Entries for October 2012

High 5s: 10/31/12

High 5s: 10/31/12
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Finishing lower than first is a rarity for this week's High 5 recipients, who have found themselves ahead of the pack nearly all of the time during this fall's volleyball, cross country and football seasons.
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Finals Preview: Running for Another First

Finals Preview: Running for Another First
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Three of last season's girls cross country team champions are again ranked among the top three in their respective divisions heading into Saturday's MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway. Three of last season's four individual winners also are back for another...
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Tournament Time Hits MHSAA.tv

Tournament Time Hits MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The MHSAA football playoffs kicked off last week, and the Lower Peninsula Soccer and Cross Country Finals highlight this week's lineup. And MHSAA.tv is the place to be for all three.
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Murphy Closes Championship Career

Murphy Closes Championship Career
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The hardest-working athlete Dan Young has coached stuck around long after practices ended, perfecting shots often by the light of nearby street lamps. The player was motivated by the chance to win the school’s first girls championship, and an individual title to...
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SAC Sound-Off: Glad to be an AD's Son

SAC Sound-Off: Glad to be an AD's Son
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Manistique junior Coby Ryan is in a rare situation for a high school athlete as the son of his school's athletic director. But that's given him a much broader understanding of the ins and outs that make high school athletics go.
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Another Way to Learn

Another Way to Learn
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ken Dryden said that the greatest lesson of sport is that most things go wrong; in fact, that they almost always go wrong.
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A Grand Charge to the Semifinals

A Grand Charge to the Semifinals
Monday, October 29, 2012
Grand Blanc soccer coach Greg Kehler knew what needed to happen as the regular season was drawing to an end. He just hoped it would before time ran out on his senior-dominated team.
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Did you see that? (10/22-10/28)

Did you see that? (10/22-10/28)
Monday, October 29, 2012
Qualifiers for the final week of the boys soccer and cross country seasons were determined over the weekend, while volleyball teams finished up league tournaments before serving up District play beginning today.
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Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review

Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hopes are high for most of 242 teams heading into the first weekend of the MHSAA football playoffs. But we see it every October – the unexpected and plain unbelievable take over in the postseason as teams raise their games to meet the urgency of do-or-be-done.
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Standards Promote Value

Standards Promote Value
Friday, October 26, 2012
Many of the benefits of school activities accrue from the requirements of school activities. Raise the bar, raise the value. Lower the bar, lower the value.
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A Game for Every Fan - District Openers

A Game for Every Fan - District Openers
Friday, October 26, 2012
What started as more than 600 MHSAA football teams is down to a mere 272. And eight are no doubt enjoying a whirlwind this week they've never experienced before.
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#SocialStudies v. 2.2

#SocialStudies v. 2.2
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Welcome back to #SocialStudies! As we head into the start of our most popular tournament this weekend – we bring you another collection of the amazing, spectacular and just plain odd.
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Playoffs are Here on MHSAA.tv

Playoffs are Here on MHSAA.tv
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Boys soccer District games were among exciting additions to MHSAA.tv last week, plus football league championship games between Montrose and Lake Fenton and Watervliet and Lawton.
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High 5s: 10/24/12

High 5s: 10/24/12
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two of this week's honorees finished their MHSAA careers over the weekend with Finals championships. The third hopes to accomplish the same on the first Saturday in November.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Between double checking data for more than a third of our 626 football teams, and creating 136 first-round games for our most popular tournament, the morning of MHSAA football "Selection Sunday" is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking of the school year. S...
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Parents, Make a Pledge

Parents, Make a Pledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From time to time, even the most well-intentioned parents yell at officials things they are not proud of later.
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Following in Her Sister's Wake

Following in Her Sister's Wake
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Morgan Bullock appreciates the opportunity she’d had to follow her older sister Jordan through the ranks of elite swimming. She watched the last four years as Jordan piled up five individual school records and a number of all-state finishes, and took note how ha...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Just like that, another MHSAA football regular season is done. But not without hoopla that lasted into the final moments of Week 9. And many of those closing moments are covered in this week's Drive for Detroit.
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Making Participation Valuable

Making Participation Valuable
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It’s my experience that the most effective promotions speak for themselves. The most effective promotions promote the fundamentals of school sports, like scholarship and sportsmanship and safety.
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Did you see that? (10/15-10/21)

Did you see that? (10/15-10/21)
Monday, October 22, 2012
Three MHSAA fall sports came to an end over the weekend, and the tournament for a fourth began. Those finishes highlight the non-football best from the week that was Oct. 15-21.
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