Today in the MHSAA: 1/10/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 10, 2024

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s earned a key Catholic League Central win with statewide impact, 70-56 over Detroit Catholic Central – Oakland Press

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hartland earned a 50-39 win over Salem, a Division 1 semifinalist last season – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Reigning Division 2 champion Lansing Catholic handed Portland its first defeat, 62-34 – Lansing State Journal

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Rockford won a matchup of undefeated rivals, 55-36 over Grand Haven – Grand Rapids Press

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL West Bloomfield broke away late for a 60-37 win over Detroit Country Day – MLIVE-Detroit

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ashley Weller went over 1,000 career points as Jackson Northwest won a key Interstate 8 Athletic Conference matchup 43-35 over Coldwater – Jackson Citizen Patriot

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Flint Beecher edged rival Hamady, 62-58 – WJRT

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL White Lake Lakeland earned its first Lakes Valley Conference win ever over reigning champion South Lyon East, 36-31 – Oakland Press

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Dexter made a strong statement with a 45-43 win over Saline – Ann Arbor News

10. BOYS BASKETBALL St. Ignace delivered Pickford’s first loss this season, 69-51 – MI Sports Now

Also of note ...

BOYS BASKETBALL All-time winningest Michigan boys basketball coach Roy Johnston announced he will retire after this season, his 50th total and 48th at Beaverton – Midland Daily News

SKIING Upper Peninsula teams began their season at the Marquette Invitational – Upper Michigan Source

Today in the MHSAA: 2/27/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 27, 2024

1. SKIING Traverse City Central’s boys broke West’s title streak at the Division 1 Finals, and West’s girls continued as repeat champs – Girls | Boys

2. SKIING Cadillac’s girls took back the Division 2 Finals championship, while Petoskey’s boys won their 12th over the last 13 seasons – Girls | Boys

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Manistee earned an impressive 45-32 win over Big Rapids to open Division 2 District play – Ludington Daily News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Holly earned its first District win since 2018, 62-44 over Lapeer in Division 1 – WJRT

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Jenison entered this week 2-20, but earned one of the night’s biggest upsets 46-45 over Grandville in Division 1 – Grand Rapids Press

6. HOCKEY Howell opened its Division 1 Regional run with a 4-1 win over Kalamazoo Eagles – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

7. HOCKEY Bay City and Saginaw Heritage set up a Division 2 Regional Final matchup with wins – Mid-Michigan Now

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Chibueze Amaezecki tipped in the winning points with six seconds to play in a 46-44 Division 2 win over Parchment – Kalamazoo Gazette

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Carsonville-Port Sanilac downed Kinde North Huron 56-53 in overtime in a Division 4 opener – Huron Daily Tribune

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Mekhi Radford-Donawa scored 39 points to lead Marysville past Armada 69-58 in Division 2 District play – Port Huron Times Herald