System Failure

System Failure
Friday, October 19, 2012
There are good reasons that, in school sports, we attempt to restrain the hype and deflect attention from individual to team.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 9

A Game for Every Fan: Week 9
Friday, October 19, 2012
Most of this weekend is about numbers for hopeful MHSAA football teams.  There are still a few league titles to determine. Some of those are listed below. But much of the focus is on the 256-team playoff field that will be determined Sunday. As of this morning, 17...
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Quick Study Becomes Three-Time Champ

Quick Study Becomes Three-Time Champ
Thursday, October 18, 2012
At the end of every fall, Escanaba native Denny Lueneberg heads back to California after another summer in his hometown and fall coaching the Eskymos girls tennis team. A tennis instructor in Palm Springs who played at Western Michigan University, he’s seen plen...
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Fearless Approach, Memorable Finish

Fearless Approach, Memorable Finish
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Billy Heckman has known Davis Crocker for a while. And to be honest, Heckman remembers being a little afraid of Davis’ game – the big serve and big volleys that helped the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix senior win the MHSAA Division 2 championship at No. 1 singles las...
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Finals Preview: Pushing the Powers

Finals Preview: Pushing the Powers
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Midland Dow has won three straight MHSAA tennis championships. Ann Arbor Greenhills has won four. And Detroit Country Day has finished among the top two in each of the last four seasons. To find them as favorites again at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Finals is no su...
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A Hero Comes Home to Vassar

A Hero Comes Home to Vassar
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Homecoming is about many things to high school students. But this year it got a whole lot bigger when word got out that Travis Mills, paratrooper of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne, was coming home. Vassar High School seniors Alex Leveille and Tyler Langley tell us about h...
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Finals Preview: Champs Go For More

Finals Preview: Champs Go For More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Muskegon Mona Shores and Lansing Catholic haven't finished below first place in an MHSAA Final this decade. They're favored to continue those impressive runs at this weekend's Lower Peninsula Finals, while a number of strong Division 1 and 3 teams are expected to forc...
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High 5s - 10/17/12

High 5s - 10/17/12
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We love to recognize first-time accomplishments (or first time in a long while), and this week's High 5s go out to some of the best this season in swimming, tennis and football.
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Watch Games Now on MHSAA.tv

Watch Games Now on MHSAA.tv
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
MHSAA.tv and the School Broadcast Program continues to deliver broadcasts of many of the top teams from all over Michigan, including coverage of football, volleyball, soccer and swimming and diving last week.
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Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top

Rockford's Lewis Aims to Finish On Top
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Dewey Lewis received two rare opportunities as a freshman at Rockford High School that helped set him up for a long and successful high school soccer career. But Lewis had plenty of learning to do before setting himself apart as possibly the state’s top high scho...
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Week 9 Football Playoff Listing

Week 9 Football Playoff Listing
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here is a list of Michigan High School Athletic Association football playing schools, displaying their win-loss records and playoff averages through the eighth week of the season.
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Youth Sports Dropouts

Youth Sports Dropouts
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Depending on the study, we’re told that 80 to 90 percent of all youngsters who ever participate in organized youth sports have stopped doing so by the age of 13.
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Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review

Drive for Detroit: Week 8 in Review
Monday, October 15, 2012
As the old cliché goes, Week 8 was why they play the games. Sure, some of the weekend’s results could be anticipated. But others – think Detroit Martin Luther King over Cass Tech, Oxford over Oak Park and Bessemer over Crystal Falls Forest Park to m...
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Did you see that? (10/8-10/14)

Did you see that? (10/8-10/14)
Monday, October 15, 2012
The postseason got underway in girls golf and boys tennis, with those finishes among the non-football highlights from the week of Oct. 8-14.
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Coaches Must Set the Example

Coaches Must Set the Example
Monday, October 15, 2012
In light of the recent uproar over NFL replacement officials, it seems that never before has it been so common and socially accepted to yell disgust at referees.Coaches must create a culture of respect for those who officiate our games.
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A Fantastic First-Time Finish

A Fantastic First-Time Finish
Monday, October 15, 2012
Give Mariah Fuqua credit for trying something many others would not. Throwers – who toss the shot and discus during the spring track and field season – are not the ones who usually cross over into cross country during the fall. But she took that challenge. ...
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New Member to join MHSAA Rep Council

New Member to join MHSAA Rep Council
Monday, October 15, 2012
Elections were completed recently to fill positions on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s legislative body, its Representative Council, and one new member was among those selected.
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A Narrower Scope to Target New Officials

A Narrower Scope to Target New Officials
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The MHSAA has taken a new approach to recruiting high school students to "Stay in the Game" as officials. This third installment in the series "Making – and Answering – the Call" explains that strategy, which relies on school administrators to assist in ide...
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Transforming Coaches

Transforming Coaches
Friday, October 12, 2012
In 24 hours, I had been transformed from Jack Roberts to Coach Roberts.  And it gave me a very special feeling.
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A Game for Every Fan: Week 8

A Game for Every Fan: Week 8
Friday, October 12, 2012
One team more than half of the 2010 MHSAA football playoff field has been decided, with 129 teams qualified for the 256-team field with two regular-season games to play. And each of these final weeks includes opportunities for plenty to do something they've never done ...
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