Entries for 'Team of the Month'
Friday, January 18, 2019
Wrestling Team Districts are in three weeks. Two weeks later, Michigan’s best teams will converge for the Finals at Kalamazoo’s Wings Stadium.
Teams at the elite level like Warren Woods-Tower point to those championship opportunities all season. And the Tit...Continue Reading
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Rochester Adams girls swimming & diving program had known plenty of success before this season.
On Nov. 17 at nearby Oakland University, the MHSAA/Applebee's "Team of the Month" for November finished the climb by earning the first MHSAA Finals championship in t...Continue Reading
Friday, November 9, 2018
The most memorable season in Leland boys soccer history did not have the most championship-caliber beginning.
As the team’s annual three-night summer boot camp came to a close, it was obvious the Comets weren’t all physically ready for the rigors of the upc...Continue Reading
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Pickford football team has relished the opportunity to learn the last two seasons.
The Panthers’ 2016 run ended in the 8-Player Semifinals with a loss to eventual repeat champion Powers North Central. Last season, Pickford didn’t lose a game until the 8...Continue Reading
Monday, September 17, 2018
Stick with it. Work hard. Have faith in yourself, and good things will happen.
The Northville girls golf team has been making good on those promises – and putting it lightly, lots of good things have come their way over the first month of this fall season.Continue Reading
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home.
But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...Continue Reading
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Brownstown Woodhaven baseball coach Corey Farner was reading last month about Homer breaking its 2005 record for consecutive innings without giving up a run, and he had an idea.
"I started thinking to myself," Farner recalled, "'we've had quite a few shutouts in ...Continue Reading
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The win was only one and came now a month ago, and the first of two possible rematches is Saturday.
So everything about this Detroit Catholic Central boys lacrosse season hasn’t been and shouldn’t be about a 10-9 overtime victory April 10 over Birmingham Br...Continue Reading
Thursday, April 12, 2018
In the moment, Brighton’s run last month to its latest Division 1 ice hockey championship felt a lot like the successful title chases in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
But now that the most recent victory has had some time to marinate, there’s no question – wha...Continue Reading
Friday, March 16, 2018
There are communities all over Michigan known for nurturing their athletes from the youngest levels through high school – football towns, basketball towns, volleyball towns, etc.
Marquette is a skiing town, with a decades-old infrastructure that would seem ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Jeremy Moore had wanted to get a bowling program going at Cadillac High School for a while.
It appears the Vikings picked the perfect time to give it a roll.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 10, 2017
Beaverton’s dream volleyball season ended Thursday with a Class C Regional Final loss to Shelby.
But the Beavers never will forget how they fulfilled aspirations and inspired future generations by winning multiple first-time championships this fall.Continue Reading
Friday, October 13, 2017
It’s complicated finding just the right word to describe what Shepherd’s girls golf program has accomplished over the last three seasons.
Incredible. Improbable? Coach Julie Prout calls it “magical,” and that might work best of all.Continue Reading
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Dawn Forter will never forget Brooklyn Woelmer’s knowing smile with Ida’s championship hopes one strike from being dashed.
The senior shortstop faced reigning champion Richmond and a two-strike count, her team down 3-1 with two outs in the seventh inning of...Continue Reading
Monday, June 12, 2017
As coach Jeff Erickson searched the hallways for athletes to bolster his boys track & field team, he let them know up front this was not a sport where they’d get tons of attention and hype.
This season, the Whittemore-Prescott boys track & field team &nda...Continue Reading
Friday, May 12, 2017
It’s no secret in the small town of Frankfort that longtime coach Mike Zimmerman plans to retire after the 2018 season.
In the meantime, his Panthers – most of them juniors who will finish up next spring as well – are off to an incredible start to wha...Continue Reading
Monday, April 17, 2017
The banner is on its way.
Those who followed Flushing’s unexpected run to this season’s Class A girls basketball title – the school’s first in any sport since 1977 – should quickly understand the significance.Continue Reading
Monday, March 13, 2017
Since 1975, three schools south of “up north” had combined for five MHSAA girls skiing titles – and this was not the season for a fourth school to join that group.
Warm weather limited Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central – the Applebee’...Continue Reading