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.

Combined with our parent site MHSAA.com, and our broadcast home MHSAA.tv, “Second Half” completes our picture of the best Michigan high school sports have to offer.

With MHSAA.com, “Second Half” is the home of a growing number of schedules, scores, league standings and tournament information for our sports – but also much more.  Now, we’ll look to provide visitors with the stories behind the scores.

You’ll find the report of a rare feat or the achievement that rallied the town. Behind-the-scenes looks at what we do at the MHSAA and what goes into 28 Finals tournaments each school year. We tell the inspiring tales of overcoming large obstacles, and the simple ones of lessons learned just by being a part of school sports. They’re the kind of stories all of us can relate to and enjoy, no matter where we live and which teams we support.

Michigan is the 10th-largest state in the nation. There are more than 58,000 square miles of land, and by vehicle it’s 625 miles from Calumet High School near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula to Bedford High on the southeastern border with Ohio. Nearly 10 million people live, work and play here. MHSAA tournament events alone attract 1.6 million spectators each year.

With “Second Half”, we aim to make our state a little smaller.

If you like something we’re doing, let us know. If you’d like to see something else, fill me in at Geoff@mhsaa.com. I look forward to hearing from you – and telling the entire state about the great things you’re doing.

Second Half debuted in January 2012.