Entries for March 2017

Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview
Monday, March 13, 2017
Only 128 teams remain in the MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament – and seven have yet to taste defeat this season. That’s guaranteed to change beginning with tonight’s Regional Semifinals, where Class A and C will enjoy matchups of teams that have achiev...
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Highlight Reel: 2017 Hockey Finals

Highlight Reel: 2017 Hockey Finals
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Two familiar faces captured titles at the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals on Saturday at USA Arena in Plymouth – Brighton in Division 1 and Birmingham Brother Rice in Division 2, joining first-time champion Warren DeLaSalle in the winner's circle.
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Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion

Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Brighton senior Courtney Casper packed an eventful final month into her only season of high school gymnastics. And Farmington United junior Elisa Bills finally finished first Saturday after a winter full of second places. Both won three MHSAA Finals individual event ch...
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Brighton Earns Finals Revenge over DCC

Brighton Earns Finals Revenge over DCC
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Logan Neaton needed time in the midst of a wild championship celebration to process the events of an entire year. It was 365 days earlier that Neaton and his Brighton hockey teammates were beaten by Detroit Catholic Central, 3-0, in the MHSAA Division 1 championship ga...
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Dexter Digs Depth, Repeats as D2 Champ

Dexter Digs Depth, Repeats as D2 Champ
Saturday, March 11, 2017
There is more than one way to win an MHSAA Finals swimming & diving championship, and the Dexter boys proved it Saturday afternoon at the Michael H. Jones Natatorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The Dreadnaughts won the opening race – the 20...
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Cranes Emerge from Strong D3 Field

Cranes Emerge from Strong D3 Field
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood boys swimming & diving team made it four straight championships at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, but this title took every point the Cranes could muster. Cranbrook Kingswood finished first at the...
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Rice Wins Close Race to 4th Straight Title

Rice Wins Close Race to 4th Straight Title
Saturday, March 11, 2017
High expectations.  Attending a prestigious school such as Birmingham Brother Rice, where academics and athletics success stories are the norm and somewhat expected, Andrew Biskup understands the pressures that came with the tradition-rich territory.
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Pilots Add Hockey Title to Recent Success

Pilots Add Hockey Title to Recent Success
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Thomas Hernandez was ready to give up hockey, a sport he’d been playing for 13 years. Peer pressure, it turns out, can sometimes be a good thing.
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Latest Leaders Carry Rice to D2 Title

Latest Leaders Carry Rice to D2 Title
Saturday, March 11, 2017
They provided the depth for the 2015 Birmingham Brother Rice hockey team, earning MHSAA championship medals right along with the big-name seniors on that squad. But this was their team and their moment to shine.
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Rebuilt Rockford Completes 3-Peat Run

Rebuilt Rockford Completes 3-Peat Run
Friday, March 10, 2017
That Rockford’s gymnastics team began this season in rebuilding mode was hard to fathom as the Rams raised a third straight MHSAA championship trophy Friday night at Plymouth High School. But this latest celebration was as much a testament to how far they’...
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Highlight Reel: D1 & D3 Hockey Semifinals

Highlight Reel: D1 & D3 Hockey Semifinals
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Finals field is set for Saturday's games in the MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament after Semifinals took place Friday in Divisions 3 and 1 at USA Arena in Plymouth.
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Performance: Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman

Performance: Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman
Friday, March 10, 2017
Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman joined one of the elite groups of individual champions in any MHSAA sport Saturday when he defeated Birmingham Groves’ Colin Takata by technical fall, 24-7, to win the Division 1 championship at 140 pounds – and become the 2...
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Gonzalez Locks Down Emeralds' 1st Title

Gonzalez Locks Down Emeralds' 1st Title
Friday, March 10, 2017
It was a celebration nearly fit for a king Sunday as the city of Manistique welcomed home its first MHSAA Finals champion. Senior Tanner Gonzalez became the first Manistique wrestler to capture an individual title by taking a 5-4 double-overtime decision from Dansville...
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Highlight Reel: Division 2 Hockey Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Division 2 Hockey Semifinals
Friday, March 10, 2017
Two teams – one familiar with the Finals, another a first-time finalist – checked into Saturday's MHSAA hockey championship game in Division 2 with victories in the Semifinals on Thursday at USA Arena in Plymouth.
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/10/17

This Week in High School Sports: 3/10/17
Friday, March 10, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a report on Walled Lake Central wrestler Ben Freeman winning a fourth title at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals, discusses head hits in hockey in its Be The Referee segment and finishes with...
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Eight-Player Options

Eight-Player Options
Friday, March 10, 2017
This helped save football in some schools and helped return the game of football to other schools.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/10/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/10/17
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday's Girls Basketball Regionals and Ice Hockey Semifinals featured at least three first-time accomplishments as teams rose to unprecedented heights.
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Preview: Oakland Powers Seek 4-Peats

Preview: Oakland Powers Seek 4-Peats
Friday, March 10, 2017
Only one Lower Peninsula boys swimming & diving program has won at least four straight MHSAA Finals championships over the last two decades. Birmingham Brother Rice in Division 1 and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in Division 3 have the opportunity this weeke...
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Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities

Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities
Thursday, March 9, 2017
While last year’s MHSAA Gymnastics Team Final featured a group of veteran contenders rising as expected to the top, Friday’s season finale could be one of the most wide-open in some time.   Two-time reigning champion Rockford has surged again with a...
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Be the Referee: Hockey Hits

Be the Referee: Hockey Hits
Thursday, March 9, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how illegal hockey hits have no place in the game and how they're being watched for closely.
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