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Lacrosse Finals Video Streams Saturday

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com 

EAST LANSING, Mich. – June 4 – Another weekend of live MHSAA Championship action online takes place Saturday (June 9)  video streaming of the Boys and Girls Lacrosse Finals at MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com.

Coverage begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with live coverage of the Division 1 Girls and Division 2 Boys Finals; followed at 4:30 p.m. by the Division 2 Girls and Division 1 Boys championships games.  The Girls Finals will be played at Rockford High School, while the Boys Finals take place at Birmingham Seaholm.

These games will next on June 17 on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS, with the Boys Division 1 finale at Noon; the Boys Division 2 title tilt at 2 p.m.; the Division 1 Girls game at 4 p.m.; and the Division 2 Girls championship at 6 p.m.

The MHSAA Network continues its coverage of spring sports tournaments this week on Comcast Channel 900.   The Game Night Team will be at Trenton High School on Tuesday (June 5) to cover a pair of Regional Semifinal games in the MHSAA Division 2 Girls Soccer Tournament – with sixth-ranked Dexter taking on second-ranked Livonia Ladywood in the first game, and Ferndale playing Trenton in the second contest.  These games will air on June 13.

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:

June 6
7 p.m. – Boys Lacrosse – Dexter vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12
9:30 p.m. – Boys Lacrosse – Warren DeLaSalle vs. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12

June 7
9 a.m. – Boys Lacrosse – Dexter vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12
8 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Division 4 District Championship at Riverview Gabriel Richard - Taped 6-1-12

June 8
9 a.m. - Girls Soccer - Division 4 District Championship at Riverview Gabriel Richard - Taped 6-1-12

June 9
9 a.m. - Boys Swimming & Division - MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals - Taped 3-10-12
Noon - Girls Soccer - Grandville vs. Grand Haven - Division 1 District Championship at Grandville - Taped 6-1-12
2 p.m. - Girls Lacrosse - MHSAA Division 1 Championship at Rockford - LIVE VIDEO STREAM on MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com
2 p.m. - Boys Lacrosse - MHSAA Division 2 Championship at Birmingham Seaholm - LIVE VIDEO STREAM on MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com
3 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Division 4 District Championship at Riverview Gabriel Richard - Taped 6-1-12
4:30 p.m. - Girls Lacrosse - MHSAA Division 2 Championship at Rockford - LIVE VIDEO STREAM on MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com
4:30 p.m. - Boys Lacrosse - MHSAA Division 1 Championship at Birmingham Seaholm - LIVE VIDEO STREAM on MHSAA.tv and FoxSportsDetroit.com
7 p.m. – Boys Lacrosse – Dexter vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12
9:30 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Grandville vs. Grand Haven - Division 1 District Championship at Grandville - Taped 6-1-12

June 10
9 a.m. - Boys Swimming & Division - MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals - Taped 3-10-12
Noon - Boys Lacrosse – Dexter vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12
3 p.m. - Girls Soccer - Grandville vs. Grand Haven - Division 1 District Championship at Grandville - Taped 6-1-12
7 p.m. - Boys Lacrosse – Warren DeLaSalle vs. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12

June 11
9 a.m. - Boys Lacrosse – Warren DeLaSalle vs. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard – Taped 5-29-12

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 May 25 to June 11
Girls Lacrosse - Grand Rapids Forest Hills Unified vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Boys Lacrosse - Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central vs. Rockford
Baseball - Birmingham Brother Rice vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's - Game 1
Baseball - Birmingham Brother Rice vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary's - Game 2
Boys Lacrosse - Troy Athens vs. Saline
Girls Lacrosse - Rockford vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Available From June 8 to June 25
Boys Lacrosse – Troy Athens vs. Holt
Girls Lacrosse – Brighton vs. Okemos
Girls Lacrosse – Clarkston vs. Waterford United
Girls Lacrosse – Grand Blanc vs. Midland Dow
Girls Soccer – Armada vs. Richmond
Girls Soccer – Auburn Hills Avondale vs. Rochester Adams
Girls Soccer – Rockford vs. Grandville
Girls Soccer – Hudsonville Unity Christian vs. Holland Christian

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:

June 5
Girls Soccer – MHSAA Division 2 Regional at Trenton
Dexter vs. Livonia Ladywood
Ferndale vs. Trenton

June 9
Girls Lacrosse Finals at Rockford  – LIVE VIDEO STREAMING ON MHSAA.tv & FoxSportsDetroit.com
Boys Lacrosse Finals at Birmingham Seaholm  – LIVE VIDEO STREAMING ON MHSAA.tv & FoxSportsDetroit.com

June 12
Softball – MHSAA Quarterfinals at Michigan State University
Division 1 – Portage Northern Regional Winner vs. Novi Regional Winner
Division 3 – Bronson Regional Winner vs. Lansing Catholic Regional Winner

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:

Baseball
Holland West Ottawa vs. Rockford - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/35731

Girls Soccer
Livonia Franklin vs. Garden City - http://www.mhsaa.tv/woodhaven/events/35754
Livonia Franklin vs. Brownstown Woodhaven - http://www.mhsaa.tv/woodhaven/events/35724
Alma vs. Montrose - http://www.mhsaa.tv/montrose/events/35684
Trenton vs. Taylor Kennedy - http://www.mhsaa.tv/trenton/events/35662
Montrose vs. Midland Bullock Creek - http://www.mhsaa.tv/montrose/events/35627

Girls Lacrosse
Holt vs. Grand Rapids Forest Hills United - http://www.mhsaa.tv/rockford/events/35744

Through Sunday (June 3), the Student Broadcast Program had posted 2,546 events of all types of athletic and non-athletic events occurring between the schools involved in the program. There were 42 productions last week – seven of them athletic events; the remainder programs ranging from commencement and awards ceremonies, to daily announcements and news; to concerts, and school board meetings. 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 1.73 million pageviews during the 2011-12 school year as of June 3, 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 458,872 pageviews have been generated by MHSAA Network content being streamed live on FoxSportsDetroit.com, bringing the total to date to 2,193,663. 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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