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: 6/8/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

June 8, 2023

1. GIRLS LACROSSE Brighton earned its fifth-straight Finals appearance with a 13-10 win over Bloomfield Hills in Division 1, and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern earned its title game berth with a 10-2 win over Hartland – Livingston Daily Press & Argus | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

2. BOYS LACROSSE Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice reached its 18th-straight Final with a 26-1 win over Clarkston in Division 1, while Detroit Catholic Central edged reigning champion Hartland 10-9 in another Division 1 Semifinal – Detroit News | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS LACROSSE East Grand Rapids will return to the Division 2 Final after a 15-7 win over Haslett/Williamston, and will meet Detroit Country Day thanks to the Yellowjackets’ 19-10 win over Ann Arbor Skyline – Lansing State Journal | State Champs! Sports Network

4. BOYS LACROSSE Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central advanced to the Division 2 Final with an 18-5 win over Lowell, and Detroit Country Day downed Grand Rapids Catholic Central 12-7 in another Semifinal – FOX 17

5. BASEBALL Unranked Rudyard advanced in Division 4 with a 5-0 Regional Semifinal win over top-ranked Indian River Inland Lakes – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

6. BASEBALL Unranked Novi upset Northville 6-2 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Oakland Press

7. BASEBALL Unranked Lake Orion extended its impressive tournament run with a 9-4 win over No. 8 White Lake Lakeland in Division 1 – MLIVE-Detroit

8. BASEBALL Unranked Mattawan advanced in Division 1 with a 6-3 win over No. 6 Zeeland East – Kalamazoo Gazette

9. BASEBALL Unranked Macomb Dakota moved on in Division 1 with a 4-2 win over No. 11 Sterling Heights Stevenson – Macomb Daily

10. BASEBALL No. 8 East Jordan advanced in Division 4 with a 9-6 victory over No. 9 Gaylord St. Mary – Petoskey News-Review

Also of note …

MEDIA The Port Huron/Blue Water and sports media communities are mourning the death of past Croswell-Lexington standout Calli Newberry, who had started The Sports Report at the start of the 2022-23 school year and died Tuesday after a car crash the day before – Port Huron Times Herald