Today in the MHSAA: 2/2/16

February 2, 2016

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Statewide sports action Monday was light, so we’ll focus on a series of stories published today that should pull at your heart strings and put life’s little obstacles in proper perspective.

Good Reads

Mason’s Brendan Brown is fighting for his life, against a form of cancer that has led to the amputation of a leg and soon will mean the removal of parts of his lungs. The Bulldogs junior is fighting, and also continuing a high school bowling career that is inspiring opponents and those in his community – Jackson Citizen-Patriot

Also at Mason, Storm Miller might be the strongest athlete at his high school and finished third in a national weight-lifting competition last summer. He’s relying on strength now to fight a rare form of cancer that also initially was found in a leg – Lansing State Journal

Molly Holmes hasn't joined her siblings on the Leroy Pine River wrestling team yet – wait until next year – but she plays junior varsity basketball and is one of 13 kids in a family that loves sports – a family that adopted her after five foster placements and a fight to survive no child should experience – Cadillac News

Today in the MHSAA: 1/26/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

January 26, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Ayden Davis reached 1,000 career points in Onsted’s 72-54 win over Dundee – Adrian Daily Telegram

2. WRESTLING Stevensville Lakeshore finished its Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference schedule undefeated with a 53-15 win over St. Joseph – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Lake City avenged its lone loss this season, defeating Evart 42-34 – Cadillac News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Cass City earned its first road win at Reese in nearly a decade, 55-37 – Bay City Times

5. HOCKEY Last-second regulation and overtime playmaking sent Cheboygan past Cadillac 5-4 – Cheboygan Daily Tribune

6. HOCKEY Freshmen made major impacts as Division 2 No. 9 Traverse City Central downed Big Rapids 6-2 – Up North Live

7. WRESTLING Remus Chippewa Hills came back from a 28-point deficit to defeat Kent City 39-37 – Big Rapids Pioneer

8. WRESTLING Division 2 No. 7 Greenville celebrated senior night with wins over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern and Wyoming Kelloggsville – Greenville Daily News

9. HOCKEY Division 2 No. 10 Midland won big over rival Midland Dow – WJRT

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Tied at halftime, Manistee Catholic Central pulled away for a 42-26 win over Shelby – Ludington Daily News