Entries for July 2017

Before the Bridge: Class E & the UP

Before the Bridge: Class E & the UP
Monday, July 31, 2017
The stories are worthy of the silver screen. Long lost legends of lore, forgotten by most in the Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Absurd anecdotes of basketball played behind glass, and out-of-bounds lines painted on walls. Tales of overlooked places like Trena...
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Longtime Official to Receive Medal of Honor

Longtime Official to Receive Medal of Honor
Monday, July 31, 2017
South Haven's James C. McCloughan, a longtime MHSAA wrestling official and coach of multiple sports, will receive the Medal of Honor this afternoon for service in 1969 in Vietnam. McCloughan, also a retired teacher from South Haven High School, previously received mult...
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MHSAA Provides Hot Weather Reminders

MHSAA Provides Hot Weather Reminders
Monday, July 31, 2017
As summer turns toward the beginning of fall sports practices next week, the MHSAA is providing a familiar but vital reminder that student-athletes need to prepare for activity in the hot weather that traditionally accompanies the beginning of August and the first train...
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Hat Trick

Hat Trick
Friday, July 28, 2017
There is one initiative that scores a hat trick. It’s the MHSAA Task Force on Multi-Sport Participation.
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Classes Still Create Hoosier Hysteria

Classes Still Create Hoosier Hysteria
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Twenty years ago, Bloomington North High School won the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys basketball championship, defeating Delta 75-54 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The date, March 22, 1997, is at the same time revered and disdained by traditionalists ...
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Add, Subtract, Divide, Multiply: MHSAA Not Alone

Add, Subtract, Divide, Multiply: MHSAA Not Alone
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
As the MHSAA faces its most recent classification task with 8-Player Football, and opinions continue to swirl about as to the method, timeframe, location and other procedures, a look around the country provides plenty of company among state association brethren factorin...
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Bridgman Bats Earn Homes in History

Bridgman Bats Earn Homes in History
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A pair of Bridgman underclassmen helped the Bees to their first MHSAA team record book listing for softball this spring, while also earning individual entries as well. Click below to see where they rank and also to check out more recent record additions in softball and...
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New Math: Division & Multiplication Problems

New Math: Division & Multiplication Problems
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
High school tournament classifications went viral before there was social media and most of us knew what “viral” meant. Much as a virus infects computers today or has created epidemics of disease around the world for centuries, high school tournament classi...
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The Definition

The Definition
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The programs are extracurricular: after the school day is when they should usually occur, and they are after academics in importance.
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Class in Session: A History in Classification

Class in Session: A History in Classification
Monday, July 24, 2017
The addition of a second division for 8-player football this fall and the end to traditional classes for volleyball and basketball after 2017-18 have created plenty of recent buzz. There is much to be decided to be sure; but as those in education are well aware, history...
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Shores' Title Tide Rolls to Record Book

Shores' Title Tide Rolls to Record Book
Monday, July 24, 2017
A spring that saw Muskegon Mona Shores accomplish its first perfect regular season in school history and first District title since 2007 has been followed up with entries for three players in the MHSAA record book. Click to see where they rank in the girls so...
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Prime the Pump

Prime the Pump
Friday, July 21, 2017
“You can’t prime the pump with water that’s already run down creek.”
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Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17

Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Just under half of high schools responding to an annual MHSAA survey assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics in 2016-17, making it the first school year since 2009-10 that fewer than 50 percent of respondents reported not charging student...
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Zeeland East's TerHaar Leads Hit Parade

Zeeland East's TerHaar Leads Hit Parade
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trevor TerHaar’s Zeeland East baseball career ended this spring in a 3-1 District loss to Hudsonville Unity Christian. But it also concluded with an MHSAA record for hits in a season. Click below for more recent record book additions in football, girls lacrosse, ...
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Well Before Their Time

Well Before Their Time
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It should be noted that the pioneering leaders of schools and school sports in Michigan were bold, cutting-edge administrators, far ahead of their time in many ways.
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Valuable Volunteers

Valuable Volunteers
Friday, July 14, 2017
I can attend the same event several years in a row and see most of the same volunteers serving year after year. 
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Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip

Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Enrollment in Michigan High School Athletic Association member high schools continued a trend of slight declines in 2016-17. But participation in sports held firm as records were set in three of the 28 sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the MHSAA.
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Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena

Finals to Continue at USA Hockey Arena
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The MHSAA Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals will continue to be played at USA Hockey Arena through at least 2022 thanks to a five-year extension confirmed today. The arena, in Plymouth, has hosted the season’s championship weekend since 2003. The Semifinals and Fi...
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News Unfiltered

News Unfiltered
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Today, meaningful matters often get buried in trivia while the most inane and inaccurate stories and comments can go viral overnight.
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Basketball Finals to Re-Air This Week

Basketball Finals to Re-Air This Week
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The championship games of the 2017 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health, will receive encore airings this week on FOX Sports Detroit.
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