Entries for December 2017

Starkey's Petoskey Ready to Shine Again

Starkey's Petoskey Ready to Shine Again
Friday, December 15, 2017
Dennis Starkey remembers it like it happened yesterday. Thirty-five years ago, at the age of 23, Starkey made his varsity head coaching debut with the Boyne City Ramblers. Now, starting his 31st season as coach of the Petoskey Northmen, the 58-year-old is among th...
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This Week in High School Sports: 12/15/17

This Week in High School Sports: 12/15/17
Friday, December 15, 2017
This week’s show features Centreville's girls basketball program, passes out Game Balls to the wrestling team at Coleman and New Haven boys basketball standout Romeo Weems, talks about mentoring in the "Be The Referee" segment and closes with a shout out to a pair...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/15/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/15/17
Friday, December 15, 2017
On another snowed-out night across much of Michigan, we found some great stories topped with a record-breaking performance in boys swimming & diving.
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Whiteford Completes Championship Climb

Whiteford Completes Championship Climb
Friday, December 15, 2017
Ottawa Lake Whiteford football had been building toward this. And yet, for the bulk of this season Whiteford still had to look up at a few others, relatively speaking.
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Taking Back Their Game

Taking Back Their Game
Friday, December 15, 2017
"I’d like them to urge the NCAA to start running its own summer games instead of leaving it to the shoe companies and NBA stars ..."
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Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton

Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton
Thursday, December 14, 2017
There’s something special about the sport of ice hockey in Trenton. There are those who would contend, at the high school level, that Trenton is Hockeytown. Trenton has won 14 MHSAA titles, second only to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood’s 17. But the i...
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Be the Referee: Mentoring New Officials

Be the Referee: Mentoring New Officials
Thursday, December 14, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl emphasizes the important role played by mentors in retaining high school officials. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/14/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/14/17
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Plenty of snow fell on Michigan throughout Wednesday, and plenty of events were postponed, but we found competition across a handful of sports topped by a big girls basketball matchup and a couple more highlights from the northern Lower Peninsula. 
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Fall Finals Audio Downloads Available

Fall Finals Audio Downloads Available
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Saving that special moment from an MHSAA Championship to your computer or handheld device has never been easier, with audio downloads of fall championships in Football, Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball available from the MHSAA Network Website.
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Stockbridge Pair Tally 53 Record Entries

Stockbridge Pair Tally 53 Record Entries
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Stockbridge’s Mason Gee-Montgomery graduated this spring with 37 entries in the MHSAA football record book, while teammate and top receiver Kolby Canfield finished his high school career appearing 16 times for accomplishments they frequently collaborated on over t...
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Flint Corridor Powers Girls Bowling's Best

Flint Corridor Powers Girls Bowling's Best
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Girls bowling teams in the Flint area do not need to drive far to find high-level competition. A 28-mile route can be taken from reigning Division 3 champion Birch Run – just north of the Saginaw/Genesee county line – to Division 1 champion Davison. And alo...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/13/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/13/17
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Another December basketball night was highlighted by a major matchup in Grand Rapids, but that was topped only by a slight upset in a meeting of boys swimming & diving powers. 
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BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?

BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The MHSAA Student Advisory Council's "Battle of the Fans VII" is set to kick off at high schools all over our state. An expanded contest format will allow more schools to compete for the title of best high school student section in Michigan. Contenders need to keep jus...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/12/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/12/17
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
We kick off today's list with a basketball milestone, but check out also some of the features filling the final spots including human interest looks at coaching, remembering a past star and taking a trip with Dad. 
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Five Fewer Volleyball Days?

Five Fewer Volleyball Days?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
When 90 percent of one of our key constituent groups has the same opinion, it’s worth talking about – even if the topic is a sacred cow.
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 2

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 2
Monday, December 11, 2017
The first weeks of girls basketball season give us an opportunity to watch potential new powers emerge – and we’ve already got some candidates. This week’s “Countdown to Calvin” is filled with teams making strong first impressions, st...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Monday, December 11, 2017
One of the best parts of boys basketball season is how quickly the state’s elite teams begin testing themselves against each other to get an idea where they stand coming into the winter. We saw plenty of those titanic matchups last week – although the first...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/11/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/11/17
Monday, December 11, 2017
Some of the state's best met in cheer and hockey over the weekend, and the Howell girls basketball team launched its campaign to be considered among the elite in its sport as well.
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This Week in High School Sports: 12/8/17

This Week in High School Sports: 12/8/17
Friday, December 8, 2017
This week’s show features Muskegon quarterback La'Darius Jefferson, passes out Game Balls to Cadillac's boys bowling team and Livonia Stevenson hockey player Jake Beaune, talks about diving on the floor for a loose basketball in the "Be The Referee" ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/8/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/8/17
Friday, December 8, 2017
The streak is broken. Powers North Central's string of boys hoops wins ended at 84 on Thursday on a night filled with buzzer beaters and also a return to competition for a wrestling program after two decades. 
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