November 07, 2011
Volleyball: Southfield's Ware on Point

At 15-0, Jade Ware started to realize where Friday’s second game against Southfield might be headed.

At 20-0, her Southfield volleyball coach Dana Cooper did too.

At 23-0, the Bluejays’ fans were about the boil over. Two points later, they did.

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November 07, 2011
Football Playoffs: District Finals in Review

Three weeks remain in this MHSAA football season, and just two for our 8-player teams. That means we’re down to 68 total still practicing and pursuing championships either in two weeks at the Superior Dome or three at Ford Field.

Here’s a look at some of the best from the playoffs' second weekend, plus links to coverage from the biggest games and my take on those to watch in every division this weekend.

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November 07, 2011
(VIDEO) Cross Country: MHSAA Finals at Brooklyn's MIS

The MHSAA Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals were run Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. We followed Breckenridge sophomore Kirsten Olling as she won her second straight Division 4 championship.

She won in 18:02.7, giving her four MHSAA championships so far in her high school career. She also won the 3,200 and 1,600-meter races at last spring's Divsion 4 Track and Field Final.

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November 05, 2011
Soccer: Detroit Domination

One team won an MHSAA title for the first time, another for the first in nearly two decades. And two more added to a significant pile of soccer championship trophies.

But the tie that binds all four of this season's Finals champions is location -- all four are suburban powers near the big city in the southeastern corner of the state.

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November 05, 2011
Cross Country Finals: Dream Finishes

BROOKLYN – West Bloomfield junior Erin Finn said she dreamed of winning an MHSAA cross country championship since she first learned to walk.

But it took a few more seconds Saturday to realize she’d actually done it.

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November 04, 2011
One More Shot at No. 1

Nervousness is part of Spencer Nousain's pre-race preparation.

“I’m scared I’m going to lose,” he said earlier this week, just days before his final high school cross country race -- Saturday's MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final at Michigan International Speedway.

And it seems a little odd, considering his resume.

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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

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