Entries for 'Rapid River'

Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review

Drive Complete: 2018 Finals in Review
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
There was much anticipation entering the 2018 MHSAA Football Finals, beginning two weeks ago at the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University and finishing Saturday at Detroit’s Ford Field. They didn’t disappoint.
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Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish

Rapid River Rumbles to History-Making Finish
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Since the opening kickoff of 8-Player Football Playoffs in 2011, Rapid River has been on the verge of winning its first MHSAA Finals championship in this sport. In that first year’s title game, also at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome, the Rocke...
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March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview

March to Marquette: 8-Player Preview
Friday, November 16, 2018
The following statement is both rare and thrilling to announce: We are guaranteed Saturday to celebrate two first-time MHSAA champions at the 8-Player Football Finals at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome.
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Bessemer Speediest for 1st Time since '51

Bessemer Speediest for 1st Time since '51
Sunday, June 3, 2018
It had been a long time since a Bessemer track team was last crowned Upper Peninsula champion. A very long time.
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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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8-Player Takes Flight in Upper Peninsula

8-Player Takes Flight in Upper Peninsula
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Three yards and a cloud of dust. That was the highly successful version of football applied by veteran Ohio State coach Woody Hayes as big bruisers dominated the game. It certainly is not the preferred style on the fields of 8-player football. Nope, this version is muc...
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Rapid River Clinches on Final Relay

Rapid River Clinches on Final Relay
Sunday, June 4, 2017
There appeared to be a sense of relief within the ranks of the Rapid River boys track team Saturday as it retained its Upper Peninsula Division 3 crown. Rapid River edged Bessemer 108-104 for the title, but the teams were tied at 96 prior to the 1,600-meter relay.
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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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Rapid River Rises to Claim D3 Championship

Rapid River Rises to Claim D3 Championship
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Twelve years had passed since a Rapid River boys track and field team had been crowned Upper Peninsula champion. The Rockets found a way to do that Saturday, however, as they edged Powers North Central 72-68 for the title.
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Preview: History Awaits Next Contenders

Preview: History Awaits Next Contenders
Friday, June 3, 2016
Hundreds of Michigan's top high school athletes will compete Saturday at seven MHSAA Track & Field championship meets taking place either in the Grand Rapids area or Kingsford in the Upper Peninsula.  While some of the favorites in the boys meets are familiar ...
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St. Francis Tennis Wins at Record Pace

St. Francis Tennis Wins at Record Pace
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Traverse City St. Francis’ run to third place at this fall’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final included a number of top performances throughout the season – including record-setting winners at both singles and doubles. Those achievements were amo...
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Pirates Rule Air, Capture 1st Title

Pirates Rule Air, Capture 1st Title
Friday, November 22, 2013
Peck’s players had started snapping at each other during their Week 6 Homecoming game against Kingston, getting on each other’s cases about missed tackles and other mistakes of the first two quarters. The bickering became enough that coach Rob McDaniel deci...
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Preview: '8' Finalists Light Up Board

Preview: '8' Finalists Light Up Board
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Legacy Field in Greenville will welcome Friday two teams that have steamrolled the competition on the way to this season’s MHSAA 8-Player Final – and two of the most prolific offensive stars in the young history of the sport in this state. Rapid River quart...
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D4 Softball: Dansville's Wait is Over

D4 Softball: Dansville's Wait is Over
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dansville catcher Rebekah Guy waited four years for Friday’s tears of joy, and through two Semifinals losses when the tears were sorrowful. And her coach Mick Ream pointed out Friday that he’s been waiting 31 years to coach his team in an MHSAA championship ...
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Softball Finals: Champs are Here

Softball Finals: Champs are Here
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Three of last season's MHSAA softball champions will return to Battle Creek's Bailey Park on Friday looking to make it two -- or in Petersburg-Summerfield's case, three -- in a row. Get up to speed by checking out this weekend's schedule, followed by a look at each of ...
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2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title

2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac sophomore Dan Rickett emerged from his team’s final huddle of this season, pulled close to an assistant coach and said, “This one says MHSAA this time.” His Tigers also celebrated a championship last season – a perfect season in fact, but ...
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8 is More than Enough

8 is More than Enough
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac has been all in since the beginning of 8-player football as an MHSAA sport three seasons ago. Rapid River made the switch just this season. But heading into tonight's first-ever MHSAA Final for the sport, both programs can claim similar...
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