Today in the MHSAA: 12/6/17

December 6, 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. Girls Basketball: East Lansing’s Aazh Nye hit the game-winning shot against DeWitt in last year’s Class A District Final, and did so again Tuesday as the Trojans sank the Panthers 52-51 in a matchup of highly-touted squads – Lansing State Journal

2. Boys Basketball: Following up a major football matchup just a month ago, Canton upset Belleville on the basketball court 65-61 – Observer & Eccentric

3. Girls Basketball: Bay City Western won another matchup of two of the state’s most highly-regarded with a steal and free throws at the end to down Freeland 59-57 – Bay City Times

4. Boys Basketball: Mancelona broke a 43-game losing streak stretching back to the end of 2014-15 with a 50-43 win over East Jordan – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. Boys Basketball: After a winless 2016-17, Fruitport also opened with a victory, 54-28 over Holton – Grand Haven Tribune

6. Girls Basketball: Sandusky downed Unionville-Sebewaing 53-26, delivering coach Al DeMott his 700th career victory – Huron Daily Tribune

7. Boys Basketball: Reigning Class A champion Clarkston opened with a 65-55 win over Wayne Memorial, another anticipated contender this winter – Detroit News

8. Boys Basketball: Benton Harbor opened the season on an 18-0 run on the way to defeating Dowagiac 77-43 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

9. Boys Basketball: Battling a lingering foot injury, Johnny Shields gave Howell a necessary boost in its 74-68 overtime win over Linden – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

10. Girls Basketball: Pittsford down Hillsdale Academy, but the real story was how the two communities worked together to support someone who surely will remain a friend of both programs – Hillsdale Daily News

Today in the MHSAA: 12/5/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 5, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ishpeming Westwood opened this season with a 61-52 win over Menominee – Upper Michigan Source

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage moved to 2-0 with a 60-46 win over Holt – WJRT

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Manton opened the season with a 56-42 win over Kingsley – MI Sports Now

4. BOYS BASKETBALL East Jordan earned its first victory, edging Central Lake 68-65 – Petoskey News-Review

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Shepherd is 3-0 after a 46-36 win over Saginaw Swan Valley – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Fraser started with a win, 49-44 over Macomb Lutheran North – Macomb Daily

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kinde North Huron opened with a 34-27 win over Owendale-Gagetown – Huron Daily Tribune

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ida followed Jessica Schrader to a 59-51 opening win over Milan – Monroe News

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Dearborn defeated Pinckney 40-30 in another season opener – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hesperia opened with a 42-20 win over Walkerville – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

FOOTBALL Josh Lucas, who led Chelsea to the Division 4 title in 2021, is taking over at Jenison – Grand Rapids Press