Today In The MHSAA: 10/18/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

October 18, 2021

1. VOLLEYBALL Division 1 top-ranked Bloomfield Hills Marian never lost a set and defeated Division 2 No. 2 Grand Rapids Christian in the championship match to win the Beast of the East against a field that included 10 ranked teams – Oakland Press

2. CROSS COUNTRY The Okemos girls – No. 11 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – and LPD2 No. 7 St. Johns boys claimed this year’s Greater Lansing Invitational championships – Lansing State Journal Girls | Boys

3. CROSS COUNTRY Romeo’s teams swept Macomb County Invitational championships; Romeo’s girls are No. 6 in LPD1 and the boys are No. 3 – Macomb Daily

4. CROSS COUNTRY Bay City Western swept Bay County Championship titles – Bay City Times

5. VOLLEYBALL Division 3 No. 6 Centreville swept Cassopolis in the final to win the Southwest 10 Conference Tournament championship – Sturgis Journal

6. CROSS COUNTRY The Mona Shores girls and Whitehall boys won Greater Muskegon Athletic Association championships – Local Sport Journal

7. VOLLEYBALL Battle Creek Lakeview defeated Harper Creek 2-0 to clinch the All-City championship – Battle Creek Enquirer

8. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Coldwater was first and Mattawan second at the Battle Creek Harper Creek Invitational – Coldwater Daily Reporter 

9. VOLLEYBALL Sault Ste. Marie downed Johannesburg-Lewiston 2-1 in the finale to win the Inland Lakes Invitational – Petoskey News-Review

10. CROSS COUNTRY Brownstown Woodhaven’s girls and Riverview’s boys won Downriver Gabriel Richard Invitational championships – Southgate News-Herald 

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 16, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine clinched its first Regional title in boys basketball with a 58-35 victory over Centreville in Division 3 – Niles Daily Star

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Rochester Adams also celebrated its first Regional title in this sport with a 68-58 win over Clarkston in Division 1 Oakland Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 56-44 win over North Farmington Oakland Press

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort stunned Lake Leelanau St. Mary 50-44 in Division 4Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Pewamo-Westphalia upset Grandville Calvin Christian 63-61 with a buzzer-beating tip-inIonia Sentinel-Standard

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc went to overtime but got past Mount Pleasant 59-58 in Division 1Flint Journal

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale advanced in Division 2 with a 69-50 win over Warren Michigan Collegiate Oakland Press

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Hudsonville Unity Christian got past Grand Rapids Christian 58-56 in a Division 2 Regional FinalGrand Rapids Press

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw will return to the season’s final week thanks to a 78-58 win over Flint Hamady in Division 2WJRT

10. BOYS BASKETBALL East Lansing has won 12 of its last 14 including 56-43 over Battle Creek Central for a Division 1 Regional titleLansing State Journal

Also of note …

GOLF Spring Lake is mourning the death of longtime coach George Bitner, who led the girls program to three straight Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals titles from 2014-16 – Grand Haven Tribune