Today in the MHSAA: 11/30/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

November 30, 2022

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Grand Rapids West Catholic held on for a 55-50 opening win over Hudsonville – FOX 17

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Freshman Gabby Piepho had a notable debut as Howell got past Midland Dow 51-42 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hart came back for a 43-42 overtime opening-night win over Ludington – CatchMark SportsNet

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Haslett opened with a 49-38 win over Jackson Northwest – Lansing State Journal

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL Flint Carman-Ainsworth opened with an impressive 61-50 win over Williamston – Mid-Michigan Now

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Great Northern Conference play started immediately as Escanaba defeated Marquette 65-50 in an opener – Upper Michigan Source

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hartland delivered new coach Reyna Luplow an opening-night win, 51-44 over Grand Blanc – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Bay City Western came back from a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Freeland 58-53 – Bay City Times

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL St. Ignace opened with a solid road win, 48-35 over Charlevoix – Up North Live

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Edwardsburg outscored Stevensville Lakeshore by three in the fourth quarter to emerge with a 56-53 win – Niles Daily Star

Today in the MHSAA: 2/23/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 23, 2024

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage doubled up Flint Powers Catholic to clinch a share of the Saginaw Valley League title for the second time in program history – Saginaw News

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Baldwin clinched the West Michigan D League title with a 57-45 win over Pentwater – Big Rapids Pioneer

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central defeated Jefferson 52-41 to clinch a share of the Huron League title, then ended up with the championship outright as Flat Rock edged co-leader Riverview 46-45 – Monroe News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Harbor Light Christian downed Mackinaw City 71-32 to claim the Northern Lakes Conference title for the first time since 2011 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Dearborn Edsel Ford and Brownstown Woodhaven are co-champions of the Downriver League after Edsel’s 48-32 win – Southgate News-Herald

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Whitehall finished a perfect regular season and West Michigan Conference Lakes title run with a 75-57 victory over Muskegon Oakridge – Muskegon Chronicle

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Nouvel clinched a repeat Tri-Valley Conference White title with an 81-40 victory over Michigan Lutheran Seminary – WJRT

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard defeated Detroit Renaissance 54-39 to claim the Operation Friendship meeting of league champions – MLIVE-Detroit

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Bay City All Saints finished perfect in the North Central Thumb League Stripes, defeating Carsonville-Port Sanilac – Bay City Times

10. BOWLING Holton and Ravenna’s boys and girls teams advanced to Division 4 Finals, Ravenna finishing first and Holton second for girls and with the order reversed for the boys Regional – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

BOYS BASKETBALL The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan announced its Mr. Basketball Award finalists – Detroit Free Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Greg Lawson II became Davison’s all-time leading scorer as his team defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 68-57 – Mid-Michigan Now

BOYS BASKETBALL Traverse City Central downed Alpena 71-49, but Alpena’s Tucker Bright reached 1,000 career points – Alpena News

HOCKEY No. 2 Marquette defeated Escanaba 7-1 in a Division 3 Regional, giving Marquette coach Doug Garrow his 200th win – Upper Michigan’s Source

GIRLS BASKETBALL Portage Central completed an outright championship run in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference with a 46-36 win over second-place Stevensville Lakeshore – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

BOYS BASKETBALL Portage Central also finished an outright SMAC run on the boys side with a 58-33 win over Lakeshore – Kalamazoo Gazette