Sportsmanship

 

SAC Sound-off: Familiar Opponent

SAC Sound-off: Familiar Opponent
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
A softball game two weeks ago gave two MHSAA Student Advisory Council members from opposing schools an opportunity for friendly competition.
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SAC Sound-off: The State of Sportsmanship

SAC Sound-off: The State of Sportsmanship
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This week, we asked our MHSAA Student Advisory Council -- made up of athletes representing nearly every sport the MHSAA sponsors -- if they've seen more or less sportsmanship during their high school sports careers.
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From our Battle of the Fans finalists ...

From our Battle of the Fans finalists ...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This winter's inaugural "Battle of the Fans" was about recognizing the top student cheering section in the state of Michigan. But it also provided valuable lessons about sportsmanship and made every gym a classroom where they could be taught and learned.
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Battle of the Fans: Banner Year for Frankenmuth

Battle of the Fans: Banner Year for Frankenmuth
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Representatives from the Frankenmuth High School student cheering section were presented with an MHSAA championship banner Friday at Michigan State's Breslin Center in honor of winning this season's "Battle of the Fans" competition. Frankenmuth finished first from a g...
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Post-Event Celebrations

Post-Event Celebrations
Friday, March 16, 2012
Post-event celebrations have led to property damage, and they will lead to personal injuries unless we give the problem more careful attention and supervision.
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Things change; lessons are the same

Things change; lessons are the same
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Let's start with the obvious: High school sports have evolved a bit since 1927. But the MHSAA Bulletin from March of that year reminds us how some of our challenges remain the same.
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SAC Sound-off: We Won Our Battle

SAC Sound-off: We Won Our Battle
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My school didn't always have a good reputation when it came to the fans supporting our teams. But that was before Battle of the Fans.
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And the champion is ... Frankenmuth

And the champion is ... Frankenmuth
Friday, February 24, 2012
We are going to dance and have some fun. That was hardly the entire story behind this season’s inaugural MHSAA “Battle of the Fans” champion. But energy – from the opening tip to the final buzzer and despite a blowout win decided early on &ndas...
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Scholars and Athletes: Class A

Scholars and Athletes: Class A
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The MHSAA's final group of Scholar-Athlete Award winners includes a pair each from two schools and a Cross Country Finals champion among 13 deserving winners. Check out the impressive credentials of our seven Class A girls and six boys.
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Battle of the Fans: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans: Vote Now
Monday, February 20, 2012
The time has come to decide the winner of the inaugural MHSAA Battle of the Fans contest. And we've put the decision, in part, in your hands.
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Battle of the Fans: Blue Crew Legacy

Battle of the Fans: Blue Crew Legacy
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Directly across the gym from the Petoskey student cheering section Friday, a toddler played on the first row of bleachers. He wasn’t paying much attention to the Northmen’s boys basketball game against West Branch Ogemaw Heights. But he was wearing a blue...
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Battle of the Fans: Petoskey, Here We Come

Battle of the Fans: Petoskey, Here We Come
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Only one stop remains on the MHSAA "Battle of the Fans" tour. Friday is Snowcoming at Petoskey High, and the Blue Crew has the fifth and final shot at proving it's the top student cheering section in Michigan this winter.
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Scholars and Athletes: Class B

Scholars and Athletes: Class B
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Representatives from the Detroit, Lansing, Flint, Holland and Kalamazoo areas make up this year's group of MHSAA Class B Scholar-Athlete Award winners, announced Tuesday. They are the second of three groups to be recognized this year based on athletic, academic and comm...
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Battle of the Fans: We Are Ram Nation

Battle of the Fans: We Are Ram Nation
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Despite boasting one of the state’s largest high schools, Rockford has always taken pride in being something of a small-town community. Still, there are nearly 2,600 students in grades 9-12. But a hard-fought victory – like Friday’s one-point win over...
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Scholars and Athletes: Class C and D

Scholars and Athletes: Class C and D
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
From the reaches of the Upper Peninsula to the southern border of the Lower, and Great Lakes coast to coast, this year's MHSAA Class C and D Scholar-Athlete Award winners were drawn from all over Michigan and brought a variety of athletic, academic and community outreac...
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Battle of the Fans: Rockin' in Rockford

Battle of the Fans: Rockin' in Rockford
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Representatives from the MHSAA and its Student Advistory Council took the "Battle of the Fans" tour to Rockford on Friday. And what did we find? Roughly 500 members of Ram Nation willing their team to a one-point win over rival Hudsonville.  Check back Tuesday aft...
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SAC Sound-off: Cheers to Remember

SAC Sound-off: Cheers to Remember
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I encourage every student to go out and cheer on your classmates. You will have more fun than you could ever imagine.
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Battle of the Fans: Small Town, Big Reese Spirit

Battle of the Fans: Small Town, Big Reese Spirit
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Everything about Reese is small – the dot on the map, the town itself, its population, its number of retail stores, the high school gym. But one thing looms large, especially for opponents stepping into the school’s gym this winter: the spirit of the Rowd...
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Battle of the Fans: Halftime is G.R. Christian's Time

Battle of the Fans: Halftime is G.R. Christian's Time
Monday, January 30, 2012
For many high school hoops fans, halftime is a break – perhaps an opportunity to grab a pop or some popcorn, catch up with old friends, or at least take a seat and catch a breath. But for the Grand Rapids Christian student cheering section, it’s no time ...
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Battle of the Fans: Frankenmuth Dance Party

Battle of the Fans: Frankenmuth Dance Party
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The hometown Eagles hosted Freeland in a boys basketball game Saturday night. And a 250-student chicken dance broke out.
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