Month: June 2016

Girls Basketball participation has dropped 18.7% since changing to winter

EAST LANSING, Mich. – June 30 – Despite another slight decline in enrollment at Michigan High School Athletic Association member high schools for the 2015-16 school year, participation in sports rose for the first time since 2010-11. A total of 284,227 students took part in the 28 sports for which postseason tournaments are sponsored by the MHSAA. This year’s 0.71 percent dip in enrollment at member schools is the latest in a steady decrease that has seen enrollment fall nearly 12 percent total since 2006-07; however, participation in MHSAA-sponsored sports was up 0.57 percent over 2014-15. A total of 15 sports saw participation increases from the school year before, with boys and girls bowling, boys cross country and girls lacrosse setting records. Girls participation was up 1.7 percent to 119,281 participants, despite a fall in girls enrollment of sixth tenths of a percent. Boys participation did fall a slight two tenths of a percent, to 164,946 participants, but boys enrollment fell eighth tenths of a percent from the previous school year. The overall MHSAA totals count students once for each sport in which they participate, meaning students who are multiple-sport athletes are counted more than once. Girls lacrosse continued its streak of setting a participation record every season since becoming a sponsored tournament sport in 2005, this time with a 7.2 increase in participation to 2,775 athletes. Boys bowling saw...

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Michigan Sports Radio adds Freeland football to schedule

On November 11, 2014 Michigan Sports Radio (MSR) broadcaster Lou Gamlin was heading to Menominee to attend his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Knowing that it was the thick of the high school football playoffs, he contacted MSR president Brock Konkle and asked if he could call the game. Without hesitation, the two put together the necessary paperwork and Lou went on to broadcast the game live for MSR. With the help of advertisers in the Freeland community to offset the cost, as well as the Freeland athletic department promoting the game, Lou ended up with quite an audience: 10,000 listened...

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MSR adds Tri-County Football to broadcast schedule

Michigan Sports Radio is excited to announce that their 2016 broadcast schedule has gotten bigger and better. For the first time in MSR history, the Central State Gold conference will get weekly coverage, coming in the form of Tri-County Vikings football. Each and every Vikings game, home and away, will be heard live on MSR. Tri-County is trying to improve upon a 3-6 finish a year ago, a record which placed them sixth out of seven in the Central State Gold Conference. Play-by-play voice Scott Peceny will be joined by color commentator Dave VanNoord in the booth for 2016 Viking football....

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