Today In The MHSAA: 3/2/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 2, 2021

A pair of individual accomplishments and the end of a two-decade losing streak put girls basketball at the top of Monday’s statewide headlines.

1. Girls Basketball: Kali Heivilin went over 1,000 career points and Three Rivers handed Edwardsburg its first league loss, 50-39 –

2. Girls Basketball: Bay City Western defeated Saginaw Heritage for the first time in its last 35 tries, 47-36 – Bay City Times

3. Girls Basketball: Bloomingdale’s Kallie Harrison also went over 1,000 career points, doing so during her team’s 57-35 win over White Pigeon – Kalamazoo Gazette

4. Hockey: Division 1 No. 7 Traverse Bay Reps avenged an earlier loss to No. 5 Traverse City West with a 3-2 win over the Titans – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. Boys Basketball: Orlando Lovejoy had a triple-double to keep Romulus Summit Academy undefeated with a 54-51 win over Harper Woods Chandler Park – Detroit News

6. Boys Basketball: Standish-Sterling remained undefeated while handing the first loss to Ogemaw Heights, 71-65 – Bay City Times

7. Bowling: Melvindale swept Dearborn Heights Robichaud, the girls team to remain undefeated atop the Western Wayne Athletic Conference standings – Southgate News-Herald

8. Girls Basketball: St. Charles improved to 9-0 with a big win over Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart – Saginaw News

9. Boys Basketball: Otsego edged Plainwell 50-47 in a matchup with potential league title implications – FOX 17

10. Boys Basketball: Fremont took back the lead over the final half-minute to get past Grant 58-55 – Local Sports Journal

Today in the MHSAA: 6/8/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

June 8, 2023

1. GIRLS LACROSSE Brighton earned its fifth-straight Finals appearance with a 13-10 win over Bloomfield Hills in Division 1, and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern earned its title game berth with a 10-2 win over Hartland – Livingston Daily Press & Argus | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

2. BOYS LACROSSE Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice reached its 18th-straight Final with a 26-1 win over Clarkston in Division 1, while Detroit Catholic Central edged reigning champion Hartland 10-9 in another Division 1 Semifinal – Detroit News | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS LACROSSE East Grand Rapids will return to the Division 2 Final after a 15-7 win over Haslett/Williamston, and will meet Detroit Country Day thanks to the Yellowjackets’ 19-10 win over Ann Arbor Skyline – Lansing State Journal | State Champs! Sports Network

4. BOYS LACROSSE Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central advanced to the Division 2 Final with an 18-5 win over Lowell, and Detroit Country Day downed Grand Rapids Catholic Central 12-7 in another Semifinal – FOX 17

5. BASEBALL Unranked Rudyard advanced in Division 4 with a 5-0 Regional Semifinal win over top-ranked Indian River Inland Lakes – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

6. BASEBALL Unranked Novi upset Northville 6-2 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Oakland Press

7. BASEBALL Unranked Lake Orion extended its impressive tournament run with a 9-4 win over No. 8 White Lake Lakeland in Division 1 – MLIVE-Detroit

8. BASEBALL Unranked Mattawan advanced in Division 1 with a 6-3 win over No. 6 Zeeland East – Kalamazoo Gazette

9. BASEBALL Unranked Macomb Dakota moved on in Division 1 with a 4-2 win over No. 11 Sterling Heights Stevenson – Macomb Daily

10. BASEBALL No. 8 East Jordan advanced in Division 4 with a 9-6 victory over No. 9 Gaylord St. Mary – Petoskey News-Review

Also of note …

MEDIA The Port Huron/Blue Water and sports media communities are mourning the death of past Croswell-Lexington standout Calli Newberry, who had started The Sports Report at the start of the 2022-23 school year and died Tuesday after a car crash the day before – Port Huron Times Herald