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C-D Preview: All Eyes on Thursday

C-D Preview: All Eyes on Thursday
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
It's rare that Michigan's smallest schools are the headliners of the MHSAA's Boys Basketball Finals.  But as the final weekend of the tournament gets underway Thursday, the evening session's first game arguably is the most intriguing matchup of the entire event.&n...
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Hoopfest Returns This Weekend to Jenison

Hoopfest Returns This Weekend to Jenison
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
March Magic Hoopfest will return to Jenison Field House for this weekend’s Michigan High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball Finals, marking the eighth championship weekend the event has run concurrent with the games being played at Michigan State Universi...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Quarterfinal Preview
Monday, March 20, 2017
It's easy to enter this final week of the boys basketball season noting how many of last year's MHSAA champions are still around with possible repeats only three wins away.  But isn't it more intriguing that 14 of 24 champions during this decade are still alive&nb...
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Manton, Buckley Prepped for Final Week

Manton, Buckley Prepped for Final Week
Friday, March 17, 2017
Wexford County will send two of the final 32 boys basketball teams still playing this season to Quarterfinals next week.  Manton in Class C won its first Regional title since 1998 on Wednesday, while undefeated Buckley claimed its first, in Class D, since 2010.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys Regional Preview
Monday, March 13, 2017
Only 128 teams remain in the MHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament – and seven have yet to taste defeat this season. That’s guaranteed to change beginning with tonight’s Regional Semifinals, where Class A and C will enjoy matchups of teams that have achiev...
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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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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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Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview
Monday, March 6, 2017
In less than three weeks, 16 boys basketball teams will converge on Michigan State University’s Breslin Center to determine four MHSAA titles. Today, more than 700 teams remain in the hunt.
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Stars-Now-Educators Relish Northport Run

Stars-Now-Educators Relish Northport Run
Friday, March 3, 2017
Coach Gordie Wick was addressing the crowd that had gathered to celebrate Northport’s Class D boys basketball championship when he glanced at the trophy in front of him. “You look at this trophy, and it’s just a piece of wood with a little brass on it...
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Thumb Rivals Honor Connor 'One Last Time'

Thumb Rivals Honor Connor 'One Last Time'
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Jay Burton said one of his biggest fears after his son Connor passed away in 2009 was that he would be forgotten. But eight years after his death, the memory of Connor Burton is as strong as ever in Marlette and Brown City, the two communities he managed to make a big ...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 12
Monday, February 27, 2017
For a good portion of Michigan’s best, the final week of this high school boys basketball regular season will be like starting the playoffs a week early.  Only a few league championships are left to be decided. But a number of top teams face off for one mor...
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Sand Creek Celebrates Long-Sought Success

Sand Creek Celebrates Long-Sought Success
Friday, February 24, 2017
It is a season of special anniversaries for the Sand Creek boys basketball team. It's also becoming a special season.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 11
Monday, February 20, 2017
This boys basketball season still has some surprises in store.  The latest proof? Check out last week’s results from the Detroit area, especially the top two listed to kick off this week’s Breslin Bound boys report.
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 10
Monday, February 13, 2017
Three previously-perfect boys basketball teams suffered their first losses last week, leaving only 15 undefeated in Michigan with the start of the MHSAA Tournament only three weeks away. What might this mean?
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Hillsdale Driving Toward Undefeated Run

Hillsdale Driving Toward Undefeated Run
Friday, February 10, 2017
At Hillsdale, a winning basketball program has become the norm. Victories are expected, conference championships are frequent and star players are an annual feature. “The pressure is on every year,” Hornets coach Brad Felix said. “I think everybody is...
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North Central Legend Continues to Grow

North Central Legend Continues to Grow
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
There was no drama because the game had virtually been decided by halftime, so the North Central Jets merely exchanged hugs and pats on the back after erasing a 59-year-old state record Jan. 27. The Jets shelled neighbor and arch-rival Bark River-Harris 76-29 for their...
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Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9

Breslin Bound: Boys Report Week 9
Monday, February 6, 2017
A record-setting boys basketball season enjoyed another highlight last week when Beaverton’s Roy Johnston set the MHSAA record for career coaching victories with his 729th, a 61-24 win over Farwell. With some pretty significant highlights now in the history boo...
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Performance: Clarkston's Foster Loyer

Performance: Clarkston's Foster Loyer
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Clarkston junior point guard Foster Loyer has been making good on high expectations since entering high school, and in one way he didn’t miss for nearly a year. Starting with last season’s regular-season finale against West Bloomfield, Loyer put together a...
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Stuck Family Success Lives On at Charlevoix

Stuck Family Success Lives On at Charlevoix
Friday, February 3, 2017
Elise Stuck burst on to the scene with a 21-point, 11-rebound effort in Charlevoix’s season-opening win over Petoskey. That was two months ago, but it was a harbinger of things to come.
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As Roles Change, Hardy Continues to Shine

As Roles Change, Hardy Continues to Shine
Thursday, February 2, 2017
No matter the role or circumstances, Amauri Hardy finds a way to fit in. Hardy, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from North Farmington, has been a starter since his freshman year and is one of the state’s top players. But his journey has not always been smooth.
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