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Western Wins Big as Emert Shows Way

Western Wins Big as Emert Shows Way
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The past two holiday seasons, there has been more trash-talking than usual among Steve Emert and his family. Two years ago, Emert was offered and accepted the girls basketball head coaching job at Walled Lake Western. But there was one intriguing family twist to that d...
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 6

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 6
Monday, January 14, 2019
As the midpoint of this Michigan high school girls basketball season approaches, most teams are focusing on league competition – and there are plenty of stories to tell. Start with the top game in our “Week in Review” below – which saw the end o...
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Keyser's Final Mission: Lead Bucs Into Title Mix

Keyser's Final Mission: Lead Bucs Into Title Mix
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Alli Keyser wore a big smile coming out of the locker room Tuesday night, as if she just had completed a career night. In reality, the Grand Haven senior point guard was coming off one of her worst statistical nights in memory, scoring seven points (on 3-of-16 shooting...
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Post-Break

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Post-Break
Monday, January 7, 2019
The new year brings with it endless possibilities – and that extends to this Michigan high school girls basketball season. Sure, there are some teams looking absolutely unbeatable right now. But we have more than two months to find out and figure out a lot more.
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Walkerville Earns Back-to-Back Title Trips

Walkerville Earns Back-to-Back Title Trips
Monday, December 31, 2018
Holton’s trip to the 2018 MHSAA Division 8 Football Semifinals was another return to the past of sorts for Angela Slowik. Her youngest son, Nathan, was the kicker on the Red Devils football team. The little city celebrated the school’s deep run with public ...
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Bowers' Balance Paying Big for Kent City

Bowers' Balance Paying Big for Kent City
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Kenzie Bowers’ mother made sure her daughter wasn’t going to grow up to become just a scorer. An extra incentive did just the trick.
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Westwood Sets Sights on Past Heights

Westwood Sets Sights on Past Heights
Thursday, December 20, 2018
The Westwood Patriots do not have a senior on their girls basketball roster and only two players stand as tall as 5-foot-9. But don’t overlook this team.
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Be the Referee: You Make the Call

Be the Referee: You Make the Call
Thursday, December 20, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis offers up a basketball "You Make the Call" scenario concerning the backboard.
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House's Letters Spell R-E-C-O-R-D

House's Letters Spell R-E-C-O-R-D
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
As a freshman, Abby House could not decide whether to play volleyball or golf, so she compromised and did both. Little did she know that first dual-sport fall season would put her on track to Comstock High School history.
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 2

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 2
Monday, December 17, 2018
Calendar year 2018 is drawing to a close, but anticipation is just starting to ramp up as girls basketball teams head into the holidays. For many, there won’t be much of a break as they prep to play in a number of showcase events around the state.
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Lakes 'Family' Ready to Run Again

Lakes 'Family' Ready to Run Again
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes has taken a big step forward and become a perennial state power in girls basketball since Steve Robak became the coach before the 2007-08 season. Any coach who has experienced similar success will tell you it takes a certain amount of ta...
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Be the Referee: Uniform Safety

Be the Referee: Uniform Safety
Thursday, December 13, 2018
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains how player uniform rules in basketball make the game safer.
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Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 1

Countdown to Calvin: Girls Report Week 1
Monday, December 10, 2018
Michigan’s high school girls basketball teams wasted no time firing up highlights as their season tipped off last week. Without giving the rest of this first “Countdown to Calvin” report away, we saw one reigning MHSAA champion fall and another just b...
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Next Win Will be 500th for Ida's Leonard

Next Win Will be 500th for Ida's Leonard
Friday, November 30, 2018
There are ups and downs in everyone’s coaching career. Unless you are Tim Leonard. Leonard starts his 28th season as head coach of the Ida High School girls basketball team Tuesday. With a win at home against Monroe Jefferson, Leonard would join the exclusive 500...
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Young to Lead BCAM's Next Generation

Young to Lead BCAM's Next Generation
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan recently celebrated its 42nd year – and starting Jan. 1, BCAM will welcome just its fourth executive director. Tom Hursey, 74, will step down as executive director and hand the gavel over to Dan Young, Hursey&rs...
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'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns

'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns
Thursday, July 12, 2018
After a one-year hiatus in 2017, the annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their ninth year July 17 at Milford High School in Highland Township. 
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Wilkinson Capping Record-Blazing Career

Wilkinson Capping Record-Blazing Career
Friday, May 18, 2018
Rik Ponstein cuts to the chase when he talks about senior pitcher-centerfielder Makenzie Wilkinson. “She’s probably the best player I’ve ever coached,” he said.
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Performance: Heritage's Shine Strickland-Gills

Performance: Heritage's Shine Strickland-Gills
Thursday, March 22, 2018
On back-to-back days, Heritage’s Shine Strickland-Gills put together back-to-back standout performances at Van Noord Arena to lead the Hawks to their first MHSAA girls basketball title since 2002.  She had 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals in a 46-28...
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All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another

All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
When asked how many seasons he’s coached basketball, Don Palmer always is up front. The reactions are variations of shock and awe.
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Seniors Continue Country Day Legacy

Seniors Continue Country Day Legacy
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Detroit Country Day senior Kaela Webb dribbled out the clock Saturday on a hard-fought Class B title game against Jackson Northwest, and a smile overtook her face. She looked over at her coach, Frank Orlando, who was about to celebrate his 13th MHSAA title at the schoo...
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