Today In The MHSAA: 4/22/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 22, 2022

1. SOFTBALL Division 2 No. 5 Essexville Garber earned a titanic sweep of Division 4 top-ranked Unionville-Sebewaing, handing the Patriots their first loss in more than a year – Bay City Times

2. BASEBALL Unranked Freeland came back twice to sweep Division 2 No. 5 Frankenmuth – Saginaw News

3. BOYS LACROSSE East Grand Rapids came back from an early deficit to get past Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 13-5; they entered the week ranked Nos. 4 and 5 in Division 2, respectively – FOX 17

4. BASEBALL Division 4 No. 19 Kalamazoo Christian got past No. 4 Hackett Catholic Prep 8-7 in eight innings – WWMT

5. SOFTBALL Division 1 No. 7 Brownstown Woodhaven handed Division 2 honorable mention Trenton its first defeat, 5-4 – Southgate News-Herald

6. TRACK & FIELD Katie Carothers’ 1,600 win highlighted Brighton’s sweep of Howell – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

7. GIRLS SOCCER Division 2 No. 13 Petoskey ran its shutout streak to four with a 1-0 win over Division 3 No. 14 Elk Rapids – Petoskey News-Review

8. GIRLS SOCCER All-stater Hannah Kastamo returned from injury with both goals in Division 1 No. 5 Hartland’s 2-0 win over Canton – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

9. BASEBALL Central Montcalm edged Belding 9-8 in 11 innings on a walk-off bunt – Greenville Daily News

10. BASEBALL Division 2 top-ranked New Boston Huron improved to 7-1 with a sweep of Dearborn Divine Child – Southgate News-Herald

Also of note …

GIRLS BASKETBALL Imlay City coach Heather Lauwers resigned after six seasons, having led the Spartans to three straight league and District titles – Port Huron Times-Herald

BOYS BASKETBALL Steve Windemuller retired as Holland West Ottawa coach after 36 years total guiding high school teams, first at Holland High and then West Ottawa for the last nine – Holland Sentinel

GIRLS BASKETBALL Detroit Country Day has hired former standout Amber Deane as its next coach – Oakland Press

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