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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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Rice Comes Home to Whiteford Bench

Rice Comes Home to Whiteford Bench
Friday, January 22, 2016
John Rice thought he found the perfect match for his two passions in life – fishing and basketball. By day, he could spend hours fishing off the Florida coast. When the afternoon rolled around, he would hit the gymnasium to coach basketball. “I would have b...
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Coaching Couple Guide Rising Cardinals

Coaching Couple Guide Rising Cardinals
Thursday, January 21, 2016
It's Thursday – game day in the Huff household. Nothing unusual about that. Most winter days are game days for Heather and Troy Huff, the head varsity basketball coaches at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School.
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Lake's Heroic Hurl Makes Holland History

Lake's Heroic Hurl Makes Holland History
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
With 4.5 seconds remaining and his team trailing by two points, Demetrius Lake was only trying to help force overtime in last Friday’s Ottawa-Kent Conference Green showdown against visiting Zeeland West. Instead, the standout junior guard from Holland High Scho...
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Prestons Lead Hackett to Perfect Starts

Prestons Lead Hackett to Perfect Starts
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dane Preston, who averages a team-high 19 points per game, is one reason why the Kalamazoo Hackett's boys basketball team is off to a 6-0 start on the season. But he’s not the only hoops whiz in the family. His sister, Sydney, 5-foot-9, averages a team-high 16 pp...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 5
Monday, January 11, 2016
It’s hard to tell this early how well some of our early risers will play out the final two months of this boys basketball season. But judging by some of the scores we’ve seen, it fair to believe at least a few are in contention to stay, at least at the leag...
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Promising Ypsilanti Aiming for Historic Finish

Promising Ypsilanti Aiming for Historic Finish
Friday, January 8, 2016
It was 30 minutes after Ypsilanti Community finished its victory over Flint Hamady on Tuesday, and 7-year-old Jaylon Allen was running around the court. Eleven years ago, Brooks was in the same position, watching a young player with a ton of hope. That player was Corey...
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