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MHSAA.TV Has Big North Girls Showdown

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 9 – A game which will have a big impact on the Big North Conference girls basketball race heads the slate of events which can been seen live over the next week on a subscription basis on MHSAA.tv, produced by students involved in the MHSAA’s School Broadcast Program 

Alpena will host Traverse City Central on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., and heading into this week’s play, the Wildcats have a half-game lead on the Trojans in the Big North standings.  Alpena begins the week at 8-1 in the BNC and is 11-5 overall, while Central is 7-1 in league play and 8-6 in all games.  Alpena’s only league loss came at Traverse City Central on Jan. 8, 51-27. 

In its seventh year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by  creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events; with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics.  

The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.  

All sporting events – Live or On-Demand - are available on a subscription basis only for their first 72 hours online.  They become available for free, on-demand viewing approximately 72 hours following their completion. 

Here’s the schedule of School Broadcast Program members planning to stream athletic competition this week for broadcast at MHSAA.tv.  On-Demand listings may be available as soon as one hour following an event’s completion.  (List as of Feb. 8): 

Tuesday, February 9

Wednesday, February 10

Thursday, February 11

Friday, February 12

Saturday, February 13

Monday, February 15

Tuesday, February 16

Wednesday, February 17

Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office. 

This week's edition of This Week In High School Sports features Benton Harbor girls basketball standout Kysre Gondrezick, acknowledges our Michigan Army National Guard Performer of the week, passes out two Game Balls, discusses the art of officiating on Be The Referee, and finishes with commentary about a powerful message one coach gave his team about respecting the National Anthem.  For a complete list of complete list of outlets carrying the program, and to listen to archived programs, visit the This Week In High School Sports page of the MHSAA Website. 

Weekly highlights from games produced by participants in the MHSAA's School Broadcast Program are back for another school year on MHSAA.tv.  This week's highlights include a girls basketball games between Coopersville at Comstock Park and boys basketball games between Athens at Concord and St. Johns at Mt. Pleasant.  To join the School Broadcast Program, contact us at media@mhsaa.com for more information. 

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