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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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D1 Preview: Power-Packed Brackets

D1 Preview: Power-Packed Brackets
Friday, February 22, 2019
This weekend’s Division 1 team wrestling field at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center is power-packed again, and that might be an understatement. Detroit Catholic Central is wrestling for its third straight Division 1 title, but four other teams that have won at...
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#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals

#TBT: 2008 MHSAA Football Finals
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We conclude our Throwback Thursday run through of 2008 MHSAA Finals highlights with football, plus a feature from FOX Sports Detroit on Manistee Catholic Central – at that time one of the state’s smallest 11-player football powerhouses. 
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Senior-Led Lake Orion Earns 1st Title

Senior-Led Lake Orion Earns 1st Title
Saturday, November 17, 2018
With 10 seniors on the roster, it’s fitting this year’s version of the Lake Orion volleyball team was the one to bring the school its first MHSAA volleyball title.  And while they’re plenty talented, that group brought a trait coach Tony Sca...
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D1/4 Recap: Lake Orion Rallies to Advance

D1/4 Recap: Lake Orion Rallies to Advance
Friday, November 16, 2018
Lake Orion will play for its first MHSAA volleyball championship Saturday. The No. 2-ranked Dragons, previously Class A runners-up in 2011, downed top-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy in five sets in their Semifinal on Friday to earn a spot in this season’s Division...
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Rams' Star, Clarkston Finish Fall as D1 Elite

Rams' Star, Clarkston Finish Fall as D1 Elite
Saturday, November 3, 2018
When Ericka VanderLende came out for cross country as a freshman in 2015, there was nothing that indicated Rockford was getting another one of Michigan’s all-time great runners. She had never run cross country before, and it showed.
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2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith

2008 Muskegon's Lesson: Keep the Faith
Friday, October 26, 2018
Faith. The word has always been a complex recipe of conviction, trust, belief and loyalty. Sometimes it brings ecstasy, while other times it brings heartbreak. Sometimes it carries surprise. On a beautiful autumn day 10 seasons ago, Muskegon Big Reds football pl...
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Performance: Rockford's Ericka VanderLende

Performance: Rockford's Ericka VanderLende
Friday, October 12, 2018
After spending Saturday morning taking the SAT, Rockford's Ericka VanderLende ran the second-fastest time of the day at the prestigious Portage Invitational, besting the field by 45 seconds with a 17:33 to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the ...
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Grosse Pointe South Takes Final Step

Grosse Pointe South Takes Final Step
Saturday, June 9, 2018
The Grosse Pointe South boys golf team had grown weary of coming up a few strokes short. After placing runners-up at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals the past two years to Detroit Catholic Central, the Blue Devils finally broke through Saturday at The Meadows at G...
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Rockford Adds 6th to Title Streak

Rockford Adds 6th to Title Streak
Saturday, June 9, 2018
As the rain lifted Saturday afternoon, a third consecutive group of Rockford seniors capped their high school girls lacrosse careers with a fourth straight Division 1 championship. And then some.
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Preview: Finals Loaded with Champions

Preview: Finals Loaded with Champions
Friday, June 8, 2018
A pair of past contenders are back and will attempt to take down the reigning champions at Saturday’s MHSAA Girls Lacrosse Finals at Grand Ledge High School. Brighton and Okemos have raised title trophies as well in the past, but will be seeking their first since...
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Preview: Runners-Up in Champion Form

Preview: Runners-Up in Champion Form
Thursday, June 7, 2018
This could be a weekend of coincidence as all four 2017 Lower Peninsula Boys Golf Finals runners-up are in position to take the most challenging last step and become MHSAA champions. Keep an eye on Grosse Pointe South, Flint Powers Catholic, Big Rapids and Grand Rapids...
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Oak Park Climbs Podium Again in LPD1

Oak Park Climbs Podium Again in LPD1
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Aasia Laurencin crossed the finish line at East Kentwood High School multiple times Saturday, but the sweetest crossing for the Oak Park sophomore came after a race in which she didn’t compete. Laurencin was the first to greet teammate Dorriann Coleman following ...
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'Field & Track' Earns Falcons' Latest Title

'Field & Track' Earns Falcons' Latest Title
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Dave Emeott is making some changes to his East Kentwood boys track & field team this summer. After the Falcons’ field events put on a dominant display Saturday to lead the team to a second straight Lower Peninsula Division 1 championship, Emeott feels it&rsqu...
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Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes

Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Predicting the outcomes of MHSAA Track & Field Finals can be quite a leap.  But here's a semi-reliable forecast after hours of poring over the qualifiers for Saturday's seven boys meets: Expect plenty of close competition as a number of teams have the singular...
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Preview: Anticipating New Title Possibilities

Preview: Anticipating New Title Possibilities
Friday, June 1, 2018
With power programs shifting into different divisions and the next contenders emerging, Saturday’s MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals appear full of opportunities to shake up the standings and watch a new batch of champions shine. Click below for glances at all...
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Delacher Set Rockford Up for Success

Delacher Set Rockford Up for Success
Friday, April 13, 2018
Hailey Delacher finished her high school volleyball career in the fall with 17 entries in the MHSAA record book – and as one of the most successful setters in state history. Click below for more about her accomplishments and recent record book additions in boys l...
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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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