Entries for August 2012

Builders

Builders
Friday, August 31, 2012
In a world where people seem often to be tearing things down, he said, “These programs build things up.”
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To Ford Field, and Home Again

To Ford Field, and Home Again
Friday, August 31, 2012
The last time Lansing Catholic and Pewamo-Westphalia's football teams had suited up, it was under the bright lights of Ford Field for last season's MHSAA Finals. The reigning Division 5 and 7 runners-up, respectively, returned to the field Aug. 24 in a season opener a...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Football Coaches Jim Ahern and Brad Weber

MHSA(Q&)A: Football Coaches Jim Ahern and Brad Weber
Friday, August 31, 2012
For the first time in their coaching careers, Pewamo-Westphalia football coach Brad Weber and Lansing Catholic's Jim Ahern returned to the sideline this fall after trips to the MHSAA Finals.
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Redwings Ready to Open New Nest

Redwings Ready to Open New Nest
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Those who have watched a football game at St. Johns High School in the past easily could get lost trying to find the Redwings' home this fall. That's tongue-in-cheek, of course. But it is not an exaggeration on how much the school has improved its stadium, which will ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 2

A Game for Every Fan: Week 2
Thursday, August 30, 2012
It's part of the intrigue of high school football: At no other level of the sport is there as much roster turnover from year to year, or so many teams with the potential to shine when August begins. The latest proof? Last season's MHSAA finalists (11 and 8-player) went...
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Perspective: Football Rules Revisited

Perspective: Football Rules Revisited
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A number of new football rules were introduced during last week's season openers around the state.  In this week's MHSAA Perspective, we explain those regulations taking effect this fall.
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Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra

Highlight Reel: East Lansing's Faymous Tyra
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
East Lansing's Faymous Tyra helped the Trojans light up the Haslett scoreboard quickly in Friday's season opener by taking the first kickoff of 2012 back to the Vikings' 2-yard line. See that clip here -- and help us show everyone your favorite highlights from any spor...
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Watch MHSAA Football Here

Watch MHSAA Football Here
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Schools all over Michigan are again broadcasting athletic events for MHSAA.tv, and there's plenty of note from the football season's opening week. Here's what's on, plus links to MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on Fox Sports Detroit and the Comcast/Xfinity game this wee...
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Summer Safety

Summer Safety
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Some critics may focus on what they can’t do in the summer; but clearly, there’s much they can do, and it’s all designed to help players improve and excel in a safe environment.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 27, 2012
Two months from now, the majority of successes and failures from the opening weekend of high school football won't have made or broken most of the more than 600 teams playing in the MHSAA this fall.  But players, coaches and fans all over the state will still b...
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Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)

Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)
Friday, August 24, 2012
LaMarr Woodley was a football star at Saginaw High long before he went on to the University of Michigan and now the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's given students in his hometown the same opportunity for accomplishment without the cost they would've otherwise incurred this ...
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A Legacy Begins in Greenville

A Legacy Begins in Greenville
Friday, August 24, 2012
Curtis Heppe has no idea what to expect, but a few guesses and a dream or two of how it will feel tonight to lead his teammates into Greenville's Legacy Field for the first time. “It’s going to be electric, for sure. It’s a new vibe. It’s high-te...
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Monkey Business

Monkey Business
Friday, August 24, 2012
The most important thing about a story, and about a person, is what you don’t know, which gets to the heart of the weakness of much of modern media.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 1

A Game for Every Fan: Week 1
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It matters not where you live in this state; there's a high school football game worth watching only a short drive away. Here's a look at some of the best this opening weekend, broken down into seven regions covering the Lower and Upper Peninsulas.
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Changing Culture

Changing Culture
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I have been convicted to think more about programs under our watch . . . and to think about how local school sports programs can be involved in improving the safe culture of our schools.
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Records Report: Rams Star Tops in G-Lax

Records Report: Rams Star Tops in G-Lax
Friday, August 17, 2012
Rockford grad Andi Raymond is the most prolific scorer in the young history of MHSAA girls lacrosse, with her accomplishments from 2007-10 now entered into the MHSAA record books. Check out the highlights from the latest additions for her sport, as well as softball, wr...
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Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
Friday, August 17, 2012
Any system that allows such lavish expenditures on the sports program and its personalities the way it is allowed in NCAA Division 1 football and basketball will continue to have serious problems . . .
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Changing of the Capital Guard

Changing of the Capital Guard
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Who would I pick to coach a Lansing area boys basketball Dream Team? Sportswriters get a lot of questions like that, from radio hosts or fans, or roommates who grew up nearby. To not offend the other coaching friends I’d made in my decade-plus in Lansing, I kept ...
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What We Do

What We Do
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
That person will usually be incredulous when we respond (to a suggestion) that the project or problem is beyond the authority of the MHSAA or beyond the capacity of the MHSAA’s resources.
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Heads and Heat

Heads and Heat
Friday, August 10, 2012
We are engaged in very serious discussions. They’re not only complicated, with unintended negative consequences possible . . . they’re also a matter of life and death.
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