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Gull Lake Clinches D2 Title on OT Winner

Gull Lake Clinches D2 Title on OT Winner
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Eron Sylejmani is considered one of the best high school soccer players in the state and in the running for the annual “Mr. Soccer” award. But on Saturday, the Richland Gull Lake senior forward proved he might also be the most resilient.
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Lenawee Christian Nets 1st Title on Final Rush

Lenawee Christian Nets 1st Title on Final Rush
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Either Adrian Lenawee Christian or Grandville Calvin Christian was going to make history Saturday at the MHSAA Division 4 Final at Novi High School. Both were primed to win a boys soccer title for the first time.
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DCC Caps Undefeated Run as best in D1

DCC Caps Undefeated Run as best in D1
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Jack Leuker had a vision three years ago, and Saturday afternoon on a sun-soaked afternoon in Comstock Park, that vision became a reality. Leuker, a senior midfielder and captain, scored on two penalty kicks – including the game-winner late in the first portion o...
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D3 Rematch Becomes Grosse Ile Repeat

D3 Rematch Becomes Grosse Ile Repeat
Saturday, November 7, 2020
In a repeat of last year’s MHSAA Division 3 championship soccer game, Grosse Ile and senior Bosh Tanyi again edged Grand Rapids South Christian to close the season Saturday. Tanyi’s goal with 26 minutes, 34 seconds left in the second half untied a defensive...
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Preview: Finals Provide 1st & 2nd Chances

Preview: Finals Provide 1st & 2nd Chances
Friday, November 6, 2020
This Michigan high school boys soccer season started with unpredictability because of COVID-19.  It will end Saturday with opportunities – some enjoyed for the first time, others as second chances.
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No Mercy Needed as Ogemaw Surges

No Mercy Needed as Ogemaw Surges
Friday, October 23, 2020
Soccer games in Michigan have long consisted of two 40-minute halves. Not so until recently for games involving Ogemaw Heights. Historically the contest was often over at halftime due the MHSAA 8-goal differential rule. Sadly, the Falcons had become quite accustomed ...
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Be the Referee: Toe the Line on PKs

Be the Referee: Toe the Line on PKs
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a change in soccer affecting goalkeeper movement during penalty kicks.
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Be the Referee: Ball Hits Soccer Referee

Be the Referee: Ball Hits Soccer Referee
Thursday, October 1, 2020
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains a a change in soccer rules for when a ball makes contact with an official during game play.
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Brotherly Bond Sparks John Glenn Goals

Brotherly Bond Sparks John Glenn Goals
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
It didn’t take even a half for the Beson-Montoya brothers to show off the potential of their connection this season. Freshman forward Lawsen Beson-Montoya scored two goals during the first 40 minutes of his debut for the Bay City John Glenn boys soccer team on Se...
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Cadillac Star Stays on Pitch as Rising Referee

Cadillac Star Stays on Pitch as Rising Referee
Monday, September 14, 2020
There are very few female referees available to officiate high school soccer in northern Michigan. But for Bill Anderson, a registered assignor who schedules officials out of the Cadillac area, there has been Little.
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Nichols Lends Winning Past to West's Present

Nichols Lends Winning Past to West's Present
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Thirteen Novembers ago, Drew Nichols, then a senior captain, took a bus ride home from Troy High School with the Traverse City West boys soccer team.  The Division 1 boys soccer championship trophy was happily along for the ride as the Titans had just beaten Livon...
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Grosse Ile Finishes Finals Return on Top

Grosse Ile Finishes Finals Return on Top
Saturday, November 2, 2019
By his own words, Adam Skehan is a pretty emotional person. But when he gets on the soccer field – and more importantly, inside the goal box – Skehan has nerves of steel.
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WMC Locks Up D4 with Shootout Shutdown

WMC Locks Up D4 with Shootout Shutdown
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Zero was the hero. Muskegon Western Michigan Christian goalkeeper Jameson Goorman, who wears No. 0, was the star of the Warriors’ shootout victory Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 Final against Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett at Novi High School.
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Athens Ends Inspired Run with OT Surge

Athens Ends Inspired Run with OT Surge
Saturday, November 2, 2019
It was nearly three decades ago to the day that Todd Heugh won an MHSAA Finals championship as a soccer player at Troy Athens High School. Heugh experienced that same joy as the head coach of his alma mater Saturday after the Red Hawks defeated Traverse City West 4-1 i...
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Forest Hills Northern Caps Title Climb

Forest Hills Northern Caps Title Climb
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Undefeated Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern ended a brilliant two-year run with an MHSAA Division 2 soccer championship Saturday at Novi High School. Finally. 
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Preview: Pursuing the Ultimate Prize

Preview: Pursuing the Ultimate Prize
Friday, November 1, 2019
Saturday’s MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals will provide opportunities for four teams to finish their seasons with the ultimate win, and all of the contenders have had their shares of success over the years.   But two teams are playing to call themselves champi...
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Performance: WMC's Jameson Goorman

Performance: WMC's Jameson Goorman
Friday, November 1, 2019
Senior keeper Jameson Goorman is the first to credit the defenders in front of him for Muskegon Western Michigan Christian’s five shutouts in six Division 4 tournament games over the last three weeks.  But he deserves ample credit as well, and came up with a...
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Performance: South Lyon's Josh Mason

Performance: South Lyon's Josh Mason
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Josh Mason scored his first and second goals of the season to help South Lyon to a 2-2 draw with Walled Lake Western on Sept. 19 that clinched the Lakes Valley Conference regular-season title for the Lions – their first league championship since 2007 – and e...
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Unity Lead Scorer Raring to Return

Unity Lead Scorer Raring to Return
Friday, September 20, 2019
Unity Christian soccer standout Kadin Shaban isn’t accustomed to standing on the sidelines and helplessly watching his teammates compete. Unfortunately, that’s Shaban’s current role after suffering an ankle injury two weeks ago during a game against Z...
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Be the Referee: Curbing Gamesmanship

Be the Referee: Curbing Gamesmanship
Thursday, September 12, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a new rule in soccer meant to keep teams in the lead from running time off the clock by making lineup changes.
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