Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, April 23, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from April 16-21. (Click on links for coverage.)
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Dad's Day

Dad's Day
Monday, April 23, 2012
Today is my father’s 92nd birthday. Until my wife replaced Dad as my best friend, he doubled as both my best friend and father.
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Williamston Welcomes MHSAA Elite

Williamston Welcomes MHSAA Elite
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Williamston girls soccer team regularly loads its schedule with some of the best competition it can find, both in the mid-Michigan area and beyond. Many eyes. especially among the state’s best in Division 3, will be on the Hornets’ home stadium the nex...
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Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On

Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A decade ago, when second-grader Sarah Appold decided she wanted to give pitching a try, her dad Randy built her a pitching mound in the backyard. It clearly got some use.
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#SocialStudies v10.0

#SocialStudies v10.0
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Pucks, Dunks and Tackles. What more could you want for this week's #SocialStudies lesson?
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Contender makes early case

Contender makes early case
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A younger Grand Rapids West Catholic boys golf team felt it left too many strokes on the course in tying for fourth place at last spring's Division 3 Final at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East. A season older and remembering that disappointment, the Falcons hav...
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Going out in Stiles

Going out in Stiles
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Not to call it effortless, but pitching has been a pretty smooth part of Nick Stiles’ high school career. He holds multiple school Bath records, including for single-season and career strikeouts, and his career ERA is under 1.00. But the school record he’s ...
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SAC Sound-off: The State of Sportsmanship

SAC Sound-off: The State of Sportsmanship
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This week, we asked our MHSAA Student Advisory Council -- made up of athletes representing nearly every sport the MHSAA sponsors -- if they've seen more or less sportsmanship during their high school sports careers.
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High 5s - 4/17/12

High 5s - 4/17/12
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A couple record-setting pitchers and one of this season's golf championship contenders received this week's Second Half High 5s.
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Mentor of Many (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Mentor of Many (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Longtime Plainwell coach and athletic director Jack Streidl died Monday at age 93 and after nearly a lifetime of serving his community's athletic programs in a variety of roles.
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A Backhanded Compliment

A Backhanded Compliment
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
“Why is it that people quite readily accept inflexible age limitations over a broad spectrum of American life, including sports, but presuppose it is wrong for school sports?”
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Photo Finishes: April 16, 2012

Photo Finishes: April 16, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Take a photo last week that you really liked? Or get some exciting video that everyone should see? We want to see both as well.  The spring season finally is full blast, and we're celebrating our return to the outdoors with a new feature at Second Half.
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, April 16, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from April 9-14, including a baseball coach earning his 700th win.
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MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch

MHSA(Q&)A: Historian Ron Pesch
Monday, April 16, 2012
Muskegon's Ron Pesch has been the foremost expert on Michigan high school athletics history for nearly two decades. He tells us about his current project, BCAM's Retro Mr. Basketball Awards.
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'Sudden Victory' takes 7 overtimes

'Sudden Victory' takes 7 overtimes
Friday, April 13, 2012
Okemos boys lacrosse coach Shawn Grady has joked that he gave so many pep talks on March 24, he pushed into his material for the Chieftains’ end-of-season Senior Night. He needed every word in what stands today as the longest lacrosse game in MHSAA history.
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Cass Tech Continues to Inspire

Cass Tech Continues to Inspire
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Detroit Cass Tech football team was one of the most-celebrated champions from the 2011 MHSAA Football Finals after winning its first title with a convincing 49-13 victory over Detroit Catholic Central. The Technicians will be honored again later this month with the...
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Persuasion

Persuasion
Friday, April 13, 2012
I don’t remember the topic, the speaker, the interviewer or the radio station; but that single statement soaked further into my soul as the miles passed by.
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D8 Final rematch set (Kalamazoo Gazette)

D8 Final rematch set (Kalamazoo Gazette)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Big news on the football opening night front: Reigning Division 8 champion Mendon will face Fowler in a rematch of last season's Final at Ford Field. The Kalamazoo Gazette's Scott Decamp fills us in.
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You never saw Taylor Massa wrestle?

You never saw Taylor Massa wrestle?
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Well, here's another chance. Packing away our winter notes and video, we came across footage shot during the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals on Feb. 25 at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena -- including the full Division 2 championship match won by St. Johns Taylor Massa and th...
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#SocialStudies v9.0

#SocialStudies v9.0
Thursday, April 12, 2012
While you were on Spring Break, we stayed behind and dug up some videos for your pleasure as you ease back into April in Michigan.
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