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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of August 26 – September 1


Saturday, Aug 26th

Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Eaton Rapids High School
N/A
Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Multiple Opponents
N/A

Sunday, Aug 27th

No event results

Monday, Aug 28th

Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Grand Haven High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Golf
League Jamboree @ Cedar Chase
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
East Kentwood High School
2nd Place
Girls Varsity Golf
League Jamboree @ Cedar Chase
5th Place
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Lowell High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lowell High School
L 3 – 1

Tuesday, Aug 29th

Girls Junior Varsity Golf
Jamboree @ Ridgeview
N/A
Girls Varsity Swimming
Mona Shores Tri Meet
N/A

Wednesday, Aug 30th

Girls Junior Varsity Golf
League Jamboree @ Indian Trails
5th Place
Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
vs. West Catholic High School
N/A
Boys Freshman Football
vs. Jenison High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Forest Hills Central High School POSTPONED
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Jenison High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Forest Hills Central High School POSTPONED
N/A

Thursday, Aug 31st

Boys Varsity Tennis
Tri with Zeeland West and Mona Shores
2nd Place
Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
vs. Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
@ Jenison High School
L 24 – 14

Friday, Sep 1st

No event results

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of August 19 – August 25


Saturday, Aug 19th

Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Thornapple-Kellogg High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Tennis
East Kentwood High School
4th Place
Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Caledonia High School
N/A

Sunday, Aug 20th

No event results

Monday, Aug 21st

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
Jenison JV Tournament
7th Place
Girls Junior Varsity Golf
@ Unity Christian High School
N/A
Girls Varsity Golf
@ Unity Christian High School
W SUMMARY

Tuesday, Aug 22nd

Girls Varsity Golf
League Jamboree @ Watermark CC – FHC
5th Place
Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Multiple Opponents
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Reeths-Puffer High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Reeths-Puffer High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Reeths-Puffer High School
T 2 – 2

Wednesday, Aug 23rd

Girls Freshman Volleyball
@ East Kentwood High School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Potter’s House Christian School
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Comstock Park High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Potter’s House Christian School
N/A

Thursday, Aug 24th

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
JV Tennis Quad
N/A
Girls Varsity Swimming
Northview Swim Invite
3rd Place
Girls Varsity Swimming
Northview Swim Invite
3rd Place
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Potter’s House Christian School POSTPONED
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Potter’s House Christian School POSTPONED
N/A
Boys Varsity Football
vs. Comstock Park HS/MS
N/A

Friday, Aug 25th

No event results

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Northview High School Girls Varsity Golf beat Unity Christian High School 197-209


Monday, August 21, 2017

3:30 PM

Northview High School
AWAY
197
Unity Christian High School
HOME
209

Meet Recap

Brooke Kennedy carded a 47 to lead the Wildcats to victory. Katie Hanis chipped in on #9 to finish with a 50. Hope Miller also shot 50 with Lauren Rayborn’s 51 for a total of 197 for the Wildcats. Maddie Otteson shot 58 to round out the scoring.


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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of August 12 – August 18


Saturday, Aug 12th

No event results

Sunday, Aug 13th

No event results

Monday, Aug 14th

No event results

Tuesday, Aug 15th

No event results

Wednesday, Aug 16th

Boys Varsity Tennis
Northview Quad
N/A
Girls Varsity Golf
Kent County Classic @ Northpointe HS/ Silver Lake CC
10th Place
Girls Junior Varsity Golf
@ Kenowa Hills High School
N/A

Thursday, Aug 17th

Boys Junior Varsity Tennis
@ Byron Center High School
L

Friday, Aug 18th

Girls Junior Varsity Golf
TK Invite – Yankee Springs GC
N/A
Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Multiple Opponents
N/A
Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ West Ottawa High School
N/A
Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. Multiple Opponents
N/A
Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Allendale High School
N/A
Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Allendale High School
N/A

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Wildcats News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN


New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)

CheerDay

Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)

Racing

Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)

HRDerby

To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Wildcats News · How much do you know about staying hydrated? Presented by VNN


Staying hydrated is important to your health, and is one of the best ways to ensure that you are playing your best. Unfortunately, many athletes overlook just how important water is in maintaining top-level performance.

Think you know everything there is to know about proper hydration? Take the quiz below sourced from Active.com’s 15 Hydration Facts for Athletes and find out:

 

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Wildcats News · MHSAA Fall 2017 Key Dates – Presented by VNN


Even though it’s only halfway through Summer, we’ve compiled a handy reference guide to the key dates coming for this Fall season from the MHSAA 2017-2018 Calendar. Feel free to bookmark!

Cross Country: Lower Peninsula

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 27 or 28

FINALS – November 4

 

Cross Country: Upper Peninsula

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

FINALS – October 21

 

Football – 8 Player

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 7

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 24

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 27 or 28 and November 3 or 4

SEMI-FINALS – November 11

FINALS – November 17 or 18

 

Football – 11 Player

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 7

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 24

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 27 or 28 and November 3 or 4

REGIONALS – November 10 or 11

SEMI-FINALS – November 18

FINALS – November 24 and 25

 

Golf: Lower Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 11, 12, 13 or 14

FINALS – October 20 and 21

 

Soccer: Lower Peninsula Boys

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 16-21

REGIONALS – October 24-28

SEMI-FINALS – November 1

FINALS – November 4

 

Swimming: Lower Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – Diving: November 9

FINALS – November 17-18

 

Tennis: Lower Peninsula Boys

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

REGIONALS – October 12 or 13 or 14

FINALS – October 20 and 21

 

Tennis: Upper Peninsula Girls

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 16

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

FINALS – September 27-30

 

Volleyball

FIRST PRACTICE DATE – August 9

FIRST CONTEST DATE – August 18

MHSAA TOURNAMENT

DISTRICTS – October 30- November 1, November 2 or 3 or 4

REGIONALS – November 7 & 9

QUARTERFINALS – November 14

SEMI-FINALS – November 16-17

FINALS – November 18

 

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Wildcats News · Should High School Basketball Players Be Able to Declare for the NBA Draft? – Presented by VNN


lebron-dunkAs Americans, we tend to fall in love with our rising stars who are breaking out on the national stage at a young age.  At 18, all eyes were on Patrick Kane as he started his professional hockey career with the Chicago Blackhawks. Nobody blinked twice when MLB’s Bryce Harper was selected to the National League All-Star team at 19.  Likewise, there were no calls for the U.S. Men’s National Team to pump the brakes on budding soccer star Christian Pulisic when he scored his first goal for the Stars & Stripes at the young age of 17.

Yet, in basketball, most of the top high school talent is required to follow the controversial “one & done” trend. As the rule goes, an athlete needs to be at least 19 years old to be eligible for the NBA Draft, forcing all hopeful pros into at least one year in college or a European League. The policy, instituted in the NBA CBA in 2005, was aimed at yielding more developed and matured players as draft options, instead of seeing teams draft solely on raw talent and potential, and stashing those prospects away on their bench.

 

Over the last decade, this rule has been a nonstop point of discussion and debate. Many appreciate the importance this rule places on attending higher education, and further developing professional skills. In addition, many college programs can benefit from knowing that the prospects they are recruiting will indeed commit to a school, rather than decide to forgo college altogether. Conversely, however, many have questioned whether forcing the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Ben Simmons and Anthony Davis to go to college for a year is really thmaxresdefaulte right path for top-level talent. The careers of Tracy McGrady, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James might say no. In addition, the one-and-done phenomenon sees many top players in and out of a college faster than you can say “Karl-Anthony Towns,” rendering a college game that is often focused more on individual showcases and annual ‘big names,’ rather than cheering for programs that see players develop over 3 or 4 years. This controversy is especially relevant, as current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently stated at the beginning of this year’s NBA Finals that “We all agreed we need to make a change . . . It’s one of those issues we need to come together and study. … My sense is, It’s not working for anyone.” (read more on Silver’s statement) Such a change could be to do away with the rule altogether, or amend it to have caveats, such as requiring those who choose to go to college to stay at least 2 years or those who choose to turn professional out of high school to spend a year in the G-League.

So, what do you think? Should the NBA change their age requirement and allow basketball players to turn professional fresh out of high school?

Should the NBA Allow High School Athletes to Declare for the Draft?

Yes! High Schoolers should be able to be drafted.
No. High Schoolers should be required to go to college first before playing in the NBA

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Wildcats News · Event Recap: Week of May 27 – June 2


Saturday, May 27th

Coed Varsity Crew
Western Ontario Scholastic Championships – London, Ontario
N/A

Sunday, May 28th

No event results

Monday, May 29th

No event results

Tuesday, May 30th

Girls Varsity Softball
@ Forest Hills Central High School
L 6 – 5
Boys Varsity Baseball
vs. Lowell High School
L 1 – 8
Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Kenowa Hills High School
W 4 – 0 SUMMARY

Wednesday, May 31st

No event results

Thursday, Jun 1st

Boys Varsity Golf
Regionals at Lincoln Hills Golf
N/A
Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Forest Hills Northern High School
N/A

Friday, Jun 2nd

No event results

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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Northview High School Girls Varsity Soccer beat Kenowa Hills High School 4-0


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

6:00 PM

Kenowa Hills High School
AWAY
0

Northview High School
HOME
4

Game Recap

The Northview Wildcats defeated Kenowa Hills 4-0 in the first round of District Tournament play. Olivia DeShane led all scorers with 2 goals. Morgan Otteson and Brenna Musser each added a goal.

Box Scores

1
2
Kenowa Hills

Northview
3

1