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All-In Effort Drives Leland's Historic Run

All-In Effort Drives Leland's Historic Run
Friday, November 9, 2018
The most memorable season in Leland boys soccer history did not have the most championship-caliber beginning. As the team’s annual three-night summer boot camp came to a close, it was obvious the Comets weren’t all physically ready for the rigors of the upc...
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#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now

#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now
Thursday, November 8, 2018
For this Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at two years of MHSAA Cross Country and Boys Soccer Finals – those competed in 2008 with highlights compiled by FOX Sports Detroit, and our latest in the Lower Peninsula this past weekend highlighted by Sta...
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Performance: Country Day's Jon Dougherty

Performance: Country Day's Jon Dougherty
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Detroit Country Day senior goalkeeper Jon Dougherty set an MHSAA Finals record with 19 saves in helping his team to a 1-0 win over top-ranked and formerly undefeated Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern in Saturday’s Division 2 Final at Comstock Park.  His wor...
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Late Strikes Net Skyline 2nd Finals Win

Late Strikes Net Skyline 2nd Finals Win
Saturday, November 3, 2018
On a sunny, albeit chilly, fall Saturday afternoon, lightning still managed to strike at Novi High School during the Division 1 boys soccer championship game.  But instead of from the sky above, it came on the field from Ann Arbor Skyline.
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Keeper Keys Country Day's D2 Triumph

Keeper Keys Country Day's D2 Triumph
Saturday, November 3, 2018
John Dougherty stood tall for 100 minutes of soccer. And then some.  Under constant pressure Saturday at Comstock Park from undefeated and top-ranked Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, Dougherty, the senior goalkeeper for Detroit Country Day, made save after save...
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Unity Wins Memorable Battle of D3 Best

Unity Wins Memorable Battle of D3 Best
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Hudsonville Unity Christian junior Jordan Bruckbauer was likely the only player on his team who remembered his first goal of the 2018 season, which came earlier this fall before the playoffs began. But it’s a safe bet nobody on his team, or anyone else in the Uni...
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Leland Gets Defensive to Score 1st Title

Leland Gets Defensive to Score 1st Title
Saturday, November 3, 2018
All season long, the Leland boys soccer team has been an offensive force. Heading into Saturday's MHSAA Division 4 title game at Comstock Park High School, the Comets had scored 158 goals over 27 games, and out-scored their opponents by 139.
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Preview: Stories of Glory Soon to be Told

Preview: Stories of Glory Soon to be Told
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tying together all four MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals to a common theme is impossible this season.  But all four games have stories to tell.
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Great Clips of the Week: 10/25/18

Great Clips of the Week: 10/25/18
Thursday, October 25, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a massive free kick goal by Dearborn's Peregrine Neubert in his team's District win over rival Dearborn Fordson.
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Scoring & Sharing, Visser Eyes Eagles' Rise

Scoring & Sharing, Visser Eyes Eagles' Rise
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Grand Rapids Christian senior Tommy Visser had a difficult time deciding which aspect of soccer he enjoys the most – scoring goals or distributing. The question wasn’t easy considering he does both equally well.
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Performance: FHN's Jonathan Kliewer

Performance: FHN's Jonathan Kliewer
Friday, September 28, 2018
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern junior goalkeeper Jonathan Kliewer had eight saves to lead the Division 2 top-ranked Huskies to a 1-0 win over No. 2 Grand Rapids Christian on Sept. 17, earning Kliewer the Michigan Army National Guard Performance of the Week.  T...
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'Underdog' Western Building on 2017 Run

'Underdog' Western Building on 2017 Run
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Few equate competitive soccer with teams from Detroit, especially those in the Detroit Public School League. And that’s just fine with Detroit Western coach Forest Farmer and his players. Being an underdog can work to one’s advantage.
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Great Clips of the Week: 9/13/18

Great Clips of the Week: 9/13/18
Thursday, September 13, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Grosse Ile soccer standout Jacob Sawicki, who recently scored his 100th career goal.
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From Athens to Alpena, Storch Makes Impact

From Athens to Alpena, Storch Makes Impact
Friday, September 7, 2018
Riding off into the sunset was never part of Tim Storch’s retirement plan. That’s why, seven years into retirement from teaching, Storch continues to do the same thing at Alpena that he did for 30 illustrious years at Troy Athens — coach high school s...
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East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era

East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era
Friday, August 31, 2018
Nick Archer may have stepped away this spring after a championship-filled 41-year career leading East Lansing soccer.  But the mystique he cultivated remains strong – celebrating the coach who started the Trojans’ boys and girls programs and won n...
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Performance: Holland's Jose Penaloza

Performance: Holland's Jose Penaloza
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Holland's Jose Penaloza, a four-year varsity starting forward, averaged more than a point per game during the Division 2 tournament to help Holland claim its first MHSAA Finals championship.  He scored his final high school goal in the Dutch’s 3-0 win over E...
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After Delay, Greenhills Storms to 1st Title

After Delay, Greenhills Storms to 1st Title
Saturday, November 4, 2017
It wasn’t a pot of gold at the end of a literal rainbow over Stoney Creek High School’s field on Saturday, but an MHSAA championship trophy was still a great prize for Ann Arbor Greenhills. For the first time in school history, Greenhills is a Finals champi...
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This Time, Powers Leaves as Champion

This Time, Powers Leaves as Champion
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Mason Smith and the Flint Powers Catholic boys soccer team were not about to have the same ride home this year. Last year the Chargers dropped a heart-breaking one-goal loss in the Division 3 Final, and Smith remembers how he and his teammates felt after their loss to ...
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Holland Rides 2nd-Half Surge to 1st Title

Holland Rides 2nd-Half Surge to 1st Title
Saturday, November 4, 2017
When describing his senior all-state forward, Holland boys soccer coach Greg Ceithaml says Daniel Arellano is 'electric'. It took Arellano just over a half to put a charge into his team and lead the Dutch to the school's first MHSAA Finals championship.
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DCC Wins Matchup of 1st-Time Finalists

DCC Wins Matchup of 1st-Time Finalists
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Ryan Pierson entered the Division 1 Boys Soccer Final having scored 31 goals already on the season for Detroit Catholic Central. However, number 32 turned out to not only be more meaningful than the other 31 combined, but the most important goal of the entire season.
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