Entries for October 2013

On Call as Doctor, Director, Mom

On Call as Doctor, Director, Mom
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Balancing is a daily requirement for Dr. Kiran Taylor, an MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award winner as an East Lansing senior in 1994.  But the skills she learned as a tennis standout for the Trojans and at the University of Michigan are those she relies on still as a do...
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Teaching ABC's of Pressure Situations

Teaching ABC's of Pressure Situations
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How athletes handle increased pressure can often mean the difference between winning and losing. Therefore, helping athletes deal with it is something coaches should consider prior to athletes encountering these high-stakes situations.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Three months ago, more than 600 MHSAA football teams began this season with expectations. During the last nine weeks, many were realized.  So before diving full on into the playoffs, let’s take a few minutes to review the last of those regular-season feats.
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Prep Zone Returns for Football Playoffs

Prep Zone Returns for Football Playoffs
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Live broadcasts of MHSAA football playoff games return Friday with the first edition of Prep Zone from Fox Sports Detroit.
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Parent Problem

Parent Problem
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
“Helicopter parents” not only hover, they also seek to rescue their children from the very situations – adversity – that sports uses to teach life lessons.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '13
Monday, October 28, 2013
At the end of the day – Sunday, in this case – the 2013 MHSAA football playoff field was determined based on a set of numbers we began working with long before the first kickoff of this season. So to kick off our discussion of how some of the 2013 playoff-s...
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Opportunity Lost

Opportunity Lost
Friday, October 25, 2013
I now lament a huge opportunity lost . . . that would have provided more than 200 opportunities to learn about the lives and ideas of these people – the MHSAA’s richest resource.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 9

A Game for Every Fan: Week 9
Friday, October 25, 2013
The final Friday of the MHSAA football regular season always is one of the most celebratory and at the same time heart-breaking days of the entire school year.  Fortunately for a number of athletes, they and their teams still have control over how they'll be feeli...
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History in the Making - New and Old

History in the Making - New and Old
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Last week’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals marked the 42nd anniversary of the association’s sponsorship of the sport, and we've been researching some of the first and finest performances from the tournament's history – coincidentally, as a cur...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The last week of the MHSAA football regular season is upon us. But Week 8 featured some significant firsts. Here’s a look at a few as we wrap up league title races and prepare for Sunday’s playoff selection.
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Improving Over the Long Run

Improving Over the Long Run
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This is a wise way to approach sports. Engage at first to improve your health and fitness. Then to enhance your speed, coordination and/or endurance. Then to test the limits of your abilities.
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Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the eighth week of the season. 
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Postseason Events Debut on MHSAA.TV

Postseason Events Debut on MHSAA.TV
Monday, October 21, 2013
Five MHSAA District soccer games and highlights from the Upper Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals are among headliners from last week's offerings on MHSAA.TV.
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Marquette Caps Perfect Season with Final Win

Marquette Caps Perfect Season with Final Win
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The Marquette girls and Menominee senior Kameron Burmeister concluded their cross country seasons in impressive fashion in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 1 Final.
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North Central's Jets Blast Off in D3 Final

North Central's Jets Blast Off in D3 Final
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Powers North Central coach Jerry Root and Stephenson junior Connor Cappaert were overcome with emotion following Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Gentz’s Homestead Golf Course in Marquette County. The North Central boys earned their first ...
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Different Team, Same Result for Country Day

Different Team, Same Result for Country Day
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Behind his blistering serve, senior Garrett Goldman accomplished a tennis hat trick at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 championships, moved inside at Kalamazoo College’s Markin Racquet Center because of rain Saturday. The East Grand Rapids senior won an MHSAA titl...
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Greenhills Extends D4 Dynasty

Greenhills Extends D4 Dynasty
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Growing up in a family known for basketball, Teddy Oosterbaan decided to break from tradition and become a server – of tennis balls. And while the youngest Oosterbaan isn’t sure if he will suit up for Hackett on the hardcourt, he already has left his mark o...
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Chargers 'Family' Runs Streak to 5

Chargers 'Family' Runs Streak to 5
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Many teams talk about their family atmosphere. The Midland Dow boys tennis team lives it. Dow’s family approach was on display at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Friday and Saturday at Hope College in Holland as the Chargers aimed for a fifth conse...
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Huron Hangs On for 3rd Straight Title

Huron Hangs On for 3rd Straight Title
Saturday, October 19, 2013
With two doubles matches left at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Tennis Finals at the Midland Community Tennis Center, Novi found itself rooting for Birmingham Brother Rice. If Brother Rice could beat two-time defending champion Ann Arbor Huron at No. ...
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'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title

'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Margaret Esordi says she likes to play golf in the rain, and she proved it Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 girls golf championship meet at Bedford Valley Golf Course. Esordi, a sophomore who has been the No. 5 player for Grosse Ile, battled the cold and rain for a 38 ...
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