Entries for March 2017

Today in the MHSAA: 3/9/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/9/17
Thursday, March 9, 2017
High winds and power outages couldn’t down Wednesday’s eight MHSAA Hockey Quarterfinals and a number of boys basketball District games all over the state.
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Preview: Hopefuls Eye Chance for 1st Title

Preview: Hopefuls Eye Chance for 1st Title
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Seven of 12 teams playing in this weekend's Ice Hockey Semifinals find themselves a mere two victories from the first MHSAA championship in their programs' histories.  If pre-tournament rankings continue to play out, at least one of those hopefuls will celebrate S...
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Crespo Begins 'Chase' with 1st D4 Title

Crespo Begins 'Chase' with 1st D4 Title
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Oftentimes a coaching change is accompanied by the need to restock talent in order to rebuild. That certainly wasn’t the case for first-year Mendon wrestling coach Caleb Stephenson, who took over for his father, Art, this winter.
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Huron's Davis Goes 'Beyond' as Leader

Huron's Davis Goes 'Beyond' as Leader
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
On first glance, the word “beyond” seems an imaginative way to describe a favorite colleague.  But providing context, Ann Arbor Pioneer assistant principal Jason Skiba may have found the ideal word to describe Ann Arbor Huron assistant principal and at...
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Watch Hockey, Swimming MHSAA TV

Watch Hockey, Swimming MHSAA TV
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The action moves from the mats to the ice and pools this week on MHSAA.tv with live video streams of the MHSAA Ice Hockey and Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Championships.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/8/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/8/17
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Division 2 ice hockey field was cut to four and the girls basketball field to 16 during a Tuesday full of big-time performances and a few upsets as well.
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Data Dig Continues for Hoops Histories

Data Dig Continues for Hoops Histories
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
There is a list – well actually two – that sit, unfinished, among MHSAA historian Ron Pesch's “1,001 Projects I’d Like to Complete Before I Die.” Hundreds of hours have gone into adding to and maintaining the lists, and much progress has b...
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Not Right for Us

Not Right for Us
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
This is no criticism of KPI Rankings per se ... but it’s not the right thing to do for our statewide high school basketball tournaments.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/7/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/7/17
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
A trio of buzzer beaters lead off our collection of boys basketball District headlines from across the state after a Monday filled with close finishes and milestones.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
It was not intentional that the five results from last week’s Districts highlighted in this week’s “Breslin Bound” report all came from Class A. Rather, it’s an indication just how many contenders there appear to be in that tournament this...
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'Fire & Ice' Sail Mona Shores into Regional

'Fire & Ice' Sail Mona Shores into Regional
Monday, March 6, 2017
Guard play is crucial in girls basketball. Especially in March, and definitely in the second half of a District championship game against a crosstown rival.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/6/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/6/17
Monday, March 6, 2017
MHSAA Finals in wrestling, bowling and cheer, Regionals in gymnastics and hockey and Districts in girls basketball made for a busy weekend across our state – and also one full of celebration for a number of schools finishing the season or taking the next tournamen...
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Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale

Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale
Monday, March 6, 2017
Tickets for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Girls and Boys Basketball Finals are on sale from the Jenison Field House Ticket Office.
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Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview
Monday, March 6, 2017
In less than three weeks, 16 boys basketball teams will converge on Michigan State University’s Breslin Center to determine four MHSAA titles. Today, more than 700 teams remain in the hunt.
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Hillger Becomes Palace King 1 Last Time

Hillger Becomes Palace King 1 Last Time
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Trent Hillger was as impressive as ever during his run to his third straight MHSAA individual title. The Lake Fenton senior heavyweight pinned his first three opponents at the Division 3 Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills this past weekend, then beat Lake Odessa Lak...
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No Slowing Embree On 2nd Title Run

No Slowing Embree On 2nd Title Run
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Warren Lincoln senior Jelani Embree is an explosive and powerful force on the wrestling mat, showing off his superb athleticism. He showed he is also very smart on the mat, too.
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Hudson's Hamdan Wins Clash of Champs

Hudson's Hamdan Wins Clash of Champs
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Hudson sophomore Jordan Hamdan didn’t just want to win a Division 4 title Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills – he also wanted to impress his older brother, Roddy. Hamdan accomplished both, defeating Jackson Lumen Christi’s Spencer Good 3-2 in a m...
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Freeman Caps Career with 4th Title

Freeman Caps Career with 4th Title
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Ben Freeman stamped his name in Michigan high school wrestling history Saturday with an impressive and technical display of skills that fans across the state have become accustomed to from the talented Walled Lake Central senior. Freeman became just the 22nd wrestler i...
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D2 Singles Champs Stand a Cut Above

D2 Singles Champs Stand a Cut Above
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Three years ago, Angela Meadows was a freshman, determined to prove she belonged on a high school bowling team. “The story is, her coach cut her,” Taylor Kennedy coach Dan Ditcher said. “Silly coach, right? That was me.”
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D2 Winners Follow Through on Title Plans

D2 Winners Follow Through on Title Plans
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Division 2 boys bowling championship came down to the final frame Friday, and when it was over, Lowell had completed a three-year plan that culminated in the school’s first MHSAA title.
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