4-Time Champ Hopes Legacy Is Opportunity

4-Time Champ Hopes Legacy Is Opportunity
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Kevon Davenport hopes what he accomplished Saturday night at Ford Field will stretch far and wide in the Michigan wrestling community.  The Detroit Catholic Central senior became the 26th wrestler to win four Individual Finals titles when he defeated Bay City West...
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Success Cascades for Jackson-Area Pair

Success Cascades for Jackson-Area Pair
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Not long after they claimed their Division 4 high school bowling singles championships, both Collin Baldwin and Mackenzie Johnson thought back to people who impacted them during their freshman years. Baldwin proved “some kid” was wrong three years ago, whil...
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Lessons from Last Time Serve D2 Champs

Lessons from Last Time Serve D2 Champs
Saturday, March 2, 2019
On the right forearm of Adrian bowler Jacob Harvey is a tattoo of a samurai, which he said is a tribute to his Japanese heritage. “I’m a quarter Japanese, and it represents bravery and courage,” Harvey said.  Harvey certainly showed some of both ...
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Superior Round 3 Clinches P-W Title Win

Superior Round 3 Clinches P-W Title Win
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia senior Kelsey Russell wiped away her happy tears and summed up the greatest afternoon of her life. “That is the best Round 3 we’ve ever had,” said Russell, a first-team all-state selection last year. “We nailed all of our stunts...
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Campbell, Betts Believed Then Achieved

Campbell, Betts Believed Then Achieved
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Trusting the process led to a stunning ending to Dawson Campbell's season.  In fact, if you had asked the Cheboygan junior a few months ago if winning a Division 3 individual bowling championship was a possibility, Campbell's answer would have been a resounding no...
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Gibraltar Carlson Conquers D2 Again

Gibraltar Carlson Conquers D2 Again
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Nothing can slow down the Gibraltar Carlson competitive cheer dynasty. The Marauders – who had won 10 MHSAA titles, including seven of the past eight in Division 2 – came into this season with a first-year coach and just three seniors. No worries, as the yo...
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D4 Bowling Finals Belong to Bronson

D4 Bowling Finals Belong to Bronson
Saturday, March 2, 2019
There has not been a better day in Bronson’s brief bowling history, or more specifically, a more exhilarating hour than between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday. On one end of M-66 Bowl, the Vikings boys team clinched its second straight Division 4 championship. Minutes...
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Stoney Creek Finishes Climb with Sweep

Stoney Creek Finishes Climb with Sweep
Friday, March 1, 2019
Back in January, it didn’t look like this would be the breakthrough year for Rochester Hills Stoney Creek competitive cheer. But the Cougars hit their stride at just the right time, overcoming a second-place conference finish by winning MHSAA District and Regiona...
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Flint Kearsley, New Boston Huron Rule D2

Flint Kearsley, New Boston Huron Rule D2
Friday, March 1, 2019
There couldn’t have been a more appropriate showdown for the Division 2 girls bowling team championship Friday. Flint Kearsley and Tecumseh entered No. 1 and No. 2 in number of Division 2 titles won, and happened to be seeded No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, out of...
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D1's Best Celebrate 1st Finals Titles

D1's Best Celebrate 1st Finals Titles
Friday, March 1, 2019
Blake Ryntz had no clue that the tears he was shedding late Friday morning in his father’s arms would – five hours later – morph from ones of sadness to those of triumph. But that’s what the sport of bowling can do to a person.
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D3 Champs Rise from Past Tourney Troubles

D3 Champs Rise from Past Tourney Troubles
Friday, March 1, 2019
Emily Feldten clearly remembered the conversation she had with her coach as the Division 3 girls team bowling championships came down to the final three shots.  The Coloma junior had assured coach Carley Burrell she could be counted on to handle the team's anchor ...
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D4 Preview: Hopefuls Seek to Join Elite

D4 Preview: Hopefuls Seek to Join Elite
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hudson joined the list of elite small-school competitive cheer programs last winter when it won its first Division 4 Finals championship. Could another rising team do the same Saturday?
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise

D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise
Friday, March 1, 2019
For five straight seasons, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep has finished first and Richmond second at the Division 3 Competitive Cheer Finals at Grand Rapids Delta Plex. Over the past two weekends, they’ve faced off twice again – the Fighting Irish winning the Distr...
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Today in the MHSAA: 3/1/19

Today in the MHSAA: 3/1/19
Friday, March 1, 2019
The first Hockey Regional champion of this week was crowned Thursday, headlining a number of key matchups on the ice, while an upset popped up from Boys Basketball Districts and most girls basketball teams finished their regular seasons – some celebrating champion...
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D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Tone

D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Tone
Friday, March 1, 2019
Gibraltar Carlson and Allen Park have combined to win the last 11 Division 2 competitive cheer championships and also earn five of the runner-up places during that time. The Downriver League rivals will be favorites again at Saturday’s Division 2 Finals at the Gr...
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D1 Preview: Opportunities Abound

D1 Preview: Opportunities Abound
Friday, March 1, 2019
A year ago, Sterling Heights Stevenson won its first MHSAA Finals in competitive cheer. Five more Division 1 teams will look to do the same at Friday’s Division 1 championship meet at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex. But the past champs will provide plenty of competi...
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Preview: Finals Fields Full of Past Champs

Preview: Finals Fields Full of Past Champs
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Seven reigning team champions and five singles title winners are returning for this weekend’s MHSAA Girls & Boys Bowling Finals. But this sport annually seems to allow for a higher degree of the unexpected at this highest level of competition – so expec...
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Be the Referee: Under the Bus

Be the Referee: Under the Bus
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials usually are not the correct target for frustrations when basketball games get out of control.
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Today in the MHSAA: 2/28/19

Today in the MHSAA: 2/28/19
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Wednesday was filled with upsets galore as we kick off the headlines with a pair of Hockey Regional surprises and move into Boys Basketball Districts and a big night for Byron’s girls hoops team.
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Great Clips of the Week: GPN's Julia Ayrault

Great Clips of the Week: GPN's Julia Ayrault
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Grosse Pointe North's Julia Ayrault getting past three Warren Cousino defenders for a basket while being fouled as well.
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