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Preview: Hopefuls Converge on Kellogg

Preview: Hopefuls Converge on Kellogg
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
There are important changes to note as we move into the final weekend of the 2018 Michigan high school girls volleyball season. First, remember that Classes A, B, C and D are no longer. This weekend will see the first champions of Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4. And while Pon...
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'Favorite' Just Fine for Monroe St Mary

'Favorite' Just Fine for Monroe St Mary
Friday, November 9, 2018
Karen O’Brien took the whole “rankings-don’t-matter” approach and threw it out the window this year. And, for her Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central volleyball team, the method has worked.
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Performance: Camden-Frontier's Jordan Stump

Performance: Camden-Frontier's Jordan Stump
Friday, November 2, 2018
Camden-Frontier junior Jordan Stump did a lot of many things well in leading Camden-Frontier on Saturday to clinch its first league championship in more than a decade, filling the stat sheet with 36 kills, 46 assists, six aces and 38 digs during the Southern Central Ath...
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Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support

Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wrestling practice begins two weeks from Monday. But planning for a special military appreciation event at Coopersville is well underway and promises to be memorable.
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Oakland Standing Tall Among State's Elite

Oakland Standing Tall Among State's Elite
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep capped the first fall volleyball season in MHSAA history in 2007 with a Class B championship – the first won in any class by an Oakland County high school.  Before that season, teams from the county had reached title matches just six ...
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Great Clips of the Week: 10/4/18

Great Clips of the Week: 10/4/18
Thursday, October 4, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Allen Park's fifth-set dig and then match-winning point against rival Trenton.
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Performance: Bronson's Kiera Lasky

Performance: Bronson's Kiera Lasky
Friday, September 21, 2018
Kiera Lasky has been part of three Class C championships, and the Bronson libero has her team pointing toward another run.  Lasky had 16 digs, an ace and 12 passes in serve receive without an error as her Vikings downed Division 1-ranked Battle Creek Lakeview to w...
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Five Fewer Volleyball Days?

Five Fewer Volleyball Days?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
When 90 percent of one of our key constituent groups has the same opinion, it’s worth talking about – even if the topic is a sacred cow.
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Novi Seniors Go Out With 3rd Class A Win

Novi Seniors Go Out With 3rd Class A Win
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Two of the greatest athletes ever to compete for Novi High School finished two of the most memorable volleyball careers in school and state history Saturday at Kellogg Arena.  Setter and Miss Volleyball Award winner Erin O’Leary and outside hitter Abryanna C...
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Notre Dame Finishes Milestone Run

Notre Dame Finishes Milestone Run
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Betty Wroubel is closing in on 1,000 victories at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep. Victory No. 990 always will be special. It gave her a third MHSAA Finals title at the school since 2007.
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Bronson Resets After 1st, Reigns Again

Bronson Resets After 1st, Reigns Again
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Laingsburg passed the eye test, but Bronson proved to be the real thing. The Wolfpack stood out athletic and tall, and playing in the Class C volleyball championship match against two-time reigning champion Bronson didn’t seem to intimidate them. But after losing...
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Plymouth Christian Completes Repeat Run

Plymouth Christian Completes Repeat Run
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Plymouth Christian Academy coach D.J. Kellogg and his Eagles flew into Kellogg Arena as the reigning Class D volleyball champions. They left the same way Saturday morning after dispatching the Fowler Eagles 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 in this year’s Final.
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Despite Sad End, Christian Savors Run

Despite Sad End, Christian Savors Run
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Grand Rapids Christian volleyball team entered Tuesday night on the heels of an emotional high after upsetting top-ranked Rockford four days earlier in the Regional Final. But the Eagles were unable to sustain it and saw their season come to a disappointing close w...
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Preview: Setting Out to Make History

Preview: Setting Out to Make History
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
There are some clear favorites heading into this MHSAA Volleyball Finals weekend at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena. Three reigning champions are back from a year ago. Two of those are among the three top-ranked teams still in play. But 12 others are aiming to show ...
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Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice

Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice
Friday, November 10, 2017
Beaverton’s dream volleyball season ended Thursday with a Class C Regional Final loss to Shelby. But the Beavers never will forget how they fulfilled aspirations and inspired future generations by winning multiple first-time championships this fall.
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Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak

Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Eleven months ago, after Novi had won its second consecutive MHSAA Class A title, those in the volleyball community fully expected the Wildcats to easily make it a three-peat in 2017. And why not? Novi won its second straight championship in a four-set victory over Roc...
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#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power

#TBT: Brimley Makes Name as UP Power
Thursday, October 26, 2017
It was a legitimate question – "Where's Brimley?" It had been a long time since the little town located off Whitefish Bay in the Upper Peninsula had made some noise on the statewide level with its school's sports success – not since back-to-back Class D MHS...
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Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success

Northern Neighbors Sharing More Success
Friday, October 13, 2017
Dave Hall laughs when he talks about his almost daily phone conversations with friend and coaching companion Ron Stremlow. The two are among the most successful volleyball coaches in MHSAA history. Stremlow, now in his 34th season, has amassed 904 victories in sti...
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New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet

New Coach, Same High Standard at Calumet
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A new coach is at the helm, but the tradition of excellent volleyball has carried on at Calumet High School. The Copper Kings (27-6-2) are ranked sixth in the Class C state coaches poll this week as Matt Laho has added to the success established over the past 20 years ...
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#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court

#TBT: Miss Volleyball Winners Hold Court
Thursday, October 5, 2017
It was likely a coincidence that Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern’s Linsey Taatjes and Fraser’s Angie McGinnis both wore jersey No. 9 as their teams met in the 2003 Class A Volleyball Final at Western Michigan University. It hardly was a coincidence that ...
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