Entries for 'Rockford'

Big Bats Drive Portage Northern to 1st Title

Big Bats Drive Portage Northern to 1st Title
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Portage Northern has made a habit of getting on top of teams early this season. There’s no secret to that success. The Huskies are just that good at the plate.
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West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis

West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Luke McLean looked right at home Thursday at Michigan State’s McLane Baseball Stadium. The Rockford High School sophomore scored the winning run with aggressive base running, also securing for himself the pitching victory in a 3-2 Division 1 Semifinal against Mac...
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Preview: Right Place, Right Time

Preview: Right Place, Right Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
While it’s an obvious statement this spring’s 16 MHSAA baseball semifinalists have peaked at the right time, it might mean a little more this weekend at Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium. Five teams – including half the final f...
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Rockford 'Dynasty' Continues to Reign

Rockford 'Dynasty' Continues to Reign
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Rockford ran its Division 1 girls lacrosse championship streak to seven straight titles Saturday. The Rams got past Brighton 21-6, following up a similarly dominant 25-5 win over the Bulldogs in the Final a year ago.
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Preview: Finalists Take Familiar Road

Preview: Finalists Take Familiar Road
Friday, June 7, 2019
The favorites will be familiar and the challengers are on their way heading into Saturday’s Girls Lacrosse Finals at Novi High School. Division 1 top-ranked Rockford and Division 2 top-ranked East Grand Rapids have won a combined 12 MHSAA Finals titles, and even ...
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Preview: Past Champs, New Challenges

Preview: Past Champs, New Challenges
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Major opportunities – and some intriguing challenges – are among main storylines for this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Golf Finals. Two of last season’s team champions didn’t qualify for this weekend’s tournaments. A third 20...
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Oak Park Gets Win that Matters Most

Oak Park Gets Win that Matters Most
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Oak Park girls track & field team won the final event of Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals. That victory in the 1,600 relay was the Knights’ lone victory of the meet. However, a lack of individual winners didn’t prevent them f...
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East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak

East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak
Saturday, June 1, 2019
A hard pounding rain began to fall shortly after the East Kentwood boys track & field team reached the podium. It was only fitting, as the Falcons reigned once again.
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Preview: Legacy-Making Opportunities

Preview: Legacy-Making Opportunities
Friday, May 31, 2019
We will say good-bye to a number of graduating champions at Saturday’s MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals. But it’s hard to not also be excited about some of the final legacy-making opportunities for outgoing seniors – and new chances to shine for a...
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Rockford, Canton Win for PSA Prowess

Rockford, Canton Win for PSA Prowess
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
For their work getting out the good word on sportsmanship and officials recruitment, respectively, Rockford and Canton were among those honored this spring with Michigan Student Broadcast Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. The MHSAA sponso...
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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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