Entries for 'Battle of the Fans'

And the 2019 BOTF Winner Is ...

And the 2019 BOTF Winner Is ...
Friday, February 22, 2019
North Muskegon senior Kendal Hoppa grew up watching the older kids in her town cheering on their friends at high school games, a sports-based extension of the close-knit community. And what she’s known about Norse Nation for years, the rest of Michigan now knows ...
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Battle of the Fans VIII: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans VIII: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Sun, rain or snow, our Battle of the Fans VIII finalists made themselves ready to go these last few weeks as we maneuvered through crummy weather and some quick changes to see all three student sections in action.   Now we need you to jump in and tell us whic...
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Have you Herd? Buchanan Parties On

Have you Herd? Buchanan Parties On
Monday, February 18, 2019
Watch what’s become nearly a decade’s worth of Buchanan High School “Battle of the Fans” videos online. Check out the four MHSAA BOTF banners – including two for championships – hanging side by side on the far wall of the school&rsquo...
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Norse Nation Roars North Muskegon Pride

Norse Nation Roars North Muskegon Pride
Friday, February 15, 2019
North Muskegon junior Caleb Rypstra readily remembers being an elementary schooler in 2012 and watching 2,000-point scorer Spencer Krannitz take on Whitehall in front of a gym jammed in part by a giant student section. Senior Nicholas Rossiter didn’t like going t...
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Heritage's Hawks Nest Wants You 'Hype'

Heritage's Hawks Nest Wants You 'Hype'
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Three years ago, Saginaw Heritage teacher Melissa Fila showed up at Bay City Central, tub of pompons in hand, ready to rev up her students who had made the trip to support the Hawks boys basketball team. She found three huddled together and two more sitting with their ...
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Battle of the Fans VIII: Meet the Finalists

Battle of the Fans VIII: Meet the Finalists
Monday, January 28, 2019
The reigning champion and two first-time finalists have earned the opportunity to vie for the MHSAA's “Battle of the Fans VIII” championship recognizing the top high school student cheering section in Michigan, as awarded by the Student Advisory Council. Bu...
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BOTF VIII: It's Your Time to Shine

BOTF VIII: It's Your Time to Shine
Monday, January 14, 2019
Battle of the Fans VIII semifinalists: The spotlight is all yours.  You have 12 days to show the MHSAA's Student Advisory Council why your section is a must-see on this year's BOTF finalists tour.
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BOTF VIII: We Challenge You to Cheer

BOTF VIII: We Challenge You to Cheer
Monday, December 17, 2018
You go to all the games. You're cheering on your classmates the right way. You're having a blast with your friends. And you haven't seen a student section yet that can hang with you.   But are you ready for the statewide spotlight?
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Sportsmanship Summits Return in November

Sportsmanship Summits Return in November
Thursday, September 27, 2018
A focus on high school student sportsmanship, during and also outside of competition, will highlight this fall’s Michigan High School Athletic Association annual Sportsmanship Summit series, which will run during the first two full weeks of November.
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And the 2018 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2018 BOTF Winner is ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Neighbors present and past filled Buchanan’s gym a week ago to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school’s 1978 Class C boys basketball championship. In their midst, another champion built its case to make the community proud once again.
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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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No Place Buchanan’s Herd Would Rather Be

No Place Buchanan’s Herd Would Rather Be
Monday, February 19, 2018
Cailin Gunn was new at Buchanan entering eighth grade, and she was shy. What’s more, eighth graders in her district are housed in the same building as the high schoolers, which understandably could be intimidating.  She went to only one basketball game that ...
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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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Revived Blue Crew Continues to Thrive

Revived Blue Crew Continues to Thrive
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
When Dominick Murray’s older sister was a high school senior in 2012, Petoskey’s Blue Crew was a top-five finalist in the inaugural Battle of the Fans. Three years later, then-freshman Dominick was “really iffy” about the whole thing and didn&rs...
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BOTF VII Finalists, Tour Dates Announced

BOTF VII Finalists, Tour Dates Announced
Monday, January 29, 2018
Two repeat finalists and a past champion have earned the opportunity to vie for the MHSAA's “Battle of the Fans VII” title recognizing the top high school student cheering section in Michigan, as awarded by its Student Advisory Council.  Boyne City, ...
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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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