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Where Everyone Knows Your Name

Where Everyone Knows Your Name
Friday, July 12, 2019
This year's MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament attracted more than 40,000 spectators from the time the first pucks dropped Feb. 25, including a three-year high of more than 6,000 across 12 Quarterfinal sites.  More than 200 schools and 3,000 participants combined to make...
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Title Time Differs Among Hockey States

Title Time Differs Among Hockey States
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Next season’s three-week playoff format for the MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament will fall more closely in line with similar postseasons for state associations around the country which sponsor the sport. According to 2017-18 National Federation of State High School As...
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#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals

#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Flint IMA had been to the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals what Joe Louis Arena was to the Detroit Red Wings since it began hosting high school championships in the state in 1977. For parts of four decades, the facility set the scene for many memorable moments on ice for sc...
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Officials Eager for New Hockey Format

Officials Eager for New Hockey Format
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 26, was a particularly busy day on the ice as the 2019 MHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament reached just its second day around the state. On the slate that night were 27 Regional games, bringing the two-day total to 48 on the heels of Monday’s busy calendar.
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Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores

Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Longtime coordinator of off-ice officials for the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals Jim Gagleard often noticed it during his annual three days traversing the hallways and locker rooms beneath the stands at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.  “You could see it in the p...
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Unified Sports: Unified Goal, Unified Effort

Unified Sports: Unified Goal, Unified Effort
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The pass was lofted high, and floating toward the end zone nearest the tunnel where teams enter the playing surface at Ford Field. As players from both teams converged, the intended receiver came away with the ball, clutching his prize and raising his arms in jubilant ...
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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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