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MI Fall, HS Ball (Lansing State Journal)

MI Fall, HS Ball (Lansing State Journal)
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
One of the newest additions to the Lansing State Journal is its Michigander section, which each week highlights great reasons to enjoy life in our home state. And last week's section declared what we've always felt -- that high school football is weaved into our commu...
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Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)

Thanks, Mr. Woodley (Saginaw News)
Friday, August 24, 2012
LaMarr Woodley was a football star at Saginaw High long before he went on to the University of Michigan and now the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's given students in his hometown the same opportunity for accomplishment without the cost they would've otherwise incurred this ...
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Gift of Sports (The Dowagiac Daily News)

Gift of Sports (The Dowagiac Daily News)
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A $9,000 donation by a concerned community member was matched by others throughout Cassopolis to wipe out sports participation fees for this school year.
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From High School to Olympic Swimming

From High School to Olympic Swimming
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fans of U.S. Swimming already have plenty of reasons to cheer for Missy Franklin later this month at the Summer Olympics -- but fans of high school sports and what they provide athletes at all levels of ability can also support her for how she's chosen to compete when s...
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Noel Dean on Parental Expectations

Noel Dean on Parental Expectations
Monday, July 9, 2012
At Lowell High, football parents who think their child should be playing more get an opportunity to convince coach Noel Dean of the same -- but must do so in a meeting with the parents of the player who would lose time in the process.
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Perfect dozen (Birmingham Observer & Eccentric)

Perfect dozen (Birmingham Observer & Eccentric)
Monday, June 4, 2012
We've recognized the named "Kelly Lunghamer" for a while now, which makes sense. The Birmingham Marian senior just finished her high school career with 12 varsity letters -- and 12 appearances in MHSAA Finals.
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Called to Coach (Bay City Times)

Called to Coach (Bay City Times)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Even for the best, coaching wouldn't be referred to as "easy" -- and many would argue that it's grown tougher as time commitment, financial need and parental influence all have increased. And yet, there are thousands who every year continue to lead our programs. 
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A bizarre golf header (Kalamazoo Gazette)

A bizarre golf header (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
From the crazy stuff that happens file: Richland Gull Lake senior Bryan VandenBerg hit a drive during Monday's Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference Tournament -- that ended up hitting his father Tim in the head. Really.
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The Wilson Rules (Battle Creek Enquirer)

The Wilson Rules (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Battle Creek's Dan Wilson has officiated football, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball over 50 years of service, and was recently recognized for his half-century of work by the Michigan High School Athletic Association at our annual officials banquet.
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One-on-one with Kathy McGee (CMU)

One-on-one with Kathy McGee (CMU)
Monday, May 7, 2012
Legendary former Flint Powers Catholic girls basketball coach Kathy McGee announced in March that she'd be retiring after the last five seasons spent as an assistant with the Central Michigan University women's basketball team. CMUChippewas.com tells us about her Hall o...
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Still cheering on the Nimrods

Still cheering on the Nimrods
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Early in 2004 the nation discovered Watersmeet, Michigan. But when 81-year-old Watersmeet resident Dale Jenkins, clad in classic hunter’s orange, closed one of ESPN’s “Without Sports” commercials with fists clenched while proclaiming “Go N...
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Cranbrook remembers Jack Sanders (Birmingham Eccentric)

Cranbrook remembers Jack Sanders (Birmingham Eccentric)
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Oakland County baseball community lost a long-time supporter April 19 with the death of former Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood coach Jack Sanders, for whom the school's field was named more than a quarter-century ago, in 1975
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Diamond Inspiration (Oakland Press)

Diamond Inspiration (Oakland Press)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Kate Rendi's biggest contributions to the Walled Lake Central baseball team formerly came with a pencil and scorebook. But the Oakland Press' Keith Dunlap tells us about the inspiration Rendi is providing this spring as she battles Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
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Mentor of Many (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Mentor of Many (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Longtime Plainwell coach and athletic director Jack Streidl died Monday at age 93 and after nearly a lifetime of serving his community's athletic programs in a variety of roles.
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D8 Final rematch set (Kalamazoo Gazette)

D8 Final rematch set (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Big news on the football opening night front: Reigning Division 8 champion Mendon will face Fowler in a rematch of last season's Final at Ford Field. The Kalamazoo Gazette's Scott Decamp fills us in.
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3-sport stardom (Muskegon Chonicle)

3-sport stardom (Muskegon Chonicle)
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The MHSAA fully promotes athletes playing multiple sports, and we revel in the rich history of high school athletics in this state. This piece on 10 of the top three-sport athletes in Muskegon area history plugs this multiple-sport idea and tells of some of the greats...
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Meet Mr. Basketball

Meet Mr. Basketball
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This season's Mr. Basketball stood tall over the rest of the competition -- although not by much over a future Michigan State teammate.
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Meet Miss Basketball: Madison Ristovski

Meet Miss Basketball: Madison Ristovski
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
In the race for one of the most notable individual awards in Michigan, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett senior Madison Ristovski finished well ahead of the pack.
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