Boys Soccer Finals TV Schedule
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --November 10, 1998
Contact: John Johnson or Mike Clifford-- 517.332.5046
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Nov. 9 -- The air times
for the tape-delayed telecast of the championship games of the
1998 Michigan High School Athletic Association Boys Soccer Finals
have been set.
The championship games, which were played on November 7, will
air on many cable systems around the state on November 22. The
games will air consecutively, beginning at 10 a.m., and concluding
at 6 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. -- Division 4 Championship Game -- This game was won
by Elk Rapids by a score of 2-0 over Muskegon Western Michigan
Christian. It was the second consecutive Division 4 championship
for the Elks. John Matlak of WOOD Radio in Grand Rapids and Sheldon
Larky call the game.
Noon -- Division 3 Championship Game -- Paw Paw won this game
over Detroit Country Day by a 1-0 count. Mark Wilson of WDFN
Radio in Detroit and Phil Bryan will announce this game.
2 p.m. -- Division 2 Championship Game -- Grand Rapids Christian
emerged as the champion in this division, scoring three times
in the second half of a 4-0 decision over Detroit U-D Jesuit.
John Matlak and Sheldon Larky.
4 p.m. -- Division 1 Championship Game -- It was the third meeting
of the season for Kensington Valley Conference rivals Novi and
Brighton, with Novi taking a 4-0 victory to sweep the trio of
games. Mark Wilson and Phil Bryan.
The November 22 date is when the games will be uplinked through
the facilities at Michigan Government Television (MGTV). Many
cable systems will air the games on the same channel on which
MGTV is carried.
Some systems will air the games at other times. The Division
3 match between Paw Paw and Detroit Country Day will be first
shown on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 14 & 15) at 10 a.m. and
7 p.m. on Aldelphia Cablevision in Southwestern Michigan. The
games will also air on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.;
Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.; and Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
Aldelphia will air the games on Channel 12, and is available
in Paw Paw, Augusta, Comstock, Decatur, Galesburg, Hickory Creek,
Lawton, Oshtemo, Richland and Texas Township.
The Division 4 title game between Elk Rapids and Muskegon Western
Michigan Christian will be shown on December 2 at 6 p.m. on Cable
Michigan in Northwest Michigan. Cable Michigan will show the
game on Channel 2, serving the following communities: Elk Rapids,
Acme, Benzonia, Beulah, Bingham, Blair, Cedar, East Bay, Elmwood,
Empire, Fife Lake, Frankfort, Garfield, Glen Arbor, Glen Lake,
Green Lake, Honor, Interlochen, Kasson, Kingsley, Lake Ann, Lake
Leelanau, Leland, Long Lake, Maple City, Northport, Omena, Paradise,
Peninsula, Peshawbestown, Suttons Bay and Traverse City.
MediaOne serving Southfield, West Bloomfield, Oak Park, Madison
Heights, Hazel Park and Lathrup Village will air the games on
Channel 11 on the following schedule: Division 1, Friday (Nov.
13) at 3:30 p.m.; Division 2, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Division
3, Nov. 24 at 3:30 p.m.; and Division 4, Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
In all, the games will be available to over 1.1 million cable
The Boys Soccer Finals is part of a five-sport package on the
MHSAA Championship Television Network. Other MHSAA championships
to air on the network on a tape-delayed basis in 1998-99 are:
Girls Competitive Cheer, Ice Hockey, Lower Peninsula Girls Volleyball
and Girls Soccer. In addition, three MHSAA championships will
be shown live on FOX Sports Detroit -- Football (Nov. 27-28),
Girls Basketball (Dec. 5) and Boys Basketball (March 27, 1999).
Sponsors of the MHSAA Championship Network and the MHSAA on FOX
Sports Detroit are Farm Bureau Insurance and the United Dairy
Industry of Michigan.
Here's a rundown of other cable systems committed to carrying
the telecast of the MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals on November 22 (list
current as of Nov. 13 - check the MHSAA Web Site for updates):
Comcast Network -- Channel 6 -- All Comcast Systems in Michigan,
including: Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, Allen Park, Berlin, Brownstown,
Center Line, Clinton Township, Drayton Plains, Eastpointe, Ecorse,
Flat Rock, Fraser, Garden City, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Grosse
Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, Lake Angles,
Macomb, Melvindale, Mt. Clemens, Ray Township, Rockwood, Shelby
Township, South Rockwood, Southgate, St. Clair Shores, Sterling
Heights, Taylor, Utica, Warren and Waterford.
MediaOne - Dearborn Heights -- Channel 11 -- Canton, Dearborn
Heights, Hamtramck, Northville, Plymouth, Roseville, and Westland.
MediaOne - Holland -- Channel 19 -- Holland.
MediaOne - Lansing -- Channel 17 -- Lansing, Delhi Township,
Eaton Rapids, Watertown Township, Oneida Township, DeWitt Township,
Rive Township, DeWitt, Delta Township, Grand Ledge, Lansing Township,
Blackman Township, Windsor Township.
MediaOne - Jackson -- Channel 15 -- Jackson, Hamlin Township,
Norvell Township, Brooklyn, Columbia, Cambridge.
MediaOne - Summit-Leoni -- Channel 2 -- Summit, Leoni, Spring
Arbor, Napoleon, Liberty, Sandstone.
Times Warner -- Channel 12 -- Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia,
Novi and Redford.
TCI Cablevision of Grand Rapids -- Channel 98 -- Ada Township,
Alpine Township, Byron Township, Cannon Township, Cascade Township,
Dorr Township, East Grand Rapids, Gaines Township, George Township,
Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Township Grandville, Grattan Township,
Jamestown Township, Kentwood, Lowell Township, Oakfield Township,
Plainfield Township, Sparta Township, Tallmadge Township, Vergennes
Township, Walker, Wright Township and Wyoming.
TCI Cablevision of Mid-Michigan -- Channel 23 -- East Lansing,
Haslett, Meridan Township and Okemos.
TCI Cablevision of Muskegon -- Channel 77 -- Division 4 Game
- Elk Rapids vs. Muskegon Western Michigan Christian only --
Nov. 22, 10 a.m. -- Muskegon, Brooks Township, Cedar Creek, Dalton
Township, Dayton Township, Egelston Township, Everett Township,
Ferrysburg, Fremont, Fruitland Township, Fruitport Township,
Garfield Township, Horton Township, Laketon Township, Muskegon
Heights, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Roosevelt Park, Sheridan
Township, Sherman Township, Spring Lake Township and Sullivan
TCI Cablevision of Oakland County -- Channel 63 -- Auburn Hills,
Berkley, Clarkston, Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Independence
Township, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Orion, Pleasant Ridge,
Rochester Hills, Rochester, Royal Oak and Troy.
TCI Cablevision of Western Oakland County -- Channel 19 -- Division
1 Game - Novi vs. Brighton only - Dec. 22 - 2 p.m. -- Commerce
Township, Highland Township, Lyon Township, Milford, Milford
Township, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake.
TCI Cablevision of Woodhaven -- Channel 44 -- Gibraltar, Lincoln
Park, Riverview, Trenton and Woodhaven.
Bresnan Communications -- Channel 14 -- Bay
City, Midland, and surrounding townships. Channel 3 -- Bay City
TV Schools & Government.