Entries for January 2018

MHSAA Minute Returns This Week

MHSAA Minute Returns This Week
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
With the winter sports season fully underway, StateChamps! High School Sports Show returns with new weekly editions debuting each Sunday at 9 a.m. on Fox Sports Detroit – featuring a fresh series of messages called the MHSAA Minute.
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NFHS's Gardner Announces Retirement

NFHS's Gardner Announces Retirement
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) since May 2010, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 1, 2018. Gardner notified the NFHS Board of Directors of his retirement plans at the NFHS Winter Meeting on J...
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/9/18

Today in the MHSAA: 1/9/18
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Some of the best skiing programs in our state took their first runs of the 2017-18 season Monday, while a pair of football coaches ended successful runs at their respective schools. 
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3rd-Year Standouts Have Howell Rolling

3rd-Year Standouts Have Howell Rolling
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
For the best players on Howell’s boys and girls basketball teams, the third year has been the charm. Those players, Josh Palo and Lexie Miller, have combined talent and experience with confidence while leading their teams to fast starts this winter.
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Destiny

Destiny
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
“You never know,” he said, “when you are five minutes from your destiny.”
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Post-Break

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Post-Break
Monday, January 8, 2018
The girls basketball holiday break over the last three weeks featured some shaking up among the usual powers in Flint, Midland and Detroit. It will be especially intriguing to see if that early re-ordering was a sign of things to come as the first full week of 2018 is ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Monday, January 8, 2018
The holiday break across our state is over, and the drive toward March will click into a second gear as most teams this week jump into the heart of league play. Today’s Breslin Bound takes a look at a number of contenders that made impressive strides over the las...
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/8/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/8/17
Monday, January 8, 2018
"Today" returns today with plenty of highlights across five sports from the first weekend of 2018. 
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Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord

Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord
Friday, January 5, 2018
During the winter of 2001, Davison’s Chase Metcalf was in the process of winning a second consecutive MHSAA individual wrestling title. Jerry LaJoie, the wrestling coach at Gaylord, was quite familiar with Metcalf and his younger brother, Brent, who would finish 2...
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This Week in High School Sports: 1/5/18

This Week in High School Sports: 1/5/18
Friday, January 5, 2018
This week’s show features the upcoming Battle of The Fans, passes out Game Balls to Alpena’s Chris DeRocher and Benton Harbor’s Carlos Johnson, talks about basketball shot clocks in the "Be The Referee" segment and closes with a commentary on a video d...
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"Well-Roundedness"

"Well-Roundedness"
Friday, January 5, 2018
What I continue to encourage for most students is that they sample the broad buffet of opportunities that a full-service school offers.
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Cass Tech Continuing Rise to Hoops Elite

Cass Tech Continuing Rise to Hoops Elite
Thursday, January 4, 2018
When you think of Detroit Cass Tech, one would probably think of its football program. Why not? The program coach Thomas Wilcher has built there has been arguably the best in the state the past dozen years.
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Be the Referee: Why No Shot Clock?

Be the Referee: Why No Shot Clock?
Thursday, January 4, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains why Michigan, and many other states, have chosen to not adopt a shot clock for basketball.
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Hockey Clashes Top MHSAA TV Lineup

Hockey Clashes Top MHSAA TV Lineup
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Games involving three of the top-ranked teams in Michigan high school hockey highlight this week's schedule of high school sporting events on MHSAA.tv produced by Association members taking part in the School Broadcast Program.
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Sandusky's DeMott: 700 and Counting

Sandusky's DeMott: 700 and Counting
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
When Al DeMott took the Sandusky girls basketball coaching job in 1979, he wasn’t planning on it being a long-term gig. A few losing seasons motivated him to turn the program around, however – and nearly 40 years later he’s not only succeeded in doing...
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Valuing Variety

Valuing Variety
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
What I hear when I listen to students ... is that they want to play multiple sports and that they need us to hear that and to help them.
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