Entries for May 2014

Chip Hills Caps Perfect Season Perfectly

Chip Hills Caps Perfect Season Perfectly
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Remus Chippewa Hills coach Sally Schafer wasn’t optimistic about her team’s chances halfway through the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday at Houseman Field. “Things weren’t going the way I thought they had to go the first half ...
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G.P. South Completes Title Mission

G.P. South Completes Title Mission
Saturday, May 31, 2014
From the flustered feeling of not knowing how bad the elements were going to be to start the season, to the snow showers that hit the courts during late April, the Grosse Pointe South girls tennis team prepared for everything as this rugged season began to take shape. ...
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Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman

Zeeland West Makes Home at Houseman
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Almost all track athletes enjoy running on their home track, in front of cheering fans and on a familiar surface. Zeeland West did not host a meet this spring. The Dux, however, made Houseman Field their home at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Saturday
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Classic Sprint, Oak Park Run Highlight D1

Classic Sprint, Oak Park Run Highlight D1
Saturday, May 31, 2014
It was arguably the greatest high school girls 200-meter race ever in Michigan. Sophomores Sekayi Bracey of East Kentwood and Anna Jefferson of Oak Park posted two of the seven fastest times in Michigan history at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Fi...
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Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian

Smart Choices Pay Off for Sanford Meridian
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Sanford Meridian baseball team was down a man Saturday as it worked its way to a District title. Senior Jacob Wenzlick was busy on the other side of the state, helping the Sanford Meridian boys track and field team win the championship at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula ...
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Powers Continue Run with Shared D2 Title

Powers Continue Run with Shared D2 Title
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Been there, done that. For the past 11 years, one of three teams has won the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls tennis championship: Birmingham Seaholm, Bloomfield Hills Marian, or Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern.  And, on Saturday, those teams again finish...
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Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final

Fisher Goes the Distance at LP D1 Final
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Grant Fisher wasn't going to get snuck up on again. As a sophomore last year, Fisher came down the final stretch with the lead in the 1,600-meter run at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Track and Field Final, only to be caught from behind by Lake Orion's T.J. Carey...
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Frankenmuth Takes Back D3 Supremacy

Frankenmuth Takes Back D3 Supremacy
Saturday, May 31, 2014
After coming up short in its bid to repeat as MHSAA champions at last year’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 Girls Track and Field Finals, Frankenmuth was determined to not be denied this time. With a squad that featured six top seeds and balance on the track and in t...
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Grosse Ile Ends Wait for 1st Championship

Grosse Ile Ends Wait for 1st Championship
Saturday, May 31, 2014
MHSAA Finals championships are typically remembered forever in trophy cases of schools around the state. But sometimes there are championships that differentiate themselves more than others from a historical perspective. No doubt, the championship the Grosse Ile girls ...
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Cranes Clinch 4th Straight Tennis Title

Cranes Clinch 4th Straight Tennis Title
Saturday, May 31, 2014
On a hot, sunny Saturday afternoon, coach Jeffrey Etterbeek was unexpectedly doused with an ice-water bath by a group of cheering, laughing, enthusiastic girls on the Stowe Stadium tennis courts at Kalamazoo College. The girls and their coach were celebrating Bloomfiel...
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Loss of Innocence

Loss of Innocence
Friday, May 30, 2014
We were criticized during 2013-14 for being too suspicious, but the results of 2013-14 will make us even more suspicious in 2014-15.
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Iron Mountain Sends Coach Out with Win

Iron Mountain Sends Coach Out with Win
Friday, May 30, 2014
Iron Mountain’s girls gave their coach a nice parting gift Thursday in the MHSAA U.P. Division 2 Golf Final at George Young Recreational Complex.  The Mountaineers of Coach Donny Bianco, shooting 444, successfully defended their U.P. title, topping Ishpemin...
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Seniors Carry Hancock to Finals Win

Seniors Carry Hancock to Finals Win
Friday, May 30, 2014
Hancock’s “senior moment” keyed another MHSAA U.P. boys golf championship Thursday at George Young Recreational Complex. The Bulldogs, with four seniors playing big roles, retained the U.P. Division 2 crown with a dominating performance. Hancock tall...
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Preview: New Crew of Girls Set to Dominate

Preview: New Crew of Girls Set to Dominate
Friday, May 30, 2014
The MHSAA Girls Track and Field Finals bid farewell in 2013 to one of the most impressive and accomplished senior classes in recent memory. But those departures have opened up plenty of opportunities for the standouts still competing and a new group of talented athlete...
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D3 Final Filled with Close Finishes

D3 Final Filled with Close Finishes
Friday, May 30, 2014
Two superb players with two scorching scores. Two palpitating playoff holes. One winner.  Those were the stakes at Thursday’s Upper Peninsula Division 3 Final at Highland Golf Club. 
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Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound

Preview: Boys Title Contenders Abound
Friday, May 30, 2014
This MHSAA boys track and field season has been unpredictable, thanks in large part to the wild weather that has marked this spring. But it served as a sign for this weekend’s seven Finals to be run in the Grand Rapids area and Kingsford High School, as team cham...
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Bark River-Harris Ends MHSAA Title Wait

Bark River-Harris Ends MHSAA Title Wait
Thursday, May 29, 2014
After nearly 40 years of trying, Bark River-Harris finally has an Upper Peninsula girls golf championship to call its own.  The Broncos captured their first Division 3 title on a sunny and mild Thursday with 415 strokes. They were followed by Crystal Fall Forest ...
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Preview: History-Making Opportunities

Preview: History-Making Opportunities
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Every athlete playing in this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will achieve a notable feat, be it personal or for her school. But Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s Alexandria Najarian could finish Saturday at Kalamazoo College among the mo...
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Gremlins Push Title Streak to 4

Gremlins Push Title Streak to 4
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Houghton girls capped a short, but successful golf season Wednesday as they captured their fourth consecutive MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 title with 396 strokes. Runner-up Marquette finished with 423, with third-place Escanaba at 433.
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Negaunee Edges Rest at UP D1 Final

Negaunee Edges Rest at UP D1 Final
Thursday, May 29, 2014
It was a true test of depth, mental toughness and endurance Wednesday at the MHSAA Division 1 Upper Peninsula Tennis Finals at Kingsford High School. The Negaunee Miners proved, by a slim margin, to have just enough of each to reclaim their foothold as U.P. champions.
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