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Track Champ Eager for Next Challenge

Track Champ Eager for Next Challenge
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Aiden McLaughlin’s high school run got cut short, so now it’s time for him to fly. McLaughlin, who recently graduated from Morley Stanwood High School, was one of thousands of Michigan high school seniors who lost out on their final spring season due to the...
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The Last Time MHSAA Finals were Canceled

The Last Time MHSAA Finals were Canceled
Monday, April 27, 2020
A labor shortage caused by World War I had taken out spring high school sports in Michigan in 1917. The global spread of a devastating strain of influenza interrupted the football season in Michigan in 1918. But prep athletics would roar through the 1920s and survi...
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Moment: Fisher Runs into Record Books

Moment: Fisher Runs into Record Books
Monday, April 27, 2020
Grant Fisher had already established himself as one of the state's top high school distance runners of his era when he took the track for his last MHSAA Finals on May 30, 2015. By the end of the day, he'd run into the record books as one of Michigan's fastest all-time.
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Moment: Look Back at Boys Track's Yesteryear

Moment: Look Back at Boys Track's Yesteryear
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Today's look back at MHSAA Finals past provides a pair of opportunities to take a trip back in time to a recognizable place as it hosted some of the legendary champions in state boys track & field history. This collection of clips from the 1965 and 1968 Lower Penin...
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Moment: Noeker Hurdles into Elite Club

Moment: Noeker Hurdles into Elite Club
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Tyrone Wheatley is as heralded a legend as any in MHSAA track & field history. On June 5, 2010, Pewamo-Westphalia’s Cory Noeker joined the former Dearborn Heights Robichaud star in an accomplishment no other Lower Peninsula runner has matched.
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Moment: Sayen Sprints to Title Sweep

Moment: Sayen Sprints to Title Sweep
Friday, April 24, 2020
Clayton Sayen won the maximum number of MHSAA championships possible for a Michigan high school runner during the 2017-18 school year. After claiming the Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country title in the fall, Sayen capped his Houghton career by becoming the most r...
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60 Years Later, Co-Champ Rediscovered

60 Years Later, Co-Champ Rediscovered
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Nicholas “Mickey” Turcheck tells a wild story. It involves a coin flip, and a medal honoring his MHSAA pole vault championship performance on what became a windy 1960 Finals day in Ann Arbor at University of Michigan’s old Ferry Field.  But there...
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'Fleet Feet' Tells Story of State HS Track

'Fleet Feet' Tells Story of State HS Track
Friday, August 30, 2019
As a Hall of Fame radio broadcaster, Jim Moyes has told stories of high school sports for more than 50 years – and helped others do the same with his contributions as an authority on Michigan high school track & field history. In the latter role, Moyes decade...
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Full Team Effort Helps Gladstone Go Distance

Full Team Effort Helps Gladstone Go Distance
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
With Gladstone’s boys track & field team set to begin competition two months ago, longtime coach Gary Whitmer described his team in a local newspaper preview as a mystery. There were signs it could be a special spring.
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Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best

Brimley Jumper's Leap Soars On as Finals Best
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thirty years ago this spring, John Payment became an unlikely part of Michigan high school track & field history. In some respects, it almost seems like yesterday the Brimley High School senior soared 7-feet, 1 inch, to set an MHSAA Finals high jump record that sti...
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Alwine's Risk Rewarded with Top Vault

Alwine's Risk Rewarded with Top Vault
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wyatt Alwine was one more failed attempt away from having a very bad day at last Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Track & Field Finals. With some of his adrenaline reserve drained from a long rain delay, the Constantine junior — seeded No. 1 ...
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Ishpeming Boys Go Distance Again

Ishpeming Boys Go Distance Again
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Ishpeming boys continued their winning ways at Saturday's Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals, retaining their Division 2 crown with 129 points. This marked the fifth title in six years for the Hematites, who were followed by Newberry at 84 and Norway with 75 ...
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Dunn Ends with Memorable Finishes

Dunn Ends with Memorable Finishes
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Dunns are done. Brad Dunn is the last of nine children, four of them boys, to go through Saugatuck High School – and he more than held his own on the last day of competition.
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Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed

Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Kalamazoo Hackett boys track & field team overcame small numbers Saturday to repeat as champion at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals at Baldwin Middle School. Despite having just nine athletes competing, Hackett finished with 64 points to 46 for runner-up S...
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Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat

Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Bessemer earned its name. How could the aptly named Speedboys, whose logo is a winged shoe, not win a track & field meet?
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Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1

Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Gladstone boys had quite a championship reign at the Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals during the previous decade, taking the Division 1 titles from 2004-09, then winning again in 2013. They returned to the winner's circle here Saturday, bringing home the ch...
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Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances

Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances
Saturday, June 1, 2019
From great-grandparents and former coaches to a mother and a son, athletes at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals became champions in honor of their loved ones on Saturday. Take senior Emari O’Brien of Harper Woods Chandler Park, who became the 100-meter Divi...
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East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak

East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak
Saturday, June 1, 2019
A hard pounding rain began to fall shortly after the East Kentwood boys track & field team reached the podium. It was only fitting, as the Falcons reigned once again.
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Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale

Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale
Friday, May 31, 2019
Pick a division – any of seven Saturday – and you’re bound to find a senior standout finishing his career at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals. Michigan high schools regularly graduate star-loaded classes in this sport – but with reigning ...
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McBain Twins Geared Up for Last Finals

McBain Twins Geared Up for Last Finals
Friday, May 24, 2019
It’s been said that records are made to be broken. McBain twins Keegan and Klaudia O’Malley seem to have taken that notion to heart.
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