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Bellaire, McBain Follow Longtime Leaders

Bellaire, McBain Follow Longtime Leaders
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Stan Sexton and Bruce Koopman have been down this road before. When Bellaire rallied to edge Buckley last Wednesday, it was the Eagles’ sixth MHSAA Class D Regional basketball championship since 2000 under Sexton. When McBain knocked off Tawas that same night, it...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 21, 2016
The final week of the 2015-16 boys basketball season finds five undefeated teams among the 32 set to play Quarterfinals on Tuesday.  And they're joined by a number of others playing in this final week for the first time, or at least the first time in a long time.
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Midland Boys Hoops Earns 'Football' Buzz

Midland Boys Hoops Earns 'Football' Buzz
Monday, March 21, 2016
Payton DeWildt is accustomed to pep rallies at school. Just not during basketball season. "It's just not something they do," the Midland High senior said. "Only when we play Dow, our crosstown rival."  And only in football.
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Jets Firing as North Central Seeks Repeat

Jets Firing as North Central Seeks Repeat
Monday, March 21, 2016
A second straight Class D boys basketball championship. A third straight MHSAA title covering two sports. A 52-game winning streak. Toss in an approaching individual scoring record for good measure. Talk about a massive target on the back of the North Central Jets duri...
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March Magic Hoopfest Comes to Jenison

March Magic Hoopfest Comes to Jenison
Monday, March 21, 2016
March Magic Hoopfest will return to Jenison Field House for this weekend’s MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals, marking the seventh championship weekend the event has run concurrent with the games being played at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. A numbe...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview
Monday, March 14, 2016
The MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament finished up its first week Friday with many of the expected contenders moving on – but quite a few surprises as well.  Click below for four teams from each class that jumped out from Districts, with Regionals tipping off ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview
Monday, March 7, 2016
A total of 11 boys basketball teams head into the MHSAA Tournament today with perfect records. But there are plenty of others expected to make strong pushes toward a trip to East Lansing in a little more than two weeks.
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Cancer Free, Haske Pulls Double Duty

Cancer Free, Haske Pulls Double Duty
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Keith Haske calls coaching basketball “therapeutic.” It’s a term that now holds more meaning for the 58-year-old Traverse City St. Francis basketball coach, who is recovering from a stage four throat cancer diagnosis two years ago.
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Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish

Small Schools, Big Northern Lights Finish
Monday, February 29, 2016
Not too many high school conferences in Michigan have their own basketball tournament. The Northern Lights League in the Upper Peninsula, however, is one of the exceptions to the rule.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12
Monday, February 29, 2016
We’re only a week away from the start of the MHSAA Tournament, and it’s tough to not look a few days ahead to the matchups on the way – but we must to recognize a few more of the successes so far. Most weeks during the season, we check in with four te...
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Michigan HS Hoops Celebrate a Century

Michigan HS Hoops Celebrate a Century
Monday, February 29, 2016
Today we know the campus, and the buildings and playing fields it contains, as Eastern Michigan University. But 100 years ago, the grounds were known as Michigan State Normal College. In March 1916, around 100 students total representing 12 high schools traveled to Yp...
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Performance: East English's Kamari Newman

Performance: East English's Kamari Newman
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Kamari Newman joined Detroit East English’s first boys varsity basketball team as a freshmen for the 2012-13 season and will graduate as the first all-time great in the young program’s history.  In his fourth and final opportunity, the 6-foot-4 guard l...
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Coaches Return With College Knowledge

Coaches Return With College Knowledge
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Some coaches, like John Beilein at University of Michigan, start out coaching at the high school level, move on to college and remain there. A number of others statewide have taken paths similar to that of North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian. LaMonta Stone at River...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11
Monday, February 22, 2016
This week’s list of Michigan boys basketball teams to watch next month includes quite a few that have taken next steps toward elite this season, plus a few looking to hold on to top spots.   Most weeks during the season, we check in with four teams from each...
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Onsted: Scholars, Athletes, Contenders

Onsted: Scholars, Athletes, Contenders
Friday, February 19, 2016
The Onsted boys basketball team, undefeated at 16-0 and ranked No. 2 in the latest Associated Press Class B poll, can beat an opponent in a number of ways. However, the most inadvisable way to challenge the Wildcats might not even be on the basketball court.
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Performance: North Central's Jason Whitens

Performance: North Central's Jason Whitens
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Jason Whitens has played his share of big games as quarterback of an MHSAA 8-player football champion and leading scorer on the basketball team that won the Class D title in 2015.  Powers North Central’s 39-game winning streak was on the line as the Jets tra...
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Matelski Logs 2,000 Points, Aims Higher

Matelski Logs 2,000 Points, Aims Higher
Friday, February 5, 2016
It's been one milestone after another for Marcus Matelski in 2016. In the last four weeks, the Boyne Falls senior has eclipsed the school's single-game scoring record three times, while becoming the 36th player in MHSAA state basketball history to score 2,000 points i...
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Tiger Pride Returns at Muskegon Heights

Tiger Pride Returns at Muskegon Heights
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
It’s hard to overstate the importance of basketball to a community like Muskegon Heights. The “Tiger Pride” that is on display each time Heights alumnus Dell Stewart and his team of 13 players take the court – and the returning crowd of communit...
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As Stockbridge Learns, Swoverland Earns 400

As Stockbridge Learns, Swoverland Earns 400
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The new coach had won a lot of games. He must know what he’s doing, Mason Gee-Montgomery figured. And that’s all he knew about Randy Swoverland when the latter took over Stockbridge’s boys basketball program two years ago.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 7
Monday, January 25, 2016
There may be 25 undefeated boys basketball teams left in Michigan.  But this week will be telling for a quite a few – both those expected to shine this brightly and also for some surprising us along the way.
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