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MHSAA Network Coverage – Week of September 17

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Sept. 18 - There's always fresh content to watch each week on the home page of the MHSAA.tv website.  Two games from the School Broadcasting Program are being featured each week, along with a package of highlights from the previous week, and a new MHSAA Classic game from year’s past is placed center stage for fans to relive again.

This week's Best Of series games are:
- Boys Soccer - Spring Lake at Ludington - Produced by Ludington High School
- Football - Goodrich at Montrose - Produced by Montrose High School

This week's MHSAA.TV Highlights features clips of the Goodrich-Montrose, Marlette-Hillman, Owosso-St. Johns and Vermontville Maple Valley-Kalamazoo Christian football games, and a Big North girls volleyball match between Traverse City West and Petoskey.

This week's MHSAA Classic is the 1994 Class B Football Final between Belding and Detroit Country Day, which is still the highest-scoring final game of all time, with Belding mounting a comeback to win, 50-41.

School Broadcast Program on MHSAA.tv

Here’s the schedule of schools planning to cover varsity athletic events, which will be available at MHSAA.tv shortly after each game’s conclusion (As of Sept. 17):

Mackinaw City at Ellsworth - Girls Volleyball - Tuesday
Fife Lake Forest Area at Onaway - Girls Volleyball - Tuesday
Hancock at Calumet - Football - Friday
Kalkaska at Charlevoix - Football - Friday
Cheboygan at Petoskey - Football - Friday
Atlanta at AuGres-Sims - Football - Friday
Birch Run at North Branch - Football - Friday
Flint Northwestern at Davison - Football - Friday

Through last Saturday (Sept. 15), the Student Broadcast Program had posted 115 events of all types of athletic and non-athletic events occurring between the schools involved in the program since the beginning o f the school year.  There were 38 productions last week – 25 of them athletic events; the remainder programs ranging from daily announcements and news; to school board meetings.  Last year’s student-produced events totaled 2,474 over the entire school year.

Over 70 schools are involved in the School Broadcasting Program.  Schools interested in becoming a part of the program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.

MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on FOX Sports Detroit

Every Friday at Midnight is MHSAA Football Friday Overtime on FOX Sports Detroit.  Mickey York and Rob Rubick return to host the weekly 30-minute highlights show.  An encore presentation takes place Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m.   Here’s where the FFOT cameras are scheduled to be this week:

Detroit Pershing at Detroit Douglass
Detroit Cass Tech at Orchard Lake St. Mary's
Clawson at Clinton Township Clintondale
Utica Eisenhower at Macomb Dakota
Dundee at Ida
Milan at Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

PLUS - Two games from schools involved in the MHSAA Student Broadcasting Program:
Birch Run at North Branch
Greenville at Cedar Springs

PlayOn! Sports coverage on Xfinity

PlayOn! Sports, an MHSAA Network television partner, will be in Holland on Friday (Sept. 14) for an O-K Conference crossover game between Dearborn and Dearborn Fordson.  It’s the fifth of 13 games that will be featured each week by Xfinity on various platforms.

Each week’s featured game will be presented by Xfinity to viewers on Comcast Channel 900 on the following Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m.; and Sunday at 6 p.m.  The games will be online for Xfinity subscribers at Xfinity.com/HighSchoolSports, and highlights will also be available on the Xfinity on Demand service.  Here’s the upcoming football schedule:

Week 6 - Holland West Ottawa at Rockford, Sept. 28
Week 7 – Grosse Pointe South at Grosse Pointe North, Oct. 5 – SCHEDULE CHANGE
Week 8 - Riverview at Grosse Ile, Oct. 12
Week 9 - Lowell at Grand Rapids Christian, Oct. 19

In addition, one game each week during the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs will also be presented; and three additional fall events will also be featured.

MHSAA Perspective

Now in its eighth season is the radio commentary MHSAA Perspective, which will air on over 60 radio stations across the state, generally during the local broadcasts of high school games.  The program runs for 30 weeks through the end of the winter sports season.  MHSAA Perspective can also be accessed from the home page of the MHSAA Website. 

This week’s show:  Five For Fifty  - ListenDownload - This week's edition of Perspective recalls the night Holland's Tom Essenburg set a state record with five interceptions against Muskegon Heights back in 1962.  A record which turns 50 this week.

Stations carrying MHSAA Perspective are:

Adrian - WABJ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.
Alma - WQBX-FM (104.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Alpena - WATZ-AM (1450) – Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.; Halftime of basketball game broadcasts
Alpena – WKJZ-FM (94.9) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Bay City – Great Lakes Sports Network – GreatLakesSportsNetwork.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WATT-AM (1240) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Cadillac - WKAD-FM (93.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Coldwater – WTVB-AM (1590) – Halftime of game broadcasts; Saturday morning weeks of no games
Dearborn — Press & Guide - MIPrepZone.com/Dearborn - Halftime of game broadcasts
Deckerville - ThumbTailgater.com - Halftime of game broadcasts
East Lansing - WVFN-AM (730) – Between football game broadcasts and scoreboard show
Escanaba – WCHT-AM (600) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Escanaba – WDBC-AM (680) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WYKX-FM (104.7) – Halftime of Escanaba High School games
Escanaba – WUPF-FM (107.3)
Ferrysburg – WMPA-FM (93.1) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Gaylord - WMJZ-FM (101.5)
Grand Haven – WGHN-FM (92.1) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Haven – WGHN-AM (1370) - 6:40 p.m. on Football Fridays; approximately 5:50 and 7 p.m. prior to basketball games
Grand Rapids - WBBL-FM (107.3) – Between games broadcast and scoreboard show
Grand Rapids - WTKG-AM (1230) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grand Rapids – MichiganSportsRadio.com – Halftime of game broadcasts
Grayling - WGRY-FM (100.3)
Hancock – WMPL-AM (920) – Pregame of football, halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Hancock – WKMJ-FM (93.5) – Pregame of football, halftime of basketball, first intermission of hockey game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB-FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WHTC-AM (1450) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Holland - WYVN-FM (92.7) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton - WHKB FM (102.3) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Houghton – WCCY-AM (1400)- Halftime of game broadcasts
Iron Mountain – WZNL-FM (94.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ironwood -- WJMS-AM (590) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Ishpeming – WUPG-FM (96.7)
Jackson - WIBM AM (1450) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Jackson - WKHM AM (970) - 8:35 a.m. Saturday mornings; Halftime of game broadcasts
Kalamazoo – WQLR-AM (1660) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Manistique - WPIQ-FM (92.7) – 6 p.m. on game nights
Manistique - WTIQ-AM (1490) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Marquette - WUPT-FM (100.3)
Marquette – WNGE-FM (99.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Midland – WMPX-AM (1490) - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Clemens — Macomb Daily- MIPrepZone.com/Macomb - Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WCZY-FM (104.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Mt. Pleasant – WMMI-AM (830) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Munising – WRUP-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Munising – WQXO-AM (1400) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WLCS-FM (98.3) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Muskegon - WVIB-FM (100.1) - Pregame of game broadcasts
Negaunee - WKQS-FM (101.9) – Pregame of game broadcasts
Newberry - WMJT-FM (96.7)
Newberry – WNBY-AM (1450) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Pinconning - WLUN-FM (100.9) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Pontiac - The Oakland Press - MIPrepZone.com/Oakland – Halftime of game broadcasts
Roscommon – WQON-FM (101.1)Sault Ste. Marie – WMKD-FM  – (105.5) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sault Ste Marie – WSOO-AM (1230) – Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
South Haven – WCSY-FM (103.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Southgate — The News-Herald - MIPrepZone.com/Downriver - Halftime of game broadcasts
St. Joseph – WSJM-AM (1400) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Sturgis - WBET-AM (1230)  – Halftime of game broadcasts; during Sportstalk Saturday
Sturgis - WBET-FM (99.3)  – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City - WKJC-FM (104.7) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Tawas City – WQLB-FM (103.3) – Halftime of game broadcasts
Zeeland - WPNW-AM (1260) – Halftime of football, pregame of basketball game broadcasts, Saturdays at 7:30 a.m.

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