AROUND THE STATE
It’s been eight years since Grosse Pointe South played for an MHSAA Finals championship in ice hockey. But even though we’re just past the halfway point of this season, the Blue Devils have shown they have what it takes to make a trip back to Plymouth for another title shot. South is 13-2 and ranked No. 2 in Division 3 in the latest state coaches association poll. To say things have been clicking would be an understatement.
Over the past three weeks, John Shelton IV has established a new school record for wrestling wins while also reaching a rare milestone with his 150th career victory. While most would be elated and content, the East Grand Rapids senior wants more and has his sights set on an even bigger goal. “To be honest, it was a stepping stone for me, and it wasn’t that big of a deal because I’m trying to win a state title,” Shelton IV said.
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice clears up misconceptions concerning backboards and basketball goaltending. Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.
This week’s show highlights White Pigeon multi-sport standout Claycee West, awards Game Balls to Jonesville’s competitive cheer team and Pelllston basketball’s Blake Cassidy, clears up misconceptions on basketball goaltending and highlights some of the key points from last weekend’s Youth Football Forum.
Upcoming MHSAA Tournament Schedule
Boys Swimming & Diving (UP) · Finals: Feb. 15
Boys Skiing · Finals: Feb. 24
Girls Skiing · Finals: Feb. 24
Team Wrestling · Finals: Feb. 28-29
Girls Competitive Cheer · Finals: Mar. 6-7
Boys Bowling · Finals: Mar. 6-7
Girls Bowling · Finals: Mar. 6-7
Individual Wrestling · Finals: Mar. 6-7
Boys Swimming & Diving (LP) · Finals: Mar. 13-14
Girls Gymnastics · Finals: Mar. 13-14
Ice Hockey · Finals: Mar. 14
Girls Basketball · Finals: Mar. 21
Boys Basketball · Finals: Mar. 28
Girls Basketball · Saginaw Swan Valley vs. Birch Run, 5:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball · Stevensville Lakeshore vs. Niles, 5:45 p.m.
Girls Basketball · Rockford vs. Hudsonville, 6:00 p.m.
Boys Basketball · Grand Blanc vs. Kalamazoo Central, 7:00 p.m.
Boys Ice Hockey · Brighton vs. Howell, 7:30 p.m.
Boys Ice Hockey · Clarkston vs. Lake Orion, 8:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball · Ishpeming vs. Negaunee, 7:15 p.m.
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