Entries for September 2017

This Week in High School Sports: 9/29/17

This Week in High School Sports: 9/29/17
Friday, September 29, 2017
This week’s show features Conner McCoy of Lincoln Alcona’s boys soccer team,  passes out Game Balls to Ileah Doctor of East Grand Rapids and Bloomfield Hills’ Mikaela Schulz, talks about misunderstood football kicking rules in the "...
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Alcona Savors McCoy's National Saves Record

Alcona Savors McCoy's National Saves Record
Friday, September 29, 2017
When it comes to the MHSAA record books, Conner McCoy is the real McCoy. The Lincoln Alcona senior keeper, who previously set the state soccer record for saves in a season, added to his laurels Wednesday night, becoming the state and national leader in career saves.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 6 Preview

Drive for Detroit: Week 6 Preview
Friday, September 29, 2017
Starting tonight, the playoff field begins to take shape. Last week, AuGres-Sims – 5-0 but playing only eight games this regular season – clinched the first playoff berth of the 2017 MHSAA Playoffs. This weekend, 63 more teams can qualify for the 11-player ...
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Storm Surge

Storm Surge
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Should Michigan schools receive a surge of storm victims this fall, we are prepared to act quickly on athletic eligibility.
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#TBT: Searching for The Hinker Bell

#TBT: Searching for The Hinker Bell
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Menominee will host Escanaba on Friday in the 121st meeting between two of the Upper Peninsula’s largest high schools and proudest football programs – but with the trophy celebrating the game still missing after it first disappeared more than half a cen...
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8-Player Takes Flight in Upper Peninsula

8-Player Takes Flight in Upper Peninsula
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Three yards and a cloud of dust. That was the highly successful version of football applied by veteran Ohio State coach Woody Hayes as big bruisers dominated the game. It certainly is not the preferred style on the fields of 8-player football. Nope, this version is muc...
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Today in the MHSAA: 9/28/17

Today in the MHSAA: 9/28/17
Thursday, September 28, 2017
A new national record holder from northern Michigan and our first two championships of the 2017-18 school year highlighted a full Wednesday of great finishes all over the state.
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Negaunee, Gauthier Dominate D1 Finals

Negaunee, Gauthier Dominate D1 Finals
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Sending six players into a championship round never hurts a tennis team. Winning all six flights is even better.
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Westwood, Munising Star Shine Again

Westwood, Munising Star Shine Again
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Westwood girls tennis team has built a dynasty in the Upper Peninsula, and on Wednesday, it added another title to its trophy case. It wasn’t easy though. After sharing the title with Munising last season, the Patriots had to hold off Iron River West Iron Cou...
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Be the Referee: Misunderstood Kick Rule

Be the Referee: Misunderstood Kick Rule
Thursday, September 28, 2017
In this week's edition, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl reviews a pair of football kicking rules that are among the most misunderstood at the high school level.
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Coach Comes Home to Lead Central's Rise

Coach Comes Home to Lead Central's Rise
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thirty-three years ago, Lynn Sanders graduated from Detroit Central. And before he left, he made a promise. Last year, Sanders showed he is a man of his word.
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Sportsmanship Salutes: EGR & Pellston

Sportsmanship Salutes: EGR & Pellston
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
We love telling stories of our athletes and coaches showing good sportsmanship, often sacrificing for others especially in moments when victory appears within grasp. The East Grand Rapids boys soccer and Pellston girls cross country teams provided us examples again ear...
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Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club

Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kellie Rowland doesn’t sugarcoat anything when it comes to the hundreds of players she has coached and mentored over 23 seasons. The longtime Lakewood High School volleyball coach lets players know exactly what she thinks, and it’s a style that has served h...
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Today in the MHSAA: 9/27/17

Today in the MHSAA: 9/27/17
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
A league matchup of Class A statewide contenders tops today's list, but ranked teams also faced off in Lower Peninsula girls golf and Upper Peninsula boys and girls cross country. 
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O-K Blue Battle Comes to MHSAA TV

O-K Blue Battle Comes to MHSAA TV
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
As we hit the home stretch of the regular season in football, MHSAA.tv will play host to key games produced by MHSAA member schools participating in the School Broadcast Program.
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2017 Week 6 Football Playoff Listing

2017 Week 6 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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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Focused Fenton Aiming for Record Finish

Focused Fenton Aiming for Record Finish
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The middle and ring fingers join the thumbs in making a heart, or at least most of the popular heart hand gesture. The forefinger and pinky, however, are showing off their wild side, pointed up as if to say, “Rock on.”
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Our Own Worst Enemies

Our Own Worst Enemies
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Sometimes, the advocates for school-sponsored sports have been, and are, their own worst enemies. 
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Today in the MHSAA: 9/26/17

Today in the MHSAA: 9/26/17
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Multiple great stories poured out of the Southeastern Conference girls golf championship tournament Monday, while a trio of soccer results could shake up the state rankings. 
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Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 5 in Review
Monday, September 25, 2017
If there was a theme that emerged across much of the state during Week 5 in Michigan high school football, it boiled down to this: Not so fast.  We’ve passed the midpoint of the regular season, but this week’s Drive for Detroit review saw a number of t...
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