Monthly Archives: February 2008

Consolation prize

I hesitate to bring this up, because in the grand scheme of importance, it’s rather inconsequential. But East Lansing’s No. 8 Midwest ranking in the most recent USA Today poll is something of which we didn’t see much when Michigan’s … Continue reading

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Regional reads

Girls basketball seemed from a few points of view to be down across the area this winter. That said, mid-Michigan teams look good to win at least three regionals and make it to the final week of the season. Here … Continue reading

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Monday mailbag

We’ve got your local girls basketball regional brackets, some Mr. and Miss Basketball discussion and a word on the MHSAA’s consideration of moving more seasons.

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End of an era

Ionia’s Kellie Watson dropped the final 20 points of her career Friday night in a district final loss to Portland. And so finished one of the most decorated careers in mid-Michigan basketball history.

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No Easy in Eastern

When does the hiring process for a varsity football coach turn into a public tug-of-war at a school board meeting? You guessed it.

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There’s only one Mike Smith

Athletic director Rick Schmidt said it best this afternoon: When Smith’s around, it’s hard not to be in a good mood. He won’t be around Holt much longer after officially announcing his retirement as a teacher and football coach today, … Continue reading

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Monday Mailbag

Plenty of answers for those of you who want to know why we cover one event, or school, over another.

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Big-time turnovers

It’s been an exciting two months among the state’s elite football programs: Former Charlotte coach Eddie Ostipow resigned from East Kentwood, Muskegon’s Tony Annese did the same from his team, and we’re all waiting for the final outcome of Holt … Continue reading

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Many all-states, just one state

How can a player be first team, fifth team and honorable mention all-state all in the same basketball season? On the eve of the Associated Press’ selecting of this year’s girls teams, it’s useful to go over this again.

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Monday mailbag

Sure we love football. But that’s not the only reason we cover it so much in the middle of February.

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