Entries for June 2018

My Privilege

My Privilege
Friday, June 29, 2018
For years I’ve concluded most of my correspondence with the phrase, “It’s a privilege to serve you.” I’ve meant it.
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Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ

Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home. But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...
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Leading with Heart

Leading with Heart
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
The past 32 years have shaded my hair and softened my waist; and while the years have also toughened my hide, they have not hardened my heart.
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MHSAA Building Named for Retiring Director

MHSAA Building Named for Retiring Director
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
To recognize 32 years of leadership and service to Michigan educational athletics, the MHSAA Representative Council  has named its home office in East Lansing after longtime Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts, who will retire in August. The dedi...
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Bucs' Standout Earns Raves for Saves

Bucs' Standout Earns Raves for Saves
Monday, June 25, 2018
After spending four seasons stopping opponents from finding the net, former Grand Haven boys lacrosse goalie Gabe Liebetreu can be found 28 times in the MHSAA record book. Find out where and read on for recent MHSAA records entries in baseball, girls and boys basketbal...
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Hard Fun

Hard Fun
Friday, June 22, 2018
What the very best classrooms and competitive athletic and activity programs do is challenge students.
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Performance: Lansing Christian's Kasey Jamieson

Performance: Lansing Christian's Kasey Jamieson
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Four-time all-state forward Kasey Jamieson capped her career Friday with the lone goal of Lansing Christian's 1-0 Division 4 championship game victory over Kalamazoo Christian, earning the final Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week” for 2017...
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#TBT: 1st UP Regional Sends Vulcan Star

#TBT: 1st UP Regional Sends Vulcan Star
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A runner who starred 90 years ago for a western Upper Peninsula high school that closed long ago surely won’t jog many memories these days. But Lawrence Pedo’s accomplishments in 1928 were noteworthy and remain memorable as we turn the page on another sprin...
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2017-18 Parade of Champions

2017-18 Parade of Champions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A total of 98 schools won one or more of the 129 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during 2017-18, including one school that won both its first and then second Finals titles of all time. Hart’s girls cross country team celebrate...
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Great Clips of the Week: 6/21/18

Great Clips of the Week: 6/21/18
Thursday, June 21, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features Bloomfield Hills Marian's Jansen Eichenlaub driving for a goal against Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern in the MHSAA Division 2 Girls Soccer Final.
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Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success

Lyons Shows Way to All-Around Success
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
There have been a ton of awards and accomplishments recognizing the high school career of Laura Lyons, but the recent Lake Linden-Hubbell graduate remains extremely well grounded. "I have to prioritize. You have to focus on things you want to do," she said, listing sch...
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Concussion Care Special Awarded Emmy

Concussion Care Special Awarded Emmy
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Yellow Flag Productions – which produces State Champs! Sports Network – and FOX Sports Detroit received a Michigan Emmy Award on Saturday for their “Concussions and the Modern Athlete” program that detailed the effects of concussions in athletics...
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Bush Awards Honor 4 for Dedication

Bush Awards Honor 4 for Dedication
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Three athletic directors who have provided decades of memory-making opportunities for student-athletes and a member of the media who is beloved for documenting those moments have been named recipients of the MHSAA’s Allen W. Bush Award.
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2018-19 Officials Registration Underway

2018-19 Officials Registration Underway
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The MHSAA is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2018-19 school year. The MHSAA annually receives registration by more than 9,500 officials, and had 9,816 during the 2017-18 school year. 
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The Past, Present and Future of Golf

The Past, Present and Future of Golf
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Think you might want to hire a person for a job? Then take that person golfing. Observe. 
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Ace Paces Richard's Championship Triumph

Ace Paces Richard's Championship Triumph
Saturday, June 16, 2018
He’d seen a dropped third strike 100 times before Saturday’s championship game. Excuse Riverview Gabriel Richard’s Matthew Silka for getting caught up in the moment.
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Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish

Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish
Saturday, June 16, 2018
It was a big day for the Centreville softball team. After a long wait, the Bulldogs were finally able to see the sequel to "Incredibles." Oh, and they also won the first MHSAA Division 4 softball championship in school history.
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Upton Hoists Beal City Back to Top of D4

Upton Hoists Beal City Back to Top of D4
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Don’t get Beal City senior Brett Upton wrong. He wants all the attention on himself – in the biggest of moments. But he’s the first to deflect the credit to his teammates.
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Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title

Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wendy Goodline hadn’t given up hope Saturday with her Coloma softball team trailing by four runs after five innings. But she had started to reflect on how good her team’s season had been, win or lose.
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Marian Extends Title, Unbeaten Streaks

Marian Extends Title, Unbeaten Streaks
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Usually, goals scored during the final minute of a half are considered backbreakers. But there might have to be new terminology for what Bloomfield Hills Marian’s girls soccer team did in the final minute of the first half of Saturday’s Division 2 Final at ...
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