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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Post-Break
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Holiday break and all that comes with it – no school, but plenty of "classics" and "showcases" – has come to an end.  But in its wake, we see a little better how some of the state's best stack up heading into league play that will d...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 2
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As with football during the fall, Second Half tries to hit all classes and all corners of the state for these weekly boys and girls basketball reports. But sometimes, focusing on the powers in Class A and B is simply unavoidable.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 1
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Michigan’s top boys basketball teams traditionally waste little time each December seeing how they match up against the rest of the elite. And last week proved no different.
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Launching Pad and Destination

Launching Pad and Destination
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Lamont Simpson’s “home” is a place he visits twice a week during his peak season, when NCAA Division I officiating duties have him navigating the Midwest like a person in a race for frequent flyer miles. So, naturally, there’s Simpson officiatin...
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Changing of the Capital Guard

Changing of the Capital Guard
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Who would I pick to coach a Lansing area boys basketball Dream Team? Sportswriters get a lot of questions like that, from radio hosts or fans, or roommates who grew up nearby. To not offend the other coaching friends I’d made in my decade-plus in Lansing, I kept ...
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'If you want it, go get it.'

'If you want it, go get it.'
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Annette Babers has lived on both sides of that message, as both the pursuer and achiever. And she explained how today's high school players can do the same last week in speaking to more than 200 athletes, parents and coaches attending the MHSAA's Reaching Higher girls...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch

MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch
Monday, April 16, 2012
Muskegon's Ron Pesch has been the foremost expert on Michigan high school athletics history for nearly two decades. He tells us about his current project, BCAM's Retro Mr. Basketball Awards.
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A-PLUS Idea: Petoskey Throwback Night

A-PLUS Idea: Petoskey Throwback Night
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
We run into plenty of great ideas during our travels around the state. And what better way to make our vast home feel a little bit smaller than to share them. This was one of our favorites from this winter. Petoskey's Throwback night combined two things we often promot...
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2012 Boys Basketball Finals in Review

2012 Boys Basketball Finals in Review
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Did we just watch one of the greatest MHSAA boys basketball champions of all-time? That’s a question being asked around the state coming off this season’s Boys Basketball Finals at Michigan State’s Breslin Center.
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Update: Basketball Finals Bests

Update: Basketball Finals Bests
Monday, April 2, 2012
Dearborn Divine Child's Cara Miller. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett's Madison and Hailegh Ristovski. Morley-Stanwood's Alexis Huntey. Goodrich's Aketra Sevillian. Sagianw's Travontis Richardson, Traverse City St. Francis' Sean Sheldon. What do they all have in ...
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MHSA(Q&A): Flint Beecher boys basketball coach Mike Williams

MHSA(Q&A): Flint Beecher boys basketball coach Mike Williams
Friday, March 30, 2012
In its fourth trip to the Breslin Center in five seasons, Flint Beecher left with its first MHSAA title since 1987.
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'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk

'Hooping for a Cure' a Slam Dunk
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Charlotte High School's “Hooping for a Cure” players vs. teachers basketball games began as a way for teacher and coach Brent Crossman to honor his mom and raise money for the American Cancer Society. But this month’s game, the fifth in what is now an...
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High 5s: 3/27/2012

High 5s: 3/27/2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A pair of champion-winning guards highlight this week's High 5s as we begin wrapping up the 2011-12 winter season.
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Class B Final: They leave as champions

Class B Final: They leave as champions
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lansing Sexton coach Carlton Valentine described Saturday night how every one of his four senior starters fit into a puzzle the last three seasons. Together one last time, they combined for a memorable closing performance in the Class B Final at the Breslin Center.
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Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title

Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Every time Draymond Green visited a Saginaw basketball practice this season, he reminded the current Trojans of the same thing: The Michigan State and former Saginaw star has two Class A championship rings. They had none. He can’t tease them anymore.
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Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows

Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Antuan Burks and Monte Moore sat together during the 2008 Class C Final and watched Flint Beecher come up just three points short of winning an MHSAA championship. They agreed they’d be back to finish the job.
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Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'

Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'
Saturday, March 24, 2012
As a sophomore on Southfield Christian’s one-win team two seasons ago, Gavin Toma didn’t spend much time dreaming an about MHSAA championship. And although the Eagles improved to 11-10 last season, they still seemed a long way from what they finished Satur...
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Class B: Moves like Magic

Class B: Moves like Magic
Friday, March 23, 2012
The first time Detroit Country Day faced this Lansing Sexton team during a Finals weekend, the Yellowjackets won an MHSAA championship. But coach Kurt Keener knew that night in 2010 wouldn’t be the last his team would run into these Big Reds.
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Class B: One More for Lakeshore

Class B: One More for Lakeshore
Friday, March 23, 2012
Stevensville Lakeshore coach Sean Schroeder had talked with his team this season about taking another step as a program. He echoed that with a little more fire at halftime of Friday’s Class B Semifinal at the Breslin Center.
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Class A: Home Sweet Breslin Again

Class A: Home Sweet Breslin Again
Friday, March 23, 2012
No one from this season’s Saginaw team had played in an MHSAA Semifinals before this weekend. That’s saying something, given how the Trojans have made Breslin Center a regular March destination over the last two decades. After a slow start Friday, they look...
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