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Always Contender, Allegan Now Champion

Always Contender, Allegan Now Champion
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Allegan’s championship story began nearly a half-century ago. A longtime coach retires after 45 years building one of the state’s strongest tennis programs, even receiving national recognition for his work spreading love for the game – but he never wo...
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Allegan Earns 1st Title, Hackett 1st Since 2005

Allegan Earns 1st Title, Hackett 1st Since 2005
Sunday, October 20, 2019
After chasing an elusive MHSAA Finals tennis championship for years, what would a few more hours waiting matter for the Allegan boys tennis team? With all but the No. 3 singles semifinals and final completed Saturday afternoon at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals a...
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Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities

Preview: Big Moves = Big Opportunities
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Familiar faces in new places could lead to some substantial shaking up at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals. Two-time reigning Division 2 champion Okemos is playing in Division 1, and reigning Division 4 champion Ann Arbor Greenhills will take a r...
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West Michigan Stars Set High Bars

West Michigan Stars Set High Bars
Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Grand Rapids area was loaded with star senior girls lacrosse players this spring, with Ada Forest Hills Eastern’s Erin Kloostra and Grand Rapids Christian’s Kate DeYoung among those closing impressive careers. Click below to learn about their accomplish...
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Preview: Powers Set to Shine Again

Preview: Powers Set to Shine Again
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Saturday’s girls tennis forecast calls for traditional powers to dominate another Lower Peninsula Finals. But keep an eye out for at least a pair of hopefuls aiming for their first championships in this sport.
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Greenhills Takes Back Top Spot in D4

Greenhills Takes Back Top Spot in D4
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Winning six of eight flights, Ann Arbor Greenhills took home the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 team trophy Saturday at Kalamazoo College, the Gryphons’ first championship in three years but ninth over the last 11. Greenhills clinched the title during the ...
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Preview: Powers Could Prevail Again

Preview: Powers Could Prevail Again
Thursday, October 18, 2018
This year’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals will again feature a number of contenders we’re used to seeing raise trophies during the season’s closing weekend. Reigning champions Okemos in Division 2 and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in Divis...
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Opportunity at Heart of Ellis' Service

Opportunity at Heart of Ellis' Service
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Gary Ellis has received various awards over a career that’s stretched nearly a half century and included various contributions to high school athletics in our state and tennis in particular. But one of his most recent honors says perhaps the most about Ellis&rsqu...
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No Slowing Embree On 2nd Title Run

No Slowing Embree On 2nd Title Run
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Warren Lincoln senior Jelani Embree is an explosive and powerful force on the wrestling mat, showing off his superb athleticism. He showed he is also very smart on the mat, too.
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D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again

D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again
Friday, February 26, 2016
Arguably, no team has been a bigger title favorite from start to finish in MHSAA wrestling this season than two-time Division 2 reigning champion Lowell. The Red Arrows need only three more wins to make good again on those high expectations.
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GRCC Pulls Far Away from Rest to win LPD3

GRCC Pulls Far Away from Rest to win LPD3
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The 1-2 punch of Grand Rapids Catholic Central swimmers Riley Kishman and Susan LaGrand overwhelmed the field Saturday afternoon at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 girls swimming and diving championships at Eastern Michigan University. They had plenty of help, too...
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D3 Preview: Seeking 4 on Familiar Floor

D3 Preview: Seeking 4 on Familiar Floor
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Few if any Michigan high school wrestlers have more MHSAA championship match experience than Richmond senior Devin Skatzka. He helped his team to the Division 3 championship last weekend in Battle Creek and also to the title in 2012 – plus runner-up finished in 2...
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Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video

Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The first day of MHSAA Team Finals weekend is one of the busiest days of each wrestling season, with 16 matches over four divisions deciding those that will move on to meet in Saturday’s Semifinals. And we’ve got highlights for every team that competed Fri...
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D3 Preview: Familiar Foes May Lock Again

D3 Preview: Familiar Foes May Lock Again
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Dundee and Richmond have become predictable opponents for the MHSAA Division 3 championship match over the last few seasons. They’ve faced off for the last three Division 3 titles, plus in four of the last five Finals for that division and five of the last eight....
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St. Ignace Star Wright on Target

St. Ignace Star Wright on Target
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Kelley Wright played in 107 games for the St. Ignace varsity girls basketball team. She was part of 102 wins. Those games played rank second in MHSAA girls hoops history and the wins are first, adding to a number of accomplishments by the recently-graduated Saints star...
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Preview: History-Making Opportunities

Preview: History-Making Opportunities
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Every athlete playing in this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals will achieve a notable feat, be it personal or for her school. But Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s Alexandria Najarian could finish Saturday at Kalamazoo College among the mo...
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Allegan's Simaz Adds to Family Title Run

Allegan's Simaz Adds to Family Title Run
Sunday, March 2, 2014
For the past decade, the name Simaz has rung through the walls of The Palace of Auburn Hills in early March. And it's had a championship ring. 
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D3 Preview: List of Favorites Grows

D3 Preview: List of Favorites Grows
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Dundee returned as champion in Division 3 in 2013 after four runner-up finishes over the previous five seasons. And Richmond, last season’s runner-up after three straight titles, would love to regain the top spot again this weekend. But it’s no guarantee ...
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Cranbrook-Kingswood Near-Perfect Again

Cranbrook-Kingswood Near-Perfect Again
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Alexandria Najarian and the Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood girls tennis team are a nearly unbeatable combination. Najarian, a junior, served up her third individual flight title with a third unblemished season Saturday at Hope College, helping Cranbrook-Kingswoo...
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Standard Bearer of a 4-Time Champ

Standard Bearer of a 4-Time Champ
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Adam Coon attended the MHSAA Individual Finals for the first time as a seventh grader, the son of a successful coach who knew what it took to grow a champion. And Adam hoped to become one too. But he really wanted to know what it took to become the wrestler who carried...
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