Wrestling Classic Tops Newest 'Best of'

July 29, 2014

An MHSAA Wrestling Final so tight and so exciting that it had to be decided on a tie-breaker highlights the sixth week of "Best Of 2013-14” offerings on the MHSAA.tv.

For eight weeks over the summer, the MHSAA.tv Website will spotlight some of the best tournament action from the 2013-14 school year, presenting four games each week.

Each contest is identified with a “Best Of 13-14” thumbnail on the home page of the MHSAA.tv Website. Here’s a look at the games which will be featured from July July 28-August 4:

Lowell v. St. Johns: 2014 Division 2 Team Wrestling Final. This was a battle royale between the two perennial grappling powerhouses which ended in a tie score after 14 weight classes. The Red Arrows of Lowell prevailed over the four-time defending champion Redwings of St. Johns on the fifth tiebreaker – total six-point wins.

Marine City v. Grand Rapids South Christian: 2013 Division 4 Football Final. Jarrett Mathison and Pete Patsaslis each scored three touchdowns and Olivia Viney became the first female in the MHSAA Football Record Book with her seven extra point kicks in Marine City’s 49-35 win.

East Grand Rapids v. Okemos: 2014 Division 2 Girls Lacrosse Final. The Chiefs were looking to return to the winners circle for the first time since 2010, and hung tough with the Pioneers through the early moments of the second half before East scored five of the last six goals, two by Liza Elder, to record an 11-7 victory and repeat as champions in Division 2.

Richland Gull Lake v. Bloomfield Hills Marian: 2014 Division 2 Girls Soccer Final. Meeting in the finale for the second straight year, Gull Lake got a goal midway through the second half from the hero of the 2013 game – Sydney Nikitas – and topped the Mustangs for the second straight season, 2-1.

DVD’s of the “Best Of 13-14” game videos are available through the MHSAA.tv website.

Also, highlights from this season's MHSAA Girls Lacrosse Finals are the most recent addition to the MHSAA's Youtube channel, and are embedded below. 

This Week in High School Sports: 2/14/24

By Jon Ross
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties

February 14, 2024

This week's edition highlights the 114-year basketball rivalry between Saginaw High and Saginaw Arthur Hill that will conclude this season, presents Game Balls to standouts in basketball and bowling, and invites Class of 2026 candidates to join the MHSAA Student Advisory Council.

MI Student AidThe 5-minute program each week includes feature stories from MHSAA.com or network affiliates, along with "Be the Referee," a 60-second look at the fine art of officiating.

"This Week in High School Sports" is powered by MI Student Aid, a division within the Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP).

Listen to this week's show by Clicking Here.

Previous Editions

Feb. 7: MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards, Charles E. Forsythe Award honoree - Listen
Jan. 31:
Girls sports participation, MHSAA Wrestling Tournament schedule - Listen
Jan. 24:
MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Conference, Hillman basketball's Trenton Taratuta - Listen
Jan. 10:
Doug Towler's ice hockey coaching record, 2023-24 officials registration news - Listen
Jan. 3: 
MHSAA Girls & Boys Basketball Tournament schedules, Finals dates for all winter sports - Listen
Nov. 22: 
MHSAA Girls Volleyball, 8-Player Football and Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals reviews - Listen
Nov. 15: Football record breakers, 2022-23 MHSAA postseason attendance - Listen
Nov. 8:
MHSAA Boys Soccer, Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals reviews - Listen
Nov. 1:
MHSAA Girls Volleyball Tournament schedule, Football Playoffs first-round review - Listen
Oct. 26:
Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals, Boys Tennis Finals review - Listen
Oct. 18:
MHSAA Football Playoff selection, Bear Lake football coach Sam Mullet - Listen
Oct. 11:
Upper Peninsula soccer, MHSAA sports participation excels nationally - Listen
Oct. 4:
Jackson Lumen Christi's Herb Brogan, MHSAA Sportsmanship Summits - Listen
Sept. 24:
All-woman football officiating crew, Powers North Central's record winning streak ends - Listen
Sept. 21:
35th MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Awards, Grass Lake QB Brayden Lape - Listen
Sept. 14:
Athletic director education, MHSAA video library - Listen
Sept. 7:
Adjustments to 11-player football, boys soccer Finals schedules - Listen
Aug. 31:
New out-of-state opponents rules, football record book updates - Listen
Aug. 24:
MHSAA.com coverage ramps up, "Made in Michigan" tells us where they are now - Listen