Entries for June 2014

Our Laboratory

Our Laboratory
Friday, June 27, 2014
Of course, one of life’s most bountiful laboratories of failure is sports. 
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Valuable Victories

Valuable Victories
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Without rules of eligibility and competition, and opponents playing by the very same rules, there is no validity in moving the ball to the goal.
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Fresh Air

Fresh Air
Friday, June 20, 2014
What we have in school sports that none of the so-called more “prestigious” brands of sports offer is fresh air.
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2014-15 Advisory Council Kicks Off

2014-15 Advisory Council Kicks Off
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The MHSAA's Student Advisory Council met for the first time Tuesday for its annual 24-hour leadership camp at Mystic Lake near Farwell.  Check out this "Flipagram" from the MHSAA's Instagram page to see some of what these 16 students experienced during t...
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Officials Registration Open

Officials Registration Open
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2014-15 school year and hopes to continue building on a program started in 2012 and aimed at recruiting new officials from high schools’ current ...
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Football Finals Re-Airing This Week

Football Finals Re-Airing This Week
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The championship games of the 2013 MHSAA 11-Player Football Playoffs will have encore presentations on FOX Sports Detroit in the week ahead.
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Parade of Champions 2013-14

Parade of Champions 2013-14
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
A total of 99 schools won one or more of the 127 team Finals championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2013-14 school year – with six programs winning the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools. T...
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The Best Is Yet To Come

The Best Is Yet To Come
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
"I hope you will visit us, but not too long or too often. You need to get on with your lives.”
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Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons

Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hits? Who needs hits? Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett had just three hits Saturday. But it used just about every other conceivable way to reach base, move runners along, and get them home in downing Decatur, 9-0, in the MHSAA Division 3 Final at McLane Baseball ...
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Northville = Perfection in D1 Soccer

Northville = Perfection in D1 Soccer
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Good things come in twos for Northville girls soccer, but even better in fours. Like MHSAA championships in 1984, 2004 and now 2014.
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Rogers City Makes Dream Come True

Rogers City Makes Dream Come True
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Nikki Radke and Morgan Hall couldn’t have dreamed up a better senior season. Rogers City has been out for revenge ever since Kalamazoo Christian eliminated the Hurons in last year’s Division 4 Semifinal.
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Rematch Goes to Calvin Christian Again

Rematch Goes to Calvin Christian Again
Saturday, June 14, 2014
A nearly identical repeat Saturday created a three-peat for Grandville Calvin Christian in the MHSAA Division 4 girls soccer championship game at Mason High School.
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Comeback Crusaders Come Through

Comeback Crusaders Come Through
Saturday, June 14, 2014
It was not a premonition, but Hudsonville Unity Christian girls soccer coach Randy Heethuis picked the right tape to show his players at a team dinner Friday night. It might have provided the added spark needed as Unity Christian rallied from a 1-0 halftime defici...
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Gull Lake Embraces 2nd Straight Title

Gull Lake Embraces 2nd Straight Title
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The postgame victory hugs late Saturday afternoon were twice as tight this time around and lasted just a little bit longer. Junior midfielder Mickey Hostetler received hers from coach Jeff Corstange, as did junior defender Hayley Buckhout, senior goalkeeper Maggie Har...
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New Lothrop 'Nails' Down 1st Title

New Lothrop 'Nails' Down 1st Title
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Beal City did something it hadn’t done in a long time, relatively speaking. New Lothrop did something for the first time, ever.
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Gladstone Follows 'Rally Girl' to D3 Win

Gladstone Follows 'Rally Girl' to D3 Win
Saturday, June 14, 2014
On Friday, Gladstone pitcher Tinner Sharon gave up back-to-back home runs to Coloma in the seventh inning before the Braves came back in the eighth to win their MHSAA Division 3 Semifinal. On Saturday, Sharon found herself in a similar position – and was anything...
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Coach's Hunch Proves True for Lakeshore

Coach's Hunch Proves True for Lakeshore
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Denny Dock remembers looking at his team midway through the regular season and thinking, “We’re on the verge of being something special.” It turns out, the Stevensville Lakeshore coach in his 25th year was right.
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Reigning D1 Champ Posts Record Result

Reigning D1 Champ Posts Record Result
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Same school, same uniforms. But an almost entirely different cast. And a piece of MHSAA baseball history.
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Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run

Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hannah Leppek tried not to think about last year. Easier said than done. After leading and then losing last year’s Division 1 championship game to Mattawan, Leppek was determined not to let this one slip away.
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Oilers Add to Decade of Dominance

Oilers Add to Decade of Dominance
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Aaron Leasher didn’t need a whole lot of run support. Still, it was a nice luxury to have as the senior left-hander tossed a four-hitter Saturday in leading Mount Pleasant to a 7-2 win over Richmond in the MHSAA Division 2 Final at McLane Baseball Stadium on the...
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