LANSING — Spring rules meetings for coaches and officials are being held now until April 9. Varsity coaches in soccer, boys lacrosse, softball and baseball must attend an in-person or online rules meeting in order to be able to coach in the MHSAA postseason tournament in their sport. Meetings for golf, girls lacrosse, tennis and track and field go online next week. All coaches — assistant or head coach or paid volunteer — must attend a meeting or take an online rules and health/safety meeting. A meeting takes less than an hour to complete online and coaches have two months to get it done. — K.W.
State tourneys live on-line
AUBURN HILLS – Live streaming of the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual state wrestling finals this weekend is available on-line at mhsaa.tv at a cost of $9.95 for a day pass or $14.95 for a month-long package that includes wrestling, competitive cheer, gymnastics, ice hockey, swimming and basketball tournament coverage.
Wrestling coverage begins today at 2 p.m. and continues through Friday and Saturday. Competitive cheer will be covered Friday and Saturday. The ice hockey semifinals and finals will be available March 12-14, the girls’ gymnastics finals on March 13-14, the Lower Peninsula boys’ swimming and diving finals on March 14, the girls’ basketball semifinals March 19-20 and the boys’ basketball semifinals March 26-27.
All events will be available for free on on-demand viewing by Wednesday of the week following their initial live airing.
For more information, visit mhsaa.tv. – D.N.
Basketball finals tickets on sale
EAST LANSING — Tickets for the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls’ and boys’ basketball finals are on sale now.
Both can be ordered online by clicking the “Online Orders” link on either the “Girls Basketball” or “Boys Basketball” pages at the MHSAA web site, www.MHSAA.com. They also can be ordered over the phone by calling (800) 467-8283.
Tickets will be sold to walk-up customers at Jenison Field House until the first day of each respective tournament.
Girls semifinals tickets cost $8 per session, with a $3 service charge then applied to each order. Finals tickets cost $10 per session with the $3 service charge then applied (only one service charge is applied if semifinals and finals tickets are purchased together). All girls basketball tickets are for general admission. The girls semifinals are March 19-20, with all four finals on March 21.
Boys semifinals tickets also cost $8 per session plus the $3 service charge, and $10 per finals session plus the service charge. Boys basketball semifinals and finals tickets are reserved in Breslin Center’s lower bowl, with general admission for the upper deck. The boys basketball semifinals are March 26-27, with all four finals on March 28. – D.N.
Warriors drop pair
FLINT — The Michigan Warriors drop both games of a weekend series to Janesville Friday and Saturday.
The Warriors dropped the opener 2-1 on Friday. Michigan scored its only goal of the game in the third period.
The goal by Shane Cuckovich from Andrew Green and Alex Berardinelli at 2:20 of the third cut Michigan’s two-goal deficit to one. The Warriors, however, were not able to getting the tying goal.
Michigan dropped the second game of the series 7-3 Saturday. Once again all of the Warriors’ goals came in the third period.
Janesville scored two in the first and added four more in the second to take a commanding 6-0 lead heading to the third. Berardinelli had Michigan’s first goal from Ryan Burr and Green at 2:13.
Garrison Sanipass scored on the power play from Peter Bates just over a minute later. A goal by Cockovich from Mitch Wedding closed out the scoring.
The Warriors were 1-for-2 with the man advantage. Goalie Ryan Wischow finished the night with 20 saves. — K.W.