Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy

Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy
Saturday, March 7, 2020
For years, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep had Richmond’s number. Richmond finished runners-up in Division 3 to the Fighting Irish for four straight seasons from 2015 to 2018, before finally breaking through with the school’s third competitive cheer Finals champion...
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D4 Winners Find Right Shots at Right Times

D4 Winners Find Right Shots at Right Times
Saturday, March 7, 2020
All athletes make adjustments during their events, but few work out as well as the one Hanover-Horton's Kassidy Alexander made during the Division 4 girls bowling singles championship match Saturday at Royal Scot. Alexander, a junior, was dueling with Bronson's Da...
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Ida Champ's Revenge 3 Years in Making

Ida Champ's Revenge 3 Years in Making
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Hunter Assenmacher had waited three years for this.  The Ida senior defeated Flint Powers Catholic’s Sean Spidle 7-4 on Saturday in the Division 3 119-pound championship match at the MHSAA Individual Finals at Ford Field. The win avenged Assen...
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Hudson Conquers Championship Climb

Hudson Conquers Championship Climb
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Coming into this season, Hudson had just one MHSAA Finals championship in competitive cheer – to go with five runner-up finishes. Those close calls have made the Tigers better, not bitter, especially last year’s razor-thin heartbreaker to perennial powerhou...
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Lowell's Boone Ends as 2nd 8-Time Champion

Lowell's Boone Ends as 2nd 8-Time Champion
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Brent Metcalf. Austin Boone. That’s it. That’s the list. Boone, a senior at Lowell, became the second wrestler in MHSAA history Saturday to win four individual titles while being part of four team titles, as he defeated Gaylord’s Chase LaJoie&nbs...
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Juniors Thrive in Sweeping D2 Finals

Juniors Thrive in Sweeping D2 Finals
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Warren Woods Tower bowling coach Craig Geml isn’t bashful about proclaiming what a bright future Noah Tafanelli has in the sport.  “He’s definitely going to bowl at a high-level college program,” Geml said of his junior standout.
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D3 Champs Earn Teams' 1st Singles Titles

D3 Champs Earn Teams' 1st Singles Titles
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Make no mistake: Logan Teubert's cool demeanor masks a competitive fire that rages within.  Consider that when he got ahold of the bracket for the Division 3 Singles Bowling Finals at JAX 60, he had his mom fill out his name all the way to the championship.
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Senior Standouts Rally & Reign in D1

Senior Standouts Rally & Reign in D1
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Denny O’Neill described Cheyenne Washington as a four-year stalwart in the Lake Orion program, coachable and a leader. He could now describe her as a champion as she rallied from a 19-pin deficit against Lauren Slagter of Jenison to claim the Division 1 Finals si...
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Jags Top Rival, Take Back D2 Supremacy

Jags Top Rival, Take Back D2 Supremacy
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Allen Park took its turn Saturday with the upper hand in one of Michigan’s best – and most intense – high school rivalries. The Jaguars got the better of Downriver League and regional competitive cheer rival Gibraltar Carlson during the morning’...
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Division 4 Champions Add to Trophy Cases

Division 4 Champions Add to Trophy Cases
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Jeff Wyers is a rare coach who has reached the pinnacle as a coach and player. Wyers, who was on the Grass Lake baseball team that won the Class D title in 1988, led the Warriors to the Division 4 boys team bowling title Friday.
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D4 Preview: Field Filled with 1st-Title Hopefuls

D4 Preview: Field Filled with 1st-Title Hopefuls
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Six of eight competitive cheer teams taking the mat in Division 4 on Saturday at Grand Rapids’ Delta Plex will be competing this weekend for their first MHSAA Finals championship in the sport. In fact, two will be appearing at the Finals for the first time, and t...
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Adams Earns Turn as Best of Rochester, D1

Adams Earns Turn as Best of Rochester, D1
Friday, March 6, 2020
The Rochester Adams competitive cheer team has watched its neighboring schools hoist the Finals championship hardware three of the last four years. Friday was finally the Highlanders’ turn to take center stage.
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Mason Girls, Jackson NW Boys Earn 1st Titles

Mason Girls, Jackson NW Boys Earn 1st Titles
Friday, March 6, 2020
The Mason girls bowling team probably felt like it won two championships at Friday’s Division 2 Finals at Century Bowl.  First, the Bulldogs had to have felt like they won a championship after the semifinal round, when they did something no team had done dur...
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising

D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising
Friday, March 6, 2020
Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have dominated Division 3 competitive cheer for most of the last decade, combining to win the last eight championships and finish runner-up seven times over the last nine seasons. That may or may not come to an end this weekend at G...
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Comebacks Succeed for D1 Title Winners

Comebacks Succeed for D1 Title Winners
Friday, March 6, 2020
Utica Eisenhower’s boys and Zeeland’s girls both went into the regular game portion of their Team Finals matches behind after the Baker round. Both rallied and ended up claiming Division 1 championships Friday at Thunderbowl Lanes.
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D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Pace

D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Pace
Friday, March 6, 2020
What’s become an annual season-long tussle the last few seasons between Downriver League rivals Allen Park and Gibraltar Carlson is headed for another conclusion Saturday morning at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex. They’ve once again traded top performances, Ca...
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D3 Champs Make Work Pay Off in Close Clinchers

D3 Champs Make Work Pay Off in Close Clinchers
Friday, March 6, 2020
History was made Friday, and it brought Jim Tesner to tears. Never before in the history of sports at Essexville Garber High School had a team won an MHSAA Finals championship.
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This Week In High School Sports: 3/6/20

This Week In High School Sports: 3/6/20
Friday, March 6, 2020
This week’s show features Clinton wrestling's championship run and recalls boys hoops scoring greats from the Upper Peninsula.
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/6/20

Today in the MHSAA: 3/6/20
Friday, March 6, 2020
The majority of Michigan’s high school boys basketball teams finished their regular seasons Thursday – and with a month’s worth of fireworks thanks to league title celebrations, big-time matchups and record scoring performances.
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Kohler Earns Place Among Scoring Greats

Kohler Earns Place Among Scoring Greats
Friday, March 6, 2020
A lot has changed since David Wheelock coached high school basketball four years ago at Suttons Bay. Back then the team was called Suttons Bay. He had a freshman moved up from the junior varsity team named Paige Kohler. Northport High School was a local rival. Jim Cham...
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