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Class A: Ram Nation Books Return

Class A: Ram Nation Books Return
Friday, March 23, 2012
The final buzzer sounded before Romulus’ last-gasp 3-point shot reached the rim Friday at the Breslin Center. As Rockford’s Mark Pearson watched the ball complete its arc, he figured good or not, it wouldn’t take away from the incredible run his unran...
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Class D: Follow the Blue and Yellow Road

Class D: Follow the Blue and Yellow Road
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The blue and yellow brick road was paved with character and hard work. So read T-shirts worn by Climax-Scotts basketball players making their first appearance at the MHSAA Semifinals on Thursday. And that yellow haze swallowed up the Panthers as they celebrated a 52-44...
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Class D: Eagles Survive and Advance

Class D: Eagles Survive and Advance
Thursday, March 22, 2012
All four Class D Semifinalists came to the Breslin Center this weekend seeking their first MHSAA basketball title. In fact, none had even played in a championship game. Southfield Christian looked like a lock to reach its first Final. But with 2:16 to play, that was an...
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Class C: Reaching Higher

Class C: Reaching Higher
Thursday, March 22, 2012
After falling in the first week of the MHSAA tournament last season, there was no way Traverse City St. Francis was going to look ahead to the end of March this winter. But riding the bus to Breslin Center on Thursday, the reality of this weekend hit senior Sean Sheld...
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Class C: Buccaneers land in Finals again

Class C: Buccaneers land in Finals again
Thursday, March 22, 2012
When the buzzer sounded and long after subs filled the floor in Thursday’s first Class C Semifinal, Flint Beecher junior Monte Morris quietly pointed to the Breslin Center rafters, symbolically signing No. 1. Beecher needs just one more win to finish in that top ...
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Class B: Goodrich to Greatness

Class B: Goodrich to Greatness
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Flint Powers Catholic stood in the way for a long time. Then Detroit Country Day. Last season, Dearborn Divine Child stopped Goodrich one game short of its first championship chance. So although the Martians talked early this season about remaining hungry despite their...
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Class C: Victory like no other

Class C: Victory like no other
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Alexis Huntey had never cried after winning a game. And it’s not like she and her teammates were new to the feeling. But earning the Mohawks’ first-ever MHSAA basketball championship Saturday at the Breslin Center was like nothing their senior stars had exp...
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Class A: Comeback Classic

Class A: Comeback Classic
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Shar’Rae Davis had one thought when she received the ball with only a few seconds  remaining and Grand Haven’s first championship on the line in Saturday’s MHSAA Class A Final. She saw the rim on Breslin Center’s north basket. And she knew ...
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Class D Final: Lakers complete 3-peat

Class D Final: Lakers complete 3-peat
Saturday, March 17, 2012
In the first quarter it was Ava Doetsch. In the second, Lexie Robak. And at the end of Saturday’s third quarter at the Breslin Center, when Waterford Our Lady was strengthening its grip on its next MHSAA Class D title, Tori Duffey came through. Unlike their first...
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Class B: Martians land in title game

Class B: Martians land in title game
Friday, March 16, 2012
Hugs and huge smiles dominated Goodrich’s side of the Breslin Center floor Friday night after a moment the Martians have worked for since losing in the Quarterfinals two seasons ago. Avenging a loss to the reigning Class B champion made that moment a little bit s...
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Class B: Milestone Momentum

Class B: Milestone Momentum
Friday, March 16, 2012
Shellis Hampton and Tiesha Stokes have enjoyed more victories during their Grand Rapids Catholic Central careers – literally – than most players in MHSAA history. But there’s something special about winning a championship as a senior – and Shell...
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Class A: GPS Points to Finals

Class A: GPS Points to Finals
Friday, March 16, 2012
This month has been filled with firsts for Grosse Pointe South – first Regional Title, first Quarterfinal win, first Semifinal appearance. On Saturday, the Blue Devils can cap their historical run with a first-ever MHSAA girls basketball championship.
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Class A: Grand Haven stands tall

Class A: Grand Haven stands tall
Friday, March 16, 2012
Grand Haven wasn’t prepared for its trip to Michigan State’s Breslin Center last season. It’s as simple as that, Buccaneers’ senior guard Shar’Rae Davis said Friday. This time? Grand Haven defeated reigning Class A champion Inkster 43-40 t...
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Class D: Athens Finds a Way

Class D: Athens Finds a Way
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Athens has strung together six straight District titles, but always fell just a bit short of reaching the Finals at Breslin Center. For a few reasons, this wasn’t supposed to be the season the Indians took that next step. But coach Calvin Quist might’ve fou...
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Class D: Lakers Press On to Saturday

Class D: Lakers Press On to Saturday
Thursday, March 15, 2012
For three quarters Thursday, Waterford Our Lady struggled to find the gear that has allowed the Lakers to become Class D’s latest powerhouse program. With 5 minutes, 32 seconds to play, everything clicked. Game over.
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Class C: Mohawks get their title shot

Class C: Mohawks get their title shot
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Morley-Stanwood coach Bob Raven said his team has been knocking on the Breslin Center door for a long time. Clichés aside, the top-ranked Mohawks finally have busted right through
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Class C: Knights will Return to Final

Class C: Knights will Return to Final
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett is the only Class C Semifinalist that didn’t bring a perfect record to the Breslin Center on Thursday. The No. 9-ranked Knights have lost four times, including in their final game before the start of the District tournament. ...
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Finals: Another Star, Another Saline Title

Finals: Another Star, Another Saline Title
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saline entered Saturday’s Division 1 Finals at Eastern Michigan University with two swimmers who had combined for six individual MHSAA championships over the past two seasons. Juniors David Boland and Adam Whitener pushed that total to 10. But the name of junior ...
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Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again

Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Grand Ledge senior Christine Wilson followed up her team’s fifth-straight MHSAA team championship won Friday by claiming her second consecutive individual title Saturday at Kenowa Hills High School. But this time, she won in Division 1.
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Division 3: Knights in Champions' armor

Division 3: Knights in Champions' armor
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett played sharper hockey at times this season on its way to beating six of the top 10 teams in Division 3. But the Knights did everything necessary this weekend to finish No. 1 at Compuware Arena.
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