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East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak

East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak
Saturday, June 1, 2019
A hard pounding rain began to fall shortly after the East Kentwood boys track & field team reached the podium. It was only fitting, as the Falcons reigned once again.
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Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale

Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale
Friday, May 31, 2019
Pick a division – any of seven Saturday – and you’re bound to find a senior standout finishing his career at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals. Michigan high schools regularly graduate star-loaded classes in this sport – but with reigning ...
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Ambrose Era: Generations of Success

Ambrose Era: Generations of Success
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
When Jock Ambrose began his coaching career during the mid 1970s, sports options were limited in the community he had recently moved to after college. The construction of a new indoor community pool, however, sent residents flocking to the water.
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#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now

#TBT x 2: XC, Soccer Finals Then and Now
Thursday, November 8, 2018
For this Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at two years of MHSAA Cross Country and Boys Soccer Finals – those competed in 2008 with highlights compiled by FOX Sports Detroit, and our latest in the Lower Peninsula this past weekend highlighted by Sta...
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Late Strikes Net Skyline 2nd Finals Win

Late Strikes Net Skyline 2nd Finals Win
Saturday, November 3, 2018
On a sunny, albeit chilly, fall Saturday afternoon, lightning still managed to strike at Novi High School during the Division 1 boys soccer championship game.  But instead of from the sky above, it came on the field from Ann Arbor Skyline.
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Preview: Stories of Glory Soon to be Told

Preview: Stories of Glory Soon to be Told
Friday, November 2, 2018
Tying together all four MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals to a common theme is impossible this season.  But all four games have stories to tell.
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'Field & Track' Earns Falcons' Latest Title

'Field & Track' Earns Falcons' Latest Title
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Dave Emeott is making some changes to his East Kentwood boys track & field team this summer. After the Falcons’ field events put on a dominant display Saturday to lead the team to a second straight Lower Peninsula Division 1 championship, Emeott feels it&rsqu...
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Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes

Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Predicting the outcomes of MHSAA Track & Field Finals can be quite a leap.  But here's a semi-reliable forecast after hours of poring over the qualifiers for Saturday's seven boys meets: Expect plenty of close competition as a number of teams have the singular...
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Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals

Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals
Thursday, May 31, 2018
“If the weatherman is in a co-operative mood, Michigan’s high school athletes, both boys and girls, will wind up another competitive school year Saturday,” wrote Detroit’s premier high school sports scribe, Hal Schram, 40 years ago just prior to ...
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Performance: East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison

Performance: East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison
Friday, May 25, 2018
East Kentwood's Corinne Jemison, the reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion in discus and runner-up in shot put, earned the opportunity to compete for those titles again with a pair of Regional championships May 18 at Lansing Waverly while also earning the Michiga...
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Preview: Historic Opportunities Await

Preview: Historic Opportunities Await
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
It’s easy to name some of the powers that have dominated Michigan competitive cheer over the years – and most of them will return to the MHSAA Finals this weekend in Grand Rapids. But two of this year's title favorites are among 21 seeking to win a champion...
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Falcons Giving Coach Champion Send-Off

Falcons Giving Coach Champion Send-Off
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
As a freshman, Kylie Dunn remembers when she received the letter stating that she had made the East Kentwood competitive cheer team. “When I got on the team I was super thankful to Coach, and I’ve been working my butt off just to prove to her how thankful I...
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1st Miss Basketball Recalls Marvelous Rise

1st Miss Basketball Recalls Marvelous Rise
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Today, the mother of three, Julie Swanson excitedly reminisced recently about early days when she was known as Julie Polakowski. As a kid, she saw herself without borders. She could become an artist, or a writer, or a woodworker. As time passed and her interests grew, s...
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'Selection Sunday Show' Returns

'Selection Sunday Show' Returns
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A rite of the conclusion of football’s regular season is the announcement of the qualifiers and pairings for the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – on the “Selection Sunday Show,” which takes place this ...
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Meyers Gives Kentwood Crowd Final Show

Meyers Gives Kentwood Crowd Final Show
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Khance Meyers put on one final show in an East Kentwood uniform Saturday, and did it on his home track. The senior sprinting star won the 100 and 200 meters for the second straight year at the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Boys Track & Field Finals, and anchored the w...
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Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine

Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine
Friday, June 2, 2017
The MHSAA Track & Field Finals again will draw one of the largest groups of competitors of any championship event in the state this school year. And fans surely will recognize a number of names from Finals past – including, on the boys side, a number of senio...
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State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish

 State's Fastest Aiming for Record Finish
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Khance Meyers is widely regarded as the fastest sprinter in the state. The East Kentwood senior track star will attempt to live up to that billing next weekend when he competes in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals.
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Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season

Flushing Celebrates 'Banner' Season
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Breanna Perry was tired of looking at a lonely state championship banner in the Flushing gymnasium – especially one twice her age. So the Flushing senior and her teammates went out and got another one.
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East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot

East Kentwood Holds On, Earns Title Shot
Friday, March 17, 2017
Few opponents this season had played East Kentwood as close as Southfield Arts & Technology did during Friday’s Class A Semifinal at the Breslin Center.  But Falcons coach Jimmy Carter wasn’t worried. And his players were only a little bit cautious...
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A-B Preview: Return of the Champs

A-B Preview: Return of the Champs
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Three 2016 MHSAA champions will take the floor for Friday’s Semifinals in Classes A and B. Warren Cousino is back attempting to repeat in Class A, and Marshall is seeking to do the same in Class B. The third guarantees there will be a new Class C champion this...
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