Entries for September 2013

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review
Monday, September 30, 2013
The most significant celebrations of MHSAA football season Week 5 arguably were thrown by Portland and Felch North Dickinson, the first teams this fall to claim spots in the playoffs. But the main focus at this point remains on league title races, and most of our signi...
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Middle School Membership

Middle School Membership
Friday, September 27, 2013
More likely reasons for the gap between the number of schools serving 7th- and 8th-graders and the number of those schools belonging to the MHSAA are these ...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 5

A Game for Every Fan: Week 5
Friday, September 27, 2013
Rivalry games develop for a variety of reasons: proximity, a history of close finishes and league ties are just the obvious. And finding one of these matchups worth watching is an easy task just about every week of MHSAA football season.. But tonight and Saturrday migh...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 4 in Review
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Just when we thought we'd figured out a few things about how this MHSAA football season might unfold ... we found out we don't know that much yet.  Upsets ruled Week 4. Check out how the unexpected played a major role as we began the second third of this fall's sl...
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Soccer's Best Kick Off on MHSAA.TV

Soccer's Best Kick Off on MHSAA.TV
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This week's list of MHSAA.TV broadcasts includes a matchup of two of the top soccer teams in Division 2 plus first-time looks this season at the Zeeland West and Frankenmuth football teams. Top-ranked East Lansing's victory over DeWitt on Saturday kept the Tr...
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Diversionary Tactics Backfire

Diversionary Tactics Backfire
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
In state after state, the NFL paraded young people with sad stories in front of state legislators looking for good headlines. So today, 49 states have new “concussion” laws; and participation rates in youth football are plummeting. Big surprise. But ironica...
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Sailing into a Sports Blog

Sailing into a Sports Blog
Monday, September 23, 2013
As communications technology and the opportunities it creates continue to steam ahead, those closest to high school sports programs are looking for more ways to stay in touch and up-to-date with the latest happenings and changes. 
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Timeout to Appreciate Officials

Timeout to Appreciate Officials
Monday, September 23, 2013
"At that moment it became very clear to me that what we see during a game may be clouded because we want our team to gain every advantage and every call in order for them to be successful. Perception is not reality. Officials are human. They will make mistakes just like...
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 4

A Game for Every Fan: Week 4
Friday, September 20, 2013
Welcome to fall, Michigan. Be sure to bring a coat and umbrella when you venture out to watch your favorite football team this weekend. And what better way to spend a fall evening than watching one of the many 3-0 vs. 3-0 matchups dotting our state as we head into the ...
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Seeing the Whole Field

Seeing the Whole Field
Friday, September 20, 2013
I spent almost all of my days as a competitive athlete in a position where all the other players were in my field of vision.
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40 schools On Demand on MHSAA.TV

40 schools On Demand on MHSAA.TV
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The School Broadcasting Program is gaining steam as we head into the final weeks of September. Watch teams representing 40 schools in six sports on-demand at MHSAA.TV. 
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'I Play Every Game for Him'

'I Play Every Game for Him'
Thursday, September 19, 2013
A Parma Western shot streaked by Josh Flamme’s reach Tuesday night, seemingly on its way to becoming one of few to make it past him and into the net this season. But – as if shoved off course – the ball caromed off a post, keeping another shutout intac...
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Calumet Invite Produces Northern Stars

Calumet Invite Produces Northern Stars
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Calumet Invitational dates back roughly 30 years as an annual staple of the cross country schedule for schools at the northernmost tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A creative move by the Copper Kings last year added some statewide prestige to the event. ...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 3 in Review
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Swartz Creek and Flint Kearsley combined for 137 points in Week 3, second most in MHSAA history for two football teams when the losing team scores at least 40 (Swartz Creek won 77-61). Reigning Division 7 runner-up Detroit Loyola dropped reigning Division 4 runner-up De...
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Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
“Television” is rarely free to viewers today. Ninety percent of people who watch video broadcasts of sporting events today pay for that privilege . . .
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Tournament Attendance Tops 1.4 Million

Tournament Attendance Tops 1.4 Million
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The 2012-13 school year marked the sixth straight that attendance at Michigan High School Athletic Association postseason tournaments totaled more than 1.43 million fans, with attendance at girls tournaments topping 430,000 for the fourth straight year.
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Wise Words for Coaches New (and Old)

Wise Words for Coaches New (and Old)
Friday, September 13, 2013
Every fall brings a new beginning for those who live by the high school calendar. And among those experiencing a new start are first-year high school coaches eager to begin their careers in educational athletics. But what knowledge do they bring into their first coachi...
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Beyond the Noise

Beyond the Noise
Friday, September 13, 2013
It is during these months and the next that the MHSAA deals with the most stressful of forfeitures caused by the participation of ineligible players.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 3

A Game for Every Fan: Week 3
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This week has some of the best of everything for the Michigan high school football fan. Two powers meet again in one of the most followed rivalry games in the state. Two neighbors face off in another that should draw an entire town. On perhaps a sadder but immediately ...
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Plenty of Pigskin on MHSAA.TV

Plenty of Pigskin on MHSAA.TV
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Want more football? Check out 24 teams in 12 games from all over the state last week on-demand at MHSAA.TV.
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