Entries for 'Grand Rapids West Catholic'

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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Great Clips of the Week: 11/30/17

Great Clips of the Week: 11/30/17
Thursday, November 30, 2017
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features one of the most brilliant catches from last weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals. 
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QB Leads Falcons to Record-Tying Title

QB Leads Falcons to Record-Tying Title
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Yes, Grand Rapids West Catholic was well aware of Saturday’s history-making opportunity at Ford Field. And yes, becoming only the third program to win five straight MHSAA football championships has been an honor, but also a heavy expectation to uphold.
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals are teeming with stories just waiting to be told by all 16 teams as Friday and Saturday’s games play out. For starters, Edwardsburg, Saginaw Swan Valley and West Bloomfield will be making the championship game ...
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Jankoska Takes Place With Scoring Elite

Jankoska Takes Place With Scoring Elite
Friday, January 13, 2017
Former Freeland star Tori Jankoska has had a week filled with milestones, setting two Michigan State women’s basketball records Tuesday against Ohio State.  The 2013 Miss Basketball Award winner also was added this week to the MHSAA record book four times fo...
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Monday, November 28, 2016
The final day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – produced a first-time gridiron champion and a game-winning play that will be talked about for a long time. Click for video highligh...
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West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame

West Catholic Adds to Ford Field Fame
Saturday, November 26, 2016
November has become a regular part of the Grand Rapids West Catholic football schedule. Trips to Detroit are turning into a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. But what the Falcons accomplished again Saturday was not lost on them.
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each day of this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will have its own distinct theme. Friday features the only first-time football finalist this season, Ottawa Lake Whiteford in Division 8, plus three teams seeking their first championships since t...
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LP Division 3 Champs Take Winning Steps

LP Division 3 Champs Take Winning Steps
Saturday, June 4, 2016
In track and field, the difference between an MHSAA Finals championship and not being atop the medal stand may be the difference of a step or two. Marlette's Andrew Storm proved that Saturday at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Comstock Park High School.
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Sunday, November 29, 2015
The 2015 Fall sports season concluded Saturday (Nov. 28), with four more champions crowned at the 11-Player Football Finals – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – at Ford Field in Detroit. Click for highlight clips from every game plus links to ...
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QBs Shine as West Catholic Earns 3-Peat

QBs Shine as West Catholic Earns 3-Peat
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Grand Rapids West Catholic might have won its third straight Division 5 championship Saturday night with either sophomore Gaetano Vallone or junior David Fox playing every snap at quarterback. But it was impossible to argue the duo’s effectiveness as they worked...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
You’ll recognize many of the teams playing for MHSAA 11-player football championships this weekend at Ford Field. Of 16 finalists, 11 are previous champions. Seven of the 11 have won at least three titles.
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Russell Rates Among Top MHSAA Passers

Russell Rates Among Top MHSAA Passers
Friday, May 8, 2015
Grand Rapids West Catholic went a combined 34-8 over the last three seasons with back-to-back MHSAA Division 5 championships and a runner-up finish – and quarterback Travis Russell had two of the largest hands in that success.  Click below to ...
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Highlight Reel: Individual Gymnastics

Highlight Reel: Individual Gymnastics
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The MHSAA gymnastics season finished Saturday with the Individual Finals at Rockford High School.  Click below for highlights and links to watch the events in full.
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Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat

Russell Drives West Catholic to Repeat
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Travis Russell had faced this situation plenty over the last three years – first at the end of the 2012 Division 5 Final, then while lying in bed at night before games over the last two seasons. On Saturday, in the last of his 42 high school games, the Grand Rapi...
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A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals

A Game for Every Fan: 11-Player Finals
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This weekend, the MHSAA 11-player Football Finals will celebrate a decade of calling Detroit's Ford Field home.  And these eight games over two days should provide a draw for every fan as we wave good-bye to another memorable season.
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Falcons Soar From Brink to D5 Peak

Falcons Soar From Brink to D5 Peak
Saturday, November 30, 2013
There were more moments than he and his teammates might’ve expected this fall when Drake Wooten sensed his high school career could soon come to an end.  That wasn’t supposed to be the scenario after Grand Rapids West Catholic advanced to the Division...
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Finals Preview: Champs' Stories Unfold

Finals Preview: Champs' Stories Unfold
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
If you're looking for a few good stories to finish off this high school football season, make sure you're glued to this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Finals at Ford Field. Read on for previews of all eight games including the best wins this season and players to watch from...
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Five proves key for Cougars in D3

Five proves key for Cougars in D3
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Five was the key number during the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Boys Golf Final at the Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek. Division 3 powerhouse Jackson Lumen Christi was aiming for its fifth straight championship, while Lansing Catholic was looking to s...
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Portland Wins Final in Portland Style

Portland Wins Final in Portland Style
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Half of Portland’s division of the Capital Area Activities Conference has made it to the MHSAA Finals over the last three seasons. So before bringing the Raiders to Ford Field this week, coach John Novara spoke with a number of coaches who had occupied the spot h...
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