Contact:  John Johnson
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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Nov. 18 –  It’s a huge streaming weekend for MHSAA Championships, with over 70 hours of live audio and video coverage of three sports on the MHSAA Network and FOX Sports Detroit.

The MHSAA.tv website will host live video of the Girls Volleyball Semifinals and Finals, and the Finals of  the Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Championships, on a subscription basis.  A pass can be purchased for $14.95 to watch all three days of volleyball plus the swimming, or a daily pass is available at $9.95.  These events will be available for free on-demand viewing beginning Nov. 27 at MHSAA.tv.

It’s also the last weekend of Prep Zone coverage on the FoxSportsDetroit.com website, with free live coverage of the Eight-Player Football Finals and four Semifinal games in the Eleven-Player Football Playoffs.  All of these events will be archived at MHSAA.tv.

 The volleyball coverage runs Thursday through Saturday, and free audio of the games is available at MHSAANetwork.com.  Here’s the complete schedule with Tuesday (Nov. 19) Quarterfinal pairings shown:

Thursday – Nov. 21
Class D Semifinals

2 p.m. – M.P. Sacred Heart/Leland winner vs. Waterford Our Lady/Marine City Cardinal Mooney winner
3:45 p.m. – Brimley/C. Falls Forest Park winner vs. B. Creek St. Philip/Hillsdale Academy winner
Class A Semifinals
5:30 p.m. – Northville/Traverse City West winner vs. Haslett/East Grand Rapids winner
7:15 p.m. – Temperance Bedford/Livonia Stevenson winner vs. Romeo/Bloomfield Hills Marian winner

Friday – Nov. 22
Class C Semifinals

2 p.m. – Unionville-Sebewaing/G.R. Covenant Christian winner vs. Schoolcraft/Mendon winner
3:45 p.m. – Ottawa Lake Whiteford/A. Hills Oak. Christian winner vs. Beal City/Calumet winner
Class B Semifinals
5:30 p.m. – Berrien Springs/G. Rapids South Christian winner vs. Saginaw Swan Valley/Cadillac winner
7:15 p.m. – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep/North Branch winner vs. Monroe St. Mary CC/Wayland winner

Saturday – Nov. 23
Class D Final – 10 a.m.
Class C Final – Noon
Class A Final – 2 p.m.
Class B Final – 4 p.m.

On Friday, the championship game of the Eight-Player Football Playoffs between Peck and Rapid River at Legacy Field in Greenville will take place at 7 p.m., with live streaming video on FoxSportsDetroit.com, and live audio streaming on MHSAANetwork.com.  Because of conflicts with collegiate and professional games, the game will be on cable on a delayed basis.  It will be shown on FOX Sports Detroit on Saturday at 9 a.m., and again on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.  The on-demand video archive will be available shortly after the game’s conclusion at MHSAA.tv.

On Saturday, MHSAA.tvwill be home of live streaming video of the Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals beginning at Noon.  The Division 1 Finals will take place at Oakland University; the Division 2 Finals are at Eastern Michigan University; and the Holland Aquatics Center will be hosting the Division 3 event.

Four games in the MHSAA Football Playoffs are highlighted each week with live streaming video during the first four weeks of the tournament at the Prep Zone on the FOX Sports Detroit website.

This is the third season for the Prep Zone, and this Semifinal week’s games launch at 1 p.m. on Saturday.  All of the games are available live at FoxSportsDetroit.com/pages/PrepZone, and will be archived long term on the MHSAA.tv website.

 This week’s games on the Prep Zone are:

  • Detroit Catholic Central (10-2) vs. Detroit Cass Tech (12-0) at Troy Athens High School
  • Birmingham Brother Rice (12-0) vs. Detroit Martin Luther King (10-1) at Wayne State University
  • Ithaca (12-0) vs. Montrose (12-0) at Midland High School
  • Muskegon Catholic Central (10-2) vs. New Lothrop (12-0) at Greenville High School

The final edition of MHSAA Football Friday Overtime for 2013 airs on FOX Sports Detroit at 11:30 p.m. on Friday.  This week’s show will have full coverage of the Eight-Player Final between Peck and Rapid River, and Semifinal previews of all eight divisions in the Eleven-Player Playoffs.

The network for the weekly radio commentary MHSAA Perspective – presented by the Michigan Army National Guard – has now grown to a total of 86 radio stations (80)  and audio webcast sites (6) across the state, generally during the local broadcasts of high school games.  The program runs for 30 weeks through the end of the winter sports season.  MHSAA Perspective can also be accessed from the home page of the MHSAA Website.  Visit the MHSAA Perspective page of the MHSAA Website for a complete list of network affiliates.

MHSAA Perspective for the weeks of Nov. 18 and 25 is titled:  30-Second Timeout. In this edition of Perspective, John Johnson spotlights the writings of a former coach and current athletic director who adjusted his perspective about officials by calling his own 30-second timeout.



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