Division 8 Final: Elite 11

Division 8 Final: Elite 11
Friday, November 25, 2011
All Mendon, all the time. That was the story of Friday morning’s Division 8 Football Final at Ford Field. It’s also the best way to describe the Hornets’ season, which ended with a 33-0 win over Fowler to claim their 11th MHSAA football championship.
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Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1

Division 4 Final: No. 2 Becomes No. 1
Friday, November 25, 2011
Subtract an injured star linebacker, and what did Zeeland West get? An inspired performance from his teammates -- and this fall’s MHSAA Division 4 football championship.
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Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets

Division 6 Final: Play it Again, Yellowjackets
Friday, November 25, 2011
And so continues an incredible run by one of Michigan’s newest football powerhouses. The Yellowjackets pushed their winning streak to 28 and claimed their second straight MHSAA championship by downing Constantine 42-14 in tonight’s Division 6 Final.
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Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'

Division 2 Final: 'Anything is Possible'
Friday, November 25, 2011
That was the motto of Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice’s football team this season. And the Warriors had to believe it in order for Friday’s dream finish to become possible.
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Help Wanted

Help Wanted
Friday, November 25, 2011
You probably wouldn’t be much attracted to a “Help Wanted” posting in the classified ads of your local newspaper that read: Help Wanted! Long hours. Late nights.  Low pay. Frequent criticism.
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Final Countdown

Final Countdown
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Ford Field, here we come. The 37th MHSAA Football Finals need little more introduction than that. Over nearly four months, more than 600 teams were boiled down to 256, with that field then cut in half every week for a month as a fortunate few continued on in hopes o...
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Linked Up: 11/22/11

Linked Up: 11/22/11
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving week means a short one for most -- and more time for family, shopping, relaxation, watching the MHSAA Football Finals and hopefully a little additional reading. Here are some suggestions from the last week and as we get ready to leave the fall ...
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Our Times

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
While it may be true that recent times in Michigan have seen a deeper and longer recession than most people have lived through before, it is not true that these are the worst times ever for school sports.
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Playoffs: Semifinals in Review

Playoffs: Semifinals in Review
Monday, November 21, 2011
It’s always hard to wave good-bye to another high school football season. But stories of this fall’s playoffs will no doubt be retold a few times this winter -- especially after one of the most memorable Semifinals weekends in recent memory,
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2011 Finals: Beware Falling Finals Records

2011 Finals: Beware Falling Finals Records
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Two 2010 MHSAA swimming and diving runners-up took the final step and claimed first-ever championships at Saturday’s Finals in Holland and Rochester.  The third MHSAA champion, Farmington HIlls Mercy, added a fifth-straight title despite moving up to Div...
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2011 Finals: Instant Classics

2011 Finals: Instant Classics
Saturday, November 19, 2011
 Alexis Huntey will now be in the conversation when sister Ashley reminisces about her MHSAA Class C Volleyball title in 2007. The 6-2 senior outside hitter led Morley-Stanwood to the school's second championship Saturday, and the first since her older siste...
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8-player Final: Road to Marquette

8-player Final: Road to Marquette
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Rapid River and Carsonville-Port Sanilac are 382 miles apart, but they faced off Saturday to decide the inaugural MHSAA 8-player Football Final at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome. Take a quick ride with us over Mackinaw Bridge, past Rapid River High School...
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Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview

Prep Zone: Semifinals Preview
Friday, November 18, 2011
And then there were 32. That's all that remains from the original 256 MHSAA playoff football teams heading into Saturday's Semifinals. This week's Prep Zone games feature three top-ranked contenders and four that remain 12-0 with only two possible gam...
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2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title

2011 8-Player Final: Carsonville-Port Sanilac Wins Inaugural Title
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac sophomore Dan Rickett emerged from his team’s final huddle of this season, pulled close to an assistant coach and said, “This one says MHSAA this time.” His Tigers also celebrated a championship last season – a perfect season in fact, but ...
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8 is More than Enough

8 is More than Enough
Friday, November 18, 2011
Carsonville-Port Sanilac has been all in since the beginning of 8-player football as an MHSAA sport three seasons ago. Rapid River made the switch just this season. But heading into tonight's first-ever MHSAA Final for the sport, both programs can claim similar...
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MHSAA Finals primer

MHSAA Finals primer
Friday, November 18, 2011
East Grand Rapids, Holland and Farmington Hills Mercy are among the usual contenders who should again make runs at MHSAA girls swimming and diving championships this weekend. But competitors from places like Dundee, Walled Lake Western and Waterford will be pushing ...
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'Coach' Never Far from Marysville Title Dreams

'Coach' Never Far from Marysville Title Dreams
Friday, November 18, 2011
The same dreams have made their way around the Marysville volleyball team the last two months. A player woke up in the middle of the night saying “Coach, Coach,” thinking she’d heard the voice of John Knuth.
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Lift

Friday, November 18, 2011
The pilot said that to get such a huge weight off the ground you don’t go with the wind.  You go against it.  He said, “What pushes against us, lifts us up.”
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Ready, Set, MHSAA Finals!

Ready, Set, MHSAA Finals!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This weekend’s MHSAA Volleyball Finals field includes teams that seem to show up in the championship rounds every season. Battle Creek St. Philip will be at Kellogg Arena, going for its sixth straight championship. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central also is a reigning ...
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Linked Up: 11/15/11

Linked Up: 11/15/11
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
We're heading into the final two weeks of the MHSAA fall season, which means playoffs for a few more sports, first practices for many others, and some catch-up on good stories that have made their way into my e-mail or onto my desk. Here are five more I've run acro...
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