1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports

1918 Pandemic, WWI Threatened HS Sports
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Into a world filled with the challenges of World War I, a new menace arrived It didn’t wear colors or plead allegiance to a flag. It held no prejudice. It knew no borders.
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Moment: Calumet Reigns as Ice King

Moment: Calumet Reigns as Ice King
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
More than 50 shots had been fired on goal through three periods of the Division 3 Hockey Final on March 8, 2008. But none had found the back of the net as Flint Powers Catholic and Calumet headed into overtime at Compuware Sports Arena. To that point, Powers had outsho...
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Benzie Star Receives Record Recognition

Benzie Star Receives Record Recognition
Monday, March 30, 2020
Despite missing the majority of his senior season in 2003 with an injury, John Plumstead graduated from Benzie Central the following spring among the top rushers and scorers in Michigan high school football history – and those accomplishments now are ref...
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Moment: Richmond Gets Pin to Win

Moment: Richmond Gets Pin to Win
Monday, March 30, 2020
Three matches remained in the Division 3 Wrestling Final on Feb. 28, 2015, and Dundee led 25-12 with a third-straight championship nearly in grasp. But after his Richmond teammates Adam Boyd and Roy Costello fought back to pull their team within four points of t...
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Moment: Rouge Repeats with Late Surge

Moment: Rouge Repeats with Late Surge
Sunday, March 29, 2020
With 14 MHSAA Finals championships, River Rouge remains the historic standard for Michigan high school boys basketball. And until just a few seasons ago, legendary coach Lofton Greene topped the state’s all-time wins list in this sport. Rouge again met Muskegon H...
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NFHS Voice: Salute Seniors with Spring on Hold

NFHS Voice: Salute Seniors with Spring on Hold
Sunday, March 29, 2020
A visitor to the local high school in late March would normally find boys and girls engaged in track and field, baseball, softball and lacrosse practices. Inside the building, some students would be involved with speech or debate activities. Unfortunately, this is not a...
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Moment: Beecher Practice Made Perfect

Moment: Beecher Practice Made Perfect
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The Flint Beecher boys basketball team had prepared for situations like what it faced with five seconds left in its March 24, 2016, Class C Semifinal against Detroit Loyola. And after watching a 15-point lead dissolve into a two-point deficit during the second half, th...
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After Inspiring Return, Bartlett Marches On

After Inspiring Return, Bartlett Marches On
Friday, March 27, 2020
Just before the Temperance Bedford wrestling team was to enter the arena at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center for opening ceremonies of the MHSAA Team Finals this winter, head coach Kevin Vogel told Connor Bartlett he had a job for him. “I had no idea what it ...
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Moment: Hamady Runs Marathon to Repeat

Moment: Hamady Runs Marathon to Repeat
Friday, March 27, 2020
After playing 32 minutes of a double-overtime Class C championship game against St. Ignace, Flint Hamady’s Kiyana Dudley-Thompson found herself alone for the final second of the 40-minute marathon on March 20, 2010. She made that second one of the most replayed i...
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Moment: Fisher Sinks Last-Second Score

Moment: Fisher Sinks Last-Second Score
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The 2019 Division 1 basketball tournament will be remembered forever for the play of freshman Emoni Bates, who led Ypsilanti Lincoln to its first MHSAA championship in the sport with memorable performance after memorable performance. But the game-winning moment of the ...
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60 Years Later, Co-Champ Rediscovered

60 Years Later, Co-Champ Rediscovered
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Nicholas “Mickey” Turcheck tells a wild story. It involves a coin flip, and a medal honoring his MHSAA pole vault championship performance on what became a windy 1960 Finals day in Ann Arbor at University of Michigan’s old Ferry Field.  But there...
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Moment: Freshman Shows Star Power

Moment: Freshman Shows Star Power
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Two years later, we all know Bree Salenbien to be one of the state’s elite basketball stars. But heading into Adrian Lenawee Christian’s Class D Semifinal against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart on March 15, 2018, she was known mostly in southeastern Michigan f...
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Moment: Orioles' Winner Unforgettable

Moment: Orioles' Winner Unforgettable
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ludington’s Joshua Laman couldn’t have picked a better time to drill his first 3-pointer of the 2016-17 season.  Today’s #MHSAAMoments highlight relives a shot we said the Orioles, and River Rouge, likely would never forget. 
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NFHS Voice: Madness to Maddening

NFHS Voice: Madness to Maddening
Monday, March 23, 2020
March Madness took on another meaning for everyone in the sports world during the week of March 9 – a week like none other in the history of organized sports with the acceleration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States.
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Moment: Jets Advance on Buzzer Beater

Moment: Jets Advance on Buzzer Beater
Monday, March 23, 2020
Seth Polfus couldn't believe it.  Watching the clip four years later, it's easy to remember why.
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Clinton Joins Elite Group of Mat Champs

Clinton Joins Elite Group of Mat Champs
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Team wrestling has become the most difficult MHSAA sport for new contenders to break into the championship elite. In Division 4, Hudson or New Lothrop had won actually the last 11 Finals championships before this season. Those two teams arrived at Wings Event Center la...
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2019 Hoops Finals to Reair on FSD

2019 Hoops Finals to Reair on FSD
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
With the suspension of the 2020 MHSAA Basketball Tournaments, FOX Sports Detroit will reair the championship games of the 2019 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health System, the next two Saturdays.
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'Retired' Garvey Remains Eager to Give

'Retired' Garvey Remains Eager to Give
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Earlier this week, Mike Garvey told his wife she can't let him quit all that he does to contribute to school sports across the state of Michigan, even if he is officially "retired." But after 40 years serving in a variety of roles, he really doesn't have plans to stop....
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NFHS Voice: Should Tech Aid Performance?

NFHS Voice: Should Tech Aid Performance?
Sunday, March 15, 2020
One of the age-old objectives of the NFHS has been to preserve the records, tradition and heritage of education-based athletics and activities programs in the United States.
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Johnston Finds Home with Onsted Hoops

Johnston Finds Home with Onsted Hoops
Friday, March 13, 2020
When Mary Kay LaFerney moved from California to Michigan, she had no idea the impact a group of freshmen and sophomore boys were going to have on her son. And she certainly didn’t know it would be because of basketball.
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