Entries for April 2018

Michigan's Most Vital Prep Sports Moment

Michigan's Most Vital Prep Sports Moment
Monday, April 30, 2018
Did you ever hear the one about an Ypsilanti lawyer, two girls from Ann Arbor – one 18 and one 17 – and a judge from Detroit? Well, pull up a chair. You might never look at a tennis ball, a pair of track cleats, or a softball in the same manner after this o...
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The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization

The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization
Monday, April 30, 2018
One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/30/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/30/18
Monday, April 30, 2018
Rivalries were renewed this weekend with annual events at the school district, city and regional levels, while others traveled farther from home for strong competition.
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Rangers Net Historic Accomplishments

Rangers Net Historic Accomplishments
Friday, April 27, 2018
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central’s boys tennis team finished fourth in Lower Peninsula Division 2 in the fall, led by a single star and a powerful doubles lineup whose accomplishments have been added to the MHSAA record book. Click to see those and more rec...
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Performance: Lee's Thomas Robinson

Performance: Lee's Thomas Robinson
Friday, April 27, 2018
Wyoming Lee senior Thomas Robinson, a four-time MHSAA Finals sprints champion, is off to another fast start.  He swept the 100 and 200 championships at Saturday’s Fred Solis Invitational with two of the fastest times statewide this season to earn the Michiga...
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/27/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/27/18
Friday, April 27, 2018
A pair of notable shake-ups among the diamond elite and county track & field championships in the Upper Peninsula topped a busy Thursday. 
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Carry On

Carry On
Friday, April 27, 2018
The MHSAA has not been my job; it’s been my purpose.
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Neighbors, Friends & Coaching Legends

Neighbors, Friends & Coaching Legends
Friday, April 27, 2018
When Kris Hubbard was asked to coach the fledgling Ottawa Lake Whiteford softball team in the late 1970s, the first person she went to for advice was her neighbor, Kay Johnson. Three decades later, the close friends have combined for more than 1,700 victories as two of...
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Advisory Council Names Class Of 2020

Advisory Council Names Class Of 2020
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2018-19 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/26/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/26/18
Thursday, April 26, 2018
One of Michigan's top softball pitchers enjoyed perfection Wednesday in striking out nearly every batter she faced to top our daily list of notable achievements across the state.
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Flivver Finds Home at Home of the Flivvers

Flivver Finds Home at Home of the Flivvers
Thursday, April 26, 2018
A wide variety of animals exist as high school mascots in Michigan. You can also watch a variety of fighters prowl the sidelines, from Patriots to Warriors, Titans to Swordsmen, to Nimrods and Roughriders, Crusaders and Fighting Irish, and Knights and Trojans and Gladia...
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Connecticut's Niehoff to Head NFHS

Connecticut's Niehoff to Head NFHS
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Karissa Niehoff, executive director of the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, has been selected as the next executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
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Whiteford's Title Team Runs Into History

Whiteford's Title Team Runs Into History
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s perfect season last fall concluded with its first MHSAA title. The Division 8 champion also finished with a number of lasting accomplishments. Those and more are recent additions to the MHSAA football record book.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/25/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/25/18
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A couple of notable individual accomplishments from the shore of Lake Michigan top our list from a Tuesday full of competition across both peninsulas.
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Veteran Rangers Seek Another Title Shot

Veteran Rangers Seek Another Title Shot
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central boys lacrosse team has experienced the gamut of emotions over the past two seasons. From the euphoria of winning the MHSAA Division 2 Final in 2016 to the heartache of falling short a year ago – and both times the Rangers had...
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/24/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/24/18
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Two of the state's top girls lacrosse teams met for their annual regular-season matchup, while ranked teams in baseball and girls soccer also faced off.
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MHSAA's Roberts to Retire in August

MHSAA's Roberts to Retire in August
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
For 32 years, Jack Roberts has served as much more than a caretaker of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. In announcing his retirement Tuesday, he called working for 1,500 schools and hundreds of thousands of student-athletes over three decades his "purpose...
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No Place They Would Rather Be

No Place They Would Rather Be
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
At Buchanan, attending athletic events is the thing to do – and not just boys sports or winter sports. 
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Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success

Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
When Matt Boven first started coaching the Mattawan girls tennis team, he was “an 18-year-old coaching 18-year-olds,” he laughed. Twenty years, a wife and two daughters later, Boven is still leading the Wildcats and racking up some impressive numbers.
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Today in the MHSAA: 4/23/18

Today in the MHSAA: 4/23/18
Monday, April 23, 2018
A rematch of last season's Division 1 Baseball Final might be a headliner from this weekend, but the rest of our top-10 list is filled with multi-team events as most of the state enjoyed its first full weekend of spring-like weather and sports.
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