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Wildcats News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Wildcats 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

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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

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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

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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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Wildcats 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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Wildcats 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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Wildcats News · Which region’s high schools had the strongest NFL Draft? – Presented by VNN


The NFL Draft took place last week in Philadelphia. Held on the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it was the first draft held entirely outdoors, and was the most attended in history with more than 250,000 people attending. Over three days, all 32 NFL teams chose players who they hope could be the future of their franchise.

In the next few pages, check out all the players drafted by their hometown high school, and vote for the region you think has grown the strongest draft class!

Voting closes on Sunday, May 14th at 3pm EST / 12pm PST.

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Wildcats News · Best of the Best: Michigan’s Top Sports Story – Presented by VNN


This month’s top story from across Michigan comes from South Christian High School in Grand Rapids, by way of Hudsonville, where AD Kevin Wolma gives some good advice for parents.

After The Game: What Do You Say?

Originally posted on southchristiansports.com

By Kevin Wolma
Hudsonville Athletic Director

 

“I love to watch you play.” Those are the six words a son or daughter wants to hear from his or her parents after a game.

What if your child does not play? What do you say then? Parents can’t say, “I love to watch you play” when your child does not play, nor can they say other post-competition statements like: “Did you fight like a dog?”

“Did you have fun?”

It is hard to fight like a dog when not given the opportunity, and we all know players have more fun when they play in the game. When you google the phrase, “what to say after a game,” there are all sorts of articles written with some of them backed by research. However, when you google the phrase – “what to say when your kid does not play” – very little comes out of that search.

Why?

This is a hard and very sensitive area for most parents to come up with the right thing to say.

Before we talk about what to say in this situation, it may be more important to discuss what not to say after a game where your child does not play. Some of the comments all parents should avoid are:

“Why have you not played in the last three…

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Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Michigan Track and Field Records – Presented by VNN


As the Spring Season hits full swing, state records start falling.

How do you match up against the best of the best?

Here’s Michigan’s Track and Field State Meet Records, courtesy of the MHSAA:

MHSAA Boys Track and Field Record Book

MHSAA Girls Track and Field Record Book

 

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Multiple Teams · Three Rivers High School Junior Varsity Football beat Lawton High School 33-0


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6:15 PM

Lawton High School
AWAY
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Three Rivers High School
HOME
33

Game Recap

Team Rushing – 33 carries for 130 yards
Team Passing – 5/7 for 138 yards and 2 Touchdowns
Team Defense – 6 turnovers caused

Box Scores

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Lawton

Three Rivers

26

7

Game Summary

2Q

Nolan Mark 39 yard Touchdown Run
Jalen Heivilin to Bryce Morlan for 61 yard Touchdown Pass
Gavin Charvat recoverd a fumble for a Touchdown
Jalen Heivilin to Nolan Mark for a 9 yard Touchdown Pass

3Q

Josh Draper 1 yard Touchdown Run


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Multiple Teams · Three Rivers High School Girls Freshman Volleyball falls to Gull Lake Tournament 3-1


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

4:00 PM

Three Rivers High School
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Gull Lake Tournament
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Game Recap

The freshman girls 2016 volleyball season started off tonight at Gull Lake
Freshman lady cats finished fourth place overall in the gull lake invite August 30. The girls were shorthanded and played hard. Emma Thatcher and Tori brown led the way with serving as we ended in fourth Place. Karalyn Eldridge worked hard setting the ball and blocking. Maddie borst and Lizzie Bissett had a good game all around with passing and playing the front row. Chelsea Jepsen chimed in with a couple kills and played an important roll to help the team when Kylee Nash exited the day early with an injury. The girls play Wednesday in league play versus allegan.

Highlights of games we competed hard against mattawan but mattawan defeated the lady cats. The girls later played allegan and won, but fell short against Vicksburg


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Multiple Teams · Three Rivers High School Girls Freshman Volleyball beat Allegan High School 2-1


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5:00 PM

Three Rivers High School
AWAY
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Allegan High School
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Game Recap

Today three rivers freshman volleyball team played there first league game and defeated Allegan in three sets the first set Allegan won 19 to 25 in the next set Lady cats came back and won 25 to 18 behind Maddy borst’ serves. In the final set Emma thatcher started the 3rd set with 10 straight points serving which led the girls to a 15 to 5 victory.

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25

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