Today in the MHSAA: 3/2/17

March 2, 2017

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The Class A girls basketball bracket was shaken up significantly Wednesday and a Class C favorite exited as well as teams played District Semifinals all over the state.

Each weekday during the school year, we’ll gather and post media links covering the most significant and intriguing high school events from all over the state. 

Girls Basketball

Midland Dow downed Saginaw Valley League rival Saginaw Heritage 37-30 in a matchup of Class A championship contenders – Midland Daily News

Ishpeming handed Munising its first and only loss this season, 79-62 in Class C – Marquette Mining Journal

Macomb Dakota upset another expected Class A contender, downing Port Huron Northern 58-53 – Clinton Township Voice

Springport downed Galesburg-Augusta 60-39 in Class C to set a team record with 18 wins this season – Jackson Citizen Patriot

Schoolcraft ended Centreville’s 19-game winning streak with a 45-31 win in Class C – Kalamazoo Gazette

Veronica Kastelic made two free throws with two seconds to play to get Muskegon Mona Shores past Muskegon High 50-49 in Class A – Muskegon Chronicle

Saginaw Swan Valley earned a shot at its first District title in 11 years with a 48-23 win over Tri-Valley Conference East champion Frankenmuth in Class B – Saginaw News


Division 3 No. 6 Allen Park got past Wyandotte Roosevelt in a Regional Semifinal – Southgate News Herald

In Division 1, No. 5 Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood advanced with an 8-2 Regional Semifinal win over No. 10 Troy – Oakland Press

Good Reads

Hartland’s Joey Livingston had to take off last wrestling season to serve as caretaker for his father, who died Jan. 30. He did return to the mat this winter and used those emotions to fuel a run to this weekend’s MHSAA Individual Finals – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

At the 2015 Lower Peninsula Division 2 Swimming & Diving Finals in Holland, a Wyandotte Roosevelt diver had to be revived with CPR and an AED – and then one of the coaches performing CPR had a massive heart attack. This is their updated story, two years later – Detroit Free Press

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