Entries for '2018-19 Finals'

King Avenges Early Defeat to Reign Again

King Avenges Early Defeat to Reign Again
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Rematches are rare in high school football, especially for teams located on opposite sides of the state. But Detroit Martin Luther King on Saturday got the chance to avenge a Week 2 loss at Muskegon, and star senior quarterback Dequan Finn and his talented supporting c...
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Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship

Together, Unity Earns 1st Championship
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Before Saturday’s Division 5 Final, Hudsonville Unity Christian coach Craig Tibbe reminded his players they hadn’t been picked to make it this far – and probably weren’t the choice to win this game. But the Crusaders absolutely belonged in their...
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Big Stop Locks Up Chippewa Valley Title

Big Stop Locks Up Chippewa Valley Title
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Ironically, it was Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s defense which stole the show Saturday at Ford Field. With just 23 seconds to play in the Division 1 Final, Clarkston scored to pull within one point of the Big Reds. Wolves coach Kurt Richardson, himself known...
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Hornets Prevail in Record-Setting Final

Hornets Prevail in Record-Setting Final
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Clint Galvas didn’t need to tell Avery Moore what his junior quarterback already knew. In fact, the New Lothrop coach didn’t necessarily want Moore to try to match Madison Heights Madison senior signal-caller Austin Brown on Saturday. Moore just needed to s...
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In Return to Finals, Edwardsburg Reigns

In Return to Finals, Edwardsburg Reigns
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Edwardsburg finished the deal on Friday, erasing much of the disappointment the final game of last season produced. Although the Eddies’ offense was slow to jell, they controlled the clock and Chelsea’s multi-faceted attack to capture their first MHSAA Fina...
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Lumen Christi Legacy Grows with D6 Triumph

Lumen Christi Legacy Grows with D6 Triumph
Friday, November 23, 2018
Herb Brogan’s teams over 39 years coaching Jackson Lumen Christi have succeeded in part by regularly capitalizing on opportunities. Give the Titans an inch … and in Friday’s case, they’ll take 28 straight points.
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'Lights Out' D Keys DeLaSalle's D2 Repeat

'Lights Out' D Keys DeLaSalle's D2 Repeat
Friday, November 23, 2018
Not once had Muskegon Mona Shores been held under 33 points this season. Keeping opponents off-balance with their veer option attack, the Sailors averaged 45.6 over 13 games leading up to Saturday’s Division 2 Final, and 47.5 per game during the playoffs. But Mon...
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Reading is Believing for 1st-Time Champ

Reading is Believing for 1st-Time Champ
Friday, November 23, 2018
Alex Price’s 11 words – or rather, 56 characters – last Nov. 25 spoke volumes. And he and his teammates made them count during Friday morning’s Division 8 Final at Ford Field.
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'Outside Shot' Becomes Adams' Historic Win

'Outside Shot' Becomes Adams' Historic Win
Saturday, November 17, 2018
In his more than two decades as the face of the Rochester Adams swimming & diving program, Tim Hickey has seen his share of great swimmers in his school’s pool, including former Olympian Peter Vanderkaay.  But Vanderkaay and those other standout swimmers...
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East Grand Rapids Legacy Adds Title 22

East Grand Rapids Legacy Adds Title 22
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The more things change for the East Grand Rapids girls swimming & diving team, the more they remain the same. After graduating a large and talented senior class that led East to the 2017 Lower Peninsula Division 2 championship, the Pioneers moved back into Division...
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Volleyball Joins GR Christian Title Lore

Volleyball Joins GR Christian Title Lore
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Maria Bos’ eyes locked onto the MHSAA Division 2 volleyball championship trophy Saturday like they had locked onto every ball set her way that afternoon. Although rather than spike it to the ground like she successfully did 21 times in the championship match, she...
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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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On Last Race's Last Leg, Mercy Pulls Thru

On Last Race's Last Leg, Mercy Pulls Thru
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The look on the faces of Farmington Hills Mercy’s 200-yard medley relay team pretty much said it all. And what was not said with facial expressions was very clearly communicated by the Marlins’ coaches as the opening race ended.
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Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish

Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Since the opening kickoff of 8-Player Football Playoffs in 2011, Rapid River has been on the verge of winning its first MHSAA Finals championship in this sport. In that first year’s title game, also at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome, the Rocke...
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Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run

Unbeaten Morrice Caps Remarkable Run
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hunter Nowak finished his high school career Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome as arguably the most accomplished offensive star in Morrice football history. But he’d be the first to point out that the Orioles put the finishing touch o...
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Bronson Becomes 4th to Complete 4-Peat

Bronson Becomes 4th to Complete 4-Peat
Saturday, November 17, 2018
With one set standing between them and a fourth straight MHSAA championship Saturday, several members of the Bronson volleyball team spent the break doing the “Cha Cha Slide.”  They were very clearly comfortable in Kellogg Arena.
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Mendon Makes Good on Great Expectation

Mendon Makes Good on Great Expectation
Saturday, November 17, 2018
It took the Mendon volleyball team only one tournament to realize how good it was this season, and the Hornets certainly weren’t shy about making big proclamations.  “We started really early,” senior outside hitter Hayley Kramer said. &ldquo...
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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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D2/3 Recap: Bronson edges St. Mary in 5

D2/3 Recap: Bronson edges St. Mary in 5
Thursday, November 15, 2018
It would make sense that Bronson’s most important win to date this season would come in Thursday’s Division 3 Semifinal at Kellogg Arena. It’s also fair to assume that the No. 2-ranked Vikings’ comeback 3-2 win over No. 1 Monroe St. Mary Catholi...
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Theis, EGR Forge Championship Paths

Theis, EGR Forge Championship Paths
Saturday, November 3, 2018
The crown is staying in the family. One year after Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis ran the fastest time ever at the MHSAA Girls Cross Country Finals, her sister assumed her vacated Lower Peninsula Division 2 title Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
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