Entries for March 2018

Hillsdale Begins March Toward Big June

Hillsdale Begins March Toward Big June
Friday, March 30, 2018
The MHSAA Track & Field Finals are still a couple months, a few thunderstorms and maybe even some snow showers away.  But, there’s once again one thing you can most likely count on – the Hillsdale Hornets boys track & field team will be well re...
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Great Clips of the Week: Winter 2017-18

Great Clips of the Week: Winter 2017-18
Friday, March 30, 2018
This final winter edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features a top-five of highlights from this past season.
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Truth About Sports Scholarships

Truth About Sports Scholarships
Friday, March 30, 2018
Many parents are trying to live the dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a sport year-round. Unfortunately, most of these dreams are never realized.
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A National Perspective

A National Perspective
Friday, March 30, 2018
Here’s the rationale provided by the National Federation for the transfer/residency rule.
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Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season

Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Never has a basketball player looked forward this much to shooting an airball.  That’s what Carson Vincent is expecting two months from now, when he gets to fire with his right hand again, just like he has most of his life – until breaking a bone in hi...
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Great Clips of the Week: 3/29/18

Great Clips of the Week: 3/29/18
Thursday, March 29, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features the go-ahead 3-pointer by Carlos Johnson that helped Benton Harbor's boys basketball team claim the Class B championship game win over Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Saturday.
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'Over Here,' Athletes Gave to WWI Effort

'Over Here,' Athletes Gave to WWI Effort
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In a nation at war, the needs of many outweigh the desires of a few. Among the many noble sacrifices for the greater good was Michigan’s spring high school sports season of 1918.
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Performance: Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson

Performance: Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Benton Harbor's Carlos Johnson finished an all-state season with what he called the biggest shot of his life, drilling the game winner as Benton Harbor claimed its first MHSAA boys basketball championship since 1965 with a 65-64 overtime victory over Grand Rapids Cathol...
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Smithson Building On Eye-Opening Offseason

Smithson Building On Eye-Opening Offseason
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
While most high school golfers were spending this winter counting down the days until the snow melted, one Grand Rapids-area golfer was measuring his game against the top players around the world. Bradley Smithson, a junior at Ada Forest Hills Eastern, was invited to t...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2018

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
With a number of important topics filling the agenda for its Spring Meeting this May, the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association prepared for a number of possible votes by receiving and requesting additional information during its annual...
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2018-19 Classifications Announced

2018-19 Classifications Announced
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments for the 2018-19 school year have been announced, with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments posted to each sport’s page on the MHSAA Website.
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Veteran Comets Prepping for Title Run

Veteran Comets Prepping for Title Run
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Golf, barbeque and honoring Martin Luther King Jr. are on the agenda for Kalamazoo Christian’s boys golf team during spring break. The six varsity players, coach Brian Seifert and their families are headed to Memphis next week.
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Look Out Below!

Look Out Below!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Here are the kinds of statements that should send chills down the spines of thoughtful leaders of school-based basketball:
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Benton Harbor Wait Ends in OT Thriller

Benton Harbor Wait Ends in OT Thriller
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Carlos Johnson knew it was good when it left his hand. His Benton Harbor coaches and teammates knew it, too. The star sophomore hit the biggest shot on a Saturday night full of them – a 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play – to give the Tigers a 65-64 overtime...
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Edison Brings Another Title to PSL

Edison Brings Another Title to PSL
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Perseverance and patience anchored the explanation as pride in the Detroit Public School League flowed Saturday evening at the Breslin Center.  From Class C this weekend emerged the latest PSL champion, Detroit Edison, which entered the postseason with a .500 re...
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Clarkston, Loyer Dazzle at Breslin Again

Clarkston, Loyer Dazzle at Breslin Again
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Foster Loyer hasn’t enrolled yet at Michigan State University, but it’s safe to say he’s already plenty comfortable on his future school’s basketball court. A day after torching the Breslin Center nets for 42 points in a Semifinal, Loyer poured ...
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Southfield Christian Takes Back D Title

Southfield Christian Takes Back D Title
Saturday, March 24, 2018
After three seasons away, Southfield Christian returned to the Class D championship game Saturday. And for the fourth time in seven seasons, the Eagles added their school to the list of MHSAA title winners as well, with a 64-54 clincher over Buckley at the Breslin Cent...
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GRCC Earns 1st Final with Size, Surprise

GRCC Earns 1st Final with Size, Surprise
Friday, March 23, 2018
Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s victory celebration had a championship feel Friday night.  The Cougars hadn’t locked down their first MHSAA boys basketball title yet. But it was impossible to not understand their heightened excitement.
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Benton Harbor Aims to Add to Legacy

Benton Harbor Aims to Add to Legacy
Friday, March 23, 2018
Benton Harbor is wearing the weight of history, with the last name of Don Farnum across the chests of the team’s warm-up T-shirts. But this season’s Tigers have been aiming to add to their school’s long legacy of boys basketball success – and be...
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'Regular Dudes' Earn Ultimate Opportunity

'Regular Dudes' Earn Ultimate Opportunity
Friday, March 23, 2018
Holland West Ottawa may be a group of really talented athletes who are just as good – and in some cases better – playing other sports.  But Saturday, they could prove to be the best Class A basketball team in Michigan as well.
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