Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reader poll: Has school started yet?

Dumb question, but also somewhat of a sarcastic one. With classes finally getting going Tuesday, but sports already going for nearly a month, do athletes already feel like they've been in school most of August? And what's lost, if anything, … Continue reading

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Weekend’s best

Take a look at five strong non-football performances from the weekend's action.

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Extra Points — Week 1

And just like that, opening night 2010 is behind us (well, except for Ashley's game Saturday). Lots of lessons were learned, and already there will likely be some shaking up in rankings and league predictions.  THREE-POINTER 1. Sexton 35, Holt … Continue reading

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TWEETing football scores

I'll be typing as fast as I can tonight with updates from Holt/Sexton, East Lansing/Haslett, DeWitt/Eastern, Okemos/Waverly and Williamston/Eaton Rapids, and any other games for which score updates come my way. Follow the scores on Twitter @lsj_hssports

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What’s next?

Hopefully you're enjoying your 56-page high school football preview and all of our previews for every sport that have run over the last week. Now, a quick look at what's next. Coming Thursday: Our weekly prep page is back, complete … Continue reading

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Lansing Christian basketball loses a Champion

Lansing Christian girls basketball coach Norm Randall died early this morning after a stay in the hospital. Randall coached the Pilgrims girls the past nine seasons and led Lansing Christian to Class D state championships in 2003 and 2004 and … Continue reading

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Fast Football Fact

I apologize that blogging is a little slow over the last week. I'm in full football mode getting our annual section done to appear in your papers Aug. 25.  But here's an interesting bit I dug up as I was … Continue reading

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Rally around your football players

You've seen or perhaps purchased ads in your local football programs wishing your favorite players luck or telling them you're proud. Now, you can tell everyone in mid-Michigan. As we continue putting together the football section for Aug. 25, we're … Continue reading

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New Deal

Look through a list of mid-Michigan high schools and what each charges for pay-to-play, and Holt — and the fact it doesn't charge a fee — immediately provokes a few reactions.  First, "Wow." Then, "How do they pull it off?"

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‘I’m not an ego person.’

And with that, Denzel Valentine summed up what makes him a special superstar at the high school level and an intriguing player when he joins Michigan State in two years. The 6-foot-5 junior guard verbally committed to the Spartans on … Continue reading

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