Monthly Archives: August 2007

Where are they now?

Former DeWitt soccer standout Kristen Eible has ridden the momentum of a stellar senior high school season into her first collegiate one at Grand Valley State.

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Why football has become king

This morning, I was reading another recent declaration that football had replaced baseball as America’s pastime. I’ve come up with another reason why.

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Monday Mailbag

I’m answering your questions about prep sports and how we cover them.

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Mr. Everything

As part of this season’s LSJ football preview section, I asked both fans and area coaches to name the top all-around (offense/defense/special teams) players they’ve seen in mid-Michigan. Here are the results.

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Hitting newsstands Wednesday

I apologize. I’ve been telling everyone the prep football preview section is coming out Thursday. And I’ve been wrong. Make sure to grab a Wednesday paper for 56 pages of mid-Michigan football, including a page on all 40 area teams.

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Informal football poll — please post!

I’m busily working on our preview section (see newsstands in two weeks) and I’ve got a question I’m hoping you’ll answer. Who is the best all-around area football player you’ve seen?

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Daily Doubles

That’s how we referred to football two-a-day practices back in my day. And they were hard. So I thought it was interesting reading about an Indiana coach who wants his state to outlaw them.

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Calling all Lansing Central/Sexton football experts

MHSAA historian Ron Pesch has spent at least a little bit of his summer coming up with the won-loss record for Sexton’s (formerly Central’s) varsity football program. But he needs your help.

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Season of change

It’s going to get old quickly, I’m sure. Maybe it already has. But this school year’s buzzword is "change" and it starts with the beginning of football practices Monday.

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