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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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Legacies Live on in Matson's Work

Legacies Live on in Matson's Work
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hugh Matson was a sophomore on the 1951 Newaygo team that made the school's first trip to the MHSAA Boys Basketball Semifinals. His team fell in that Semifinal. But another highlight of that weekend has stuck with Matson, who has given back to high school sports as a t...
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LaClair Leads as Coach, AD, Mentor

LaClair Leads as Coach, AD, Mentor
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Leasa Griffith was introduced to Bronson’s Jean LaClair while officiating one of LaClair’s volleyball tournaments. Through the years and a variety of experiences since, the Mendon athletic director has had plenty of opportunities to appreciate LaClair&rsquo...
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Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class A

Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class A
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored during a ceremony at halftime of the ...
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MHSAA Teams with Sparrow Health

MHSAA Teams with Sparrow Health
Monday, February 16, 2015
Providing information and best practices to players, parents, coaches and administrators on how best to minimize health risks is a key component of keeping student-athletes safe. The MHSAA has teamed with Sparrow Health System of Lansing to better inform its member scho...
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Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class B
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program.   Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremonies of the Clas...
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Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class C, D

Scholars and Athletes 2015: Class C, D
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 10 student-athletes from Class C and D member schools to receive scholarships through its Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremonies of the Class C ...
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Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced

Scholar-Athlete Finalists Announced
Friday, January 23, 2015
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Awards for the 2014-15 school year have been announced, with 18 schools having multiple candidates for the 32 awards.
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