Entries for '2011-12 Finals'

10 to Remember from 2011-12

10 to Remember from 2011-12
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Second Half's mission in this, its first school year, was to tell the best stories behind the scores and highlights of MHSAA competition. Of course, every score and especially every championship has a story behind it. The MHSAA awarded 127 team and many more individua...
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Follow the 2011-12 Parade of Champions

Follow the 2011-12 Parade of Champions
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A total of 97 schools won one or more of the 127 team Finals championships awarded by the Michigan High School Athletic Association during the 2011-12 school year. Four schools – Grosse Pointe South, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, Marquette and Houghton – ...
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D3 Soccer Final: Title Crusade Compete

D3 Soccer Final: Title Crusade Compete
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Flint Powers Catholic attacked Hudsonville Unity Christian’s defense Saturday with a physicality and aggression the Crusaders had not seen this spring in assembling one of the best defensive seasons in MHSAA history. But winning in June has been Unity Christian&r...
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Golf Finals: Aces Abound

Golf Finals: Aces Abound
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice and Cranbrook-Kingswood, Jackson Lumen Christi and Lake Leelanau St. Mary claimed MHSAA golf championships Saturday. Read on for run-downs of each division's tournament and links to full results.
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D1 Soccer Final: Chieftains and Champions

D1 Soccer Final: Chieftains and Champions
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Okemos’ multiple offensive standouts have made it one of the best teams in Michigan all spring and one of the highest ranked in Division 1, coming into the MHSAA tournament No. 2 in the state coaches poll. But senior goalkeeper Molly O’Connor also had a big...
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D4 Soccer Final: Squires Net First MHSAA Title

D4 Soccer Final: Squires Net First MHSAA Title
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Grandville Calvin Christian senior Katie Klunder finished her high school career Saturday as one of the top scorers in state history. And more importantly, as a champion.
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D3 Baseball Final: Ventures Victorious Again

D3 Baseball Final: Ventures Victorious Again
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Brett Sunde’s only official at bat of the Division 3 Final came in the first inning. But with one swing, Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s senior catcher got his team rolling on its second straight MHSAA championship.
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D4 Softball Final: Dansville Dream Come True

D4 Softball Final: Dansville Dream Come True
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dansville’s three  MHSAA Semifinal games over the last four seasons included a nine-run loss to Petersburg-Summerfield in 2010, the first of two straight seasons the Bulldogs went on to win the Division 4 title. It was fair to expect a similar result in Satu...
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D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again

D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The combined numbers put up Mattawan and Hudsonville in Saturday’s Division 1 Final at Bailey Park indicate a game that came down to just one play. And Eagles junior shortstop Danielle Freeman made it when she slid into home safely to give her team a 2-1 win in 1...
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D2 Baseball Final: Redemption for GRC

D2 Baseball Final: Redemption for GRC
Saturday, June 16, 2012
“Redemption” was the word used by Grand Rapids Christian junior Alex VandeVusse on Friday to describe how the Eagles hoped to finish this season with a win after ending 2011 with a loss in the Division 2 Final. Consider them redeemed.
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D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes

D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The legend of Livonia Ladywood sophomore Lauren Hayes sprouted with two outs left in Friday’s Division 2 Semifinal at Bailey Park. It grew exponentially in Saturday’s championship game.
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D1 Baseball Final: Eagles Take Flight

D1 Baseball Final: Eagles Take Flight
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Hudsonville scored the first run of Saturday’s Division 1 Final, and rallied for four more in the top of the sixth to win its MHSAA title in its first championship game appearance, 9-6 over Warren DeLaSalle. The Eagles entered the tournament ranked No. 6 in the s...
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D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time

D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Clinton seniors Tierney Nelson, Haley Mercy and Abi Clark finished their four-year varsity careers and fourth trips to Bailey Park with their team’s second-straight Division 3 championship Saturday. Nelson struck out seven and gave up six hits as the Redskins wer...
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Birmingham, EGR finish title runs

Birmingham, EGR finish title runs
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Birmingham United needed overtime but won its first MHSAA championship Saturday since 2009, while East Grand Rapids won its first girls lacrosse title and finished a perfect season. Click for game summaries and links to the box scores. 
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Brother Rice continues D1 dynasty

 Brother Rice continues D1 dynasty
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice remains the only Division 1 boys lacrosse champion in MHSAA history. But not without having to withstand pesky Ann Arbor Pioneer in Saturday’s Final at Seaholm High.
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Comeback Rangers Regain Top Spot

Comeback Rangers Regain Top Spot
Saturday, June 9, 2012
First, Trent Bohrmann’s stick flew high into the air. Then his right glove, followed by his left. Finally, Bohrmann tossed his helmet to one side before being embraced by another mohawk-shaved teammate coming toward him from the other. The senior goalie wouldn&rs...
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Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered

Boys Finals: Hurdles Conquered
Sunday, June 3, 2012
With the number of elite athletes Lake Orion, Auburn Hills Avondale and Lansing Catholic have featured over the last many years, it was somewhat surprising that none had won an MHSAA boys track and field championship. All three can check that goal off the list after ea...
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2012 Girls Basketball Finals in Review

2012 Girls Basketball Finals in Review
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Mathematically speaking, the 2010 MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals were just a bit closer than this season’s, with a combined point differential of 28 over the four championship games. But it's a decent argument to call this winter’s Finals the most highly-co...
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Class B Final: They leave as champions

Class B Final: They leave as champions
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Lansing Sexton coach Carlton Valentine described Saturday night how every one of his four senior starters fit into a puzzle the last three seasons. Together one last time, they combined for a memorable closing performance in the Class B Final at the Breslin Center.
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Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title

Class A Final: Trojans ring up a title
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Every time Draymond Green visited a Saginaw basketball practice this season, he reminded the current Trojans of the same thing: The Michigan State and former Saginaw star has two Class A championship rings. They had none. He can’t tease them anymore.
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