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Tom Lombardo - St. Edward | Extra Point Ohio
Yesterday at 3:40 PM

Today on Extra Point Ohio, Jeremy Otto is joined by St. Edward head coach Tom Lombardo. We'll talk about making the playoffs, moving the state finals to the Canton, bouncing back after last season, and so much more! Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Jake Weingartz - Davison | Extra Point Michigan
Last Wednesday at 6:47 PM

Ryan Slocum is back this week as he and Scott Burnstein sit down with Davison head coach Jake Weingartz to talk about the Cardinals' upcoming game with rival Grand Blanc, replacing quarterback Brendan Sullivan, scheduling tough opponents, and more. Before we close out, Matt Mowery joins us to talk about updates to the SC! Top 25 and some teams on the outside looking in. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Hungry Howie's Pizza, and the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.


Rivalry Week | Indiana Extra Point
Last Tuesday at 7:32 PM

Greg Rakestraw and Bob Stambazze are back after another exciting weekend of Indiana High School Football! We kick things off with a recap of Northfield vs Southwood, Ben Davis vs Center Grove. We'll also talk about the level of football we're seeing, especially in rivalry games like those between Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern and Bishop Luers vs Bishop Dwenger. We'll close things out with some talk about another COVID casualty before previewing some of next week's games including Bishop Luers vs Northside, East Noble vs Leo, Wabash vs Southfield, and Ben Davis vs Warren Central. Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Jean Laclair - Bronson | Above The Net
09/10/2021

Genna Rose and Vince Muscat are back for another episode of Above the Net. This week, we kick things off with a recap of some notable matches from the past week before our interview with Bronson head coach Jean Laclair. We close things out with a recap of our Top 10 Rankings and a preview of some upcoming tournaments. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Michigan Army National Guard, and the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.


Pat McLaughlin - Cincinnati La Salle | Ohio Extra Point
09/09/2021

This week on Ohio Extra Point, host Jeremy Otto is joined by La Salle head coach Pat McLaughlin to talk about his team's game against national powerhouse IMG Academy, coaching for the long haul, blending tradition with setting a new culture, and much more! Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Scott Merchant - Chippewa Valley | Michigan Extra Point
09/09/2021

Ryan Slocum fills in for Lorne Plant in this week's edition of State Champs! Extra Point. Scott Burnstein and Matt Mowery join Ryan to talk about changes to the State Champs! Top 25 rankings before being joined by Chippewa Valley head coach Scott Merchant to talk about his team's electric start to the season. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by Hungry Howie's Pizza, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, & the MHSAA.


Columbus East Streak Comes to an End | Indiana Extra Point
09/07/2021

This week, Bob Stambazee and Greg Rakestraw kick things off with a recap of their Week 3 games, Northfield vs Maconaquah & Center Grove vs Carmel before Bishop Luers vs Homestead and previewing Ben Davis vs Center Grove. We also talk about a few teams that have impressed us so far this season. We also give a few shout-outs to some teams who have had accomplishments worth talking about this season. Finally, we'll preview some Week 4 games including Southwood vs Northfield and Ben Davis vs Center Grove. Presented by Lawrence Technological University.


Daniel Torriglia - Birmingham Groves & Birmingham Brother Rice | Poolside Podcast
09/03/2021

Welcome back to Season 2 of the Poolside Podcast! David Zulkiewski is back and joined by Lorne Plant to host the pod. This week, we're joined by Daniel Torriglia, head swim coach for the girls at Birmingham Groves and the boys at Birmingham Brother Rice. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA.


Stephanie Chenlo - Hudsonville | Above the Net
09/03/2021

Genna Rose and Vince Muskat are back for another episode of Above the Net. This week, we recap some KLAA crossover action, an insane Traverse City rivalry, the Northview Mini-Invite, and we'll introduce you to the second-year head coach at Hudsonville High School, Stephanie Chenlo. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and Sponsored by the MHSAA.


Doug Ute - OHSAA | Extra Point Ohio
09/02/2021

Jeremy Otto sat down with OHSAA Executive Director to talk about the start of the high school football, dealing with COVID, and so much more! Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator | Michigan Extra Point
09/02/2021

This week, we're joined by MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator Geoff Kimmerly to talk about his role with the MHSAA, some notable week 1 games, the new playoff format used by the MHSAA, and much more! Don't forget to check out the State Champs! Extra Point show, available on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and on StateChampsNetwork.com Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA and Hungry Howie's Pizza.


Backup Quarterbacks for the Win | Indiana Extra Point
09/01/2021

Greg Rakestraw and Bob Stambazee are back! This week, they recap Wabash vs Alexandria, Lafayette Jefferson vs Lawrence North, Eastside vs Adams Central, Carroll vs Snider, Carmel vs Detroit King, Cathedral vs Brownsburg, Ben Davis vs Avon, and Bosse vs Central before previewing the week 3 matchups between Center Grove vs Carmel, Northfield vs North Miami, and Bishop Luers vs Homestead. Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Welcome to Above The Net | Above the Net
08/28/2021

Host Genna Rose recaps some recent semifinal tournament action and previews some early 2021 season rankings before being joined by Birmingham Marian Assistant Coach Vince Muscat. Presented by Lawrence Technological University


Season Kickoff | Extra Point Ohio
08/26/2021

Host Jeremy Otto is joined by our Ohio Recruiting Expert, Mick Walker to talk about the kickoff of the 2021 OHSAA Football Season. We'll introduce you to Jeremy & Mick and we'll talk about the Lakota West vs St. Xavier game. We also take a deep look at recruiting, how COVID has impacted it, and a number of big recruits including Sonny Styles, Aamil Wagner, and Luke Montgomery. Presented by Lawrence Technological University


2021 Season Kickoff | Extra Point Indiana
08/24/2021

Greg Rakestraw and Bob Stambazee are back for the third season of the State Champs! Indiana Extra Point Podcast. Bob and Greg kick things off with a recap of North Miami vs Manchester and Warren Central vs Center Grove, Greg puts Caden Curry in his Top 3 high school football players of all time, we recap some important Week 1 Summit City Conference matchups, and we'll recap a few other notable games. Before we close things out, we take a look ahead to some of the big games next week. Presented by Lawrence Technological University Recruit yourself at ltuathletics.com


Sit Down with Mike Williams, Davison Basketball Head Coach | Hangtime Michigan
07/23/2021

After taking Flint Beecher to the Breslin and coming home with a State Championship, head coach Mike Williams took a new job as the head coach of the Davison High School Basketball Team. Our own Ryan Slocum sat down with him to talk about the decision.


State Finals Recap | Extra Innings
06/29/2021

On the Season Finale of Extra Innings, hosts Adam Wooley and Rob Mendyka recap the 2021 MHSAA Baseball State Championships. Congratulations to Grand Blanc, Orchard Lake St. Mary's, University Liggett, and Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic on winning State Championships! Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Season Finale | Swing Away
06/24/2021

We've made it! The 2021 MHSAA Softball Season has come to a close. Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester recap the 2021 season and take a quick look at the MHSAA State Finals. They also go over the criteria for the Total Softball Player of the Year and they give a few shoutouts to some notable All-State players. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and Total Softball.


Final Four - Total Softball Player of the Year | Swing Away
06/18/2021

This week on Swing Away, hosts Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester take a deep look at the final four in the Total Softball Player of the Year Award, Maggie Murphy, Macy Irelan, Kali Heivilin, and Ava Bradshaw. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and Total Softball


Bob Riker - Brother Rice | Extra Innings
06/18/2021

This week on Extra Innings, hosts Adam Wooley and Rob Mendyka welcome Brother Rice head coach Bob Riker to talk about his team's success this season. We'll also look back at some notable games and look forward to some intriguing matchups. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Championship Edition | Face Off
06/16/2021

For the final episode of the season, we take a look back at the MHSAA State Championship. We kick things off talking with Ajay Chawla, head coach of the Division 1 Champion Brother Rice Warriors, to learn more about his team, the program, and how they overcame the adversity of the last year. We close things out talking about the Division 2 State Championship. Congratulations to Birmingham Brother Rice on winning the Division 1 State Championship and East Grand Rapids on winning the Division 2 State Championship. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC...


Another Coaches Roundtable | Swing Away
06/11/2021

The Swing Away Podcast is back with another Coaches Roundtable! This week, Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester talk with McCall Salmon, head coach at Central Michigan University, Dana Callihan, head coach at Grand Valley State University, Denny Griffin, head coach at Alma College, and Tim Bailey, head coach at Cleary University. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and


Previewing the Regional Brackets | Extra Innings
06/09/2021

The MHSAA playoffs are in full swing! Hosts Adam Wooley & Rob Mendyka kick things off talking about how the districts are selected before previewing the upcoming Regional brackets. We also give a few thoughts on how we think the baseball playoffs could be improved. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Previewing the State Finals | Face Off
06/08/2021

Hosts Sean Baligian and Greg Durham kick things off talking about the excitement that we've seen in the Lacrosse playoffs so far and Coach gives his thoughts on the end of his team's season. We talk about the MHSAA Lacrosse State Finals and some of the things that should be improved. Then we preview the final four games of the MHSAA Lacrosse Finals. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.


Playoff Preview | Swing Away
06/03/2021

This week, Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester kick things off with their thoughts on last week's podcast episode, Coaches Roundtable. Then we look ahead to the Softball Playoffs and how they'll affect the Total Softball Player of the Year contest. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and Total Softball.


Treating Baseball Injuries & HS Baseball at Jimmy John's Field | Extra Innings
06/03/2021

This week, we kick things off with a special interview. Lorne Plant sits down with DMC Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chase Ansok to talk about how to prevent some of the most common baseball injuries. Then Adam Wooley and Rob Mendyka sit down with Dan Griesbaum Jr., Vice President of Tickets & Premium Sales at Jimmy John's Field to talk about his experience in baseball and what Jimmy John's field is doing to advance the game of baseball. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan...


Liam MciLroy - Cass Tech Head Coach | Face Off
05/29/2021

This week on Face Off, hosts Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Cass Tech Lacrosse Head Coach, Liam McIlroy, just after his Technicians squad won their first MHSAA playoff game ever. We talk about growing the sport in the city of Detroit and the struggles that come with a young program and playing during COVID. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.


Coaches Recruiting Roundtable | Swing Away
05/27/2021

We've got a special recruiting episode for you this week! Hosts Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester are joined by 5 different college coaches to talk about the recruiting process and what student-athletes should be doing. We're joined by Jacquie Joseph, Michigan State Softball Head Coach, Bonnie Tholl, Michigan Softball Associate Head Coach, Erick Oakley, Kent State Softball Head Coach, Todd Buckingham, Western Michigan Assistant Softball Coach, and Karen Baird, Lawrence Tech Softball Head Coach. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and Total Softball.


All-Star Games & Umpires | Extra Innings
05/26/2021

This week, hosts Rob Mendyka and Adam Wooley are joined by Warren Mott head coach Shawn Maloney to talk about the inaugural MAC-OAA All-Star Game, then they're joined by MHSAA Umpire Austin White to get an inside scoop on being a high school umpire. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Mike Van Antwerp - Okemos | Face Off
05/24/2021

Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Okemos head coach Mike Van Antwerp. We kick things off by talking about the change in weather, how that affects athletes and what changes coaches have to make to keep their kids safe. We'll also talk about how the COVID changes have impacted his team, how the sport has grown, and how the Chiefs have fared so far this season. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.


Preventing Softball Injuries with Dr. Emily Miller | Swing Away
05/20/2021

We've got a special edition of the podcast this week. Genna Rose sits down with Dr. Emily Miller of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to talk about how softball athletes can help prevent some of the most common injuries associated with the sport. Genna and Donny Dreher also talk about a few recent games and updates to the Total Softball Player of the Year Contest. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and Total Softball.


The Mental Aspect of Baseball | Extra Innings
05/19/2021

This week, hosts Rob Mendyka and Adam Wooley dive into the mental aspect involved in the game of baseball. But before that, we recap some of the top games from the last week and we talk about the big news of the week - masks are no longer required. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Preventing Lacrosse Injuries w/ Dr. John Morasso of the DMC | Face Off
05/15/2021

This week on Face Off, Sean Baligian and Greg Durham talk about Orcard Lake St. Mary's upcoming trip to the CHSL Championship and Lorne Plant is joined by Dr. John Morasso of the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan to talk about how you can help prevent common lacrosse injuries. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.


Big Game Performances | Swing Away
05/13/2021

Join hosts Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester for another episode of the State Champs! Swing Away Softball Podcast! This week, we talk about a change in the Total Softball Player of the Year contest, a few key players on the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Team Rankings and we'll give a few shoutous. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and Total Softball.


Michigan High School All Star Game | Extra Innings
05/12/2021

This week, Rob Mendyka and Adam Wooley are joined by University Liggett head coach, and MHSBCA All Star Game Chairman, Dan Cimini to talk about the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association.


Andy Shira - Forest Hills Central | Face Off
05/09/2021

This week, Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are joined by Forest Hills Central head coach Andy Shira, fresh off an overtime win against East Grand Rapids. We talk with him about how COVID has affected his team and how they've been able to overcome the adversity. We also look at how the game has evolved on the west side of Michigan and how it's become so popular. Coach Shira also takes a look at his team and talks about his expectations for the season. Presented by Lawrence Technological University, the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete...


Recruit the School, Don't Get Recruited | Swing Away
05/06/2021

Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester were in the studio for the latest Swing Away Podcast. We kick things off with some BIG changes to the Total Softball Player of the Year Top 10 and we wanted to give everyone an idea of the types of numbers we're seeing from the top competition. Now that the dead period has been lifted, we'll jump into a conversation about recruiting and what athletes should do to help get them recruited. Then we'll take a deep dive into the NCAA Transfer Portal and both sides of the argument. Vote for the Total Softball...


In the Life of a NCAA D1 Athlete | Extra Innings
05/05/2021

This week, Rob Mendyka and Adam Wooley kick things off recapping a few of the top games from the last week before being joined by Northern Kentucky infielder, Noah Fisher, who takes us through the life of an NCAA Division 1 athlete - the good and the bad. Noah takes us through the training demands, building relationships with teammates, and much more! Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DAC Athlete of the Year Award, and the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association. Noah Fisher Northern Kentucky


Brian Kaminskas - Clarkston | Face Off
05/01/2021

Sean Baligian and Greg Durham are back for another episode of the Face Off Lacrosse Podcast! They're joined by Clarkston head coach Brian Kaminskas to talk about the 2021 Wolves, the resiliency of today's high school athletes, the explosion in popularity of lacrosse, and so much more! Presented by Lawrence Technological University, the MHSAA, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and the DAC Athlete of the Year Award.


Play for Team USA | Swing Away
04/29/2021

Genna Rose, Donny Dreher, and Brian Chidester are back for another week of the STATE CHAMPS! Swing Away Softball Podcast. We kick things off recapping a few of the games we've seen from the last week, before giving an update on the latest Total Softball Player of the Year contest. We close things out talking about the USA High Performance Program and how you can play for Team USA! Presented by Lawrence Technological University and sponsored by the MHSAA, Total Softball, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, and DAC Athlete of the Year Award.