Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review

Drive to Detroit: District Semis in Review
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hopes are high for most of 242 teams heading into the first weekend of the MHSAA football playoffs. But we see it every October – the unexpected and plain unbelievable take over in the postseason as teams raise their games to meet the urgency of do-or-be-done.
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Standards Promote Value

Standards Promote Value
Friday, October 26, 2012
Many of the benefits of school activities accrue from the requirements of school activities. Raise the bar, raise the value. Lower the bar, lower the value.
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A Game for Every Fan - District Openers

A Game for Every Fan - District Openers
Friday, October 26, 2012
What started as more than 600 MHSAA football teams is down to a mere 272. And eight are no doubt enjoying a whirlwind this week they've never experienced before.
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#SocialStudies v. 2.2

#SocialStudies v. 2.2
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Welcome back to #SocialStudies! As we head into the start of our most popular tournament this weekend – we bring you another collection of the amazing, spectacular and just plain odd.
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Playoffs are Here on MHSAA.tv

Playoffs are Here on MHSAA.tv
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Boys soccer District games were among exciting additions to MHSAA.tv last week, plus football league championship games between Montrose and Lake Fenton and Watervliet and Lawton.
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High 5s: 10/24/12

High 5s: 10/24/12
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Two of this week's honorees finished their MHSAA careers over the weekend with Finals championships. The third hopes to accomplish the same on the first Saturday in November.
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Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012

Inside Selection Sunday: Mapnalysis 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Between double checking data for more than a third of our 626 football teams, and creating 136 first-round games for our most popular tournament, the morning of MHSAA football "Selection Sunday" is both one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking of the school year. S...
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Parents, Make a Pledge

Parents, Make a Pledge
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
From time to time, even the most well-intentioned parents yell at officials things they are not proud of later.
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Following in Her Sister's Wake

Following in Her Sister's Wake
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Morgan Bullock appreciates the opportunity she’d had to follow her older sister Jordan through the ranks of elite swimming. She watched the last four years as Jordan piled up five individual school records and a number of all-state finishes, and took note how ha...
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Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 9 in Review
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Just like that, another MHSAA football regular season is done. But not without hoopla that lasted into the final moments of Week 9. And many of those closing moments are covered in this week's Drive for Detroit.
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Making Participation Valuable

Making Participation Valuable
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
It’s my experience that the most effective promotions speak for themselves. The most effective promotions promote the fundamentals of school sports, like scholarship and sportsmanship and safety.
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Did you see that? (10/15-10/21)

Did you see that? (10/15-10/21)
Monday, October 22, 2012
Three MHSAA fall sports came to an end over the weekend, and the tournament for a fourth began. Those finishes highlight the non-football best from the week that was Oct. 15-21.
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Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5

Greenhills Succeeds in Drive for 5
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Coach Eric Gajar knew his Ann Arbor Greenhills team needed just one win on the second day of competition to clinch its fifth consecutive MHSAA Lower Peninsula title, but that was one fact he tried to keep from his players. “We didn’t tell those guys that, b...
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Shores Core 4 wins Fourth MHSAA Title

Shores Core 4 wins Fourth MHSAA Title
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Repeating was the theme of the weekend at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final. Not only was Muskegon Mona Shores looking for a fourth straight team championship, but Okemos junior Elle Nichols had her sights set on repeating as the individual medalist...
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Cougars' Third Title 'A Lot More Special'

Cougars' Third Title 'A Lot More Special'
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The last two seasons, Lansing Catholic cruised to MHSAA Finals wins of 38 and 63 strokes, respectively. In 2010, the Cougars placed all five players among the top eight individuals, and last year they put four among the top 10. But only three of those high placers rem...
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Plymouth Celebrates School's First Girls Title

Plymouth Celebrates School's First Girls Title
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Kelsey Murphy knew Saturday afternoon who she’d call first after the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final – her grandmother Erma Murphy, who introduced her to golf when she was 12. The Plymouth senior just wasn’t sure which bit of history-making ne...
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DCDS Claims D3 in Record-Tying Fashion

DCDS Claims D3 in Record-Tying Fashion
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Max Fliegner served up a memorable first experience with high school tennis. One of the nation's top young players helped Detroit Country Day repeat as MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 champion on Saturday, winning his No. 1 singles flight to lead a Yellow Jackets do...
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Freshman leads Sault Ste. Marie to Win

Freshman leads Sault Ste. Marie to Win
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sault Ste. Marie freshman Parker Scott had been setting school records quite regularly throughout this cross country season. Although his 16-minute, 50.5-second clocking on the 3.1-mile course at Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club during Saturday’s Upper Pen...
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Forest Hills Eastern Rises at D3 Final

Forest Hills Eastern Rises at D3 Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The pain in Kelsey Sands’ shoulder Saturday morning had her thinking she would not be playing in the final round of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 golf tournament. Sands not only teed it up, her huge improvement from Friday’s first round typified her ...
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Calumet's Kiilunen Wins 4th U.P. Final

Calumet's Kiilunen Wins 4th U.P. Final
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Tara Kiilunen was nearly overcome with emotion shortly after the conclusion of the Division 1 race at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf & Country Club. The Calumet High School senior became the first girl to be crowned U.P...
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