Entries for October 2017

Today in the MHSAA: 10/9/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/9/17
Monday, October 9, 2017
A collection of loaded cross country events topped the weekend's headliners as teams continued to work toward this month's league and Regional competitions; an avenging volleyball team also worked its way into the top of the mix. 
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/6/17

This Week in High School Sports: 10/6/17
Friday, October 6, 2017
This week’s show features Minh Le of Portage Central’s boys soccer team, passes out Game Balls to the girls tennis teams at Neagunee and Ishpeming Westwood, as well as Hunter Nowak and Austin Edington at Morrice; talks about the recruitment of athletic ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/6/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/6/17
Friday, October 6, 2017
We kick off our daily headliners list with an announcement about Football Week in Michigan and follow it with a series of championships celebrated and notable upsets enjoyed. 
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Grabbing Game-Changers

Grabbing Game-Changers
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has not been standing still while the athletic transfer situation has devolved into an eyesore for educational athletics.
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Performance: Munising's Marissa Ackerman

Performance: Munising's Marissa Ackerman
Friday, October 6, 2017
Munising senior Marissa Ackerman capped her second straight undefeated season Sept. 27 with the Upper Peninsula Division 2 championship at No. 1 singles to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.” In fact, the five-sport standout def...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 7 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 7 Preview
Friday, October 6, 2017
Week 7 has a couple of contrasting meanings in the grand scheme of Michigan high school football. On one hand, we're drawing to a close of the regular season. On the other, we're just reaching the midpoint of the 14-week drive that carries us through the MHSAA Finals.
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Next Players Up Keep Whiteford Surging

Next Players Up Keep Whiteford Surging
Friday, October 6, 2017
For many smaller Class C football teams, losing four starters to injuries during the first six weeks of the season would be devastating.  In Ottawa Lake, however, probably only those close to the Whiteford football program have noticed.
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#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court

#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court
Thursday, October 5, 2017
It was likely a coincidence that Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Linsey Taatjes and Fraser’s Angie McGinnis both wore jersey No. 9 as their teams met in the 2003 Class A Volleyball Final at Western Michigan University. It hardly was a coincidence that ...
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Undefeated Cassopolis Continues to Climb

Undefeated Cassopolis Continues to Climb
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Getting to the postseason wasn’t the issue for the Cassopolis varsity football program, which is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Division 7 poll and has earned playoff berths 11 times since 2000. It was taking that next step.
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Be the Referee: Athletic Empty Nesters

Be the Referee: Athletic Empty Nesters
Thursday, October 5, 2017
In this week's edition, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl talks about one of our prized recruiting targets when it comes to pursuing new officials. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/5/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/5/17
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Pairs of the best in Class A, Class B and Class C matched up on the volleyball court Wednesday, and two of those results should shake up the state rankings next week. 
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Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF

Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A focus on student fan sportsmanship at high school events including an announcement outlining an expanded  “Battle of the Fans” contest will highlight this fall’s Michigan High School Athletic Association annual Sportsmanship Summit series, ...
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QB Follows Mentors in Leading Montague

QB Follows Mentors in Leading Montague
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Sebastian Archer didn’t have to look far to find role models as Montague’s starting quarterback. Pat Collins, Montague’s 14th-year head coach, was the quarterback who first brought the Wildcats to the promised land, culminating a dream season at the P...
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MHSAA TV Serves Up Key TVC Match

MHSAA TV Serves Up Key TVC Match
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A battle for control of the Tri-Valley Conference Central takes place today (Oct. 4) on MHSAA.tv when Freeland hosts Saginaw Swan Valley in girls volleyball at 7 p.m.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/4/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/4/17
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Soccer fields were filled Tuesday with big-time matches and the Capital Area Activities Conference tournament nearly was turned upside-down, while records were broken on Upper Peninsula volleyball courts and at least one Lower Peninsula golf course. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/3/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/3/17
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
When is a soccer draw the most exciting high school event across Michigan on a Monday night? When it includes two of the top teams in the state. 
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2017 Week 7 Football Playoff Listing

2017 Week 7 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the sixth week of the season.
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Pioneer's Huff Blazed Cross Country Trail

Pioneer's Huff Blazed Cross Country Trail
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Today, you’ll find her seated behind a desk in Denver.  A CPA and the mother of three, including a former Olympic speed skater, Beth Jurgensmeyer still runs. The MHSAA’s first girls individual cross country champion, she was introduced to the spor...
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New World, New Needs

New World, New Needs
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
When the transfer rule was adopted, the world was different than today. In 1904, 1925, 1971, even 1981, it was both a different society and youth sports landscape.
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Performance: Portage Central's Minh Le

Performance: Portage Central's Minh Le
Monday, October 2, 2017
A three-year varsity player, Minh Le scored Portage Central’s first two goals in an eventual 3-1 win over rival Portage Northern on Sept. 19 to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week” for Sept. 18-24.  Portage Central hadn...
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