Lower Peninsula Cross Country, Boys Soccer Finals Make for Big Broadcast Saturday

By Jon Ross
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties

November 3, 2021

All eight Lower Peninsula Girls & Boys Cross Country Finals and all four Boys Soccer Finals will be broadcast Saturday on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network, capping a viewing schedule that also will include Soccer Semifinals, Volleyball District Semifinals and Finals and Football District and Regional Finals.

Nearly 2,000 Lower Peninsula runners will take to the course at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday (Nov. 6), with races beginning at 9:30 a.m. Coverage will include views from cameras at starting line, the 1- and 2-mile marks, the finish line and throughout the race from the lead cart.

The Division 4 and 3 races begin at 9:30 a.m. and can viewed at this link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-mi/gam0fa8764d8b

Division 2 and 1 races begin at 1:30 p.m. and can viewed here:

Saturday’s Division 1 and 4 Boys Soccer Finals will be played at Novi High School, with Divisions 2 and 3 at Comstock Park High School. The larger schools at each site will play at noon, followed by the smaller-school divisions at 3 p.m.

Division 1 – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-mi/gam2b096b5062
Division 2 – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-mi/gam8aea573f91
Division 3 – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-mi/gam8b0ab1143e
Division 4 – https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/mhsaa-mi/gam5ad1cdfa45
Audio of all four Boys Soccer Finals will be available at http://mhsaanetwork.com/.

Five of eight Wednesday (Nov. 3) Semifinals also will be broadcast. See schedule with links below:

Division 1 – 6 p.m. – Grosse Pointe South vs. New Baltimore Anchor Bay
Division 1 – 7 p.m. – Northville vs. Okemos
Division 2 – 6 p.m. – DeWitt vs. Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice
Division 3 – 7 p.m. – Allen Park Inter-City Baptist vs. Clarkston Everest Collegiate
Division 3 – 7 p.m. – Grand Rapids South Christian vs. Elk Rapids

The MHSAA Volleyball Tournament continues Wednesday (Nov. 3) and Thursday with District Semifinals, with District Finals also to be played at some sites Thursday and most Friday and Saturday – more than 30 District Finals are on the broadcast schedule.

More than 50 of this weekend’s 11-Player Football District Finals and 8-Player Regional Finals will be broadcast this weekend as well on MHSAA.tv. Links to coverage of both are below:  

Volleyball | Football

MHSAA media partner Bally Sports Detroit will continue its weekly live cable TV broadcasts with Friday’s Division 3 District Final of River Rouge (7-2) at Detroit Martin Luther King (9-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on BSD’s PLUS channel, and the game also may be watched on the BSD website and app.

NFHS Network subscriptions begin at $10.99 per month. Subscribers have access to all live video and streaming statistics across the country. School Broadcast Program participants benefit as a portion of every subscription sold by a school goes to benefit its program.

More than 400 MHSAA member schools are participants in the School Broadcast Program, now in its 13th year, producing games using traditional hands-on student crews or via Pixellot cameras installed at stadiums and gymnasiums across the state. A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA Website. 

Today in the MHSAA: 5/13/24

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

May 13, 2024

1. TRACK & FIELD Zeeland East’s girls – ranked No. 5 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – won their seventh straight Ottawa-Kent Conference Green championship meet title, and LPD1 No. 3 Zeeland West won on the boys side – Holland Sentinel Girls | Boys | Athletic.net

2. TRACK & FIELD The LPD1 No. 4 Traverse City West girls extended their Big North Conference championship meet streak to three, while Central’s boys ended West’s three-year title run – Traverse City Record-Eagle | Athletic.net

3. BASEBALL Division 1 top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice shut out Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 3-0 in the Catholic High School League Bishop championship game – Oakland Press

4. BOYS LACROSSE Temperance Bedford clinched a share of its first Southeastern Conference Red title in this sport with a 16-6 win over Ann Arbor Huron – Monroe News

5. TRACK & FIELD The Corunna boys and Owosso girls repeated as Flint Metro League Stars meet champions, and the Linden girls and Fenton boys won in the Stripes – Owosso Argus-Press | Athletic.net

6. TRACK & FIELD Sturgis swept Wolverine Conference championship meet wins – Sturgis Journal | Athletic.net

7. TRACK & FIELD The Freeland girls and Saginaw Heritage boys won Korf/Schultz Saginaw County Invitational team titles – Saginaw News | Athletic.net

8. TRACK & FIELD Bay City Western swept Bay County championships, the boys for the 15th-straight season and the girls for the fifth consecutive – Bay City Times | Athletic.net

9. GIRLS LACROSSE Novi defeated Flint Powers Catholic 16-6 as the Wildcats’ Ally Katinas scored her 100th goal this season and 200th of her career – Oakland Press

10. TRACK & FIELD The LPD2 No. 5 Hudsonville Unity Christian girls and No. 2 Hamilton boys won O-K Blue meet titles, while the LPD1 top-ranked East Kentwood girls and No. 2 Rockford boys won in the O-K Red – Holland Sentinel | Athletic.net Blue | Athletic.net Red

Also of note …

TRACK & FIELD Northville swept the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship meet titles – Livingston Daily Press & Argus | Athletic.net

TRACK & FIELD The Hart girls and North Muskegon boys won West Michigan Conference Rivers championship meets – Ludington Daily News | Athletic.net

TRACK & FIELD The Ludington girls and LPD2 No. 7  Whitehall boys won in the WMC Lakes – Ludington Daily News | Athletic.net