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Vermontville Star Named to NFHS Hall

Vermontville Star Named to NFHS Hall
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Record-setting Vermontville High School baseball star Ken Beardslee, who continues to hold two national strikeout records more than 65 years after his final high school pitch, was one of 12 individuals named Tuesday to the National High School Sports Hall of Fame by the...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class A
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime cer...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class C, D

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class C, D
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 10 student-athletes from Class C and D member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime cere...
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Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Friday, January 22, 2016
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2015-16 school year have been announced.
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Task Force to Promote Multi-Sport Experience

Task Force to Promote Multi-Sport Experience
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Noting growing concerns for the health risks to young people who specialize too early and narrowly on a single sport, the Michigan High School Athletic Association is creating a task force to work throughout 2016 on promoting the benefits of multi-sport participation.
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22nd WISL Conference Set for Feb. 7-8

22nd WISL Conference Set for Feb. 7-8
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The first, largest and longest-running program of its type in the country, the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Women In Sports Leadership Conference will take place Feb. 7-8 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.
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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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