Entries for March 2019

Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday

Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday
Friday, March 15, 2019
The last two weeks have seen Hudsonville Unity Christian thrust into the statewide spotlight with a pair of wins over teams expected to contend for this season’s Division 2 title. But the Crusaders have belonged in that conversation all season as well, and showed...
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U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance

U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance
Friday, March 15, 2019
Only three Detroit U-D Jesuit players have seen action in all 27 of their team’s games this winter. Friday was further evidence of what the Cubs had been missing for parts of this season.
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Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final

Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final
Friday, March 15, 2019
Emoni Bates was here to help, he told his teammates before beginning his freshman year at Ypsilanti Lincoln in the fall. That’s one very understated way to put what the nationally-renowned freshman has meant to the Railsplitters during their most successful seaso...
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Performance: Spring Lake's Cam Peel

Performance: Spring Lake's Cam Peel
Friday, March 15, 2019
Record-setting Spring Lake sprinter Cam Peel capped his high school career Saturday with two individual titles and as part of two relay championships at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.&rdquo...
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Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion

Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Either way late in Friday night’s Division 4 Semifinal, Frankfort was headed to the record book. For most of the first three quarters, it seemed the Panthers were cruising toward reaching the MHSAA championship round for the first time. Then, over six minutes of ...
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Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders

Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders
Thursday, March 14, 2019
It’s a new Finals, with another trip for Southfield Christian, and Jon Sanders and Da’Jion Humphrey’s turns to take on the spotlight. The Eagles – last season’s Class D champions – will play for a second straight title Saturday morni...
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P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship

P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia always seems to be in the mix. The Pirates haven’t had a losing record since 1998-99, the last season before coach Luke Pohl returned to the program after two years away and led 19 straight winners. Maybe last year’s seniors, coming off an...
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Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues

Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues
Thursday, March 14, 2019
“Living this dream.” Iron Mountain coach Bucky Johnson put special emphasis on those words Thursday afternoon.
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Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win

Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Lowell wrestling has had more to celebrate than most teams over the last six winters. But something a little extra has accompanied the buzz after the Red Arrows won their record sixth-straight MHSAA Finals team championship Feb. 23 at Wings Events Center.
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Be the Referee: Basket Interference

Be the Referee: Basket Interference
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a basketball scenario where there is simultaneous basket interference by both teams.
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Great Clips of the Week: New Haven's Romeo Weems

Great Clips of the Week: New Haven's Romeo Weems
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features New Haven's Romeo Weems with a steal and dunk on the other end in a win over Pontiac.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/14/19

Today in the MHSAA: 3/14/19
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The final 32 teams still alive in the MHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament were decided Wednesday as Regional championships were celebrated, including by a handful of schools for the first time.
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D1 Preview: Follow the Fan Favorites

D1 Preview: Follow the Fan Favorites
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Friday's first Semifinals – formerly Class A, now Division 1 – always are the most popular ticket of Boys Basketball Finals weekend. But you’ll want to get to Breslin Center especially early to see this season’s contenders.
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D2 Preview: Embrace the Unexpected

D2 Preview: Embrace the Unexpected
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Anything is possible during the basketball postseason, and this weekend's Division 2 bracket tells some of that story with at least a few surprises in contention for this season's championship.  But there’s no debating this weekend’s contenders haven&r...
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D3 Preview: Repeat Faces Roadblocks

D3 Preview: Repeat Faces Roadblocks
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
After making is first MHSAA championship game in boys basketball a year ago – and winning it – Detroit Edison is back at the Breslin Center seeking a repeat this weekend. But the field lined up to halt the Pioneers is full of potential obstacles. Iron Mount...
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D4 Preview: New Era, Familiar Contenders

D4 Preview: New Era, Familiar Contenders
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Division 4 has replaced Class D this year as the boys basketball tournament classification for Michigan’s smallest high schools, and some familiar teams from the previous era will return to the Breslin Center on Thursday to help usher in a new one. Reigning Class...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/13/19

Today in the MHSAA: 3/13/19
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The final 16 contenders for MHSAA boys basketball championships this season were decided Tuesday, and we’ve linked up coverage from all 16 Quarterfinals.
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Coffell Makes Mark with Amazing Return

Coffell Makes Mark with Amazing Return
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
With second overtime running out, and Goodrich’s realistic chances of winning a Division 2 wrestling championship in the balance, Blake Coffell knew he had to move.  So the Martians' senior heavyweight went big.
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/12/19

This Week in High School Sports: 3/12/19
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
This week's show highlights the incredible finish at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals and closes with a look back at the 1986 Class B Boys Basketball Final won on a 70-foot buzzer beater.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/12/19

Today in the MHSAA: 3/12/19
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Girls Basketball Regionals got underway Monday night with a series of upsets and a few favorites that just survived, plus three previously-unbeaten teams that suffered their first and only losses of the winter.
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