Entries for February 2017

This Week in High School Sports: 2/17/17

This Week in High School Sports: 2/17/17
Friday, February 17, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a report on Jacara Thompson, a girls basketball player at Swartz Creek; discusses Recruiting New Officials in its Be The Referee segment and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on coach-player rel...
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The Measure of Success

The Measure of Success
Friday, February 17, 2017
“We need to move our focus from MHSAA tournaments to the regular season, to the 9- or 18-game regular season, and to the 100 to 200 practices that occur over three or four months of each season.”
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/17/17

Today in the MHSAA: 2/17/17
Friday, February 17, 2017
At least eight girls basketball league championships were decided in some way Thursday night, and we’ve linked up to media coverage for all of them, plus another on the boys hoops side and an impressive skiing accomplishment.
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And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 17, 2017
When Shafer Webb and his classmates were middle schoolers, they watched the high school student section turn into a party at every Frankenmuth home game. Webb's older brother Brennan led the 2012 section that won the inaugural MHSAA Battle of the Fans. And, of course, ...
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Performance: Saline's Dakota Hurbis

Performance: Saline's Dakota Hurbis
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Saline's Dakota Hurbis is finishing a high school career that will rank among the most prolific in Michigan high school diving history, and over the last year he’s been on a particular tear.  Hurbis earned the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance ...
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Renaissance Rises Again in Detroit PSL

Renaissance Rises Again in Detroit PSL
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Detroit Renaissance has had one of the top girls basketball programs in the Detroit Public School League for some time. The Phoenix are 14-3 this winter, having lost to Detroit Martin Luther King in a PSL semifinal 56-47 on Feb. 8 – but they are enjoying another ...
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Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials

Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the recruitment of officials and why the avocation is rewarding.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/16/17

Today in the MHSAA: 2/16/17
Thursday, February 16, 2017
An action-packed Wednesday saw the final 32 wrestling contenders advance with Regional titles, including DeWitt for the first time and Hartland for the 16th straight.
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Grand Blanc Senior Joins Officials 'Legacy'

Grand Blanc Senior Joins Officials 'Legacy'
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Michigan, not unlike most other states across the nation, is struggling with a shortage of officials for junior high and high school sports. Steve Tannar, the Kensington Lakes Activities Association assigner, says locally that Michigan High School Athletic Association r...
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UP Swim Finals Live on MHSAA TV

UP Swim Finals Live on MHSAA TV
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The first of six straight weekends of live coverage of MHSAA winter sports championships begins this week on MHSAA.tv at the Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals at Marquette High School.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/15/17

Today in the MHSAA: 2/15/17
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Girls basketball action was full of highlights Tuesday as teams won league titles, advanced with big wins in conference tournaments and celebrated individual milestones.
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Thompson Erases Doubt, Makes History

Thompson Erases Doubt, Makes History
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
When Jacara Thompson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee this past summer, she thought she was done playing basketball. The fact it was the second torn ACL of her high school career, along with the timing of the injury, had the Swartz Creek superstar d...
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Wrestling Finals Ticket Sales Underway

Wrestling Finals Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Fans wishing to purchase advance tickets for the 2017 Michigan High School Athletic Association Team and Individual Wrestling Finals may now do so through the host sites' box offices, from Central Michigan University for Team Wrestling Finals and The Palace of Auburn Hi...
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Cheering for Equal Opportunity

Cheering for Equal Opportunity
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Without a policy prohibiting boys from displacing girls from teams and from the playing surface, athletic opportunities for girls would be in serious jeopardy ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/14/17

Today in the MHSAA: 2/14/17
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The MHSAA Skiing Tournament began Monday with Regionals and an epic upset of one of last season’s Finals champions.
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Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class B

Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class B
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The MHSAA has selected nine student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Click to find out more about all nine scholarship recipients, who will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 11
Monday, February 13, 2017
If the conclusion of league races this winter is an indication of what we should expect when the MHSAA Tournament begins in two weeks, fans will be on the edges of their respective seats.  A number of key conference matchups came down to just a few points last we...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10
Monday, February 13, 2017
Three previously-perfect boys basketball teams suffered their first losses last week, leaving only 15 undefeated in Michigan with the start of the MHSAA Tournament only three weeks away. What might this mean?
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/13/17

Today in the MHSAA: 2/13/17
Monday, February 13, 2017
A busy weekend saw hundreds of wrestlers compete for individual District championships and many of the state’s top swimmers face off to see how they might stack up at next month’s MHSAA Finals.
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Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now
Monday, February 13, 2017
The best Michigan high school student cheering sections have shown us their best over the last four weeks. Now it's your turn to tell us which of those final five has earned the title Battle of the Fans VI champion.
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