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Lewis, Tobin are honorable mention
By Mike DunnGAYLORD – Two more areaplayers, Petoskey senior Zak Lewis in Class A and Grayling senior Zane Tobin in Class B,have earned honorable men-tion All-State recognition inboys hoops.The 6-foot-3 Lewis couldflat out light it up from 3-point land but he wasn’tafraid to mix it up inside forthe Northmen and coachDennis Starkey, and he wasalso an aggressive defender.Lewis made the net danceto the tune of 15.3 points pergame as he helped Petoskey win its third straight Big North championship andcapture a district champi-onship. Lewis nailed nearly 40 percent of his long-rangemissiles. He also hauled in5.5 rebounds and set thetable for teammates like aNew York chef, notching 2.9assists per game. Lewis, whoalso earned first-team All-Conference honor along withsenior teammate JoeRobbins, was also noted forhis hard-nosed defensive work.Tobin, a three-year varsity starter in the backcourt for Viking coach Rich Moffit,came into his own this sea-son. Zane established him-self as a strong two-way per-former proficient in every aspect of the game.“Zane is a kid who workedhis butt off during the off sea-son to improve his game,”noted Grayling coach RichMoffit. “Zane spent countlesshours shooting and working on his ball handling skills.Zane has loads of potentialand will be a solid player atthe NAIA level.”The 6-foot-3 senior, whoplayed both the point andthe shooting guard posts forthe Vikings, averaged 14.7points per game, hitting 60percent of his two-pointattempts from the floor (87 of 146) and 40 percent from 3-point range (38 of 95).Tobin, who will be contin-uing his hardwood career with Siena HeightsUniversity, also averaged 5.0rebounds and 2.2 assists and was a beast on defense, aver-aging 1.7 steals while cover-ing opposing ball handlerslike a shadow.
ASSOCIATED PRESS CLASS A ALL-STATE
Matt Costello, Bay City Western, 6-10, Sr., Player of the YearTravontis Richardson, Saginaw, 6-3, Sr.Bishop Robinson, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 6-2, Jr.Connar Tava, Warren De La Salle, 6-6, Sr.Denzel Watts, Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 6-1, Jr.Kahlil Felder, Detroit Pershing, 5-10, Jr.Malik Albert, Detroit King, 6-2, Sr.Jonathan Williams, Southfield-Lathrup, 6-2, Jr. Wes Clark, Romulus, 6-0, Jr.Jackson Lamb, Temperance Bedford, 6-7, Jr.Fredrick Edmond, Lansing Eastern, 6-4, sr.Chris Harrison-Docks, Okemos, 6-0, sr.James Young, Troy 6-6, Jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR:
Julian Taylor, Saginaw; John Pleasant,Rochester; Nate Oats, Romulus.
(nominees receiving two or more votesfrom the 10-member panel): Eric Evans, Jenison; Jalen Adams,Saginaw Arthur Hill; Jordan Hare, Saginaw Arthur Hill; TaylorPerry, Rochester.
(nominees receiving one or no votesfrom the 10-member panel):Blake Hibbitts, Hudsonville; Austin Somerfield, Greenville;Zac VanBeek, Zeeland East; Trent Windemuller, Holland;Darren Kapustka, Grand Rapids Northview; Myles Busby,Niles; Nate Taylor, Battle Creek Central; Dean Kolstad,Richland Gull Lake; Zach Cornish, Mattawan; Ryan Hickoff,Fenton;
Zak Lewis, Petoskey;
Graeme Placek, Traverse City West; Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Detroit Pershing; Martez Walker, Detroit Pershing; E.C. Matthews, Romulus; ChrisJenkins, U-D Jesuit; Tristan Simmons, Ypsilanti; Mike Lewis, Ann Arbor Huron; Tyler Conklin, Macomb L'Anse CreuseNorth; Tracy Edmond, East Lansing; Rashaun Carroll, Lansing Waverly; Brandon Nazione, Howell; Dorrell Foster, NorthFarmington; Nick Tatu, Clarkston; Corentae DeBerry, Holland;Kevin Rich, Grand Rapids Northview; Taylor Moton, Okemos.COACH: Mike Thomas, Kalamazoo Central.
ASSOCIATED PRESS CLASS B ALL-STATE
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Denzel Valentine, Lansing Sexton, 6-6, sr.
Bryn Forbes, Lansing Sexton, 6-1, sr. Anthony Clemmons, Lansing Sexton, 6-1, sr.Stevie Repichowski, Lansing Catholic, 6-5, sr.Kevin Badger, Wyoming Godwin Heights, 6-0, sr.Lance Monroe, Bridgeport, 6-0, jr.Lloyd Neely, Detroit Crockett, 6-5, sr.John Simons, Cadillac, 6-8, sr.Jared Klein, Otsego, 6-1, sr.Drake Harris, Grand Rapids Christian, 6-4, soph.Dontel Highsmith, Dowagiac, 6-2, jr.Byron Ziegler, Detroit Community, 6-6, jr.Sterling Morrow, Cranbrook-Kingswood, 6-1, sr.Kellen McCormick, Pontiac Notre Dame, 6-8, sr.Derrick Watson, Harper Woods Chandler Park, 6-0, jr.
(nominees receiving one or no votesfrom the 10-member panel):
Zane Tobin, Grayling
Petoskey senior Lewis andGrayling senior Tobin bothreceive honorable mention All-State recognition
Petoskey senior Zak Lewis sends a shot skywardduring the district championship game against Alpena.Grayling senior Zane Tobin kisses one of the windowto score a deuce during the district clash atRoscommon.
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EAST LANSING --Classifications for MichiganHigh School Athletic Association elections andpostseason tournaments intraditionally classified sports(A, B, C, D) for the 2012-13school year have beenannounced, as well as theenrollment breaks for post-season tournaments set upby divisions.Classifications for theupcoming school year arebased on a second semestercount date, which forMHSAA purposes wasFebruary 8. The enrollmentfigure submitted for athleticclassification purposes may be different from the countsubmitted for school aid pur-poses, as it does not includestudents ineligible for athlet-ic competition because they reached their 19th birthday prior to September 1 of thecurrent school year and willnot include alternative edu-cation students if none areallowed athletic eligibility by the local school district. After all the counts aresubmitted, tournament-qualified member schoolsare ranked according toenrollment, and then split asclosely into quarters as possi-ble. For 2012-13, there are760 tournament-qualifiedmember schools and 190schools in each class.Effective with the 2012-13school year, schools with 911or more students are in Class A in MHSAA post-seasontournament competition.The enrollment limits forClass B are 449 to 910; Class Cis 217 to 448; and schools with enrollments of 216 andfewer are Class D. The breaksdecreased 41 studentsbetween Classes A and B and17 between Classes B and C,and increased one betweenClasses C and D.The new classificationbreaks will see 29 schoolsmove up in class for 2012-13, while 24 schools will movedown.Schools were recently noti-fied of their classification.MHSAA Executive DirectorJohn E. "Jack" Roberts saidthat schools may not subse-quently lower their enroll-ment figure. However, if revised enrollment figuresshould be higher and indi-cate that a school should beplaying in a higher class, thatschool would be moved up.Schools have the option toplay at any higher classifica-tion for a minimum of two years, but must exercise theoption by April 15 for fallsports, August 15 for wintersports, and October 15 forspring sports.MHSAA tournamentsports conducted in tradi-tional classifications for2012-13 are Basketball andGirls Volleyball. Football willuse traditional classificationsto determine playoff points.Sports which will competein nearly equal divisions are:Baseball, Bowling, GirlsCompetitive Cheer, LowerPeninsula Cross Country,Lower Peninsula Golf, IceHockey, Lacrosse, LowerPeninsula Soccer, Skiing,Softball, Lower PeninsulaSwimming and Diving,Lower Peninsula Tennis,Lower Peninsula Track andField, and Wrestling. Visit the respective sportspages on the MHSAA Websiteto review the divisional align-ments.The divisions and quali-fiers for the MHSAA FootballPlayoffs will be announcedon Selection Sunday, Oct. 21,2012. A complete list of schoolenrollments used to deter-mine classifications for the2012-13 school year can befound on the Enrollment &Classification page of theMHSAA Website. (Here is adirect link to the page –http://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documents/AD%20Forms/1213enroll.pdf)Here is a complete list of schools changing classifica-tion for 2012-13 (Note: Thislist does not include schoolsopting up in class/divisionfor tournaments, which canbe found on the Administrators page of theMHSAA Website):
Moving Up From Class B to Class A
St. JosephEast Grand RapidsHamtramckRiverview Community Sault Ste. Marie – Sault AreaFowlervilleGrand Rapids ChristianFruitportLindenColdwater
Moving Down From Class A to Class B
Warren FitzgeraldWarren ReginaFlint NorthwesternFlint NorthernSt. ClairGrand Rapids CrestonTrentonDetroit CentralDetroit Pershing
Moving Up From Class C to Class B
River RougeFarwell AreaLeslieClareKalkaskaNapoleonKentwood Grand River Preparatory Detroit Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative StudiesSouthfield Bradford Academy
Moving Down From Class B to Class C
Dearborn Advanced Technology Academy Detroit Westside Academy Harper WoodsHemlock Highland Park Community Muskegon HeightsDetroit Frederick Douglass
Moving Up From Class D to Class C
Ypsilanti Arbor PrepGrand Rapids Wellspring Preparatory Detroit DEPSA Early College of Excellence Wixom St. Catherine of Siena Academy Detroit Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (* see below)Three Oaks River Valley Detroit Collegiate PrepHarper Woods HEART Academy Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy
Moving Down From Class C to Class D
MendonMt. Pleasant Beal City Fife Lake Forest AreaSuttons Bay St. Ignace La SalleMesick RudyardSaginaw Buena Vista
New Post-Season Eligible Tournament Schools in 2012-13
Detroit Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBoisPreparatory Academy (Class D) Walker West Michigan Academy of Environmental Sciences (Class D)Grand Rapids Wellspring Preparatory (Class C)Muskegon Way Point (Class D) Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (Class C)Swartz Creek Genesee Academy (Class D)Pinckney Livingston Christian (Class D)
Enrollment Breaks by Classes – 2012-13
(Number of schools in parenthesis)Class A: 911 and above (190 schools)Class B: 449 – 910 (190)Class C: 217 – 448 (190)Class D: 216 and below (190)
MHSAA announces 2012-13 classifications
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