November 23, 2011
Football: Final Countdown

Ford Field, here we come.

The 37th MHSAA Football Finals need little more introduction than that. Over nearly four months, more than 600 teams were boiled down to 256, with that field then cut in half every week for a month as a fortunate few continued on in hopes of winning the top prize in Michigan high school football.

Sixteen weeks after practice began, 16 teams have that opportunity.

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November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving week means a short one for most -- and more time for family, shopping, relaxation, watching the MHSAA Football Finals and hopefully a little additional reading.

Here are some suggestions from the last week and as we get ready to leave the fall and jump into the winter sports season.

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November 21, 2011
Football Playoffs: Semifinals in Review

It’s always hard to wave good-bye to another high school football season.

But stories of this fall’s playoffs will no doubt be retold a few times this winter thanks to one of the most memorable Semifinals weekends in recent memory,

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November 20, 2011

Two 2010 MHSAA swimming and diving runners-up took the final step and claimed first-ever championships at Saturday’s Finals in Holland and Rochester.

The third MHSAA champion, Farmington HIlls Mercy, added a fifth-straight title despite moving up to Division 1 and a less familiar group of competitors in Ypsilanti. 

A total of 12 records fell at the three Finals, including a few times that were the fastest in MHSAA Finals history, regardless of meet.

Read on to find out who claimed all three team championships and all the broken records.

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November 19, 2011
Volleyball Finals: Instant Classics

Alexis Huntey will now be in the conversation when sister Ashley reminisces about her MHSAA Class C Volleyball title in 2007.

The 6-2 senior outside hitter led Morley-Stanwood to the school's second championship Saturday, and the first since her older sister helped the Mohawks to their only other title four years ago against Ubly.

She’s one of the heroes of Saturday’s MHSAA Finals at Kellogg Arena. We’ve got highlights from all four games, and some of the stories behind them.

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November 19, 2011
(VIDEO) Road to Marquette

Rapid River and Carsonville-Port Sanilac are 382 miles apart, but they faced off Saturday to decide the inaugural MHSAA 8-player Football Final at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome. 

Take a quick ride with us over Mackinaw Bridge, past Rapid River High School, and into the Dome -- and hear from both coaches -- as we give you some of the sights and sounds surrounding the Tigers' 59-20 victory.

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Geoff Kimmerly

Geoff Kimmerly joined the Michigan High School Athletic Association in September 2011 after nearly 12 years as Prep Sports Editor at the Lansing State Journal. His work also has appeared in USA Today and newspapers across the state, and he served as a state voter for The Associated Press.

A native of Frankenmuth and graduate of Michigan State, Kimmerly serves as the MHSAA's Media & Content Coordinator. Have some good high school news to share? Help us tell the rest of the state by e-mailing your story ideas to geoff@mhsaa.com.

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