Today in the MHSAA: 2/8/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 8, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Bay City All Saints clinched a share of the North Central Thumb League Stripes championship with a 35-22 win over Carsonville-Port Sanilac – Bay City Times

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Utica clinched a share of the Macomb Area Conference Blue title with a 47-38 win over New Baltimore Anchor Bay – Macomb Daily

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Rockford earned a key Ottawa-Kent Conference Red win, 61-49 over East Kentwood – Grand Rapids Press

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL Haslett moved to 18-0 with another strong win, 59-49 over Lansing Catholic – Lansing State Journal

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Watervliet downed reigning Division 3 champion Schoolcraft 61-47 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Negaunee sank a buzzer-beater to get past Calumet 44-43 – Upper Michigan Source

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Mackinaw City avenged its lone league loss 76-54 over Harbor Light Christian – Petoskey News-Review

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Elizabeth Logan set a Manistee Catholic Central record for 3-pointers in her team’s win over Bear Lake – Manistee News Advocate

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Beth Ann Ford became Saline’s winningest player in her team’s victory over Monroe – Ann Arbor News

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Sault Ste. Marie earned an impressive road victory 49-37 at Traverse City Central – Up North Live

Also of note …

TRACK & FIELD The Lansing area is mourning the death of legendary Lansing Sexton coach Paul Pozega – Lansing State Journal

BASEBALL The Grand Haven and Fruitport communities are among those mourning the death of Doug VanderWall, a record-setting pitcher for the Buccaneers and longtime teacher and coach at Fruitport – Grand Haven Tribune

Today in the MHSAA: 3/23/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 23, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Romulus Summit Academy earned its first Semifinal trip with a 68-62 win over Chelsea in a Division 2 Quarterfinal – Southgate News-Herald

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine also will play in its first Semifinal thanks to a 71-62 Division 3 win over Pewamo-Westphalia – Niles Daily Star

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Ecorse handed Laingsburg its lone loss, 57-46 in a Division 3 Quarterfinal – Southgate News-Herald

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Munising advanced to its first Semifinal since 1954 with a 52-43 win over Painesdale Jeffers in Division 4 – Marquette Mining Journal

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Flint Beecher downed Detroit Loyola 55-49 to advance in Division 3 – Mid-Michigan Now

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw is headed back to the Semifinals in Division 2 thanks to a 61-57 win over Cadillac – Saginaw News

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Detroit Cass Tech is Breslin bound thanks to a 55-49 win over Ann Arbor Huron – MLIVE-Detroit

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort edged Hillman 59-57 in a Division 4 Quarterfinal – Benzie County Record-Patriot

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 55-44 win over Warren De La Salle Collegiate – Oakland Press

10. BOYS BASKETBALL Marine City Cardinal Mooney earned a Division 4 Semifinals berth with a 59-56 win over Taylor Trillium Academy – Port Huron Times Herald

Also of note …

BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc advanced in Division 1 with a 64-44 win over Rochester Adams – WJRT

BOYS BASKETBALL Muskegon will return to Breslin thanks to a 59-43 Division 1 win over East Lansing –

BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale is moving on in Division 2 with a 71-66 victory over Goodrich – Oakland Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Rapids South Christian advanced with a 61-38 win over Hudsonville Unity Christian in Division 2 – Grand Rapids Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Traverse City St. Francis will be returning to the Semifinals for the first time in more than a decade thanks to a 72-47 win over St. Ignace in Division 3 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

BOYS BASKETBALL Reigning champion Wyoming Tri-unity Christian will return to Finals weekend thanks to a 54-41 win over Kalamazoo Phoenix in Division 4 – Grand Rapids Press