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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players …

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Checking for concussions

The Michigan High School Athletic Association will begin a pilot program this fall using a new test to check for concussions in athletes. Executive Director Jack Roberts told WOOD-TV that anyone suspected of “getting their bell rung” will be asked to look at cards, or an iPad and read some numbers. The time to answer will be compared to a “test …

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Hoke terminated by the Wolverines

The University of Michigan has fired head football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Hoke posted a 31-20 record at Michigan, but never improved on an 11-2 mark and Sugar Bowl title in his first season with the Wolverines. They went 5-7 overall this season, including 3-5 in the Big Ten, marking the program’s first losing season since going 5-7 …

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Northern Illinois Trips Up Broncos, 31-21

On the snowy turf of Waldo Stadium, Northern Illinois cooled off a hot Broncos squad with a second half comeback on Friday, Nov. 28, that included six WMU turnovers. The Huskies strong second half offense topped the Broncos, 31-21, which would have given Western an appearance in the MAC championship.

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Two Mendon players named to All State Football team

Mendon’s Logan Slaughter and Elijah Klepper were named to the Associated Press’ Division 7-8 All-State Football Team. For Slaughter it was his third appearance on the prestigious team. He was a four-year starter for the Hornets, who went 10-2 in the 2014 season. Klepper, a senior and team captain, rushed for 1,702 yards on 190 carries this season. He averaged …

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Broncos Blast Eastern Michigan, 51-7

It took only 12 seconds for the Western Michigan Broncos to take the lead in their gridiron contest against cross-state rival Eastern Michigan as Darius Phillips returned the opening kick 93 yards for a touchdown. The Broncos poured it on after that amassing a 51-7 win. Zach Terrell goes over on a one-yard QB sneak in the second half as the …

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Mendon Downs Colon, 49-8, in 1st Round of Gridiron Playoffs

  Colon was no match for Mendon’s powerful offense and stingy defense at Saturday’s opening round of the state playoffs. The Hornets dominated the Magi, 49-8, from start to finish. Mendon,9-1, now will host Climax-Scotts, also 9-1, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.  8, at John Schwartz Field in Mendon.    

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High school football

Vicksburg 14,  Three Rivers 13 Schoolcraft 42,  Constantine 28 Mendon 49,  Colon 8 Cassopolis 29,  Decatur 28  (OT)

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WMU Handles Ohio, 42-21, at Bronco Homecoming

Sophomore wide receiver Corey Davis is off to the races against Ohio’s Bo Hardy and Ian Wells on the way to the end zone as Western Michigan won its homecoming game on Saturday against Ohio, 42-21. Davis had nine catches for 212 yards and two TDs. Jarvion Franklin, Bronco freshmen running back, had another outstanding day in his short career …

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