Today in the MHSAA: 10/10/19

October 10, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Boys Soccer District play opened Wednesday to join Girls Golf Regionals among postseason events this week in the Lower Peninsula, and those sports together claimed seven of our top 10 spots highlighting Wednesday’s major performances.

1. Girls Golf: Individual medalist Brandi Kautz shot an 81 to lead Almont to its third-straight Regional title, in Lower Peninsula Division 4 – Port Huron Times-Herald

2. Boys Soccer: No. 7 Detroit Catholic Central got past No. 6 Brighton 1-0 in overtime to open their Division 1 District – Observer & Eccentric

3. Boys Soccer: Rochester Adams opened District play with a 2-0 upset of No. 10 Rochester – Oakland Press

4. Girls Golf: Lauren Posey shot a 77 to lead No. 8 Big Rapids to an LPD3 Regional championship – Big Rapids News

5. Cross Country: Daisy Englund broke her mother’s 1993 school record to lead Rock Mid Peninsula to its third-straight Mid-Peninsula Conference championship meet win; Stephenson claimed the boys title – Escanaba Daily Press

6. Volleyball: Richland Gull Lake swept Kalamazoo Central to claim a second-straight Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East championship –

7. Boys Soccer: Saginaw Heritage avenged a regular-season loss to Midland with a 1-0 shootout victory in Division 1 District play – Midland Daily News

8. Boys Soccer: Utica Eisenhower also picked up a 1-0 Division 1 shootout win, over Rochester Hills Stoney Creek – Oakland Press

9. Boys Soccer: No. 15 Gaylord needed overtime to finish a third win this season over Petoskey, emerging 1-0 in a Division 2 District opener – Gaylord Herald Times

10. Cross Country: Bronson’s teams made themselves contenders for Big 8 Conference championships by sweeping jamboree wins – Hillsdale Daily News

Also of note …

Volleyball: From Tuesday, Dexter swept Jackson to earn a share of the Southeastern Conference White championship – Chelsea Sun Times News

Today in the MHSAA: 4/15/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 15, 2024

1. GIRLS SOCCER Division 3 No. 2 Hudsonville Unity Christian defeated Division 4 top-ranked Kalamazoo Christian 4-0 in a matchup of 2023 Finals champions – Grand Rapids Press

2. GIRLS LACROSSE Reigning Division 1 champion Brighton finished 3-0 at the East-West Play Day with wins over 2023 Division 2 runner-up East Grand Rapids, Spring Lake and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. SOFTBALL Division 2 No. 4 Escanaba opened with a 3-0 run at the Lakeshore Grand Slam Tournament, defeating Spring Lake and honorable mentions Muskegon Oakridge and Wayland – Escanaba Daily Press

4. SOFTBALL Division 4 No. 10 Mendon repeated as champion of the Holton Tournament, downing Beal City, No. 5 Hillman and Alcona – Sturgis Journal

5. GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 No. 11 New Baltimore Anchor Bay edged Division 3 No. 4 Warren Regina 2-1 – Macomb Daily

6. GIRLS SOCCER Emma Bradley scored the game-winner directly on a corner kick to lead Clarkston past Division 1 No. 7 Rochester 2-1 – Oakland Press

7. TRACK & FIELD The Rockford girls and Northville boys won Rockford’s Ram Classic championships –

8. SOFTBALL Division 2 honorable mention Essexville Garber downed Bay City Central to clinch its fourth-straight Bay County title – Bay City Times

9. BASEBALL Division 1 No. 3 Bay City Western became the first team to repeat as Bay County champion in baseball by downing John Glenn in the finale – Bay City Times

10. GIRLS SOCCER Garber also was the Bay County champion on the soccer pitch, finishing 3-0-1 at the tournament – Bay City Times