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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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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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