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Hoops History Filled with District Stunners

Hoops History Filled with District Stunners
Friday, March 9, 2018
Despite healthy eating habits, lots of exercise, plenty of sleep, appropriate amounts of water, brain teasers, and blood pressure medicine – all those things that should, hopefully, extend a life – occasionally, our last breath arrives before the awarding of...
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And the 2018 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2018 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Neighbors present and past filled Buchanan’s gym a week ago to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s 1978 Class C boys basketball championship. In their midst, another champion built its case to make the community proud once again.
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Battle of the Fans VII: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VII: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Three finalists have shown us this month why they should win the Battle of the Fans VII championship. But we need your help deciding which should be called the state's best student cheering section for 2017-18.
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No Place Buchanan’s Herd Would Rather Be

No Place Buchanan’s Herd Would Rather Be
Monday, February 19, 2018
Cailin Gunn was new at Buchanan entering eighth grade, and she was shy. What’s more, eighth graders in her district are housed in the same building as the high schoolers, which understandably could be intimidating.  She went to only one basketball game that ...
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BOTF VII Finalists, Tour Dates Announced

BOTF VII Finalists, Tour Dates Announced
Monday, January 29, 2018
Two repeat finalists and a past champion have earned the opportunity to vie for the MHSAA's “Battle of the Fans VII” title recognizing the top high school student cheering section in Michigan, as awarded by its Student Advisory Council.  Boyne City, ...
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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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Preview: Mix of Familiar and Hopeful

Preview: Mix of Familiar and Hopeful
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Three reigning champions will return to MHSAA Volleyball Finals weekend beginning Thursday at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. Also making the trip are eight teams that have never won an MHSAA title. And it's guaranteed at least one of those hopefuls will get the chance, ...
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Senior-driven Bucks Living the 'Dream'

Senior-driven Bucks Living the 'Dream'
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Buchanan may never have another class of volleyball players like the one winding down its final high school season for the Class B third-ranked Bucks this fall. In her 13th year coaching the team, Lisa Holok isn’t taking it for granted.
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Performance: Buchanan's Franki Strefling

Performance: Buchanan's Franki Strefling
Friday, September 16, 2016
Buchanan has risen to join the state's elite volleyball programs during Franki Strefling's four years as captain.  She earned the Michigan National Guard "Performance of the Week" for helping the No. 3-ranked Bucks past nemesis Battle Creek Harper Creek at the Bat...
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Lumen Christi Follows Early Lead to D3 Win

Lumen Christi Follows Early Lead to D3 Win
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Before John Fleming took the mound, he was already a touchdown ahead. When he left it a couple hours later, he and his Jackson Lumen Christi teammates were Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 baseball champions.
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Highlight Reel: Division 3-4 Baseball Semifinals

Highlight Reel: Division 3-4 Baseball Semifinals
Friday, June 12, 2015
The second sessions of MHSAA Baseball Semifinals were played Friday at McLane Stadium at Michigan State University. Jackson Lumen Christi and Buchanan in Division 3 and Muskegon Catholic Central and Centreville in Division 4 advanced to Saturday’s championship gam...
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D3 Finalists End Long Waits to Return

D3 Finalists End Long Waits to Return
Friday, June 12, 2015
Except for a couple of hiccups, Jackson Lumen Christi coach Phil Clifford’s game plan could hardly have worked better Friday. And now Clifford has his rotation all set for the MHSAA Final.
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Preview: New Champ (at least 1) Guaranteed

Preview: New Champ (at least 1) Guaranteed
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This weekend’s MHSAA Baseball Finals at Michigan State University’s McLane Stadium are guaranteed to provide at least a few first-time thrills. Of 16 teams playing in Semifinals starting Thursday, 11 have never played in an MHSAA baseball championship game...
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And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Sydney Brooks always has taken pride in her town, even as classmates talked about how there was nothing to do in Dowagiac and how they couldn’t wait to leave when high school was done. Turns out there’s a lot of fun to be had in her school’s corner of...
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Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We watched and enjoyed what hopefuls sent us from all over the state, then criss-crossed Michigan to see this season's best for ourselves.  And now it's your turn to vote for your favorite student cheering section of this season's Battle of the Fans IV. 
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Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More

Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The “Herd” began three years ago as a cheering section, and senior leaders are among the few students left who remember school before “The Woods” took root in the southwest corner of Buchanan’s gymnasium. It’s not that games weren&rs...
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#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III

#TBT: Remembering #BOTF I-III
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The MHSAA and its Student Advisory Council will kick of this winter's Battle of the Fans IV on Friday with a visit to reigning champion Beaverton.  In advance, let's recall what earned our first three champions -- Frankenmuth in 2012, Buchanan in 2013 and Beaverto...
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#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers

#BOTF IV: Powers Face New Challengers
Monday, January 12, 2015
Perennial powers are beginning to emerge as the MHSAA Student Advisory Council embarks again on its quest to reward Michigan's top high school student cheering section. Reigning champion Beaverton is back for Battle of the Fans IV, while 2013 champion Buchanan is a fina...
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It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV

It's Time: Bring on Battle of the Fans IV
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Our games have moved inside, and student fan sections have followed. Gyms are jammed, cheers fill the air, and all is merry and bright.   It's that Battle of the Fans time of year, and the MHSAA's Student Advisory Council is again preparing to reward the top high ...
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Leinaar, Smith Receive 2014 Bush Awards

Leinaar, Smith Receive 2014 Bush Awards
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A pair of administrators who combined have served high school athletes for more than 60 years on local, state and national levels – Bear Lake athletic director Karen S. Leinaar and Buchanan athletic director Fredrick J. Smith – have been named recipients of ...
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