Entries for December 2012

Garofalo: On-Ice Teacher and Recruiter

Garofalo: On-Ice Teacher and Recruiter
Friday, December 28, 2012
A 25-year registered MHSAA official who at one time juggled rules books for eight different hockey leagues and has worked four World Championships in addition to the Olympics, Jim Garofalo now works only high school hockey.
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Moving Forward

Moving Forward
Friday, December 28, 2012
It’s my sense that, as the calendar turns from 2012 to 2013, the MHSAA is at the merging of two lanes of traffic ...
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Winning

Winning
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The most satisfying victory we can have in sports is defeating our best opponent on our opponent’s best day.
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Vacation Homework: Watch MHSAA.tv

Vacation Homework: Watch MHSAA.tv
Friday, December 21, 2012
Snow and holiday vacations have both hit Michigan this weekend. Lucky for us, there are 36 broadcasts covering five sports and schools from all over the state from last week to keep us busy during the free time we'll soon enjoy.
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Conduct Unbecoming

Conduct Unbecoming
Friday, December 21, 2012
While first the NFL and then the NCAA have allowed showboating behavior on the field, high schools have not . . . until recently, it seems.
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Records Report: Shark Sets Standard

Records Report: Shark Sets Standard
Friday, December 21, 2012
Allison Smith needed only three seasons to become one of the MHSAA's top setters of all-time.  But her final season this fall surely was the most memorable for the St. Louis standout.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As with football during the fall, Second Half tries to hit all classes and all corners of the state for these weekly boys and girls basketball reports. But sometimes, focusing on the powers in Class A and B is simply unavoidable.
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We Need A Picture

We Need A Picture
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
At one point my son mentioned how incredibly difficult it would be to complete a complicated puzzle without any picture.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 3
Monday, December 17, 2012
As a general rule, basketball teams evolve plenty between the first games of December through the final regular-season contests in February.  But these pre-break matchups matter just as much in the win-loss columns. And a number of games are being played right now...
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Extracurricular Programs Must Be Heard

Extracurricular Programs Must Be Heard
Friday, December 14, 2012
A team assembled by our Governor has brought forward the most thoughtful and comprehensive proposals to overhaul public education our state has seen in a long time, perhaps ever.
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Catch Up Quickly on MHSAA.tv

Catch Up Quickly on MHSAA.tv
Thursday, December 13, 2012
December is a busy month. Maybe you didn't get a chance to enjoy last week's beginning of boys basketball season. Catch up on MHSAA.tv with 11 games featuring 21 teams,
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Michigan’s top boys basketball teams traditionally waste little time each December seeing how they match up against the rest of the elite. And last week proved no different.
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Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Girls Report Week 2
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We're only two weeks into this girls basketball season. But there are plenty of teams that already can take pride in strong starts that either are continuing on last season's success or showing a nice turnaround after a rough run. 
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Half Empty or Half Full

Half Empty or Half Full
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Like almost everything that occurs in life, what has benefited some schools is not seen by others to be in their own best interests.
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Rep Council Wrap-up: Fall 2012

Rep Council Wrap-up: Fall 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
A change in format for the Boys Basketball Finals highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Fall Meeting, Nov. 30 in East Lansing.
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Records Report: Pioneer 1st in Lacrosse

Records Report: Pioneer 1st in Lacrosse
Friday, December 7, 2012
While we try to keep up with record book submissions all year long, the month of December is a key time for catch-up as fall sports are recently done and spring sports are just getting going before schools take a few weeks off. Here are some of our most recent submissi...
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Let Life Teach

Let Life Teach
Friday, December 7, 2012
"The world doesn’t necessarily need more gymnastics, softball or soccer stars. It needs more young people who are willing to try and make our world a better place.”
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Winter Sports Begin at MHSAA.tv

Winter Sports Begin at MHSAA.tv
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Fall is out, and Winter is in -- and already, broadcasts are popping up at MHSAA.tv for four winter sports.
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Overengineering

Overengineering
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
When it comes to participant safety, overengineering of policies and procedures ought to be our goal.
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Hey Cheer Sections: Get Ready to 'Battle'

Hey Cheer Sections: Get Ready to 'Battle'
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Brush up on your favorite chants, get the roller coaster rolling again and schedule those theme nights.  "Battle of the Fans" is back, and we're looking for your best as we begin our second quest to find the top high school student cheering section in the state of...
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