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Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty

Marquette Primed to Continue Dynasty
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Red is the dominant color when you talk about cross country in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Courtesy of one of the pre-eminent cross country programs in the state, red is worn by the Marquette High School teams that have been a scourge to the rest of the U.P. since the ...
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Athens' #13 Makes 'Miracle' Comeback

Athens' #13 Makes 'Miracle' Comeback
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Damon Knowles talked about baseball and basketball with his cousin, Luke Lamson, one warm Sunday last December. That’s not unusual for the two young teens, but that day Lamson lay crushed beneath the wheels of a semi trailer loaded with corn and weighing more th...
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Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start

Engadine Cross Country Gets Fast Start
Friday, September 18, 2015
Twenty-eight years had passed since Engadine High School was last represented in cross country. The year was 1987, when Deren Pershinski captured the Upper Peninsula Class D championship as the Eagles’ lone representative. Things are different this year, as the E...
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Sturgis XC 'Star' Takes Center Stage

Sturgis XC 'Star' Takes Center Stage
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Daniel Steele became a star in the fifth grade when he played a star in his class’ Christmas production. Ever since, he's fed off that adrenaline rush each time the curtain has gone up.
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Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite

Traverse City's Best Pace State's Elite
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Two decisions, no regrets.  Holly Bullough made the switch from soccer, Anthony Berry from football. Today, the two Traverse City seniors are among the best high school runners in the state.
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Lee Learns From Best, Runs To Be Next

Lee Learns From Best, Runs To Be Next
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Jacob Lee attained a measure of fame last summer through his association with the No. 1 high school distance runner in the nation, Grand Blanc's Grant Fisher. However, the Fenton High School senior gained much more from the experience than an appearance on the cover ...
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Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1

Fisher Chases History, Reigns Again in D1
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Grant Fisher's only competitors in Michigan are ghosts from the past. While the state currently has a strong crop of cross country runners, they can't even stay close to Fisher, the Grand Blanc senior who ended his MHSAA cross country career Saturday with one of the fa...
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D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground

D2 Champions Make Up Final Ground
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Two years ago, Algonac's Morgan Beadlescomb wouldn't have been chosen "most likely to succeed" among cross country runners in his class. Out of 25 freshmen, he finished 12th with a time of 16:57.4 in the 2012 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 meet, taking 138th overall...
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Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat

Lansing Catholic Senior 'Ties' Up Repeat
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Keenan Rebera ticked off each item on his individual checklist. Only the team championship eluded his grasp.  Rebera, a senior at Lansing Catholic, repeated as the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country champion Saturday. His team finished second with 141 ...
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Hersha Paces D4 Field for 3rd, Final Time

Hersha Paces D4 Field for 3rd, Final Time
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Jesse Hersha is the best small-school runner in Michigan, but he's got big-time talent. Everybody else in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 cross country meet Saturday was running for second place, as exemplified by Santana Scott's reaction when he finished as runne...
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Preview: Last Run for Senior Standouts

Preview: Last Run for Senior Standouts
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Cross Country frequently sees the same top programs show best when championships are decided at the annual MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway. But the return of all four individual champions from a previous season is certainly rare – and could make S...
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Chassell Boys Back, Better Than Ever

Chassell Boys Back, Better Than Ever
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ronald Reagan was president when the Chassell boys were last crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions. The year was 1982 and the Panthers were competing in Class D at that time.
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Preview: Chasing the Champions

Preview: Chasing the Champions
Friday, October 17, 2014
It’s not rare to see a repeat MHSAA Finals individual champion in cross country. Over the last decade alone, five Upper Peninsula runners have won multiple boys titles. But how likely are three repeat champions in one season?
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A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'

A-PLUS Idea: St. Johns 'Under the Lights'
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Cross country runners will cover 5 kilometers a lot this fall, with unique courses and different competitors providing the variety to go with that standard race distance.
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Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall

Capac Standout Delivers 3-Letter Fall
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Blue Water Area Conference, on the eastern side of the Thumb, created this fall a patch it will award to athletes who letter in three sports during a school year. Earlier this week, Capac junior Nick Geliske became the first to win the newly-minted BWAC award &ndas...
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Questions Answered for D1 Winner

Questions Answered for D1 Winner
Saturday, November 2, 2013
It's been a year of "what-ifs" for Grand Blanc junior Grant Fisher. But he answered many of them Saturday against the best Division 1 runners in the Lower Peninsula. 
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Sargent Carries Torch to Another First

Sargent Carries Torch to Another First
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Cedar Springs junior Austin Sargent knew what it took to become an MHSAA champion before he ever earned the title after training every day last season with eventual champion Connor Mora. When Mora graduated, he passed the torch to Sargent.
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Changes Pay Off for D3 Boys Champ

Changes Pay Off for D3 Boys Champ
Saturday, November 2, 2013
It wasn't all putting in extra miles and running at a higher intensity. For Lansing Catholic junior Keenan Rebera, it was going to take a lifestyle change if he was going to climb the final four places to become the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country champ...
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Saugatuck Wins Despite Concord Repeat

Saugatuck Wins Despite Concord Repeat
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Jesse Hersha had just crossed the finish line with his second MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 cross country championship, but he wasn't thinking about himself. As soon as the Concord junior finished the 3.1-mile course Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, he ...
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Preview: 2 on Track for 3 Straight Titles

Preview: 2 on Track for 3 Straight Titles
Friday, November 1, 2013
The MHSAA record book begins tracking consecutive boys cross country championships beginning with three straight – and two teams have outstanding chances of joining that list Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Milford in Division 1 and Concord in Divisi...
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