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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sept. 19 – Seven MHSAA member schools participating in the School Broadcast Program have been recognized by the NFHS Network for demonstrating excellent broadcasting skills and in promoting their events during the 2016-17 school year.

Calumet and Montrose High Schools have recognized as Elite Schools for excelling in both production and promotion.  Fifty schools nationally were granted Elite status.  Garnering Select School recognition for production were Comstock Park, East Lansing, Lake Orion, Marquette and Negaunee.  Nationally, 101 schools earned Select honors.

 The Montrose SBP crew, along with Lake Orion, are scheduled to live stream all nine games of their respective schools regular-season Football games in 2017; and this week, Montrose is at Corunna for a battle of two 3-1 teams in a key Genesee Area Conference-Red game.  Lake Orion (1-3) is hosting Southfield A&T (2-2).

Lake Orion will also stream an Oakland Activities Association showdown in Girls Volleyball next Tuesday (Sept. 26), hosting Clarkston in a battle of two top-team Class A teams in the statewide coaches rankings.

In its ninth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events; with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.  The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.

Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams available being produced by SBP members:

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Thursday, Sept. 21

Friday, Sept. 22

Saturday, Sept. 23

Monday, Sept. 25

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Wednesday, Sept. 27

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 a month.  Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country.  All content becomes available for free, on- demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live.  School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate.  A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program. 

A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website. 

Highlights of games produced in the past week by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members are in their fourth week.  Featured games are in football with Marquette at Escanaba; Jackson at East Lansing; and Ashley at VestaburgHighlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube. 

A record 105 radio stations and web-based audio outlets carry the MHSAA Network’s This Week In High School Sports.

This week’s show features Maddy Chinn of Pontiac Notre Dame Preps’ Girls Volleyball team; passes out Game Balls to Zack Shane of Fruitport, and Logan Carroll of Escanaba; talks about preparation for officials in the Be The Referee segment; and closes with a commentary on the business of youth sports. 

A complete list of outlets where you can listen to the show can be found on the This Week In High School Sports page of the MHSAA Website. 

This Week In High School Sports is posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network Website 

More than 15 football games are featured each week on the State Champs! Sports Network Extra Point – powered by the Michigan High School Athletic Association - Saturday at 10 a.m. on FOX Sports Detroit. 

The half hour program features highlights from over a dozen games each week, including clips from games produced by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members.  The program airs multiple times each weekend on FOX Sports Detroit and on Comcast Channel 900, and is archived on the State Champs YouTube Channel.  Consult your local listings for additional playback times. 

The MHSAA also has a presence on other State Champs! Network programs throughout each weekend.  The MHSAA Minute is a weekly part of the State Champs! High School Sports Show on FOX Sports Detroit at 9 a.m. every Sunday - with multiple replays on FOX Sports Detroit and Comcast Channel 900 throughout the week.  The program is also archived on the State Champs YouTube Channel.  Consult your local listings for additional playback times. 

This week’s MHSAA Minute on State Champs features the Association’s Check-In Champ program. 

The MHSAA also has content on the State Champs Scoreboard! High School Football Radio Show on Friday nights during the football and basketball seasons, originating on WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit and being carried on over 10 radio stations across the state.   This Week In High School Sports and Be The Referee are weekly features on the program. 



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