Entries for 'Mattawan'

FH Northern Finishes Long Climb Back to #1

FH Northern Finishes Long Climb Back to #1
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Cole Rynbrandt had been there before. He’d seen his older brothers capture individual MHSAA Finals championships. On Saturday, he wanted to experience that achievement for himself.
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Colleagues Connect in Classroom, Coaching

Colleagues Connect in Classroom, Coaching
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
When students enter one of the social studies rooms at Mattawan High School, they should not be surprised to see a white board full of Xs and Os. It is not a game of tic-tac-toe, just a series of football plays.
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Long-range Skill Helps P-W Go Distance

Long-range Skill Helps P-W Go Distance
Monday, July 29, 2019
The Pewamo-Westphalia girls basketball team this past winter won its first MHSAA Finals championship, in Division 3, based in part on record book-caliber 3-point shooting. Get the details on the Pirates' achievements and more recent girls basketball record bo...
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Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix

Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix
Saturday, June 1, 2019
One of the biggest challenges a high school coach can face is blending a talented group of freshmen with a successful group of returning players. Veteran Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup faced that challenge this year.
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Advisory Council Seeking Class Of '21

Advisory Council Seeking Class Of '21
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The MHSAA is seeking student-athletes to become members of its Student Advisory Council beginning with the 2019-20 school year.  Four boys and four girls from the Class of 2021 will be selected to two-year terms, and will meet on matters related to maintaining and...
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Twins X 2 Boost Unbeaten Mattawan

Twins X 2 Boost Unbeaten Mattawan
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Jaden and Kelby Mabin are fraternal twins, but Matthew and Luke Pelak are identical. All four play on the undefeated Mattawan boys basketball team.  Telling the latter two apart was never much trouble for coach Ward Helakoski, a Mattawan Middle School counselor wh...
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Advisory Council Names Class Of 2020

Advisory Council Names Class Of 2020
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2018-19 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council.
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Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success

Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
When Matt Boven first started coaching the Mattawan girls tennis team, he was “an 18-year-old coaching 18-year-olds,” he laughed. Twenty years, a wife and two daughters later, Boven is still leading the Wildcats and racking up some impressive numbers.
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Cepo Sets Up Teammates at Record Pace

Cepo Sets Up Teammates at Record Pace
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
For the second straight season this past fall, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central sophomore Zachary Cepo tallied 48 assists – tying the MHSAA record he set in 2016 as a freshman. He’s also put together a career-full of assists – with two more y...
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Recent Stars Build on HS Sports Foundation

Recent Stars Build on HS Sports Foundation
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Mattawan’s Allie Havers experienced high school sports in part as a stepping stone to a scholarship and eventual national championship at the University of Nebraska. Hackett Catholic Prep’s Hope Baldwin earned two national awards and several scholarships for...
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2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders

2017 Bush Awards Honor Trio of Leaders
Monday, June 26, 2017
Three athletic directors who have taken leading roles in important areas of educational athletics – Rockford’s Tim Erickson, Bay City Central’s Morley Fraser and Mattawan’s Ken Mohney – have been named recipients of the Michigan High School...
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Grandville, Dakota Follow Veterans' Leads

Grandville, Dakota Follow Veterans' Leads
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A powder puff football game was not going to keep the Grandville softball team from making history this season. Ellie Muilenburg made sure of that. The Bulldogs had big plans, but needed her to keep them.
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Preview: Looking to Take the Final Leap

Preview: Looking to Take the Final Leap
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Two reigning champions but also two 2016 runners-up are headed back to MHSAA Softball Finals weekend at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central is playing for its third straight Division 3 title, while Richmond is looking to ...
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Mattawan Takes Final History-Making Step

Mattawan Takes Final History-Making Step
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Although Halloween was five days ago, Jarrett Hageman openly admits that he was never so scared in his life than he was late Saturday afternoon. Even in the broad daylight with no ghosts or ghouls around to spook him.
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Preview: Perfect Time to Peak

Preview: Perfect Time to Peak
Friday, November 4, 2016
Four of eight finalists at Saturday's MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals are playing to take home the champion's trophy for the first time in their programs' histories. And considering that none of seven teams that play in leagues won them this fall, claiming the highest title w...
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Performance: Mattawan's Casey Kirkbride

Performance: Mattawan's Casey Kirkbride
Friday, November 4, 2016
Casey Kirkbride watched Mattawan’s run to the Division 2 Semifinals last season from the sideline – as a junior on the junior varsity, and one of two goalkeepers on that team at that.  But the 6-foot-1 senior has made himself into a player capable of h...
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Parents Master Art of Schedule Juggling

Parents Master Art of Schedule Juggling
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
If it’s Tuesday, it must be volleyball — or is it soccer or maybe swimming? Time to check the calendar, the phone app or the white board. To keep up with two or more students involved in different sports in the same season, families have devised their own w...
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Highlight Reel: Thursday Baseball/Softball Semis

Highlight Reel: Thursday Baseball/Softball Semis
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The first day of the MHSAA Baseball & Softball Semifinals at Michigan State University’s Old College Field began under rainy conditions Thursday, but finished under a flourish of sunshine as four teams punched their tickets into Saturday’s Finals.
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Dakota, Mercy Set Up Top-Ranked Match-up

Dakota, Mercy Set Up Top-Ranked Match-up
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Kendahl Dunford started summer softball last year with a team that wasn't operating at full strength. While Dunford was beginning her travel season, some of her teammates were still busy trying to win MHSAA championships with their high school teams.
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Preview: Reigning Champs, Stars Return

Preview: Reigning Champs, Stars Return
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A pair of reigning MHSAA softball champions and three of the best-known players in all of Michigan will be among those most anticipated at this weekend's Semifinals and Finals at Michigan State University's Secchia Stadium. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central and Unionvil...
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