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Battle of the Fans VII: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VII: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Three finalists have shown us this month why they should win the Battle of the Fans VII championship. But we need your help deciding which should be called the state's best student cheering section for 2017-18.
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Boyne City Wants You to Get Rowdy

Boyne City Wants You to Get Rowdy
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
What’s 8 feet tall, full of air and able to bounce on its head? Just another reason to check out a Boyne City High School sporting event and one of our three finalists for the Battle of the Fans VII championship.
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BOTF Semifinalists: Accept the Challenge

BOTF Semifinalists: Accept the Challenge
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The bigger battle is coming. Contenders now must prove they are up to the challenge. Nine student cheering sections from MHSAA member schools have been selected to continue on in this year’s “Battle of the Fans VII” contest by taking part in an inaugu...
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BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?

BOTF VII: Do You Accept the Challenge?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The MHSAA Student Advisory Council's "Battle of the Fans VII" is set to kick off at high schools all over our state. An expanded contest format will allow more schools to compete for the title of best high school student section in Michigan. Contenders need to keep jus...
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Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF

Summits to Introduce Revamped BOTF
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A focus on student fan sportsmanship at high school events including an announcement outlining an expanded  “Battle of the Fans” contest will highlight this fall’s Michigan High School Athletic Association annual Sportsmanship Summit series, ...
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And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2017 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 17, 2017
When Shafer Webb and his classmates were middle schoolers, they watched the high school student section turn into a party at every Frankenmuth home game. Webb's older brother Brennan led the 2012 section that won the inaugural MHSAA Battle of the Fans. And, of course, ...
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Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VI: Vote Now
Monday, February 13, 2017
The best Michigan high school student cheering sections have shown us their best over the last four weeks. Now it's your turn to tell us which of those final five has earned the title Battle of the Fans VI champion.
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5 Ways Frankenmuth is Flying High

5 Ways Frankenmuth is Flying High
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
In a section of stands nearest the door to welcome all who enter Frankenmuth’s gym, the first Battle of the Fans champion was born five years ago. The seventh graders that winter of 2012 are seniors now. And the Eagles on Friday were seeking to add the title of f...
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5 Ways the Blue Crew Has Us 'Believin'

5 Ways the Blue Crew Has Us 'Believin'
Friday, February 3, 2017
What once was one of the most raucous gyms in the northern Lower Peninsula had grown hushed as one of Michigan’s proudest student sections slowly fell away.   Hopefully Petoskey’s opponents didn’t get used to the silence.
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5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars

5 Ways Charlotte’s Flight Club Soars
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
“One night to become State Champions.” On social media and written at the bottom of its itinerary for the night, Charlotte’s Flight Club made perfectly clear what Saturday’s Battle of the Fans visit meant to a student section that while only a f...
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5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush

5 Ways West’s Creatures Continue to Crush
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We’ve worn a path on U.S. 127 and M-115 the last few years with nearly annual visits to Traverse City West to check out the Bleacher Creatures for Battle of the Fans. The reigning BOTF champions have set that kind of standard as one of Michigan’s elite high...
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5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy

5 Ways Boyne City’s Ramblers Get Rowdy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
There’s a party going on in the student section at Boyne City, and everyone’s invited. The streets were mostly empty as we rolled into town for Friday’s Battle of the Fans VI visit – freezing temperatures probably had something to do with that, ...
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Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin

Let 'Battle of the Fans VI' Begin
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
It's become a winter tradition; as the Michigan weather gets frosty, high school gyms all over our state heat up in anticipation of competition both on the floor and in the stands as well. And so the scene is set for the "Battle of the Fans VI," the MHSAA Student Advis...
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And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2015 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
Sydney Brooks always has taken pride in her town, even as classmates talked about how there was nothing to do in Dowagiac and how they couldn’t wait to leave when high school was done. Turns out there’s a lot of fun to be had in her school’s corner of...
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Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans IV: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
We watched and enjoyed what hopefuls sent us from all over the state, then criss-crossed Michigan to see this season's best for ourselves.  And now it's your turn to vote for your favorite student cheering section of this season's Battle of the Fans IV. 
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Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'

Dowagiac Unites to Launch 'Attack'
Monday, February 16, 2015
Nate Hiler was sitting silently in a mostly-silent social studies class when he erupted. Senior Trenton Lesniak burst out of another classroom and started yelling down both ends of the hall. Soon teachers were cheering as well as frenzy lifted Dowagiac High School. It ...
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St. Johns Cheers Section Success

St. Johns Cheers Section Success
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The low point might’ve come two years ago, when St. Johns student leaders planned a holiday theme for a boys basketball game.  Alex Davis showed up in a Christmas sweater. Only four of her classmates dressed to match.
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Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More

Buchanan's 'Herd' Grows Into More
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The “Herd” began three years ago as a cheering section, and senior leaders are among the few students left who remember school before “The Woods” took root in the southwest corner of Buchanan’s gymnasium. It’s not that games weren&rs...
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Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar

Yale Kohler's Krazies Rise to Roar
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The magnitude of last season’s Boys Basketball District Final gave Yale’s “Kohler Krazies” a glimpse of their potential as a booming student cheering section. But a 90-minute delay during that eventual overtime loss to Imlay City showed junior K...
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'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy

'Creatures' Build Beaverton Legacy
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nate O’Brien has had a hand in his share of traditions at Beaverton High School. And he's already looking forward to watching another legacy continue when his time as a student is done this spring.  
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