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It can seem to an uninformed observer like the varsity coach is the one that matters in a high school sports program. It is, in some sense, an understandable view for those not observing closely; after all, only one can carry the title ‘head coach’, with all the perks — and extra duties — th…

Should it take place as scheduled, the 2020 football season will mark a new era in the way the MHSAA determines its state champions. The state will be switching from a system that automatically qualifies any team with six wins to a system where the playoff field is determined by the Michigan…

The addition of seeding at the regional level in ice hockey, and adjustments to provide byes for top-seeded teams in basketball and soccer, were among the most notable actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meetin…

Gary Darling insists now that he was a mediocre high school wrestler at best and never wanted to be a high school coach. He tells of only participating in wrestling his junior and senior years in high school and being injured both years. He didn’t compete in college, but when he came to Shel…

A well-known name in high school wrestling circles throughout the state of Michigan for over a quarter of a century is being inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at the Weber Inn in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Oct. 11. (Editor’s note: The induction ceremony was originally scheduled f…