Entries for March 2017

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Girls Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Girls Semifinals
Friday, March 17, 2017
The first day of the MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing produced three first-time finalists in the Class C and D fields for Saturday's championship games.
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/17/17

This Week in High School Sports: 3/17/17
Friday, March 17, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a report on Warren DeLaSalle hockey hero Thomas Hernandez, discusses misdirected criticism in the Be the Referee segment and closes with an MHSAA Perspective on seeding for high school postseason play.
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Making Matters Worse

Making Matters Worse
Friday, March 17, 2017
The proposal is seriously flawed, and by circumventing the MHSAA Football Committee, its proponents assure it is fatally flawed.
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Pittsford Arrives at Cusp of History Again

Pittsford Arrives at Cusp of History Again
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Their record alone – 102-2 – is simply incredible to consider. And by the end of Saturday morning, Pittsford seniors Jaycie Burger and Maddie Clark could finish their careers alone as the winningest girls basketball players in Michigan high school history....
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MLS Carries Dream Run to Final Game

MLS Carries Dream Run to Final Game
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday’s first Class D Semifinal would have produced a dream-come-true scenario whichever team emerged victorious. Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary coach Brian Blaine just didn’t see that being his team when this tournament began.
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P-W Earns Shot to Add to Title Collection

P-W Earns Shot to Add to Title Collection
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Pewamo-Westphalia is enjoying a championship-caliber school year. And now the Pirates girls basketball team wants its piece of MHSAA title success.
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Edison Advances to 1st Hoops Final

Edison Advances to 1st Hoops Final
Thursday, March 16, 2017
When Monique Brown heard voices as she walked past her players’ hotel rooms late Wednesday night, she was a little concerned. Maybe she’d made a mistake bringing her young team to East Lansing the night before the biggest game in school history.
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Be the Referee: Under the Bus

Be the Referee: Under the Bus
Thursday, March 16, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains why officials are not the correct target for criticism when a basketball game gets chippy or sloppy.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/17
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Buzzer beaters decided Boys Basketball Regional Finals all over Michigan on Wednesday as 32 teams secured spots in the final week of this season.
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A-B Preview: Return of the Champs

A-B Preview: Return of the Champs
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Three 2016 MHSAA champions will take the floor for Friday’s Semifinals in Classes A and B. Warren Cousino is back attempting to repeat in Class A, and Marshall is seeking to do the same in Class B. The third guarantees there will be a new Class C champion this...
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C-D Preview: Perfection & Possibilities

C-D Preview: Perfection & Possibilities
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
One of the state’s most impressive winning streaks in any sport this decade will take the main stage again this weekend at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. Reigning Class D champion Pittsford will attempt to finish a second straight undefeated se...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/15/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/15/17
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The final four teams are set in all four classes after 16 MHSAA Girls Basketball Quarterfinals on Tuesday – catch up with these links from all 16 games.
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'Mentor' to Receive Forsythe Award

'Mentor' to Receive Forsythe Award
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Long before he became superintendent for multiple Oakland County school districts, George Heitsch was a young athletic director first at Westland Huron Valley and then West Bloomfield High School. And thankfully, there were veterans like Auburn Hills Avondale’s C...
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Transfer Culture

Transfer Culture
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The culture that contributes to this is created in youth programs, starting even before students reach high school.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/14/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/14/17
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The boys basketball field went from 128 to 64 on Monday as Regional Semifinals claimed at least one of the expected championship favorites while another record-setter barely survived to advance.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 13, 2017
The final week of the 2016-17 girls basketball season begins tonight with all four of last year's champions still alive for titles this winter, but with a twist. Reigning Class C winner Ypsilanti Arbor Prep is now in Class B, but is undefeated, as is reigning Class...
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Bedford's Gandee Honored for 'Spirit'

Bedford's Gandee Honored for 'Spirit'
Monday, March 13, 2017
The mark of a “good big brother” is often to what lengths he might go to assist his younger siblings. That sense of familial assistance has perhaps never been taken to the extremes that Hunter Gandee has repeatedly done for his younger brother Braden.
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All Girls Quarterfinals Live on MHSAA TV

All Girls Quarterfinals Live on MHSAA TV
Monday, March 13, 2017
For the first time, all of the Quarterfinal games in the MHSAA Basketball Tournaments will have live streaming video on the MHSAA.tv website, beginning with Tuesday’s (March 14) in the Girls Tournament.
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Rangers Bring Rare Ski Title Downstate

Rangers Bring Rare Ski Title Downstate
Monday, March 13, 2017
Since 1975, three schools south of “up north” had combined for five MHSAA girls skiing titles – and this was not the season for a fourth school to join that group. Warm weather limited Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central – the Applebee’...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/13/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/13/17
Monday, March 13, 2017
Three more sports finished their seasons with MHSAA Finals over the weekend while boys basketball got through its first round – and just this afternoon, the newest Miss Basketball was crowned.
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