Entries for May 2018

Eskymos Rise to Challenges in Repeat

Eskymos Rise to Challenges in Repeat
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Back-to-back Upper Peninsula Division 1 golf championships is a sweet payoff for the Escanaba boys golf team. The Eskymos were the top team again Thursday, after battling a difficult course at Sweetgrass Golf Club, an afternoon heavy downpour and rain delay and the top...
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Champ's Strong Finish Keys Escanaba Run

Champ's Strong Finish Keys Escanaba Run
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Two past Upper Peninsula golf champions went head-to-head here Thursday, and as play stopped for a heavy downpour, the momentum made a tremendous switch after play resumed to help decide the issue. Junior Paxton Johnson of Escanaba used the 30-minute rain delay to turn...
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Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals

Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals
Thursday, May 31, 2018
“If the weatherman is in a co-operative mood, Michigan’s high school athletes, both boys and girls, will wind up another competitive school year Saturday,” wrote Detroit’s premier high school sports scribe, Hal Schram, 40 years ago just prior to ...
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Performance: Schoolcraft's Lydia Goble

Performance: Schoolcraft's Lydia Goble
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Schoolcraft standout shortstop Lydia Goble has enjoyed a career full of highlights, and added to her most memorable over two games May 23 against Delton Kellogg.  Goble drilled three home runs during the doubleheader to set the MHSAA single-season record at 25&nbs...
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West Iron Caps Undefeated Spring Surge

West Iron Caps Undefeated Spring Surge
Thursday, May 31, 2018
It had been a while since the Iron River West Iron County boys tennis team stood at the top of the Upper Peninsula. But Wednesday afternoon, the Wykons finished the climb again.
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Preview: Lineup Packed with Powers

Preview: Lineup Packed with Powers
Thursday, May 31, 2018
A number of familiar faces will return to the Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals this weekend – and the frequent contenders are expected to battle again in three of four divisions.  But a pair of hopefuls are looking to join the powers with their first MHSA...
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/18

Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/18
Thursday, May 31, 2018
In addition to Upper Peninsula Finals played in tennis and golf (with coverage found on Second Half), Lower Peninsula tournaments continued Wednesday topped by a historic win for Northville boys lacrosse.
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Rain Can't Soak Olivier, Negaunee 3-Peats

Rain Can't Soak Olivier, Negaunee 3-Peats
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
What rain delay? A pause in the action due to the elements for more than two hours failed to slow down Marquette junior Alec Olivier on Wednesday as he earned his third consecutive No. 1 singles tennis title.
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Wykons Follow Bociek on Dominating Run

Wykons Follow Bociek on Dominating Run
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Trey Bociek found a pretty efficient way to get around Oak Crest Golf Course on Wednesday. The sophomore simply played bombs away off the tee, pounding his drives some 280 to 300 yards with deadly accuracy over the rolling, tree-lined 5,903 yards.
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Dube, Painesdale-Jeffers Rule in UPD2

Dube, Painesdale-Jeffers Rule in UPD2
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Payton Dube has had an extremely busy spring sports season at Hancock High School. On Wednesday, the sophomore capped off one of her two sports by winning medalist honors at the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final.
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Great Clips of the Week: 5/30/2018

Great Clips of the Week: 5/30/2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features Holland Christian's Jacob Spaulding driving in the walk-off winning run against Zeeland East in the ninth inning.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/30/18

Today in the MHSAA: 5/30/18
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
A handful of colossal upsets and some courageous play highlighted the first night of Districts in three sports and Regional Finals in boys lacrosse Tuesday.
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/29/18

Today in the MHSAA: 5/29/18
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association annual meets highlighted a busy weekend on the cusp of the busiest playoff week in Michigan high school sports.
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Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland

Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Team-building, and self-sacrifice for those teammates, are among the many lessons taught through educational athletics. Portland junior golfer Ethan Getchell has picked them up quickly.
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Spring Finals, Instant Downloads Launch

Spring Finals, Instant Downloads Launch
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Fans watching live video streams of MHSAA Spring Championships will be able to take advantage of a new feature on the NFHS Network beginning with Saturday’s coverage of the MHSAA Track & Field Finals – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard.
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Sweating the Small Stuff - #1

Sweating the Small Stuff - #1
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Even if the planners choose a path of least resistance for a national event, the devil will be found in the details.
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Performance: East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison

Performance: East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison
Friday, May 25, 2018
East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison, the reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion in discus and runner-up in shot put, earned the opportunity to compete for those titles again with a pair of Regional championships May 18 at Lansing Waverly while also earning the Michiga...
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Powerful Kennedy Surges Into HR Chase

Powerful Kennedy Surges Into HR Chase
Friday, May 25, 2018
Julia Kennedy isn’t worried about whether or not she finishes as the all-time home run leader in Michigan prep softball history.  While it’s been a lot of fun chasing the top rung on the ladder, Kennedy has tried not to focus on hitting the long ball.
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Powers Charges On After Milestone Win

Powers Charges On After Milestone Win
Friday, May 25, 2018
Art Moody practices what he preaches. His sermon often reiterates the common sports mantra of taking things one game at a time. So as he was about to finish off win No. 200 as girls soccer coach at Flint Powers Catholic last week, he saw it as it was, a regular-season ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/18

Today in the MHSAA: 5/25/18
Friday, May 25, 2018
The last afternoon of regular-season competition for most Michigan high school teams saw a few final league championship celebrations heading into the holiday weekend and with the busiest five-day stretch on the MHSAA calendar up next. 
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