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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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Reaching the Sportsmanship Summit

Reaching the Sportsmanship Summit
Monday, January 7, 2013
Didn't make it to one of the MHSAA's Sportsmanship Summits this fall?  Check out this video review of what you missed, including a preview of this winter's Battle of the Fans II competition. 
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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: 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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SAC Sound-Off: Don't Forget Those Underdogs

SAC Sound-Off: Don't Forget Those Underdogs
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
First-year SAC member Madeleine Martindale tells us about a teammate who worked her way up from underdog to front of the line, and asks fans to keep those hard workers in mind when cheering on the favorites.
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Sportsmanship and Success in Soccer

Sportsmanship and Success in Soccer
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
"It seems to me the more a culture of sportsmanship and fair play is established, the more likely any team is to demonstrate the consistency needed for success."
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One Community at a Time

One Community at a Time
Friday, July 20, 2012
In the northwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula there is a group of volunteers who are focusing on the character-building potential of youth and high school sports.
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An errant drive, but a right-on response

An errant drive, but a right-on response
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Junior Garcia was minding his own round last week when, seemingly out of the sky, he was nailed in the hand by an opponent's golf ball.  It clearly hurt -- so much so, he had to quit his round before finishing. He could've responded in a number of ways. Many of us...
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Friendly Competition

Friendly Competition
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
When Walled Lake Central junior Taylor Krumm dove for third base during her final game of the Michigan Stars Tournament two weekends ago, an opposing fielder stood in front of the bag, hoping to tag her out. But it wasn't a stranger in that green and white uniform; it...
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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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