Entries for August 2017

NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football

NFHS: Reserve Fridays for HS Football
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
In an effort to re-emphasize that Friday nights in the fall should be reserved for high school football, the National Federation of State High School Associations has adopted a resolution that urges schools and teams at the college and professional levels to honor that ...
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Participation Again Outpaces Population

Participation Again Outpaces Population
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Michigan had the eighth-most participants in high school sports nationally in 2016-17 according to statistics released this week, again besting Michigan’s national ranking for total number of residents of high school age, which fell from ninth to 10th according to...
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The Other Mr. Forsythe

The Other Mr. Forsythe
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
No single person has done more than L. L. Forsythe to shape school sports in Michigan, and the nation. 
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Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again

Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again
Monday, August 7, 2017
Swirling around in the back of his mind, Tanner Orweller sees what the most historic moment in Perry football history will look like. The Ramblers, after coming so close so many seasons before, will make the playoffs for the first time. The entire town will turn out fo...
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MHSAA Announces 2016-17 Concussion Data

MHSAA Announces 2016-17 Concussion Data
Monday, August 7, 2017
The MHSAA has completed its second year of collecting head injury reports from member schools as it continues to build data that will assist in identifying trends and progress being made to reduce the incidence of head injuries in school sports.  Click below for s...
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Momentum

Momentum
Friday, August 4, 2017
Excesses and abuses in school sports have their own momentum. We should not create more by NFHS sponsorship of the very events it was created to end.
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Powerful Pair Tie for Home Run Record

Powerful Pair Tie for Home Run Record
Thursday, August 3, 2017
A pair of sluggers who have flexed their power strokes on the west and east coasts of the Lower Peninsula now anchor the MHSAA single-season record book list for home runs. Click below to find out more about Taylor Dew and Brooke Nadolny's big hitting this spring, an...
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Rules Changes Minimize Health Risks

Rules Changes Minimize Health Risks
Thursday, August 3, 2017
A pair of football rules changes taking effect this season build on continuing work to minimize health risks in all interscholastic sports as 2017-18 fall practices begin next week for member schools of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
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State Champs! Reveals Concussion Report

State Champs! Reveals Concussion Report
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The story of concussions in high school sports – from their symptoms to their treatment to a young person’s safe return to the classroom and the playing field – will be on display in the coming week in a State Champs! Sports Network Summer Series speci...
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Student-Centered Coaching

Student-Centered Coaching
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
"From the time the first whistle blew ... until its close the professional coaches employed by the two schools had no contact with players."
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