Today in the MHSAA: 4/10/18

April 10, 2018

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.

1. Girls Soccer: Kayla Gacioch had two goals and an assist to lead Livonia Stevenson past rival Livonia Churchill 4-0 – Observer & Eccentric

2. Baseball: Grosse Pointe South was outhit by Detroit U-D Jesuit but prevailed over the Cubs 7-4 – Detroit News

3. Girls Soccer: St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic downed rival St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 2-1 – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

4. Softball: Pinckney relief pitcher Hannah Fuhr had 15 strikeouts over a two-game sweep of Ypsilanti – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

5. Volleyball: Adrian Madison coach Dawn Opsal has stepped down with a 607-264-84 record since taking over the program two decades ago – Adrian Daily Telegram

6. Volleyball: Battle Creek Harper Creek coach Terra King was named a recipient of a Sports 40 Under 40 Award by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association and Coach & Athletic Director magazine – Battle Creek Enquirer

7. Girls Basketball: Longtime Grand Rapids-area coach Jimmy Carter retired from East Kentwood at the end of March, and former Ottawa Hills standout Eric Large has been hired to replace him – Grand Rapids Press

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