Welcome to the Second Half

Welcome to the Second Half
Monday, January 30, 2012
More than 750 high schools are members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. And every team in every community has a story. “Second Half” is our place to tell them.
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Battle of the Fans: Halftime is G.R. Christian's Time

Battle of the Fans: Halftime is G.R. Christian's Time
Monday, January 30, 2012
For many high school hoops fans, halftime is a break – perhaps an opportunity to grab a pop or some popcorn, catch up with old friends, or at least take a seat and catch a breath. But for the Grand Rapids Christian student cheering section, it’s no time ...
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Did you see that?

Did you see that?
Monday, January 30, 2012
Check out our must-know scores and news from Jan. 23-29.  
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Today on MHSAA.TV

Today on MHSAA.TV
Monday, January 30, 2012
Girls and boys basketball and hockey contests are among high school events from this weekend available for viewing from the MHSAA Network and in conjunction with the School Broadcast Program.
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Classification Comparisons

Classification Comparisons
Friday, January 27, 2012
One of the ways statewide high school organizations evaluate their operations is to compare their policies and  procedures with similar organizations.  We do so cautiously, however, because there are so many variables.
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Today on MHSAA.TV

Today on MHSAA.TV
Friday, January 27, 2012
Student-produced basketball and competitive cheer events highlight the latest in high school sports programming available from the MHSAA Network and in conjunction with the School Broadcast Program.
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Scholar-Athlete Awards Finalists Named

Scholar-Athlete Awards Finalists Named
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The 120 finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2011-12 school year -- including three each from three schools -- have been announced.
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Alpena students text2win $50,000

Alpena students text2win $50,000
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Alpena High School -- and more specifically its Kids and Parents United Together (KAPUT) program -- recently received a $50,000 prize from Verizon after the school received 450,000 text votes as part of the company's TXT2WIN contest.
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Classification Caution

Classification Caution
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
More divisions means longer travel and later weeknights for teams and their spectators at Districts and Regionals, and longer days with absurdly early starts and late finishes at the Finals.
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Battle of the Fans: Frankenmuth Dance Party

Battle of the Fans: Frankenmuth Dance Party
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The hometown Eagles hosted Freeland in a boys basketball game Saturday night. And a 250-student chicken dance broke out.
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Why be an Official? (Grand Rapids Press)

Why be an Official? (Grand Rapids Press)
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Grand Rapids Press' Jane Bos tells the story of some of the most valuable, yet often-criticized people who help make our games go -- the officials enforcing the rules.
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Panama Points

Panama Points
Friday, January 20, 2012
For every project there is need to assess what the underlying issues are that might get in the way of accomplishing the more apparent tasks before us.
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5 Vie for Best Cheering Section in Michigan

5 Vie for Best Cheering Section in Michigan
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Five finalists -- Frankenmuth, Grand Rapids Christian, Petoskey, Reese and Rockford -- have been selected for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s inaugural “Battle of the Fans,” which will recognize the top student cheering section from amo...
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MHSA(Q&)A

MHSA(Q&)A
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
First installment coming soon.
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#SocialStudies

#SocialStudies
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
First installment coming soon.
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High 5s!

High 5s!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
First installment coming soon.
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Dreamworks

Dreamworks
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
When you dream for something, you hope for it; and there is little hope of that dream coming true unless you take personal responsibility for it.
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A Committed Life

A Committed Life
Friday, January 13, 2012
“I won’t have any money to leave behind.  I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind.  But I just want to leave a committed life behind.”
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Default Setting

Default Setting
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
With the absence of gaudy glitz and glamour, school-based sports has reduced possibilities for “operator error."
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Adversity

Adversity
Friday, January 6, 2012
Schools and school sports, today in the vortex of adversity, may actually do more than merely survive our present difficulties if we too examine obstacles and opportunities previously overlooked . . .
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