Today In The MHSAA: 3/7/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 7, 2022

1. BOWLING, COMPETITIVE CHEER, WRESTLING All three sports concluded their seasons with Finals competition, and we covered all 25 Finals – Second Half

2. GIRLS BASKETBALL No. 11 Ovid-Elsie’s 53-29 win over Chesaning locked up the program’s first District title since 1984 – Owosso Argus-Press

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Reigning Division 4 champion and current No. 3 Fowler avenged two regular-season losses with a 50-41 District Final win over No. 2 Portland St. Patrick – Ionia Sentinel-Standard

4. GIRLS BASKETBALL A 3-pointer during the final seconds pushed Troy past Warren Cousino 40-37 in Division 1, clinching the Colts their first District title since 2001 – Oakland Press

5. GIRLS BASKETBALL Alpena also won its first District title since 2001, defeating Traverse City Central in Division 1 48-46 – Alpena News

6. HOCKEY No. 2 Warren De La Salle Collegiate advanced to the Division 3 Semifinals with a 7-2 win over No. 5 Riverview Gabriel Richard – Macomb Daily

7. GYMNASTICS Grand Ledge was first with a score of 147.125, and Fowlerville second at their Regional – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL No. 5 Athens edged Mendon 49-46 in overtime to claim a Division 4 District title – Sturgis Journal

9. HOCKEY No. 2 Marquette advanced to the Division 2 Semifinals with a 7-1 win over No. 9 Traverse City Central – Marquette Mining Journal

10. GIRLS BASKETBALL Negaunee avenged a regular-season loss in defeating No. 9 Houghton 52-41 to claim a Division 2 District title – Marquette Mining Journal

Also of note …

WRESTLING Dundee coach Tim Roberts is retiring after leading his team to its fifth-straight Division 3 title – Jackson Citizen Patriot

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 16, 2023

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Niles Brandywine clinched its first Regional title in boys basketball with a 58-35 victory over Centreville in Division 3 – Niles Daily Star

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Rochester Adams also celebrated its first Regional title in this sport with a 68-58 win over Clarkston in Division 1 Oakland Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Orchard Lake St. Mary’s advanced in Division 1 with a 56-44 win over North Farmington Oakland Press

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Frankfort stunned Lake Leelanau St. Mary 50-44 in Division 4Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Pewamo-Westphalia upset Grandville Calvin Christian 63-61 with a buzzer-beating tip-inIonia Sentinel-Standard

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Grand Blanc went to overtime but got past Mount Pleasant 59-58 in Division 1Flint Journal

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Ferndale advanced in Division 2 with a 69-50 win over Warren Michigan Collegiate Oakland Press

8. BOYS BASKETBALL Hudsonville Unity Christian got past Grand Rapids Christian 58-56 in a Division 2 Regional FinalGrand Rapids Press

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw will return to the season’s final week thanks to a 78-58 win over Flint Hamady in Division 2WJRT

10. BOYS BASKETBALL East Lansing has won 12 of its last 14 including 56-43 over Battle Creek Central for a Division 1 Regional titleLansing State Journal

Also of note …

GOLF Spring Lake is mourning the death of longtime coach George Bitner, who led the girls program to three straight Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals titles from 2014-16 – Grand Haven Tribune