WINTER SEASON CRANKING UP - Winter sports action in girls basketball, Lower Peninsula bowling and boys swimming & diving, and wrestling all get started by the end of this week, and Dec. 9 marks the date that the first boys basketball games can be played.
GREAT TIME TO SUBMIT RECORDS - Now that the Fall sports season is concluded, this is a great time to be submitting information for the MHSAA Records Books. We depend on documented submissions to make this happen, and can't follow up on things where someone simply says a record occurred or sends us a link to an article. The best documentation is in the form of summary sheets from a game or a season. See more information below about submitting records.
MHSAA PERSPECTIVE – Our weekly audio commentary, MHSAA Perspective, is in its ninth season. The program is available as an mp3 download from the home page of the MHSAA Website, and is posted each Monday morning The program runs four minutes each week, and is sponsored by the Michigan Army National Guard. Eighty-five outlets across the state will carry Perspective, and the complete list is posted on the Perspective Home Page, along with when the program will air each week.
Perspective for the week of Dec. 9: Play It Again (Right click to save, left click to play). In this edition of Perspective, John Johnson talks about how promoting good sportsmanship is a never-ending job.
CHECK OUT JACK ROBERTS' BLOG-- MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts is the only executive director of a state high school athletic association in the country to blog on a regular basis, and he posts entries on our website every Tuesday and Friday with his thoughts about high school sports throughout the summer.
Here are his entries from last week:
Nov. 29 - Attending To Football - "I very much doubt that the absence of football would have improved my life or the schools and communities I’ve been a part of. It’s a sport that needs our attention, not its extinction."
Nov. 26 - Mixed Messages - "The public is getting mixed messages about school-sponsored football. The problem of college and professional football is not the problem of school-sponsored football."
You can Jack's blog follow through the home page
of the MHSAA Website, or go directly to the current archives page by clicking here
SUBMITTING INFORMATION FOR THE MHSAA RECORD BOOK
- When submitting information for the MHSAA Record Book, please remember that some form of documentation is required, and the best forms of documentation are the scoresheet from a game, the season-ending statistics sheet for a season record, and the season-ending stats sheets for each season a young person plays for career marks. News accounts of a record being set are good backs-ups, but especially for career and season marks, the paper trail is necessary.
We don't have the staff to chase down potential records. Please be sure a submission is complete when you contact us.
HEAD TO THE MEDIA INFORMATION PAGE - The number of calls we get weekly from media members looking for information could be saved by just clicking on the Media Information page of the MHSAA Website. It is the jumping-off point for everything from credentials to tournament information specifically for the media. You an also make a quick jump to key information by going to the black box at the bottom of many pages of the MHSAA Website.
Here's a list of important links that will also help you find media information from the MHSAA:
John Johnson, MHSAA Communications Director
Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator