Entries for May 2016

Performance: Oxford's Connor Bandel

Performance: Oxford's Connor Bandel
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Oxford's Connor Bandel could’ve been a selection for Michigan National Guard Performance of the Week most this season; the spring has included that many highlights for the reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion in shot put and discus.  But so far, he w...
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'Prepapalooza' Kicks Off 3-Week Celebration

'Prepapalooza' Kicks Off 3-Week Celebration
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Nearly 30,000 athletes will take part over the next six days in what will again be the busiest week of the MHSAA calendar, with teams in all nine spring sports competing for District, Regional or Finals championships at sites across both peninsulas.
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Investing in Kids

Investing in Kids
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Coaches education, infused with the core values of educational athletics, is a necessity, not a luxury.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/16

Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/16
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Memorial Day weekend often is a quieter time in Michigan’s high school sports landscape. But this year’s final weekend in May included both league and area championships won and an MHSAA record set as well.
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Antes Launches Fulton's Title Drive

Antes Launches Fulton's Title Drive
Monday, May 30, 2016
Fulton advanced to the Class D Semifinals the last two seasons anchored by the long-range shooting of Colton Antes – who finished his career this winter among the sharpest shooters in MHSAA history.  Click below for his and other recent record book additions...
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Relaxed Approach does FHN's Schab Good

Relaxed Approach does FHN's Schab Good
Friday, May 27, 2016
Spencer Schab has a different approach to the game of golf this season. The Forest Hills Northern senior isn’t taking things as seriously as in past years. “I thought of it as, this is my senior year, it’s my last high school season, so why put...
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Inactivity Epidemic

Inactivity Epidemic
Friday, May 27, 2016
This nation must awaken to the reality that physical literacy is as important to our future as reading and writing have been in our past.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/27/16

Today in the MHSAA: 5/27/16
Friday, May 27, 2016
A set of incredible golf scores by the Plymouth boys team to win its District were among heroics on what generally is tune-up day for most sports heading into Memorial Day weekend and then the busiest championship week of the year.
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'One more reason why baseball is awesome'

'One more reason why baseball is awesome'
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Maple City Glen Lake and Bellaire baseball teams found themselves confined to their dugouts Wednesday afternoon as rain clouded an otherwise typical late-spring doubleheader.  Typically "awesome," that is.
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Top-Ranked Saline Learns from 2015

Top-Ranked Saline Learns from 2015
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Players and coaches on the Saline baseball team know how it feels to enter the MHSAA Tournament as the top-ranked team in the state. They did it last year and just might do it again this year. They also know how it feels to be the top-ranked team and end up four victor...
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Be the Referee: Slide Rule

Be the Referee: Slide Rule
Thursday, May 26, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how high school baseball and softball remains ahead of the curve when it comes to avoiding collisions when runners slide.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/26/16

Today in the MHSAA: 5/26/16
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Track & field league meets, golf Districts and lacrosse Regionals – and the wild ending to the Saginaw Valley League baseball title race – led a highlight-filled night of statewide high school action as the holiday weekend approaches.
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Rising St Francis Eyes 1st MHSAA Title

Rising St Francis Eyes 1st MHSAA Title
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Paul Bandrowski gave his players a choice. “Girls,” the St. Francis tennis coach said at the start of spring practice, “do you want to work to win, or do you want to work to have a good time? We can do it either way. It’s up to you.”
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MHSAA TV Offers Spring Finals Discount

MHSAA TV Offers Spring Finals Discount
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
For the second straight year, high school sports fans can watch three weekends of MHSAA Spring Tournament action on MHSAA.tv with a special All-Access Pass being offered by the NFHS Network.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/16

Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/16
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Top Michigan teams in girls soccer and softball matched up Tuesday as most prepare for the start of District play next week – and check out also a great story of sportsmanship from the Muskegon area.
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Brilliant Blend

Brilliant Blend
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
It has been a brilliant blend of successes and failures and wins and losses that work together in school sports to help form healthy, happy adults.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/24/16

Today in the MHSAA: 5/24/16
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The final week of the 2016 spring regular season kicked off with league championships won in multiple sports and the setup of an intriguing one-inning title clincher to come Wednesday.
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Parchment Enjoys Exchange of Experiences

Parchment Enjoys Exchange of Experiences
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Pecan pie and snow are just two surprises Khaled Bukhamseen found as an exchange student at Parchment High School. Another surprise was organized sports. They've played a valuable part in his experience in Michigan this school year, which he's finishing up before retur...
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Performance: Birch Run's Kalyn Breckenridge

Performance: Birch Run's Kalyn Breckenridge
Monday, May 23, 2016
Shutting down opponents has become the norm for Birch Run and third-year goalkeeper Kalyn Breckenridge, who had 29 shutouts in goal heading into this season – and has since added 16 more to tie her previous single-season shutout record set in 2015. Birch Run&rsqu...
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East Lansing's Smith Nets Goals Record

East Lansing's Smith Nets Goals Record
Monday, May 23, 2016
East Lansing’s Cole Smith took 36 shots in a boys lacrosse game April 18 against Swartz Creek – and made them count, setting a record with 18 goals in a 27-8 win.  Click below for more on his record-setting performance and other recent record book addi...
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