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Live Wrestling Video Ramping Up

Contact:  John Johnson
517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 5 – The first Winter tournament action on MHSAA.tv comes this week, with plenty of wrestling events being produced by School Broadcast Program participants. 

The District phase of the Team Wrestling Tournament takes place Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 6-7), and then the District round of the Individual Wrestling Tournament is scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 9). 

Here’s the schedule for the Team Wrestling District action to be covered: 

Division 1 

Saginaw Heritage – Feb. 7
6 p.m. – Flushing v. Saginaw Heritage
7:15 p.m. – Final - Saginaw Arthur Hill v. winner of 6 p.m. 

Grandville – Feb. 7
5:30 p.m. – Grand Rapids Union v. Jenison; Grandville v. Wyoming
6:45 p.m. – Final

Howell – Feb. 7
6 p.m. – Walled Lake Western v. Howell; Brighton v. South Lyon
7:15 p.m. – Final

Saline – Feb. 7
5 p.m. – Ann Arbor Huron v. Ann Arbor Pioneer
6:15 p.m. – Saline v. winner of 5 p.m.

Division 2  

Marquette – Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Escanaba v. Marquette
7:15 p.m. – Sault Ste. Marie v. winner of 6 p.m.

Flint Kearsley – Feb. 6
5 p.m. – Flint Kearsley v. Flint Powers Catholic
6:15 – North Branch v. winner of 5 p.m.

Fenton – Feb. 7
5 p.m. – Linden v. Goodrich; Fenton v. Holly
6:15 p.m.  – Final

Stevensville Lakeshore – Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Stevensville Lakeshore v. Benton Harbor; St. Joseph v. Niles
7:15 p.m. – Final

Fowlerville – Feb. 6
5:30 p.m. – Fowlerville v. Haslett; Mason v. East Lansing
6:45 p.m. – Final

Mt. Pleasant - Feb. 6
6 p.m. - Mt. Pleasant v. Gaylord; Bay City John Glenn v. Petoskey
7:15 p.m. - Final

Division 3 

Freeland – Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Carrollton v. Freeland
7:15 p.m. – Saginaw Valley Lutheran v. winner of  6 p.m.  

Otisville-Lakeville - Feb. 6
6 p.m. – Almont v. Yale; Otisvillle-Lakeville v. Imlay City
7:15 p.m. – Final

Corunna - Feb. 6
6 p.m. - Ovid-Elsie v. Corunna 
7:15 p.m. - Chesaning v. winner of 6 p.m.

Here’s the schedule for the Individual Wrestling District action to be covered: 

Division 2 
9:30 a.m. – Fremont
9:30 a.m. –Stevensville Lakeshore 

Division 3 
9:30 a.m.- Freeland
9:30 a.m. - Comstock Park @ Orchard View - Mat 1 - Mat 2 - Mat 3
3 p.m. – Montrose

Division 4 
10 a.m. - Manchester 

Here’s the remainder of week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams available being produced by SBP members.  Check the online schedule throughout the week for late changes. 

‚ÄčTuesday - Feb. 5

Wednesday - Feb. 6

Saturday - Feb. 9

Tuesday - Feb. 12

In its tenth 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.  Pixellot – The NFHS Network’s automated streaming solution - is used by schools wishing to live stream games, but lack the ability to staff the events.  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.

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $9.95 a month.  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.  School Broadcast Program participants will also be selling Season and Annual Passes at a discounted rate.  A portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program. 

The MHSAA Network’s flagship program, This Week In High School Sports, is carried on 108 over-the-air radio stations and internet audio websites as part of their weekly high school sports programming.

The five-minute program, powered by Michigan Student Aid, is in its fourth season.  The show leads off each week with feature stories from around the state from the MHSAA’s Second Half, or from network affiliated stories and interviews.  This Week Game Balls are then presented for team or individual achievements in the past week.  Be The Referee, a 60-second look at the fine art of officiating, comes in the middle of the show; and is followed by a closing MHSAA Perspective. 

This week’s show features the Alpena boys basketball standout Chris DeRocher; talks about  communication between basketball officials and coaches in the Be The Referee segment; and finishes with an MHSAA Perspective on keeping the playing surface level.

This Week In High School Sports is posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s show and check out the complete list of stations carrying the program by Clicking Here

Be The Referee is also available each week as a separate podcast.  These 60-second messages, featuring MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice and veteran MHSAA official Sam Davis, take a look at rules in different sports, challenge your rules knowledge with some You Make The Call questions, and pass on other information about the world of officiating. 

Be The Referee is posted online by Noon Tuesday each week, and can be found on the home pages of the MHSAA Website and the MHSAA Network WebsiteYou can listen to this week’s message by Clicking Here

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