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Sailor Nation Works Together to Save Life

Sailor Nation Works Together to Save Life
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Bob Mirkle calls it a miracle that he’s still alive. The 74-year-old Norton Shores resident had a brush with death Oct. 18 in front of 7,000 fans packed into Sailor Stadium for the blockbuster Muskegon at Mona Shores football game.
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Hoops, Hockey Prep for Playoff Changes

Hoops, Hockey Prep for Playoff Changes
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The introduction of limited seeding at the District level for girls and boys basketball, and a shift in the postseason schedule for ice hockey, are among changes that will be noticed most this season by those who compete in and follow the 12 winter sports for which the ...
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Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor

Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Retired longtime athletic director Fred Smith has been selected to receive a Citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations during the 50th National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored by the NFHS and National Interscholastic Athletic Admini...
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Apply Online for Scholar-Athlete Awards

Apply Online for Scholar-Athlete Awards
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again with Farm Bureau Insurance present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2019-20 school year.
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8 Elected to Representative Council

8 Elected to Representative Council
Friday, October 18, 2019
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the MHSAA’s legislative body, its Representative Council, with five new members joining three others who received re-election to begin service in December.
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Bowling, Boys Lacrosse Set Fan Records

Bowling, Boys Lacrosse Set Fan Records
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Bowling and boys lacrosse tournament events again drew record-breaking attendance totals during the 2018-19 school year as a total of 1,385,710 fans attended MHSAA postseason competitions for which attendance is recorded.
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Summits Offer Chances to Learn, Share

Summits Offer Chances to Learn, Share
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
“Be the Example” is a driving philosophy during the MHSAA's annual Sportsmanship Summits, and this fall’s series – provided at four sites during the first two full weeks of November – will offer more opportunities for students to present th...
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Girls Basketball Finals Returning to Breslin

Girls Basketball Finals Returning to Breslin
Monday, September 30, 2019
The MHSAA's Girls Basketball Semifinals and Finals weekend could return to the Breslin Student Events Center as quickly as this upcoming 2019-20 season, with Michigan State University hosting the event this winter and in future seasons when the Spartans women’s ba...
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2018-19 Concussion Data Reinforces Trends

2018-19 Concussion Data Reinforces Trends
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Data on student-athlete concussions collected by the Michigan High School Athletic Association from member high schools during the 2018-19 school year further reinforced findings from the first three years of reporting, and will contribute significantly as a number of M...
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Update Meeting Series Begins 42nd Year

Update Meeting Series Begins 42nd Year
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will conduct its 42nd 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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Participation Again Outpaces Population

Participation Again Outpaces Population
Monday, August 26, 2019
For the third straight school year, Michigan in 2018-19 had the eighth-most participants in high school sports nationally according to statistics recently released by the National Federation of State High School Associations, again outpacing the state’s natio...
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43 Percent of Athletes are Multi-Sport

43 Percent of Athletes are Multi-Sport
Monday, August 19, 2019
Nearly 43 percent of athletes at MHSAA member high schools continued to participate in two or more sports in 2018-19, according to the Multi-Sport Participation Survey, reinforcing similar data collected for the first time two years ago.
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Changes Accompany Start of Fall Practice

Changes Accompany Start of Fall Practice
Thursday, August 8, 2019
An assortment of game rules, preseason policy and postseason tournament changes will greet more than 100,000 high school student-athletes as 2019-20 Fall practices begin next week for nine sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments.
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Athletes: Get Ready to Beat the Heat

Athletes: Get Ready to Beat the Heat
Friday, August 2, 2019
While this summer may have seemed to arrive late in many parts of Michigan, the warm and sunny weather over these last few weeks has provided another reminder that student-athletes must prepare for training in hot weather that traditionally accompanies the beginning of ...
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Pay-to-Play Use Hovers at 50 percent

Pay-to-Play Use Hovers at 50 percent
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Half of MHSAA member high schools continued to assess sports participation fees during the 2018-19 school year, according to a survey that has measured the prevalence of charging students to help fund interscholastic athletics annually over the last 15 years.
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Brush Up on the New Transfer Rule

Brush Up on the New Transfer Rule
Monday, July 22, 2019
Eligibility under the new “sport-specific” transfer rule begins this coming fall after circulating extensively for nearly one school year. Unless one of the stated 15 exceptions is met, participation during the 2018-19 school year determines eligibility for...
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Participation Remains Steady in 2018-19

Participation Remains Steady in 2018-19
Thursday, July 18, 2019
MHSAA member schools continued to experience a decade-long decline in enrollment in 2018-19, and participation across 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments also decreased slightly. However, while the drop in enrollment was 1.28 percent from the p...
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NFHS Introduces Updated Logo

NFHS Introduces Updated Logo
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) heads into the next 100 years of leading high school sports and other activity programs nationwide, it will be doing so with a new logo.
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Bush Honorees' Impacts Can't Be Missed

Bush Honorees' Impacts Can't Be Missed
Monday, June 24, 2019
Detroit’s Vic Michaels, Novi’s Brian Gordon, Bronson’s Jean LaClair and Portland’s Kevin Veale all have impacted high school students as teachers, coaches and administrators over decades in their respectively communities.
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2018-19 Parade of Champions

2018-19 Parade of Champions
Thursday, June 20, 2019
A total of 105 schools won one or more of the 128 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during 2018-19, with two teams earning the first Finals championship in any sport in their schools’ histories. Ypsilanti Lincoln celebrated its ...
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