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Plymouth Christian Completes Repeat Run

Plymouth Christian Completes Repeat Run
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Plymouth Christian Academy coach D.J. Kellogg and his Eagles flew into Kellogg Arena as the reigning Class D volleyball champions. They left the same way Saturday morning after dispatching the Fowler Eagles 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 in this year’s Final.
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Despite Sad End, Christian Savors Run

Despite Sad End, Christian Savors Run
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Grand Rapids Christian volleyball team entered Tuesday night on the heels of an emotional high after upsetting top-ranked Rockford four days earlier in the Regional Final. But the Eagles were unable to sustain it and saw their season come to a disappointing close w...
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Preview: Setting Out to Make History

Preview: Setting Out to Make History
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
There are some clear favorites heading into this MHSAA Volleyball Finals weekend at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena. Three reigning champions are back from a year ago. Two of those are among the three top-ranked teams still in play. But 12 others are aiming to show ...
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Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice

Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice
Friday, November 10, 2017
Beaverton’s dream volleyball season ended Thursday with a Class C Regional Final loss to Shelby. But the Beavers never will forget how they fulfilled aspirations and inspired future generations by winning multiple first-time championships this fall.
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Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak

Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Eleven months ago, after Novi had won its second consecutive MHSAA Class A title, those in the volleyball community fully expected the Wildcats to easily make it a three-peat in 2017. And why not? Novi won its second straight championship in a four-set victory over Roc...
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#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power

#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power
Thursday, October 26, 2017
It was a legitimate question – "Where's Brimley?" It had been a long time since the little town located off Whitefish Bay in the Upper Peninsula had made some noise on the statewide level with its school's sports success – not since back-to-back Class D MHS...
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Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success

Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success
Friday, October 13, 2017
Dave Hall laughs when he talks about his almost daily phone conversations with friend and coaching companion Ron Stremlow. The two are among the most successful volleyball coaches in MHSAA history. Stremlow, now in his 34th season, has amassed 904 victories in sti...
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New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet

New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A new coach is at the helm, but the tradition of excellent volleyball has carried on at Calumet High School. The Copper Kings (27-6-2) are ranked sixth in the Class C state coaches poll this week as Matt Laho has added to the success established over the past 20 years ...
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#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court

#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court
Thursday, October 5, 2017
It was likely a coincidence that Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Linsey Taatjes and Fraser’s Angie McGinnis both wore jersey No. 9 as their teams met in the 2003 Class A Volleyball Final at Western Michigan University. It hardly was a coincidence that ...
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Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club

Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kellie Rowland doesn’t sugarcoat anything when it comes to the hundreds of players she has coached and mentored over 23 seasons. The longtime Lakewood High School volleyball coach lets players know exactly what she thinks, and it’s a style that has served h...
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Performance: Notre Dame Prep's Maddy Chinn

Performance: Notre Dame Prep's Maddy Chinn
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep continues to boast one of the elite volleyball programs in Michigan, and is ranked No. 1 in Class B again after an impressive run through Saturday's Battle Creek Lakeview Invitational.  Returning all-stater Maddy Chinn is the Fighting Irish...
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Veteran Madison Aiming for Repeat Run

Veteran Madison Aiming for Repeat Run
Friday, September 8, 2017
Last November, Kiarah Horn was part of the first Adrian Madison volleyball team to reach the MHSAA Semifinals in more than 25 years. She’d like nothing more than to do it again. “It was an awesome experience,” said the Madison senior. “We all wa...
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#TBT: MHSAA Hosts 1st Volleyball Finals

#TBT: MHSAA Hosts 1st Volleyball Finals
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Girls volleyball has seen its share of changes over more than four decades as an MHSAA sport. Along the way, it has become the most popular high school girls sport in the state in terms of participation, with more than 19,000 athletes taking part last season.   Th...
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White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success

White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Before most high school students have blistered their fingertips on a hot Pop-Tart in a rush to get out the door and to school on time, White Pigeon sophomore Claycee West has already completed a rigorous cross country workout. It’s not for love of the sport that...
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Brown City Aiming High Following 1st Final

Brown City Aiming High Following 1st Final
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Kendal Muxlow offered nothing but praise when asked about the Brown City volleyball class of 2017, which left the school as the most successful in program history. She raved about her graduated teammates’ leadership, work ethic and ability to raise up every playe...
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Performance: Novi's Ally Cummings

Performance: Novi's Ally Cummings
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
As the lone four-year varsity player on Class A champion Novi's roster, Ally Cummings has played a special role in helping the program rise to elite. Cummings – the Wildcats' right-side hitter and the state's Miss Volleyball Award runner-up this fall &n...
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North Branch Prevails Over Familiar Foe

North Branch Prevails Over Familiar Foe
Saturday, November 19, 2016
A championship rubber match between North Branch and Lake Odessa Lakewood closed the 2016 volleyball season Saturday night. Twice before, these perennial powers had met for the Class B title. Lakewood beat the Broncos for the 2012 championship in three games, whil...
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Novi Holds On to Claim Class A Again

Novi Holds On to Claim Class A Again
Saturday, November 19, 2016
At the start of the second set Saturday, just like many times this season, Novi senior Ally Cummings stood surrounded on the court by teammates who still have another season of high school volleyball ahead of them. During those rotations, Cummings was the only player ...
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Bronson Bounces Back to Clinch Repeat

Bronson Bounces Back to Clinch Repeat
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Last year, the Bronson volleyball team swept its way to the Class C championship. The Vikings found out early Saturday that this would be different, as Brown City offered an early wakeup call by winning the first game of their MHSAA Final match at Battle Creek's Kello...
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'Better' Plymouth Christian Becomes Best

'Better' Plymouth Christian Becomes Best
Saturday, November 19, 2016
“Better the ball” as a volleyball phrase means adding something to improve a volley with every touch. But it also was appropriate as Plymouth Christian’s adopted rallying cry this fall.
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