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New Haven shuts down Ludingon in the fourth quarter to claim Class B title

 | Jeff Dullack

East Lansing – While New Haven has been one of the top scoring teams in the state of Michigan this season, the Rockets have prided themselves on their defensive play all year. And when New Haven found itself struggling offensively in Saturday night’s Class B Final again...  

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Monte Morris returns to Michigan to cheer on his alma mater, Beecher, in the title game

 | Lenny Padilla

East Lansing - Monte Morris grabbed a basketball and started to shoot jumpers on the basketball court at Michigan State University on Saturday. But the former Iowa State star was in street clothes and was escorted off the court by an usher who didn’t recognize him.

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Foster Loyer leads Clarkston to first title as Wolves down G.R. Christian, 75-69, in Class A final

 | Lenny Padilla

(PHOTO CREDIT - Dave Donoher) East Lansing - Foster Loyer sat at the podium during a postgame news conference with the big, wooden state championship trophy shielding him from the bright lights of the news cameras.

It might have been the only time all day that the ...  

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Future Michigan State teammates, Foster Loyer and Xavier Tillman, impress in Class A Final

 | Jeff Dullack

(PHOTO CREDIT - Dave Donoher) East Lansing – In less than two years, Xavier Tillman and Foster Loyer will be teaming up at Michigan State as Tillman will begin his college career next season in East Lansing and Loyer will join the Spartans in 2018. But on Saturday afternoo...  

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Josh Laman's 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Ludington OT win over River Rouge in Class B Semifinal

 | Jeff Dullack

East Lansing – Ludington’s Josh Laman was 0-for-9 on his 3-point attempts for the season heading into Friday night’s Class B semifinal, but the sophomore forward found the perfect time to make his first of the season. With Ludington trailing River Rouge by tw...  

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Grand Rapids Christian pulls away from Romulus in the second half to advance to Class A Final

 | Jeff Dullack

East Lansing – One of the things that Mark Warners appreciates most about his talented Grand Rapids Christian team is its unselfishness and willingness to share the ball and that was on display on Friday afternoon in the Class A semifinal against Romulus. The Eagles...  

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Ben Freeman of Walled Lake Central named as the first winner of State Champs Mr. Wrestling award

 | Alysia Babcock

Walled Lake – Ben Freeman of Walled Lake Central has been selected as the winner of the first State Champs Mr. Wrestling contest. Freeman is the 22nd wrestler in state history to win four state title. His career record is 163-1. Freeman was 34-0 in the 140-pound we...  

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Polfus' buzzer beater gives Powers North Central double OT win over Southfield Christian in Class D semifinal

 | Jeff Dullack

East Lansing – Over the course of the previous five years, Class D has been dominated by two teams, Powers North Central and Southfield Christian. Southfield Christian won three consecutive state titles from 2012-2014. The Eagles made the move up to Class C in 2015 and North ...  

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Covenant Christian rolls past Manton, 62-35, in a Class C semifinal

 | Lenny Padilla

East Lansing - It’s been 21 years since Grand Rapids Covenant Christian has been to a state final but the names of Koole and Meulenberg are still on the roster.

Juniors Trenton Koole and Carson Meulenberg helped the Chargers dismantle Manton, 62-35, on Thursday ...  

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Beecher advances to Class C final once again with 76-68 win over Detroit Edison

 | Lenny Padilla

East Lansing - Malik Ellison said he was so focused that he barely noticed the fans and all of the noise inside the Breslin Center on Thursday. As the game progressed, the Flint Beecher senior guard did become aware of one special fan rooting for him.

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