Today in the MHSAA: 1/24/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 24, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Buchanan downed Bronson 42-29 in a matchup of top Division 3 teams statewide – Sturgis Journal

2. HOCKEY After falling to Division 3 No. 2 Traverse Bay Reps 8-0 earlier this season, Big Rapids avenged with a 5-2 win – Big Rapids Pioneer

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL McBain Northern Michigan Christian handed Brethren its first defeat of the season, 35-30 – MI Sports Now

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Maddux Overweg broke a school 3-pointers record from 1992 in Springport’s 58-32 win over Battle Creek Pennfield – Jackson Citizen Patriot

5. SKIING The Onekama boys and Grand Rapids Christian girls won Bryan Groenevelt Memorial Invitational titles at Crystal Mountain – Benzie Record Patriot

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Okemos earned one of its best wins this season, 48-41 over Lansing Waverly – Lansing State Journal

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Battle Creek Central earned its first win over Harper Creek in five years, 55-43 – Battle Creek Enquirer

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Defense reigned as Detroit Cody edged Denby 39-36 – Detroit News

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Alcona edged Alpena 49-48 in double overtime – WBKB

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Carleton Airport came back to defeat New Boston Huron 53-45 – Monroe News

Today in the MHSAA: 2/8/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 8, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Bay City All Saints clinched a share of the North Central Thumb League Stripes championship with a 35-22 win over Carsonville-Port Sanilac – Bay City Times

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Utica clinched a share of the Macomb Area Conference Blue title with a 47-38 win over New Baltimore Anchor Bay – Macomb Daily

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Rockford earned a key Ottawa-Kent Conference Red win, 61-49 over East Kentwood – Grand Rapids Press

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Haslett moved to 18-0 with another strong win, 59-49 over Lansing Catholic – Lansing State Journal

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Watervliet downed reigning Division 3 champion Schoolcraft 61-47 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Negaunee sank a buzzer-beater to get past Calumet 44-43 – Upper Michigan Source

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Mackinaw City avenged its lone league loss 76-54 over Harbor Light Christian – Petoskey News-Review

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Elizabeth Logan set a Manistee Catholic Central record for 3-pointers in her team’s win over Bear Lake – Manistee News Advocate

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Beth Ann Ford became Saline’s winningest player in her team’s victory over Monroe – Ann Arbor News

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Sault Ste. Marie earned an impressive road victory 49-37 at Traverse City Central – Up North Live

Also of note …

TRACK & FIELD The Lansing area is mourning the death of legendary Lansing Sexton coach Paul Pozega – Lansing State Journal

BASEBALL The Grand Haven and Fruitport communities are among those mourning the death of Doug VanderWall, a record-setting pitcher for the Buccaneers and longtime teacher and coach at Fruitport – Grand Haven Tribune