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April 23, 2012

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Golden goal: In a meeting of top-four teams in Division 1, No. 3 Northville downed reigning MHSAA champion Novi 1-0 on Thursday. The Wildcats actually have won the last two Division 1 championships – but dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 in this week’s state coaches rankings. (Mlive Detroit)

Telling tie: Williamston and Hudsonville Unity Christian met in both the 2008 and 2010 Division 3 Finals, with Unity Christian winning both games. But the Hornets managed a 1-1 tie against the Crusaders in a home game Friday night. Unity Christian is ranked No. 2 and Williamston No. 3. (Lansing State Journal)


Streak broken: Stevensville Lakeshore came close to breaking Mattawan’s impressive two-season run at last weekend’s Portage Invitational. The Lancers didn’t end Mattawan’s 38-game winning streak Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational – that credit goes to Portage Central – but did down Mattawan 4-3 in eight innings in the tournament championship game. Mattawan is ranked No. 1 in Division 1 and Lakeshore is No. 1 in Division 2. (Kalamazoo Gazette)


Power play: Three of the top five teams in Division 3 competed at Saturday’s Allegan Invitational, with Division 3 No. 1 Detroit Country Day tying No. 3-ranked East Grand Rapids for first place. Host Allegan, ranked No. 5 in Division 3, came in third. (Grand Rapids Press)


Winners crowned: The Michigan Interscholastic High School Bowling Coaches Association and Detroit Free Press named Wyoming Kelloggsville’s Jessica Lubbers and Davison’s Tylor Greene the Miss and Mr. Bowling winners for this season. Greene won his second MHSAA individual championship this season, while Lubbers – the 2010 champ in Division 3 – finished runner-up at the Final to teammate Chelsey Purdum. (Detroit Free Press)

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