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: 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