Entries for 'Battle of the Fans'

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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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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#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'

#BOTF VI: Finalists Ready for 'Battle'
Monday, January 9, 2017
Last year’s champion is back. So is the first to hoist a Battle of the Fans banner. And sticking with the familiar, two more past contenders are looking to take the final step and be named Michigan’s best high school student cheering section. But watch out ...
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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 2016 BOTF Winner is ...

And the 2016 BOTF Winner is ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Cooper Kirby has a lot of people he’ll be thanking today. First, he’ll celebrate with his classmates, numbering more than 1,600 strong. Then he’ll text and call the leaders who came before him and thank them for inspiring the current "Bleacher Creatur...
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BOTF V: What You Taught Us

BOTF V: What You Taught Us
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
We’ve completed our Battle of the Fans statewide tour for 2016, and hopefully you’ve kept up with our visits and learned why our five finalists are candidates to be known as the state’s top high school student section. But we appreciate all the great ...
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Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now

Battle of the Fans V: Vote Now
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
We’ve seen two Great Lakes, crisscrossed the Lower Peninsula and crossed Mackinac Bridge twice in search of Michigan’s top high school student cheering section – and returned to tell (and show video) of the tales. Now it's your turn to vote for your f...
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