Entries for October 2016

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 in Review
Monday, October 31, 2016
Arguably the greatest comeback season in MHSAA football history came to an end during the first round of the playoffs this weekend.  But although Breckenridge's turnaround celebration is over, courtesy of Saginaw Nouvel, there are plenty of others that extended re...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/31/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/31/16
Monday, October 31, 2016
Regionals all over the Lower Peninsula determined the fields for this weekend’s races at Michigan International Speedway, while three more boys soccer teams secured Semifinal bids.
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Remington's 'All-State' Remains in Play

Remington's 'All-State' Remains in Play
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Unfortunately, or perhaps fittingly, Richard E. Remington’s time on earth ended during football season. Age 69 at the time of his passing, Remington was well-known as one of Michigan’s best football referees, at both the high school and college level. But f...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/28/16

This Week in High School Sports: 10/28/16
Friday, October 28, 2016
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features a busy group of kids at Montrose covering their school’s football game Friday for the School Broadcast Program and then running in an MHSAA Cross Country Regional the next day, passes ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/28/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/28/16
Friday, October 28, 2016
Three quarters of the MHSAA boys soccer semifinalists are set, and we gathered coverage from all 12 Regional Finals from Thursday, plus some key volleyball regular-season finales.
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Officiating’s High Calling

Officiating’s High Calling
Friday, October 28, 2016
At a time when the number of registered officials with the MHSAA has sunk to a 30-year low, Barry’s words are a clarion call ... to consider sports officiating ...
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Northern Powers Building on Tradition

Northern Powers Building on Tradition
Friday, October 28, 2016
Matt Stapleton jokes when he talks about his 19-year run as the Frankfort football coach. “If you ask how many games we’ve won while I’ve been here, the answer would be, ‘Not enough,’” he quipped. “And if you ask how many we&rsq...
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff R1 Preview
Friday, October 28, 2016
The 42nd MHSAA Football Playoffs begin tonight with most of this season’s 272 qualifiers taking the field across both peninsulas and nine divisions. And there certainly is an air of familiarity in these first-round matchups.
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Performance: Negaunee's Colton Yesney

Performance: Negaunee's Colton Yesney
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Colton Yesney led Negaunee to its second straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 championship Saturday, improving from his personal runner-up finish in 2015 to also earn the individual title – in an MHSAA U.P. Finals 5K record time of 15:49.8. Yesney broke...
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Clarkston Surges by Kicking it Forward

Clarkston Surges by Kicking it Forward
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Coach Kurt Richardson held a disdain for kickers. He didn’t trust them. He contends that a poor kicking game cost his Clarkston football team the 2000 Division 1 Semifinal, a 17-15 loss to eventual champion Grand Ledge. Three years before, Clarkston had lost one...
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Be the Referee: Help Us Retain Officials

Be the Referee: Help Us Retain Officials
Thursday, October 27, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how we as fans, coaches and athletes can help keep officials in our games.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/27/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/27/16
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Daily action is sparse this time of year as the soccer tournament moves through Regionals and volleyball preps for Districts beginning Monday. But Wednesday did see a handful of notable events in those sports plus an honor for one of the state's most successful golf alu...
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Dow's Jensen Setting Pace as Freshman

Dow's Jensen Setting Pace as Freshman
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Anna Jensen opened her freshman cross country season at Midland Dow with a pair of top-two finishes and sub-19 minute times. Before her third meet, she went to the doctor, because she didn’t feel right while running in the previous two. There she received a diagn...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/26/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/26/16
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The first round of Boys Soccer Regionals on Tuesday shook up the rankings in all four divisions, as “upsets” – and overtime drama – were in abundance.
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Watch Football Playoffs on MHSAA TV

Watch Football Playoffs on MHSAA TV
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
There will be plenty of live streaming video coverage of the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – on the PrepZone on FoxSportsDetroit.com and MHSAA.tv.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The MHSAA football playoffs are upon us. From 617 teams that began this season, we’re down to watching our final 272. But before we get too far ahead, there’s plenty to review from the final week of the regular season – including a number of upsets th...
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Secret Weapon

Secret Weapon
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In schools across this state there are coaches and administrators whose lifetime profession and passion has been school sports.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/25/16

Today in the MHSAA: 10/25/16
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The most exciting of limited action statewide Monday came on the volleyball court, as multiple teams won league titles and top teams from Traverse City faced off.
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Gladstone Coach Smith Built Champions

Gladstone Coach Smith Built Champions
Monday, October 24, 2016
Gerry Smith put his life into helping area youngsters get a foot into the athletic doorway, and in the process touched the lives of so many people. “Smitty” died Oct. 15 following a lengthy illness. “God got a great softball coach,” said retired...
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis '16
Monday, October 24, 2016
There was a wheel and something that looked like a magic wand. Another started out looking like the head of a caterpillar. A number of Michigan football teams realized their sky-high dreams with Sunday’s playoff selection announcement on Fox Sports Detroit. But e...
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