Entries for 'Ottawa Lake Whiteford'
Monday, August 10, 2020
Jason Mensing believes high school football can happen this year safely.
Monday was the first official practice of the 2020 high school football season across Michigan. Thousands of athletes put helmets on and started the journey, including Mensing’s Ottawa...Continue Reading
Friday, May 17, 2019
You could call Lindsey Walker a 10th-year senior for the Ottawa Lake Whiteford softball team.
Walker is one of seven seniors on a 20-3 Bobcats softball team that has climbed to No. 2 in the coaches association Division 4 rankings and is a win away from clinching its se...Continue Reading
Monday, April 8, 2019
Nikoma Holmen played a major role as Grandville reached its first MHSAA softball championship game in 25 years in 2017 – and 15 record book entries are enduring proof of the impact she made on the program.
Get the scoop on her accomplishments and more recent reco...Continue Reading
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Clyde Canales says his life experiences have prepared him for this. Bryant Moore says his new role as a football referee has taught him a new respect for the game. And Herb Bertz says he signed up to stay part of a game that has meant so much to his family the last seve...Continue Reading
Friday, April 27, 2018
When Kris Hubbard was asked to coach the fledgling Ottawa Lake Whiteford softball team in the late 1970s, the first person she went to for advice was her neighbor, Kay Johnson.
Three decades later, the close friends have combined for more than 1,700 victories as two of...Continue Reading
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Ottawa Lake Whiteford’s perfect season last fall concluded with its first MHSAA title. The Division 8 champion also finished with a number of lasting accomplishments.
Those and more are recent additions to the MHSAA football record book.Continue Reading
Friday, December 15, 2017
Ottawa Lake Whiteford football had been building toward this.
And yet, for the bulk of this season Whiteford still had to look up at a few others, relatively speaking.Continue Reading
Friday, November 24, 2017
Next time, no one will leave Ottawa Lake Whiteford out of the conversation.
It wasn’t like the Bobcats felt overlooked. But coming into this season’s Division 8 playoffs, it was pretty easy to pencil in four-time reigning champion Muskegon Catholic Central ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
Friday, October 6, 2017
For many smaller Class C football teams, losing four starters to injuries during the first six weeks of the season would be devastating.
In Ottawa Lake, however, probably only those close to the Whiteford football program have noticed.Continue Reading
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trevor TerHaar’s Zeeland East baseball career ended this spring in a 3-1 District loss to Hudsonville Unity Christian. But it also concluded with an MHSAA record for hits in a season.
Click below for more recent record book additions in football, girls lacrosse, ...Continue Reading
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Indian River Inland Lakes didn’t want to leave Michigan State with that same feeling it had a year ago after falling 1-0 to Unionville-Sebewaing in the Division 4 Final.
This time around, the Bulldogs combined extra-base power with more solid pitching to claim th...Continue Reading
Friday, June 16, 2017
Over the last two seasons, Indian River Inland Lakes has emerged from its cozy spot tucked 30 miles south of Mackinac Bridge to join the elite of Michigan high school softball.
On Thursday, the top-ranked Bulldogs downed seven-time title winner Kalamazoo Christian in a...Continue Reading
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Two reigning champions but also two 2016 runners-up are headed back to MHSAA Softball Finals weekend at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium.
Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central is playing for its third straight Division 3 title, while Richmond is looking to ...Continue Reading
Friday, February 17, 2017
During a school year in which much of the focus is on, and coming from, student-athletes in Michigan and around the country, what better stage is there on which to showcase the MHSAA Student Advisory Council?
Click below for thoughts and opinions from various SAC membe...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 26, 2016
A pair of repeat champions took center stage Friday at the first day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals, powered by the Michigan Army National Guard, at Ford Field in Detroit.
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Friday, November 25, 2016
A trio of running backs who played major roles in Muskegon Catholic Central’s last three MHSAA championships closed their high school careers celebrating the school’s fourth straight title Friday.
Along the way, they also handed off the program’...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Friday, January 22, 2016
John Rice thought he found the perfect match for his two passions in life – fishing and basketball. By day, he could spend hours fishing off the Florida coast. When the afternoon rolled around, he would hit the gymnasium to coach basketball.
“I would have b...Continue Reading
Friday, May 1, 2015
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2015-16 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Student Advisory Council.Continue Reading