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Let the Battle of the Fans Begin!

Let the Battle of the Fans Begin!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
First, there was a call from a student on the west side of the state who wondered if we'd still be sponsoring the contest. Those sparks came just last week – and don't include the handfuls of tweets we received during the fall as student sections ramped ...
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Selections Named for Advisory Council

Selections Named for Advisory Council
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2013-14 academic year have been selected to serve a two-year term on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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And the 2013 BOTF winner is ...

And the 2013 BOTF winner is ...
Friday, February 22, 2013
Josh Money had gone to just about every Buchanan boys basketball game during his first three years of high school, usually one in a semi-full section of stands. But as the senior “Trophy Buck” stood in front of his school’s newly-created “Herd&r...
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Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans II: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The five finalists for this year's Battle of the Fans II championship have had their opportunities to show us what's exceptional about their student cheering sections.  Over the next three days, we want you to tell us which you think is most deserving of claiming ...
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Welcome to the Woods: Small Town, Big Heart

Welcome to the Woods: Small Town, Big Heart
Monday, February 18, 2013
Dilan Shearer and Josh Money would’ve stood together this winter at the lead of the “The Herd,” which has transformed from a loosely-organized cheerers to an example of student section fervor at its most efficient. Sadly, the most super of superf...
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Coopology: The Study of Being Rowdy

Coopology: The Study of Being Rowdy
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Trent Courtright’s voice was gone, and his face paint mostly had washed away by the end of Friday’s Zeeland East boys basketball game against Muskegon Mona Shores. He predicted he’d sleep well that night, reveling in another Chix victory and the part ...
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Fighting Irish Stand Together

Fighting Irish Stand Together
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The day Bridget was taken off her ventilator, all of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard gathered in the school’s chapel to pray for the 12-year-old member of their family. The saddest days at Gabriel Richard have only a slight connection with the Fighting Irish’s st...
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Jayhawk Seniors Nesting for the Future

Jayhawk Seniors Nesting for the Future
Monday, February 4, 2013
It’s tradition – at least symbolically – that a graduating class leaves behind lessons learned and memories they've helped make for the students who will come next.  The same will be said for those graduating from Vandercook Lake this s...
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Those who came to Battle, we salute you

Those who came to Battle, we salute you
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
We've seen what the reigning title-winner can do. Now it’s time to visit the four schools that hope to follow Frankenmuth as this season’s Battle of the Fans II champion. And if our four challengers are wise, they’ll consider the strengths of the 22 s...
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Champions Back to Grow 'Battle' Legacy

Champions Back to Grow 'Battle' Legacy
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Doyle Webb and his cousin were in Florida for spring break last April, walking to the beach, when they met a couple of girls. They struck up some small talk, and Webb described his little German hometown known in part for its giant Christmas store that celebrates the ho...
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All Merry and Bright as 'Battle' Tour Begins

All Merry and Bright as 'Battle' Tour Begins
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Christmas spirit never fades in Frankenmuth.  The holiday itself finished up a few weeks ago. But more than 250 students decked out in Santa hats and yuletide sweaters greeted the MHSAA for its first visit of this Battle of the Fans II season. 
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Staying Ahead of a Busy High School Life

Staying Ahead of a Busy High School Life
Friday, January 18, 2013
Juggling homework, sports, friends, jobs, family and more can be a challenge for any high school student athlete, regardless of how much he or she has chosen to take on.  In this week's Student Advisory Council Sound-Off, Pinconning junior Zachary Nine offers some...
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What is Battle of the Fans?

What is Battle of the Fans?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The MHSAA's Andy Frushour will tell you all you need to know to get ready for this year's contest.  In this video that will be part of MHSAA Network broadcasts the rest of this winter, Frushour explains the creation of BOTF and what to expect during this season's ...
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Battle On for Top Cheering Section

Battle On for Top Cheering Section
Monday, January 14, 2013
The champion is back. But the competition is all new and no doubt hungry to become known as the best cheering section in Michigan.  Let "Battle of the Fans II" begin.
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You Can Create a Thriving Cheer Section

You Can Create a Thriving Cheer Section
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This time last year, I spent an entire cold winter evening alone in my room on the computer watching the surprisingly large number of Battle of the Fans entries. I remember being amazed not only by the number of entries, as it was the first year of BOTF, but by the spir...
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Hey Cheer Sections: Get Ready to 'Battle'

Hey Cheer Sections: Get Ready to 'Battle'
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Brush up on your favorite chants, get the roller coaster rolling again and schedule those theme nights.  "Battle of the Fans" is back, and we're looking for your best as we begin our second quest to find the top high school student cheering section in the state of...
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SAC Sound-Off: One Team, One Community

SAC Sound-Off: One Team, One Community
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Matt Freeman grew up around Owosso football and has family roots in his small town going back more than 100 years. And he experienced the full force of his community's support while helping the Trojans to their first playoff win. 
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Meet the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council

Meet the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Each fall, the MHSAA Student Advisory Council is featured in a video version of its belief statement. Meet this school year's members and find out what they are striving to promote. 
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SAC Sound-Off: Glad to be an AD's Son

SAC Sound-Off: Glad to be an AD's Son
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Manistique junior Coby Ryan is in a rare situation for a high school athlete as the son of his school's athletic director. But that's given him a much broader understanding of the ins and outs that make high school athletics go.
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SAC Sound-Off: Drawing the Line at Our First Summit

SAC Sound-Off: Drawing the Line at Our First Summit
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The MHSAA Sportsmanship Summit season kicked off Monday in Lansing, and Swan Valley junior Kiersten Mead tells us about her first experience leading a student discussion on issues they all may face.
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