Fan contest results come Friday

EAST LANSING – The champion in the Battle Of The Fans being put on by the Michigan High School Athletic Association is scheduled to be announced on Friday.

Munising is one of five statewide finalists for the 2016 award, which recognizes the top cheering sections from MHSAA members schools. They are evaluated for creating a positive and festive atmosphere with students who show enthusiasm, togetherness and sportsmanship while rooting for their teams.

Each school was visited during the process, with Munising’s on Feb. 5 in a boys basketball game against Alger County rival Superior Central. The judges got a chance to see ‘Stang Nation up close.

The other finalists are Lower Peninsula schools Yale, Charlotte, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian and Traverse City West.

The winner is chosen by the 16-member Student Advisory Council made up of eight high school seniors and eight juniors from around the state.

The winner of the competition will be honored at the Class B boys basketball semifinals at Michigan State University on March 25.