Today in the MHSAA: 1/12/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 12, 2023

1. COMPETITIVE CHEER Hart won the first West Michigan Conference meet since the league expanded in the fall, with Mason County Central second – CatchMark SportsNet

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Bad Axe won a key Greater Thumb Conference West matchup over Reese, 57-55 – Bay City Times

3. WRESTLING Lake Orion won the last five matches to come back and edge Bloomfield Hills 39-35 – Oakland Press

4. GYMNASTICS Jackson Area defeated Coldwater by just under 11 points at Coldwater’s 12th annual Jillian Crist Memorial meet – Coldwater Daily Reporter

5. HOCKEY Division 1 No. 5 Hartland won its rivalry game with Howell 5-0 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

6. HOCKEY Two Midland players had hat tricks in the Division 2 No. 9 Chemics’ 7-2 win over Freeland/Nouvel/Swan Valley – Midland Daily News

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ryleigh Zinn starred as Genesee edged Montrose 57-53 – Flint Journal

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Morenci remained undefeated with a 54-41 win over Erie Mason – Adrian Daily Telegram

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Macomb Dakota rolled from a fast start to a 70-41 win over Utica Eisenhower – Macomb Daily

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Traverse City St. Francis improved to 7-1 with a 41-18 win over East Jordan – MI Sports Now

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