Entries for 'Sterling Heights Stevenson'

Stevenson Returns, Leaves as D1 Champion

Stevenson Returns, Leaves as D1 Champion
Friday, March 2, 2018
Sterling Heights Stevenson competitive cheer coach Brianna Verdoodt clutched the hardware in her hands as tightly as she could. “I’m sleeping with this tonight,” Verdoodt declared after her team made school history Friday at the MHSAA Division 1 Final...
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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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Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish

Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The best parts of last season never really ended for the Sterling Heights Stevenson competitive cheer team. And to look at it another way, this season’s fabulous run got its start during the closing weeks of last year’s march to a Division 1 runner-up finis...
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Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1

Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Rochester’s run to a 14th MHSAA competitive cheer championship wasn’t as smooth as the build up to number 13 a year ago. But a few bumps along the way this winter made Rochester’s latest addition to its record title total special as well.
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D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge

D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge
Friday, March 3, 2017
There’s a clear wall to climb for teams hoping to break into contention at the MHSAA Division 1 Competitive Cheer Finals. Reigning champion Rochester and 2016 runner-up Grandville have combined to win six titles and finish second six times over the last decade &n...
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Senior-Led Stevenson Makes Statement

Senior-Led Stevenson Makes Statement
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Three times coach Rick Bye took Sterling Heights Stevenson to the MHSAA Finals in football. The baseball program has thrived recently under coach Joe Emanuele. But in boys basketball, the Titans have not been able to compete at nearly as high a level as football an...
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Rochester Returns to Top Spot in Division 1

Rochester Returns to Top Spot in Division 1
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Susan Wood has had more elite teams than most during 35 seasons as Rochester’s cheer coach. Admittedly, this season’s team wasn’t her most talented. But few if any performed as well under pressure as these Falcons – and that became crucial Frid...
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D1 Preview: Rochester Seeks Perfection

D1 Preview: Rochester Seeks Perfection
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rochester finished mere points short in 2015 from earning an MHSAA record 13thFinals championship. If Friday goes the same as the rest of this season so far, the Falcons this time will celebrate another title – and a perfect season as well.
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Football Teams Mourn, Regroup, Remember

Football Teams Mourn, Regroup, Remember
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A rash of deaths of high school football players in Macomb County and elsewhere in the Detroit area has shaken those communities and the football programs within them. Four programs are working through tragic losses of players over the last year, remembering them as th...
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D1 Preview: New Champion to Rise

D1 Preview: New Champion to Rise
Thursday, March 5, 2015
For the first time since 2011, there will be a new MHSAA Division 1 competitive cheer champion. And five of eight teams competing Friday are seeking the first MHSAA title in their programs’ histories.
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Bay City Western Ascends to 1st Final

Bay City Western Ascends to 1st Final
Friday, June 14, 2013
Bay City Western baseball coach Tim McDonald has had enough strong teams over 21 seasons to win 563 games. Thursday night, he talked with his players about separating themselves from those previous teams by taking the program to its first MHSAA Final.
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Finals Preview: Making the Numbers Add Up

Finals Preview: Making the Numbers Add Up
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A few numbers are worth noting heading into MHSAA Baseball Finals weekend at Battle Creek's Bailey Park. Seven of the 16 teams taking the field will be playing for their first championships. But there are plenty of coaches this weekend who know about winning; eight ha...
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Finals Preview: Familiar Competition for No. 1

Finals Preview: Familiar Competition for No. 1
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A year ago, Southgate Anderson capped the MHSAA Division 1 Competitive Cheer Final with its first championship.  This weekend, 22 of the 32 teams competing at the Grand Rapids DeltaPlex also made the Finals last year. But 20 are aspiring to become first-time champ...
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Bowling Finals: Ready to Roll

Bowling Finals: Ready to Roll
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Few MHSAA sports end with as many unexpected champions as emerge at the Bowling Finals, which will be contested this weekend at four sites around the state. Here is our rundown of some of the favorites in each division -- and guesses at a few surprises as well.
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