Entries for January 2013

Those who came to Battle, we salute you

Those who came to Battle, we salute you
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
We've seen what the reigning title-winner can do. Now it’s time to visit the four schools that hope to follow Frankenmuth as this season’s Battle of the Fans II champion. And if our four challengers are wise, they’ll consider the strengths of the 22 s...
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Leadership: A Skill that can be Taught

Leadership: A Skill that can be Taught
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Choosing to frame ‘leadership’ as a process, rather than as some personality characteristic destined only for those naturally-born leaders, allows the concept of leadership to be utilized and taught as a skill, or set of skills.
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Find the best at MHSAA.tv

Find the best at MHSAA.tv
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Top-ranked teams in their respective sports can be found – and watched – on MHSAA.tv. 
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Only a month's worth of games remain before the start of MHSAA girls basketball District tournaments.  And the teams that made this week's list of high performers surely have hit their strides.
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Our Job

Our Job
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
When I’m asked to describe the MHSAA’s job in a three-second sound bite, I say: “Our job is to protect and promote educational athletics.”
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8
Monday, January 28, 2013
Eight weeks of success is enough to expect that any team still undefeated – like our top team among last week's high performers – should keep making noise over the month and a half to come. 
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Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Friday, January 25, 2013
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2012-13 school year have been announced.
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Rivaling for a Cause

Rivaling for a Cause
Friday, January 25, 2013
It’s impossible to include all the perspective we gain from every “Battle of the Fans” visit.  But a story of two rivals doing a great thing together, plus two more rivals doing the same, are worthy anecdotes worth passing on. 
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Thank You from Second Half

Thank You from Second Half
Friday, January 25, 2013
Next week will mark the one-year birthday of Second Half, our place to tell your high school sports stories. And I thank you for helping us to such a great start.
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Researching Reclassification

Researching Reclassification
Friday, January 25, 2013
Two forces have combined to bring increased attention to the participation of public and nonpublic schools in the same tournaments:
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Flint Ice Hockey Loses Respected Official

Flint Ice Hockey Loses Respected Official
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Flint area and MHSAA hockey community last week mourned the death of popular official Steven Winn. 
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The fireworks flew in Michigan boys basketball last week, as three Associated Press top-ranked teams fell, albeit against others considered contenders as well.  With boys basketball season now at its midpoint, it's fair to say doors remain open for more potential ...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 8
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
With 20 games to play and most teams seeing at least half their opponents twice, finishing the regular season perfect is truly an incredible accomplishment.  The number of teams with the opportunity to do so this season is getting smaller by the week. Keep an eye ...
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No Halftime for MHSAA.TV

No Halftime for MHSAA.TV
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The winter season has reached its midway point. But there's no break as MHSAA.tv keeps supplying plenty of broadcasts for a variety of sports, in coordination with the School Broadcast Program.
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Life Saving

Life Saving
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Early intervention by calling 9-1-1 and the use of the most up-to-date CPR procedures and an AED are the critical factors to increase the chance of surviving cardiac arrest.
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Champions Back to Grow 'Battle' Legacy

Champions Back to Grow 'Battle' Legacy
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Doyle Webb and his cousin were in Florida for spring break last April, walking to the beach, when they met a couple of girls. They struck up some small talk, and Webb described his little German hometown known in part for its giant Christmas store that celebrates the ho...
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All Merry and Bright as 'Battle' Tour Begins

All Merry and Bright as 'Battle' Tour Begins
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Christmas spirit never fades in Frankenmuth.  The holiday itself finished up a few weeks ago. But more than 250 students decked out in Santa hats and yuletide sweaters greeted the MHSAA for its first visit of this Battle of the Fans II season. 
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Staying Ahead of a Busy High School Life

Staying Ahead of a Busy High School Life
Friday, January 18, 2013
Juggling homework, sports, friends, jobs, family and more can be a challenge for any high school student athlete, regardless of how much he or she has chosen to take on.  In this week's Student Advisory Council Sound-Off, Pinconning junior Zachary Nine offers some...
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No Returns or Refunds

No Returns or Refunds
Friday, January 18, 2013
Attempting a challenge whose goal is shrouded in uncertainty is an every-season experience of coaches, which may be the opiate that draws so many men and women to that vocation . . .
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We Need Your Help with Hoops

We Need Your Help with Hoops
Thursday, January 17, 2013
We’re quickly making major headway in catching up our basketball scores and schedules for this winter, just in time for league races to get rolling.  But we'd be grateful for your help filling in a number of results we've missed during the season&r...
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