Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed

Hackett Few, But Hardly Short-Handed
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Kalamazoo Hackett boys track & field team overcame small numbers Saturday to repeat as champion at the Lower Peninsula Division 4 Finals at Baldwin Middle School. Despite having just nine athletes competing, Hackett finished with 64 points to 46 for runner-up S...
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Motivated Fowler Continues Dominance

Motivated Fowler Continues Dominance
Sunday, June 2, 2019
It might not be the most talented team from a program that has dominated small-school girls track for nearly a decade. But this year's Fowler team ranks among the best in terms of motivation.
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Gall Makes Most of Last Finals Run

Gall Makes Most of Last Finals Run
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Shepherd senior Amber Gall withstood the elements and pressure to end her tremendous career the way she hoped it would. Gall won the 800-meter run and the 1,600 on Saturday, and began the day helping her team to a first-place finish in the 3,200 relay (9:33.89) at the ...
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Standout Leads Corunna in Close Finish

Standout Leads Corunna in Close Finish
Sunday, June 2, 2019
It’s essentially an individual sport, but the importance of teamwork was on display Saturday at the MHSAA Division 2 Girls Track & Field Finals at Zeeland Stadium. Teammates pushed each other to the end with one-two finishes in the 100- and 1,600-meter races,...
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Many Do Their Parts to Drive Lakes 3-Peat

Many Do Their Parts to Drive Lakes 3-Peat
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Lake Linden-Hubbell cruised to its third straight MHSAA Division 3 UP Finals championship Saturday. The Lakes scored 112 points, well ahead of runner-up Felch North Dickinson's 62.
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Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat

Record-Setter Leads Bessemer Repeat
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Bessemer earned its name. How could the aptly named Speedboys, whose logo is a winged shoe, not win a track & field meet?
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Marquette Clinches Win in Final Event

Marquette Clinches Win in Final Event
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The race for the Upper Peninsula Division 1 girls track & field championship came down to the wire here Saturday, as Marquette edged reigning champion Negaunee 106-100. Marquette secured its eighth title in nine years by winning the 1600-meter relay in four minutes...
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Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1

Gladstone Takes Back Top Spot in UPD1
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Gladstone boys had quite a championship reign at the Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals during the previous decade, taking the Division 1 titles from 2004-09, then winning again in 2013. They returned to the winner's circle here Saturday, bringing home the ch...
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Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances

Storms Can't Squash Inspired Performances
Saturday, June 1, 2019
From great-grandparents and former coaches to a mother and a son, athletes at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals became champions in honor of their loved ones on Saturday. Take senior Emari O’Brien of Harper Woods Chandler Park, who became the 100-meter Divi...
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Oak Park Gets Win that Matters Most

Oak Park Gets Win that Matters Most
Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Oak Park girls track & field team won the final event of Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals. That victory in the 1,600 relay was the Knights’ lone victory of the meet. However, a lack of individual winners didn’t prevent them f...
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East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak

East Kentwood Adds Perfection to Streak
Saturday, June 1, 2019
A hard pounding rain began to fall shortly after the East Kentwood boys track & field team reached the podium. It was only fitting, as the Falcons reigned once again.
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Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix

Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix
Saturday, June 1, 2019
One of the biggest challenges a high school coach can face is blending a talented group of freshmen with a successful group of returning players. Veteran Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup faced that challenge this year.
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Sacred Heart Sends Coach Out as Champ

Sacred Heart Sends Coach Out as Champ
Saturday, June 1, 2019
By the end of play Friday, Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart had already repeated as the Lower Peninsula Division 4 team champion, but don't ask any of the girls how that felt. The coaches did not mention it until Saturday at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe ...
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Country Day Rises with Super Saturday

Country Day Rises with Super Saturday
Saturday, June 1, 2019
For a squad that had won the previous three championships and was ranked No. 1 in the state, there was still understandably a lot of nervousness within the Detroit Country Day girls tennis team going into the final day of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals. Co...
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GP South, Pioneer's Miller Take Back Titles

GP South, Pioneer's Miller Take Back Titles
Saturday, June 1, 2019
After disposing of reigning No. 1 singles champion Tia Mukherjee of Bloomfield Hills in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at the Greater Midland Tennis Center, 2017 champ Kari Miller of Ann Arbor Pioneer had to refocus her energy to take on Lily Jones of Grosse Pointe S...
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Preview: Legacy-Making Opportunities

Preview: Legacy-Making Opportunities
Friday, May 31, 2019
We will say good-bye to a number of graduating champions at Saturday’s MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals. But it’s hard to not also be excited about some of the final legacy-making opportunities for outgoing seniors – and new chances to shine for a...
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Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale

Preview: Don't Miss This Grand Finale
Friday, May 31, 2019
Pick a division – any of seven Saturday – and you’re bound to find a senior standout finishing his career at the MHSAA Boys Track & Field Finals. Michigan high schools regularly graduate star-loaded classes in this sport – but with reigning ...
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Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/19

Today in the MHSAA: 5/31/19
Friday, May 31, 2019
In addition to boys and girls Upper Peninsula Golf Finals – see “Latest Posts” at right for full coverage – numerous Lower Peninsula boys golf and girls soccer championships were handed out Thursday at the Regional and District levels, respective...
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Wykons Sweep UPD2 Boys Championships

Wykons Sweep UPD2 Boys Championships
Friday, May 31, 2019
West Iron County defended its home turf, sweeping the boys and girls MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Thursday. The Wykons' boys carded a team score of 319 at George Young Resort, located 10 miles east of Iron River.
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West Iron Girls Claim 1st Title since 2005

West Iron Girls Claim 1st Title since 2005
Friday, May 31, 2019
The West Iron County girls teamed up with the boys to defend home turf during the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals on Thursday. The Wykons girls carded a 433 for team honors. Second-place Mya Grubbs scored the Wykons' best score with a 98 behind leading medalist...
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