Today in the MHSAA: 11/13/20

November 13, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Volleyball Regional championship matches dominated Michigan high school coverage Thursday night as the playoff field reached its final 32 contenders.

1. Volleyball: No. 2 Bloomfield Hills Marian edged reigning Division 1 champ and top-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy in five sets to claim a Regional championship – Oakland Press

2. Volleyball: No. 4 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep edged No. 6 North Branch in five sets to advance in Division 2 – Oakland Press

3. Volleyball: Honorable mention Calumet swept No. 10 Charlevoix to advance to the Division 3 Quarterfinals – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

4. Volleyball: Grand Blanc got past honorable mention Traverse City West in five sets in Division 1 to claim its first Regional title – Flint Journal

5. Volleyball: Honorable mention Birch Run earned its first Regional title since 1991, downing Saginaw Swan Valley in Division 2 – WJRT

6. Volleyball: Edwardsburg got past Battle Creek Harper Creek in Division 2 to win its first Regional title since 1992 – Niles Daily Star

7. Volleyball: Royal Oak Shrine clinched its first Regional title since 2007, defeating Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest in Division 3 – Oakland Press

8. Volleyball: Honorable mention Ubly swept Dryden to advance to the Division 4 Quarterfinals – Huron Daily Tribune

9. Volleyball: No. 2 Lake Odessa Lakewood improved to 39-1 with a sweep of Lansing Catholic in Division 2 – Lansing State Journal

10. Volleyball: Honorable mention Warren Regina earned a repeat Division 2 Regional title with a sweep of Ferndale – Macomb Daily

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