Entries for August 2018

QB Carving Place in Pittsford Tradition

QB Carving Place in Pittsford Tradition
Friday, August 31, 2018
There’s nothing quite like the return of high school football each new season to small towns in Michigan. There’s something about the way a town buzzes when students, parents and fans put on the spirit wear and make the journey to watch kids they’ve al...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/31/18
Friday, August 31, 2018
Top cross country teams began running into the holiday weekend with championships in the Upper Peninsula and thumb Thursday.
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East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era

East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era
Friday, August 31, 2018
Nick Archer may have stepped away this spring after a championship-filled 41-year career leading East Lansing soccer.  But the mystique he cultivated remains strong – celebrating the coach who started the Trojans’ boys and girls programs and won n...
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Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader

Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader
Thursday, August 30, 2018
If you got the impression that John Dukes has been around Howell football forever, you wouldn’t be far off. His association with the program began before high school.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/30/18
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Battle Creek Harper Creek girls cross country team won an elusive championship Wednesday, while Northville's girls golf team added to its stack of titles won this fall.
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New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools

New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Athletically, the Plymouth-Canton Community School system is like no other. Canton, Plymouth and Salem are the three high schools and all equally share student-athletes, who are randomly assigned to one of the three high schools in seventh grade. This football season t...
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 30, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice explains how Michigan is continuing to experiment with a 40-second play clock in football.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 2 Preview
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Opening week of this high school football season predictably fulfilled anticipation and expectation. The encore should be pretty good, too.
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Dow's Newman Right at Home in Water

Dow's Newman Right at Home in Water
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Claire Newman described her younger self as “a complete amphibian,” and not much has changed as she goes through her teenage years. “I’ve just always felt at home in the water,” the Midland Dow junior said. “It helps me work out my s...
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MHSAA TV Celebrates 10th Anniversary

MHSAA TV Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
It was 10 years ago today that the MHSAA began its current television network efforts by broadcasting a season-opening football game pitting local rivals in small-town setting. Sand Creek High School was hosting Blissfield in what had become a traditional season-o...
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/29/18
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Traverse City West girls golf team continued to shine Tuesday, claiming a tournament title to top our list of the day's most intriguing results.
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This Week in High School Sports: 8/28/18

This Week in High School Sports: 8/28/18
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
This week's show features Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central football standout Tate Hallock and concludes with an "MHSAA Perspective" on keeping the same proper perspective of school sports even as the world changes around us.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/28/18
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Northville girls golf team has been one of the most impressive of any sport in the state as this fall has gotten underway, and it tops today's list after another championship performance. 
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Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 1 in Review
Monday, August 27, 2018
A new season means new beginnings on high school football fields all over Michigan. Every team has a chance to create something memorable, and "Drive for Detroit" checks out some from each region of the state that got off to the quickest starts.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/27/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/27/18
Monday, August 27, 2018
Matchups of the elite in cross country and boys tennis top our non-football list of weekend achievers as we roll into the first day of classes for many around the state.
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Flashback: Midland Makes '68 Title Play

Flashback: Midland Makes '68 Title Play
Sunday, August 26, 2018
It was a sunny, cool late August morning as high school football practice kicked off around the state. The Detroit Tigers were in the midst of a four-game losing streak, their longest to date that World Series-winning season. With 32 games to go, their lead over the Bal...
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Youth Sports: 'Focus on the End User'

Youth Sports: 'Focus on the End User'
Friday, August 24, 2018
As we at the MHSAA work toward promoting the benefits of a multi-sport experience at the high school level, we – with our Multi-Sport Task Force – realize these messages will be most valuable when they reach parents of children at the youth levels.
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Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/18

Today in the MHSAA: 8/24/18
Friday, August 24, 2018
We'll get to the most notable football stories from opening night in Monday's "Drive for Detroit" review, but here's a look at the best of the non-football headlines from Thursday.
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, August 23, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice discusses a pair of rules changes coming to high school football this fall.
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Fall Live Streams Return to MHSAA TV

Fall Live Streams Return to MHSAA TV
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The MHSAA Network gets started for the 2018-19 school year this week, with live streaming football on MHSAA.tv.
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