Today in the MHSAA: 10/7/19

October 7, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Many of the state’s top cross country teams continued prepping for the postseason this weekend at the Portage Invitational and county championship runs in the Detroit area, while Lower Peninsula girls golf and boys tennis teams finished up regular-season play with MHSAA Tournaments beginning for both this week.

1. Cross Country: The Ann Arbor Pioneer (LPD1 No. 1), Petoskey (LPD2 No. 2), Hart (LPD3 No. 1) and Kalamazoo Christian (LPD4 No. 3) girls and Brighton (LPD1 No. 1), Fremont (LPD2 No. 2), Hanover-Horton (LPD3 No. 1) and Breckenridge (LPD4 No. 1) boys won championships at the prestigious Portage Invitational against fields loaded with many of the state’s best –

2. Boys Tennis: Traverse City West won five flights to claim the Big North Conference Tournament and first overall league title since 2006 – Traverse City Record-Eagle 

3. Girls Swimming & Diving: LPD2 No. 2 Farmington Hills Mercy finished 175 points ahead of the field to earn the Oakland County championship – Oakland Press

4. Cross Country: Troy’s LPD1 No. 11 girls and Clarkston’s LPD1 No. 5 boys won Oakland County championships – Oakland Press Girls | Boys 

5. Boys Tennis: LPD3 No. 1 Ann Arbor Greenhills claimed the Detroit Catholic League Tournament title – Oakland Press

6. Boys Tennis: Oxford won its first league title in this sport, claiming the Oakland Activities Association Blue Tournament – Oakland Press 

7. Boys Tennis/Girls Golf: Byron Center swept Ottawa-Kent Conference Green Tournament championships in these sports, the LPD2 No. 10 tennis team just ahead of Holland Christian and golf ahead of runner-up Zeeland West – Holland Sentinel 

8. Volleyball: Division 3 No. 6 Muskegon Western Michigan Christian swept No. 4 Bronson to win the annual Polish Classic championship – Coldwater Daily Reporter

9. Girls Swimming & Diving: Macomb Dakota claimed the Macomb County meet title – Macomb Daily

10. Cross Country: The LPD1 No. 9 Plymouth, Grosse Ile and Allen Park Cabrini girls and LPD1 No. 13 Plymouth, LPD2 No. 6 Dearborn Divine Child and Cabrini boys won Wayne County championships – Southgate News-Herald Girls | Boys

Also of note …

Boys Soccer: Big Rapids Crossroads went 1-0-1 to win the West Michigan D League Tournament – Big Rapids News

Today in the MHSAA: 10/2/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

October 2, 2023

1. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Holland Christian – No. 5 in Lower Peninsula Division 3 – edged Allegan by nine points to win the D3 Invitational – Holland Sentinel

2. CROSS COUNTRY The LPD1 top-ranked Romeo girls and LPD2 No. 2 Ada Forest Hills Eastern boys won the Elite championships at the Shepherd BlueJay Invitational, and Freeland’s TJ Hansen broke 15 minutes – Midland Daily News | Cadillac News |

3. BOYS TENNIS Muskegon Mona Shores won its fifth-straight Greater Muskegon Athletic Association team title, and senior Drew Hackney won his fourth at No. 1 singles – Local Sports Journal

4. CROSS COUNTRY The LPD2 No. 5 St. Joseph girls and LPD3 No. 13 Buchanan boys won Berrien County championships, and Niles’ Aiden Krueger set a school record – Niles Daily Star |

5. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING LPD3 No. 3 Milan followed Annabelle Williams to the Monroe County championship – Monroe News

6. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING LPD2 top-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy regained the Oakland County championship with a dominating performance – Oakland Press

7. GIRLS GOLF LPD3 No. 10 Ludington carded a 361 to win the West Michigan Conference Tournament – Ludington Daily News

8. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Macomb Dakota outpaced the field by 82 points to win the Macomb County championship – Macomb Daily

9. VOLLEYBALL Charlevoix defeated Division 4 No. 7 Onaway in three sets after losing the first to clinch the Onaway Invitational title – Cheboygan Daily Tribune

10. CROSS COUNTRY Jackson Lumen Christi swept Division 3-4 titles, and the host DeWitt girls and Howell boys also won at the DeWitt Invitational, the Highlanders claiming their first invite win since 2007. Lumen Christi’s girls are No. 1 in LPD3 and DeWitt’s girls are No. 10 in LPD2, while Lumen Christi’s boys are No. 10 in LPD3 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus |