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SAC Sounds Off on School Sports

SAC Sounds Off on School Sports
Friday, February 17, 2017
During a school year in which much of the focus is on, and coming from, student-athletes in Michigan and around the country, what better stage is there on which to showcase the MHSAA Student Advisory Council? Click below for thoughts and opinions from various SAC membe...
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And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 17, 2017
When Shafer Webb and his classmates were middle schoolers, they watched the high school student section turn into a party at every Frankenmuth home game. Webb's older brother Brennan led the 2012 section that won the inaugural MHSAA Battle of the Fans. And, of course, ...
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Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class B

Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class B
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The MHSAA has selected nine student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Click to find out more about all nine scholarship recipients, who will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now
Monday, February 13, 2017
The best Michigan high school student cheering sections have shown us their best over the last four weeks. Now it's your turn to tell us which of those final five has earned the title Battle of the Fans VI champion.
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5 Ways Frankenmuth is Flying High

5 Ways Frankenmuth is Flying High
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
In a section of stands nearest the door to welcome all who enter Frankenmuth’s gym, the first Battle of the Fans champion was born five years ago. The seventh graders that winter of 2012 are seniors now. And the Eagles on Friday were seeking to add the title of f...
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5 Ways the Blue Crew Has Us 'Believin'

5 Ways the Blue Crew Has Us 'Believin'
Friday, February 3, 2017
What once was one of the most raucous gyms in the northern Lower Peninsula had grown hushed as one of Michigan’s proudest student sections slowly fell away.   Hopefully Petoskey’s opponents didn’t get used to the silence.
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5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars

5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
“One night to become State Champions.” On social media and written at the bottom of its itinerary for the night, Charlotte’s Flight Club made perfectly clear what Saturday’s Battle of the Fans visit meant to a student section that while only a f...
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5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush

5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We’ve worn a path on U.S. 127 and M-115 the last few years with nearly annual visits to Traverse City West to check out the Bleacher Creatures for Battle of the Fans. The reigning BOTF champions have set that kind of standard as one of Michigan’s elite high...
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5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy

5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
There’s a party going on in the student section at Boyne City, and everyone’s invited. The streets were mostly empty as we rolled into town for Friday’s Battle of the Fans VI visit – freezing temperatures probably had something to do with that, ...
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#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'

#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'
Monday, January 9, 2017
Last year’s champion is back. So is the first to hoist a Battle of the Fans banner. And sticking with the familiar, two more past contenders are looking to take the final step and be named Michigan’s best high school student cheering section. But watch out ...
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Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin

Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It's become a winter tradition; as the Michigan weather gets frosty, high school gyms all over our state heat up in anticipation of competition both on the floor and in the stands as well. And so the scene is set for the "Battle of the Fans VI," the MHSAA Student Advis...
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SI Honors Belding SAC Member Wilker

SI Honors Belding SAC Member Wilker
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
A nationally-known media giant like Sports Illustrated can seem worlds away from a town of fewer than six thousand just left of middle in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Belding senior Greta Wilker figured the New York-based magazine would never find someone like her...
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Class of '18 SAC Members Announced

Class of '18 SAC Members Announced
Monday, May 2, 2016
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2016-17 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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Advisory Council Seeking Juniors-to-be

Advisory Council Seeking Juniors-to-be
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The MHSAA is seeking student-athletes to become members of its Student Advisory Council beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2018 will be selected to two-year terms, and will meet on matters related to maintaining and promo...
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And the 2016 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2016 BOTF Winner is ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Cooper Kirby has a lot of people he’ll be thanking today. First, he’ll celebrate with his classmates, numbering more than 1,600 strong. Then he’ll text and call the leaders who came before him and thank them for inspiring the current "Bleacher Creatur...
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BOTF V: What You Taught Us

BOTF V: What You Taught Us
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We’ve completed our Battle of the Fans statewide tour for 2016, and hopefully you’ve kept up with our visits and learned why our five finalists are candidates to be known as the state’s top high school student section. But we appreciate all the great ...
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Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We’ve seen two Great Lakes, crisscrossed the Lower Peninsula and crossed Mackinac Bridge twice in search of Michigan’s top high school student cheering section – and returned to tell (and show video) of the tales. Now it's your turn to vote for your f...
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Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar

Charlotte 'Flight Club' Shows it can Soar
Monday, February 15, 2016
The time was right last winter. Charlotte’s student body was ready to take flight. All it needed were leaders to show the way. And a few snow days to prepare for lift off.
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'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support

'Stang Nation' Continues Tradition of Support
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Some of Izzy Nebel’s fondest memories took root during junior high, while watching Munising games, hearing the older kids yell and feeling a little overwhelmed by the booming of their voices. Now? “Everyone that I stand around, we just look at each other an...
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'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West

'Creatures' Remain Way of Life at TC West
Monday, February 8, 2016
Being a member of Traverse City West’s “Bleacher Creatures” means joining 200 classmates at a District soccer game, when the other side brought 20, and then willing the team to an overtime win. But it's also about so much more.  Summed up, it&rsq...
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