Today in the MHSAA: 1/25/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 25, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Farmington Hills Mercy pulled away in overtime for a 79-70 win over Dearborn Divine Child – Oakland Press

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Rapids Catholic Central took over first alone in the Ottawa-Kent Conference Gold with a 71-67 win over Grand Rapids South Christian – Grand Rapids Press

3. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Zeeland – No. 7 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – downed LPD3 No. 3 Holland Christian 111-74 – Holland Sentinel

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Big Rapids won a matchup of league leaders in the Central State Activities Association, 46-37 over Kent City – Big Rapids Pioneer

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Kalamazoo Central dealt Mattawan its first loss this winter, 58-44 – WWMT

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Bridgeport won a matchup of leaders in the Tri-Valley Conference 10, 65-43 over Essexville Garber – WJRT

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Boyne City ended an 11-game losing streak against Traverse City St. Francis with a 50-44 victory – Petoskey News-Review

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Mason handed Ionia its first loss, 60-44, in a matchup of league leaders – Lansing State Journal

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Ludington remained undefeated with a 76-74 overtime win at Traverse City Central – Ludington Daily News

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Detroit Cass Tech moved to 13-0 with a 112-83 win over Detroit Renaissance – Detroit News

Also of note …

GIRLS BASKETBALL Megan McCalla also went over 1,000 points as Chelsea defeated Tecumseh 70-54 – Ann Arbor News

GIRLS BASKETBALL Natalie Wandrie went over 1,000 points as Indian River Inland Lakes edged Johannesburg-Lewiston 55-51 – Cheboygan Daily Tribune

GIRLS BASKETBALL Victoria Gray grabbed a school-record 30 rebounds in Temperance Bedford’s big win over Ypsilanti Lincoln – Monroe News

BOYS BASKETBALL Merritt Alderink set a school record with 42 points as Zeeland West got past Wyoming – Holland Sentinel

Today in the MHSAA: 9/28/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

September 28, 2023

1. GIRLS GOLF Paige Anderson carded a 4-under 69 to lead Muskegon Reeths-Puffer to the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association title after the team had only three golfers compete in the event last season – Local Sports Journal

2. BOYS TENNIS Flushing edged Goodrich to clinch the Flint Metro League Tournament and its sixth-straight league championship – WJRT

3. GIRLS GOLF Rochester High – No. 4 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – shot a 310, and Madison Yang won a playoff for the medalist honor at the Oakland County Division 1 Championship – Oakland Press

4. BOYS TENNIS Traverse City Central won the Big North Conference Tournament to claim the league title – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. GIRLS GOLF Battle Creek Harper Creek shot a 367 to win the Interstate 8 Athletic Conference Tournament and championship – Coldwater Daily Reporter

6. BOYS SOCCER Big Rapids finished a perfect head-to-head run through the Central State Activities Association with a win over Lakeview – Big Rapids Pioneer

7. GIRLS GOLF Traverse City Central scored a 343 to win the Cadillac Invitational by 10 strokes – Cadillac News

8. BOYS SOCCER Division 4 No. 14 Leland avenged last week’s loss to Suttons Bay with a 2-1 victory to create a three-team tie atop the Northwest Conference – Up North Live

9. BOYS SOCCER Huron League contenders Grosse Ile and Riverview played to a scoreless draw; Grosse Ile is ranked No. 7 in Division 3, and Riverview is No. 13 in Division 2 – Southgate News-Herald

10. BOYS SOCCER Saginaw Valley Lutheran held onto the top spot alone in the Tri-Valley Conference Blue with a 2-1 win over Bullock Creek – Midland Daily News

Also of note …

SOFTBALL Vestaburg and the mid-Michigan officiating community are mourning the death of Wolverines coach Phil Block, who also was a longtime softball and baseball umpire and officiated football, basketball, volleyball, cross country, track & field, swimming and wrestling as well over the last 16 years – Greenville Daily News