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State Champs: LP Golf & Tennis Finals

State Champs: LP Golf & Tennis Finals
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
State Champs Sports Network produced full highlight shows covering all four divisions of MHSAA Finals in Lower Peninsula girls golf and boys team tennis this season. 
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Cooksey's HS Success Nearly Unmatched

Cooksey's HS Success Nearly Unmatched
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
As many wins as William Cooksey piled up playing tennis for Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett the past four years, there were probably more times he was asked why he was playing high school tennis in the first place. He's one of the country’s top junior playe...
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4-Time Title Winner Headlines #1 Finals

4-Time Title Winner Headlines #1 Finals
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
When he got to the court at Portland High School, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett senior William Cooksey discovered a realization: He was about to end his storied high school career at the same place he began it.  Read on for more on his historic finish, as...
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Cranes' Team Effort Pays Off in Title Tie-Breaker

Cranes' Team Effort Pays Off in Title Tie-Breaker
Friday, October 16, 2020
To regain the Lower Peninsula Division 3 boys tennis title, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood knew every point would matter. That laser-focused approach proved to be spot on as the Cranes outlasted reigning champion Ann Arbor Greenhills to capture this season’...
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Okemos Sends Coach Out with Title Win

Okemos Sends Coach Out with Title Win
Friday, October 16, 2020
After 11 years, Okemos boys tennis coach Chris Silker is riding off into the coaching sunset to spend more time with his three young children and focus on his real estate business. But before doing so, Silker finished one last ride with another group of kids he’s...
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FH Northern Finishes Perfect Repeat Run

FH Northern Finishes Perfect Repeat Run
Friday, October 16, 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals were obvious Friday morning. But at the Division 2 Final, the end result remained the same as the season before.
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3-Seed Liggett Regains D4 Championship

3-Seed Liggett Regains D4 Championship
Friday, October 16, 2020
With teammates screaming and cheering on the sidelines, a stunned senior and freshman doubles team clinched the winning point for Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett on Friday. Senior Tarun Jarial and freshman Tommy Ugval pulled out the two-set win, leading Liggett ...
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Preview: Finalists Travel New Title Path

Preview: Finalists Travel New Title Path
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The format for this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals will be different – but many of the teams we’re used to seeing raise championship trophies could be doing so again by Friday evening Due to COVID-19 precautions, this season’s MHSA...
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Henry Adds Coaching to K-Zoo Connection

Henry Adds Coaching to K-Zoo Connection
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
When he was 5 years old, Daniel Henry lost his father to brain cancer. At age 14, he lost his mother to breast cancer. Grieving his losses and living with his 23-year-old sister, Henry found solace in friends and high school tennis.
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Senior-Led Hackett Loaded for 2020 Run

Senior-Led Hackett Loaded for 2020 Run
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Game days, Nicholas DeForest can be found sitting alone on the bleachers, autographed cast on his wrist, while his teammates compete on the tennis courts. Slated for the No. 1 singles spot, the senior from Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep still has a couple weeks until ...
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Moment: Tennis Powers Begin Surges

Moment: Tennis Powers Begin Surges
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, Midland Dow, Detroit Country Day and Ann Arbor Greenhills concluded the first decade of the 2000s with Lower Peninsula boys tennis championships. They also gave previews of a successful decade the come.
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Armada's Fredette Receives NFHS Honor

Armada's Fredette Receives NFHS Honor
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Longtime Armada tennis coach David Fredette has been named one of 23 National Coaches of the Year for 2018-19 by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NHFS) Coaches Association.
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Always Contender, Allegan Now Champion

Always Contender, Allegan Now Champion
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Allegan’s championship story began nearly a half-century ago. A longtime coach retires after 45 years building one of the state’s strongest tennis programs, even receiving national recognition for his work spreading love for the game – but he never wo...
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Clip of the Week: Mattawan's Nathaniel Webster

Clip of the Week: Mattawan's Nathaniel Webster
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
This edition of State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Mattawan's Nathaniel Webster sending back a no-look volley on the way to claiming the No. 1 singles title at the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Boys Tennis Finals. 
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Allegan Earns 1st Title, Hackett 1st Since 2005

Allegan Earns 1st Title, Hackett 1st Since 2005
Sunday, October 20, 2019
After chasing an elusive MHSAA Finals tennis championship for years, what would a few more hours waiting matter for the Allegan boys tennis team? With all but the No. 3 singles semifinals and final completed Saturday afternoon at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals a...
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Greenhills Near-Perfect in New Division

Greenhills Near-Perfect in New Division
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Saturday was a perfect day for tennis and almost perfect for Ann Arbor Greenhills. The Gryphons grabbed 39 of 40 points to win the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Boys Tennis Finals at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium.
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FH Northern Finishes Long Climb Back to #1

FH Northern Finishes Long Climb Back to #1
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cole Rynbrandt had been there before. He’d seen his older brothers capture individual MHSAA Finals championships. On Saturday, he wanted to experience that achievement for himself.
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Rivals Share D1 Title, Baylis Ends on Top

Rivals Share D1 Title, Baylis Ends on Top
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tom Pullen was just glad to be in the hunt. The 28-year Ann Arbor Pioneer head coach, who is 75½ years old, had his team in a dead heat with rival Huron for the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 boys tennis title Saturday at the Midland Tennis Center. They were s...
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Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities

Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Familiar faces in new places could lead to some substantial shaking up at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals. Two-time reigning Division 2 champion Okemos is playing in Division 1, and reigning Division 4 champion Ann Arbor Greenhills will take a r...
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Clarkston Ace Ready for Final Title Drive

Clarkston Ace Ready for Final Title Drive
Thursday, September 26, 2019
While striving for his first MHSAA Finals title in one sport, Luke Baylis is looking to be a part of a repeat championship in another. A senior at Clarkston High School, Baylis is head of the powder puff committee for his class, a job that entails collecting money, set...
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