Today In The MHSAA: 4/19/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 19, 2021

Some of the stars from the last spring season played in 2019 have become the first this spring to shine again, including over the weekend on the diamonds and track.

1. Softball: Brynn Polega struck out a record book-worthy 22 batters over 10 innings as Unionville-Sebewaing outlasted Essexville Garber 1-0 – Bay City Times

2. Baseball: Division 2 top-ranked Orchard Lake St. Mary’s swept Division 1 No. 3 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice to move to 13-0 this spring – Oakland Press

3. Girls Track & Field: Petoskey’s Emma Squires was a star of Remus Chippewa Hills’ Warrior Invitational, breaking a 29-year-old school record among three race wins – Petoskey News-Review

4. Boys Golf: East Grand Rapids shot a 319 to win the Coldwater Invitational – Coldwater Daily Reporter

5. Softball: Escanaba and Jackson Northwest split a pair over the weekend – JTV

6. Baseball: North Muskegon’s Charlie Branch missed a perfect game by an out in a 2-0 win over Division 4 No. 11 Muskegon Catholic Central – Muskegon Chronicle

7. Girls Tennis: Division 3 No. 7 Chelsea won 20 of 24 individual matches in defeating Flint Powers Catholic, St. Clair and Saline – Chelsea Sun Times News

8. Softball: Three Rivers won a pair over Plainwell, with standout Kali Heivilin hitting her 40th career homer during the second game – WWMT

9. Softball: Morrice scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to get past Potterville 19-18 in the latter’s invitational championship game – Owosso Argus-Press

10. Baseball: Phil Yancey threw a no-hitter in his first varsity game to lead New Boston Huron past Lincoln Park in a doubleheader sweep – Monroe 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