Today in the MHSAA: 10/2/20

October 2, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

As Lower Peninsula girls golf and boys tennis regular seasons continued winding down with championship play, more fall sports continued building toward big finishes Thursday. 

1. Girls Golf: Ann Arbor Pioneer – No. 9 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – was first and No. 8 Skyline second at the Southeastern Conference Red Tournament – We Love Ann Arbor

2. Girls Golf: LPD4 No. 5 Michigan Center shot a 370 to win the Cascades Conference Tournament – JTV

3. Boys Tennis: Berrien Springs won the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference Tournament – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

4. Volleyball: Division 2 No. 8 Hamilton came back from a two-set deficit to defeat honorable mention Hudsonville Unity Christian in five and remain undefeated in league play – Holland Sentinel

5. Girls Swimming & Diving: No. 10 Saline won a matchup of top-10 LPD1 teams 116-70 over No. 10 Ann Arbor Huron – We Love Ann Arbor

6. Volleyball: Division 3 No. 10 Traverse City St. Francis emerged with a five-set win against Maple City Glen Lake – Up North Live

7. Boys Soccer: Unbeaten Whitehall and one-loss Fremont tied 1-1 – Local Sports Journal

8. Volleyball: South Lyon East delivered Milford its first Lakes Valley Conference defeat – Observer & Eccentric

9. Boys Soccer: Traverse City West ran its winning streak to 10 with a 5-0 victory over rival Central – MI Sports Now

10. Boys Soccer: Bad Axe won 2-1 on the road at Frankenmuth – Huron Daily Tribune

Also of note … 

Soccer: Fruitport dedicated its soccer field to longtime athletic director and coach Ken Erny – Muskegon Chronicle

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