Contact:  John Johnson or Andy Frushour        
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich.  – Aug. 10 –  High school sports fans looking to feed their insatiable appetite for scores and schedules of their favorite teams and Michigan High School Athletic Association Tournament results will love what the MHSAA brings to the table in time for the 2011-12 school year.

The MHSAA is among the first high school associations in the country to offer a mobile app to its varied constituents and the general public.  The free MHSAA Mobile App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, or Android Market websites. Just search for “MHSAA.”

While the app offers all the functionality that visitors to MHSAA.com enjoy, it’s the ability to customize scores and schedules that really spices up this app.  Using iPhones or Androids, users can select their favorite schools and sports to receive schedules and scores, or help the MHSAA by submitting information for a school. 

Take a wrong turn on your way to an away game? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there as well.  Using the school information and maps features of the Mobile App, you can look up school information such as school address and phone numbers.  You can even download a Google map, with turn-by-turn directions to the school.  

Do you have a lot of teams to keep track of?  The MHSAA Mobile App also links to your MHSAA.com account, where you can group your favorite teams using the “My Teams” feature.  Using “My Teams” puts favorite teams at your fingertips, so you will always know what’s happening with your favorite school.

The app also has an “MHSAA Connect” feature, which provides a direct link to the MHSAA’s Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube channel. This feature falls in line with the growing trend favoring apps over websites to deliver social media content.   In addition to “MHSAA Connect,” the Mobile App also provides quick access to Jack Roberts’ “From the Director” blog , and MHSAA press releases. 

The MHSAA Mobile App will also be available soon for Blackberry users.

The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by over 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition.  No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools.  Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.


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