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: 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