Today In The MHSAA: 4/6/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 6, 2022

1. GIRLS SOCCER Hartland or Novi has won the last three Division 1 championships, and 2021 title winner Hartland won their matchup Tuesday 4-0 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

2. GIRLS SOCCER Cheboygan opened with a 6-3 win over Gladwin thanks in part to Cassidy Jewell’s three goals – Cheboygan Daily Tribune

3. GIRLS SOCCER Traverse City Central opened with a 2-1 win over 2021 Division 3 runner-up Boyne City – Traverse City Record-Eagle

4. SOFTBALL Portage Northern came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Division 4 honorable mention Kalamazoo Christian 5-4 in the first game of a sweep – WWMT

5. BASEBALL West Bloomfield improved to 5-0 with a 7-4 win over Clarkston – Oakland Press

6. GIRLS SOCCER Big Rapids is off to another solid start after a 3-0 win over Ludington – Big Rapids News

7. BOYS LACROSSE Clarkston moved past Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood 11-7 – Oakland Press

8. GIRLS SOCCER Birmingham Groves scored first, but Oxford scored four second-half goals to win 4-1 – Oakland Press

9. BASEBALL A pair of freshmen helped Hart to a sweep of Mason County Eastern –

10. GIRLS SOCCER McBain Northern Michigan Christian opened with a 4-0 win over Big Rapids Crossroads – Cadillac News

Also of note …

WRESTLING Stevensville Lakeshore’s Bruce Bittenbender retired after 52 years leading one of Michigan’s top programs and as the MHSAA record holder with 981 wins in the sport – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

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