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Winter Television Package Begins With Weekly Games On Xfinity

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com  

 

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 3 –  The winter sports season on the MHSAA Network is already underway with school-created content on MHSAA.tv, and this week marks the beginning of coverage on Xfinity with an Ice Hockey game between Gibraltar Carlson and perennial powerhouse Trenton on Friday (Jan. 4).

Approximately 60 schools are involved in the School Broadcast Program, which is in its fourth year.  Since the beginning of the school year, Michigan schools have produced 1,094 events, second only to Georgia’s 1,419 among the 21 states on the PlayOn! Sports platform (playonsports.com).  In 2011-12, student-produced events totaled 2,474 over the entire school year.

Here’s the schedule of schools planning to cover games this weekend, which will be available at MHSAA.tv shortly after each game’s conclusion:

Thursday, Jan. 3
L’Anse at Calumet – Girls Basketball

Friday, Jan. 4
Hillman at AuGres-Sims – Girls Basketball
Elk Rapids at Charlevoix – Girls Basketball
Newberry at Rogers City – Girls Basketball
Novi at Calumet – Ice Hockey
Elk Rapids at Charlevoix – Boys Basketball
Sault Ste. Marie at Petoskey – Boys Basketball

Saturday, Jan. 5
Brighton at Calumet – Ice Hockey

Monday, Jan. 7
Ontonagon at Calumet – Boys Basketball

Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast  Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.

On Friday, PlayOn! Sports, an MHSAA Network television partner, will be at the Kennedy Arena in Trenton the Gibraltar Carlson-Trenton ice hockey game.  It’s the first of 17 winter events that will be featured weekly by Xfinity on various platforms.  The Carlson-Trenton game will air on Tuesday (Jan. 8 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; on Wednesday (Jan. 9) at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; on Jan. 12 at 8 a.m.; and Jan. 13 at Noon.

Each week’s games, featuring schools from Wayne County and the O-K Conference in West Michigan, will generally be presented by Xfinity to viewers on Comcast Channel 900 on the following Tuesday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with additional replays throughout the week.  The games will be online for Xfinity subscribers at Xfinity.com/HighSchoolSports, and highlights will also be available on the Xfinity on Demand service.  Here’s the complete winter schedule:

Gibraltar Carlson v. Trenton – Ice Hockey – Jan. 4
Muskegon Mona Shores v. East Kentwood – Ice Hockey – Jan. 9
Dearborn Heights Annapolis at Dearborn Heights Crestwood – Boys Basketball – Jan. 11
Hudsonville Unity Christian at Holland Christian – Boys Basketball – Jan. 15
Allen Park at Southgate Anderson – Boys Basketball – Jan. 17
Redford Thurston at Dearborn Edsel Ford – Girls Basketball – Jan. 22
Salem at Northville – Boys Basketball – Jan. 25
Lincoln Park at Wyandotte Roosevelt – Boys Basketball – Jan. 29
New Boston Huron at Flat Rock – Girls Basketball – Jan. 31
Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League Showcase – Two Games – Feb. 9
Detroit Public School League Boys Basketball Finals – Two Games – Feb. 15
Grand Rapids Christian at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern – Girls & Boys Basketball – Feb. 19
MHSAA Girls Basketball District Semifinal – Two Games – Site TBA – Feb. 27

In its eighth season this week is the radio commentary MHSAA Perspective, which airs on over 60 radio stations 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.  Stations carrying MHSAA Perspective are:

Adrian - WABJ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.
Alma - WQBX-FM (104.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena - WATZ-AM (1450) – Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Halftime of basketball game broadcasts
Alpena – WKJZ-FM (94.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Bay City – Great Lakes Sports Network – GreatLakesSportsNetwork.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WATT-AM (1240) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WKAD-FM (93.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Coldwater – WTVB-AM (1590) – Halftime of game broadcasts; Saturday morning weeks of no games
Dearborn — Press & Guide - MIPrepZone.com/Dearborn - Halftime of game broadcasts
Deckerville - ThumbTailgater.com - Halftime of game broadcasts
East Lansing - WVFN-AM (730)
Escanaba – WCHT-AM (600) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Escanaba – WDBC-AM (680) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WYKX-FM (104.7) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WUPF-FM (107.3)
Ferrysburg – WMPA-FM (93.1) - 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Gaylord - WMJZ-FM (101.5)
Grand Haven – WGHN-FM (92.1) - 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Haven – WGHN-AM (1370) - 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Rapids - WBBL-FM (107.3) – Between games broadcast and scoreboard show
Grand Rapids - WTKG-AM (1230) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grand Rapids – MichiganSportsRadio.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grayling - WGRY-FM (100.3)
Hancock – WMPL-AM (920) – Halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Hancock – WKMJ-FM (93.5) – Halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB-FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WHTC-AM (1450) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WYVN-FM (92.7) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton – WCCY-AM (1400)- Halftime of game broadcasts
Iron Mountain – WZNL-FM (94.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ironwood -- WJMS-AM (590) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ishpeming – WUPG-FM (96.7)
Jackson - WIBM AM (1450) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Jackson - WKHM AM (970) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Kalamazoo – WQLR-AM (1660) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Manistique - WPIQ-FM (92.7) – 6 p.m. on game nights
Manistique - WTIQ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Marquette - WUPT-FM (100.3)
Marquette – WNGE-FM (99.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Midland – WMPX-AM (1490) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Clemens — Macomb Daily- MIPrepZone.com/Macomb - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WCZY-FM (104.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WMMI-AM (830) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Munising – WRUP-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Munising – WQXO-AM (1400) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WLCS-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WVIB-FM (100.1) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Negaunee - WKQS-FM (101.9) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Newberry - WMJT-FM (96.7)
Newberry – WNBY-AM (1450) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Niles - Southwest Michigan Sports.com
Pinconning - WLUN-FM (100.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Pontiac - The Oakland Press - MIPrepZone.com/Oakland – Halftime of game broadcasts
Roscommon – WQON-FM (101.1)
Sault Ste. Marie – WMKD-FM  – (105.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sault Ste Marie – WSOO-AM (1230) – Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
South Haven – WCSY-FM (103.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Southgate — The News-Herald - MIPrepZone.com/Downriver - Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-AM (1400) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis - WBET-AM (1230)  – Halftime of game broadcasts; during Sportstalk Saturday
Sturgis - WBET-FM (99.3)  – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City - WKJC-FM (104.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City – WQLB-FM (103.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Zeeland - WPNW-AM (1260) – Pregame of basketball game broadcasts, Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.

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