Today in the MHSAA: 10/6/20

October 7, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Girls Golf Regionals teed off in the Lower Peninsula on Monday, with a number of highlights adding to a day that also saw Negaunee win the Upper Peninsula Division 1 girls tennis title (see “Latest Posts at right).

1. Girls Golf: St. Joseph shot a 358 to win its fifth straight Regional, in Lower Peninsula Division 2 at Yankee Springs – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

2. Girls Golf: Whitehall claimed its first Regional title since 2011, with No. 3 Big Rapids second and No. 5 Ada Forest Hills Eastern third in LPD3; and top-ranked Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern won its Regional in LPD2 ahead of second-place East Grand Rapids and third-place and No. 6 Muskegon Mona Shores – Muskegon Chronicle

3. Girls Golf: No. 8 Flint Powers Catholic, Cheboygan and Freeland advanced from the LPD3 Regional at Flint Golf Club – Flint Journal

4. Boys Soccer: North Muskegon earned a share of the West Michigan Conference title with a 3-2 win over Division 2 No. 9 (MPR) Whitehall – Muskegon Chronicle

5. Boys Tennis: LPD2 No. 13 Traverse City Central claimed five flight titles to win the Big North Conference Tournament and overall championship – Traverse City Record-Eagle

6. Boys Tennis: LPD3 No. 7 Holland Christian defeated Spring Lake 6-2 in the championship match to claim the Ottawa-Kent Conference Blue title – Holland Sentinel

7. Boys Soccer: Oscoda downed Fairview 8-2 to clinch the North Star League championship – WBKB

8. Cross Country: Marquette’s teams swept the Gladstone Invitational races – Iron Mountain Daily News

9. Boys Tennis: LPD4 No. 9 (tied) Whitehall, No. 8 North Muskegon and No. 9 (tied) Ludington took the top three spots, all within 1-2 points of each other, at the Coastal Conference quad – Local Sports Journal

10. Volleyball: Division 3 No. 9 Saginaw Valley Lutheran improved to 17-2 with wins over Corunna, Durand and Frankenmuth – Saginaw News

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