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Winning-at-all-costs mentality is harming young athletes

“They put medals and trophies and winning above the welfare of these children and of these athletes,” said French, 26. “What it should be is the child first and then the athlete second. You have to focus on the complete identity of this person to make sure they are getting the well-rounded support that they need in order to be a human.”

Family affair leads Holt bowling down the stretch

Both Schaberg brothers will be among the favorites to make a run at the Division 1 Regional Finals on Feb. 25-26 with David coming off a semifinal appearance in the state championship as a junior in 2021. But on Sunday in the conference finals, it all came down to a family affair.In moments like these, it can be hard to separate the parent from the coach. Scott Schaberg said that while it’s great to see the boys win a title, the one negative is “that it had to come at the expense of the other.”

From the Pitts to Peach Bowl champions

A New Year’s Six bowl game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia; the dream for No. 10 Michigan State and No. 12 Pitt as they battle for the title of 2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl champions. But Atlanta would grant only one wish, and it would favor the Spartans this time around. Michigan State Spartans celebrates after winning the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl between Michigan State Spartans and Pittsburgh Panthers in a NCAA college football game Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Atlanta.

Female high school athletes less likely to be pulled from playing after concussions than males, study finds

CONCUSSIONS IN FEMALE ATHLETES: Heads up! Female high school athletes are at greater risk than males for continuing to play after a concussion, a new MSU study finds. Across all sports with male and female athletes, the risk is 1.33 times higher for females, it found. That means girls and young women who play such sports as soccer, basketball and softball are less likely than males to receive immediate medical care, leaving females more susceptible to a repeat concussion and longer recovery time. We talk to the lead researcher and the Michigan High School Athletic Association. For news and sports sections. By Elaine Mallon. ATTENTION SPORTS AND NEWS SECTIONS FOR ALL POINTS.

DeWitt takes the field for its football team

The 2020 Division III state champion DeWitt Football team is leading the Capital Area Activities Conference Blue Division. DeWitt is hoping to make it back into the playoffs this year, after an extraordinary finish in 2020.  The DeWitt team is special for its  tight connection to the community. Having local people showing up to support the team is one thing, but the stadium is packed every single home game.

Snowmobile helmet exemption proposed just in time for winter

SNOWMOBILE HELMET LAW: Off-road vehicle and snowmobile riders who get panic attacks would not have to wear a helmet under a bill already passed by the Senate. A doctor’s note would give a “get-out-of-jail” free card – similar to excuses some people receive to not wear seatbelts – to Michigan outdoor enthusiasts who have certain physical or mental conditions. We talk to snowmobilers from Acme and Harbor Springs and bill sponsor Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Wauceda, By Barbara Bellenger. FOR HARBOR SPRINGS, PETOSKEY, TRAVERSE CITY, CHEBOYGAN, ST. IGNACE, SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE AND ALL POINTS.