Title IX at 50: Binder Among Voices Telling Our Story on MHSAA Network

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

March 15, 2022

Women have gained a growing voice on MHSAA Network radio broadcasts, and Carolyn Binder’s is among those who listeners will enjoy during this weekend’s MHSAA Girls Basketball Semifinals and Finals.

Binder is the voice of the Mattawan Wildcats Network and has more than 15 years of experience in radio broadcast and play-by-play. She’ll be providing the play-by-play for all four Division 3 and 1 Semifinals on Thursday and Friday, respectively, and then those division’s championship games Saturday from Michigan State’s Breslin Center.

The 2009 Western Michigan University graduate leant her voice for both play-by-play and analysis of WMU women’s basketball during her time as a student, and since has been part of broadcasts of Midwest League baseball, Opening Day coverage of the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix football and basketball and the USTA Junior National Championships played in Kalamazoo.

The MHSAA Network includes approximately 100 radio stations and web outlets across the state, with about 30 generally carrying the Girls Basketball Semifinals & Finals annually. Keep an ear open for Binder and her partner Lexi Ayala all weekend, and also Tara Fleming as she partners with Denny Kapp for the Division 2 and 4 girls games this weekend and Division 2 and 4 boys Semifinals and Finals next week.

Previous Title IX at 50 Spotlights

March 8: 29 Years, Thousands of Cheers - Read
March 1: 
Kearsley Rolls On Among Girls Bowling's Early Successes - Read
Feb. 22: Marquette Ties Record for Swim & Dive Finals Success - Read
Feb. 15: Jaeger's 2004 Winter Run Created Lasting Connection - Read
Feb. 8: Marian's Cicerone to Finish Among All-Time Elite - Read
Feb. 1: WISL Award Honors Builders of State's Girls Sports Tradition - Read
Jan. 25: Decades Later, Edwards' Legend Continues to Grow - Read
Jan. 18: Iron Mountain Completes Championship Climb - Read
Jan. 11: Harrold's Achievement Heralds Growth of Girls Wrestling - Read
Dec. 20: Competitive Cheer Gives Michigan Plenty to Cheer About - Read
Dec. 14: 
Evelyn's Game Had Plenty of Magic - Read
Dec. 7: 
Council Term Ends, But Leinaar Leaves Lasting Impact - Read
Nov. 30: 
Basketball Season Ready to Add to Rich Tradition - Read
Nov. 23: 
Marysville Builds Winning Streak Yet to be Challenged - Read
Nov. 16: Wroubel Has Championed Girls School Sports from Their Start - Read
Nov. 9: Pioneer's Joyce Legendary in Michigan, National Swim History - Read
Nov. 2: Royal Oak's Finch Leading Way on Football Field - Read
Oct. 26: Coach Clegg Sets Championship Standard at Grand Blanc - Read
Oct. 19: Rockford Girls Set Pace, Hundreds After Have Continued to Chase - Read
Oct. 12: 
Bedford Volleyball Pioneer Continues Blazing Record-Setting Trail - Read
Oct. 5: 
Warner Paved Way to Legend Status with Record Rounds - Read
Sept. 28: Taylor Kennedy Gymnasts Earn Fame as 1st Champions - Read
Sept. 21: 
Portage Northern Star Byington Becomes Play-by-Play Pioneer - Read
Sept. 14: 
Guerra/Groat Legacy Continues to Serve St. Philip Well - Read
Sept. 7: 
Best-Ever Conversation Must Include Leland's Glass - Read
Aug. 31: We Will Celebrate Many Who Paved the Way - Read

(Photos provided by those schools' competitive cheer programs or MHSAA files.)

Today in the MHSAA: 8/15/23

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

August 15, 2023

1. GIRLS GOLF Brighton carded a 318 to lead an elite field after the first day of the two-round Lober Classic; Rockford sat second at 324 – Ludington Daily News

2. GIRLS GOLF Brownstown Woodhaven was first and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central second at the season-opening Airport Match-Play Tournament – Monroe News

3, GIRLS TENNIS Negaunee won every set in opening the fall with a victory over West Iron County – Marquette Mining Journal

Also of note …

FOOTBALL The story of Brady Hessbrook, and how his family is hoping to help others in similar struggles as they mourn his death, is a must-read as thousands of young people begin another school year – Detroit Free Press