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23rd WISL Conference Set for Feb. 4-5

23rd WISL Conference Set for Feb. 4-5
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The first, largest and longest-running program of its type in the country, the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Women In Sports Leadership Conference will take place Feb. 4-5 at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West.
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NFHS's Gardner Announces Retirement

NFHS's Gardner Announces Retirement
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Bob Gardner, executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) since May 2010, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 1, 2018. Gardner notified the NFHS Board of Directors of his retirement plans at the NFHS Winter Meeting on J...
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Clinic to Serve Voices of Our Communities

Clinic to Serve Voices of Our Communities
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
All three instructors for the upcoming MHSAA Public Address Announcers Clinic have similar getting-started stories – they jumped in with little to no experience but with both feet, found mentors to emulate and honed their craft over decades. They will share those...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2017

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Fall 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
A change in format for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Baseball Tournament was among notable actions taken by the Representative Council during its annual Fall Meeting, Dec. 1 in East Lansing, in addition to MHSAA basketball schedule changes for 2018-19 an...
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Wrestling Additions Highlight Winter Rules Changes

Wrestling Additions Highlight Winter Rules Changes
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The re-definition of the competition area to reward offensive wrestling in the down position is among the most significant rules changes taking effect with the start of 2017-18 competition in 12 winter sports for which the Michigan High School Athletic Association spons...
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Hoops Schedules to Switch for 2018-19

Hoops Schedules to Switch for 2018-19
Monday, December 4, 2017
To accommodate the future availability of arenas used to host the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls and boys basketball championship weekends, the Representative Council approved a switch in schedules for girls and boys basketball for the 2018-19 season.
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7 Elected to Representative Council

7 Elected to Representative Council
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, with six current members receiving re-election and a seventh selected to complete the term of a retiring administra...
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2018 Scholar-Athlete Applications Online

2018 Scholar-Athlete Applications Online
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2017-18 school year.
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Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF

Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A focus on student fan sportsmanship at high school events including an announcement outlining an expanded  “Battle of the Fans” contest will highlight this fall’s Michigan High School Athletic Association annual Sportsmanship Summit series, ...
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MHSAA Attendance Posts 6-Year High

MHSAA Attendance Posts 6-Year High
Thursday, September 21, 2017
MHSAA tournament events posted an increase in attendance for the second straight school year in 2016-17, drawing 1,492,469 fans – with eight boys sports enjoying larger audiences that the previous year.
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UPDATE Meeting Series in 40th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series in 40th Year
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The MHSAA will conduct its 40th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.
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'Check-in Champ' Back with More Prizes

'Check-in Champ' Back with More Prizes
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association and SuperFanHigh have again launched the "Check-in Champ" app to allow students, faculty, alumni, community members and all fans to earn prizes and college scholarships by showing support for high school football teams. And...
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Participation Again Outpaces Population

Participation Again Outpaces Population
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Michigan had the eighth-most participants in high school sports nationally in 2016-17 according to statistics released this week, again besting Michigan’s national ranking for total number of residents of high school age, which fell from ninth to 10th according to...
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MHSAA Announces 2016-17 Concussion Data

MHSAA Announces 2016-17 Concussion Data
Monday, August 7, 2017
The MHSAA has completed its second year of collecting head injury reports from member schools as it continues to build data that will assist in identifying trends and progress being made to reduce the incidence of head injuries in school sports.  Click below for s...
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Rules Changes Minimize Health Risks

Rules Changes Minimize Health Risks
Thursday, August 3, 2017
A pair of football rules changes taking effect this season build on continuing work to minimize health risks in all interscholastic sports as 2017-18 fall practices begin next week for member schools of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
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State Champs! Reveals Concussion Report

State Champs! Reveals Concussion Report
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The story of concussions in high school sports – from their symptoms to their treatment to a young person’s safe return to the classroom and the playing field – will be on display in the coming week in a State Champs! Sports Network Summer Series speci...
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MHSAA Provides Hot Weather Reminders

MHSAA Provides Hot Weather Reminders
Monday, July 31, 2017
As summer turns toward the beginning of fall sports practices next week, the MHSAA is providing a familiar but vital reminder that student-athletes need to prepare for activity in the hot weather that traditionally accompanies the beginning of August and the first train...
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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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