Entries for October 2017

QB Gives MCC New Look, Same Success

QB Gives MCC New Look, Same Success
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Beating Muskegon Catholic Central in the playoffs was hard enough before Cameron Martinez came along. Martinez, a 5-11, 180-pound, dual-threat sophomore quarterback, has added many new dimensions to the Crusaders’ offense – which had become synonymous aroun...
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More Championships Come to MHSAA TV

More Championships Come to MHSAA TV
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Championship action in two sports plus the second week of PrepZone gridiron coverage will provide fans of MHSAA action lots to choose from this weekend.
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Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together

Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
J.J. Wagner is economical with his words, stoic on the sideline, and not preoccupied with statistical trends. All he really asks of his Three Rivers football players is to play and sacrifice for one another. It’s been a pretty good recipe throughout his 13-year t...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/31/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/31/17
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday belonged to the start of Girls Volleyball Districts, and today's list picks out one observer's 10 most intriguing results from opening night. 
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Mid Pen Champs: Like Mom, Like Daughter

Mid Pen Champs: Like Mom, Like Daughter
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Daisy Englund had a couple of very reachable goals when she began this fall’s Upper Peninsula cross country championship race. The Rock Mid-Peninsula freshman wanted to finish ahead of her running partner and teammate Landry Koski and get into the top 15 placers ...
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Engagement

Engagement
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
What is abundantly clear here is that the MHSAA staff does not operate from an ivory tower or information vacuum.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Review
Monday, October 30, 2017
A couple massive upsets and an MHSAA record. Not a bad way to kick off the 2017 Football Playoffs. Those are just a few of the many highlights from this weekend’s first rounds – Pre-District in 11-player and Pre-Regional in 8-player.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/30/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/30/17
Monday, October 30, 2017
The fields for this season's Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals were decided with a number of exciting finishes over the weekend, while Boys Soccer Regionals also finished up and one of the final few league volleyball tournaments of this fall saw a first-time winner.&...
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Football Fridays: Welcome to Our House

Football Fridays: Welcome to Our House
Friday, October 27, 2017
There is no less opportunity to help student-athletes mature into positive people in one sport than another or on one day or night of the week compared to others. That is an unshakable truth of educational athletics. But that truth has not diminished the efforts of the...
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This Week in High School Sports: 10/27/17

This Week in High School Sports: 10/27/17
Friday, October 27, 2017
This week’s show features Marcus Ford of Pinckney’s football team, passes out Game Balls to Austin Plotkin of Brimley and the Macomb Lutheran North girls golf team, talks about helmets coming off in football in the "Be The Referee" segment and...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/27/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/27/17
Friday, October 27, 2017
Our list of headliners is 16 deep after a Thursday filled with Regional soccer and league volleyball championships and a major announcement celebrating one of our longtime wrestling officials.
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Grayling QB Takes Over at Crunch Time

Grayling QB Takes Over at Crunch Time
Friday, October 27, 2017
For the Grayling Vikings, it was Just-in time. Propelled by senior quarterback Justin Nicholas, Grayling pulled out victories the last two weeks to secure an eighth MHSAA football playoff berth in the last nine years. All the first-year starter at quarterback did was c...
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Don’t Mention It

Don’t Mention It
Friday, October 27, 2017
I won’t repeat that we have been continuously critical of the travel team environment infecting sports for youth and adolescents.
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Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Playoff Week 1 Preview
Friday, October 27, 2017
Michigan’s high school football championship quest is set to begin this weekend in historic fashion, with a record 288 teams taking part in this 43rd MHSAA Playoffs. So let’s get right to it. 
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#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power

#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power
Thursday, October 26, 2017
It was a legitimate question – "Where's Brimley?" It had been a long time since the little town located off Whitefish Bay in the Upper Peninsula had made some noise on the statewide level with its school's sports success – not since back-to-back Class D MHS...
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Great Clips of the Week: 10/26/17

Great Clips of the Week: 10/26/17
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Here’s a look at our first edition – first from Friday’s East Grand Rapids football win over Grand Rapids South Christian, followed by a swimming relay finish decided by a sliver of a second between Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern and Jeniso...
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Be the Referee: Helmet Comes Off

Be the Referee: Helmet Comes Off
Thursday, October 26, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl discusses a recent football rules change geared to improve safety in situations after a player's helmet comes off during play.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/26/17

Today in the MHSAA: 10/26/17
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A couple of overtime Boys Soccer Regional Semifinal finishes were joined by a number of volleyball teams finishing off league title runs, including Beaverton for the first time. 
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Performance: TC West's Anika Dy

Performance: TC West's Anika Dy
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Traverse City West's Anika Dy, the now two-time reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion, claimed her second straight MHSAA individual title and led West to its second team championship in three seasons Friday and Saturday to earn the Michigan Army National Guard &l...
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Playoffs Packed with Livonia Power

Playoffs Packed with Livonia Power
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Football fans in Livonia have been blessed recently with the success of Livonia Public Schools’ football programs, and this season is no exception.  Churchill, Franklin and Stevenson all qualified for the MHSAA playoffs, and glancing at the pairings all have...
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