Today in the MHSAA: 10/17/17

October 17, 2017

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.

Today's Top 10

1. Boys Soccer: Division 1 No. 18 Novi scored the game’s lone goal to upset No. 9 Northville in a District opener – Observer & Eccentric

2. Boys Soccer: Manistee scored the winning goal on a penalty kick in overtime to upset No. 15 Whitehall 2-1 in a Division 3 first-round game – Manistee News-Advocate

3. Boys Soccer: Pontiac won its first District game in program history, downing Armada 3-2 in Division 2 – Oakland Press

4. Boys Soccer: DeWitt took East Lansing to overtime before the Trojans emerged with a 2-1 win in a Division 2 opener – Lansing State Journal

5. Boys Soccer: No. 12 Plymouth also survived a close Division 1 opener, clipping Salem 1-0 – Observer & Eccentric

6. Volleyball: Unranked Lapeer was the big winner of its tri-match, downing Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary and also Class B No. 9 Freeland in five sets – Saginaw News

7. Boys Soccer: Howell broke a tie with Pinckney late to emerge with a 2-1 win in Division 1 after playing the Pirates in overtime two of the last three seasons – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

8. Football: Coming off Farmington Hills Harrison coach John Herrington tying the MHSAA record for football wins (and since breaking it) held by Birmingham Brother Rice’s Al Fracassa, the Observer & Eccentric interviewed the legends together – Observer & Eccentric

9. Multi-Sport Athletes: Grand Haven athletic director Scott Robertson wrote a guest column for his local paper explaining the benefits of the multi-sport experience, citing a recent star at his school known well by fans statewide – Grand Haven Tribune

10. Mascots: We know our school’s mascot, but do we know why that mascot was chosen? The Tri-County Times dives into the backstories of four schools’ mascots in its area – Tri-County Times

Today in the MHSAA: 11/28/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

November 28, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Ludington opened this winter with an 82-57 win over Grant thanks in part to David Schillinger’s 40 points – Local Sports Journal

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Onsted started its season at Little Caesars Arena with a 60-33 win over Hanover-Horton – Adrian Daily Telegram

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Addison went on a run late to open with a 62-57 overtime win over Hudson – Jackson Citizen Patriot

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Birch Run opened with a 58-36 win over Burton Bentley – WNEM

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Lake City tipped off the season with a 36-21 win over Mesick – Up North Live

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Charlevoix opened with a 65-41 win over Ellsworth – Traverse City Record-Eagle

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Manistee opened with a win as well, 56-24 over Onekama – Manistee News Advocate

Also of note …

FOOTBALL East Kentwood has hired championship-winning Detroit Martin Luther King coach Tyrone Spencer to take over its program – WOOD TV