MHSAA set to close out spring of 2014 with the last of state titles
By Mike Moore
Posted June 5, 2014
METRO DETROIT — And then there were three.
After a 2013-14 school year that featured thousands of games, even more athletes and the crowing of champions in sports including gymnastics, football, swimming and hockey, the final three are set to put a wrap on the schedule this weekend.
The spring of 2014 in the MHSAA is down to baseball, softball and soccer.
“The end of a school year, and all of its celebrations and excitement wouldn’t be complete without crowing our last athletic champions,” said John Johnson, the MHSAA communications director. “It brings the circle to a close on one year, and we’re already looking forward to preparations for the 2014-15 school year.”
Here’s a quick look at what’s left.
The baseball semifinals and finals will be played at McLane Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University.
Semifinals begin June 12. Division 2 games take place at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Division 1 plays its semifinals at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
On June 13, the Division 4 semifinals are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., while the Division 3 semifinals begin at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
All four finals will be played June 14, with D-2 starting at 9 a.m., followed by D-1 at 11:30 a.m., D-4 at 2:30 p.m., and the D-3 final will close out the season at 5 p.m.
The softball semifinals and finals will be played at Secchia Stadium, also on the campus of MSU.
Semifinals begin June 12. Division 1 games are scheduled for 10 a.m. and noon.
Division 2 plays its semifinals at 3 p.m. and then 5 p.m.
On June 13, the Division 3 semifinals are scheduled for 10 a.m. and noon, while the Division 4 semifinals begin at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
All four finals will be played June 14, with the D-1 final at 10 a.m., D-2 at 12:30 p.m., D-3 at 3 p.m., and the D-4 final at 5:30 p.m.
In girls soccer, the state finals are at two separate locations.
All four divisions played semifinal games on June 11.
The D-1 final is set for noon June 14 at Williamston High, while the D-2 game will follow, scheduled for 3 p.m.
The D-3 and D-4 finals are scheduled for noon and 3 p.m., respectively, at Mason High.
Some 59 days after these three sports shut down, the 2014-15 sports season officially opens with football practice kicking off on Aug. 11.
About the author
Sports Writer Mike Moore covers a variety of sports in Oakland County and the Detroit Catholic League. Mike joined C & G Newspapers in 2006 shortly after graduating from Albion College where he played football. He attended Dearborn Divine Child where he met his wife Jennifer. They have four sons together and reside in Dearborn.
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