Entries for 'Portland'

In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top

In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top
Saturday, March 2, 2019
DJ Daniels didn’t have many close calls this season, but the Caro senior 160-pounder had a couple on his way to a second straight Division 3 championship – one on the mat, and one off.
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D3 Preview: Ready to Make More History

D3 Preview: Ready to Make More History
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The 2018 Division 3 Individual Wrestling Finals gave fans arguably the highlights of the day at Ford Field, with a pair of four-time champions joining a legendary group. Those are pretty tough acts to follow, of course. But this season’s contenders have opportuni...
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Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship

Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Before Saturday’s Division 5 Final, Hudsonville Unity Christian coach Craig Tibbe reminded his players they hadn’t been picked to make it this far – and probably weren’t the choice to win this game. But the Crusaders absolutely belonged in their...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A very recognizable 27 football programs have combined to win the 56 MHSAA 11-Player championships contested so far this decade. Perhaps that’s the best way to illustrate the anticipation surrounding this weekend’s Finals, kicking off Friday morning and con...
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Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland

Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Team-building, and self-sacrifice for those teammates, are among the many lessons taught through educational athletics. Portland junior golfer Ethan Getchell has picked them up quickly.
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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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Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends

Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brandon Whitman and Jarrett Trombley will both be headed to the state of North Carolina this fall. Before leaving, however, they put on one more show Saturday night for wrestling fans at the MHSAA Individual Championships.
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Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B

Scholars and Athletes 2016: Class B
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected eight student-athletes from Class B member schools to receive scholarships through the Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at halftime ceremon...
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Grace Graduates Among All-time Greats

Grace Graduates Among All-time Greats
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Alex Grace graduated from Saginaw Swan Valley this spring with 15 listings in the MHSAA football record book. And he became one of the most accomplished running backs in Michigan high school history despite playing only three varsity seasons.
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2015 Bush Awards Honor 4 Veteran ADs

2015 Bush Awards Honor 4 Veteran ADs
Monday, June 8, 2015
Four athletic directors with a combined 103 years of service to high school athletes – Kalamazoo Hackett’s Michael Garvey, Livonia Churchill’s Marc Hage, Pewamo-Westphalia’s Barry Hobrla and Saginaw Heritage’s Peter Ryan – have been n...
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Extra, Extra: Seymour Sets PAT Record

Extra, Extra: Seymour Sets PAT Record
Friday, May 1, 2015
Griffin Seymour will head to Eastern Michigan University this fall as one of the most successful kickers in MHSAA history. Read on to find out why, plus see more of this week's record book additions for football, girls and boys basketball, baseball, boys soccer an...
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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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Student Advisory Council Class Selected

Student Advisory Council Class Selected
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2014-15 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.
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Portland Makes Right Moves for March

Portland Makes Right Moves for March
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dylan Carroll and Adam Goodman knew the request was coming long before coach John Novara asked them to make a big change for their senior seasons on the Portland football team. The writing was on the scale, so to say. At 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, Carroll was among the t...
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High 5s: 11/28/12

High 5s: 11/28/12
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The final MHSAA championships of the Fall 2012 season give us our final High 5s before heading into winter. This week, we recognize both an individual and a team that achieved new heights. 
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Portland Wins Final in Portland Style

Portland Wins Final in Portland Style
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Half of Portland’s division of the Capital Area Activities Conference has made it to the MHSAA Finals over the last three seasons. So before bringing the Raiders to Ford Field this week, coach John Novara spoke with a number of coaches who had occupied the spot h...
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Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5

Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Coach Eric Gajar knew his Ann Arbor Greenhills team needed just one win on the second day of competition to clinch its fifth consecutive MHSAA Lower Peninsula title, but that was one fact he tried to keep from his players. “We didn’t tell those guys that, b...
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Finals Preview: Pushing the Powers

Finals Preview: Pushing the Powers
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Midland Dow has won three straight MHSAA tennis championships. Ann Arbor Greenhills has won four. And Detroit Country Day has finished among the top two in each of the last four seasons. To find them as favorites again at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Finals is no su...
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A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival

A-PLUS Idea: Portland Spring Carnival
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A major challenge not just at the high school level, but in athletics as a whole, is the increasing number of competitors for people's time and money. At Portland High School, local fans get a chance to check out nearly all the Raiders have to offer during a season tha...
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Wounded Warrior Project: DeWitt vs Portland

Wounded Warrior Project: DeWitt vs Portland
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The meeting of two state-ranked teams always will ratchet up a typical football night. Both communities, naturally, want to see which is better on the field. But during the hour before the opening kickoff Oct. 14 of DeWitt’s game against Portland, those teams and...
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