Today In The MHSAA: 3/8/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

March 8, 2021

Two league champions, three 1,000-point scorers, an MHSAA wrestling record setter and five matchups of ranked hoops teams made for a memorable first full weekend of March.

1. Girls Basketball: Posen and Oscoda both clinched championships in their respective divisions of the North Star League – WBKB

2. Boys Basketball: Grand Blanc downed River Rouge 77-61 in a faceoff of title contenders – WJRT

3. Wrestling: Alma’s Jacob Munger set an MHSAA record at 171 pounds with a four-second pin – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

4. Boys Basketball: Williamston edged Benton Harbor 58-53 in a matchup of ranked opponents – Lansing State Journal

5. Boys Basketball: Schoolcraft also won a matchup of ranked teams handing a first loss to Pewamo-Westphalia 55-49 – FOX 17

6. Hockey: Division 2 No. 9 Traverse City Central remained undefeated in league play with a 5-1 win over Division 1 No. 5 Traverse City West – Traverse City Record-Eagle

7. Hockey: Division 3 No. 5 Houghton got past No. 7 Hancock 3-1 – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

8. Boys Basketball: Nick Olmeda went over 1,000 career points as St. Clair Shores Lake Shore handed St. Clair Shores Lakeview its first loss, 65-44 – Macomb Daily

9. Girls Basketball: Jaylee Long went over 1,000 points in Newaygo’s 54-40 win over Grant – Muskegon Chronicle

10. Girls Basketball: Gwen Rogozinski went over 1,000 career points as Stockbridge downed Perry 51-25 – Jackson Citizen Patriot

Also of note …

Girls Golf: Greenville is mourning the death of longtime coach Nancy Johnson – Greenville Daily News

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