Entries for March 2017

Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments
Friday, March 31, 2017
People most often learn more from their mistakes than their successes. Failure leads to more useful reflection than success.
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2017

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
To accommodate an increasing number of member schools moving to 8-player football, while continuing to provide a championship opportunity for schools with the smallest enrollments, the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved the ...
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Performance: New Haven's Romeo Weems

Performance: New Haven's Romeo Weems
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Romeo Weems, considered by many the top sophomore in Michigan, played a starring role as New Haven won its first MHSAA boys basketball championship Saturday, earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week” as the Rockets downed Benton Harb...
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'Distinguished' Garvey Serves Hackett Well

'Distinguished' Garvey Serves Hackett Well
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
 Mike Garvey’s high school sports career took him to Switzerland, England, West Germany, Belgium and France. As unorthodox as that was, it set the foundation for his life’s work as a director of athletics, currently at Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep.
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Partners in Promotion

Partners in Promotion
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
In an era where high school sports coverage is at its lowest point in state history, a new team will continue to spotlight the life lessons school sports teach our children.
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2017-18 Classifications Announced

2017-18 Classifications Announced
Monday, March 27, 2017
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2017-18 school year have been announced.
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New Haven Locks Down, Lifts Class B Trophy

New Haven Locks Down, Lifts Class B Trophy
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The New Haven boys basketball team has made a habit of lighting up scoreboards with explosive offensive performances. But in their biggest game of the season, when pulled into a slowed-down game by Ludington, the Rockets dug deep and won with defense.
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Senior Bucs Lead 3rd Straight Title Run

Senior Bucs Lead 3rd Straight Title Run
Saturday, March 25, 2017
The generations of Flint Beecher basketball rolled over again Saturday at the Breslin Center. From the stands, stars of recent championships Monte Morris and Aquavius Burks cheered on the current Bucs, whose seniors were finishing the most impressive run in the program...
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Finally, Clarkston Celebrates in Class A

Finally, Clarkston Celebrates in Class A
Saturday, March 25, 2017
After 35 years, nearly 700 wins and three high school gyms, Dan Fife has brought an MHSAA title to his alma mater. Fife’s Clarkston boys basketball team defeated Grand Rapids Christian 75-69 on Saturday in the Class A Final at the Breslin Center for the first boy...
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North Central Finishes 3-Peat Perfectly

North Central Finishes 3-Peat Perfectly
Saturday, March 25, 2017
For the last three seasons and 83 straight games, Powers North Central’s boys basketball team has been perfect. And for the first eight minutes Saturday, as these Jets played together for the last time, they couldn't have been much better.
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Stunner Sends Ludington to Saturday

Stunner Sends Ludington to Saturday
Friday, March 24, 2017
If older brother is right, Joshua Laman might not remember much of the aftermath of his first 3-pointer this season. But it’s a shot Ludington – and probably River Rouge – will never forget.
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New Haven Grows into Class B Contender

New Haven Grows into Class B Contender
Friday, March 24, 2017
Eric Williams, Jr., has learned a lot about becoming a champion these last few seasons. And as Williams has grown, so too has New Haven’s success on the basketball court.
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GR Christian Ends 80-year Finals Wait

GR Christian Ends 80-year Finals Wait
Friday, March 24, 2017
Xavier Tillman stood taller, literally, than anyone else on the court during his team’s Class A Semifinal on Friday at the Breslin Center. Figuratively as well, the Grand Rapids Christian senior has stood as tall as any of the giants who have dominated the floor ...
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Clarkston Earns 1st Shot at Dream Finish

Clarkston Earns 1st Shot at Dream Finish
Friday, March 24, 2017
Dan Fife dreamed of playing for an MHSAA basketball championship at Jenison Field House while a student at Clarkston 50 years ago. Thursday afternoon, the current Wolves made similar dreams come true – and offered their coach that opportunity he never was able to...
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Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do
Friday, March 24, 2017
The vast majority of daily activities of Michigan High School Athletic Association staff revolve around communicating the meaning of educational athletics. That’s why we do most of what we do.
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Buckley Ends Wait with 1st Semifinal Win

Buckley Ends Wait with 1st Semifinal Win
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Buckley’s boys basketball team waited a long time to make this history – more than 100 years on the court, and then through a double overtime Semifinal on the other side of the Class D bracket Thursday. But however long it took to earn the program’s f...
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Jets' Streak Withstands Mightiest Challenge

Jets' Streak Withstands Mightiest Challenge
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Seth Polfus might still be giggling and shaking his head. He couldn’t believe it either. Southfield Christian was going to be the greatest threat so far to Powers North Central’s nation-leading 81-game winning streak. Anyone closely following the Jets&rsquo...
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Next Generation Chargers Make C Final

Next Generation Chargers Make C Final
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Carson Meulenberg and Trenton Koole had never played a game of this magnitude before taking the Breslin Center floor Thursday. But their dads had, and perhaps indirectly that provided them a little experience. At least it seemed like it.
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Beecher Seniors Lead 3-Peat Attempt

Beecher Seniors Lead 3-Peat Attempt
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The day after Flint Beecher won the Class C boys basketball championship in 2013, coach Mike Williams went to watch an eighth-grade game. He saw Levane Blake get a steal and a dunk, Malik Ellison pull up for a 3-pointer. “I just remember seeing the chemistry betw...
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Performance: Pittsford's Record Winners

Performance: Pittsford's Record Winners
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Pittsford's Jaycie Burger and Maddie Clark capped an incredible run Saturday leading Pittsford to a 71-31 win over Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary that capped a second straight perfect season, second straight Class D championship run, and gave them an MHSAA record 10...
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