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Davidson's Legacy: Friendship, Hard Work

Davidson's Legacy: Friendship, Hard Work
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Jon Davidson may be retiring, but he isn’t slowing down. That’s just not something the longtime St. Clair cross country and track coach does.
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Pioneer Closes Finals with D1 Sweep

Pioneer Closes Finals with D1 Sweep
Saturday, November 4, 2017
On top of the normal pressure of racing in the MHSAA Cross Country Finals, runners in the boys Division 1 meet Saturday had to wait through two weather delays before taking the course at Michigan International Speedway. Every team and every runner had different ways of...
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Aljabaly, Chelsea Take Winning Steps

Aljabaly, Chelsea Take Winning Steps
Saturday, November 4, 2017
They were racing to beat each other and racing to beat the weather. When thunder was heard with the runners about to head down the stretch in the MHSAA Division 2 boys cross country race, the leaders were oblivious to the ominous conditions.
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Caro Star Repeats, but Comets Prevail

Caro Star Repeats, but Comets Prevail
Saturday, November 4, 2017
There’s more than one way to be a champion in a sport like cross country. Caro junior Yami Albrecht had already experienced becoming an individual title winner last year at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Final. It was obvious which championship would mean t...
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Stimpfel Repeats, MPSH Completes Sweep

Stimpfel Repeats, MPSH Completes Sweep
Saturday, November 4, 2017
CarLee Stimpfel of Cass City had to spend some extra time walking around in the chute area before he could collect his breath and talk with reporters Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. There was a physical and mental toll in repeating as MHSAA Lower Peninsula...
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Preview: Favorites Poised to Blaze Paths

Preview: Favorites Poised to Blaze Paths
Thursday, November 2, 2017
If the projections are correct, two Michigan high school boys cross country teams will be celebrating MHSAA championships for the first time this weekend. Chelsea and Hanover-Horton are the top-ranked teams in their divisions, and both are seeking to win Finals titles ...
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New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals

New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Gogebic and Brimley boys had never been crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions before Saturday, and Houghton won for the first time in six years. The only repeat winner was Brimley's Austin Plotkin, who repeated as the fastest runner in UP Division 3.
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Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer

Sleeman Charting 50th Season at Pioneer
Friday, October 20, 2017
It is fitting that Don Sleeman coaches high school students to excel at making long runs. Sleeman’s run at Pioneer, however, has not been long as compared to a cross country course. It has been long in terms of a marathon.
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Preview: Experience Takes the Lead

Preview: Experience Takes the Lead
Friday, October 20, 2017
Familiar faces could dominate photo finishes at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. Two reigning individual champions are back from a year ago, as is the runner-up from the race where the winner has moved ...
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Caro's Albrecht Proves to be Quick Study

Caro's Albrecht Proves to be Quick Study
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Before the first cross country race of his life, Yami Albrecht stepped to the starting line without much of a plan. Then a freshman at Caro, Albrecht knew he could run, but didn’t know how to pace himself over the course of a 5K or what type of strategy to employ...
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Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams

Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Joe Meyers placed an impressive 14th of 357 cross country runners at Friday's Portage Central Early Bird Invitational, but in a time that disappointed the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix sophomore.  He didn’t have much time to fret. The two-sport fall athlete had his f...
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Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC

Longtime Coach Lober Steps Away from XC
Friday, August 18, 2017
When the Traverse City Central boys cross country team opened practice last Wednesday, the gregarious John Lober was nowhere in sight. Instead, the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach was teeing it up on a golf course in Kalkaska Count...
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Rababeh, Lakeland Earn Long-Awaited Wins

Rababeh, Lakeland Earn Long-Awaited Wins
Saturday, November 5, 2016
What Dearborn’s Riad Rababeh accomplished with a minimal amount of work was pretty remarkable. It got him wondering what he could do if he trained with a purpose for his senior season of cross country.
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Jacobs, Corunna Finish Title Quests

Jacobs, Corunna Finish Title Quests
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Noah Jacobs’ race was done, but the job wasn’t finished. Not by a long shot. So, he took zero time to soak in the moment after he won the MHSAA Division 2 individual cross country championship Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
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Albrecht, Saugatuck Power Through D3

Albrecht, Saugatuck Power Through D3
Saturday, November 5, 2016
It was a race that took a toll on the front-runners. Caro sophomore Yami Albrecht appeared just fine after winning the MHSAA Division 3 boys cross country championship Saturday, until a fellow competitor congratulated him with a hug. Albrecht staggered back a bit and c...
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Stimpfel, P-W Rise Above New Competition

Stimpfel, P-W Rise Above New Competition
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Moving down a division helped, but there’s no substitute for good old-fashioned hard work. So, even though Cass City junior CarLee Stimpfel was racing runners from smaller schools, it was still his personal improvement that put him in a position to win the MHSAA...
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Preview: Taking The Final Step to 1st

Preview: Taking The Final Step to 1st
Friday, November 4, 2016
The 991 racers at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals include more than a few who have come close to claiming championships the last few seasons, but are seeking their first. Corunna’s Noah Jacobs has won every race this season, but i...
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Northern Stars Seek Elusive D1 Title

Northern Stars Seek Elusive D1 Title
Thursday, November 3, 2016
After dominating the Big North Conference, and running away with Regional crowns, Alpena’s Mitchell Day and Traverse City Central’s Sielle Kearney are in position to set a new benchmark in northern Michigan. They will run to become the first northern Michig...
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Performance: Negaunee's Colton Yesney

Performance: Negaunee's Colton Yesney
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Colton Yesney led Negaunee to its second straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 championship Saturday, improving from his personal runner-up finish in 2015 to also earn the individual title – in an MHSAA U.P. Finals 5K record time of 15:49.8. Yesney broke...
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Repeat Winners Dominate Boys Finals

Repeat Winners Dominate Boys Finals
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Early in Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals, there was a feeling Negaunee junior Colton Yesney was about to break the 16-minute barrier for five kilometers at Beauchamp’s Grove. He did just that by covering the 3.1 miles in a course-record 15 ...
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