Entries for October 2019

Kennedy Repeat Keys Marian Title Sweep

Kennedy Repeat Keys Marian Title Sweep
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Shannon Kennedy had no trouble sleeping the night before her drive for a second MHSAA Finals title in three years. The Bloomfield Hills Marian junior held a two-shot lead after the first round of the Lower Peninsula  Division 3 championship at The Meadows. Bu...
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Rivals Share D1 Title, Baylis Ends on Top

Rivals Share D1 Title, Baylis Ends on Top
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tom Pullen was just glad to be in the hunt. The 28-year Ann Arbor Pioneer head coach, who is 75½ years old, had his team in a dead heat with rival Huron for the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis title Saturday at the Midland Tennis Center. They were s...
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Preview: Historic Finish Guaranteed

Preview: Historic Finish Guaranteed
Friday, October 18, 2019
Only 16 runners in MHSAA boys cross country history have won three Finals championships. Only one – Central Lake’s Ryan Shay from 1993-96 – finished first four times during his high school career. Brimley’s Austin Plotkin is part of that three-t...
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Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time

Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time
Friday, October 18, 2019
We always can count on high school sports to be cyclical in the way athletes move through their four seasons and are replaced by the next wave. But some groups certainly are more memorable than others. And Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals wil...
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Performance: Brighton's Jack Spamer

Performance: Brighton's Jack Spamer
Friday, October 18, 2019
Brighton senior distance ace Jack Spamer posted Michigan’s fastest high school cross country time since 2014 with a 14:48.1 to finish first at the 35th Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard Invitational on Oct. 12.  He cut 14 seconds from his personal record...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/18/19

Today in the MHSAA: 10/18/19
Friday, October 18, 2019
One of the most intriguing league cross country title races in some time came to a conclusion Thursday as a number of state-ranked girls and boys teams ran to be the best in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association.
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8 Elected to Representative Council

8 Elected to Representative Council
Friday, October 18, 2019
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the MHSAA’s legislative body, its Representative Council, with five new members joining three others who received re-election to begin service in December.
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This Week In High School Sports: 10/18/19

This Week In High School Sports: 10/18/19
Friday, October 18, 2019
This week’s show features Mendon volleyball's pursuit of returning to the MHSAA Finals and recognizes longtime MHSAA public address announcer Erik O. Furseth.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 Preview
Friday, October 18, 2019
How much should fans enjoy the final two weeks of this football regular season? There are 93 leagues for the sport statewide, and 35 championships remain completely up for grabs. Another 35 leagues have had one team clinch a share of the title but still have the possib...
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T-K Making Good on Great Expectations

T-K Making Good on Great Expectations
Friday, October 18, 2019
The end of last season gave the Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg girls golf team a pretty good idea of what the future might hold. The Trojans finished runners-up in the Ottawa-Kent Conference Gold, fourth at their Regional and were returning everyone the following seaso...
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Preview: Champs Return as Favorites

Preview: Champs Return as Favorites
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The champs are here. But will they reign again? All four MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals this weekend will welcome back last season’s champions – and all four of those teams also happen to be ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions by the Michiga...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/17/19

Today in the MHSAA: 10/17/19
Thursday, October 17, 2019
The first District champions are in for boys soccer – and more cross country and volleyball league champs as well – but the top headline from Wednesday highlighted a game on the pitch from earlier in the Division 1 bracket.
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Be The Referee: Catch Momentum

Be The Referee: Catch Momentum
Thursday, October 17, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" regarding catch momentum after an interception near the goal line.
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Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities

Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Familiar faces in new places could lead to some substantial shaking up at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals. Two-time reigning Division 2 champion Okemos is playing in Division 1, and reigning Division 4 champion Ann Arbor Greenhills will take a r...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/19

Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/19
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
League cross country meets dominated action across the Lower Peninsula on Tuesday, and at least a pair of volleyball teams also clinched conference titles. But a major upset in boys soccer earned the most notable headline of the day, and of that sport’s postseason...
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Clip of the Week: BC Lakeview's Grace Hudson

Clip of the Week: BC Lakeview's Grace Hudson
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
This edition of State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Battle Creek Lakeview distance swimmer Grace Hudson, who won two events at the All-City Meet.
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Westwood Adds 2 Titles to Successful Swing

Westwood Adds 2 Titles to Successful Swing
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Dynasty and dominance too often are used to describe long-term success in sports. And assigning them to shorter-term accomplishments often takes away from teams that might be deserving of such high praise. But when it comes to Ishpeming Westwood tennis, there aren&rsqu...
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MHSAA TV Sets OAA Red Volleyball Race

MHSAA TV Sets OAA Red Volleyball Race
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The chase for the Oakland Activities Association Red volleyball title will get a lot of attention on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network this week, with matches on Tuesday and Thursday that will determine the champion.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/15/19

Today in the MHSAA: 10/15/19
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Boys Soccer Districts rolled on Monday with a number of championship matchups set, but the biggest headlines were made by a few more league champions crowned in girls golf and cross country.
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Longtime Coach Has Marshall Aiming High

Longtime Coach Has Marshall Aiming High
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
When Dick Hamilton signed on to coach the Marshall girls golf team, never in his wildest dreams did he think he would still be doing so 40 years later. “I’m just glad to be alive 40 years later,” he said, laughing.
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