Entries for April 2010


It’s often said that the best sports officials don’t draw attention to themselves; that a well-officiated contest is one where you don’t notice the officials.  But once a year we make them the center of attention anyway.

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Posted in: Awards, Officials

As financial concerns increase among Michigan’s schools, the suggestion is sometimes made to decrease high school sports seasons by the same percentage across the board – e.g., by ten percent. 

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Posted in: Finance

We normally think of the MHSAA’s year as having three emotional peaks – the culmination of fall, winter and spring tournaments – and certainly that is how most of our constituents view the year.  And that’s good.

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Last Sunday, nearly 100 underclass female basketball players converged on South Lyon High School for the second “Reaching Higher Showcase.”

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Posted in: Basketball

There will not be an eight-player division of the MHSAA Football Playoffs in 2010 . . .  there were not enough firm commitments for the 2010 season by the April 1 deadline . . .

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Posted in: Football

For the first time since 1998, MHSAA member schools are voting to amend the MHSAA Constitution.

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Attention to participant safety is ongoing in school sports; and once again the emphasis is on head injuries.

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Posted in: Health & Safety

Cold weather and crowded gyms are customary during the first weeks of practice for Michigan schools as they press to get spring sports underway.

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