Now that the final days of 2011 are winding down, it's a good time to take a look back at some of the top storylines of 2011. Here's our favorite 10...
10. Cunningham signs pro contract
Troy soccer player Sean Cunningham opted not to head to college, instead signing a contract with Molde FK in Norway. He helped Molde FK win a title and also made the U.S. U-20 National Team.
9. Seddon drafted by Jays
St. Clair star pitcher Joel Seddon was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 20th round, but opted to stay true to his college and head to South Carolina instead. Seddon led St. Clair to a Division 2 state title.
8. Ricco Hall rewrites record books
East Kentwood sprinter Ricco Hall set new L.P. Division 1 records in the 100 (10.55) and 400 (47.00) and helped his 4x200 relay team break a state record as well (1:26.34).
7. Four earn All-American honors
There are three high school All-American football games, and Michigan had a representative at each one. Cass Tech DB Terry Richardson made the Under Armour game, teammate LB Royce Jenkins-Stone and St. Mary Prep's James Ross made the U.S. Army game and Harrison LB Mario Ojemudia was named to the Semper Fidelis game.
6. Saline topples field to win swimming title
The Saline swimming team held nothing back at the Division I swimming championships last winter. The team scored 384 points, beating runner-up Ann Arbor Pioneer by 187 points for the title.
5. Kalamazoo wins second straight hoops crown
Kalamazoo Central trailed late against Detroit Southeastern in the Class A title game, but the team rallied to win its second consecutive state crown. The Maroon Giants edged the Jungaleers, 46-42.
4. Taylor Massa earns No. 1 ranking
St. John's senior wrestler Taylor Massa earned recognition when he was named the nation's No. 1 recruit at 170 pounds by InterMat. Massa is a Michigan recruit and is currently undefeteated in his prep career with three state titles to show for it.
3. Chiplock qualifies for nationals
Saginaw Heritage senior cross country runner Evan Chiplock qualified for Foot Locker Nationals after finishing sixth at the Midwest Regional. Chiplock went on to take 27th at the national meet in San Diego.
2. Cass Tech football wins state title
After a frustrating regular season, Cass Tech turned it on in the postseason and won a state title. Freshman QB Jayru Campbell threw five TD passes in the state final, helping the Technicians win their first state championship.
1. Fennville basketball loses a star
Fennville's Wes Leonard collapsed and died shortly after hitting a game-winning shot to help his team finish with a perfect regular season record. With their teammate in their thoughts, the players continued on, winning three more games without him in the Class C state tournament.
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