In Just 5th Season, Montague Finishes #1

In Just 5th Season, Montague Finishes #1
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Montague pulled off an amazing feat Saturday by winning its first MHSAA Finals team championship in just the fifth year of the program’s existence.  The Wildcats scored 343 to set a new school record, besting Lansing Catholic at 370. 
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Cranes' Team Effort Pays Off in Title Tie-Breaker

Cranes' Team Effort Pays Off in Title Tie-Breaker
Friday, October 16, 2020
To regain the Lower Peninsula Division 3 boys tennis title, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood knew every point would matter. That laser-focused approach proved to be spot on as the Cranes outlasted reigning champion Ann Arbor Greenhills to capture this season’...
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Okemos Sends Coach Out with Title Win

Okemos Sends Coach Out with Title Win
Friday, October 16, 2020
After 11 years, Okemos boys tennis coach Chris Silker is riding off into the coaching sunset to spend more time with his three young children and focus on his real estate business. But before doing so, Silker finished one last ride with another group of kids he’s...
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South Lyon Celebrates 1st Title, Cui Earns 2nd

South Lyon Celebrates 1st Title, Cui Earns 2nd
Friday, October 16, 2020
For the South Lyon girls golf team, it was a first. For Allison Cui of Okemos, it was number two. And for all of the competitors Friday at Forest Akers West playing in the Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals, it was a relief that there simply was a competition in the fir...
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Northville Rallies for 3rd-Straight D1 Win

Northville Rallies for 3rd-Straight D1 Win
Friday, October 16, 2020
The rules of golf are pretty simple — for the most part. But for one brief moment Friday at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Girls Golf Finals, Northville sophomore Samantha Coleman had a mental lapse. And she broke a rule.
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FH Northern Finishes Perfect Repeat Run

FH Northern Finishes Perfect Repeat Run
Friday, October 16, 2020
The effects of COVID-19 on the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals were obvious Friday morning. But at the Division 2 Final, the end result remained the same as the season before.
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3-Seed Liggett Regains D4 Championship

3-Seed Liggett Regains D4 Championship
Friday, October 16, 2020
With teammates screaming and cheering on the sidelines, a stunned senior and freshman doubles team clinched the winning point for Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett on Friday. Senior Tarun Jarial and freshman Tommy Ugval pulled out the two-set win, leading Liggett ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/20

Today in the MHSAA: 10/16/20
Friday, October 16, 2020
More cross country league races came to an end Thursday as more Boys Soccer Districts got rolling across the Lower Peninsula.
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This Week In High School Sports: 10/16/20

This Week In High School Sports: 10/16/20
Friday, October 16, 2020
This edition features Byron Center volleyball's continued success and concludes with salutes to a pair of golfers who have scored holes-in-one this fall.
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Shannon Finds Home on Golf Course

Shannon Finds Home on Golf Course
Friday, October 16, 2020
As a freshman at Michigan Center High School near Jackson, Kamryn Shannon was a volleyball player who decided to try golf for the first time.  “My grandpa (Bob Shannon) was the golf coach for a long time at Michigan Center,” Shannon explained. “H...
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1st & Goal: Week 8 Preview

1st & Goal: Week 8 Preview
Friday, October 16, 2020
The midpoint of every other regular season is crunch time during this abbreviated fall of 2020 Teams across Michigan will play their fifth games this weekend – but a week from Saturday, all of this year’s league championships and playoff profile boosting wi...
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Unbeaten Rochester Finding Stride

Unbeaten Rochester Finding Stride
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Long treading near the bottom of the highly-competitive Oakland Activities Association, Rochester football has parlayed a revamped practice schedule with a young quarterback and a break in scheduling into one of the best starts in program history. Erik Vernon in his 11...
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Preview: Parade of Past Champions

Preview: Parade of Past Champions
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Few MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals weekends, at least in recent memory, have featured so many successful returning teams and individuals as this weekend's will at Michigan State University's Forest Akers courses.  Two programs riding consecutive champions...
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Be the Referee: Toe the Line on PKs

Be the Referee: Toe the Line on PKs
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a change in soccer affecting goalkeeper movement during penalty kicks.
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/15/20

Today in the MHSAA: 10/15/20
Thursday, October 15, 2020
A few more league races in volleyball and cross country came to an end Wednesday, while Boys Soccer Districts kicked off across the Lower Peninsula.
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Moment: Johnson Follows Purple Wall

Moment: Johnson Follows Purple Wall
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Brad Johnson saw the wall and was off to the races. The star do-everything player for Schoolcraft had already scored one touchdown on the day in the 1988 Class D Football Final against Frankfort at the Pontiac Silverdome, and back in a punt return mode in the second qu...
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Chemistry Super-Charges Valley Lutheran

Chemistry Super-Charges Valley Lutheran
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Sydney Krause said she and her teammates on the Saginaw Valley Lutheran volleyball team don’t talk much about getting back to Battle Creek for MHSAA Finals weekend. Even though it’s clearly the goal, the senior setter said when everyone is tog...
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Preview: Finalists Travel New Title Path

Preview: Finalists Travel New Title Path
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The format for this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Tennis Finals will be different – but many of the teams we’re used to seeing raise championship trophies could be doing so again by Friday evening Due to COVID-19 precautions, this season’s MHSA...
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Today in the MHSAA: 10/14/20

Today in the MHSAA: 10/14/20
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Manistee, Kingsley and Traverse City Central celebrated league championships Tuesday, and Ubly has a new volleyball record holder.
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K-Christian's Fletcher Brought Calm, Kindness

K-Christian's Fletcher Brought Calm, Kindness
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
The calm in a storm. The rock, no matter how bad things would get. That’s how longtime athletic administrator Karen Leinaar described Ken Fletcher, who served as director of Kalamazoo Christian’s athletic department for three decades and was among those fro...
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