Entries for 'Geoff Kimmerly'

December 02, 2011
Road Trip

We love maps, probably because we spend a lot of time with them during our travels across our great state.

To continue on with the transition theme from fall to winter, here’s a look at the road trip our Home Team Marketing representatives took this week.  

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December 02, 2011

So long, Fall. Welcome, Winter.

We're in the midst of leaving the former behind and jumping into the latter, and the stories I found this week go along with that theme.

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November 29, 2011
A Day in the Life of High School Sports

A pile of shoes clutters a doorway. A man teaches algebra to 9th-graders who have the weekend on their minds. A woman screenprints another T-shirt in her basement. A man brooms dead flies from a countertop.

Riverting scenes, for sure.

Yet, people around Michigan pay $5 for these, and other activities on a routine basis, weekend after weekend, during the school year without knowing it. Until now.

Join us for a day (or two) in the life of high school sports.

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November 28, 2011
Football Playoffs: Finals in Review (with videos)

Game over. But what a way to finish.

How should we end a four-month MHSAA football season? With 26 hours worth of Finals over the course of two days, viewable from the comfy confines of Detroit's Ford Field.

Following are my final takes from our Finals weekend.

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November 26, 2011
Division 3 Football Final: Eaglets Fly Again

Five times since its most recent MHSAA football championship, Orchard Lake St. Mary returned to the championship game – and lost.

Saturday night there was no stopping the Eaglets – or their running attack – at the Division 3 Final at Ford Field.

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November 26, 2011
Division 5 Football Final: Powers Up

The final night of September was cold, wet and especially disappointing for Flint Powers Catholic.

Chargers coach Bob Buckel sensed that frustration as the bus rolled to to a stop after 6-0 loss and then silent ride home from Davison. Powers already was 2-3 heading into that game and needing to win out to guarantee a playoff spot.

The last eight games became unofficial playoff games for the Chargers. And they won them all.

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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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