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Chassell Flashback Feature On MHSAA.TV

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or
media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jan. 17 – Sixty years ago, Chassell High School was in the midst of winning three consecutive MHSAA Class D Boys Basketball titles, and setting a record for consecutive victories with 65.

That record is on the brink of being broken by another U.P. Power – Powers North Central – which won its 63rd consecutive game on Monday (Jan. 16).  The Jets could be playing for the record next Friday – Jan. 27 – in a home game with Bark River-Harris, which would be streamed live on the MHSAA.tv website.

Ten years ago, all of the living members – 13 of 15 – from those Chassell teams were honored at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing during the MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals in its first year of the Legends of the Games program, and FOX Sports Detroit produced a halftime feature about those teams.

The video is available for viewing on the MHSAA.tv website (Click Here to watch) and on the MHSAA Channel on YouTube (Click Here to watch).  Players interviewed on the piece include Don Mattson, who scored 25 points in the 1956 championship win over Portland St. Partick – in which the Panthers scored the last 18 points of the game to win; Donald Jaakkola and John Pyykonen.  You can also read more about Chassell on the Historical Articles page of the MHSAA Website.

Chassell’s 7-2 Girls Basketball team will appear in one of over three dozen games which will have live streaming this week on the MHSAA.tv website, produced by members of the School Broadcast Program.

In its eighth 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 delayed - 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 this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of live video streams available being produced by SBP members:

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Thursday, Jan. 19

Friday, Jan. 20

Saturday, Jan. 21

Monday, Jan. 23

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Be sure to check the Upcoming Events page at MHSAA.tv for schedule additions every day. 

The NFHS Network has announced new pricing for 2016-17, eliminating the Day Pass and lowering the cost of a Month Pass to $9.95.  Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country.  All content becomes available for free, on demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live.  Some schools will also be selling Annual Passes at a discounted rate.  A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.

A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website. 

Fans can also access scores of games in-progress on the NFHS Network website via ScoreStream.  Click on the Scores button in the upper right corner. 

A weekly staple on the MHSAA.tv website and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube is back for another year with highlights of selected games last week produced by members of the Association’s School Broadcast Program.

This week’s highlights package consists of clips of a Boys Basketball game between Gaylord St. Mary’s at Indian River Inland Lakes; a Girls Basketball game pitting Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills at Cedar Springs; and a ice hockey game between Grosse Pointe South at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood.

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

The MHSAA Network’s weekly radio show/podcast This Week In High School Sports, now has over 85 radio stations and audio webcast outlets as part of their weekly prep coverage.  This week’s show features Beaverton Boys Basketball Coach Roy Johnston, who is on the brink of becoming Michigan’s winningest coach in that sport; discusses Ice Hockey overtime in its Be The Referee segment, and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on preserving participation opportunities for girls. 

This Week In High School Sports is posted on Tuesday each week by Noon, and can be found on the home page of the MHSAA Website.  You can listen to this week’s show and view a list of outlets carrying the program by Clicking HereBe The Referee is also posted as a standalone podcast on Tuesday each week, and can be found on the home page of the MHSAA Website.  You can listen to this week’s message by Clicking Here. 

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