Entries for March 2014

Softball Streaks Continue into 2014

Softball Streaks Continue into 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Softball season is on the verge of starting as the snow continues to melt and fields dry out this week. And as games begin, we’ll be keeping an eye on a pair of standouts carrying two of the longest hitting streaks in MHSAA history – including one chasing t...
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Valuing Variety

Valuing Variety
Friday, March 28, 2014
What I hear when I listen to students . . .is that they want to play multiple sports and that they need us to hear that and to help them.
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Serving Up Stellar Performances

Serving Up Stellar Performances
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A pair of volleyball aces, or rather acers, top this week’s list of additions to the MHSAA record book listings. Check out some of the back stories as well behind this week's additions in baseball, girls and boys basketball, football, girls lacrosse and boys tenn...
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'Top Shooters' Reign at Breslin

'Top Shooters' Reign at Breslin
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan awarded its top 3-point and free-throw shooters at the championship game halftimes during the Boys and Girls Basketball Finals over the last two weekends. Four champions were crowned, including a girls free-throw winner wh...
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New Football Practice Policies

New Football Practice Policies
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Michigan’s Football Task Force proposal . . . reduces collision practices to one a day before the first game and to two per week after the first game.
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Rep Council Wrap-up: Winter 2014

Rep Council Wrap-up: Winter 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
The addition of a training requirement for first-time high school varsity coaches and football practice policy changes focused on player safety highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Win...
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2014-15 Classifications Announced

2014-15 Classifications Announced
Monday, March 24, 2014
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2014-15 school year have been announced. The new classification breaks will see 21 schools move up in class for 20...
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Newest Champs Earn Spot in Milan Lore

Newest Champs Earn Spot in Milan Lore
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Milan's postgame celebration quickly went from the court to the stands. Spectators who didn't understand what was taking place were befuddled when the Big Reds headed into the seats at the Breslin Center before receiving their championship trophy. One by one, they hu...
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Consortium Proves To Be Best in Class C

Consortium Proves To Be Best in Class C
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Detroit Consortium’s boys basketball team fell in a 2011 Semifinal to eventual Class C champion Schoolcraft. A year later, the Cougars’ season ended with a two-point Regional Final loss to eventual title winner Flint Beecher.  Joshua Jackson was watchi...
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Muskegon, Mr. Basketball End Title Wait

Muskegon, Mr. Basketball End Title Wait
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Deshaun Thrower had this moment in mind back in November, even while the pain — literal and figurative — was still fresh from his final high school football game. "I'll try to get healthy for basketball and try to win it in that," a banged-up Thrower said ...
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Southfield Christian Claims 3-Peat in D

Southfield Christian Claims 3-Peat in D
Saturday, March 22, 2014
First one and then a second starter fouled out of Saturday’s Class D Final as Southfield Christian tried to catch Adrian Lenawee Christian with only a few minutes remaining. Fortunately for the Eagles, they had a few more players left with experience finishing a...
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Big Reds Come Up Big Time in 4th Quarter

Big Reds Come Up Big Time in 4th Quarter
Friday, March 21, 2014
One quarter – 8 minutes – remained in Friday’s last Class B Semifinal at the Breslin Center. Time appeared to be running out for Milan as it trailed Detroit Douglass by eight points. And this was the scenario – almost – that the Big Reds ...
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Benton Harbor Back in Breslin Spotlight

Benton Harbor Back in Breslin Spotlight
Friday, March 21, 2014
Benton Harbor’s players came off the court Friday night to their band playing and fans who had filled most of the horseshoe at the north end of the Breslin Center. It’s hard to believe the Tigers hadn’t played in an MHSAA Semifinal since 1993. But Be...
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1 Bloomfield Hills, 1 Win from Title

1 Bloomfield Hills, 1 Win from Title
Friday, March 21, 2014
Armand Cartwright and Yante Maten were more rivals than friends during middle school. But that relationship clearly has grown for the better over the last four years. After all, Cartwright allows Maten to raid his refrigerator, things like that – and together, th...
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Muskegon Makes Return to Semis Count

Muskegon Makes Return to Semis Count
Friday, March 21, 2014
Muskegon High School has waited a long time for this. And after waiting one more year than they'd hoped, the Big Reds finally have earned the opportunity to play for their first MHSAA boys basketball title since 1937.
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Coaching Advancement

Coaching Advancement
Friday, March 21, 2014
Over the past nine months we have marched down the field in our effort to enhance the health and safety preparation of those who coach school sports. 
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Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return

Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return
Thursday, March 20, 2014
From 1998-2001, Adrian Lenawee Christian’s boys basketball team made four MHSAA Quarterfinals and advanced to three Semifinals. Senior guard Brad Harrah remembers and is reminded every day.
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Southfield Christian Nets 3rd Title Try

Southfield Christian Nets 3rd Title Try
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Lindsay Hunter IV sank his first shot 43 seconds into Thursday’s first Class D Semifinal at the Breslin Center. And he didn’t stop until top-ranked Southfield Christian had cemented itself in a third straight championship game.
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Consortium Closes In on Fantastic Finish

Consortium Closes In on Fantastic Finish
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The memory of coach Al Anderson is not far from Detroit Consortium as it attempts to win its first MHSAA boys basketball championship this weekend. The Cougars just missed making it to Breslin Center in 2013, falling to eventual Class C champion Flint Beecher by two i...
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Pirates sail into first Final since 1993

Pirates sail into first Final since 1993
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Nick Spitzley, no doubt like the other eight seniors on Pewamo-Westphalia’s basketball team, dreamed growing up of playing for an MHSAA championship. He needed to use his imagination, since the first and only time the Pirates did play for a Class C title was in ...
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