Entries for March 2012

MHSA(Q&A): Flint Beecher boys basketball coach Mike Williams

MHSA(Q&A): Flint Beecher boys basketball coach Mike Williams
Friday, March 30, 2012
In its fourth trip to the Breslin Center in five seasons, Flint Beecher left with its first MHSAA title since 1987.
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Lending some hands for 'Family'

Lending some hands for 'Family'
Friday, March 30, 2012
Adrian senior Zach Sarrault had never seen, face-to-face, the damage caused by a tornado. Living only 40 miles from where a storm had torn through Dexter on March 15, he was close enough to get an idea of what had ripped through the home of one of the Maples’ So...
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'Always just a phone call away'

'Always just a phone call away'
Friday, March 30, 2012
By the time Charles Schwedler joined the Bullock Creek school district nearly 19 years ago, Bill Mick had moved on to other educational roles in the Midland area. They had never worked together. They didn’t know each other from a previous experience. Schwedler, ...
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The Second Half

The Second Half
Friday, March 30, 2012
As local print media collapse and school sports receive less and less complete and competent coverage . . . the MHSAA has moved to help fill the void.
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'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk

'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Charlotte High School's “Hooping for a Cure” players vs. teachers basketball games began as a way for teacher and coach Brent Crossman to honor his mom and raise money for the American Cancer Society. But this month’s game, the fifth in what is now an...
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From our Battle of the Fans finalists ...

From our Battle of the Fans finalists ...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This winter's inaugural "Battle of the Fans" was about recognizing the top student cheering section in the state of Michigan. But it also provided valuable lessons about sportsmanship and made every gym a classroom where they could be taught and learned.
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#SocialStudies v7.0

#SocialStudies v7.0
Thursday, March 29, 2012
We're back, and with a vengeance. Not Bruce Willis-style, but close to it.
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3-sport stardom (Muskegon Chonicle)

3-sport stardom (Muskegon Chonicle)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The MHSAA fully promotes athletes playing multiple sports, and we revel in the rich history of high school athletics in this state. This piece on 10 of the top three-sport athletes in Muskegon area history plugs this multiple-sport idea and tells of some of the greats...
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SAC Sound-off: Meet Evan Lamb

SAC Sound-off: Meet Evan Lamb
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
He’s coming off an excellent winter that included helping his team to the Division 4 Team Wrestling Quarterfinals.
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High 5s: 3/27/2012

High 5s: 3/27/2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A pair of champion-winning guards highlight this week's High 5s as we begin wrapping up the 2011-12 winter season.
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Battle of the Fans: Banner Year for Frankenmuth

Battle of the Fans: Banner Year for Frankenmuth
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Representatives from the Frankenmuth High School student cheering section were presented with an MHSAA championship banner Friday at Michigan State's Breslin Center in honor of winning this season's "Battle of the Fans" competition. Frankenmuth finished first from a g...
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Battle of the Fans

Battle of the Fans
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
We embraced this idea of our Student Advisory Council because a “Battle of the Fans” is something we can do, and most other youth sports cannot.
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2012-13 Classifications Announced

2012-13 Classifications Announced
Monday, March 26, 2012
With the winter season finished just two days ago, we can look forward to spring -- and also 2012-13 and how some of our tournaments will look a little different in the coming school year.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from March 19-24.
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Class B Final: They leave as champions

Class B Final: They leave as champions
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lansing Sexton coach Carlton Valentine described Saturday night how every one of his four senior starters fit into a puzzle the last three seasons. Together one last time, they combined for a memorable closing performance in the Class B Final at the Breslin Center.
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Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title

Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Every time Draymond Green visited a Saginaw basketball practice this season, he reminded the current Trojans of the same thing: The Michigan State and former Saginaw star has two Class A championship rings. They had none. He can’t tease them anymore.
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Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows

Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Antuan Burks and Monte Moore sat together during the 2008 Class C Final and watched Flint Beecher come up just three points short of winning an MHSAA championship. They agreed they’d be back to finish the job.
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Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'

Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'
Saturday, March 24, 2012
As a sophomore on Southfield Christian’s one-win team two seasons ago, Gavin Toma didn’t spend much time dreaming an about MHSAA championship. And although the Eagles improved to 11-10 last season, they still seemed a long way from what they finished Satur...
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Class B: Moves like Magic

Class B: Moves like Magic
Friday, March 23, 2012
The first time Detroit Country Day faced this Lansing Sexton team during a Finals weekend, the Yellowjackets won an MHSAA championship. But coach Kurt Keener knew that night in 2010 wouldn’t be the last his team would run into these Big Reds.
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Class B: One More for Lakeshore

Class B: One More for Lakeshore
Friday, March 23, 2012
Stevensville Lakeshore coach Sean Schroeder had talked with his team this season about taking another step as a program. He echoed that with a little more fire at halftime of Friday’s Class B Semifinal at the Breslin Center.
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