Today In The MHSAA: 3/5/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 5, 2021

League champions celebrated in wrestling and hockey and a number of basketball conference races were shaken up during a busy Thursday.

1. Wrestling: Division 1 No. 4 Macomb Dakota clinched its fourth-straight Macomb Area Conference Red championship with wins over Division 2 No. 6 Warren Woods Tower and Utica Ford – Macomb Daily

2. Hockey: Division 1 No. 10 Lake Orion clinched a share of the Oakland Activities Association Red title with a 5-2 win over Rochester Hills Stoney Creek – Oakland Press

3. Girls Basketball: Traverse City West handed Cadillac its first loss, 41-38 – Up North Live

4. Boys Basketball: Clarkston also picked up a notable league win, downing North Farmington 49-39 – Oakland Press

5. Boys Basketball: Kingsley's overtime buzzer beater downed Benzie Central 62-60 and created a tie atop the Northwest Conference - Traverse City Record-Eagle

6. Boys Basketball: Stevensville Lakeshore earned coach Sean Schroeder’s 300th win with the team in downing Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 57-45 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

7. Boys Basketball: Whitehall remains alone atop the West Michigan Conference after a 63-44 win over Montague – Local Sports Journal

8. Boys Basketball: Johannesburg-Lewiston sent Mancelona into a first-place tie in the Ski Valley Conference with a 61-52 upset – Gaylord Herald Times

9. Boys Basketball: Ypsilanti Community also picked up an upset, 52-47 at Saline – Ann Arbor News

10. Girls Basketball: Midland Dow improved to 11-0 with a 60-36 win over Saginaw Heritage – WJRT

Also of note …

Girls Basketball: From Wednesday, Plainwell edged Edwardsburg 43-41 to claim the outright Wolverine Conference championship – Kalamazoo Gazette

Today in the MHSAA: 2/23/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

February 23, 2024

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage doubled up Flint Powers Catholic to clinch a share of the Saginaw Valley League title for the second time in program history – Saginaw News

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Baldwin clinched the West Michigan D League title with a 57-45 win over Pentwater – Big Rapids Pioneer

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central defeated Jefferson 52-41 to clinch a share of the Huron League title, then ended up with the championship outright as Flat Rock edged co-leader Riverview 46-45 – Monroe News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Harbor Light Christian downed Mackinaw City 71-32 to claim the Northern Lakes Conference title for the first time since 2011 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Dearborn Edsel Ford and Brownstown Woodhaven are co-champions of the Downriver League after Edsel’s 48-32 win – Southgate News-Herald

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Whitehall finished a perfect regular season and West Michigan Conference Lakes title run with a 75-57 victory over Muskegon Oakridge – Muskegon Chronicle

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Nouvel clinched a repeat Tri-Valley Conference White title with an 81-40 victory over Michigan Lutheran Seminary – WJRT

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard defeated Detroit Renaissance 54-39 to claim the Operation Friendship meeting of league champions – MLIVE-Detroit

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Bay City All Saints finished perfect in the North Central Thumb League Stripes, defeating Carsonville-Port Sanilac – Bay City Times

10. BOWLING Holton and Ravenna’s boys and girls teams advanced to Division 4 Finals, Ravenna finishing first and Holton second for girls and with the order reversed for the boys Regional – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

BOYS BASKETBALL The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan announced its Mr. Basketball Award finalists – Detroit Free Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Greg Lawson II became Davison’s all-time leading scorer as his team defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 68-57 – Mid-Michigan Now

BOYS BASKETBALL Traverse City Central downed Alpena 71-49, but Alpena’s Tucker Bright reached 1,000 career points – Alpena News

HOCKEY No. 2 Marquette defeated Escanaba 7-1 in a Division 3 Regional, giving Marquette coach Doug Garrow his 200th win – Upper Michigan’s Source

GIRLS BASKETBALL Portage Central completed an outright championship run in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference with a 46-36 win over second-place Stevensville Lakeshore – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

BOYS BASKETBALL Portage Central also finished an outright SMAC run on the boys side with a 58-33 win over Lakeshore – Kalamazoo Gazette