Entries for September 2012

Making - and Answering - the Call

Making - and Answering - the Call
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Who are these people in the striped shirts, whose best work goes unnoticed, of whom perfection is the expectation and who automatically alienate 50 percent of interested parties each time they make a decision? This first installment from "Making – and Answering ...
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Patience Pays Off for Soaring Orioles

Patience Pays Off for Soaring Orioles
Friday, September 28, 2012
Ludington boys tennis coach Cliff Perez had high hopes for the future. But the challenge during the 2010 season was convincing his players to hang on for it. Two years later, his Orioles are finding out why this fall was worth a short wait.
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He's Got the Goal-den Touch

He's Got the Goal-den Touch
Friday, September 28, 2012
Their games were fueled by typical sibling rivalry. To Lee Chatfield, the endings were humorous. To his two little brothers, more like cruel. Most of their backyard battles ended with youngest brother Aaron in tears. But that frustration no doubt  paid off during ...
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Consequences

Consequences
Friday, September 28, 2012
In “the good ol’ days” order was kept, not just because people prayed in school or taught morality, but because students understood there were consequences for breaking rules.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 6

A Game for Every Fan: Week 6
Friday, September 28, 2012
Time isn't running out yet on the 2012 MHSAA football season. But for those with high aspirations, the time has come to make months of preparation pay off.
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Eagles Senior Shows She's the Bos

Eagles Senior Shows She's the Bos
Thursday, September 27, 2012
At first, Julia Bos competed against herself. She was driven to cut her mile time in sixth grade gym class. These days, she's back to competing against herself, but now as arguably the top runner in the state this fall.
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High 5s: 9/26/2012

High 5s: 9/26/2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We're kicking off the 2011-12 school year with a newly-crowned MHSAA soccer goals leader, arguably the top female cross country runner in the state, and a boys tennis team that's risen from two wins two seasons ago to two wins over top-10 teams this past Saturday.
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Volleyball Mentors Achieve Milestones

Volleyball Mentors Achieve Milestones
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Over the last three weeks, two of Michigan's most successful volleyball coaches ever moved further up the all-time list with milestone victories. On Sept. 8, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley coach Bill Rice became the fifth volleyball coach in MHSAA history to win 1,0...
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Games, Highlights and More at MHSAA.tv

Games, Highlights and More at MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Each week, MHSAA.tv and the School Broadcast Program supply a number of games in multiple sports from all over Michigan. Have only a few minutes? Then check out our highlight package for last week's offerings at the bottom of these listings.
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Week 6 Football Playoff Listing

Week 6 Football Playoff Listing
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the fifth week of the season.
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Flint Loses a Coaching Jewel (Flint Journal)

Flint Loses a Coaching Jewel (Flint Journal)
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Flint sports community lost a longtime contributor Monday, and one that no doubt left heavy hearts all over Michigan. Longtime Flint Powers Catholic coach Jack Pratt died at the age of 84.
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Cutting Kids

Cutting Kids
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
As an athlete, I dreaded the days.  Even when I was a returning starter, I approached with anxiety the page taped to the locker room door that would indicate who made the high school basketball team . . .
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SAC Sounding Off in 2012-13

SAC Sounding Off in 2012-13
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
We get it. We were the students once upon a time as well -- and sometimes, or maybe most of them, you'd much rather hear from one of your peers than another teacher or administrator telling you what's what.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review
Monday, September 24, 2012
Fall officially is upon us. And so is the home stretch of another MHSAA football regular season. So far, one team has qualified for the postseason. Another 73 can do so with a victory this week. And that's only part of the excitement, as many still have chances at leag...
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Did you see that? (9/17-9/23)

Did you see that? (9/17-9/23)
Monday, September 24, 2012
The crowning of a new MHSAA soccer scoring champion and some statewide showdowns in golf and volleyball headline the best of the week that was Sept. 17-23.
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From the President: State of Soccer

From the President: State of Soccer
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Petoskey boys and girls soccer coach Zach Jonker, the first-year president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association, talked with us Friday about all things MHSAA soccer – past, present and future.
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Broncos, Panthers Rally for Vulcans Hero

Broncos, Panthers Rally for Vulcans Hero
Friday, September 21, 2012
Both North Branch football coach Patrick Forster and Birch Run coach Chris Gilliam remember facing Travis Mills when he suited up for the opposing Vassar Vulcans as a talented running back just short of a decade ago.  And that made them more than glad to help out ...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Soccer Coaches President Zach Jonker

MHSA(Q&)A: Soccer Coaches President Zach Jonker
Friday, September 21, 2012
Petoskey coach Zach Jonker leads both the boys and girls programs and also is in his first year as president of the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association. He discusses the state of high school soccer, and especially in regards to the advent of the U.S. Soccer ...
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No. 1 Worries

No. 1 Worries
Friday, September 21, 2012
At the middle school level, coaches have an opportunity to look down the bench for substitutes without first looking up at the scoreboard.
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