Entries for January 2017

Linden Seniors Gladly Avoid Collision Course

Linden Seniors Gladly Avoid Collision Course
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
For the better part of the last four years, Dawson Blank and Patrick Kerr have been working to make each other better in the Linden wrestling room. So when the seniors faced the prospect early this season of standing in each other’s way for an MHSAA individual t...
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Otisville-LakeVille First SBP Using Pixellot

Otisville-LakeVille First SBP Using Pixellot
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A challenge to schools wanting to stream live video of their athletic events to their communities is being able to adequately staff those productions.
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Hard Copy

Hard Copy
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
I remain an ardent advocate for the medium of printed words.  
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/31/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/31/17
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A pair of girls basketball teams claimed league championships Monday as some of the state’s top ski teams also took big strides in one of the strongest conferences for that sport.
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5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars

5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
“One night to become State Champions.” On social media and written at the bottom of its itinerary for the night, Charlotte’s Flight Club made perfectly clear what Saturday’s Battle of the Fans visit meant to a student section that while only a f...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 8
Monday, January 30, 2017
A record nearly 60 years old was toppled last week by Powers North Central. Now Beaverton is readying to celebrate a new winningest coach in MHSAA basketball history. Those have been the headline grabbers in boys hoops over the last few weeks, and of course we touch on...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 9
Monday, January 30, 2017
Girls basketball teams across Michigan made it especially difficult last week to pull out only the brightest highlights for today's Breslin Bound report. With the start of Districts now just a month away, the shuffling has begun in full force with a number of teams mak...
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/30/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/30/17
Monday, January 30, 2017
Powers North Central set an MHSAA record for longest boys basketball winning streak Friday, and you can find separate coverage of that here. But there were a number of other highlights to promote from the weekend, including some key hockey matchups and a long list ...
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North Central Powers to MHSAA Record

North Central Powers to MHSAA Record
Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Powers North Central boys basketball team has owned Class D the last two seasons. The Jets now own what was one of the longest-standing MHSAA records as well.  With a 76-29 win over Bark River-Harris on Friday, North Central took over alone the Michigan boys ...
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Get on Your Feet for Our Great Games

Get on Your Feet for Our Great Games
Friday, January 27, 2017
Somewhere along the winding road in the long history of interscholastic athletics, gradual change has brought our product to a crossroads. Ultimately, how we got here no longer matters. It’s what we do next.
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Bullock Creek Hosts 35 Aspiring Umpires

Bullock Creek Hosts 35 Aspiring Umpires
Friday, January 27, 2017
More than 35 aspiring baseball and softball umpires met for instruction from a number of veteran officials as part of the Mid-Michigan Clinic on Jan. 21 at Bullock Creek High School.
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Experience, 'D' Fuel Arbor Prep's Rise

Experience, 'D' Fuel Arbor Prep's Rise
Friday, January 27, 2017
The message for girls basketball players at Ypsilanti Arbor Prep is clear:  If you don't play defense with a passion, you're not going to get on the court very often. “They've bought into it,” coach Rod Wells said. “Anybody who comes into our sys...
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This Week in High School Sports: 1/27/17

This Week in High School Sports: 1/27/17
Friday, January 27, 2017
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features the new Pixellot technology being used by the School Broadcast Program at Otisville-LakeVille, discusses rough post play in boys basketball in its Be The Referee segment, and finishes with an MHS...
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Prep Prose

Prep Prose
Friday, January 27, 2017
Mick may have written more words about high school sports in Michigan than any person ever. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/27/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/27/17
Friday, January 27, 2017
A scoring milestone reached in girls basketball and a longtime record broken in the pool topped a night full of highlights statewide Thursday.
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Performance: Detroit CC's Nick Jenkins

Performance: Detroit CC's Nick Jenkins
Friday, January 27, 2017
The reigning Division 1 champion at heavyweight, Detroit Catholic Central senior Nick Jenkins has again made a heavy impact on the top-ranked Shamrocks’ near-perfect run this season.  On Jan. 19, DCC avenged back-to-back MHSAA Tournament losses to Davison wi...
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Meyers Races to Bring Home Elusive Title

Meyers Races to Bring Home Elusive Title
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Ben Meyers still remembers when he raced competitively for the first time on the ski slopes. The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern senior standout was 7 years old at the time and competed in a small local race one afternoon at Cannonsburg Ski Area. A decade later, Mey...
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Be the Referee: Post Play

Be the Referee: Post Play
Thursday, January 26, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how unnecessary rough basketball play in the post area is being called by officials.
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Today in the MHSAA: 1/26/17

Today in the MHSAA: 1/26/17
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Arguably the most exciting night of wrestling duals statewide this season saw top-ranked teams face off and some of the best in Division 1 do battle on the mat, while another team celebrated its first league title in 25 years.
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Jets Go for Record Live On MHSAA TV

Jets Go for Record Live On MHSAA TV
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
History could be made Friday night when Powers North Central attempts to break the MHSAA boys basketball record for consecutive victories when the Jets host Bark River-Harris in a battle of unbeatens.
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