Today In The MHSAA: 3/18/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 18, 2021

Wrestling joined the postseason flurry Wednesday with the start of Team District competition, while hockey continued through Regionals and a few more basketball teams celebrated championships and individual achievements.

1. Hockey: No. 6 Houghton advanced in a Division 3 Regional with a 5-1 win over No. 7 Hancock – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

2. Wrestling: Ravenna downed Hesperia and then Mason County Central to claim its first District title since 2011, in Division 4 – Local Sports Journal

3. Wrestling: Charlotte edged Eaton Rapids 36-33 to claim a Division 2 District championship – Lansing State Journal

4. Girls Basketball: Clawson defeated Eastpointe 47-37 to clinch the Macomb Area Conference Bronze championship – Oakland Press

5. Girls Basketball: Hannah Vallier scored 37 points to become Vicksburg’s all-time leading score during a 58-31 win over Niles – Kalamazoo Gazette

6. Boys Basketball: Hunter Soper went over 1,000 career points in Croswell-Lexington’s 81-51 win over Almont – Port Huron Times Herald

7. Hockey: Top-ranked Byron Center came back from a third-period deficit to defeat Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 3-2 in a Division 2 Regional Semifinal – FOX 17

8. Wrestling: No. 10 Clarkston downed Troy and Waterford Kettering in Division 1 to claim a 15th-straight District title – Oakland Press

9. Wrestling: Holland ran its District title streak to three with wins over Hamilton and Zeeland East in Division 2 – Holland Sentinel

10. Boys Basketball: Sterling Heights Parkway Christian clinched the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference Red title with a 71-61 win over Lutheran Westland – Macomb Daily

Also of note …

Girls Basketball: From Tuesday, Elk Rapids defeated Kalkaska to clinch its first Lake Michigan Conference title, and first league championship in 28 years – MI Sports Now

Today in the MHSAA: 12/5/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 5, 2023

1. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ishpeming Westwood opened this season with a 61-52 win over Menominee – Upper Michigan Source

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage moved to 2-0 with a 60-46 win over Holt – WJRT

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Manton opened the season with a 56-42 win over Kingsley – MI Sports Now

4. BOYS BASKETBALL East Jordan earned its first victory, edging Central Lake 68-65 – Petoskey News-Review

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Shepherd is 3-0 after a 46-36 win over Saginaw Swan Valley – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

6. GIRLS BASKETBALL Fraser started with a win, 49-44 over Macomb Lutheran North – Macomb Daily

7. GIRLS BASKETBALL Kinde North Huron opened with a 34-27 win over Owendale-Gagetown – Huron Daily Tribune

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ida followed Jessica Schrader to a 59-51 opening win over Milan – Monroe News

9. GIRLS BASKETBALL Dearborn defeated Pinckney 40-30 in another season opener – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hesperia opened with a 42-20 win over Walkerville – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

FOOTBALL Josh Lucas, who led Chelsea to the Division 4 title in 2021, is taking over at Jenison – Grand Rapids Press