Today In The MHSAA: 2/24/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 24, 2022

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Onaway clinched its first league title in this sport since 1963, downing Mancelona to win the Ski Valley Conference outright – Up North Live

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL Gibraltar Carlson edged Trenton 48-47 to clinch the Downriver League title outright, its first league championship in this sport since 2006 – Southgate News-Herald

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Division 1 No. 3 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced to the Detroit Catholic League Bishop championship game with a 65-43 win over top-ranked Detroit U-D Jesuit – MLive-Detroit

4. HOCKEY No. 9 Traverse City Central edged Big North Conference champ Petoskey 2-1 to advance in their Division 2 Regional – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Big Rapids defeated Grant to clinch a share of the Central State Activities Association Gold title – Big Rapids News

6. BASKETBALL The Big Bay de Noc girls and Hannahville boys won Northern Lights League Tournament championships – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

7.  BOYS BASKETBALL Division 4 No. 15 Ubly got past Marlette 42-39 to claim the Greater Thumb Conference East title outright – Huron Daily Tribune

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Mesick downed Baldwin to complete an outright title run in the West Michigan D League – Cadillac News

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kendall Zoulek went over 1,000 career points in Shelby’s 37-34 win over Whitehall – CatchMark SportsNet

10. HOCKEY Fenton/Linden played through four overtimes to get past White Lake Lakeland 3-2 in a Division 2 Regional game – WJRT

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 16, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine clinched its first Regional title in boys basketball with a 58-35 victory over Centreville in Division 3 – Niles Daily Star

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Rochester Adams also celebrated its first Regional title in this sport with a 68-58 win over Clarkston in Division 1 Oakland Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 56-44 win over North Farmington Oakland Press

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort stunned Lake Leelanau St. Mary 50-44 in Division 4Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Pewamo-Westphalia upset Grandville Calvin Christian 63-61 with a buzzer-beating tip-inIonia Sentinel-Standard

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc went to overtime but got past Mount Pleasant 59-58 in Division 1Flint Journal

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale advanced in Division 2 with a 69-50 win over Warren Michigan Collegiate Oakland Press

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Hudsonville Unity Christian got past Grand Rapids Christian 58-56 in a Division 2 Regional FinalGrand Rapids Press

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw will return to the season’s final week thanks to a 78-58 win over Flint Hamady in Division 2WJRT

10. BOYS BASKETBALL East Lansing has won 12 of its last 14 including 56-43 over Battle Creek Central for a Division 1 Regional titleLansing State Journal

Also of note …

GOLF Spring Lake is mourning the death of longtime coach George Bitner, who led the girls program to three straight Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals titles from 2014-16 – Grand Haven Tribune