Entries for 'Farmington'

On Last Race's Last Leg, Mercy Pulls Thru

On Last Race's Last Leg, Mercy Pulls Thru
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The look on the faces of Farmington Hills Mercy’s 200-yard medley relay team pretty much said it all. And what was not said with facial expressions was very clearly communicated by the Marlins’ coaches as the opening race ended.
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Senior Says Good-Bye; Freshman Rises

Senior Says Good-Bye; Freshman Rises
Sunday, March 11, 2018
As one champion capped a weekend Saturday that couldn’t have gotten much better, another potentially got started on what could turn into one of the most impressive runs in MHSAA history.  Yes, that’s a pretty strong statement. But Grosse Pointe United&...
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United, Farmington Vaults to Team Title

United, Farmington Vaults to Team Title
Friday, March 9, 2018
Farmington Unified gymnastics coach Jeff Dwyer knows what a championship team looks like.  And he had a feeling he saw one before Friday’s MHSAA Team Final at Rockford High School.
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Preview: Reigning Champs Set High Bar

Preview: Reigning Champs Set High Bar
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
There’s a chance at this weekend’s MHSAA Gymnastics Finals for the reigning champion to become only the fourth school in state history to win four straight titles in the sport. There’s also a chance we’ll celebrate a team winning for the first t...
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Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders

Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A change in division by one state power could change things up significantly at two of this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals. Regular favorites are expected to contend again in Division 1 after Rockford emerged to claim its first title...
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Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion

Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Brighton senior Courtney Casper packed an eventful final month into her only season of high school gymnastics. And Farmington United junior Elisa Bills finally finished first Saturday after a winter full of second places. Both won three MHSAA Finals individual event ch...
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Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities

Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities
Thursday, March 9, 2017
While last year’s MHSAA Gymnastics Team Final featured a group of veteran contenders rising as expected to the top, Friday’s season finale could be one of the most wide-open in some time.   Two-time reigning champion Rockford has surged again with a...
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In Memoriam: Haack, Locke, Newton

In Memoriam: Haack, Locke, Newton
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
From time to time, we receive news of the passing of people who have played major roles in the near-century history of MHSAA athletics. Click to find out more about a few who left us this summer but made major contributions.
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Standout Sidelined, Rams Finish Repeat

Standout Sidelined, Rams Finish Repeat
Friday, March 11, 2016
"Should have" wouldn’t have been the accurate phrase. But losing senior Madi Myers to an ankle injury during its second rotation easily "could have" doomed Rockford/Sparta’s hopes of repeating as MHSAA gymnastics champion Friday night.
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Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again

Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rockford/Sparta enjoyed quite the MHSAA Finals weekend in 2015, claiming the first team championship since 1989, on its home floor, and the Division 1 individual title the following afternoon. With their top gymnasts including that individual champion and another favor...
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Jackson Area Efforts Net New Officials

Jackson Area Efforts Net New Officials
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Check out how Jackson area officials are restocking their ranks, plus a story of kindness between league schools, the history behind a basketball celebration and a couple of follow-ups on past Second Half features. 
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Preview: Field Full of Contenders

Preview: Field Full of Contenders
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Canton gymnastics team truly was a feel-good story in 2014 as it claimed its first MHSAA championship after three straight runner-up finishes, while ending Grand Ledge’s run of six straight titles. The Chiefs are a likely favorite again Friday at Rockford Hig...
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Farmington Finishes Fantastic Run as #1

Farmington Finishes Fantastic Run as #1
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Goaltender John Lethemon was right on all week for the Farmington hockey team. In net, he was nearly unbeatable. And after the Falcons finished an unpredictable run Saturday with a 2-1 win over Sault Ste. Marie and their first MHSAA title, he said what everyone else w...
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Champion Chiefs Runners-up No More

Champion Chiefs Runners-up No More
Friday, March 7, 2014
Second place. Second place. Second place. For three seasons, Canton fell just short of ending Grand Ledge’s hold on the MHSAA gymnastics championship. But on Friday, Canton finished a quest coach John Cunningham started 35 years ago – and claimed its first...
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Finals Preview: Grand Ledge Seeks 7

Finals Preview: Grand Ledge Seeks 7
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Arguably the most impressive current winning streak in any MHSAA sport will be on the line Friday at Plymouth High School. The Grand Ledge gymnastics team has won more than 100 straight events – duals and invitationals – and will compete for a seventh st...
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Finals Preview: Power Teams, Power Play

Finals Preview: Power Teams, Power Play
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
This weekend's MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals at Plymouth's Compuware Arena feature a two-time reigning champion in Division 1 and the winningest hockey coach in MHSAA history.  And fans also could see some lesser-known but similarly incredible stories continue to unfold...
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Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet

Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The most hopeful of MHSAA gymnastics teams have been forced to chase Grand Ledge for more than five seasons.  But of any Finals weekend during the Comets' half-decade run of perfection, this could be the one other teams make their strongest push to catch up.
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Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again

Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Grand Ledge senior Christine Wilson followed up her team’s fifth-straight MHSAA team championship won Friday by claiming her second consecutive individual title Saturday at Kenowa Hills High School. But this time, she won in Division 1.
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Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights

Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights
Friday, March 9, 2012
Grand Ledge faced a possibility Friday at Kenowa Hills High School that none of its gymnasts had known before. No gymnast on the team had experienced a high school loss. But the Comets were coming off a frustrating performance on their best apparatus, vault, and needed...
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Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets

Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets
Friday, March 9, 2012
For the past four seasons, MHSAA gymnastics has begun and ended with Grand Ledge. The Comets have won four straight team championships. Grand Ledge gymnasts also have claimed the last five Division 1 individual titles, and senior Christine Wilson was Division 2 in 201...
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