Today in the MHSAA: 12/20/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 20, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL David Shillinger became Ludington’s all-time leading scorer during a 65-53 win over Montague, breaking a record that stood since 1972 – Ludington Daily News

2. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Bay City Central won the inaugural Bay County Championship – Bay City Times

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Jaxon Childers went over 1,000 career points in Benzie Central’s 50-42 win over Buckley – MI Sports Now

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Byron Center defeated Hudsonville for the first time since 2009, 53-46 – Grand Rapids Press

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Okemos won a matchup of undefeated teams, 58-47 over DeWitt – Lansing State Journal

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage picked up its most impressive win of a strong start, 81-44 over previously undefeated Freeland – Saginaw News

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Erie Mason came back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Petersburg Summerfield 53-47 – Monroe News

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Freeland’s Karie Keefer scored at the buzzer to give the Falcons a 44-42 win over Heritage – Saginaw News

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Boden Fernsler drilled the winning 3-pointer with three seconds to play in Novi’s 52-49 win over South Lyon East – Oakland Press

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Grade Anspach’s only points also came on a game-winning 3-pointer as Fruitport downed Comstock Park 53-52 – Local Sports Journal

Also of note ...

FOOTBALL Coach Scott Merchant is leaving Clinton Township Chippewa Valley to take over at Lawrence Tech – Macomb Daily

Today in the MHSAA: 2/27/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 27, 2024

1. SKIING Traverse City Central’s boys broke West’s title streak at the Division 1 Finals, and West’s girls continued as repeat champs – Girls | Boys

2. SKIING Cadillac’s girls took back the Division 2 Finals championship, while Petoskey’s boys won their 12th over the last 13 seasons – Girls | Boys

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Manistee earned an impressive 45-32 win over Big Rapids to open Division 2 District play – Ludington Daily News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Holly earned its first District win since 2018, 62-44 over Lapeer in Division 1 – WJRT

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Jenison entered this week 2-20, but earned one of the night’s biggest upsets 46-45 over Grandville in Division 1 – Grand Rapids Press

6. HOCKEY Howell opened its Division 1 Regional run with a 4-1 win over Kalamazoo Eagles – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

7. HOCKEY Bay City and Saginaw Heritage set up a Division 2 Regional Final matchup with wins – Mid-Michigan Now

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Chibueze Amaezecki tipped in the winning points with six seconds to play in a 46-44 Division 2 win over Parchment – Kalamazoo Gazette

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Carsonville-Port Sanilac downed Kinde North Huron 56-53 in overtime in a Division 4 opener – Huron Daily Tribune

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Mekhi Radford-Donawa scored 39 points to lead Marysville past Armada 69-58 in Division 2 District play – Port Huron Times Herald