Entries for March 2016

#TBT: Redettes Bring Home Class A Title

#TBT: Redettes Bring Home Class A Title
Thursday, March 31, 2016
If you never have dreams, they can never come true. For coach Barb Crill and the girls basketball team from Marquette, the dream was to win an MHSAA basketball crown.
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Performance: Jesuit's Cassius Winston

Performance: Jesuit's Cassius Winston
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Detroit U-D Jesuit's Cassius Winston said his team's trip last weekend to the Breslin Center was like a final exam for his high school career – and he earned a perfect score.  Winston led the Cubs to their first MHSAA basketball championship and the fin...
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Bronson's Ratkowski True Record 'Setter'

Bronson's Ratkowski True Record 'Setter'
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Bronson senior Alexa Ratkowski was honored over the weekend at the Breslin Center as one of 32 MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award winners, and she’ll also leave high school this spring as an MHSAA volleyball record holder. Click for more ...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2016

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2016
Thursday, March 31, 2016
An increased effort to ensure student-athletes and their parents or guardians receive concussion education information was among topics that generated the most attention from the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual W...
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Tales of Teams, Trophies & Trinkets

Tales of Teams, Trophies & Trinkets
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High school athletics leaves behind an amazing array of treasures – although while buried in a keepsake box, or trophy case, the awards stand silent.  For many, their meaning and worth only continues to grow in value. Yet, in other cases, time can be cruel. ...
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2016-17 Classifications Announced

2016-17 Classifications Announced
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2016-17 school year have been announced, with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments set up by divisions post...
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Time and Money

Time and Money
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I was once told that the best way to discern what may be in a person’s heart is to look at two indicators.
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Ford's Drive Ends With School's 1st Title

Ford's Drive Ends With School's 1st Title
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The final celebration of the 2015-16 Michigan high school basketball season started during the final seconds when a Detroit Henry Ford assistant coach slapped hands of everyone sitting on the bench. After the buzzer, the crowd moved to the south end of the Breslin Ce...
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Highlight Reel: Boys Basketball Finals

Highlight Reel: Boys Basketball Finals
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The winter sports season concluded Saturday at the Breslin Center with four title games in the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System. Click below for links to video highlights from Saturday’s games.
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Beecher Adds Another to Title Collection

Beecher Adds Another to Title Collection
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Monte Morris made a pact with freshman teammate Aquavius Burks after winning Michigan's 2013 Mr. Basketball Award. "He told me he's going to pass it down to me," Burks recalls. "I said, 'I accept it.'" As it turns out, Burks wasn't among the candidates for the top ...
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Winston Caps Legacy with 1st Jesuit Title

Winston Caps Legacy with 1st Jesuit Title
Saturday, March 26, 2016
By most measures, Cassius Winston had a highly successful high school basketball career. He was a four-year starter on a Detroit U-D Jesuit team that reached the Breslin Center three times, earning a scholarship to Michigan State University and the Mr. Basketball Award....
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North Central Repeats Perfect Run in D

North Central Repeats Perfect Run in D
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Jason Whitens held two fingers up as he moved through his teammates to the handshake line after Saturday morning’s Class D Final. Their reaction to winning a second straight MHSAA championship was of course filled with celebration – but also respect.
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Highlight Reel: Class A-B Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class A-B Semifinals
Saturday, March 26, 2016
The Finals field is set for the MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, with the last four teams determined during Friday’s Class A and B Semifinals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Click before for video highlights from all f...
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Lakeshore Finds Way to Win, Play for More

Lakeshore Finds Way to Win, Play for More
Friday, March 25, 2016
The Stevensville Lakeshore boys basketball team of January and February won as many games as it lost. The Stevensville Lakeshore team of March will play Saturday for its first MHSAA championship.
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Ford Wins Another Championship Chance

Ford Wins Another Championship Chance
Friday, March 25, 2016
Kevon Bey played one minute during Detroit Henry Ford’s two-game stand at Breslin Center in 2015. As he put it Friday, he “just sat and watched.” But he clearly learned a few things too watching the Trojans finish their longest MHSAA Tournament run ...
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North Farmington Reaches 1st Final

North Farmington Reaches 1st Final
Friday, March 25, 2016
North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian was glad his team drew the second Class A Semifinal on Friday at the Breslin Center. That meant an opportunity for the Raiders to get here for part of the day’s first game and soak in the atmosphere before taking the floor t...
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U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated

U-D Jesuit Wins Matchup of Undefeated
Friday, March 25, 2016
Detroit U-D Jesuit’s first trip to the Class A Semifinals in 2014 was filled with awe. The second trip, last season, ended in disappointment.  There was no longer awe Friday, and no less excitement – just a laser-like focus on taking the next step for...
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This Week in High School Sports: 3/25/16

This Week in High School Sports: 3/25/16
Friday, March 25, 2016
This final edition of "This Week In High School Sports" for 2015-16 leads off with a feature on the Girls Basketball Finals, passes out two Game Balls and finishes with closing commentary.
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Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up

Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up
Friday, March 25, 2016
The overall theme may be that, no matter how much schools are struggling for resources and resorting to outside funding, they value the high school brand of sports. 
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Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Class C-D Semifinals
Friday, March 25, 2016
The first four finalists for the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament, presented by Sparrow Health System, were determined on Thursday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.  Check out these video highlights from the Class C and D Semifinals. Click on the score...
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