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Uyl Follows Roberts in MHSAA SUCCESSion

Uyl Follows Roberts in MHSAA SUCCESSion
Sunday, December 9, 2018
The strength of the MHSAA decade after decade has been solid local school administration under the direction of insightful leaders at the state office in Lansing. New Executive Director Mark Uyl is prepared to build on that foundation while meeting challenges old and n...
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School Sports Reflection: Play to Learn

School Sports Reflection: Play to Learn
Friday, December 7, 2018
What are sports really about today? And are today's parents missing the point? Time, money, effort and energy. All for what? Trophies, medals, first place, a college scholarship or that top-five draft pick and that multi-million dollar contract that come with it. Fortun...
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Students Take Sports Leaders to Class

Students Take Sports Leaders to Class
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
MHSAA Student Advisory Council members were asked their opinions on several of the current issues facing the MHSAA Junior High/Middle School Committee and MHSAA Task Force on Multi-Sport Participation.
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Serving a Balanced School Sports Diet

Serving a Balanced School Sports Diet
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Promoting multi-sport participation, and doing so before students reach high school, is a documented MHSAA priority. We believe it’s good for students, schools and society. By encouraging participation but not specialization, balanced multi-sport participation pr...
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Football Fridays: Welcome to Our House

Football Fridays: Welcome to Our House
Friday, October 27, 2017
There is no less opportunity to help student-athletes mature into positive people in one sport than another or on one day or night of the week compared to others. That is an unshakable truth of educational athletics. But that truth has not diminished the efforts of the...
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Not Just Another Season for Watson

Not Just Another Season for Watson
Monday, October 9, 2017
A 32-second response by emergency medical technicians was the difference in life or death for 68-year-old Willie Watson, who was spared from becoming another victim of sudden cardiac arrest. Watson, a 38-year official for the MHSAA, collapsed in the tunnel near the off...
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Before the Bridge: Class E & the UP

Before the Bridge: Class E & the UP
Monday, July 31, 2017
The stories are worthy of the silver screen. Long lost legends of lore, forgotten by most in the Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Absurd anecdotes of basketball played behind glass, and out-of-bounds lines painted on walls. Tales of overlooked places like Trena...
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Classes Still Create Hoosier Hysteria

Classes Still Create Hoosier Hysteria
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Twenty years ago, Bloomington North High School won the Indiana High School Athletic Association boys basketball championship, defeating Delta 75-54 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The date, March 22, 1997, is at the same time revered and disdained by traditionalists ...
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Add, Subtract, Divide, Multiply: MHSAA Not Alone

Add, Subtract, Divide, Multiply: MHSAA Not Alone
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
As the MHSAA faces its most recent classification task with 8-Player Football, and opinions continue to swirl about as to the method, timeframe, location and other procedures, a look around the country provides plenty of company among state association brethren factorin...
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New Math: Division & Multiplication Problems

New Math: Division & Multiplication Problems
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
High school tournament classifications went viral before there was social media and most of us knew what “viral” meant. Much as a virus infects computers today or has created epidemics of disease around the world for centuries, high school tournament classi...
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Class in Session: A History in Classification

Class in Session: A History in Classification
Monday, July 24, 2017
The addition of a second division for 8-player football this fall and the end to traditional classes for volleyball and basketball after 2017-18 have created plenty of recent buzz. There is much to be decided to be sure; but as those in education are well aware, history...
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SAC Sounds Off on School Sports

SAC Sounds Off on School Sports
Friday, February 17, 2017
During a school year in which much of the focus is on, and coming from, student-athletes in Michigan and around the country, what better stage is there on which to showcase the MHSAA Student Advisory Council? Click below for thoughts and opinions from various SAC membe...
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Get on Your Feet for Our Great Games

Get on Your Feet for Our Great Games
Friday, January 27, 2017
Somewhere along the winding road in the long history of interscholastic athletics, gradual change has brought our product to a crossroads. Ultimately, how we got here no longer matters. It’s what we do next.
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Through the Years: Boys Basketball 1925-2016

Through the Years: Boys Basketball 1925-2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
We close our “Through the Years” look at MHSAA tournaments with an event rooted in the earliest work of this association.
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Through the Years: Girls Basketball 1973-2016

Through the Years: Girls Basketball 1973-2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
We begin our final drive through MHSAA Finals history with arguably the most storied of our girls sports.
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Through the Years: Cheer 1994-2016

Through the Years: Cheer 1994-2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Few sports stack fans to the rafters like the MHSAA Competitive Cheer Finals, which set attendance records for 12 straight seasons through 2015 in growing to become one of the state's most well-cheered for sports at the championship level.
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Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016

Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
We pick back up our series on MHSAA tournaments through the years with one that's enjoyed one of the longest traditions despite evolving to include a new format only a few decades ago. The MHSAA has sponsored a wrestling tournament since 1948, splitting the postseaso...
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Through the Years: Skiing 1975-2016

Through the Years: Skiing 1975-2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
Among benefits of Michigan's four seasons is the opportunity for residents to enjoy winter sports – and that includes athletes who participate on high school skiing teams based from the northern tip of the Upper Peninsula to the southernmost regions bordering Ohio...
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Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016

Through the Years: Ice Hockey 1975-2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
The ice rink has produced both one of Michigan's inductees into the National Federation Sports Hall of Fame and also one of the most storied championship game results in all of MHSAA history.
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Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016

Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Gymnastics is back in the spotlight with the success of the U.S. national team at the Summer Olympics.  However, girls gymnastics is a winter high school sport in Michigan, and we'll kick off the winter portion of "Through the Years" by looking at the 45-year ...
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