Boys Track & Field

 

Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC

Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC
Friday, August 18, 2017
When the Traverse City Central boys cross country team opened practice last Wednesday, the gregarious John Lober was nowhere in sight. Instead, the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach was teeing it up on a golf course in Kalkaska Count...
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Cardinals Cap Unbeaten Season with 1st Title

Cardinals Cap Unbeaten Season with 1st Title
Monday, June 12, 2017
As coach Jeff Erickson searched the hallways for athletes to bolster his boys track & field team, he let them know up front this was not a sport where they’d get tons of attention and hype. This season, the Whittemore-Prescott boys track & field team &nda...
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Rapid River Clinches on Final Relay

Rapid River Clinches on Final Relay
Sunday, June 4, 2017
There appeared to be a sense of relief within the ranks of the Rapid River boys track team Saturday as it retained its Upper Peninsula Division 3 crown. Rapid River edged Bessemer 108-104 for the title, but the teams were tied at 96 prior to the 1,600-meter relay.
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Fast and Steady, Newberry Wins Race

Fast and Steady, Newberry Wins Race
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Steady improvement through this season paid off for the Newberry boys track team Saturday as it scored 130½ points to win its first Upper Peninsula Division 2 title in 11 years. The Indians were followed by three-time defending champ Ishpeming with 102 and Steph...
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Chesaning Puts Away Win in Final Event

Chesaning Puts Away Win in Final Event
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The boys on the Chesaning track & field team are emotionally spent.  A Saturday saturated with stress gave way to pure bliss as the Indians kept grinding all the way to a Lower Peninsula Division 3 championship at Comstock Park.
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Whittemore-Prescott Gets Win That Counts Most

Whittemore-Prescott Gets Win That Counts Most
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Winning it all doesn’t necessarily mean winning them all when it comes to track & field.  In fact, the Whittemore-Prescott boys team didn’t win a single event at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 4 championship meet at Grand Rapids’ H...
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Marquette Pushes Title Run to 3 Straight

Marquette Pushes Title Run to 3 Straight
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Marquette boys quietly went about their business Saturday and were rewarded with their third straight Upper Peninsula Division 1 track & field title. Marquette collected 128 points. Iron Mountain edged Houghton 76½-73 for the runner-up trophy, and Kingsf...
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Meyers Gives Kentwood Crowd Final Show

Meyers Gives Kentwood Crowd Final Show
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Khance Meyers put on one final show in an East Kentwood uniform Saturday, and did it on his home track. The senior sprinting star won the 100 and 200 meters for the second straight year at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Track & Field Finals, and anchored the w...
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Corunna Star Recovers to Shine Again

Corunna Star Recovers to Shine Again
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Noah Jacobs of Corunna is another in a long line of tremendous distance runners to come out of this state. Among the names he’s chased include Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford and Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc.
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Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine

Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine
Friday, June 2, 2017
The MHSAA Track & Field Finals again will draw one of the largest groups of competitors of any championship event in the state this school year. And fans surely will recognize a number of names from Finals past – including, on the boys side, a number of senio...
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Northern Hopefuls Chase Dream Finishes

Northern Hopefuls Chase Dream Finishes
Friday, June 2, 2017
Can Gaylord’s Casey Korte, despite missing three weeks in May with shin splints, defend her MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 title in the long jump? Hers is one of four storylines expected to be among the most compelling from northern Michigan on Saturday at the ...
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Coldwater Sends 7 Shot Putters to Finals

Coldwater Sends 7 Shot Putters to Finals
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Individually, Coldwater’s shot putters might not be the most sizable guys muscling up to the pit at this weekend’s MHSAA Track & Field Finals. But as a group, the Cardinals might be the largest ever to advance to championship weekend – and perhaps...
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State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish

 State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Khance Meyers is widely regarded as the fastest sprinter in the state. The East Kentwood senior track star will attempt to live up to that billing next weekend when he competes in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals.
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Performance: Salem's Mason Phillips

Performance: Salem's Mason Phillips
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Over the last week, Mason Phillips has emerged from a key contributor to Salem’s No. 3-ranked boys track & field team to become one of the most incredible stories of this spring season.  Phillips had run track as a freshman but not the last two years bef...
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Busy Block Does it All During 3-Sport Spring

Busy Block Does it All During 3-Sport Spring
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dawson Block has his seven varsity letters earned over the last 2½ years piled on a table in his bedroom.  They aren’t in any particular order or out for display. In fact, they’re probably the most disorganized part of an incredibly organized gu...
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Cooper Closing In On Fantastic Finish

Cooper Closing In On Fantastic Finish
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
As good as he is as a runner, Cameron Cooper understands he can’t do it alone. Running one last high school season guided by knowledgeable veteran coaches and with a friend to help set their team's pace, the Oak Park senior is sprinting toward a captivating concl...
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Superior Dome Gives Jumpstart to Spring

Superior Dome Gives Jumpstart to Spring
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Most Upper Peninsula track coaches will tell anyone the weather always is perfect in the Dome. After all, the temperature is constantly in the 70s and there’s no wind, rain or snow to contend with inside Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. And mos...
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Time at Track is Nesbitt Family Time Too

Time at Track is Nesbitt Family Time Too
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Conversations in the Nesbitt house always seem to come back to track and field. The fact that the father, Michael, is the cross country and boys track coach at Bay City Western, and his two children, Brendan and Sydney, are MHSAA Finals qualifiers in both sports is onl...
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Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities

Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities
Thursday, April 13, 2017
There was a time when hosting a track meet in early April was nearly impossible in the Upper Peninsula. Indoor tracks weren’t available, and the long winters sometimes made it difficult to hold outdoor meets even in mid to late April. That no longer holds true as...
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'Midnight Express' Got Start at Cass Tech

'Midnight Express' Got Start at Cass Tech
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
If Eddie Tolan had his way, he might have been a football hero or, maybe, a star on the baseball diamond. But fate is a funny thing.  Instead, he became an Olympic track star and, one can strongly argue, the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s grea...
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