By: John Raffel
MHSAA tournaments begin
Courtesy of the MHSAA
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 11 – Unprecedented coverage of MHSAA Winter Tournaments begins this week on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network, as the number of member schools using Pixellot to stream live video grows.
You can always reach a list of the upcoming tournament games by Clicking Here.
The action begins Wednesday and Thursday nights (Feb. 12-13) with coverage of Team Wrestling Districts at the following locations: Brighton, Chesaning, Detroit Catholic Central, East Grand Rapids, Flint Kearsley, Fowlerville, Grandville, Ishpeming, Linden, Livonia Clarenceville, Madison Heights Lamphere, Niles, Otisville Lakeville, Petoskey, Saginaw Heritage, Saginaw Swan Valley, St. Joseph, Walled Lake Western. Regional sites with live streaming video will be determined following the District round.
The Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals take place Friday and Saturday (Feb. 14-15) at Marquette High School. Diving activity begins at 2:30 p.m. on Friday; and all of the Swimming events will take place on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
On Saturday, there will be live streaming video at the following Individual Wrestling Districts: Fenton, Fremont, Manchester, Montrose, New Lothrop, Stevensville Lakeshore, Williamston. Grandville will be the only Regional site streaming live video.
The Wrestling and Swimming action is part of a week of over 400 live events on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network. You can Click Here to look at the latest list of all upcoming varsity games.
Now in its 11th year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events; with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. Pixellot – The NFHS Network’s automated streaming solution - is used by schools wishing to live stream games, but lack the ability to staff the events. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $10.99 a month. Subscribers will have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country. All content becomes available for free, on-demand viewing 72 hours after being shown live. School Broadcast Program participants benefit as a portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.
A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA Website.
Over 100 over-the-air radio stations and internet audio website are carrying the MHSAA Network’s flagship program, This Week In High School Sports, as part of their weekly high school sports programming for the third straight year.
The five-minute program, powered by Michigan Student Aid, is in its fifth year. It leads off each week with feature stories from around the state from the MHSAA’s Second Half, or from network affiliated stories and interviews. This Week Game Balls are then presented for team or individual achievements in the past week. Be The Referee, a 60-second look at the fine art of officiating, comes in the middle of the show; and is followed by a closing MHSAA Perspective.
This week’s show features gymnast Elena Vargo of Farmington Hills United; presents Game Balls to JaVaughn Hannah of Mt. Clemens and Brad Simonsen of Houghton; presents a Basketball You make The Call on Be The Referee; and closes with a commentary about Multi-Sport Participation.
A complete list of radio stations and web audio outlets carrying This Week In High School Sports can be found by Clicking Here.
This Week In High School Sports is posted to the home page of the MHSAA Website by Noon on Tuesday each week; and is also available on the MHSAA Network Website. You can listen to this week’s show by Clicking Here.
Be The Referee is also available each week as a separate podcast. These 60-second messages, featuring MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice and veteran MHSAA official Sa.m. Davis, take a look at rules in different sports, challenges your rules knowledge with some You Make The Call questions, and pass on other information about the world of officiating.
Be The Referee is posted online by Noon Tuesday each week, and can be found on the home pages of the MHSAA Website and the MHSAA Network Website. You can listen to this week’s message by Clicking Here.