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Local schools earn sportsmanship award

Both the Cedar Springs and Algoma Christian boys soccer teams were chosen by the Michigan High School Athletic Administration to be recognized for outstanding sportsmanship during fall postseason tournament competitions through the Good Sports Are Winners! Program. The teams were chosen for their sportsmanship during districts.
The program is conducted in team sports, with schools being evaluated by tournament management at District, Regional and Final Round sites. This fall a total of 205 teams were selected from 170 schools in tournaments conducted in football, boys soccer and girls volleyball.
The program recognizes one school at each MHSAA tournament center at all levels of play for having met the highest sportsmanlike standards. Those schools will be presented framed certificates and will be recognized through the publication of their names in the MHSAA Bulletin, the MHSAA Finals program series, and on the MHSAA Website.

During the course of the school year, over 500 teams will be recognized in 13 activities for their sportsmanship efforts during MHSAA tournaments. At the Finals in those tournaments, the school judged to have met those standards is presented a crystal trophy and commemorative banner.

Marshall in football (Division 4), Ann Arbor Greenhills (Division 4) in boys soccer, and Bronson (Class C) in girls volleyball were selected by the tournament management at their respective Finals for displaying the exemplary sportsmanship by their coaches, student-athletes and spectators. Bronson will receive its award at school board meeting on March 2, and Greenhills will receive its honor at an all-school assembly on March 11.  The presentation dates at Marshall is pending. Petoskey was the MHSAA champion in its tournament, while Ubly and Lutheran Westland were finalists in their respective sports.

It is the first time that Marshall has been named a recipient of a Finals sportsmanship award.  Greenhills has been honored on two previous occasions – in boys soccer in 1992, and in girls soccer in 2007.  Bronson received a Finals award in wrestling in 2003.  Ann Arbor Greenhills was also recognized in boys soccer at the District level of play; Bronson was honored in the football playoffs at the District level and at the District and Regional tournaments in girls volleyball; and Marshall was also honored in football at the Regionals.  Bronson and Marshall captured the MHSAA title in their respective sports, while Greenhills was a finalist in boys soccer.

Bronson, East Kentwood, Goodrich, Grand Rapids Christian and Hudsonville Unity Christian were recognized in the fall at three tournaments, while 25 schools received mention in twice. Girls volleyball led the way with 101 teams feted, followed by 56 teams in football and 45 in boys soccer.  A complete list of fall award recipients can be found at the end of this release.

The following is a list of Good Sports Are Winners! Award recipients as submitted by tournament managers for the Fall sports season

GOOD SPORTS ARE WINNERS!

2009 Fall Award Recipients

(Based on reports received at the MHSAA offices as of 1.15.10. NOTE: Not all site managers responded.)
Football
Districts
Bark River-Harris
Beal City
Bronson
Canton
Capac
Colon
DeWitt
East Kentwood
Farmington Hills Harrison
Fenton
Frankfort
Genesee
Goodrich
Grand Rapids West Catholic
Howell
Ithaca
Jackson Lumen Christi
Lake City
Lake Linden-Hubbell
Lansing Catholic
Lapeer West

Lowell
Madison Heights Lamphere
Manchester
Marine City
Mendon
Merrill
Millington
Monroe St Mary Catholic Central
Mt Pleasant
Muskegon Heights
Negaunee
New Lothrop
Petersburg-Summerfield
Reading
Southgate Anderson
Sterling Heights Stevenson
Stevensville Lakeshore
Regionals
Adrian
Birmingham Brother Rice
Colon
Detroit Catholic Central
East Kentwood
Goodrich
Ishpeming
Lowell
Marshall
Montague
Muskegon Heights
Petersburg-Summerfield
Saginaw Swan Valley
St Charles
Sterling Heights Stevenson
Warren DeLaSalle
Waterford Our Lady
Boys Soccer
Districts
Ann Arbor Greenhills
Bloomfield Hills Andover
Canton
Cedar Springs

Comstock Park
East Kentwood
Fairview
Frankenmuth
Goodrich
Grand Rapids Christian
Grand Rapids South Christian
Grant
Harbor Springs Harbor Light Christian
Hartford
Hillsdale Academy
Holland West Ottawa
Holt
Hudsonville Unity Christian
Ithaca
Kalkaska
Kent City Algoma Christian
Lawton
Marine City Cardinal Mooney
Mason
Mason County Central
Monroe Jefferson
Onsted
Perry
Romeo
Saginaw Arthur Hill
Saginaw Valley Lutheran
Salem
South Lyon East
St Johns
Sterling Heights
Suttons Bay
Regionals
Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian
Caledonia
Freeland
Grosse Ile
Hudsonville Unity Christian
Petoskey
Plymouth Christian
Salem

Trenton
Girls Volleyball
Districts
Adrian
Arenac Eastern
Athens
Beal City
Benton Harbor
Big Rapids Crossroads Academy
Birch Run
Birmingham Marian
Bloomingdale
Breckenridge
Bronson
Burton Faith
Byron
Cadillac
Carson City-Crystal
Caseville
Cassopolis
Central Lake
Charlevoix
Cheboygan
Coloma
Dearborn Edsel Ford
Detroit Cesar Chavez Academy
Dexter
Erie-Mason
Farmington
Ferndale
Flint Northwestern
Frankenmuth
Gladwin
Grand Rapids Christian
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern
Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett
Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse
Hemlock
Holt
Howell
Ida

Iron Mountain
Jackson Northwest
Jenison
Kentwood West Michigan Lutheran
Lansing Catholic
Linden
Livonia Churchill
Mackinac Island
Macomb Lutheran North
Marion
Marquette
McBain
Midland Dow
Niles Brandywine
North Branch
North Muskegon
Okemos
Olivet
Onekama
Pellston
Portland St Patrick
Richland Gull Lake
Roseville
Sand Creek
South Lyon East
Southfield Christian
Southgate Anderson
Spring Lake
St Clair Shores South Lake
Stanton Central Montcalm
Sterling Heights
Swartz Creek
Taylor Trillium
Traverse City Christian
Ubly
Wakefield-Marenisco
Waterford Our Lady
Watervliet Grace Christian
White Cloud
Whitehall
Wolverine

Regionals
Battle Creek St Philip
Bronson
Cadillac
Caseville
Dearborn
Detroit Cass Tech
Flushing
Grand Rapids Christian
Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse
Hemlock
Hudsonville Unity Christian
Lutheran Westland
Marlette
Marysville
McBain Northern Michigan Christian
Muskegon Western Michigan Christian
North Branch
Novi
Plymouth Christian
Potterville
Riverview
Williamston

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