Today in the MHSAA: 10/22/19

October 22, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

By comparison to any night of the last few weeks, Monday was pretty low-key – aside from the top two boys soccer teams in Division 3 meeting with the rest of the season on the line.

1. Boys Soccer: Top-ranked Holland Christian got past No. 2 Hudsonville Unity Christian 1-0 in overtime to move on to a Division 3 Regional Final; both teams entered unbeaten and had tied each other twice – Holland Sentinel

2. Cross Country: The Pittsford girls – No. 6 in Lower Peninsula Division 4 – and Clinton boys won the Sand Creek Invitational championships – Adrian Daily Telegram

3. Volleyball: South Haven picked up a pair of wins, sweeping Coloma and getting past Division 3 honorable mention Bridgman 2-1 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

4. Volleyball: Division 3 No. 8 Beaverton swept Harrison to set up a first vs. second place Jack Pine Conference matchup Wednesday against Gladwin – Midland Daily News

5. Volleyball: Gladwin worked through a pair of close sets to shutout out Farwell and improve to 22-12-1 – Midland Daily News

6. Volleyball: Traverse City Christian improved to 27-4 with a sweep of Brethren – Up North Live

7. Volleyball: Division 3 honorable mention Traverse City St. Francis swept Harbor Springs in Lake Michigan Conference play – Up North Live

8. Volleyball: Ludington improved to 39-10-9 with wins over Howard City Tri County and Fremont and despite a loss to Kent City – Local Sports Journal

9. Volleyball: Bark River-Harris got through a close second set to eventually sweep Powers North Central – Escanaba Daily Press

10. Volleyball: Clare picked up a league sweep over Sanford Meridian – MI Sports Now

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