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Hot-Shooting Country Day Wins for Coach O

Hot-Shooting Country Day Wins for Coach O
Saturday, March 18, 2017
As the final seconds of his 12th MHSAA title run at Detroit Country Day ticked away, legendary coach Frank Orlando was serenaded as his school's student section chanted: “We love Coach O.” Orlando acknowledged the fans, wiped away some tears, and moments la...
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DEPSA Finishes Championship Beginning

DEPSA Finishes Championship Beginning
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Rickea Jackson was the freshman last year, an all-stater in the making, but also the player getting triple teamed by opponents as the most immensely talented of Detroit Edison Public School Academy’s lineup. On the sideline, coach Monique Brown almost couldn&rsqu...
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Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season

Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Breanna Perry was tired of looking at a lonely state championship banner in the Flushing gymnasium – especially one twice her age. So the Flushing senior and her teammates went out and got another one.
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Pittsford Pair Leads Repeat Title Charge

Pittsford Pair Leads Repeat Title Charge
Saturday, March 18, 2017
They could make left-handed layups as second graders. That just doesn’t happen. This was bound to be a special group. Chris Hodos made that observation and prediction a decade ago, five seasons before taking over the Pittsford girls basketball program. He proved ...
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Arbor Prep Closes in on 2nd Straight Title

Arbor Prep Closes in on 2nd Straight Title
Friday, March 17, 2017
Absolutely, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep has noticed differences playing in Class B this season after winning the Class C title a year ago.  And yet, the results have been the same – if not better.
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Country Day Adds to Coach's 50th Run

Country Day Adds to Coach's 50th Run
Friday, March 17, 2017
Frank Orlando’s 50th season as a high school coach has been much like many of them – he’s enjoyed another championship contender, led by multiple all-staters, and he’ll bring that team into the final day of the season once again.  But ...
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East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot

East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot
Friday, March 17, 2017
Few opponents this season had played East Kentwood as close as Southfield Arts & Technology did during Friday’s Class A Semifinal at the Breslin Center.  But Falcons coach Jimmy Carter wasn’t worried. And his players were only a little bit cautious...
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Flushing Downs Champ to Reach 1st Final

Flushing Downs Champ to Reach 1st Final
Friday, March 17, 2017
Warren Cousino girls basketball coach Mike Lee saw a lot of his 2016 team in watching Flushing move past his current contender during Friday’s first Class A Semifinal at the Breslin Center.  The Patriots had stormed to their first MHSAA championship a year a...
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Pittsford Arrives at Cusp of History Again

Pittsford Arrives at Cusp of History Again
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Their record alone – 102-2 – is simply incredible to consider. And by the end of Saturday morning, Pittsford seniors Jaycie Burger and Maddie Clark could finish their careers alone as the winningest girls basketball players in Michigan high school history....
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MLS Carries Dream Run to Final Game

MLS Carries Dream Run to Final Game
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday’s first Class D Semifinal would have produced a dream-come-true scenario whichever team emerged victorious. Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary coach Brian Blaine just didn’t see that being his team when this tournament began.
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P-W Earns Shot to Add to Title Collection

P-W Earns Shot to Add to Title Collection
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Pewamo-Westphalia is enjoying a championship-caliber school year. And now the Pirates girls basketball team wants its piece of MHSAA title success.
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Edison Advances to 1st Hoops Final

Edison Advances to 1st Hoops Final
Thursday, March 16, 2017
When Monique Brown heard voices as she walked past her players’ hotel rooms late Wednesday night, she was a little concerned. Maybe she’d made a mistake bringing her young team to East Lansing the night before the biggest game in school history.
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A-B Preview: Return of the Champs

A-B Preview: Return of the Champs
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Three 2016 MHSAA champions will take the floor for Friday’s Semifinals in Classes A and B. Warren Cousino is back attempting to repeat in Class A, and Marshall is seeking to do the same in Class B. The third guarantees there will be a new Class C champion this...
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C-D Preview: Perfection & Possibilities

C-D Preview: Perfection & Possibilities
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
One of the state’s most impressive winning streaks in any sport this decade will take the main stage again this weekend at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. Reigning Class D champion Pittsford will attempt to finish a second straight undefeated se...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 13, 2017
The final week of the 2016-17 girls basketball season begins tonight with all four of last year's champions still alive for titles this winter, but with a twist. Reigning Class C winner Ypsilanti Arbor Prep is now in Class B, but is undefeated, as is reigning Class...
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Data Dig Continues for Hoops Histories

Data Dig Continues for Hoops Histories
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
There is a list – well actually two – that sit, unfinished, among MHSAA historian Ron Pesch's “1,001 Projects I’d Like to Complete Before I Die.” Hundreds of hours have gone into adding to and maintaining the lists, and much progress has b...
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Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Girls Regional Preview
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
It was not intentional that the five results from last week’s Districts highlighted in this week’s “Breslin Bound” report all came from Class A. Rather, it’s an indication just how many contenders there appear to be in that tournament this...
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'Fire & Ice' Sail Mona Shores into Regional

'Fire & Ice' Sail Mona Shores into Regional
Monday, March 6, 2017
Guard play is crucial in girls basketball. Especially in March, and definitely in the second half of a District championship game against a crosstown rival.
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Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale

Basketball Finals Tickets On Sale
Monday, March 6, 2017
Tickets for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Girls and Boys Basketball Finals are on sale from the Jenison Field House Ticket Office.
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Munising Neighbors Share In Successes

Munising Neighbors Share In Successes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
It would be hard to believe there are many more accomplished neighboring homes than those of Marissa Immel and Frankie Mattson in Munising. Between them, the Munising High School seniors are both 4.0 students, share their class’ top spot academically, and will gr...
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