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Roberts Speaks Out About New Football Practice Policies

The Michigan High School Athletic Association introduced in 2014 new football practice policies aimed at improving acclimatization to hot weather and limiting practice collisions. In this clip, MHSAA Executive Director John E. “Jack” Roberts discusses the changes, which include adding pads at a more gradual pace during the first week of practice and limiting “collision” […]

This Week in Olivet Sports (August 18-23)

Here are the Olivet Community Schools’ athletic events during the week of August 18-23… Thursday, August 21 J.V. FOOTBALL — Four-way scimmage at Olivet, 4 p.m. VARSITY FOOTBALL — Four-way scrimmage at Olivet, 6 p.m. Friday, August 22 FRESHMEN VOLLEYBALL — Olivet at Battle Creek St. Philip Invitational, 8:00 J.V. VOLLEYBALL — Olivet at Battle […]

MHSAA Continues to Focus on Athletes’ Safety

Below is an article written by Geoff Kimmerly, the Second Half editor for MHSAA.com… The first practices of 2014-15 began this week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments, with nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in that sport […]

Fall Sports Teams Prepare for Opening Week

Looking ahead to the official start of fall sports practices, here is what each of the Olivet High School programs has planned during its first week. Football:  All three football teams – varsity, junior varsity and freshmen – will start practicing on Monday, August 11. There will be two practices each day from August 11-15, […]

Fall Sports Parent Meeting Scheduled for August 11

There will be an Olivet High School Fall Sports Parent Meeting on Monday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents of high school student-athletes participating at all levels of football, volleyball, boys’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ golf, and sideline cheer are urged to attend. The meeting will begin with athletic director Matt […]

Four Olivet Football Games to be Broadcast on WOCR

Olivet College’s radio station, WOCR 89.1 The One, is planning to broadcast four Olivet High School varsity football home games this fall. With Travis Oberlin and Tyler Shaver doing the commentary, WOCR will cover the August 28 season-opening home game against Battle Creek Pennfield, the September 5 home contest against Thornapple-Kellogg, the September 26 Homecoming clash with Lake […]

Check Out the Eagles’ 2013 Football Playoff Highlights!

It is tradition at the annual Olivet High School Football Camp for coaches to take a few minutes on Thursday morning and show highlights from the previous varsity season. Today was no exception as the campers were treated to highlights from the 2013 Eagles’ 8-1 regular season, which resulted in a Kalamazoo Valley Association championship, […]

Fall Sports Teams Release First-Week Schedules

Looking ahead to the official start of fall sports practices, here is what each of the Olivet High School programs has planned during its first week. Football:  All three football teams – varsity, junior varsity and freshmen – will start practicing on Monday, August 11. There will be two practices each day from August 11-15, […]

Fall Sports Parent Meeting Scheduled for August 11

There will be an Olivet High School Fall Sports Parent Meeting on Monday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents of high school student-athletes participating at all levels of football, volleyball, boys’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ cross country, and sideline cheer are urged to attend. The meeting will begin with athletic director Matt […]

Deadline for Sports Physicals & Concussion Forms Fast Approaching

With the start of the fall sports season fast approaching, Olivet High School and Olivet Middle School student-athletes are urged to “take care of business” with regard to their required paper work. Under Michigan High School Athletic Association rules, all student-athletes must pass a physical examination on or after April 15 of the previous school year […]