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Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly

Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Farmington United junior Elena Vargo wasn’t sure what to expect from high school gymnastics when she decided to give it a try this season. Rockford/Sparta senior Reagan Ammon never expected her high school career to end like this.
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No Question, Farmington #1 for 2018-19

No Question, Farmington #1 for 2018-19
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Chasing last season’s MHSAA gymnastics championship may have been a bit more exciting for Farmington United. But repeating at Friday night’s Team Final put the finishing touch on a dominating run that left no doubt which was the state’s best again thi...
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Preview: Reigning Champs Set High Bar

Preview: Reigning Champs Set High Bar
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Farmington United could be on the verge of one of the most dominating Finals weekends in MHSAA gymnastics history. The co-operative program with athletes from Farmington, North Farmington and Farmington Hills Harrison won its first team title last season since finishin...
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Spidle Sets Up 2020 Run for 4-Title Glory

Spidle Sets Up 2020 Run for 4-Title Glory
Sunday, March 3, 2019
A change in divisions couldn’t slow Sean Spidle down. The Flint Powers Catholic junior claimed his third straight MHSAA individual wrestling championship Saturday, defeating Tecumseh’s Joshua Hilton 9-6 in the Division 2 112-pound final. Spidle won titles i...
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D1's Best Celebrate 1st Finals Titles

D1's Best Celebrate 1st Finals Titles
Friday, March 1, 2019
Blake Ryntz had no clue that the tears he was shedding late Friday morning in his father’s arms would – five hours later – morph from ones of sadness to those of triumph. But that’s what the sport of bowling can do to a person.
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Farmington Aims to Repeat, Perfectly

Farmington Aims to Repeat, Perfectly
Monday, February 18, 2019
Seniors on the Farmington United gymnastics team haven’t lost a dual meet during their high school careers. So when longtime coach Jeff Dwyer rested some of his standouts against Grosse Pointe United two weeks ago, and his team then found itself locked in a meet ...
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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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