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MHSAA announces decision to move to Division classification for Boys and Girls Basketball and Volleyball

 | State Champs! Network

The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced this week that it will be adopting the Division classification for boys and girls basketball as well as volleyball beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The three sports were the final sports to still use the Class (A-B-C-D) e...  

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Basketball

Lawrence Tech tabs Joshua Pickens to be new Men's Basketball Coach

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Southfield – On Monday afternoon, Lawrence Tech named Joshua Pickens to be the school’s new Men’s Basketball Coach beginning in the 2017-18 season. Pickens will be the school’s second Men’s Basketball Coach in the modern era and takes over the program ...  

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Girls basketball semifinals and finals, plus wrestling finals, team and individual, find new homes

 | Tom Markowski

East Lansing – The championship rounds for girls basketball, team wrestling and individual wrestling will move to new venues for the 2017-18 season, as approved by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meetin...  

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Baseball

Early reports supports University Liggett's move up to Division 1

 | Jeff Dullack

Grosse Pointe Woods - Over the course of the past six years, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett has emerged as a state power on the baseball diamond, winning four state championships, two in Division 4 and two in Division 3, where the Knights have won titles in two out of the...  

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Softball

Dakota's Dunford is off to a fast start, Cougars geared to make another long tournament run

 | Tom Markowski

Macomb – Kendahl Dunford of Macomb Dakota has big plans. The most immediate is to lead her team to what would be the school’s first state title. Dunford, 17, is a four-year starter and one of the top pitchers in the state. She’s one of 10 players listed on State C...  

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Softball

Three of Oakland County's top teams compete in same division and same district

 | Tom Markowski

The short season that student-athletes face participating in spring sports is not without its ups and downs. The Red Division within the Oakland Activities Association is an example of this as teams like Clarkston, Lake Orion, Oxford and even Rochester Hills Stony Creek search for ...  

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Soccer

Girls Soccer Top 50 Players Preview: Danielle Stephan of DeWitt is state's best

 | Dan Stickradt

  DEWITT – The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Danielle Stephan. Her success on the pitch has open doors she once didn’t think possible. “I hear things all the time, but until they actually happen, I am a little (skeptical),&rdquo...  

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Girls Soccer Top 50 Teams Preview: Forest Hills Central has sites set on first title in nine years

 | Dan Stickradt

Grand Rapids - Upset last season in the state tournament, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central steadily built fuel to the fire preparing for this season. The Rangers look to play with vengeance, and a chip on their shoulders, after their goal of capturing their first state title since...  

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Basketball

BCAM names Magic Johnson and Spencer Haywood as Retro Mr. Basketball winners

 | Tom Markowski

Lansing – It’s always interesting to speculate which players would have been named Mr. Basketball before the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan began presenting the award in 1981. The winner that season was Sam Vincent of Lansing Eastern who later went on to pla...  

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Detroit Athletic Club announces 12 finalists for the 2017 Athlete of the Year awards

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Detroit – The 12 nominees for the Detroit Athletic Club Athlete of the Year awards have been announced. The two winners will be announced May 8 at the DAC during its awards ceremonies in downtown Detroit. The six finalists for the female athlete of the year are Meghan Beaubie...  

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