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D4 Softball Final: Dansville Dream Come True

D4 Softball Final: Dansville Dream Come True
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dansville’s three  MHSAA Semifinal games over the last four seasons included a nine-run loss to Petersburg-Summerfield in 2010, the first of two straight seasons the Bulldogs went on to win the Division 4 title. It was fair to expect a similar result in Satu...
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D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again

D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The combined numbers put up Mattawan and Hudsonville in Saturday’s Division 1 Final at Bailey Park indicate a game that came down to just one play. And Eagles junior shortstop Danielle Freeman made it when she slid into home safely to give her team a 2-1 win in 1...
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D2 Baseball Final: Redemption for GRC

D2 Baseball Final: Redemption for GRC
Saturday, June 16, 2012
“Redemption” was the word used by Grand Rapids Christian junior Alex VandeVusse on Friday to describe how the Eagles hoped to finish this season with a win after ending 2011 with a loss in the Division 2 Final. Consider them redeemed.
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D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes

D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The legend of Livonia Ladywood sophomore Lauren Hayes sprouted with two outs left in Friday’s Division 2 Semifinal at Bailey Park. It grew exponentially in Saturday’s championship game.
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D1 Baseball Final: Eagles Take Flight

D1 Baseball Final: Eagles Take Flight
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Hudsonville scored the first run of Saturday’s Division 1 Final, and rallied for four more in the top of the sixth to win its MHSAA title in its first championship game appearance, 9-6 over Warren DeLaSalle. The Eagles entered the tournament ranked No. 6 in the s...
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D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time

D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Clinton seniors Tierney Nelson, Haley Mercy and Abi Clark finished their four-year varsity careers and fourth trips to Bailey Park with their team’s second-straight Division 3 championship Saturday. Nelson struck out seven and gave up six hits as the Redskins wer...
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D4 Baseball Final: Raiders Take 4th Title

D4 Baseball Final: Raiders Take 4th Title
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Few had gotten to Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett the last two seasons. But Decatur, and especially junior outfielder T.J. Stambeck, found a way in Saturday’s Division 4 Final.
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Birmingham, EGR finish title runs

Birmingham, EGR finish title runs
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Birmingham United needed overtime but won its first MHSAA championship Saturday since 2009, while East Grand Rapids won its first girls lacrosse title and finished a perfect season. Click for game summaries and links to the box scores. 
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Brother Rice continues D1 dynasty

 Brother Rice continues D1 dynasty
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice remains the only Division 1 boys lacrosse champion in MHSAA history. But not without having to withstand pesky Ann Arbor Pioneer in Saturday’s Final at Seaholm High.
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Comeback Rangers Regain Top Spot

Comeback Rangers Regain Top Spot
Saturday, June 9, 2012
First, Trent Bohrmann’s stick flew high into the air. Then his right glove, followed by his left. Finally, Bohrmann tossed his helmet to one side before being embraced by another mohawk-shaved teammate coming toward him from the other. The senior goalie wouldn&rs...
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Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered

Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered
Sunday, June 3, 2012
With the number of elite athletes Lake Orion, Auburn Hills Avondale and Lansing Catholic have featured over the last many years, it was somewhat surprising that none had won an MHSAA boys track and field championship. All three can check that goal off the list after ea...
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Girls Finals: Burning up the record book

Girls Finals: Burning up the record book
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Rain or shine and everything in between couldn't keep a strong class of MHSAA Track and Field athletes from once again shining in the final girls meets of the season Saturday. A total of 19 Finals records either were tied or broken during the seven championships eve...
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LP Tennis Finals: Championship Returns

LP Tennis Finals: Championship Returns
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart had its first outdoor practice this season near the end of March. When co-coaches Judy Hehs and Jean Koehler showed up to the courts, their players already were in the midst of their usual warm-up routine. And when those pl...
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Class B Final: They leave as champions

Class B Final: They leave as champions
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lansing Sexton coach Carlton Valentine described Saturday night how every one of his four senior starters fit into a puzzle the last three seasons. Together one last time, they combined for a memorable closing performance in the Class B Final at the Breslin Center.
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Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title

Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Every time Draymond Green visited a Saginaw basketball practice this season, he reminded the current Trojans of the same thing: The Michigan State and former Saginaw star has two Class A championship rings. They had none. He can’t tease them anymore.
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Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows

Class C Final: Beecher Legacy Grows
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Antuan Burks and Monte Moore sat together during the 2008 Class C Final and watched Flint Beecher come up just three points short of winning an MHSAA championship. They agreed they’d be back to finish the job.
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Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'

Class D Final: 'Best We've Ever Played'
Saturday, March 24, 2012
As a sophomore on Southfield Christian’s one-win team two seasons ago, Gavin Toma didn’t spend much time dreaming an about MHSAA championship. And although the Eagles improved to 11-10 last season, they still seemed a long way from what they finished Satur...
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Class B: Moves like Magic

Class B: Moves like Magic
Friday, March 23, 2012
The first time Detroit Country Day faced this Lansing Sexton team during a Finals weekend, the Yellowjackets won an MHSAA championship. But coach Kurt Keener knew that night in 2010 wouldn’t be the last his team would run into these Big Reds.
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Class B: One More for Lakeshore

Class B: One More for Lakeshore
Friday, March 23, 2012
Stevensville Lakeshore coach Sean Schroeder had talked with his team this season about taking another step as a program. He echoed that with a little more fire at halftime of Friday’s Class B Semifinal at the Breslin Center.
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Class A: Home Sweet Breslin Again

Class A: Home Sweet Breslin Again
Friday, March 23, 2012
No one from this season’s Saginaw team had played in an MHSAA Semifinals before this weekend. That’s saying something, given how the Trojans have made Breslin Center a regular March destination over the last two decades. After a slow start Friday, they look...
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