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Singing the Praises of Unsung Heroes

Singing the Praises of Unsung Heroes
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The profession of athletic director calls for selfless, tireless, talented individuals who trumpet the efforts of students, orchestrate harmony among coaches and parents, and set the stage for local, affordable entertainment within their communities. In Michigan, the ...
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Athletic Directors Deliver

Athletic Directors Deliver
Friday, June 28, 2013
During the past year I have had some interesting speaking engagements that took me to some other states and even to a far-away nation; but the two speaking assignments I have every year that I look forward to the most and work on the hardest are here in Michigan –...
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Heartfelt Thanks for a Life Saved

Heartfelt Thanks for a Life Saved
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Like many who have played high school football, the practice field will always be more than just another piece of lawn to Ovid-Elsie’s Chris Fowler. Over his right shoulder, beyond a few of the fields that surround his high school, sits his family’s house. ...
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Four Selected for MHSAA Bush Awards

Four Selected for MHSAA Bush Awards
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Four athletic administrators who additionally have made significant contributions at the league, state and MHSAA tournament levels – Robin Dilday of Utica, Robert Dowd of Troy, Curt Ellis of Saline and Greg Lattig of Mason – have been named the recipients of...
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A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival

A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A major challenge not just at the high school level, but in athletics as a whole, is the increasing number of competitors for people's time and money. At Portland High School, local fans get a chance to check out nearly all the Raiders have to offer during a season tha...
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'Always just a phone call away'

'Always just a phone call away'
Friday, March 30, 2012
By the time Charles Schwedler joined the Bullock Creek school district nearly 19 years ago, Bill Mick had moved on to other educational roles in the Midland area. They had never worked together. They didn’t know each other from a previous experience. Schwedler, ...
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The House Gillette Helped Build

The House Gillette Helped Build
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Maribeth Johnston’s description made it easy to imagine the bustling activity that was Janet Gillette’s Comstock Park athletic office for 20 years. “Her attention to detail, service for others and devotion to make every event ‘special’ is ...
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A Day in the Life of High School Sports

A Day in the Life of High School Sports
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A pile of shoes clutters a doorway. A man teaches algebra to 9th-graders who have the weekend on their minds. A woman screenprints another T-shirt in her basement. A man brooms dead flies from a countertop. Riverting scenes, for sure.
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