Today in the MHSAA: 10/23/15

October 23, 2015

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Notable milestones made headlines Thursday – among them, Rockford’s boys cross country team extending an incredible championship streak and one of Michigan’s best volleyball coaches being celebrated for 1,000 victories.

Cross Country

The Milford girls and White Lake Lakeland boys, both ranked No. 5 in Lower Peninsula Division 1, won Kensington Lakes Activities Association Lakes championships; Milford’s girls finished ahead of No. 4 Brighton and No. 12 Waterford Mott – Oakland Press

The Rockford boys, No. 1 in LPD1, won their 21st straight league title, claiming the Ottawa-Kent Conference Red; Rockford’s 10th-ranked girls added their third straight league title – Grand Rapids Press

Boys Soccer

Unranked Okemos edged No. 11 Portage Central in a Division 1 semifinal 2-1 after jumping out to a two-goal lead – Kalamazoo Gazette

Division 2 No. 14 Petoskey advanced despite three Cadillac comebacks, finally winning a 5-4 semifinal – Petoskey News

Division 3 No. 4 Hudsonville Unity Christian repeated as a district champion with a 2-1 win over No. 18 Grand Rapids Catholic Central – Grand Rapids Press


Unionville-Sebewaing, an MHSAA semifinalist in 2014, won its fourth straight Greater Thumb Conference West title by avenging an earlier loss to Bad Axe with a five-set win – Huron Daily Tribune

Class D No. 6 North Adams-Jerome needed to reach 31-29 to win its first set against Pittsford before finishing a sweep – Hillsdale Daily News

Good Reads

Battle Creek Enquirer sports editor Bill Broderick says what a lot of former high school football players have felt in his message to seniors playing their final games this week and over the next few – Battle Creek Enquirer

Longtime Midland Dow, Pinconning and now Bronson volleyball coach Jean LaClair won her 1,000th match last week; her team is ranked No. 1 in Class C and she was the 2015 MHSAA Women in Sports Leadership Award winner – Sturgis Journal

Today in the MHSAA: 5/21/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

May 21, 2024

1. SOFTBALL Morenci earned coach Kay Johnson her 1,000th career victory, 8-5 over East Jackson – Adrian Daily Telegram

2. SOFTBALL Division 1 honorable mention Midland Dow swept Flint Powers Catholic to claim the Saginaw Valley League title on a record-setting day – Midland Daily News

3. GIRLS SOCCER Division 3 No. 11 Essexville Garber claimed its fifth-straight league title with a draw against No. 14 Freeland in the Tri-Valley Conference Red – Bay City Times

4. SOFTBALL Division 2 honorable mention Milan and Division 1 No. 5 Saline finished off championship runs in their respective divisions of the Southeastern Conference – Ann Arbor News

5. TRACK & FIELD The McBain girls – No. 2 in Lower Peninsula Division 3 – and Manton boys won Highland Conference championships – Cadillac News |

6. BASEBALL Division 3 No. 14 Grass Lake finished its run to a fourth-straight Cascades Conference championship with a pair of wins over Brooklyn Columbia Central – Jackson Citizen Patriot

7. GIRLS TENNIS Grosse Ile swept Riverview to finish an undefeated Huron League dual season – Southgate News-Herald

8. GIRLS SOCCER Division 2 No. 15 Otsego advanced in its Division 2 District with a shootout win over Middleville Thornapple Kellogg – FOX 17

9. BOYS LACROSSE Oxford broke a tie after the third quarter to defeat Holly/Ortonville Brandon 12-8 in Division 1 Regional play – WJRT

10. BOYS LACROSSE New Baltimore Anchor Bay downed Macomb L’Anse Creuse North 13-6 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Macomb Daily