Entries for August 2017

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/17
Thursday, August 24, 2017
“Today’s Top 10” includes the return of Mendon as a county volleyball champ and the return of two football programs from a season-long break.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 Preview
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Football remains the most played high school sport in Michigan, not to mention the most popular for fans who fill our stadiums every fall weekend. Finally, it’s time to start talking about it again – and you’ve come to the right place.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/23/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/23/17
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Lake Orion volleyball and Hartland girls golf teams are off to great starts early this fall and top our Tuesday headlines from across the state. 
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Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again

Griggs, Kelloggsville Set to Break Free Again
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
If opposing teams think it’s going to be easy tackling Thomas Griggs this season, they might want to rethink their approach. Griggs, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back for the Wyoming Kelloggsville football team, is difficult to stop and a load to bring down.
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MHSAA TV Kickoff Returns Highlights

MHSAA TV Kickoff Returns Highlights
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Weekly statewide football highlights return to cable viewers across Michigan in 2017, with the Michigan High School Athletic Association and the State Champs! Sports Network teaming up to launch “MHSAA Extra Point” on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FOX Sp...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/22/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/22/17
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tim Shaw has been the first name in Livonia Clarenceville football for some time, and it soon will be tied permanently to the field where he made that name.  
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Our Place in the Sun

Our Place in the Sun
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
The school sports spotlight shines brightest on fall Friday nights and has for decades, not only in Michigan, but also from shore to shore across the country.
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Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams

Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Joe Meyers placed an impressive 14th of 357 cross country runners at Friday's Portage Central Early Bird Invitational, but in a time that disappointed the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix sophomore.  He didn’t have much time to fret. The two-sport fall athlete had his f...
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HS Activities Unite Communities

HS Activities Unite Communities
Monday, August 21, 2017
Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/21/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/21/17
Monday, August 21, 2017
We're debuting a new format for our daily report from Michigan's media, and kicking it off with an inspiring story on one of our officials returning to the field. 
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Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC

Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC
Friday, August 18, 2017
When the Traverse City Central boys cross country team opened practice last Wednesday, the gregarious John Lober was nowhere in sight. Instead, the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach was teeing it up on a golf course in Kalkaska Count...
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Improving Concussion Data

Improving Concussion Data
Friday, August 18, 2017
Schools are taking head injuries seriously. It is not a lack of concern or a lack of care in reporting that has led to the 11 percent decline.
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#TBT: Marquette's Palmer Begins Title Run

#TBT: Marquette's Palmer Begins Title Run
Thursday, August 17, 2017
This photo of Marquette’s 1996 Upper Peninsula Class A-B champion team is like most stuffed into our archives from publications past – and at the same time, includes a player starting on one of the most historic runs in MHSAA girls golf history. Third from ...
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'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again

'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Deep in the woods, so far west of municipal Mount Pleasant you’d think you’d gone too far, findable only by invite and the line of cars parked alongside the road, Michigan’s most intriguing cross country team is getting ready to show why. Well, that m...
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DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders

DCC, Rice Begin Following New Leaders
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Detroit Catholic League football coaching carousel took a few more turns during the offseason, with a pair of programs once led by two of the winningest coaches in state history welcoming new leaders for this fall. Two former understudies to those longtime mentors ...
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Brown City Aiming High Following 1st Final

Brown City Aiming High Following 1st Final
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kendal Muxlow offered nothing but praise when asked about the Brown City volleyball class of 2017, which left the school as the most successful in program history. She raved about her graduated teammates’ leadership, work ethic and ability to raise up every playe...
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Official Results

Official Results
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Officials calls are final; and living with the outcome is one of the valuable lessons we try to teach and learn in school-based sports.
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Scane Leads Cranes with Record Scoring

Scane Leads Cranes with Record Scoring
Friday, August 11, 2017
Isabelle Scane has accomplished a career’s worth of lacrosse stardom at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood the last three years – and she still has a season to play. Find out where she ranks in multiple record book categories, and check out more rece...
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Future Thinking

Future Thinking
Friday, August 11, 2017
What are the things we should be doing now that may not show immediate results, but are essential for securing a future for school-sponsored sports?
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#TBT: Legends Made at 1997 LP Finals

#TBT: Legends Made at 1997 LP Finals
Thursday, August 10, 2017
MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals race day in 1997 looks a little gray as the Class B participants are taking their first strides above.  But it turned out to carry plenty of significance in the four-decade history of Michigan girls cross country. 
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