Today In The MHSAA: 3/19/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 19, 2021

The basketball regular season pulled another day closer to its close Thursday with more league title celebrations, while wrestling and hockey teams continued to advance through their postseasons.

1. Girls Basketball: Saline clinched a share of its first league title since 2002, downing Ann Arbor Huron 69-33 in the Southeastern Conference Red – Saline Post

2. Wrestling: Bloomfield Hills downed Birmingham Seaholm in Division 1 to claim its first District title – Oakland Press

3. Girls Basketball: Hartland won the Kensington Lakes Activities Association overall title with a 48-30 victory over Wayne Memorial – Detroit News

4. Girls Basketball: Brooke Daniels became Macomb L’Anse Creuse North’s all-time leading scorer in a 47-32 win over Grosse Pointe North – Macomb Daily

5. Wrestling: Gladstone defeated Kingsford and Negaunee in Division 3 to clinch its 13th-straight District title – Escanaba Daily Press

6. Girls Basketball: Erie Mason clinched the Tri-County Conference title with a 50-36 win over Petersburg Summerfield – Monroe News

7. Girls Basketball: Lake Orion clinched the Oakland Activities Association Blue title with a 47-26 win over Berkley – Oakland Press

8. Boys Basketball: Rudyard clinched the Straits Area Conference title outright with a 74-32 win over Cheboygan – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

9. Wrestling: Comstock Park – whose coach, Jim Olson, died near the start of the season – won its Division 3 District with his memory as inspiration – FOX 17

10. Hockey: No. 4 Rockford downed No. 7 Traverse Bay Reps 6-2 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Traverse City Record-Eagle

Also of note …

Girls Basketball: Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy’s Makaiya Thomas went over 1,000 career points during a 74-47 win over Carrollton – Saginaw News

Girls Basketball: Detroit is mourning the weekend death of longtime Martin Luther King coach William Winfield – Detroit News

Boys Basketball: Blissfield finished an outright title run in the Lenawee County Athletic Association with a 61-41 win over Ida – Adrian Daily Telegram

Boys Basketball: Ann Arbor Huron finished its outright title run in the SEC Red with a 66-40 win over Saline – Ann Arbor News

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