Sportsmanship

 

BOTF Semifinalists: Accept the Challenge

BOTF Semifinalists: Accept the Challenge
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The bigger battle is coming. Contenders now must prove they are up to the challenge. Nine student cheering sections from MHSAA member schools have been selected to continue on in this year’s “Battle of the Fans VII” contest by taking part in an inaugu...
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BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?

BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The MHSAA Student Advisory Council's "Battle of the Fans VII" is set to kick off at high schools all over our state. An expanded contest format will allow more schools to compete for the title of best high school student section in Michigan. Contenders need to keep jus...
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2018 Scholar-Athlete Applications Online

2018 Scholar-Athlete Applications Online
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
One of the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s most popular programs, the Scholar-Athlete Award, will again present 32 $1,000 scholarships to top student-athletes at member high schools during the 2017-18 school year.
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Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF

Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A focus on student fan sportsmanship at high school events including an announcement outlining an expanded  “Battle of the Fans” contest will highlight this fall’s Michigan High School Athletic Association annual Sportsmanship Summit series, ...
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Sportsmanship Salutes: EGR & Pellston

Sportsmanship Salutes: EGR & Pellston
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
We love telling stories of our athletes and coaches showing good sportsmanship, often sacrificing for others especially in moments when victory appears within grasp. The East Grand Rapids boys soccer and Pellston girls cross country teams provided us examples again ear...
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'I just wanted people to go the right way'

'I just wanted people to go the right way'
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
They were running in the dark – a key scene-setting detail to keep in mind. So being familiar with the course surely gave St. Johns’ cross country runner Taryn Chapko an edge during her school’s Under the Lights Invitational on Aug 18.
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Rare Occasions

Rare Occasions
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
It is because bad incidents are so very rare that they make news.
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Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class A

Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class A
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The MHSAA has selected 13 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Click to find out more about all 13 scholarship recipients, who will be honored at halftime ceremonies ...
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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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Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class C, D

Scholars & Athletes 2017: Class C, D
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The MHSAA has selected 10 student-athletes from Class C and D member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Click to find out more about all 10 scholarship recipients, who will be honored at halftime cerem...
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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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UP Power

UP Power
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here the multi-sport student-athlete is not an endangered species; it's an essential fact of life.
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