Today In The MHSAA: 3/4/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 4, 2021

We’re rolling into championship season, and a pair of league title races in hockey and girls basketball were sorted out among many highlights across the state Wednesday.

1. Hockey: Division 1 top-ranked Detroit Catholic Central downed Division 3 No. 4 Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 3-0 to win the Detroit Catholic League Tournament – Oakland Press

2. Girls Basketball: West Bloomfield clinched a share of the Oakland Activities Association Red title with an 82-58 win over Clarkston – Oakland Press

3. Hockey: Unranked Midland Dow upended Division 1 No. 4 Saginaw Heritage 4-0 – Midland Daily News

4. Boys Basketball: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s edged Detroit Martin Luther King 59-55 – MLive-Detroit

5. Girls Basketball: Sault Ste. Marie remained unbeaten with a 45-36 win over St. Ignace – MI Sports Now

6. Hockey: Muskegon Mona Shores avenged its lone loss this winter, downing East Grand Rapids 5-2 – Local Sports Journal

7. Girls Basketball: Bellaire finished a regular-season sweep of Gaylord St. Mary, 37-31 – MI Sports Now

8. Boys Basketball: Pewamo-Westphalia won a matchup of undefeated teams, 46-34 over Dansville – WLNS

9. Boys Basketball: Carrollton handed Standish-Sterling its first defeat, 57-48 – Saginaw News

10. Girls Basketball: Montague remained undefeated with a key 42-25 win over Hart – Muskegon Chronicle

Also of note …

Football: Richmond is mourning the death of football coach John Kocher, who led the program for the past decade – Port Huron Times Herald

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