Entries for February 2016

Petoskey Cruises to 6th Straight Title

Petoskey Cruises to 6th Straight Title
Monday, February 29, 2016
Regardless of the sport, winning an MHSAA championship is an impressive feat. But what about winning six titles in a row? That's the possibility the Petoskey boys ski team faced entering Monday's Division 2 Finals at Schuss Mountain.
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Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish

Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish
Monday, February 29, 2016
Not too many high school conferences in Michigan have their own basketball tournament. The Northern Lights League in the Upper Peninsula, however, is one of the exceptions to the rule.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12
Monday, February 29, 2016
We’re only a week away from the start of the MHSAA Tournament, and it’s tough to not look a few days ahead to the matchups on the way – but we must to recognize a few more of the successes so far. Most weeks during the season, we check in with four te...
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Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls District Preview
Monday, February 29, 2016
The girls basketball season starts over for every MHSAA team today as 128 Districts tip off all over the state. Click for a look at four teams from each class that look good to be in the hunt when the final 16 converge on East Lansing in three weeks.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/29/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/29/16
Monday, February 29, 2016
This was a weekend filled with championships – Team Finals in wrestling, Regionals in competitive cheer and bowling and league in basketball, hockey, and swimming & diving. We’ve found coverage of at least some from every sport.
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Michigan HS Hoops Celebrate a Century

Michigan HS Hoops Celebrate a Century
Monday, February 29, 2016
Today we know the campus, and the buildings and playing fields it contains, as Eastern Michigan University. But 100 years ago, the grounds were known as Michigan State Normal College. In March 1916, around 100 students total representing 12 high schools traveled to Yp...
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Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup

Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Lowell needed 13 matches Saturday to clinch another of what has become an annual MHSAA Finals back-and-forth with rival St. Johns.  But senior Lucas Hall, in his final high school team match, needed only 26 seconds to put the finishing pin on his team’s thir...
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Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition

Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition
Saturday, February 27, 2016
In case the championship banners and trophies weren't enough of a reminder, it wasn't necessary for an aging alumnus or a veteran coach to help Dundee's wrestlers understand the Vikings' tradition. In their midst is a senior who has lived that tradition more than most...
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New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3

New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3
Saturday, February 27, 2016
To say the wrestling teams from New Lothrop and Hudson high schools have had a monopoly on the championship in Division 4 lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, those two teams have won the past seven titles in D4; New Lothrop claimed the past two, and H...
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This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland

This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Todd Cheney sat on his chair in silence and wiped tears from his face. With sophomore 119-pounder Carter Hankins losing by just a decision to Davison returning MHSAA individual champion A.J. Facundo, Cheney knew his Hartland wrestling team has locked up the Division 1...
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Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut

Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Change can be good, but difficult at the same time.   After 28 years competing at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena, the Michigan High School Athletic Association moved it's team wrestling finals to Central Michigan University's McGuirk Arena this weekend.
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This Week in High School Sports: 2/26/16

This Week in High School Sports: 2/26/16
Friday, February 26, 2016
This edition of "This Week In High School Sports" leads off with a Second Half feature about Jenn DeBoer of Grand Rapids South Christian, passes out two Game Balls and finishes with a story about what a basketball officiating crew did recently at halftime of a game...
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Adult Errors

Adult Errors
Friday, February 26, 2016
While the Executive Committee starts the consideration of every case with a bias toward helping the student, the Executive Committee does not accept as a blanket excuse, “It wasn’t the student’s fault.”
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/26/16

Today in the MHSAA: 2/26/16
Friday, February 26, 2016
Thursday was a big night statewide for girls basketball and this morning nearly as significant with the announcement of this season's Miss Basketball finalists.
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D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again

D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again
Friday, February 26, 2016
Arguably, no team has been a bigger title favorite from start to finish in MHSAA wrestling this season than two-time Division 2 reigning champion Lowell. The Red Arrows need only three more wins to make good again on those high expectations.
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D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge

D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge
Friday, February 26, 2016
Hartland, Davison and Detroit Catholic Central have taken turns against each other and as the presumed favorite in Division 1 this season.  They make up the top three seeds among another strong class of teams from Michigan's largest wrestling schools, but should b...
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D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed

D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed
Friday, February 26, 2016
Dundee and Richmond have met in the last four MHSAA Division 3 championship matches.  That will not happen this weekend.
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D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top

D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Eight Division 4 title hopefuls will be the first to take the mat at the first MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals weekend hosted by Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena. Included among those eight is two-time reigning champion New Lothrop, two-time reigning runne...
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Performance: East English's Kamari Newman

Performance: East English's Kamari Newman
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Kamari Newman joined Detroit East English’s first boys varsity basketball team as a freshmen for the 2012-13 season and will graduate as the first all-time great in the young program’s history.  In his fourth and final opportunity, the 6-foot-4 guard l...
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Be the Referee: Deciding the Game

Be the Referee: Deciding the Game
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why the amount of time left in a game or when during the season that game is played matter not to officials who strive to call every moment of every game the same.
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