Today in the MHSAA: 1/13/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 13, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Zoie Bamm became the school’s leading scorer, girls or boys, with 25 more points in Brooklyn Columbia Central’s 57-39 win over Hillsdale – Jackson Citizen Patriot

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Traverse City Central broke Maple City Glen Lake’s 44-game regular-season winning streak with a 41-29 defeat – Traverse City Record-Eagle

3. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Top-ranked East Grand Rapids defeated No. 6 Spring Lake 106-67 in a matchup of top teams in Lower Peninsula Division 3 – Local Sports Journal

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Blissfield doubled up Hudson in a matchup of top Division 3 teams statewide – Adrian Daily Telegram

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL Watevliet handed Bridgman its first loss of the season, 38-32 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Hart won a matchup of undefeated teams, 71-50 over Mason County Central – CatchMark SportsNet

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Cadillac earned a key Big North Conference victory, 68-65 over Petoskey in overtime – Cadillac News

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice downed Detroit Catholic Central 67-52 – Oakland Press

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Center Line won a matchup for first place in the Macomb Area Conference Silver, 61-39 over Clinton Township Clintondale – Macomb Daily

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Madison Heights Madison came back from an early 12-point deficit to defeat Port Huron 64-57 – Oakland Press

Also of note …

BAY CITY WESTERN Longtime athletic director Mike Thayer, an MHSAA Allen W. Bush Award winner in 2021, is retiring tonight – Bay City Times

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