Entries for May 2012

Zingsheim's Story an Award-Winner

Zingsheim's Story an Award-Winner
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Zack Zingsheim’s career highlight is an easy pick. It was just a few months ago, at Michigan International Speedway, when he stunned even himself by winning the MHSAA Division 3 cross country championship. It was the greatest day he could remember. And he can tel...
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High 5s: 5/29/12

High 5s: 5/29/12
Thursday, May 31, 2012
This week's individual High 5 recipients will finish their MHSAA careers Saturday hoping to add to championship resumes -- while our team honoree is hoping to take the first step this weekend toward a first Finals title in program history.
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UP Tennis Finals: Negaunee, Westwood Reign

UP Tennis Finals: Negaunee, Westwood Reign
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Negaunee won its third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis championship Wednesday at Marquette High School, and Ishpeming Westwood won its first team title, ever, in Division 2 at Iron Mountain High School.
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Gull Lake Rallying for Another Run

Gull Lake Rallying for Another Run
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A year ago, Richland Gull Lake coach Bill Blakely looked across C.O. Brown stadium and saw five sophomores battling through the nerves of playing in an MHSAA Division 2 Semifinal. This spring, the Blue Devils’ coach sees a team filled with big-game experience an...
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LP Tennis Finals: Brackets at a Glance

LP Tennis Finals: Brackets at a Glance
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Only three champions are back this weekend in flights they won at the 2011 Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals. That means the likelihood of a lot of first-time individual winners -- and some shuffling among the contenders for MHSAA team titles.
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MHSAA Officials Registration Opens

MHSAA Officials Registration Opens
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2012-13 school year, and has launched an effort aimed at recruiting new officials from this year’s high school senior class.
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Called to Coach (Bay City Times)

Called to Coach (Bay City Times)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Even for the best, coaching wouldn't be referred to as "easy" -- and many would argue that it's grown tougher as time commitment, financial need and parental influence all have increased. And yet, there are thousands who every year continue to lead our programs. 
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SAC Sound-off: What did you learn?

SAC Sound-off: What did you learn?
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
So why be part of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council? It looks great on a college application, and it's a lot of fun. But our members also picked up some important perspectives this school year.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The last full week of May usually represents the calm before the storm, at least relatively speaking, that is the MHSAA Spring Finals.
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Concussion Concerns

Concussion Concerns
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The MHSAA has been concerned for many years with the need for heightened awareness of concussions.
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Former King standout Greenwood home again

Former King standout Greenwood home again
Monday, May 28, 2012
Chris Greenwood has won at Ford Field before -- as part of the Detroit Martin Luther King team that claimed the 2007 Detroit Public School League championship at the NFL Lions' home field. It's his favorite high school football memory. And this fall, Greenwood hopes t...
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Warriors Continue Decade of Dominance

Warriors Continue Decade of Dominance
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Remus Chippewa Hills girls track coach Sally Schafer tells her athletes that each season is a chapter of one book that is the Warriors’ program. For the last decade, it’s been an award winner – and a best seller as class after class has kept going on...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Detroit Lions rookie Chris Greenwood

MHSA(Q&)A: Detroit Lions rookie Chris Greenwood
Friday, May 25, 2012
Five years ago, Chris Greenwood was No. 28 for the Detroit Martin Luther King football team, a key contributor for a Crusaders team that finished 7-3 and made the playoffs. These days, he's a national sports story.
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War Stories

War Stories
Friday, May 25, 2012
It is well known that respect for authority figures and organizations of all kinds has been slipping for decades; and there are many reasons for it.
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Pioneer's Johnson Focused on Finish

Pioneer's Johnson Focused on Finish
Thursday, May 24, 2012
At 6-foot-1 and a solid 205 pounds, Drake Johnson looks every bit the part of the college running back he’ll become this fall at the University of Michigan. And amid chasing the MHSAA record for single-season rushing yards this fall, he became a recognizable face ...
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#SocialStudies v13.0

#SocialStudies v13.0
Thursday, May 24, 2012
After a brief hiatus, class is back in session. Let the #SocialStudies commence.
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One Week, Multiple Milestones

One Week, Multiple Milestones
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunglasses on whether it’s sunny or not, fastballs blazing and drop-balls dipping, Decatur senior Erika Southworth is an intimidating foe for those who dare step into the batters box. But that’s just her on-field persona. When games are done, she talks with...
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SAC Sound-off: Leaving Town, Leaving Something Behind

SAC Sound-off: Leaving Town, Leaving Something Behind
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Rudyard senior Tyler Wilson passes on a few final pieces of advice both to those who will join the MHSAA Student Advisory Council this fall, and all students who will come back to another school year filled with opportunities to leave their marks.
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High 5s: 5/22/12

High 5s: 5/22/12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
None of this week's High 5s honorees knows much about losing. Ann Arbor Pioneer's Drake Johnson is unequaled in his best race, Decatur's Erika Southworth has averaged more than 25 wins pitching each season of high school, and the Remus Chippewa Hills girls track team ha...
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A bizarre golf header (Kalamazoo Gazette)

A bizarre golf header (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
From the crazy stuff that happens file: Richland Gull Lake senior Bryan VandenBerg hit a drive during Monday's Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference Tournament -- that ended up hitting his father Tim in the head. Really.
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