Chassell Flashback Feature On MHSAA TV

January 19, 2017

By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director

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 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 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. Patrick – in which the Panthers scored the last 18 points of the game to win – Donald Jaakkola and John Pyykonen. You also can 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 more than three dozen games which will have live streaming this week on the 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 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 events School Broadcast Program members plan to stream over the next week for broadcast at

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 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 also will 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 also can 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 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 Gaylord St. Mary’s at Indian River Inland Lakes, a Girls Basketball game pitting Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills at Cedar Springs and an ice hockey game 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.

Today in the MHSAA: 5/13/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

May 13, 2024

1. TRACK & FIELD Zeeland East’s girls – ranked No. 5 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – won their seventh straight Ottawa-Kent Conference Green championship meet title, and LPD1 No. 3 Zeeland West won on the boys side – Holland Sentinel Girls | Boys |

2. TRACK & FIELD The LPD1 No. 4 Traverse City West girls extended their Big North Conference championship meet streak to three, while Central’s boys ended West’s three-year title run – Traverse City Record-Eagle |

3. BASEBALL Division 1 top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice shut out Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 3-0 in the Catholic High School League Bishop championship game – Oakland Press

4. BOYS LACROSSE Temperance Bedford clinched a share of its first Southeastern Conference Red title in this sport with a 16-6 win over Ann Arbor Huron – Monroe News

5. TRACK & FIELD The Corunna boys and Owosso girls repeated as Flint Metro League Stars meet champions, and the Linden girls and Fenton boys won in the Stripes – Owosso Argus-Press |

6. TRACK & FIELD Sturgis swept Wolverine Conference championship meet wins – Sturgis Journal |

7. TRACK & FIELD The Freeland girls and Saginaw Heritage boys won Korf/Schultz Saginaw County Invitational team titles – Saginaw News |

8. TRACK & FIELD Bay City Western swept Bay County championships, the boys for the 15th-straight season and the girls for the fifth consecutive – Bay City Times |

9. GIRLS LACROSSE Novi defeated Flint Powers Catholic 16-6 as the Wildcats’ Ally Katinas scored her 100th goal this season and 200th of her career – Oakland Press

10. TRACK & FIELD The LPD2 No. 5 Hudsonville Unity Christian girls and No. 2 Hamilton boys won O-K Blue meet titles, while the LPD1 top-ranked East Kentwood girls and No. 2 Rockford boys won in the O-K Red – Holland Sentinel | Blue | Red

Also of note …

TRACK & FIELD Northville swept the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship meet titles – Livingston Daily Press & Argus |

TRACK & FIELD The Hart girls and North Muskegon boys won West Michigan Conference Rivers championship meets – Ludington Daily News |

TRACK & FIELD The Ludington girls and LPD2 No. 7  Whitehall boys won in the WMC Lakes – Ludington Daily News |