Entries for August 2017

This Week in High School Sports: 9/1/17

This Week in High School Sports: 9/1/17
Thursday, August 31, 2017
This latest edition of "This Week In High School Sports" features the reigning champion Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart girls cross country team and concludes with an "MHSAA Perspective" that explains away an incorrect report on the health of Michigan high school football.
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Be the Referee: Pop-Up Onside Kicks

Be the Referee: Pop-Up Onside Kicks
Thursday, August 31, 2017
This week, "Be the Referee" with MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains an onside kicking technique no longer allowed as the second of a three-part series on football rules changes for 2017.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/17
Thursday, August 31, 2017
A pair of state-ranked volleyball teams and a reigning cross country champion made our list of headliners heading into the start of the holiday weekend. 
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Milford Racing to Spell Victory Again

Milford Racing to Spell Victory Again
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Cross Country at Milford is not so much a sport as it is a way of life. That might sound a tad overstated. But you would have a difficult time convincing Nicole Gringling.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The break was short for many teams heading into Week 2 of this football season. While last week’s openers were mostly split between Thursday and Friday, nearly all of Michigan’s teams will play this week’s games tonight in advance of the Labor Day hol...
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Short Week not Short on Broadcasts

Short Week not Short on Broadcasts
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Some great early-season football games will be featured this week on the State Champs! Sports Network Extra Point – powered by the Michigan High School Athletic Association – Saturday at 10 a.m. on FOX Sports Detroit.
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'Check-in Champ' Back with More Prizes

'Check-in Champ' Back with More Prizes
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association and SuperFanHigh have again launched the "Check-in Champ" app to allow students, faculty, alumni, community members and all fans to earn prizes and college scholarships by showing support for high school football teams. And...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/17
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Two of Michigan's strongest girls swimming & diving programs top today's list of headliners, with six sports getting at least one spot in the daily "Top 10." 
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Caro's Albrecht Proves to be Quick Study

Caro's Albrecht Proves to be Quick Study
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Before the first cross country race of his life, Yami Albrecht stepped to the starting line without much of a plan. Then a freshman at Caro, Albrecht knew he could run, but didn’t know how to pace himself over the course of a 5K or what type of strategy to employ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/17
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
We lead things off today with a feature on one of Michigan's top basketball players also starring on the football field.
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Enhancing Public Health

Enhancing Public Health
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
In school sports – educational athletics – we also have the objective that students learn habits of a healthy lifestyle they can carry into adulthood.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 28, 2017
Does anyone remember a more eventful opening weekend than the one Michigan fans enjoyed these last few days? The 2017 high school kickoff had it all, and our "Drive for Detroit" review wraps up the headlining Week 1 performances from all over our state. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/17
Monday, August 28, 2017
A trio of cross country girls standouts ran the state's best times in nearly a decade, all in the same race, while a boys tennis power downed two reigning MHSAA champions at one tournament.
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Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later

Football Kicks Off Again, 129 Years Later
Monday, August 28, 2017
Buried in the text on the fourth page of the Saturday, October 27, 1888, Detroit Free Press is a single, concise sentence bearing a minimum amount of detail: “The Windsor foot ball team will play the Detroit High School team this afternoon at 3.” ...
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East Jackson Off to Record-Setting Start

East Jackson Off to Record-Setting Start
Friday, August 25, 2017
The East Jackson girls golf team is riding an impressive three-tournament streak. And the Trojans have yet to win a title. In each of East Jackson’s three tournaments this season, it has broken the 18-hole school record, which was 397 coming into the season. Then...
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This Week in High School Sports: 8/25/17

This Week in High School Sports: 8/25/17
Friday, August 25, 2017
The first edition of "This Week In High School Sports" for 2017-18 features the findings of the MHSAA’s 2016-17 Concussion report, addresses a rules change to blind side blocking in football and concludes with an "MHSAA Perspective" about referee Steve Johnson, wh...
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One Concussion Conclusion

One Concussion Conclusion
Friday, August 25, 2017
It may be that girls sustain more concussions than boys, or that girls are more forthcoming in reporting than boys are, or both.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/17

Today in the MHSAA: 8/25/17
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday was opening night of football season, of course. We'll get to those results with Monday's "Drive for Detroit" summary; meanwhile, a number of other teams in other sports were in action as well and we also want to share some solid reporting on head injury preven...
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#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100

#TBT: Watervliet, Coloma Make it 100
Thursday, August 24, 2017
On a cloudy August night in 2009, with overcast skies similar to what many across Michigan are seeing this afternoon, Coloma and Watervliet played the 100th game of what continues to be one of the longest series in MHSAA football history. Coloma won that 2009 seas...
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Be the Referee: Blindside Blocks

Be the Referee: Blindside Blocks
Thursday, August 24, 2017
This week, "Be the Referee" returns with the first of a three-part series on football rules changes for 2017, this one on blindside blocking. 
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