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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2015

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Results of recent changes to health and safety policies and possibilities for future work to help keep school sports safe were main topics of discussion by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Fall Meeting on Dec....
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Preliminary Concussion Data Announced

Preliminary Concussion Data Announced
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
The MHSAA this school year requested for the first time that member schools report possible concussions by their student-athletes during both practice and competition. The following is preliminary data collected from reports from 99 percent of member high schools. 
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Schools Approve 6th-Grade Membership

Schools Approve 6th-Grade Membership
Monday, December 7, 2015
By a vote of 561 in favor and 87 opposed, the membership of the Michigan High School Athletic Association has approved an amendment to the MHSAA Constitution that for the first time in 2016-17 will permit schools to join the MHSAA at the 6th-grade level.
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Assistant Director Mazzolini to Retire

Assistant Director Mazzolini to Retire
Monday, November 23, 2015
Gina Mazzolini, a pioneering athlete, former high school and college coach, and one of the longest-serving current assistant directors for the Michigan High School Athletic Association, will retire from her post at the end of this school year, effective July 31, 2016.
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Sportsmanship Summits Go Annual

Sportsmanship Summits Go Annual
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will present its Sportsmanship Summit series again this November as the program becomes an annual event after previously being presented every other school year at four sites across the state.
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Scholar-Athlete Applications Available

Scholar-Athlete Applications Available
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2015-16 school year.
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New Member to Join Representative Council

New Member to Join Representative Council
Friday, October 23, 2015
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, and one new member was among those selected.
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Girls Events Set Attendance Record

Girls Events Set Attendance Record
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Michigan High School Athletic Association girls postseason events enjoyed record attendance for the second straight school year in 2014-15 as nearly 1.4 million fans total took in tournament events for which attendance is recorded.
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UPDATE Meeting Series In 38th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 38th Year
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The MHSAA will conduct its 38th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.
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Michigan Again 7th for Participation

Michigan Again 7th for Participation
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
For the seventh straight year, Michigan ranked seventh nationally in high school sports participation, according to statistics for the 2014-15 school year released recently by the National Federation of State High School Associations. 
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New Rules, Reminders Promote Safety

New Rules, Reminders Promote Safety
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The first practices of the 2015-16 school year next week provide a valuable opportunity for reminders on the importance of athletes remaining refreshed during the hottest days of training – and also an opportunity to explain new Michigan High School Athletic Assoc...
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Use of Participation Fees Falls Slightly

Use of Participation Fees Falls Slightly
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The percentage of Michigan High School Athletic Association high schools that assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics dropped five percent during the 2014-15 school year to its lowest since 2011-12, according to the most recent survey taken by...
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Despite Overall Dip, 8 Sports Add Athletes

Despite Overall Dip, 8 Sports Add Athletes
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Eight high school sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association enjoyed gains in participation during the 2014-15 school year.  However, total participation in MHSAA sports decreased slightly for the fourth ...
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Parade of Champions 2014-15

Parade of Champions 2014-15
Monday, June 22, 2015
A total of 90 schools won one or more of the 127 Finals team championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2014-15 school year. Five programs won the first MHSAA team titles in any sport for their respective schools.
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2015 Bush Awards Honor 4 Veteran ADs

2015 Bush Awards Honor 4 Veteran ADs
Monday, June 8, 2015
Four athletic directors with a combined 103 years of service to high school athletes – Kalamazoo Hackett’s Michael Garvey, Livonia Churchill’s Marc Hage, Pewamo-Westphalia’s Barry Hobrla and Saginaw Heritage’s Peter Ryan – have been n...
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122 Schools Recognized as HEARTSafe

122 Schools Recognized as HEARTSafe
Friday, May 15, 2015
The Michigan departments of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Education (MDE); American Heart Association (AHA); Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA); and Michigan Alliance for Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death of the Young (MAP-SCDY) have awarded 122...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Spring 2015

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Spring 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association took a number of significant actions during its annual Spring Meeting highlighted by changes to out-of-season coaching rules, a call for a member vote on a Constitutional amendment affecting mid...
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Montrose Again SBP Program of the Year

Montrose Again SBP Program of the Year
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Capturing first place in three of five individual categories, Montrose High School repeated as the “Program of the Year” in the second annual MHSAA School Broadcast Program Excellence Awards for 2014-15. The SBP Excellence Awards are underwritten by Herff J...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2015

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The selection of a new venue for its Team Wrestling Finals highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Winter Meeting on March 27 in East Lansing.
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2015-16 Classifications Announced

2015-16 Classifications Announced
Monday, March 30, 2015
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2015-16 school year have been announced.  The new classification breaks will see 13 schools move up in class ...
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