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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Oct. 3 – A battle for control of the Tri-Valley Conference Central takes place tomorrow (Oct. 4) on MHSAA.tv when Freeland host Saginaw Swan Valley in Girls Volleyball at 7 p.m. 

Swan Valley enters this week’s action 31-8-2, and ranked seventh in the latest Class B coaches poll.  Freeland, which garnered Honorable Mention this week in the same poll, is 26-5-2 overall.   Both teams are 3-0 in league play. 

Freeland is one of over 60 MHSAA member schools across the state participating in the School Broadcast Program, and one of nearly a dozen schools to be streaming live video of its home athletic events using the NFHS Network’s Pixellot technology. 

Pixelott is a unit equipped with four High Definition cameras which cover the length of the playing surface, and then focus in on the ball and player movement to deliver the action.  The unit communicates with the scoreboard to insert a time and score graphic on the screen.  Ambient audio is picked up by the device, but the play-by-play of an in-person announce team can also be patched in.  Freeland is one of several schools in the state using Pixellot in its gymnasium and at its football/multipurpose field. 

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.  Pixellot is used by schools wishing to stream games, but lack the ability to staff the events.  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, October 3

Wednesday, October 4

Thursday, October 5

Friday, October 6

Monday, October 9

Tuesday, October 10

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 events are in girls volleyball with Clarkston at Lake Orion; football with Lowell at Cedar Springs; and football with Lansing Catholic at FowlervilleHighlights 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 Minh Le of Portage Central’s boys soccer team; passes out Game Balls to the girls tennis teams at Neagunee and Ishpeming Westwood, as well as Hunter Nowak and Austin Edington at Morrice; talks about the recruitment of athletic empty nesters in the Be The Referee segment; and closes with a commentary on college basketball’s shoe scandal. 

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. 

Here are some of the games to be featured this week on State Champs! Extra Point: 

  • Chelsea at Ypsilanti
  • Warren Mott at Romeo
  • Redford Union at Redford Thurston
  • Clarkston Everest at Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
  • Warren Fitzgerald at Madison Heights Madison
  • Hudsonville at Caledonia

PLUS - Additional coverage from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Upper Peninsula and School Broadcast Program games. 

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 talks about the MHSAA Student Advisory Council. 

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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