Entries for May 2013

Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound

Finals Preview: Opportunities Abound
Friday, May 31, 2013
This weekend's MHSAA Boys Track and Field Finals couldn't be set up better for new traditions and standouts to be born.  Predicting team champions is tougher than usual with individual contenders spread evenly among a number of schools at just about every meet....
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Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars

Finals Preview: Last Chance to Catch These Stars
Friday, May 31, 2013
More good stories emerge from MHSAA Track and Field Finals day than perhaps any other during our school year. And arguably the most significant this entire spring will be final good-byes to some of the top female athletes ever to compete in this sport.
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Tougher Rules for Transfers

Tougher Rules for Transfers
Friday, May 31, 2013
There is an increased sense among the MHSAA’s constituents that it’s nearly impossible to advance deeply into the MHSAA’s postseason tournaments with “home grown” talent . . .
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West Iron Erases Memory of Near-Miss

West Iron Erases Memory of Near-Miss
Friday, May 31, 2013
Something had been gnawing at the West Iron County High School boys tennis team for a full year. Like an itch that’s hard to reach or a pebble stuck in your shoe while running a race, the Wykons could do little about it.
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Consistency Pays for Painesdale-Jeffers

Consistency Pays for Painesdale-Jeffers
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The boys MHSAA Division 3 Upper Peninsula Golf Finals were not without their fair share of surprises Thursday. But some of the teams and golfers who didn’t expect to have success weren’t arguing against it when they saw their names at the top of the leade...
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Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title

Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Munising girls made a bit of golf history for themselves Thursday, earning their first MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 title with 416 strokes. “I think our consistency is what got us here,” Munising coach Bette Immel said. “We have four seniors...
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LP Finals Preview: Champions Reign

LP Finals Preview: Champions Reign
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Fans attending any of this weekend's four MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will notice plenty of familiar names on the bracket sheets. Two of four reigning team champions are ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions, and three of four No. 1 singles champion...
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Kingsford Stands Alone Atop D1

Kingsford Stands Alone Atop D1
Thursday, May 30, 2013
It took 60 years, but Kingsford High School has captured the school’s second outright MHSAA Upper Peninsula boys tennis championship. The Flivvers of head coach Mark Shanks compiled 21 points Wednesday to far outdistance runners-up Marquette and Negaunee to clai...
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Reigning Champions Raise the Bar

Reigning Champions Raise the Bar
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Houghton girls golf team won its third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 title Wednesday, and Marquette’s Avery Rochester won her second straight medalist honor. But both raised the bar to new heights, including a U.P. Finals record for Rochester.
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Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak

Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
There was no question the individual winner was going to be from Iron Mountain High School at the end of Wednesday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final. It was just a matter of which one.
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'Unexpected' Medalist Keys D1 Champ

'Unexpected' Medalist Keys D1 Champ
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
After the Upper Peninsula's infamous spring of 2013, the golfers at Wednesday's U.P. Division 1 Final should have known to expect the unexpected at Portage Lake Golf Course. Sun-splashed, windless conditions prime for scoring and a medalist who played in his team's No...
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Hancock's 1st Win a Title Clincher

Hancock's 1st  Win a Title Clincher
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
About a month ago, there was some doubt whether Hancock High School would have a golf season this year. The Copper Country was getting hit with heavy snowfall in April and early May, and area athletic directors were forced to consider cancelling the season.
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Steady Stream of MHSAA Finals

Steady Stream of MHSAA Finals
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Spring sports championships take center stage on the MHSAA.tv website the next three Saturdays, with more 80 hours of live streaming video beginning with Saturday’s coverage of running events from the MHSAA Track & Field Finals.
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Did you see that? (May 20-26)

Did you see that? (May 20-26)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Last week for many was one for getting in the final regular-season games and competitions of this spring – and for the most fortunate, a week for winning the first of what they hope will be many championships.
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A Triple Play for Coaches

A Triple Play for Coaches
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
During the 2013-14 school year, the MHSAA Representative Council will vote on two proposals that are consistent with the following resolution by the Delegate Assembly of the Michigan Association of School Boards.
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Get Prepped for a Fantastic Finale

Get Prepped for a Fantastic Finale
Friday, May 24, 2013
We love this time of year. And not just because school is nearly out for summer. There’s little argument that the week ahead is the most exciting of each MHSAA school year. Read on for what's in store on MHSAA.com and Second Half, plus some further explanation o...
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“Who Needs This?”

“Who Needs This?”
Friday, May 24, 2013
What is at work here now are two newer forces that frustrate efforts to maintain a pool of officials that is adequate to handle all the contests . . .
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Records Report: Chatfield Finds the Net

Records Report: Chatfield Finds the Net
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Over the last decade, the Chatfield family from Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian has rewritten much of the MHSAA soccer record book, with 35 listings bearing that last name. Aaron, a senior this year, likely will graduate as the best of the bunch. The newest M...
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Large Topics for the Lower Level

Large Topics for the Lower Level
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We have always maintained that there is at least as much potential for school-based sports to benefit both kids and their schools at the junior high/middle school level as at the high school.
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Hits, Runs and Goals Dominate MHSAA.tv

Hits, Runs and Goals Dominate MHSAA.tv
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Girls soccer, baseball and softball games featuring a combined 21 teams from 16 schools were among student broadcasts uploaded last week to MHSAA.tv. 
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