Entries for March 2017

Inspired Notre Dame Prep Runs Streak to 4

Inspired Notre Dame Prep Runs Streak to 4
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Fight for Four took on a whole different meaning for the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer team this season. While the Fighting Irish pursued a fourth straight Division 3 title Saturday night, the squad also was committed to honoring a 2013 graduate, Kris...
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D3 Belongs to History-Making Pennfield

D3 Belongs to History-Making Pennfield
Saturday, March 4, 2017
James Ruoff and Haley Hooper starred in plenty of roles Saturday afternoon during the Division 3 singles bowling championships at M-66 Bowl. They were comeback kids, winning MHSAA titles after Ruoff qualified as the No. 15 seed and Hooper made it as the No. 16 seed.
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Fewer in Number, Huskies Just as Mighty

Fewer in Number, Huskies Just as Mighty
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Breckenridge possessed the smallest competitive cheer team in terms of numbers among the eight in Saturday’s MHSAA Division 4 Final. Being fewer in number, however, didn't prevent the Huskies from adding another championship to their already remarkable resume.
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D4's Best Win in Dramatic Fashion

D4's Best Win in Dramatic Fashion
Saturday, March 4, 2017
It took the third highest series of bracket play to do it, but Bronson sophomore Brandon Hyska eliminated three-time reigning champion Kyle Tuttle of St. Charles 482-456 in a Quarterfinal match and went on to capture the Division 4 individual championship in boys bowlin...
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D1 Champs Make Last Matches Count

D1 Champs Make Last Matches Count
Saturday, March 4, 2017
And to think two years ago, Caledonia senior Brittany Schnicke didn’t know if she would ever bowl again. During her sophomore year, Schnicke had the tips of the middle finger and ring finger on her left bowling hand severed off in an accident suffered during a w...
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Allen Park Ends Carlson's Record Streak

Allen Park Ends Carlson's Record Streak
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The final round of a competitive cheer meet has the ability to sway emotions one way or another. On Saturday, Round 3 proved to be the deciding factor in the end of an incredible MHSAA record-breaking run and the extreme jubilation of a team finally getting over the h...
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Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1

Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Rochester’s run to a 14th MHSAA competitive cheer championship wasn’t as smooth as the build up to number 13 a year ago. But a few bumps along the way this winter made Rochester’s latest addition to its record title total special as well.
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D4 Preview: Huskies Hunt for 3-Peat

D4 Preview: Huskies Hunt for 3-Peat
Saturday, March 4, 2017
It’s tough to overstate how dominant Breckenridge’s cheer program has been since returning to the mat at the start of the 2014-15 season. But neither of those first two Division 4 championship seasons was accompanied by as much success as this winter&rs...
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D3 Preview: Numbers Tilt To Favorites

D3 Preview: Numbers Tilt To Favorites
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have combined to win the last five Division 3 competitive cheer championships. With average overall scores this winter that best the rest of Saturday’s field by 25 points, it’s expected that trend will continue in th...
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Pennfield, Birch Run Shine at Title Time

Pennfield, Birch Run Shine at Title Time
Friday, March 3, 2017
For 52 weeks, the Battle Creek Pennfield boys bowling team has been on a mission. On Friday, its mission was accomplished. The Panthers, who felt frustrated a year ago after finishing second at the MHSAA Division 3 Final, left little room for error.
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Davison Girls, Salem Boys Reign in D1

Davison Girls, Salem Boys Reign in D1
Friday, March 3, 2017
In a sport filled with so much unpredictably, the Davison girls bowling team continues to be a model of incredible consistency. For a sixth straight year, Davison advanced to the championship round of the Division 1 tournament Friday. Once there, the Cardinals improve...
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Vandercook Lake Rolls to D4 Sweep

Vandercook Lake Rolls to D4 Sweep
Friday, March 3, 2017
One was for the first time and the other for a sixth. But the Vandercook Lake boys and girls bowling teams swept the Division 4 team championships Friday at Royal Scot Lanes.
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Performance: Chelsea's Joey Mangner

Performance: Chelsea's Joey Mangner
Friday, March 3, 2017
Chelsea standout senior Joey Mangner will next weekend cap a career that’s seen him win two MHSAA championships – with an opportunity to at least double that total in his final meet.  Mangner swam the fastest 50-yard freestyle time in Michigan this win...
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D2 Preview: Contenders Chasing Carlson

D2 Preview: Contenders Chasing Carlson
Friday, March 3, 2017
Saturday’s Division 2 Competitive Cheer Final will have a nice mix of familiar and new – even as the favorite is one of the most dominant powerhouses in the history of the sport. Gibraltar Carlson has won six straight championships, and Allen Park is expect...
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Stars-Now-Educators Relish Northport Run

Stars-Now-Educators Relish Northport Run
Friday, March 3, 2017
Coach Gordie Wick was addressing the crowd that had gathered to celebrate Northport’s Class D boys basketball championship when he glanced at the trophy in front of him. “You look at this trophy, and it’s just a piece of wood with a little brass on it...
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/3/17

This Week in High School Sports: 3/3/17
Friday, March 3, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a report on Hudson’s title at the Team Wrestling Finals, discusses players deciding basketball games in its Be The Referee segment, and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on foul ...
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Basketball Tournaments on the Move?

Basketball Tournaments on the Move?
Friday, March 3, 2017
Calendar changes, if any, will be membership driven and may take more than 18 months to finalize.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/3/17

Today in the MHSAA: 3/3/17
Friday, March 3, 2017
As the boys basketball regular season came to a close Thursday, the Individual Wrestling Finals got started and Hockey Regionals continued on – all with celebrations of note.
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D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge

D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge
Friday, March 3, 2017
There’s a clear wall to climb for teams hoping to break into contention at the MHSAA Division 1 Competitive Cheer Finals. Reigning champion Rochester and 2016 runner-up Grandville have combined to win six titles and finish second six times over the last decade &n...
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Preview: Powers Set to Strike Again

Preview: Powers Set to Strike Again
Thursday, March 2, 2017
This could be a weekend of unprecedented successes for Michigan high school bowlers. The Davison and Flint Kearsley girls teams both will roll in Friday's Team Finals for their fifth championships over the last six seasons. Four 2016 singles champions also return, ...
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