982

All Pitch in to FHN's 1st Title since 1982
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bedford Valley Golf Course doesn’t leave a lot of room for mistakes. Fortunately for the girls golf team from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, it hasn’t made all that many this season.
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Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations

Okemos, Genschaw Earn D2 Celebrations
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Okemos went home with the team trophy Saturday, clinching their first Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in 10 years before the finals even started at Kalamazoo College. But no one celebrated an individual medal with more exuberance than Grand Rapids Forest Hills Ce...
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Cranes Write Championship Finish Again

Cranes Write Championship Finish Again
Saturday, October 21, 2017
This year’s MHSAA Division 3 Boys Tennis Finals featured a familiar storyline and an equally familiar ending.  For the third straight season, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood came away with the Lower Peninsula Division 3 title – and for a third str...
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New Division, Same Mustangs Success

New Division, Same Mustangs Success
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Macomb Lutheran North girls golf coach Lori Gill admitted the news came as a surprise. Once the season commenced, Gill found out from Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood coach Mark Moyer that Lutheran North would be competing in Division 3 this year.
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Harbor Springs Goes Low, Claims 1st Title

Harbor Springs Goes Low, Claims 1st Title
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Going into this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Division 4 Girls Golf Finals at Michigan State's Forest Akers East, the best team score Harbor Springs had produced this season was a 330. When his team shot a 352 to place fourth after the first day, Harbor Springs coach...
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Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1

Bloomfield Hills Returns to Top of D1
Saturday, October 21, 2017
All season long, the Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks have had a target on their collective backs as the state’s top-ranked tennis team in Division 1. They handled the pressure well during the fall’s regular season, but there was one big hurdle left to clear at...
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Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat

Liggett Outlasts Greenhills for D4 Repeat
Saturday, October 21, 2017
With its second straight Division 4 team title minutes from being locked up, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett received a scare when William Cooksey, the second seed at No. 1 singles, went down writhing in pain after hurting his left wrist. At the time, the team t...
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Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer

Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer
Friday, October 20, 2017
It is fitting that Don Sleeman coaches high school students to excel at making long runs. Sleeman’s run at Pioneer, however, has not been long as compared to a cross country course. It has been long in terms of a marathon.
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