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Drive for Detroit: Finals in Review

Drive for Detroit: Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Champions representing five regions of our state. The fifth to win three-straight MHSAA titles. Two more repeat champions, and three teams that hoisted trophies for the first time. Plus four games decided by a touchdown or less, including a Final won on an overtime...
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Harris Soars, Eagles Fly to D3 Championship

Harris Soars, Eagles Fly to D3 Championship
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A funny thing happened on Drake Harris’ way to hoops stardom. He discovered he’s even greater on the gridiron. The junior wide receiver didn’t intend to play high school football at Grand Rapids Christian, but now figures that’s his meal ticket ...
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Portland Wins Final in Portland Style

Portland Wins Final in Portland Style
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Half of Portland’s division of the Capital Area Activities Conference has made it to the MHSAA Finals over the last three seasons. So before bringing the Raiders to Ford Field this week, coach John Novara spoke with a number of coaches who had occupied the spot h...
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Cass Tech, Campbell's Glories Grow

Cass Tech, Campbell's Glories Grow
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thomas Wilcher is a former Detroit Public School League football star who has become one of the most successful coaches in the state.  Perhaps such a future awaits the city’s brightest current star, Detroit Cass Tech quarterback Jayru Campbell. 
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Ishpeming 'Makes Way' to MHSAA Title

Ishpeming 'Makes Way' to MHSAA Title
Saturday, November 24, 2012
When Ishpeming coach Jeff Olson watched film this week of Saturday opponent Detroit Loyola, he saw a team that continuously “demoralized” its opponents. By midway through the second quarter of the MHSAA Division 7 Final, his players understood what he meant...
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Back-up QB Sails South to D4 Title

Back-up QB Sails South to D4 Title
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Grand Rapids South Christian community wouldn't allow Derek Woltjer to feel nervous or unsure of himself. As soon as it became apparent that he would start for injured star quarterback Jon Wassink in the MHSAA Division 4 championship game, Woltjer was bombarded w...
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Ithaca Finds a Hero in Hessbrook

Ithaca Finds a Hero in Hessbrook
Friday, November 23, 2012
Logan Hessbrook started at quarterback for Ithaca’s junior varsity last season as a sophomore, and probably would start for a few hundred teams that don't have the luxury of all-state quarterbacks every season. But neither takes away from the fact that ...
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Brother Rice Finds Championship Burst

Brother Rice Finds Championship Burst
Friday, November 23, 2012
Jason Alessi appeared to be running out of gas.  For someone who spent the day chasing Muskegon's speedy backs, who could blame him if fatigue was setting in? With a championship on the line, however, Alessi still had the dream of a lifetime within him.
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Harbor Beach is Title Town

Harbor Beach is Title Town
Friday, November 23, 2012
Harbor Beach always has considered itself a football town. Beginning with its last run to an MHSAA championship game in 1991, the Pirates have amassed six seasons with at least 10 wins – including four over the last decade. But the 1,600 residents living along th...
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Panthers Make History Close to Home

Panthers Make History Close to Home
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Senior Colleen Vande Poel did not realize at first the added significance of her Holland West Ottawa girls swimming & diving team’s achievement. Saturday's breakthrough went far beyond the pool for the Panthers. West Ottawa claimed its first team MHSAA champi...
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Holland Pushes Championship Streak to 2

Holland Pushes Championship Streak to 2
Saturday, November 17, 2012
After wading through three straight runner-up finishes before claiming its first MHSAA title last fall, Holland High won its second straight Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls swimming and diving championship Saturday at Oakland University. The Dutch won all three relays...
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Comerford, Cranes Repeat as D3 Champs

Comerford, Cranes Repeat as D3 Champs
Saturday, November 17, 2012
By the time she is finished with her high school career, perhaps Plainwell’s Mallory Comerford will be an MHSAA champion in all eight individual swimming races. Sounds a bit far-fetched to be sure. But after Comerford’s performance Saturday in the MHSAA...
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Long Wait Ends For Lakewood

Long Wait Ends For Lakewood
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Lake Odessa Lakewood volleyball team won the award Saturday at Kellogg Arena for most emotion shown after an MHSAA championship win. The Vikings have been at this championship chase for a while. But they finally got their first title with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-17 vict...
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Dakota Hammers Home First MHSAA Title

Dakota Hammers Home First MHSAA Title
Saturday, November 17, 2012
On one side of Saturday’s Class A Volleyball Final stood Temperance Bedford, with three MHSAA championships and led by the second-winningest coach in national high school volleyball history. On the other sideline, Macomb Dakota prepared for its championship game ...
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Kestrels Prove to be Champions Again

Kestrels Prove to be Champions Again
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Taylor Vuich and her teammates have learned to ride the wave of a good omen. And so, when her hotel room was the first among Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central’s to wake up Saturday morning, and their favorite song was playing when they flipped on the radio, the Ke...
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St. Philip Adds to 'Tradition'

St. Philip Adds to 'Tradition'
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Battle Creek St. Philip volleyball team rushed the Kellogg Arena floor Saturday just as it has many of the other 17 times the Tigers have won the MHSAA Class D championship. There’s no reason to do differently. As the saying goes, winning doesn't graduate. An...
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Eagles Stone-wall Bellaire in 8 Final

Eagles Stone-wall Bellaire in 8 Final
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Deckerville sophomore Ryan Stone had serious doubts about playing on the varsity team this year. Stone thought he was better suited for the junior varsity. But following Friday night's MHSAA 8-player football championship game, everyone in the city of Deckerville is gl...
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Raymond's Race to Remember

Raymond's Race to Remember
Monday, November 12, 2012
Over the past nine days, Nick Raymond has replayed his best high school cross country race over and over in his memory. He starts from the beginning and goes right through the finish line – while enjoying especially his surge during the second of the 3.1-mile Low...
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What a Finn-ish for West Bloomfield Star

What a Finn-ish for West Bloomfield Star
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Success comes so easily for some great athletes that they take it for granted.   West Bloomfield senior Erin Finn has experienced enough adversity in her running career that she appreciates each and every accomplishment.
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Kettle Paces Milford Past Familiar Field

Kettle Paces Milford Past Familiar Field
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Brian Kettle came away with a couple of battle scars to go with his MHSAA championship medal Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. The Milford junior was bleeding from both knees as he crossed the finish line in the Lower Peninsula Division 1 cross country rac...
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