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MHSAA Changes to HS Football for 2020

  • May 10, 2019

JTV Sports | May 10th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– The Michigan High School Athletic Association is tweaking the high school football playoff system. Beginning in the fall of 2020, a team’s strength of schedule will be the main factor in whether a school is in or out of the 256-team playoff field. Schools will now be rewarded, even if they lose, for playing against a quality opponent. This format also will have predetermined divisions, meaning a school will no longer have to wait for the Sunday selection show following the games of Week 9 to know which division it will be in for the playoffs.  https://twitter.com/JTV_Sports/status/1126538501414096900 "The addition of seeding at the District level in basketball and soccer and multiple adjustments to the process used to select the playoff field for 11-player football were among the most notable actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meeting, May 5-6 in Gaylord," said the beginning of the press release by the MHSAA. The MHSAA also voted to reduce the amount of full-contact football practice from a maximum of 90 to 30 minutes per week. This also included drastically reducing the…

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Pirates Host Cardinals in Baseball

  • May 10, 2019

JTV Sports | May 10th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– The Michigan Center Cardinals Varsity Baseball team traveled to Napoleon, Michigan to face off with the Napoleon Pirates on May 8th, 2019. The teams came into the contest with records of 17-2 (Cardinals) and 16-0 (Pirates). The teams split the double header. The first match went to Michigan Center. The Cardinals bested the Pirates by a tally of 9-8 after ten innings of play. In the second contest, the Pirates came away with a win. After six innings the final score was 3-1. "We have a group of seniors that have been with us for four years," said Napoleon's Head Coach Jeff Mohr. "They're a great group of kids. They set the tone in the off-season. Worked hard. Lifted." As of today, Michigan Center's record is 17-3. Head Coach Jerry Slack, in his 15th year coaching High School sports, is very optimistic about what is coming down the stretch. Napoleon now stands at 18-2 on the season. The Pirates’ recent success comes from their tight-knit roster and a pitching rotation that allows them to stay in any game they play. “Our pitching is our biggest strength,” said Mohr. “They are…

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Broadcast Information and Preview: Tomorrow’s Hoops

  • February 28, 2019

JTV Sports | February 28th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– This week JTV will be covering three separate key playoff match-ups in High School hoops. These include Western vs. Michigan Center, Quincy vs. Hanover-Horton and Lumen Christi vs. Manchester. If you want to see the teams in action, visit the "JTV Sports" tab here on our website. We offer highlights from games we've covered all season featuring these teams. We now offer live streaming for each game we broadcast on Television. You can listen to pretty much every game by visiting our website during the game. The links to these streams are also available here, under the broadcast information section of each game. Game 1: Lumen Christi Titans This year’s record: 7-11 Points per game scored: 48.9 Points per game allowed: 50.5 Last game: 49-43 win over Grass Lake Manchester Dutchmen This year’s record: 10-9 Points per game scored: 56.8 Points per game allowed: 59.9 Last game: 61-54 win over Vandercook Lake Gameday information: 3-1-19 – 7:00pm Grass Lake High School 11500 Warrior Trail, Grass Lake, MI Broadcast information: On the call: Jim Francis Broadcast on JTV: Saturday (3/2/19) 1pm and 7pm and Sunday (3/3/19) at 3pm Game 2: Quincy…

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