Today in the MHSAA: 12/14/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 14, 2022

1. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Holland West Ottawa – No. 3 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – swept No. 4 Zeeland and LPD2 No. 10 Byron Center – Holland Sentinel

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Sophia Bussell scored a school-record 36 points with a school-record 10 3-pointers to lead Monroe past Ypsilanti Lincoln 58-56 – Monroe News

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Chris Zielinski scored a school-record 47 points in Midland Dow’s 81-70 win over Flint Powers Catholic – Midland Daily News

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL West Bloomfield downed Saginaw Heritage 89-61, although Zar’ria Mitchell (a member of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council) scored a school-record 33 points for the Hawks – Saginaw News

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ypsilanti Arbor Prep handed Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard its first defeat, 58-52 – Ann Arbor News

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Olivet avenged last season’s District loss with a 67-61 victory over Battle Creek Harper Creek – Battle Creek Enquirer

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Clarkston came back late to extend its winning streak over Lake Orion with a 38-35 victory – Oakland Press

8. HOCKEY Aidan French’s two goals keyed New Baltimore Anchor Bay in its 6-3 win over Utica/Ford United – Macomb Daily

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Evart made halftime and third-quarter leads stand with a 40-39 win over Manton – Cadillac News

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Onekama rallied to get past Traverse City Christian 53-52 – Manistee News Advocate

Also of note …

MEDIA The Grand Rapids area and statewide media communities are mourning the death of longtime Grand Rapids Press sportswriter Steve Kaminski – Grand Rapids Press

Today in the MHSAA: 6/6/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

June 6, 2023

1. BASEBALL Coldwater finished a weather-delayed Division 2 District with an 8-4 championship game win over Marshall – Coldwater Daily Reporter

2. BASEBALL Division 2 No. 11 Olivet held on for a 4-3 win over Grand Ledge to win the 61st Capital Diamond Classic – Lansing State Journal

Also of note …

HONORS Oak Park’s Nonah Waldron and Benzie Central’s Hunter Jones received the annual Athlete of the Year awards from the Detroit Athletic Club – State Champs!

FRUITPORT The Fruitport community locally and athletic community statewide are mourning the death of longtime Fruitport athletic director Ken Erny – Grand Haven Tribune