Finals

 

Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough

Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Brighton had only 11 shots on goal in Saturday’s Division 1 Final. But the Bulldogs needed only four to go in – including senior Chet Daavettila’s game-winner with 1 minute, 32 seconds to play.
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Division 2: This time, it's Brother Rice

Division 2: This time, it's Brother Rice
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Mackenzie MacEachern and Thomas Ebbing have known each other since they were 2. They’ve played hockey on the same teams for five years. And there was no way they were going to end their final high school game together for Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice with anothe...
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Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights

Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights
Friday, March 9, 2012
Grand Ledge faced a possibility Friday at Kenowa Hills High School that none of its gymnasts had known before. No gymnast on the team had experienced a high school loss. But the Comets were coming off a frustrating performance on their best apparatus, vault, and needed...
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Undefeated, still champion, now legend

Undefeated, still champion, now legend
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Taylor Massa looked up to Davison’s Brett Metcalf as a kid and grew up only 30 minutes from Williamston’s Simmons brothers. And the St. Johns senior surely knows all about Hesperia’s Justin Zeerip as well. Massa has been mentioned with those names for...
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Cheer Finals: Favorites, Now Winners

Cheer Finals: Favorites, Now Winners
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Gibraltar Carlson, Richmond and Michigan Center came into Saturday's Competitive Cheer Finals at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions this season. All three left as MHSAA champions.
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Boys Singles Finals: No Pins to Spare

Boys Singles Finals: No Pins to Spare
Sunday, March 4, 2012
No one said becoming the first-ever two-time boys MHSAA Singles champ would be easy. But after the winning the Division 1 title as a sophomore, Davison senior Taylor Greene took home top honors for the second time by defeating Lake Orion senior Kevin Yang on Saturday a...
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Girls Singles Finals: Four Strikes

Girls Singles Finals: Four Strikes
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Ann Arbor Huron freshman Allison Morris has been in pressure situations before.  But not much could prepare her for the deficit she found herself in during the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Singles championship match. Check out  the stories behind all the scores a...
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Individual Finals: From 16 to No. 1

Individual Finals: From 16 to No. 1
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A total of 56 individual wrestling champions were crowned Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. One was St. Johns senior Taylor Massa – and he earned his own story after finishing his career without a loss. But there were plenty of others to tell as 56 wrestle...
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Girls Bowling: Great Expectations Met

Girls Bowling: Great Expectations Met
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Davison was the favorite all season to win the MHSAA Division 1 championship at M-66 Bowl. On Friday, the Cardinals made good on that high expectation -- as did three more MHSAA Finals champions, including two more who had never won that biggest prize before.
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Boys Bowling: Final Knockdown

Boys Bowling: Final Knockdown
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Macomb Dakota’s Division 1 championship defense got off to a slow start Friday at M-66 Bowl. So slow, that it looked like the Cougars might not survive the qualifying round. But once they found their groove, the favorites began to fall. Find out how, and the st...
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Division 1 Cheer: Titanic Finish

Division 1 Cheer: Titanic Finish
Friday, March 2, 2012
Moments before its final round Friday, Southgate Anderson launched into an “I believe that we will win” chant with its crew of fans at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex. A year ago, the Titans came to the MHSAA Division 1 Final with similar confidence – and...
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Second Half Hits the Road

Second Half Hits the Road
Friday, March 2, 2012
Follow Second Half as we follow the Finals over the next four weeks. Here's a glimpse of some of the coverage you'll be able to find on the MHSAA's Second Half during the next two.
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Skiing Finals: Downhill Champions Rise

Skiing Finals: Downhill Champions Rise
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The MHSAA Skiing Finals frequently are dominated by teams that have built stacks of championships over the years. But occasionally, a new contender enters the mix -- and dominates like the Clarkston boys did Monday at the Division 1 Final at Nub's Nob. Check out our r...
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D2 Final: Redwings Golden Again

D2 Final: Redwings Golden Again
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Four years ago, a highly-anticipated group of freshmen joined a St. Johns wrestling program that had long been considered solid – and took the first steps toward making it elite. Those Redwings left Kellogg Arena on Saturday with their third straight MHSAA Divisi...
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D3 Final: Richmond Gets Richer

D3 Final: Richmond Gets Richer
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Nick Burg stepped on the mat for the biggest match of his life Saturday. He was shaking. The state’s biggest wrestling stage wasn’t lost on the Richmond sophomore. Nor the fact his team was losing by a point and only two matches from seeing its two-year MHS...
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D1 Final: 'We wanted this matchup'

D1 Final: 'We wanted this matchup'
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A week after the 2011 wrestling season ended, Detroit Catholic Central coach Mitch Hancock brought his team’s Division 1 runner-up trophy into the Shamrocks’ wrestling room. He had one of his seniors paint “1 point” underneath it. The message wa...
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D4 Final: Hudson Pins 4th Straight

D4 Final: Hudson Pins 4th Straight
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hudson wrestlers know how to win MHSAA championships. And the Tigers’ seniors will leave high school never knowing how it feels to lose a title match at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.
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Football Playoffs: Finals in Review

Football Playoffs: Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Game over. But what a way to finish. How should we end a four-month MHSAA football season? With 26 hours worth of Finals over the course of two days, viewable from the comfy confines of Detroit's Ford Field. Following are my final takes from our Finals weekend.
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