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River Rats News · Top Stories This Week in the MHSAA


The following is a compilation of top stories from this week surrounding high school sports in Michigan gathered by our friends at MHSAA Second Half (source)

 

Volleyball:

1. A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

2.  Also pushed to Friday, honorable mention Munising came back after losing the first two sets to defeat Carney-Nadeau in five in Class D – Escanaba Daily Press A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

3.  Novi’s Erin O’Leary was named this season’s Miss Volleyball Award winner on the eve of her team’s Class A Quarterfinal against honorable mention Temperance Bedford; Novi is the reigning champ and ranked No. 2 – Observer & Eccentric

4. Class C top-ranked Bronson is plenty familiar with tonight’s Quarterfinal opponent, No. 2 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central – Sturgis Journal

5. Class B No. 4 Niles is hoping to add to its first District and Regional titles with a first Quarterfinal win, over No. 3 Lake Odessa Lakewood – Niles Daily Star

6. Class A No. 3 Grand Rapids Christian downed top-ranked Rockford in the Regional, a big step as the Eagles pursue their first MHSAA championship in the sport with No. 4 DeWitt up next – FOX17

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Girls Golf:

Traverse City West’s Anika Dy was named Miss Golf for the second time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association – Traverse City Record-Eagle

 

Cross Country:

Coldwater’s Shuaib Aljabaly and Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis were named Mr. Cross Country and Miss Cross County, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association – Coldwater Daily Reporter

 

Hockey:

1. The first games of the season can be played today, and Petoskey is among teams anticipating a return to the ice – Petoskey News-Review

2. As part of its hockey preview, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus highlighted Mr. Hockey candidates Josh Albring of Hartland and Adam Conquest of Brighton – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Allen Park Cabrini enjoyed a productive opener, downing Flat Rock/Airport 6-2 – Southgate News Herald

 

Girls Swimming & Diving:

1. Honorable mention Spring Lake will send 10 athletes to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, including three divers – Grand Haven Tribune

2. Hamilton standout Paige Kuhn is banking on a strong finish in the final meet of her high school career – Holland Sentinel

3. Gaylord sophomore Grace Wambier is a school record holder and hopes to add to her accomplishments at the Division 3 Finals – Gaylord Herald Times

4. No. 7 Brighton is aiming to claim the Division 1 team championship with arguably its strongest assemblage of experienced contenders under coach Jason Black – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

 

Boys Soccer: 

Longtime coach Thaier Mukhtar has resigned as Fraser’s boys coach with nearly 600 wins there and at Warren DeLaSalle – MLive-Detroit

 

Boys Basketball:

We’ve posted a few girls basketball previews, and this look at Holland West Ottawa is the first boys hoops story we’ve seen this fall; practice began Monday – FOX17

 

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River Rats News · Event Recap: Week of September 23 – September 29


Saturday, Sep 23rd

No event results

Sunday, Sep 24th

No event results

Monday, Sep 25th

Girls Varsity Golf
SEC Championships
5th Place SUMMARY

Tuesday, Sep 26th

No event results

Wednesday, Sep 27th

No event results

Thursday, Sep 28th

No event results

Friday, Sep 29th

No event results

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River Rats News · Where Are the Toughest Places to Play? Nominate Now:


We here at VNN are doing a feature for our national media site highlighting the toughest places to play in all of high school sports and we want to hear from YOU what Stadium/Field/Gym/Course/Venue is the toughest to play and why?

Be on the lookout for the final feature coming soon on VNNsports.net!

 

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Ann Arbor Huron High School Girls Varsity Golf finishes 5th place


Monday, September 25, 2017

10:00 AM

Place

5

Points

477

Meet Recap

Huron played in SEC Championships today at Rustic Glenn Golf Course in Saline, Mi. Host Saline took the event with a score of 301 while Huron came in fifth place with a score of 477. Huron was led by sophomore Karli Messer with a score of 91. Junior, Joann Cho added in a 94 and both players scored career lows for 18 holes. Huron will next start to prepare for regionals which will be on October 12 at Lake Forest Golf Club.

Opponents

School Place Points
Ann Arbor Huron High School
5
477

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River Rats News · Event Recap: Week of September 16 – September 22


Saturday, Sep 16th

No event results

Sunday, Sep 17th

No event results

Monday, Sep 18th

Girls Varsity Golf
10th Place SUMMARY

Tuesday, Sep 19th

Girls Varsity Golf
SEC Match
N/A SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Golf
vs. Saline High School
L SUMMARY
Girls Varsity Golf
vs. Skyline High School
L SUMMARY
Boys Varsity Water Polo
vs. Pioneer High School
W 15 – 1 SUMMARY

Wednesday, Sep 20th

No event results

Thursday, Sep 21st

No event results

Friday, Sep 22nd

No event results

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Boys Junior Varsity Water Polo, Boys Varsity Water Polo · Ann Arbor Huron High School Boys Varsity Water Polo beat Pioneer High School 15-1


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

7:00 PM

Pioneer High School
AWAY
1

Ann Arbor Huron High School
HOME
15

Game Recap

The history of the rivalry between Ann Arbor Pioneer and Ann Arbor Huron is just about as long as a rivalry can get in Michigan water polo history. The have faced each other in 10 of the 45 total state championships (Huron holds the edge, 6-4), and if there was a running tally of games between them the total would certainly be near .500. River Rats grow up dreaming of beating Pioneer, and vice versa, regardless of if they swim together at WISC or play club together in the offseason. The games are almost always tight and high energy – this author can remember a time when drum lines were brought into the respective natatoriums, drowning out all sound and pumping high-octane noise into the atmosphere. The teams are usually closely ranked, evenly matched and out for blood.

This game was not like a usual game. Pioneer, having lost it’s all-region goalie in Court Middleton and all-region star field player in Daniel Zacks to the bane of all high school coaches, graduation, is in a rebuilding year. Far from short of players, carrying a roster of 33, what coach Hart lacks is players with experience – especially in net, as he started a true freshman there.

Huron brings a core of Seniors who have played together since their Sophomore year. Goalie Nik Ford, operating at an All-State level, is a brick wall in net, while Alex Kaipainen, Avi Cohen and Jorge DiGiovanni play their final year together as wise seniors in the field. Complimented by astute, hard working and intelligent players such as senior David Endicott, Juniors Dane Hubers, Jon Wang, Brandon Geng and Borun Bhattacharya, with a youth movement of experienced Sophomores Dylan Schmitzerle, Edwin Barnett and Ben Hires nipping at their heels, Huron is loaded this year.

The result of Tuesday nights game showed. A 15-1 drubbing of Pioneer, with their lone goal a beautiful backhand out of set in the 4th quarter, illustrated the gulf between these years teams. Give it an other year and the games will be competitive again – they almost always are – but this year, if you are a Rat fan, feel good in knowing that your team is the cream of the Ann Arbor crop.

Watch the game in its entirety, commentated by ann Arbor CTV, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLpLU2gTdto

Box Scores

1
2
3
4
Pioneer

1

Ann Arbor Huron
7

3

4

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Ann Arbor Huron High School Girls Varsity Golf falls to Skyline High School 190-238


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3:00 PM

Skyline High School
AWAY
190

Ann Arbor Huron High School
HOME
238

Meet Recap

Ann Arbor Huron girls golf fell to Skyline who shot a 190 while the Rats fired a 238. Huron was led by sophomore Karli Messer with a 44. Juniors Joann Cho and Sienna Blazevski added in scores of 51 and 71 respectively. Huron’s final score came from senior Rosie Li who participated in her first match firing a 72. Huron’s next match will be the SEC Championship next Monday, September 25.


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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Ann Arbor Huron High School Girls Varsity Golf falls to Saline High School 190-238


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

3:00 PM

Saline High School
AWAY
190

Ann Arbor Huron High School
HOME
238

Meet Recap

Ann Arbor Huron girls golf fell to Saline who shot a 190 while the Rats fired a 238. Huron was led by sophomore Karli Messer with a 44. Juniors Joann Cho and Sienna Blazevski added in scores of 51 and 71 respectively. Huron’s final score came from senior Rosie Li who participated in her first match firing a 72.


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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Ann Arbor Huron High School Girls Varsity Golf finishes 10th place


Monday, September 18, 2017

9:00 AM

Place

10

Points

500

Meet Recap

Yesterday Ann Arbor Huron had two participants in the Appleyard Invitational. Karli Messer carded a 97 while Joann Cho came in with a 110.

Opponents

School Place Points
Saline High School
1
328
Novi High School
2
343
Huron High School
3
353
Stoney Creek High School
4
356
Churchill High School
5
360
Skyline High School
6
375
Grosse Ile High School
7
397
Airport High School
8
411
Bedford High School
9
433
Ann Arbor Huron High School
10
500
Clawson High School
11
500

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River Rats News · Event Recap: Week of September 9 – September 15


Saturday, Sep 9th

No event results

Sunday, Sep 10th

No event results

Monday, Sep 11th

No event results

Tuesday, Sep 12th

No event results

Wednesday, Sep 13th

Girls Varsity Golf
SEC Match
2nd Place SUMMARY

Thursday, Sep 14th

No event results

Friday, Sep 15th

No event results