Entries for December 2017

Midland Stars' Achievements Shine On

Midland Stars' Achievements Shine On
Friday, December 29, 2017
Three four-year varsity softball standouts carried Midland to another Quarterfinal run in the spring, finishing their careers as the Chemics finished 32-8 – and finishing as well with their best work all over the MHSAA record book. Click below to check out their ...
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Injuries and Specialization

Injuries and Specialization
Thursday, December 28, 2017
“Encourage your child to be involved in more than one sport. Cross-training helps develop their bodies."
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Film Fills In Picture of 'Fennville Flash'

Film Fills In Picture of 'Fennville Flash'
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Here, the basketball life of the athlete known as the “Fennville Flash” delivers on many levels. Yes, there is a Richie Jordan. JordanVille, a documentary by John Mooy & Anne Colton, recalls a time when legend spread via word of mouth, newsprint and AM ...
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No. 1 Worries

No. 1 Worries
Monday, December 25, 2017
Here is where education prevails over entertainment in interscholastic athletics.  Here is where philosophy of athletics is more in tune with the mission of the school.
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This Week in High School Sports: 12/22/17

This Week in High School Sports: 12/22/17
Friday, December 22, 2017
This week’s show previews the Public Address Announcers Clinic to be hosted by the MHSAA next month, passes out Game Balls to former Stockbridge football standouts Mason Gee-Montgomery and Kolby Canfield and closes with a look at some of the most memorable high sc...
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Jake Witt: the UP's Best-Kept Secret

Jake Witt: the UP's Best-Kept Secret
Friday, December 22, 2017
You would think it difficult to be a 6-foot-7 athlete and weigh 235 pounds and not be known outside your home area. It can happen. And it did happen.
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Large Topics for the Lower Level

Large Topics for the Lower Level
Friday, December 22, 2017
We have always maintained that there is at least as much potential for school-based sports to benefit both kids and their schools at the junior high/middle school level as at the high school.
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Be the Referee: Equipment Responsibility

Be the Referee: Equipment Responsibility
Thursday, December 21, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains that coaches are responsible for making sure their players are properly equipped.
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/21/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/21/17
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Basketball and hockey teams brought plenty of excitement to our final "Today" list of 2017; check out the most intriguing results from Wednesday plus some big news in volleyball and football from our final list of headliners until January. 
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Clinic to Serve Voices of Our Communities

Clinic to Serve Voices of Our Communities
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
All three instructors for the upcoming MHSAA Public Address Announcers Clinic have similar getting-started stories – they jumped in with little to no experience but with both feet, found mentors to emulate and honed their craft over decades. They will share those...
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Bingham's Game Grows with Size, Skills

Bingham's Game Grows with Size, Skills
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Standing 6-foot-10, Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s Marcus Bingham, Jr., has a rare combination of size, length and skill. However, another asset in his overall game has come to the surface during the early weeks of this season.
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LaDuke's Defense Aids Ludington Rise

LaDuke's Defense Aids Ludington Rise
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Ludington’s run to the Class B championship game last winter was the result of a number of contributions – including senior Sam LaDuke’s on defense. Click to see where he ranks in the MHSAA boys basketball record book and read on for more recent ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/20/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/20/17
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
A pair of notable basketball upsets top today's list of Tuesday headliners, with plenty of buzzer beaters and a classic hockey matchup mixed in.
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Football Finals to Re-Air Christmas Day

Football Finals to Re-Air Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
High school football fans will have eight presents under the tree Christmas Day – courtesy of FOX Sports Detroit when it re-airs the 2017 MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard.
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Pennfield Aims to Build on Historic Run

Pennfield Aims to Build on Historic Run
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Battle Creek Pennfield bowling teams are building impressive resumes again this winter after finishing the 2016-17 season on a historical note. The Panthers capped last season by claiming both the Division 3 girls and boys singles championships – becoming the...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/19/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/19/17
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
A pair of hockey rivals combined for 11 goals Monday in the chart-topping event of our daily list of headlines.
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Building Future Support

Building Future Support
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
If the program has no room for a student today, why would we ever expect that student or his/her parents will support our programs tomorrow?
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2
Monday, December 18, 2017
It's difficult to draw much from the first two weeks of a four-month basketball season.  But it doesn't take long to sense a turnaround coming (see Detroit Mumford below) or a new championship contender on the rise (hello Grand Rapids Catholic Central?). This week...
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 3

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 3
Monday, December 18, 2017
It’s easy at this time of year, at least from a basketball point of view, to look past these next few weeks toward January, the start of league play and the most intense part of every regular season. But not so fast. Doing so would mean missing out on more great ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 12/18/17

Today in the MHSAA: 12/18/17
Monday, December 18, 2017
The meeting of two of hockey's most powerful leagues and county wrestling championships all over the Lower Peninsula made for a highlight-filled weekend as we cruised toward the end of 2017. 
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