Today in the MHSAA: 11/27/17

November 27, 2017

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.

Today's Top 10 

1. Hockey: Division 3 No. 3 Hancock claimed the Copper Island Classic title with a 12-8 aggregate score after two wins over rival and No. 4-ranked Calumet – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

2. Hockey: Allen Park won its third straight Jaguar Thanksgiving Classic, downing Brownstown Woodhaven 3-2 on Saturday after beating Gibraltar Carlson on Friday – Southgate News Herald

3. Hockey: Cadillac bounced back from a loss to rival Big Rapids with a 4-2 win over Manistee – Cadillac News

4. Hockey: Saline downed Ann Arbor Pioneer 5-3 in their annual Thanksgiving Eve game – Saline Post

5. Hockey: Grand Haven split with Macomb Dakota (losing 4-3 in overtime) and Portage Northern (winning 5-4) over the weekend – Grand Haven Tribune

6. Hockey: Riverview Gabriel Richard got past Alpena 2-1 on Saturday in the second day of the Huron Shores Showcase – Alpena News

7. Hockey: White Lake Lakeland won the Barber’s Cup with a 7-1 victory over Milford – Observer & Eccentric

8. Hockey: Division 1 No. 8 Utica Eisenhower is off to a great start this season, and the Eisenhower hockey family is as well supporting area homeless through Victoria Hall’s Spare Care program – Macomb Daily

9. Football: Canton coach Tim Baechler announced his retirement after leading the Chiefs to a 173-52 record over 20 years – Observer & Eccentric

10. Football: Port Huron assistant coach and longtime athletic director Ken Semelsberger decided this would be his last year on the sidelines, 50 years after coaching his first game – Port Huron Times Herald

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