Entries for November 2016

Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot

Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Croswell-Lexington wrestling coach Joe Lilly saw championship potential in Collin Lieber when he was in sixth grade. Donnie Corby, the best to ever come through the Cros-Lex program by any metric – for now anyway – saw it, too.
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/30/16

Today in the MHSAA: 11/30/16
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Although a handful of teams kicked off girls basketball season Monday, the majority took the court for the first time Tuesday – and wasted little time delivering dramatic finishes and a look at some of what we can expect this winter.
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Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs

Forgotten Series Named 1st Grid Champs
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
“In the first decade of this century, there were some very, very unsavory things going on in high school sports," said MHSAA sports historian Dick Kishpaugh back in 1999. "Though teams used school names as if they represented their high schools, schools didn't set...
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UP Power

UP Power
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here the multi-sport student-athlete is not an endangered species; it's an essential fact of life.
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/29/16

Today in the MHSAA: 11/29/16
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Girls basketball season kicked off across Michigan on Monday, and we’ve highlighted a few of those first games plus some interesting reads as the first full week of winter gets rolling.
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Monday, November 28, 2016
The final day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – produced a first-time gridiron champion and a game-winning play that will be talked about for a long time. Click for video highligh...
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Today in the MHSAA: 11/28/16

Today in the MHSAA: 11/28/16
Monday, November 28, 2016
As football claimed most of the spotlight over Thanksgiving weekend, high school hockey celebrated a number of holiday tournaments – and we’ve included a few previews with girls basketball season tipping off this evening as well.
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Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2016 Finals in Review
Monday, November 28, 2016
This season’s MHSAA Football Finals certainly had a familiar look. Five of 2015’s nine champions won again, and the season finished Saturday with only one winner claiming a title for the first time. But while most finalists were regulars this time, players ...
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St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD

St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has been bitten before by teams that made last-second winning plays. This time St. Mary’s bit back. Ky’ren Cunningham’s 18-yard touchdown reception with four seconds left gave the Eaglets a thrilling 29-28 victory over Mu...
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West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame

West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame
Saturday, November 26, 2016
November has become a regular part of the Grand Rapids West Catholic football schedule. Trips to Detroit are turning into a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. But what the Falcons accomplished again Saturday was not lost on them.
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Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ

Cass Tech Comes Back, Leaves as Champ
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Mission accomplished. Shortly after Nov. 28 of last year, the momentum toward an MHSAA championship began at Detroit Cass Tech. The Technicians had just lost to Romeo, 41-27, in the Division 1 Final, and the work began in the weight room for a return trip to Ford Fiel...
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Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Friday Football Finals
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pair of repeat champions took center stage Friday at the first day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals, powered by the Michigan Army National Guard, at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for video highlights.
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All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title

All Hands on Deck, P-W Earns 1st Title
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Jared Smith’s final football game in a Pewamo-Westphalia uniform ended Saturday how he’d always dreamed. He waved his arms up and down during the final seconds, beckoning to the crowd for a final blast of cheers as he first hugged teammates, then hoisted u...
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Opportunistic GRCC Breaks D4 Stalemate

Opportunistic GRCC Breaks D4 Stalemate
Saturday, November 26, 2016
One big pass, a solid kicking game and a handful of fine defensive plays were all Grand Rapids Catholic Central needed to lock up the school’s first MHSAA football title since 2010. Trailing much of the game, GRCC scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter a...
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Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6

Lumen Christi Grinds, then Rises in D6
Friday, November 25, 2016
The low was never that low, given the circumstances Jackson Lumen Christi played through during a 1-2 start this season. But the high was definitely up there Friday as the Titans reached a peak they hadn’t visited since 2009.
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Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat

Dominant Defense Sparks King Repeat
Friday, November 25, 2016
As much as it hurts Detroit Martin Luther King to lose to Detroit Cass Tech, falling twice to its rival this fall helped the Crusaders win the school’s third MHSAA football championship and second consecutive Friday. King’s defense was outstanding, as the ...
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Inner Life

Inner Life
Friday, November 25, 2016
“It is time to give sports back to the children who play them. To focus on the true purpose of sports in our children’s lives."
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MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy

MCC Extends Streak, Hands Off Legacy
Friday, November 25, 2016
A trio of running backs who played major roles in Muskegon Catholic Central’s last three MHSAA championships closed their high school careers celebrating the school’s fourth straight title Friday.  Along the way, they also handed off the program’...
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This Week in High School Sports: 11/25/16

This Week in High School Sports: 11/25/16
Friday, November 25, 2016
The latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features Novi's repeat championship in volleyball, passes out a Game Ball, discusses the "sleeper play" in Be The Referee and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective thanking our schools for tackling the tough weat...
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Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play

Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play
Thursday, November 24, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains why the "Sleeper Play" is an illegal one in high school football.
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