Entries for 'East Grand Rapids'
Thursday, November 29, 2018
We conclude our Throwback Thursday run through of 2008 MHSAA Finals highlights with football, plus a feature from FOX Sports Detroit on Manistee Catholic Central – at that time one of the state’s smallest 11-player football powerhouses. Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 15, 2018
This season’s Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals all have fascinating storylines – and all three are vastly different entering the weekend.
In Division 1, in what might be a first, every individual champion is back from 2017 – and last...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Saturday, November 3, 2018
When Alex Comerford of Otsego decided it was go time, the race was over.
Nobody else in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final field could muster a response to Comerford’s 4:49.11 second-mile surge, one which turned a close race at the mile into a 2.1-mile vi...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Michigan International Speedway will showcase Saturday the last MHSAA Finals for a pair of the most successful champions all-time in this state.
Hart’s Adelyn Ackley will run for her third individual championship while attempting to lead her team to a repeat in L...Continue Reading
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood boys tennis coach Steve Herdoiza said his team had conquered challenges all season. But Saturday’s MHSAA Finals was a different one.
The main opponent was time, as weather forced the event to be played much longer than a...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 18, 2018
This year’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals will again feature a number of contenders we’re used to seeing raise trophies during the season’s closing weekend.
Reigning champions Okemos in Division 2 and Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood in Divis...Continue Reading
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
It was 10 years ago today that the MHSAA began its current television network efforts by broadcasting a season-opening football game pitting local rivals in small-town setting.
Sand Creek High School was hosting Blissfield in what had become a traditional season-o...Continue Reading
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Defense is the specialty of East Grand Rapids boys lacrosse coach Rick DeBlasio.
But even the veteran coach had to be impressed with the offensive exploits of his high scoring tandem of seniors Eric Solberg and Chris Owens.Continue Reading
Friday, June 8, 2018
There’s little question which teams have been the best in Michigan boys lacrosse the last few seasons.
For the third straight, the MHSAA Finals will feature rematches of Detroit Catholic League rivals Detroit Catholic Central and Birmingham Brother Rice in Divisi...Continue Reading
Saturday, June 2, 2018
A year ago, Charlie Kuchman and Sofia Manzo could not crack Birmingham Seaholm’s varsity lineup.
On Saturday, the duo’s three-set win at No. 4 doubles clinched the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 tennis team title for Seaholm, its first since 2015.Continue Reading
Thursday, May 31, 2018
A number of familiar faces will return to the Lower Peninsula Girls Tennis Finals this weekend – and the frequent contenders are expected to battle again in three of four divisions.
But a pair of hopefuls are looking to join the powers with their first MHSA...Continue Reading
Saturday, March 10, 2018
After finishing second in the state twice during his coaching career, Holland Christian’s Todd Smeenge had the unmistakable look of a champion following Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 swimming & diving championships at Saginaw Valley State Univers...Continue Reading
Saturday, March 10, 2018
The groundwork was laid Friday. But the celebration was years in the making.
At the conclusion of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals at Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor Skyline coach Mo-Jo Isaac performed a near-perfect back fl...Continue Reading
Thursday, March 8, 2018
A handful or reigning champions have dominated Lower Peninsula boys swimming & diving these last few seasons – but that could end this weekend.
Two of three are not considered the favorites entering this weekend’s Finals, and it’s not hard to see ...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 18, 2017
During his career as head coach of the East Grand Rapids girls swimming & diving team, Butch Briggs has led the Pioneers to 21 MHSAA Finals championships.
Briggs and his Pioneers brought home number 21 from the Holland Aquatic Center on Saturday, and it happe...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A change in division by one state power could change things up significantly at two of this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals.
Regular favorites are expected to contend again in Division 1 after Rockford emerged to claim its first title...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Here’s a look at our first edition – first from Friday’s East Grand Rapids football win over Grand Rapids South Christian, followed by a swimming relay finish decided by a sliver of a second between Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern and Jeniso...Continue Reading
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
We love telling stories of our athletes and coaches showing good sportsmanship, often sacrificing for others especially in moments when victory appears within grasp.
The East Grand Rapids boys soccer and Pellston girls cross country teams provided us examples again ear...Continue Reading