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In Memoriam: Fred McLeod (1952-2019)

In Memoriam: Fred McLeod (1952-2019)
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Basketball fans all over Ohio and Michigan are mourning the death Monday evening of longtime play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod, who was known most for his broadcasts of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons over the last 36 years – but also made a few of th...
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Reaching Higher Returns, Expands

Reaching Higher Returns, Expands
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their 10th year June 23 at Milford High School in Highland Township, and for the first time volleyball players will take part in the Reaching Higher experien...
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Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams

Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Clay Sampson knows only one speed, whether it’s on the football field, basketball court or baseball diamond – it’s full go, all the time. “He has such a passion for the game, no matter what sport,” said his basketball coach, Jared Janssen....
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Final 'Retro' Mr Basketball Class Named

Final 'Retro' Mr Basketball Class Named
Friday, April 12, 2019
With the completion of the 2018-19 prep basketball season, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan proudly wraps up its decade-long “Retro” Mr. Basketball project with the announcement of the final six honorees.
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2018-19 Stacking Up With Best on Records

2018-19 Stacking Up With Best on Records
Sunday, March 31, 2019
What a sports year. There certainly have been some amazing athletic feats over the 2018-19 high school season in Michigan, and it’s just two-thirds of the way complete.
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Performance: Unity's Noah Wiswary

Performance: Unity's Noah Wiswary
Friday, March 22, 2019
Senior point guard Noah Wiswary entered the final week of the season as Hudsonville Unity Christian’s fourth-leading scorer at 7.8 points per game.  But Wiswary led the Crusaders in scoring in their Quarterfinal, Semifinal and championship game wins as the p...
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Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball

Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains when instant relay is available to be consulted during the girls and boys basketball tournaments.
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Great Clips of the Week: Daniel Friday & Michael Fletcher

Great Clips of the Week: Daniel Friday & Michael Fletcher
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a pair of basketball highlights – dunks by Detroit U-D Jesuit's Daniel Friday and Flint Carman-Ainsworth's Michael Fletcher...
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Unity Adds Hoops to 2018-19 Trophy Run

Unity Adds Hoops to 2018-19 Trophy Run
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Noah Wiswary answered quickly when asked Saturday night if he had planned on winning multiple MHSAA championships during his senior season.  “No,” the Hudsonville Unity Christian guard said shaking his head. “Not at all. When we started...
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P-W Finishes Historic March Atop D3

P-W Finishes Historic March Atop D3
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Collin Trierweiler found himself outside with his older brother again, firing up free throws, one of his favorite things to do when he was younger. Except this time, he was standing at the free-throw line at the Breslin Center, with no one else on his side of the court...
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Lincoln Beats Buzzer for 1st Basketball Title

Lincoln Beats Buzzer for 1st Basketball Title
Saturday, March 16, 2019
All eyes were on Ypsilanti Lincoln freshman Emoni Bates on Saturday as the seconds ticked away in the Division 1 Boys Basketball Final.  None were on Lincoln senior Jalen Fisher. But that all changed when the buzzer sounded.
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D4 Eagles Regain Championship Stride

D4 Eagles Regain Championship Stride
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Southfield Christian began this winter minus two starters who left the program for other schools and with just two wins in its first seven games. In early January, the Eagles faced a decision to guide the rest of their season.
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River Rouge Takes Title Dream Into Final

River Rouge Takes Title Dream Into Final
Friday, March 15, 2019
At River Rouge, 14 MHSAA championship banners tell of one of the most storied programs in Michigan high school boys basketball history. They don’t hang banners there for making the Semifinals or finishing runner-up.
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Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday

Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday
Friday, March 15, 2019
The last two weeks have seen Hudsonville Unity Christian thrust into the statewide spotlight with a pair of wins over teams expected to contend for this season’s Division 2 title. But the Crusaders have belonged in that conversation all season as well, and showed...
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U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance

U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance
Friday, March 15, 2019
Only three Detroit U-D Jesuit players have seen action in all 27 of their team’s games this winter. Friday was further evidence of what the Cubs had been missing for parts of this season.
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Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final

Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final
Friday, March 15, 2019
Emoni Bates was here to help, he told his teammates before beginning his freshman year at Ypsilanti Lincoln in the fall. That’s one very understated way to put what the nationally-renowned freshman has meant to the Railsplitters during their most successful seaso...
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Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion

Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Either way late in Friday night’s Division 4 Semifinal, Frankfort was headed to the record book. For most of the first three quarters, it seemed the Panthers were cruising toward reaching the MHSAA championship round for the first time. Then, over six minutes of ...
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Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders

Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders
Thursday, March 14, 2019
It’s a new Finals, with another trip for Southfield Christian, and Jon Sanders and Da’Jion Humphrey’s turns to take on the spotlight. The Eagles – last season’s Class D champions – will play for a second straight title Saturday morni...
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P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship

P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia always seems to be in the mix. The Pirates haven’t had a losing record since 1998-99, the last season before coach Luke Pohl returned to the program after two years away and led 19 straight winners. Maybe last year’s seniors, coming off an...
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Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues

Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues
Thursday, March 14, 2019
“Living this dream.” Iron Mountain coach Bucky Johnson put special emphasis on those words Thursday afternoon.
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