Game Balls Week 1: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 9, 2012 in Game Balls, High School

Welcome to a new weekly feature at BallinMichigan. Every Sunday, we’ll do this ‘honor roll’ post highlighting some of the top high school performances from around the state during the [...]

2012-13 Kalamazoo Area HS basketball preview

December 7, 2012 in High School

In our college basketball previews last month, we were able to take a close-up look at every college team in the state. Obviously, with mainly a staff of one right now, [...]

2012-13 Division I Basketball Preview: Young Western Michigan team features eight freshmen

October 26, 2012 in Division I

It’s hard to believe, but college basketball season is almost here. This week, we’ll preview Michigan’s seven Division I schools. By Patrick Hayes At a glance Coach: Steve Hawkins, 10th [...]

Jackson High School names new coach

October 4, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Jackson High School has a new boys basketball coach, though a familiar face in the school. Rich McGowan of the Jackson Citizen-Patriot reports that former Jackson girls [...]

Ramsey Nichols hired as Kalamazoo Central basketball coach

August 22, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Another of the state’s remaining high profile basketball jobs has now been filled. East Lansing coach Steve Finamore first tweeted the news that former Jackson High School [...]

Detroit Free Press: Mike Thomas will add ‘heart’ to Albion coaching staff

July 23, 2012 in Division III

By Patrick Hayes When Mike Thomas stepped down as coach at Kalamazoo Central earlier this month to take an assistant coaching job at Albion College, it left a big void [...]

Mike Thomas leaving Kalamazoo Central for Albion

July 9, 2012 in Division III, High School

By Patrick Hayes Despite initially refuting rumors that he was leaving Kalamazoo Central, coach Mike Thomas is indeed taking an assistant coaching job at Albion College. From an Albion news [...]

Kalamazoo Valley Community College picks up two transfers

June 22, 2012 in JUCO

By Patrick Hayes Kalamazoo Valley Community College announced the addition of two transfers for next season’s team on its Facebook page: Quay Wilson and Jevonte Hughes are back in Kalamazoo [...]

Mike Thomas refutes report that he’s leaving Kalamazoo Central

June 19, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Steve Bell of BankHoops and MLive tweeted earlier today that Kalamazoo Central coach Mike Thomas, one of the top high school coaches in Michigan, was ‘out’ at [...]

The Ultimate All-Area HS Basketball Roundup

April 23, 2012 in All-Area, Cover Story, High School

Editor’s Note: Virtually every newspaper covering high school basketball in the state does some variation of an all-area team. This is our best effort to compile all of those 2012 [...]