Rockford is next up on our "Battle of the Fans" tour, and we'll be making our stop for tonight's boys basketball game against Hudsonville.
So far, all good. We're having a blast. We've been to two Class B and one Class C school, and all three have brought a ton of what we're looking for in a "Battle of the Fans" champion. Rockford is one of our largest Class A schools -- so we're expecting more big things, especially amid the Twitter buzz we've been following this week.
MHSAA staff and Student Advisory Council members already have visited Frankenmuth, Grand Rapids Christian and Reese, and will finish up Feb. 17 at Petoskey. Voting on our Facebook page runs Feb. 20-23, with the winner selected Feb. 24.
Click to check out our YouTube channel playlist of our finalists we've seen so far.
1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ishpeming Westwood opened this season with a 61-52 win over Menominee – Upper Michigan Source
2. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage moved to 2-0 with a 60-46 win over Holt – WJRT
3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Manton opened the season with a 56-42 win over Kingsley – MI Sports Now
4. BOYS BASKETBALL East Jordan earned its first victory, edging Central Lake 68-65 – Petoskey News-Review
5. BOYS BASKETBALL Shepherd is 3-0 after a 46-36 win over Saginaw Swan Valley – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun
6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Fraser started with a win, 49-44 over Macomb Lutheran North – Macomb Daily
7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kinde North Huron opened with a 34-27 win over Owendale-Gagetown – Huron Daily Tribune
8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ida followed Jessica Schrader to a 59-51 opening win over Milan – Monroe News
9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Dearborn defeated Pinckney 40-30 in another season opener – Livingston Daily Press & Argus
10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hesperia opened with a 42-20 win over Walkerville – Local Sports Journal
Also of note …
FOOTBALL Josh Lucas, who led Chelsea to the Division 4 title in 2021, is taking over at Jenison – Grand Rapids Press