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Cross country road trip in honor of dad turned into one last gift from him to daughters | Momaha

I’d expected the trip to be emotional — cathartic, even — but I hadn’t expected it to be fun. We laughed and talked incessantly across five states (more apologies to my teenager), so 20 hours of driving felt like only a few. We stopped at the historical landmarks our dad would have stopped at, and we took him into mountain creek beds, questionable gas stations and a slew of establishments serving the pickle-and-onion-only burgers he adored.

When we realized at the “Welcome to Cheyanne” sign that I’d misrouted us and we shouldn’t have actually been in the state of Wyoming at all, we cackled to the point of tears until we remembered dad had lived in Cheyanne when he was younger. He had always spoke of it as a place he loved. It felt like he had a hand in our detour, so we reveled in his stop off before

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MHSAA moves to pre-regional model for cross country state tournament

The Michigan High School Athletic Association is changing the state tournament format for boys and girls cross cross country this season, adding a pre-regional meet in order to alleviate the large numbers issue facing region championships.

In a letter from MHSAA assistant director Cody Inglis to the state’s athletic directors and cross country coaches, a pre-regional meet will proceed the region championships for the first time. While the new model does not cut down participant numbers for the state championships, the full race format of the state championships is not expected to be released until Friday.

Currently, the MHSAA has a 70-runner limit per race for all schools and meets to follow.

“While this plan has come together quickly, we feel good about it, as a way to get kids on the XC course for a culmination to their season,” Inglis wrote. “Your part in this is key and the

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