Entries for 'Grosse Pointe North'

Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly

Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Farmington United junior Elena Vargo wasn’t sure what to expect from high school gymnastics when she decided to give it a try this season. Rockford/Sparta senior Reagan Ammon never expected her high school career to end like this.
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Great Clips of the Week: GPN's Julia Ayrault

Great Clips of the Week: GPN's Julia Ayrault
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Grosse Pointe North's Julia Ayrault getting past three Warren Cousino defenders for a basket while being fouled as well.
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To Get Ahead, Heritage Gets Defensive

To Get Ahead, Heritage Gets Defensive
Friday, March 16, 2018
This season, the Saginaw Heritage girls basketball team had, as junior Shine Strickland-Gills called it, an “epiphany.”  And it’s made the difference between another 20-win season and getting a chance to play for the Class A championship.
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Class A Preview: Stars Sure to Shine

Class A Preview: Stars Sure to Shine
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Class A – made up of the largest high schools in Michigan – also has the most star power to offer this weekend at Calvin College’s Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids.  This season’s Miss Basketball plus two more finalists, not to mention some ...
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Senior Says Good-Bye; Freshman Rises

Senior Says Good-Bye; Freshman Rises
Sunday, March 11, 2018
As one champion capped a weekend Saturday that couldn’t have gotten much better, another potentially got started on what could turn into one of the most impressive runs in MHSAA history.  Yes, that’s a pretty strong statement. But Grosse Pointe United&...
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Hoops History Filled with District Stunners

Hoops History Filled with District Stunners
Friday, March 9, 2018
Despite healthy eating habits, lots of exercise, plenty of sleep, appropriate amounts of water, brain teasers, and blood pressure medicine – all those things that should, hopefully, extend a life – occasionally, our last breath arrives before the awarding of...
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Scholars & Athletes 2018: Class A

Scholars & Athletes 2018: Class A
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The MHSAA has selected 14 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at a halftime ceremony during the Class C Boys Baske...
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Like Parents, Ayrault Twins 'Born to Play'

Like Parents, Ayrault Twins 'Born to Play'
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Kim Ayrault and her husband Andy were careful not to overly encourage their children to play sports, specifically basketball, the sport they played so well for so long. But if their children did decide to play, they would teach them to play the right way and be there e...
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Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders

Preview: Anticipating a Few New Orders
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...
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Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders

Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Neither Frank Sumbera nor Dan Griesbaum were raised in Grosse Pointe.  But no one, at least at the high school level, has done more to enhance and promote baseball in the Pointes than this long-serving pair.
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Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion

Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Brighton senior Courtney Casper packed an eventful final month into her only season of high school gymnastics. And Farmington United junior Elisa Bills finally finished first Saturday after a winter full of second places. Both won three MHSAA Finals individual event ch...
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Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities

Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities
Thursday, March 9, 2017
While last year’s MHSAA Gymnastics Team Final featured a group of veteran contenders rising as expected to the top, Friday’s season finale could be one of the most wide-open in some time.   Two-time reigning champion Rockford has surged again with a...
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Performance: GP United's Isabelle Nguyen

Performance: GP United's Isabelle Nguyen
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
After taking fifth, second and second, respectively, in the MHSAA Finals Division 1 competition her first three years of competition, Grosse Pointe United’s Isabelle Nguyen faced high expectations heading into her final season of high school gymnastics – and...
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No More Just-Misses; Hogan's the Champ

No More Just-Misses; Hogan's the Champ
Sunday, March 13, 2016
One by one, teammates hugged Rachel Hogan, while her coach Duane Haring placed medals around the necks of the other placers and worked to keep himself together. Before this weekend, nine Grand Ledge gymnasts had combined to win 13 all-around MHSAA Finals championships...
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Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again

Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rockford/Sparta enjoyed quite the MHSAA Finals weekend in 2015, claiming the first team championship since 1989, on its home floor, and the Division 1 individual title the following afternoon. With their top gymnasts including that individual champion and another favor...
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To Coach, no Surprise: Rockford's Korf Rises

To Coach, no Surprise: Rockford's Korf Rises
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Allison Tran saw glimpses in January that her soft-spoken junior was on the verge of competing with the elite high school gymnasts in Michigan. Minutes after winning this season’s Division 1 championship Saturday, Rockford/Sparta’s Morgan Korf was almost c...
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Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet

Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The most hopeful of MHSAA gymnastics teams have been forced to chase Grand Ledge for more than five seasons.  But of any Finals weekend during the Comets' half-decade run of perfection, this could be the one other teams make their strongest push to catch up.
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Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough

Division 1: For Brighton, 11 is Enough
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Brighton had only 11 shots on goal in Saturday’s Division 1 Final. But the Bulldogs needed only four to go in – including senior Chet Daavettila’s game-winner with 1 minute, 32 seconds to play.
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