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Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17

Use of Participate Fees Falls in 2016-17
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Just under half of high schools responding to an annual MHSAA survey assessed participation fees to help fund interscholastic athletics in 2016-17, making it the first school year since 2009-10 that fewer than 50 percent of respondents reported not charging student...
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Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip

Participation Stays Above Enrollment Dip
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Enrollment in Michigan High School Athletic Association member high schools continued a trend of slight declines in 2016-17. But participation in sports held firm as records were set in three of the 28 sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the MHSAA.
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2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders

2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders
Monday, June 26, 2017
Three athletic directors who have taken leading roles in important areas of educational athletics – Rockford’s Tim Erickson, Bay City Central’s Morley Fraser and Mattawan’s Ken Mohney – have been named recipients of the Michigan High School...
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2016-17 Parade of Champions

2016-17 Parade of Champions
Friday, June 23, 2017
Birch Run, Detroit Edison Public School Academy, Plymouth Christian Academy and Zeeland East celebrated their first Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships this school year. Total, 97 schools won one or more of the 129 Finals titles awarded during ...
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2017-18 Officials Registration Underway

2017-18 Officials Registration Underway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2017-18 school year.
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MHSAA Connecting at Junior High Level

MHSAA Connecting at Junior High Level
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Signs and banners were displayed at stadiums. Announcements were made to the crowd. And most of all, questions were answered concerning the current role of the Michigan High School Athletic Association in junior high/middle school athletics – and the increased ro...
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Stoney Creek Leaders Speak Up to Save Lives

Stoney Creek Leaders Speak Up to Save Lives
Friday, May 26, 2017
The crowd for Rochester Hills Stoney Creek’s boys basketball game against rival Rochester was as rowdy as could be hoped for most of the evening Feb. 28. But it fell silent during halftime as Stoney Creek juniors Nate Davis, Kevin Price and Isabella Ubaydi spoke ...
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Sorgi-Led Blanket Drive Spreads Support

Sorgi-Led Blanket Drive Spreads Support
Friday, May 26, 2017
The design was the same, the pattern was one they’d used, and the little girl had received her blanket right around Christmas while undergoing cancer treatments. Nikki Sorgi has no way of knowing for sure if the blanket is one of more than 400 she, her older sist...
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Chance to Touch Lives 'Drives' Huron's Sesi

Chance to Touch Lives 'Drives' Huron's Sesi
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Once, a bag was filled with ants. Others had dead mice. Another time, a duck bit her. But a few funny memories were worth the opportunity for Sesi to meet and help an untold number of people, beginning when she was 6 years old – truly a life’s work so far f...
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Ottinger's 'Organ Game' a Slam Dunk

Ottinger's 'Organ Game' a Slam Dunk
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Every time Justice Ottinger sees one of the neon green T-shirts he designed on a student in the hallways at Newaygo High, he remembers fondly the “Ball Is Life, Organs Are Too” basketball game he planned this winter as an intern in the school’s athleti...
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Brighton's Brown Brings Holiday Joy

Brighton's Brown Brings Holiday Joy
Monday, May 22, 2017
Bailey Brown will begin at Oakland University this fall with plenty to drive her through what at times will be grueling studies as she prepares for a career in pediatric medicine. As the oldest of six siblings, she’s always been around kids – and she loves ...
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'Yard Squad' Enjoys Unexpected Response

'Yard Squad' Enjoys Unexpected Response
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The task itself was a simple one, and the reasons for doing it simple at first. But Colon High School's "Yard Squad" never anticipated the response.
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Spring 2017

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Spring 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The adoption of a change in how basketball and volleyball teams will be classified for Michigan High School Athletic Association tournaments was among notable actions taken by the Representative Council during its annual Spring Meeting, May 7-8, in Glen Arbor, in additi...
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2017 Community Service Awards Honor 6

2017 Community Service Awards Honor 6
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Students representing six Michigan high schools have been selected as winners of the inaugural Community Service Awards sponsored by the MHSAA and Lake Trust Credit Union for their efforts to improve the lives of others in their communities.
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3 Sports Secure New Homes for 2017-18

3 Sports Secure New Homes for 2017-18
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Championship rounds for girls basketball, team wrestling and individual wrestling will have new homes for the 2017-18 season, as approved by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meeting, May 7-8, in Glen Ar...
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Advisory Council Names Class Of 2019

Advisory Council Names Class Of 2019
Monday, May 1, 2017
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2017-18 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the MHSAA's Student Advisory Council.
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Awards Honor Those Lending a Hand

Awards Honor Those Lending a Hand
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Sports often make up a significant, although singular part of the lives of Michigan’s high school student-athletes and coaches. Many also find ways to have significant impacts on the lives of others – and we’d like to tell the rest of our state how th...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2017

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
To accommodate an increasing number of member schools moving to 8-player football, while continuing to provide a championship opportunity for schools with the smallest enrollments, the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved the ...
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2017-18 Classifications Announced

2017-18 Classifications Announced
Monday, March 27, 2017
Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2017-18 school year have been announced.
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'Mentor' to Receive Forsythe Award

'Mentor' to Receive Forsythe Award
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Long before he became superintendent for multiple Oakland County school districts, George Heitsch was a young athletic director first at Westland Huron Valley and then West Bloomfield High School. And thankfully, there were veterans like Auburn Hills Avondale’s C...
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