River Rouge Ends 2019 with Stunning Finish

River Rouge Ends 2019 with Stunning Finish
Sunday, December 1, 2019
River Rouge wasn’t intimidated by Muskegon’s national acclaim or 859 football victories, the most by any Michigan high school. If anything, the chance to knock off the unbeaten and top-ranked Big Reds brought out the absolute best in the Panthers.
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Lansing Catholic Comes Back to Claim D5

Lansing Catholic Comes Back to Claim D5
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Zach Gillespie was just part of what was out of rhythm for Lansing Catholic during the first half of Saturday’s Division 5 Final against Almont. But somehow, the Cougars and Raiders were tied. And that meant Lansing Catholic was in position to win.
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Davison Earns 1st-Time Football Glory

Davison Earns 1st-Time Football Glory
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Davison senior wide receiver Latrell Fordham strolled into the postgame press conference with his left arm in a sling, and an enormous smile on his face. Fordham played a huge role in Davison’s 35-25 victory over Brighton in the MHSAA Division 1 Final on Saturday...
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P-W Triumphs in Clash of Unbeatens

P-W Triumphs in Clash of Unbeatens
Saturday, November 30, 2019
This week was the right time for Carter Thelen to pull out the film from sixth grade, to remember the start of this year’s seniors playing football together a third of their lifetimes ago. “It was kinda emotional, because this was our last game playing with...
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Sophomore QB Leads GRCC Title Surge

Sophomore QB Leads GRCC Title Surge
Friday, November 29, 2019
Joey Silveri and his Grand Rapids Catholic Central teammates wanted to prove Friday they had the talent to match up with Detroit Country Day. It turns out, the Cougars had the talent to overwhelm the top-ranked football team in Division 4 as they cruised to a 44-0 vict...
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Monroe SMCC Wins Championship Grind

Monroe SMCC Wins Championship Grind
Friday, November 29, 2019
If Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central could draw up the perfect game for its preferred style of play, it might look a lot like Friday’s Division 6 Final. Yes, the Falcons defeated Maple City Glen Lake to win their first championship since 2014, so that makes it mem...
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'Gamer' Helps Shores Gut Out 1st Finals Win

'Gamer' Helps Shores Gut Out 1st Finals Win
Friday, November 29, 2019
Brady Rose walked into Ford Field on Friday carrying the backup quarterback tag.  After a performance that showed he was a backup in name only, the Muskegon Mona Shores junior walked out with the Division 2 Football championship.
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Reading Reaches Next Level with Repeat

Reading Reaches Next Level with Repeat
Friday, November 29, 2019
An arduous playoff road over the last five weeks pushed Reading up against some of the most established football programs in Michigan high school history. Pre-District opponent Mendon is tied for 10th with 12 MHSAA Finals football titles. Semifinal foe Fowler has ...
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Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'

Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'
Friday, November 29, 2019
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will conclude another decade for the most played and watched high school sport in Michigan. We’ll roll into this year’s games remembering some decade-enders of the past from 1979, 1989, 1999...
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This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19

This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19
Friday, November 29, 2019
This week’s show features highlights from Saturday's 8-Player Football Finals, presents Game Balls to the girls volleyball teams from Mendon and Grand Rapids Christian, discusses the new injury time rule for wrestling and finishes with talk from some of the stars ...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Thursday, November 28, 2019
There will be no appetizers for this weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field. Show up early and stay late – every game both days has a story, ranging from two first-time finalists playing for the Division 1 title to two of the most successf...
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Be the Referee: More Injury Time

Be the Referee: More Injury Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses a change to the wrestling injury time rule to allow for more time to evaluate head and neck injuries.
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#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title

#TBT: Gross Leads Beal City to Class D Title
Thursday, November 28, 2019
On Friday, coach Brad Gross will bring Beal City to the Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field to take on Reading as the Aggies play for their first MHSAA title in this sport since 2009.  But while this will be the Aggies' first championship game appearance since...
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Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Nick Nemecek

Clip Of The Week: Brighton's Nick Nemecek
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
The latest State Champs Sports Network's “Clip of the Week” features Brighton's Casey Newburg connecting with Nick Nemecek for the game-winning score in Saturday's Division 1 Semifinal upset of Belleville.
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Performance: Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman

Performance: Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Grand Haven's Kathryn Ackerman will graduate next spring as one of the most accomplished athletes in her school's history and one of the top high school swimmers in Michigan all-time.  She won her fourth and fifth individual MHSAA Finals championships at Saturday&...
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Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor

Retired AD Smith to Receive NFHS Honor
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Retired longtime athletic director Fred Smith has been selected to receive a Citation from the National Federation of State High School Associations during the 50th National Athletic Directors Conference sponsored by the NFHS and National Interscholastic Athletic Admini...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Semis Review
Monday, November 25, 2019
Buckle up. We’re headed for the home stretch. The final 16 contenders for this season’s MHSAA 11-player football championships were set over the weekend, and Detroit on Friday and Saturday will be the final stop to conclude another memorable season.
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2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced

2019 Football Finals Protocols Announced
Monday, November 25, 2019
To provide for the convenience and safety of spectators attending the Michigan High School Athletic Association 11-Player Football Finals on Nov. 29 and 30 at Ford Field in Detroit, attendees are being advised of a variety of items related to transportation and security...
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NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success

NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fortunately, there are far more good acts of sportsmanship that happen in high school athletics and activity programs; however, the unsportsmanlike displays tend to make more headlines and sometimes overshadow the great things that are occurring.
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Experienced Seaholm Takes Back Top Spot

Experienced Seaholm Takes Back Top Spot
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Who says you can’t do any gardening in November? It certainly worked for the Birmingham Seaholm girls swimming & diving team.
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