Entries for May 2017

Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders

Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Neither Frank Sumbera nor Dan Griesbaum were raised in Grosse Pointe.  But no one, at least at the high school level, has done more to enhance and promote baseball in the Pointes than this long-serving pair.
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Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play

Lelito's Work Helps St Clair Athletes Play
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
If not for sports, Tim Lelito isn’t sure he would have finished high school. Now that he’s entering his fifth season in the National Football League, Lelito is doing what he can to make sure kids in St. Clair County don’t have to worry about that.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/17

Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
This spring’s first night of baseball, softball and girls soccer Districts enjoyed more drama than usual, with a number of upsets changing how brackets were expected to look this weekend – especially in the Bay City and Oakland County areas.
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Watch Track Finals Live on MHSAA TV

Watch Track Finals Live on MHSAA TV
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Three straight weekends of MHSAA Spring Championships action on MHSAA.tv begin Saturday (June 3) with exclusive live video coverage of the MHSAA Track & Field Finals.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/30/17

Today in the MHSAA: 5/30/17
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The last weekend before the busiest sports week of the school year still had plenty of action, as the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association hosted its team championship meets and a home run record was tied in softball.
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Correctable Error?

Correctable Error?
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
A decade has passed since the court-ordered change in several sports seasons for Michigan high schools.
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Middleville T-K Aims to Make Playoff Splash

Middleville T-K Aims to Make Playoff Splash
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
When talking about perennial girls soccer powerhouses in the Grand Rapids area, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg might not be the first that comes to mind. However, the rural school located south of the big city is beginning to make a name for itself on the pitch.
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Coldwater Sends 7 Shot Putters to Finals

Coldwater Sends 7 Shot Putters to Finals
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Individually, Coldwater’s shot putters might not be the most sizable guys muscling up to the pit at this weekend’s MHSAA Track & Field Finals. But as a group, the Cardinals might be the largest ever to advance to championship weekend – and perhaps...
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Stoney Creek Leaders Speak Up to Save Lives

Stoney Creek Leaders Speak Up to Save Lives
Friday, May 26, 2017
The crowd for Rochester Hills Stoney Creek’s boys basketball game against rival Rochester was as rowdy as could be hoped for most of the evening Feb. 28. But it fell silent during halftime as Stoney Creek juniors Nate Davis, Kevin Price and Isabella Ubaydi spoke ...
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Sorgi-Led Blanket Drive Spreads Support

Sorgi-Led Blanket Drive Spreads Support
Friday, May 26, 2017
The design was the same, the pattern was one they’d used, and the little girl had received her blanket right around Christmas while undergoing cancer treatments. Nikki Sorgi has no way of knowing for sure if the blanket is one of more than 400 she, her older sist...
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Tournament Divisions

Tournament Divisions
Friday, May 26, 2017
The objection of smaller schools to the equal divisions format in these sports has diminished over time as the Class D enrollment range has shrunk. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/26/17

Today in the MHSAA: 5/26/17
Friday, May 26, 2017
The last major night of league track & field meets statewide saw another group of champions crowned, led by Adrian Madison’s girls for the 11th straight season.
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Performance: Gaylord's Brendon Gouin

Performance: Gaylord's Brendon Gouin
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Gaylord sophomore Brendon Gouin strung together four straight individual first places over the last two weeks to lead his team on a similarly stunning streak of success. From May 11-18, Gouin finished first at four straight 18-hole events, going lowest with a 68 at t...
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Norris Spikes Way to All-Time Greatness

Norris Spikes Way to All-Time Greatness
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Corunna’s Meredith Norris ended a celebrated career in the fall by winning the Miss Volleyball Award – and delivering the last of 18 entries in the MHSAA record book. Click below for details and more recent record book entries in baseball, boys an...
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/17

Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/17
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Last-minute goals tipped the statewide drama toward boys lacrosse and girls soccer Wednesday, as the Regional tournament continued in the former and league titles were awarded on the pitch.
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Chance to Touch Lives 'Drives' Huron's Sesi

Chance to Touch Lives 'Drives' Huron's Sesi
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Once, a bag was filled with ants. Others had dead mice. Another time, a duck bit her. But a few funny memories were worth the opportunity for Sesi to meet and help an untold number of people, beginning when she was 6 years old – truly a life’s work so far f...
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State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish

 State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Khance Meyers is widely regarded as the fastest sprinter in the state. The East Kentwood senior track star will attempt to live up to that billing next weekend when he competes in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/24/17

Today in the MHSAA: 5/24/17
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
This list can get pretty long this time of year as we try to link up to all of the coverage of league, District and Regional championships – almost as long, relatively speaking, as the 14-year league title streaks enjoyed by the Beal City baseball, Big Rapids boys...
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Ottinger's 'Organ Game' a Slam Dunk

Ottinger's 'Organ Game' a Slam Dunk
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Every time Justice Ottinger sees one of the neon green T-shirts he designed on a student in the hallways at Newaygo High, he remembers fondly the “Ball Is Life, Organs Are Too” basketball game he planned this winter as an intern in the school’s athleti...
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Vicksburg Not Done After Historic Run

Vicksburg Not Done After Historic Run
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The first time Grace Stock played softball, she absolutely hated it. The Vicksburg senior was just 8 or 9 at the time, and that dislike lasted all of one game.
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