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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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Kermit's Baton (Birmingham Eccentric)

Kermit's Baton (Birmingham Eccentric)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Michigan's track and cross country community mourned the loss two weeks ago of former Birmingham Seaholm coach Kermit Ambrose, who died after a full 101 years including many putting a heavy stamp on the high school running scene.
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Stripes Worn Well (Muskegon Chronicle)

Stripes Worn Well (Muskegon Chronicle)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tim Flahive has battled diabetes for all but a few years of his life. But he's also filled half of those years with high school sports as a longtime official based in the Muskegon area. The Muskegon Chronicle's Mark Opfermann tells the story of Flahive's final game last...
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Wrestling with Family Ties (Detroit News)

Wrestling with Family Ties (Detroit News)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Brighton and Detroit Catholic Central have a few more connections other than the fact they are the top two seeds in Division 1 at this weekend's MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals at Battle Creek's Kellogg Center.
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Burling's 97 (Traverse Magazine)

Burling's 97 (Traverse Magazine)
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The details remain hazy and there is little explanation to go with what Crystal Falls' Ed Burling accomplished on an unknown date during the 1910-11 season. Todd Schulz tells us what is known about the MHSAA record holder for most points in a boys basketball game.
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Turner vs. Turner (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Turner vs. Turner (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Monday, February 13, 2012
Occasionally, we see teammates facing off once the MHSAA individual wrestling tournament begins and everyone competes at his or her best weight instead of being juggled to create the best team line-up. But much more infrequently do we see a situation like with the Turne...
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Flynn Wisdom (Escanaba Daily Press)

Flynn Wisdom (Escanaba Daily Press)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Dan Flynn impacted countless students, coaches and more during  four decades coaching at Escanaba High School and also a handful as a member of our MHSAA Representative Council. He retired from coaching Monday -- not only as one of the most recognized sports peop...
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Why be an Official? (Grand Rapids Press)

Why be an Official? (Grand Rapids Press)
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Grand Rapids Press' Jane Bos tells the story of some of the most valuable, yet often-criticized people who help make our games go -- the officials enforcing the rules.
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Linked Up: 12/19/11

Linked Up: 12/19/11
Monday, December 19, 2011
We've hit a bit of a slow spot with schools out for break and most contests reserved for holiday showcases and the like. Here are some suggestions if you have some time for some reading between now and the start of 2012.
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Linked Up: 12/2/11

Linked Up: 12/2/11
Friday, December 2, 2011
So long, Fall. Welcome, Winter. We're in the midst of leaving the former behind and jumping into the latter, and the stories I found this week go along with that theme.
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Linked Up: 11/22/11

Linked Up: 11/22/11
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving week means a short one for most -- and more time for family, shopping, relaxation, watching the MHSAA Football Finals and hopefully a little additional reading. Here are some suggestions from the last week and as we get ready to leave the fall ...
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Linked Up: 11/15/11

Linked Up: 11/15/11
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
We're heading into the final two weeks of the MHSAA fall season, which means playoffs for a few more sports, first practices for many others, and some catch-up on good stories that have made their way into my e-mail or onto my desk. Here are five more I've run acro...
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Linked Up: 11/8/11

Linked Up: 11/8/11
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My online travels over the last 10 days have taken me to just about every media entity in Michigan as we've been tracking down football, volleyball and soccer results. Below are some of the intriguing stories I happened upon that you might want to check out as wel...
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