Today in the MHSAA: 12/4/17

December 4, 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: Jake Beaune had a hat trick as Division 2 top-ranked Livonia Stevenson downing Division 1 No. 4 Northville 6-3 – Observer & Eccentric

2. Bowling: The Cadillac boys opened their season – and history as a program – with a Big North Conference championship after a slim victory over runner-up Gaylord; Traverse City West won the girls championship – Cadillac News

3. Hockey: Division 1 top-ranked Brighton earned a big early-season win, 5-3 over No. 8 Detroit U-D Jesuit – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

4. Hockey: Division 2 No. 5 Trenton won a matchup of annual titans, 4-1 over No. 4 Birmingham Brother Rice – Southgate News Herald

5. Hockey: Division 2 No. 2 Hartland finished a weekend trip with a 6-2 win over Division 3 No. 7 Houghton on Saturday after downing Division 3 top-ranked Hancock on Friday – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

6. Hockey: Division 3 No. 9 Grand Rapids Catholic Central jumped to a 4-0 lead on the way to downing No. 5 East Grand Rapids 5-3 – FOX 17

7. Bowling: Adrian Madison’s Isabell Young won her second straight Wildcat Bowling Blast Off, while classmate Anthony Contreras won the boys bracket – Adrian Daily Telegram

8. Girls Basketball: Bronson drilled a last-minute overtime jumper to edge Centreville 38-36; Centreville was 19-2 a year ago – Sturgis Journal

9. Girls Basketball: Escanaba made nearly 50 percent of its shots in a self-admitted upset of Sault Ste. Marie, 38-37 – Escanaba Daily Press

10. Hockey: Division 2 No. 10 Midland Dow improved to 4-0 with a 4-1 win over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, which was ranked No. 5 in the Division 3 preseason poll – Midland Daily News

Also of note …

Hockey: The Saginaw area is mourning the death of former Heritage hockey coach Gene Ayotte, who led the Hawks to more than 200 wins and five league titles from 1994-2008 – Saginaw News

Today in the MHSAA: 2/22/24

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

February 22, 2024

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Big Rapids downed Reed City 48-46 to clinch the Central State Activities Association championship – Big Rapids Pioneer

2. HOCKEY Petoskey advanced in its Division 3 Regional with a 5-4 triple-overtime win over Cadillac – Petoskey News-Review

3. HOCKEY Bay Area also advanced in Division 3, with a 5-4 win over Freeland/Nouvel/Valley Lutheran – WJRT

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Mason County Central downed Fremont in a crossover matchup of West Michigan Conference teams that are a combined 31-8 this winter – MI Sports Now

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Detroit Cass Tech handed Riverview Gabriel Richard just its third loss, 70-63 – Southgate News-Herald

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Watervliet came back multiple times to get past Martin 42-40 – WWMT

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc followed Bryce O’Mara to a 73-66 win over Grand Blanc – Mid-Michigan Now

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Lake City won its 18th straight game, 49-36 over Hart – MI Sports Now

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Whitehall pulled within one more win of a perfect regular season with a 65-43 victory over Fremont – CatchMark SportsNet

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Lake Linden-Hubbell earned an impressive 65-54 win over Crystal Falls Forest Park – Upper Michigan Source