By John Johnson
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties
Seven MHSAA member schools participating in the School Broadcast Program have been recognized by the NFHS Network for demonstrating excellent broadcasting skills and promotion of their events during the 2016-17 school year.
Calumet and Montrose High Schools have been recognized as Elite Schools for excelling in both production and promotion. Fifty schools nationally were granted Elite status. Garnering Select School recognition for production were Comstock Park, East Lansing, Lake Orion, Marquette and Negaunee. Nationally, 101 schools earned Select honors.
The Montrose and Lake Orion SBP crews are scheduled to live stream all nine of their respective schools’ regular-season football games in 2017; and this week, Montrose is at Corunna for a battle of two 3-1 teams in a key Genesee Area Conference Red game. Lake Orion (1-3) is hosting Southfield Arts & Technology (2-2).
Lake Orion also will stream an Oakland Activities Association showdown in girls volleyball next Tuesday (Sept. 26) as it hosts Clarkston in a battle of two top-10 Class A teams in the statewide coaches rankings.
In its ninth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams being produced by SBP members:
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Thursday, Sept. 21
Friday, Sept. 22
Saturday, Sept. 23
Monday, Sept. 25
Tuesday, Sept. 26
- JV Girls Volleyball - Spring Lake at Comstock Park, 5 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Ontonagon at Dollar Bay, 5 p.m.
- Freshman Girls Volleyball - Gabriel Richard at Macomb Lutheran North, 5:30 p.m.
- JV Girls Volleyball – Stanton Central Montcalm at Fremont, 5:30 p.m.
- JV Girls Volleyball - Gabriel Richard at Macomb Lutheran North, 5:30 p.m.
- Boys Soccer - Belding at Wyoming Lee, 6 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Chassell at Lake Linden-Hubbell, 6 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Spring Lake at Comstock Park, 6 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Ashley at Vestaburg, 7 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Clarkston at Lake Orion, 7 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Gabriel Richard at Macomb Lutheran North, 7 p.m.
- Girls Volleyball - Stanton Central Montcalm at Fremont, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 per month. Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country. All content becomes available for free, on- demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live. School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate. A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.
A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website.
Highlights of games produced in the past week by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members are in their third week. Featured games are in football with Marquette at Escanaba, Jackson at East Lansing and Ashley at Vestaburg. Highlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube.
More than 15 football games are featured each 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.
The half-hour program features highlights from more than a dozen games each week, including clips from games produced by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members. The program airs multiple times each weekend on FOX Sports Detroit and on Comcast Channel 900, and will be archived on the State Champs YouTube Channel. Consult your local listings for additional playback times.
The MHSAA also has a presence on other State Champs! Network programs throughout each weekend. The MHSAA Minute is a weekly part of the State Champs! High School Sports Show on FOX Sports Detroit at 9 a.m. every Sunday – with multiple replays on FOX Sports Detroit and Comcast Channel 900 throughout the week. That program also is archived on the State Champs YouTube Channel. Consult your local listings for additional playback times.
This week’s MHSAA Minute on State Champs features the Association’s Check-In Champ program.
The MHSAA also has content on the State Champs Scoreboard! High School Football Radio Show on Friday nights during the football and basketball seasons, originating on WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit and carried on more than 10 radio stations across the state. This Week In High School Sports and Be the Referee are weekly features on the program.