Entries for February 2014

Time for Tough Topics

Time for Tough Topics
Friday, February 28, 2014
The daily deluge of calls and emails about issues that matter that day tempt us to take our eye off other issues that matter today, tomorrow and for many years. 
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Kearsley Sweeps D2 Bowling Titles

Kearsley Sweeps D2 Bowling Titles
Friday, February 28, 2014
Flint Kearsley swept the MHSAA Division Bowling Finals as the boys took home their first championship trophy and the girls claimed their second title in three years Friday. "It's awesome. It'll never get old," Kearsley girls coach Robert Ploof said. "Just to have t...
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One Streak Extends, Another Begins in D1

One Streak Extends, Another Begins in D1
Friday, February 28, 2014
For one champion, it was that same old story. And for the other, it was a long time coming. The MHSAA Division 1 Bowling Team Finals saw Davison High’s girls three-peat, and the boys from Detroit U-D Jesuit begin what they hope will be a similar streak in claimi...
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Fremont Boys, Cros-Lex Girls Claim D3

Fremont Boys, Cros-Lex Girls Claim D3
Friday, February 28, 2014
Fremont junior Sam Brandt fell a little short of perfection Friday afternoon in the championship match of the MHSAA Division 3 Boys Bowling Final at Airport Lanes in Jackson. However, Brandt did not come up short in terms of a championship. 
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Finals Preview: Champions Seek 3-Peats

Finals Preview: Champions Seek 3-Peats
Friday, February 28, 2014
All four 2013 MHSAA competitive cheer champions also won their respective divisions in 2012. All four of those champions are back for the Finals this weekend at the Grand Rapids DeltaPlex. But all four likely will face their toughest competition of the last three seas...
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Finals Preview: Regulars' Roll Call

Finals Preview: Regulars' Roll Call
Friday, February 28, 2014
The boys and girls sides of this weekend’s MHSAA Bowling Finals could follow distinctly different storylines with team competition set to begin Friday. Regulars like Davison, Tecumseh, Vandercook Lake and Sandusky are among favorites again in the girls compet...
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'Miracle' Comeback, Memorable Finish

'Miracle' Comeback, Memorable Finish
Thursday, February 27, 2014
At some point, Jay Jones is sure, he and his friends from Traverse City West will reminisce about playing in the second-longest hockey game in MHSAA history.   Erik Anton always will remember sending the shot into the top corner of the net that ended the seven-ove...
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Trenton's Turner Takes Turn at No. 1

Trenton's Turner Takes Turn at No. 1
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Trenton's Mike Turner became the winningest hockey coach in MHSAA history Tuesday with his team's 6-0 victory over Wyandotte in a Division 2 Pre-Regional game.  The win pushed Turner's career record to 624-122-41 and past East Kentwood's Ron Baum (623-219-30 from ...
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D1 Preview: Champs Close Careers

D1 Preview: Champs Close Careers
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Winners of a combined nine MHSAA Division 1 individual wrestling championships will graduate this spring. But that group will look to add six more to their collective total at this weekend’s Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
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D2 Preview: Hall of Fame

D2 Preview: Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
For the second time in three seasons, a St. Johns wrestler can finish his career as one of the MHSAA’s all-time greats. Redwings senior Zac Hall will compete this weekend for his fourth MHSAA individual championship. Succeeding would make him the 18th ever t...
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D3 Preview: Bracket Build-up

D3 Preview: Bracket Build-up
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This weekend’s Division 3 Individual Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills could include the tournament's best matchups, regardless of division. The 119 and 140-pound brackets both include multiple champions from 2013, and the 125-pound bracket could end with a ma...
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D4 Preview: Return of the Champs

D4 Preview: Return of the Champs
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This weekend’s Division 4 Individual Finals field is loaded with wrestlers who've had their shares of success at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Eight champions are back from last season, as are 10 who finished runners-up at their respective weights. Hudson senior Co...
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Different Treatment

Different Treatment
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
One single rule, with no exceptions, doesn't work. It’s either too lenient in some cases or it’s too limiting in others.
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Northmen Rule Again in D2 Final

Northmen Rule Again in D2 Final
Monday, February 24, 2014
A first for Cadillac, and more of the same for Petoskey. Keenan Cooper became the first male skier in Cadillac history to sweep the MHSAA individual ski titles Monday when he accomplished the feat at the Division 2 Final at Nub’s Nob. Petoskey, led by double-med...
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'Unknown' Brighton Serves Notice

'Unknown' Brighton Serves Notice
Monday, February 24, 2014
Brighton may not have the pedigree of some other schools when it comes to Michigan girls high school downhill skiing.  That perception changed in a hurry on Monday at the MHSAA Division 1 Final at Schuss Mountain.
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Practice Pays in Another Marian Title

Practice Pays in Another Marian Title
Monday, February 24, 2014
Familiarity breeds contempt. And championships.  Rob Rhoades and his Bloomfield Hills Marian ski team made several trips north this season to familiarize themselves with the steep and tricky terrain at Nub’s Nob. Those journeys paid off, again, on Monday as ...
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Marquette Shines Again in Repeat

Marquette Shines Again in Repeat
Monday, February 24, 2014
The pressure was on. But Marquette still managed to thrive at the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Skiing Final at Schuss Mountain.
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MHSAA.TV March Hits Midpoint

MHSAA.TV March Hits Midpoint
Monday, February 24, 2014
Nearly 300 hours of live streaming video from MHSAA Championships in Girls Competitive Cheer and Individual Wrestling, plus Student Broadcast Program produced coverage of Girls Basketball Districts and Ice Hockey Regionals, will be available on the MHSAA.TV we...
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Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview
Monday, February 24, 2014
Nearly 700 girls basketball teams will begin a march this week they hope will end March 15 with an MHSAA championship trophy at Michigan State University's Breslin Center.  District tournaments tip-off all over the state tonight, giving every team an equal start&n...
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New Lothrop Ends Championship Wait

New Lothrop Ends Championship Wait
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Taylor Krupp wasn’t worried as he watched New Lothrop teammates fall by two, three and five-point decisions during Saturday’s MHSAA Division 4 Team Wrestling Final at Kellogg Arena. He was just waiting for his turn to shine.   Similarly, his team had ...
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