Entries for April 2012

Check this out

Check this out
Monday, April 30, 2012
Each Monday, Second Half scours the state to keep you up on the most notable news and accomplishments from the previous week. The answer to last week's most impressive feat: 187 feet, seven inches. Click to find out what we're talking about in this week's install...
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, April 30, 2012
Cullen Prena accomplished something not seen at an MHSAA Final in a decade -- and much more from April 23-28.
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Cranbrook remembers Jack Sanders (Birmingham Eccentric)

Cranbrook remembers Jack Sanders (Birmingham Eccentric)
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Oakland County baseball community lost a long-time supporter April 19 with the death of former Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood coach Jack Sanders, for whom the school's field was named more than a quarter-century ago, in 1975
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Diamond Inspiration (Oakland Press)

Diamond Inspiration (Oakland Press)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Kate Rendi's biggest contributions to the Walled Lake Central baseball team formerly came with a pencil and scorebook. But the Oakland Press' Keith Dunlap tells us about the inspiration Rendi is providing this spring as she battles Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
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Go With It

Go With It
Friday, April 27, 2012
These days I just want to provide a blank circle and ask, “What can you do with that?”
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Today on MHSAA.tv

Today on MHSAA.tv
Thursday, April 26, 2012
MHSAA Network coverage of all Competitive Cheer and Individual Wrestling Finals will appear this weekend on FOX Sports Detroit Plus or Comcast Channel 900. Check in for a schedule of those events, plus listings of spring sports contests produced in the past week as par...
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#SocialStudies v11.0

#SocialStudies v11.0
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Flips, dives, punts and pins -- this week's #SocialStudies lesson is action-packed.
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Northville's Weber Stands Tall in a Crowd

Northville's Weber Stands Tall in a Crowd
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mallory Weber has seen plenty of creative defenses during her four seasons on Northville’s varsity soccer team. Welcome to life as a two-time all-state forward who next season will play for the reigning Big Ten regular-season champion. But she's also fully aware ...
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A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival

A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A major challenge not just at the high school level, but in athletics as a whole, is the increasing number of competitors for people's time and money. At Portland High School, local fans get a chance to check out nearly all the Raiders have to offer during a season tha...
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SAC Sound-off: It’s not about Perfection

SAC Sound-off: It’s not about Perfection
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
High school sports taught this MHSAA champion the true meaning of "practice makes perfect."
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Hurdling toward lofty goals

Hurdling toward lofty goals
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Jake McFadden has become familiar with the number 1 over the last four years as one of Michigan’s elite high school hurdlers. But he’s got his sight set on three more numbers in this, his final Clare season – 37, 21 and 13.
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High 5s - 4/24/12

High 5s - 4/24/12
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Two future Big Ten athletes and a two-time reigning MHSAA champion have already made some significant strides this spring.
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People Business

People Business
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Time and again, the secret sauce is the people.  Not policy or procedures or products.  People.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, April 23, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from April 16-21. (Click on links for coverage.)
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Dad's Day

Dad's Day
Monday, April 23, 2012
Today is my father’s 92nd birthday. Until my wife replaced Dad as my best friend, he doubled as both my best friend and father.
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Williamston Welcomes MHSAA Elite

Williamston Welcomes MHSAA Elite
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Williamston girls soccer team regularly loads its schedule with some of the best competition it can find, both in the mid-Michigan area and beyond. Many eyes. especially among the state’s best in Division 3, will be on the Hornets’ home stadium the nex...
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Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On

Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A decade ago, when second-grader Sarah Appold decided she wanted to give pitching a try, her dad Randy built her a pitching mound in the backyard. It clearly got some use.
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#SocialStudies v10.0

#SocialStudies v10.0
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Pucks, Dunks and Tackles. What more could you want for this week's #SocialStudies lesson?
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Contender makes early case

Contender makes early case
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A younger Grand Rapids West Catholic boys golf team felt it left too many strokes on the course in tying for fourth place at last spring's Division 3 Final at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East. A season older and remembering that disappointment, the Falcons hav...
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Going out in Stiles

Going out in Stiles
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Not to call it effortless, but pitching has been a pretty smooth part of Nick Stiles’ high school career. He holds multiple school Bath records, including for single-season and career strikeouts, and his career ERA is under 1.00. But the school record he’s ...
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