Author: Nick Tuori

2017 State Semifinals Preview

The MHSAA Playoffs have reached the semifinals, and four teams remain from the OK Conference. The Michigan Sports Radio team will be LIVE at a pair of contests. A brief preview of these games can be found below. WEST CATHOLIC VS FRANKENMUTH The Falcons are just one win away from their sixth straight trip to Ford Field. Last week, they squeaked out a victory on the road at Portland to reach the semifinals. Previously in the state tournament, they have defeated Berrien Springs and Kalamazoo United to reach Saturday’s game. Their opponent, the Eagles of Frankenmuth enter the game...

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Catholic Central Advances to State Semis With Win Over Belding

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray See the game in pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45681226@N02/albums/72157687271152232 The Cougars of Catholic Central won the Division 4 State Championship last season behind a stellar defense. This year, they aimed to repeat their championship, as well as completing an undefeated season, something that has not been accomplished by Catholic Central since 1987. This week, they continued their march to Ford Field by knocking off the Black Knights of Belding 42-3. In the first quarter of the game, star tailback Nolan Fugate started the scoring for the Cougars as he ran eighty-four yards through the teeth of...

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2017 Regional Finals Coverage Preview

The MHSAA Playoffs have reached the Regional Final rounds, as there are now just eight teams remaining in each of the eight divisions in the 11-man playoffs. There are 32 games across the state of Michigan this weekend, and the Michigan Sports Radio team of broadcasters are going to be LIVE at four of them. In addition to tomorrow’s preview show, available on the MSR Facebook page, a quick preview of the games can be found below. WILLIAMSTON (7-4) AT ESCANABA (9-2) The Hornets of Williamston are making the longest trek of any team on Friday night as they...

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Williamston Sets on Long Journey to Face Eskymos in Regional Finals

Photo courtesy of Louis Murray The MHSAA Football Playoffs are in full swing, as there are just 64 teams remaining in the 11-player football playoffs. In Division 4, there are just eight teams remaining as we have reached the Regional Final round of the tournament, leaving teams just two wins away from Ford Field. One of the furthest treks will be the 400 mile trek by the Hornets of Williamston as they travel to Escanaba to take on the Eskymos. Williamston is coming off of a 47-21 win in the District Finals against Pontiac Notre Dame Prep. The week...

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West Ottawa Wins First District Title in Program History

Photo courtesy of Miles Postema. ¬†Check out pictures of the game here:¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/96875625@N08/albums/72157665851853339   Each fall, the MHSAA Playoffs provide a platform for some of the best stories in the state to take center stage. One of the best in 2017 has to be the work of the West Ottawa Panthers to turn things around. After fielding two straight 2-7 teams, the Panthers surprised many by winning eight games and being crowned undisputed champions of the OK Red. Their remarkable journey took another step on Friday night as they defeated Rockford for the second time this season to win their...

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