Monthly Archives: July 2011

Powerpoll: Mid-Michigan against the World 21-28

This is the final installment of three comparing how our area sports stack up against each other when it comes to competing at the statewide level. Links to the first two installments are at the bottom of this post.

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Wrestling Road Show

Former Everett standout Isaiah Thomas has a great idea for an affordable wrestling clinic he can bring to aspiring grapplers all over the state. He'll host his first of the sort Saturday at Lansing's Camp Tisdale Community Center. Thomas graduated … Continue reading

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Powerpoll: Mid-Michigan against the World 11-20

Check out the second installment of my look at how area sports compare with each other when it comes to competing at the statewide level, heading into 2011-12. Sports 21-28 will be posted Thursday.

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Powerpoll: Mid-Michigan against the World 1-10

For some sports, mid-Michigan boasts the best competition in the state. For others, not so much. Here's my look at how area sports compare with each other when it comes to competing at the statewide level, heading into 2011-12. Sports … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback: LSJ Female Athlete of the Year

DeWitt's Dena Droste joined this elite group with her selection earlier this month. You'll surely remember at least a few of these athletes, who all were all-area in at least two sports.

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Dust off those rule books

The Michigan High School Athletic Association's Representative Council considered 42 proposals during its annual spring meeting. Some won't apply to many, but here's a breakdown of what I think could have the most day-to-day effect for mid-Michigan athletics.

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Another idea I liked

I'm cleaning out the file I keep of possible column and blog ideas, and I never got to this one — but I think it's pretty creative — and effective. It centered on Eaton Rapids football players sleeping in cardboard … Continue reading

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Stop, Drop and Raise Money

A baseball diamond, a cow and $50 toward Crystal Falls Forest Park athletics — the main ingredients of my July 4, 2011 as I witnessed a way I'd never heard of high schools raising money to support their sports teams.

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