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Schools Set Event Record on MHSAA.TV – MHSAA Network Returns To Fennville

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 6 – The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s student-driven side of its video website – MHSAA.tv – has set a new record for events produced.

Through last Saturday (Feb. 4), the Student Broadcast Program had posted 1,488 events of all types of athletic and non-athletic events occurring between the 65 schools involved in the program.   Last week was one of the busiest weeks on record, with 86 events – 39 of them athletic events; the remainder programs ranging from daily announcements and news; to pep rallies, to how-to videos on scheduling classes, and signing day celebrations.  Last year’s student-produced events totaled 1,479 over the entire school year.

The Student Broadcast Program gives schools an opportunity to spread the word about all kinds of activities; gives students a taste of producing television-like programs; and also provides an opportunity for schools to attract new revenue support streams. 

This week’s MHSAA Network Game Night coverage features a Southwestern Athletic Conference boys basketball game as North Division leader Bloomingdale travels to Fennville on Friday (Feb. 10).  It will be Hall of Fame Night at Fennville High School, where Wes Leonard, a standout multi-sport athlete who died following a basketball game last March, will be inducted. The MHSAA Network will stream the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies live on the MHSAA.tv website at approximately 6:45 p.m. The ceremony will take place between the junior varsity and the varsity contests.

Game Night on the MHSAA Network this week features a boys basketball game pitting two of the state’s top-ranked teams in the respective classes – Muskegon Heights at Romulus.

For media outlets in Comcast service areas, here are the day by day listings for the coming week of MHSAA Network programming on Channel 900.  We would appreciate it if you could run at least the Wednesday and Thursday listings, as they are the first air times for new content each week:

February 8
7 p.m. - Boys Basketball - Muskegon Heights at Romulus - Taped 2-3-12 - MHSAA Game Night Coverage
9:30 p.m. - Ice Hockey - Dearborn Divine Child v. Dearborn Unified - Taped 2-4-12

February 9
9 a.m. - Boys Basketball - Muskegon Heights at Romulus - Taped 2-3-12 - MHSAA Game Night Coverage
8 p.m. - Girls Basketball - Onsted at Dundee - Taped 2-2-12

February 10
9 a.m. - Girls Basketball - Onsted at Dundee - Taped 2-2-12

February 11
Noon - Boys Basketball - Walled Lake Central at Walled Lake Northern - Taped 1-17-12
3 p.m. -  Ice Hockey - Dearborn Divine Child v. Dearborn Unified - Taped 2-4-12
10 p.m. - Wrestling - Grand Ledge at Holt - Taped 2-1-12

February 12
9 a.m. - Ice Hockey - Dearborn Divine Child v. Dearborn Unified - Taped 2-4-12
Noon - Wrestling - Grand Ledge at Holt - Taped 2-1-12
3 p.m. - Girls Basketball - Onsted at Dundee - Taped 2-2-12
7 p.m. - Boys Basketball - Muskegon Heights at Romulus - Taped 2-3-12 - MHSAA Game Night Coverage

February 13
9 a.m. - Boys Basketball - Muskegon Heights at Romulus - Taped 2-3-12 - MHSAA Game Night Coverage

Each week’s featured games will be available for on-demand viewing on the MHSAA.tv Website the day after their initial playback on Comcast; and a number of events will be available for Comcast subscribers to watch through its Xfinity Video On Demand service.  Here’s the current listings for MHSAA Network content on Xfinity Video On Demand:

Available January 27 Through February 13
Girls Basketball - Grand Haven at Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Girls Basketball - Rochester v. Rochester Adams
Boys Basketball - Hudsonville at Muskegon
Boys Basketball - Rochester v. Rochester Adams
Wrestling - Brighton v. Battle Creek Lakeview
Boys Basketball - Carsonville-Port Sanilac at Brown City
Ice Hockey - Trenton v. Detroit Catholic Central
Girls Basketball - Clawson at Sterling Heights

Available February 13 to March 5
Boys Basketball – Gibraltar Carlson at Taylor Truman
Wrestling – Hartland at Brighton
Girls Basketball – Napoleon at Michigan Center
Girls Basketball – New Boston Huron at Grosse Ile
Boys Basketball – East Detroit at Utica
Ice Hockey – Jackson Lumen Christi vs. Eastside Stars (Haslett, Williamston, Bath, East Lansing, Laingsburg)
Ice Hockey – DeWitt/St. Johns vs. Okemos
Boys Basketball – Walled Lake Central at Walled Lake Northern

Weekdays at 3 p.m., you can tune in MHSAA action from past seasons on Comcast Channel 900.  Here’s the upcoming schedule for MHSAA Classics:

Feb. 6 - Girls Basketball - Redford Bishop Borgess vs. Lansing Catholic Central - MHSAA 1995 Class C Finals
Feb. 7 - Ice Hockey - Trenton vs. Marquette - MHSAA 1995 Class A Finals
Feb. 8 - Wrestling - 1996 MHSAA Division 3 Lower Peninsula Individual Finals
Feb. 9 - Boys Basketball - Southfield Lathrup vs. Saginaw - MHSAA 1996 Class A Finals
Feb. 10 - Girls Competitive Cheer - 1997 MHSAA Class A Finals

Feb. 13 - Girls Basketball - Birmingham Marian v. Grand Rapids Christian - MHSAA 1997 Class A Finals
Feb. 14 - Wrestling - 1996 MHSAA Division 1 & 2 Lower Peninsula Individual Finals
Feb. 15 - Wrestling - 1996 MHSAA Division 3 & 4 Lower Peninsula Individual Finals
Feb. 16 - Girls Competitive Cheer - 1998 MHSAA Class B Finals
Feb. 17 - Girls Basketball - Flint Powers Catholic vs. Detroit Country Day - MHSAA 1999 Class B Finals

Feb. 20 - Girls Competitive Cheer - 1998 MHSAA Class C-D Finals
Feb. 21 - Boys Basketball - Covert vs. Marion - MHSAA 2001 Class D Finals
Feb. 22 - Girls Basketball - Flint Powers Catholic vs. Detroit Country Day - MHSAA 2001 Class B Finals
Feb. 23 - Girls Basketball - Lansing Christian vs. Portland St. Patrick - MHSAA 2004 Class D Finals
Feb. 24 - Boys Basketball - Detroit Rogers vs. Bellaire - MHSAA 2005 Class D Finals

Feb. 27 - Boys Basketball - Ann Arbor Pioneer vs. Jackson - MHSAA 2009 Class A Districts
Feb. 28 - Girls Basketball - Benton Harbor vs. Lake Orion - MHSAA 2009 Class A Semifinals
Feb. 29 - Ice Hockey - Big Rapids vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep - MHSAA 2009 Division 3 Semifinals

The complete schedule of upcoming MHSAA Network productions on Comcast Channel 900 and the MHSAA.tv website can be found exclusively online by clicking on MHSAA.tv and selecting TV Schedule.  For a comprehensive schedule of MHSAA Finals coverage with all of its broadcasting partners can be found under the MHSAA Network heading on the MHSAA Website.

Here’s where the MHSAA Network cameras will be this week:

February 7
Boys Basketball – Clarkston at Troy
Girls Basketball – Chelsea at Monroe

February 10
Boys Basketball – Bloomingdale at Fennville – MHSAA Game Night Coverage

February 11
Wrestling – MHSAA Division 3 Individual District Finals at Spring Lake

The MHSAA.tv Website is being populated with content from member schools from both peninsulas participating in the Digital Broadcasting Program.  A total of 65 schools are involved in the program from the Big 8 Conference, Big 9 Conference, Detroit Catholic High School League, Charter School Conference, Downriver League, Flint Metro League, Genesee Athletic Conference, Huron League, Kalamazoo Valley Association, Kensington Lakes Activities Association, Macomb Area Conference, Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League, Northwest Conference, Oakland Activities Association, O-K Conference, Saginaw Valley League, Southeastern Conference, Southwestern Athletic Conference, Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference (Big 16), Tri-Valley Conference, West Michigan D League, West-Pac Conference and the Wolverine Conference.

Here are student-produced games posted to the MHSAA.tv Website from last week:

Boys Basketball
Flint Powers Catholic at Davison - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29228
Painesdale-Jeffers at Calumet - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29477
Allegan at Plainwell - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29548
Lawrence at Watervliet - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29484
Grosse Ile at Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29460
Olivet at Kalamazoo Christian - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29459
Manistee Catholic Central at Brethren - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29462
Manistee Catholic Central at Brethren – JV - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29461
Onekama at Brethren - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29292
Onekama at Brethren – JV - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29291
Armada at Croswell-Lexington - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/28712
East Lansing at St. Johns - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29170
Manistee at Brethren - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29158
Manistee at Brethren – JV - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29156
Kalamazoo Central v. Kalamazoo Loy Norrix – First Half - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29565;  Second Half - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29505
Holland West Ottawa at East Kentwood - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29575
East Kentwood at Grand Haven - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29591

Girls Basketball
Allegan at Plainwell - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29547
Flint Powers Catholic at Davison - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29229
Stevensville Lakeshore at Portage Northern - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29539
Lawrence at Watervliet - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29478
Manistee Catholic Central at Brethren - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29385
L’Anse at Calumet - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29397
Durand at Montrose - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29449
Manistee Catholic Central at Brethren - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29384
Marine City at St. Clair Shores Lakeview - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29286
Battle Creek Pennfield at Kalamazoo Central - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29261
Edwardsburg at Plainwell - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29248
St. Johns at East Lansing - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29109
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix vs. Kalamazoo Central (4th Quarter) - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29564

Ice Hockey
Calumet v. Hancock - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29476
St. Clair Shores Lakeview v. Utica Eisenhower - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29341
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood vs. Detroit U-D Jesuit - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/25342
Houghton vs. Calumet - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29377
Wyandotte Roosevelt v. Detroit Catholic Central - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29505
Port Huron Northern at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/25343Grosse Pointe North at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s – Second Period - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/25343

Boys Swimming & Diving
Ypsilanti at Adrian - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/28821

Wrestling
Temperance Bedford at Adrian - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/28820
Brownstown Woodhaven at Gibraltar Carlson - http://www.mhsaa.tv/events/29233

The MHSAA.tv Website registered a record 1.48 million pageviews during the 2010-11 school year.  In addition, there were approximately 400,000 pageviews generated by MHSAA Network content being streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com.  So far this year, MHSAA Network content has generated nearly 685,000 pageviews.

Watch for more schools to begin posting more content in even more sports in the weeks ahead.  Schools interested in becoming a part of the Digital Broadcasting Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.

The MHSAA Network delivers coverage of regular season and MHSAA Tournament competition across multiple platforms  -- cable television, radio and the internet – to fans of high school sports across the state and around the world.  In addition to providing content to cable partners Comcast Television and Fox Sports Detroit, the MHSAA Network features two websites – MHSAA.tv and MHSAANetwork.com – where fans can click to view or listen to content; and a radio network of over 40  stations statewide which annually carry the MHSAA Basketball Finals and the commentary MHSAA Perspective, which airs for 30 weeks during the school year.

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