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L.P. Boys Swimming & Diving Finals Finals Air Saturday On FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS; MHSAA Network Listings For Week of April 30

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – April 30 – Winter coverage of Michigan High School Athletic Association championship on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS wraps up on Saturday (May 5) with the premier showing of the Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals beginning at Noon.

FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS is available on cable carriers statewide.  Satellite providers like DISH and DirecTV do not carry tape-delayed FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS programming.  All of these championships will also be available on Comcast Channel 900 after their initial airing on PLUS.

Saturday’s programs on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS will feature the consolation and championship heats in  each event in each division.  Here’s the schedule:

•  Noon – Division 1 Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals

•  2:30 p.m. – Division 2 Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals

•  5 p.m. – Division 3 Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals

Spring sports action continues this week on cable, along with reairs of the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals on Comcast Channel 900. 

Here are the day by day listings for MHSAA Network programming in the coming week.  All programs are on Comcast Channel 900 unless otherwise indicated:

May 2
7 p.m. - Boys Lacrosse - Birmingham Brother Rice at Detroit Catholic Central - Taped 4-24-12
9:30 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Grandville at East Kentwood - Taped 4-27-12

May 3
9 a.m. - Boys Lacrosse - Birmingham Brother Rice at Detroit Catholic Central - Taped 4-24-12
8 p.m. - Boys Lacrosse - Troy Athens at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central - Taped 4-28-12

May 4
9 a.m. - Boys Lacrosse - Troy Athens at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central - Taped 4-28-12

May 5
Noon - Boys Swimming & Diving - MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals - FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS
Noon - Individual Wrestling - MHSAA Division 1 Finals
2:30 p.m. - Boys Swimming & Diving - MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Finals - FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS
3 p.m. - Individual Wrestling - MHSAA Division 2 Finals
5 p.m. - Boys Swimming & Diving - MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals - FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS
7 p.m. - Individual Wrestling - MHSAA Division 3 Finals
9:30 p.m. - Individual Wrestling - MHSAA Division 4 Finals

May 6
9 a.m. - Girls Lacrosse - South Lyon Unified at Brighton - Taped 4-23-12
Noon - Boys Lacrosse - Troy Athens at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central - Taped 4-28-12
3 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Grandville at East Kentwood - Taped 4-27-12
7 p.m. - Girls Lacrosse - South Lyon Unified at Brighton - Taped 4-23-12

May 7
9 a.m. - MHSAA Winter Super Show - Highlights of MHSAA Championships in Bowling, Gymnastics, Skiing, Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving

May 9
7 p.m. - Softball - Mason at Eaton Rapids-Game 1 - Taped 5-1-12 - MHSAA Game Night Coverage
9:30 p.m. - Softball - Mason at Eaton Rapids-Game 2 - Taped 5-1-12 - 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 April 23 to May 7
Team Wrestling - Hudson vs. Shelby - MHSAA Division 4 Final
Team Wrestling - Dundee vs. Richmond - MHSAA Division 3 Final
Team Wrestling - Lowell vs. St. Johns - MHSAA Division 2 Final
Team Wrestling - Detroit Catholic Central vs. Oxford - MHSAA Division 1 Final
Girls Competitive Cheer - MHSAA Division 1 Final
Girls Competitive Cheer - MHSAA Division 2 Final
Girls Competitive Cheer - MHSAA Division 3 Final
Girls Competitive Cheer - MHSAA Division 4 Final

Available April 30 to May 15
Boys Lacrosse – Okemos at Haslett/Williamston
Girls Lacrosse – Brighton at Hartland
Girls Lacrosse – East Grand Rapids at Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Girls Soccer – Grand Blanc at Rochester Adams
Boys Lacrosse – Rochester Hills Stoney Creek at West Bloomfield
Girls Soccer – Holly at East Lansing
Girls Soccer – Caledonia at Grandville

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.

Spring sports coverage is underway.  Here’s where the MHSAA Network cameras will be in the coming week:

May 1
Softball – Mason at Eaton Rapids

May 2
Girls Lacrosse – Grand Rapids Catholic Central at Rockford

May 4
Boys Lacrosse – Saline at Troy Athens

May 8
Boys Lacrosse – Rockford at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

The MHSAA.tv Website is being populated with content from member schools from both peninsulas participating in the Digital Broadcasting Program.  Over 50 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:

Girls Soccer
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern at East Lansing - http://www.mhsaa.tv/eastlansing/events/34117
Spring Lake at Rockford - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/33972
Grand Rapids Creston at Greenville - http://www.mhsaa.tv/greenville/events/33898
Lake Odessa Lakewood at Greenville – JV - http://www.mhsaa.tv/greenville/events/33897

Girls Lacrosse
East Grand Rapids at Rockford - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/34208
Caledonia at Rockford - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/33856

Softball
Grand Haven at Rockford - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/33975

Track & Field
Eaton Rapids at Mason - http://www.mhsaa.tv/mason/events/34020
Chelsea at Mason - http://www.mhsaa.tv/mason/events/34014

Through last Saturday (April 28), the Student Broadcast Program had posted 2,190 events of all types of athletic and non-athletic events occurring between the schools involved in the program.  There were 64 productions last week – ten of them athletic events; the remainder programs ranging from daily announcements and news; to concerts, and speeches.  Last year’s student-produced events totaled 1,479 over the entire school year.

The MHSAA.tv Website has already set a new viewership record through the Fall and Winter sports seasons with 1.59 million pageviews during the 2011-12 school year as of April 29, surpassing the previous record of 1.48 million pageviews during the entire 2010-11 school year.  Over 950,000 pageviews took place during Winter tournaments, when live streaming of the Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals, Team Dual Wrestling Finals, Individual Wrestling Finals, Girls Competitive Cheer Finals, Ice Hockey Semifinals, Girls Basketball Semifinals and Boys Basketball Semifinals took place.

In addition, a record 456,260 pageviews have been generated by MHSAA Network content being streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com, bringing the total to date to 2,050,705.  For the entire 2010-11 school year, there were approximately 400,000 pageviews of live streaming MHSAA Network content on FoxSportsDetroit.com, bringing the total for that year to 1.88 million.  In 2009-10, MHSAA.tv had 1.13 million pageviews.

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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