Today in the MHSAA: 3/12/19

March 12, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Girls Basketball Regionals got underway Monday night with a series of upsets and a few favorites that just survived, plus three previously-unbeaten teams that suffered their first and only losses of the winter.

1. Girls Basketball: Grosse Pointe North avenged a December loss to Bloomfield Hills Marian with a 60-48 Division 1 Regional Semifinal win – Macomb Daily

2. Girls Basketball: Coldwater will continue its best season in nearly three decades after downing reigning Class A runner-up East Lansing 71-68 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Coldwater Daily Reporter

3. Girls Basketball: Hamilton won a matchup of unbeaten teams in Division 2, defeating Edwardsburg 60-39 – Holland Sentinel

4. Girls Basketball: Hart upset previously-undefeated Houghton Lake 48-42 in Division 3 – MI Sports Now

5. Girls Basketball: Lake City handed Oscoda its first and only loss of the season to move on in Division 3 – Cadillac News

6. Girls Basketball: Pewamo-Westphalia trailed Kent City after all of the first three quarters but came back to win their Division 3 matchup 35-33 – FOX 17

7. Girls Basketball: Ann Arbor Pioneer moved on in Division 1 with a 42-35 win over Brighton – We Love Ann Arbor

8. Girls Basketball: Muskegon won a matchup of league champions, downing East Kentwood 67-46 in Division 1 – WZZM

9. Girls Basketball: Ishpeming Westwood came back to win a Division 3 matchup of league champs, 50-46 over Iron River West Iron County – Escanaba Daily Press

10. Girls Basketball: Springport edged Michigan Center 53-51, ending the season for the Cardinals, who made the Class B Semifinals a year ago – JTV

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