Today in the MHSAA: 2/24/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 24, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard came back to defeat Detroit Renaissance 53-52 in overtime in the annual Operation Friendship championship matchup – MLIVE-Detroit

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Hart clinched its first league championship since 1963, claiming the West Michigan Conference Rivers with a 63-45 win over Mason County Central – CatchMark SportsNet 

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Salem edged Wayne Memorial 67-64 in overtime of the Kensington Lakes Activities Association championship game – Detroit News 

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL DeWitt clinched a share of the Capital Area Activities Conference Blue title with a 54-44 win over Lansing Waverly – Lansing State Journal

 5. GIRLS BASKETBALL Lake City won the outright Highland Conference title with a 31-20 victory over McBain – Cadillac News 

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Saginaw Valley Lutheran downed Michigan Lutheran Seminary 56-48 to clinch a share of the Tri-Valley Conference 10-2 title – Saginaw News

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Gwyneth Bramer went over 1,000 career points in Traverse City St. Francis’ big win over Kalkaska – Traverse City Record-Eagle

8. HOCKEY St. Clair Shores downed Grosse Pointe South 3-2, and Warren De La Salle Collegiate defeated Port Huron Northern 7-4 in Division 3 Regionals – Macomb Daily

9. HOCKEY Ann Arbor Pioneer and Brownstown Woodhaven advanced in Division 1 Regionals – Southgate News-Herald

10. HOCKEY Cade Katlin had three goals in Howell’s Division 1-opening win over Grand Blanc – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

Today in the MHSAA: 12/4/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 4, 2023

1. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern was first and Battle Creek Lakeview second at the 76th Cereal Bowl Relays – Battle Creek Enquirer

2. GYMNASTICS Sophia Wagner set two school records in her team’s Escanaba Elks Invitational win – Escanaba Daily Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Curtis Ciborski also set a school record scoring 50 points in Bloomingdale’s 77-37 victory over Martin – Kalamazoo Gazette

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Matt Mellendorf scored the game-winner as Cass City edged Saginaw Nouvel 54-53 – Saginaw News

5. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Essexville Garber’s Connor Dowd won the Bobcat Pentathlon by a point – Bay City Times

6. HOCKEY Division 1 No. 4 Howell opened its weekend by handing Division 3 No. 8 Hancock its first loss, 3-2 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Goodrich edged reigning Division 3 champion Flint Beecher 58-55 – Flint Journal

8. HOCKEY Division 3 No. 4 Traverse Bay Reps posted an 8-1 win over Alpena – Traverse City Record-Eagle

9. HOCKEY Romeo edged Lake Orion 4-3 after scoring three second-period goals – Macomb Daily

10-. BOYS BASKETBALL Benton Harbor rode a strong second quarter to a 72-62 win over Berrien Springs – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

Also of note …

GRAND HAVEN Grand Haven superintendent Scott Grimes, the president of the MHSAA Representative Council, will retire at the end of this school year – Grand Haven Tribune

MEDIA Longtime Macomb Daily sportswriter George Pohly is retiring after 39 years – Macomb Daily