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Vikings News · MHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the MHSAA 2017-2018 Calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Cross Country: Lower Peninsula

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 27 or 28

FINALS – November 4

 

Cross Country: Upper Peninsula

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

FINALS – October 21

 

Football – 8 Player

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 7

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 24

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 27 or 28 and November 3 or 4

SEMI-FINALS – November 11

FINALS – November 17 or 18

 

Football – 11 Player

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 7

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 24

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 27 or 28 and November 3 or 4

REGIONALS – November 10 or 11

SEMI-FINALS – November 18

FINALS – November 24 and 25

 

Golf: Lower Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 11, 12, 13 or 14

FINALS – October 20 and 21

 

Soccer: Lower Peninsula Boys

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 16-21

REGIONALS – October 24-28

SEMI-FINALS – November 1

FINALS – November 4

 

Swimming: Lower Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – Diving: November 9

FINALS – November 17-18

 

Tennis: Lower Peninsula Boys

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 12 or 13 or 14

FINALS – October 20 and 21

 

Tennis: Upper Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

FINALS – September 27-30

 

Volleyball

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 30- November 1, November 2 or 3 or 4

REGIONALS – November 7 & 9

QUARTERFINALS – November 14

SEMI-FINALS – November 16-17

FINALS – November 18

 

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Vikings News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Vikings News · Vote for Michigan’s Top Record-Breaking Performances – Presented by VNN


Who had the best record-breaking performances in Michigan this season? We took your nominations over the past week and here are the finalists.

Vote below for each sport on the next few pages. Voting closes at Midnight EST on June 5th.

Boys Track and Field

Cody Moyer – Gaylord

Discus – 160’11 1/2 – Cody’s throw in the discus shattered Gaylord’s previous school record set by John Knack in 1989 (146-10). “Honestly, it’s kind of funny now that I think about it,” Moyer said. “The guys I’ve thrown with have always said they wanted to be a legend like John Knack some day. Read more in the Petoskey News.

Chris Davis – Fowlerville

3200m – 9:47 – Davis’ record-setting run beat the school’s 1987 record of 9:48, broken by 1 sec on 1st try. He also ran a 1:56 800m split to come from behind and win the 4X800 at the start of the same meet.

Trey Hall – Jackson Northwest

Long Jump – 21’3″ – Record was set in 2007.

Zach Wright – Potterville MS

800M- 2:14.5, 1600M – 4:59.1 – Zach broke both the 800m and 1600m school record this season, both previously set back in 2002. Zach now holds 3 school records, the third being the 3200m @ 10:58 set last year as a 7th grader.

Mason Philips – Salem

Long jump – 24′ 1″ – Mason Phillips has been breaking his own long jump record over and over this season – this jump of 24′ 1″ was the third time he set the school record last set in 1985 this season, tying the MHSAA (Michigan) state record in the process.

Michigan’s Top Boys Track Performance

Cody Moyer – Gaylord
Chris Davis – Fowlerville
Trey Hall – Jackson Northwest
Zach Wright – Potterville MS
Mason Philips – Salem

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Girls Track and Field

Ryen Draper – Plymouth

400M Dash – 54.97s, 200M Dash, 24.55 – At the KLAA Conference Meet, senior sprinter Ryen Draper rebroke her own school and PCEP record in the 400M Dash, with a time of 54.97. It is the fastest time in the 400 run in the state this year, and makes her only the 17th girl in state history to run under 55 seconds. At the meet, Ryen also broke the school and PCEP record in the 200M Dash.

Anavia Battle – Wayne Memorial

100M – 11.85

Mallory Barrett – Milford

1600M, 4:54 – An expectional runner whose talents extend far beyond one event, Mallory Barrett is ranked in the top ten for 3 different events including the 1600, 800, and High Jump.

Mariyah Lewis – East Lansing

Discus, 124’9″

Meagan Lange – Forest Area Middle School

800M – 2:38.7, 1600M – 6:05, 400M Relay – 59.7, 1600M Relay – 4:51.5 – Meagan has broken four middle school records as a 6th grader, running against 7th & 8th graders, in her first season in track and field, and is only a handful of seconds from breaking varsity records in each event.

Michigan’s Top Girls Track Performance

Ryen Draper – Plymouth High School
Anavia Battle – Wayne Memorial
Mallory Barrett – Milford
Mariyah Lewis – East Lansing
Meagan Lange – Forest Area Middle School

Survey Maker

Baseball / Softball

Jakob Selich – Baseball – Millington High School

Career Runs Scored (93), Season Runs Scored (38) – Both records were held since 1979.

Lena Jackson – Softball – Stockbridge High School

Career Home Runs (8) – Lena has hit most home runs in the entire history of Stockbridge High School Varsity Softball Program and is only a sophomore. In addition, on one outing, she hit three over the fence.

Brianna Robeson – Softball – Hartland High School

Consecutive game hitting streak (29 games from 5.18.16 to 5.10.17) –  A base hit in 29 consecutive games currently ties for 10th place overall with two other players in MHSAA records.

Rebecca Alway – Grosse Pointe North High School

Career Home Runs (6)

Michigan’s Top Baseball/Softball Performance

Jakob Selich – Baseball – Millington High School
Lena Jackson – Softball – Stockbridge High School
Brianna Robeson – Softball – Hartland High School
Rebecca Alway – Grosse Pointe North High School

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Vikings News · Event Recap: Week of May 20 – May 26


Saturday, May 20th

No event results

Sunday, May 21st

No event results

Monday, May 22nd

No event results

Tuesday, May 23rd

Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Open Date
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Open Date
N/A

Wednesday, May 24th

No event results

Thursday, May 25th

No event results

Friday, May 26th

No event results

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Vikings News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 22 – May 28


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Everett High School, May 22 – May 28

MONDAY

May 22, 2017

No events happening

TUESDAY

May 23, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Open Date
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Open Date
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 24, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 25, 2017

No events happening

FRIDAY

May 26, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 27, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 28, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Vikings News · Event Recap: Week of May 13 – May 19


Saturday, May 13th

No event results

Sunday, May 14th

No event results

Monday, May 15th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sexton HS
N/A
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Sexton HS
N/A

Tuesday, May 16th

No event results

Wednesday, May 17th

No event results

Thursday, May 18th

Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Jackson High School
L 17 – 2
Girls Varsity Softball
@ Jackson High School
N/A

Friday, May 19th

Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Open Date
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Open Date
N/A

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Vikings News · Michigan’s Top Record-Breaking Performance – Nominations are open now! – Presented by VNN


This Spring, we’ve seen several state and school records fall across the network. Who was the best in Michigan? Nominate your favorite with the form below.

Nominations close on May 22 at 12pm EST, and voting begins on Tuesday, May 23.

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Vikings News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 15 – May 21


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Everett High School, May 15 – May 21

MONDAY

May 15, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Sexton HS
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Sexton HS
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 16, 2017

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

May 17, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 18, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 19, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Open Date
SCHEDULE
4:30 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Open Date
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

May 20, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 21, 2017

No events happening

Notes

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Vikings News · Event Recap: Week of May 6 – May 12


Saturday, May 6th

Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Open Date
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Open Date
N/A

Sunday, May 7th

No event results

Monday, May 8th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Grand Ledge High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
vs. Ionia High School
L
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Grand Ledge High School
N/A

Tuesday, May 9th

Girls Varsity Tennis
@ Jackson High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Holt High School
N/A

Wednesday, May 10th

No event results

Thursday, May 11th

Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Okemos High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Tennis
Charlotte HS
N/A
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Okemos High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Jackson High School
N/A

Friday, May 12th

No event results

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Vikings News · All Teams Schedule: Week of May 8 – May 14


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Everett High School, May 8 – May 14

MONDAY

May 08, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
vs. Ionia High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Grand Ledge High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Grand Ledge High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

May 09, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Holt High School
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

May 10, 2017

No events happening

THURSDAY

May 11, 2017

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Softball
vs. Okemos High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Tennis
vs. Charlotte High School
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Okemos High School
SCHEDULE
6:45 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Jackson High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

May 12, 2017

No events happening

SATURDAY

May 13, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

May 14, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!