Entries for October 2017

Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/17
Monday, October 16, 2017
We've lined up 17 headlines today after a championship-filled weekend of Tennis Regionals plus big-time invitationals and county tournaments in cross country and volleyball. 
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Bluejays Learn Fast, Enjoy 'Magical' Rise

Bluejays Learn Fast, Enjoy 'Magical' Rise
Friday, October 13, 2017
It’s complicated finding just the right word to describe what Shepherd’s girls golf program has accomplished over the last three seasons. Incredible. Improbable? Coach Julie Prout calls it “magical,” and that might work best of all.
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Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success

Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success
Friday, October 13, 2017
Dave Hall laughs when he talks about his almost daily phone conversations with friend and coaching companion Ron Stremlow. The two are among the most successful volleyball coaches in MHSAA history. Stremlow, now in his 34th season, has amassed 904 victories in sti...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/13/17

This Week in High School Sports: 10/13/17
Friday, October 13, 2017
This week’s show features the Sturgis High School girls golf team, passes out Game Balls to Nolan Fugate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Rudyard’s Sydnie Zeeryp, talks about no fees for first-time officials in the "Be The Referee" se...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/13/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/13/17
Friday, October 13, 2017
A number of schools are adding to their trophy cases this morning as girls golf and boys tennis Lower Peninsula Regionals and Upper Peninsula cross country league championship races celebrated champions Thursday.
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Performance: GR Catholic Central's Nolan Fugate

Performance: GR Catholic Central's Nolan Fugate
Friday, October 13, 2017
Grand Rapids Catholic Central senior Nolan Fugate, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back, ran 37 times for 477 yards and five touchdowns in GRCC’s 57-50 win over Comstock Park on Oct. 6.  His rushing yardage ranked fourth-most in MHSAA history for one game and ...
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A Change Narrative

A Change Narrative
Friday, October 13, 2017
The theme is “get out of the way of the benign transfers and get still tougher on the really bad ones.”
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview
Friday, October 13, 2017
This is the way it’s supposed to finish. With the random ordering or yearly rotating that spits out most league schedules, any week of the regular season might feature the game that ends up deciding those conferences’ championships. But this fall, we’...
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Herrington's Record Run Filled with Thrills

Herrington's Record Run Filled with Thrills
Thursday, October 12, 2017
John Herrington soon will stand alone as the winningest football coach in Michigan high school history. Herrington, 76, is in his 48th season as head coach at Farmington Hills Harrison. He spent eight seasons as an assistant at North Farmington. He is the only hea...
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New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet

New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A new coach is at the helm, but the tradition of excellent volleyball has carried on at Calumet High School. The Copper Kings (27-6-2) are ranked sixth in the Class C state coaches poll this week as Matt Laho has added to the success established over the past 20 years ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/12/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/12/17
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Soccer and cross country league championships and even an intriguing wrestling coach hire dominate today's list of headliners, but an elusive title won at one of the few Girls Golf Regionals to brave the rain Wednesday takes the top honor. 
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Be the Referee: No 1st-Year Fee

Be the Referee: No 1st-Year Fee
Thursday, October 12, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains the minimal costs of becoming an official and how the MHSAA further helps those signing up for the first time by the waiving registration fee.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/11/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/11/17
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Among favorite sports phrases this time of year is "won its first league title since" ... and we had a number of those written to celebrate Michigan high school champs Tuesday. 
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Football Week in Michigan Airs on FOX

Football Week in Michigan Airs on FOX
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The MHSAA Football Playoff Finals – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – dominate the schedule for FOX Sports Detroit’s first annual “Football Week In Michigan” this November.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/10/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/10/17
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Champions were crowned at various league tennis tournaments Monday especially on the west side of the state as Lower Peninsula Regionals are set to kick off later this week. 
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2017 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing

2017 Week 8 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the seventh week of the season.
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Lapeer Seniors Relish Long Walk Together

Lapeer Seniors Relish Long Walk Together
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Senior Night is an emotional time for any team as it symbolizes the end of a four-year run, even if it doesn’t technically mark the finish of a season. For the Lapeer boys soccer team, however, it signaled the end was coming to a run that’s lasted much long...
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Thinking of Don Quixote

Thinking of Don Quixote
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Apparently, the non-school, travel team attitude is bigger than the NCAA may want to battle.
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Not Just Another Season for Watson

Not Just Another Season for Watson
Monday, October 9, 2017
A 32-second response by emergency medical technicians was the difference in life or death for 68-year-old Willie Watson, who was spared from becoming another victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Watson, a 38-year official for the MHSAA, collapsed in the tunnel near the off...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 in Review
Monday, October 9, 2017
Be forewarned: There were more incredible and meaningful finishes in Michigan High School football this weekend than meet the parameters of our weekly “Drive for Detroit” report. A pair of incredible winning streaks ended on the west side of the state. Anot...
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