Entries for June 2017

Show of Hands

Show of Hands
Friday, June 30, 2017
... when we consider any of these things in Michigan, we need much better rationale than a show of hands.
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Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable

Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Dawn Forter will never forget Brooklyn Woelmer’s knowing smile with Ida’s championship hopes one strike from being dashed. The senior shortstop faced reigning champion Richmond and a two-strike count, her team down 3-1 with two outs in the seventh inning of...
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Brown City Standout Joins Spiking Elite

Brown City Standout Joins Spiking Elite
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Brown City senior Becki Krause finished off a celebrated three-season varsity career with a memorable run last fall, leading her team to its first Class C championship game and a runner-up finish. Click to learn more about her accomplishments and see more rec...
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Pilgrims Pair Leads Semifinal Journey

Pilgrims Pair Leads Semifinal Journey
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Lansing Christian’s boys basketball team reached the Class D Semifinals this past season in part on the efforts of two four-year seniors whose accomplishments are now recorded among the notable in MHSAA history. Click to find out more about those achievements and...
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Planning Period

Planning Period
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I have come to count on and enjoy three times of the year which serve as the major planning periods for my work at the Michigan High School Athletic Association. 
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2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders

2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders
Monday, June 26, 2017
Three athletic directors who have taken leading roles in important areas of educational athletics – Rockford’s Tim Erickson, Bay City Central’s Morley Fraser and Mattawan’s Ken Mohney – have been named recipients of the Michigan High School...
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2016-17 Parade of Champions

2016-17 Parade of Champions
Friday, June 23, 2017
Birch Run, Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Plymouth Christian Academy and Zeeland East celebrated their first Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships this school year. Total, 97 schools won one or more of the 129 Finals titles awarded during ...
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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Friday, June 23, 2017
Across the U.S. this summer, school-age football players are flocking to camps conducted by colleges and commercial interests. They get outfitted in full gear and launch themselves into drills and skills work.
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Performance: St Mary's Meghan Beaubien

Performance: St Mary's Meghan Beaubien
Thursday, June 22, 2017
One of the most successful careers in MHSAA softball history came to a close Saturday with one last major feat extending an incredible list.  Senior Meghan Beaubien pitched Monroe St. Mary to a third straight Division 3 championship, striking out 16 and allowing t...
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2017-18 Officials Registration Underway

2017-18 Officials Registration Underway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2017-18 school year.
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School Sports’ Influence

School Sports’ Influence
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
He knows that school sports still matters mightily to kids, and that those in charge of local school sports programs still yield great power over young people.
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St Patrick Return Ends in 1st-Time Celebration

St Patrick Return Ends in 1st-Time Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A team that took a year to complete the journey against one that could be starting down the same path.  A year ago, Portland St. Patrick lost in the Division 4 Final. On Saturday, the Shamrocks delivered.
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St Mary's Wins Again to Cap Ace's Career

St Mary's Wins Again to Cap Ace's Career
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Something had to give in Saturday’s Division 3 Final between Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central and Napoleon. All-state pitcher Meghan Beaubien, in 33 innings at Michigan State in Semifinal and Finals action over the last three seasons before Saturday, had allowed ...
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Top-Ranked Rangers Finish Run to #1

Top-Ranked Rangers Finish Run to #1
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central girls soccer coach Jeremy Stacy technically had an MHSAA championship on his coaching resume before Saturday, but he wasn’t there that day to experience it. In his first year leading the Rangers’ program back in 2008, Stacy...
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Finals Pitchers' Duel Falls Foley's Way

Finals Pitchers' Duel Falls Foley's Way
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Mason Minzey’s two-out, two-run triple in the fifth inning was the difference Saturday as Madison Heights Bishop Foley defeated Traverse City St. Francis, 3-0, in the Division 3 Final at McLane Baseball Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University. It was t...
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No Just-Miss This Time for Champ Inland Lakes

No Just-Miss This Time for Champ Inland Lakes
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Indian River Inland Lakes didn’t want to leave Michigan State with that same feeling it had a year ago after falling 1-0 to Unionville-Sebewaing in the Division 4 Final. This time around, the Bulldogs combined extra-base power with more solid pitching to claim th...
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Pilgrims Convert, Claim Elusive Soccer Prize

Pilgrims Convert, Claim Elusive Soccer Prize
Saturday, June 17, 2017
About three weeks ago, Lansing Christian girls soccer coach Joel Vande Kopple said junior goalkeeper Lynn Cullens came to him at practice with what couldn’t have been classified as uplifting words. “She says, ‘Coach, we are not going to win a state ch...
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Pitching Aces Deliver Lakeshore Title

Pitching Aces Deliver Lakeshore Title
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Baseball purists would have loved it. Almost as much as Stevensville Lakeshore coach Mark Nate did. Max Gaishin won a classic pitchers’ duel with Alex Dingee on Saturday as Lakeshore defeated Bay City John Glenn, 1-0, in the MHSAA Division 2 championship game at ...
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Return Trip Ends with Dakota's 1st Title

Return Trip Ends with Dakota's 1st Title
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Macomb Dakota had unfinished business at the Division 1 Softball Final against Grandville on Saturday at Michigan State. The Cougars lost in last year’s Final, 4-0, to Farmington Hills Mercy while pursuing their first MHSAA title. But they earned another shot thi...
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Performance: Cranbrook's Isabelle Scane

Performance: Cranbrook's Isabelle Scane
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Already Michigan’s all-time leading high school goal-scorer with a season to play, Isabelle Scane finished her junior year with seven goals – tying for second most in an MHSAA Final – as Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood won in sudden victory 17-16 ...
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