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1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports

1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Into a world filled with the challenges of World War I, a new menace arrived It didn’t wear colors or plead allegiance to a flag. It held no prejudice. It knew no borders.
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'Coach Dad' Angers Takes Time to Be Fan

'Coach Dad' Angers Takes Time to Be Fan
Friday, February 21, 2020
For the second time in four years, Jerry Angers walked onto Ford Field last fall with his Maple City Glen Lake football team seeking an MHSAA Finals championship. It is not likely he’ll do so again.
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Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy

Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Owosso seniors Hunter and Colton Blaha, born 11 months apart, have been competing with each other nearly every day of their lives. The Blaha brothers have channeled that competitiveness into a work ethic and sense of community that has helped lift the Owosso High Schoo...
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Hudson, Morenci Fondly Recall Rivalry

Hudson, Morenci Fondly Recall Rivalry
Friday, January 31, 2020
It was a measuring stick for the season. It was Michigan vs. Ohio State, except inside state and county lines. It was tradition. The Morenci-Hudson football rivalry was like a lot of other football rivalries across Michigan. Often pitting cousin against cousin and frie...
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EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal

EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Over the past three weeks, John Shelton IV has established a new school record for wrestling wins while also reaching a rare milestone with his 150th career victory. While most would be elated and content, the East Grand Rapids senior wants more and has his sights set ...
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Performance: River Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski

Performance: River Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski
Friday, December 6, 2019
Mareyohn Hrabowski has become the state’s most-discussed emerging star from last weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals after leading River Rouge to an arguably unexpected 30-7 win over Muskegon in the Division 3 championship game.  The Panthers&rsq...
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Be the Referee: Video Review Success

Be the Referee: Video Review Success
Thursday, December 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the video review utilized for the first time at last weekend's Football Finals, and how it was successful.
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Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Ruben Salinas

Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Ruben Salinas
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The latest State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Brighton's Ruben Salinas making an awesome one-handed catch in the Division 1 Football Final against Davison.
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Drive Complete: 2019 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2019 Finals in Review
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Teams that reach the MHSAA Football Finals have been running around in helmets and pads for just short of four months, starting when we’re keeping an eye out for high temperatures and finishing as we watch the snow fall. Plenty of notable moments fill those four ...
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River Rouge Ends 2019 with Stunning Finish

River Rouge Ends 2019 with Stunning Finish
Sunday, December 1, 2019
River Rouge wasn’t intimidated by Muskegon’s national acclaim or 859 football victories, the most by any Michigan high school. If anything, the chance to knock off the unbeaten and top-ranked Big Reds brought out the absolute best in the Panthers.
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Lansing Catholic Comes Back to Claim D5

Lansing Catholic Comes Back to Claim D5
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Zach Gillespie was just part of what was out of rhythm for Lansing Catholic during the first half of Saturday’s Division 5 Final against Almont. But somehow, the Cougars and Raiders were tied. And that meant Lansing Catholic was in position to win.
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Davison Earns 1st-Time Football Glory

Davison Earns 1st-Time Football Glory
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Davison senior wide receiver Latrell Fordham strolled into the postgame press conference with his left arm in a sling, and an enormous smile on his face. Fordham played a huge role in Davison’s 35-25 victory over Brighton in the MHSAA Division 1 Final on Saturday...
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P-W Triumphs in Clash of Unbeatens

P-W Triumphs in Clash of Unbeatens
Saturday, November 30, 2019
This week was the right time for Carter Thelen to pull out the film from sixth grade, to remember the start of this year’s seniors playing football together a third of their lifetimes ago. “It was kinda emotional, because this was our last game playing with...
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Sophomore QB Leads GRCC Title Surge

Sophomore QB Leads GRCC Title Surge
Friday, November 29, 2019
Joey Silveri and his Grand Rapids Catholic Central teammates wanted to prove Friday they had the talent to match up with Detroit Country Day. It turns out, the Cougars had the talent to overwhelm the top-ranked football team in Division 4 as they cruised to a 44-0 vict...
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Monroe SMCC Wins Championship Grind

Monroe SMCC Wins Championship Grind
Friday, November 29, 2019
If Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central could draw up the perfect game for its preferred style of play, it might look a lot like Friday’s Division 6 Final. Yes, the Falcons defeated Maple City Glen Lake to win their first championship since 2014, so that makes it mem...
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'Gamer' Helps Shores Gut Out 1st Finals Win

'Gamer' Helps Shores Gut Out 1st Finals Win
Friday, November 29, 2019
Brady Rose walked into Ford Field on Friday carrying the backup quarterback tag.  After a performance that showed he was a backup in name only, the Muskegon Mona Shores junior walked out with the Division 2 Football championship.
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Reading Reaches Next Level with Repeat

Reading Reaches Next Level with Repeat
Friday, November 29, 2019
An arduous playoff road over the last five weeks pushed Reading up against some of the most established football programs in Michigan high school history. Pre-District opponent Mendon is tied for 10th with 12 MHSAA Finals football titles. Semifinal foe Fowler has ...
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Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'

Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'
Friday, November 29, 2019
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will conclude another decade for the most played and watched high school sport in Michigan. We’ll roll into this year’s games remembering some decade-enders of the past from 1979, 1989, 1999...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Thursday, November 28, 2019
There will be no appetizers for this weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field. Show up early and stay late – every game both days has a story, ranging from two first-time finalists playing for the Division 1 title to two of the most successf...
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#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title

#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title
Thursday, November 28, 2019
On Friday, coach Brad Gross will bring Beal City to the Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field to take on Reading as the Aggies play for their first MHSAA title in this sport since 2009.  But while this will be the Aggies' first championship game appearance since...
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