Today in the MHSAA: 5/11/17

May 11, 2017

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Michigan’s schools are celebrating the first track & field league championships of 2017 as Regionals draw near beginning a week from Friday.

Each weekday during the school year, we’ll gather and post media links covering the most significant and intriguing high school events from all over the state.

Baseball

Division 1 No. 18 Brighton clinched its seventh league title in nine seasons, sweeping Grand Blanc to secure the Kensington Lakes Activities Association West championship – Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

Boys Golf

Lower Peninsula Division 2 No. 4 Flint Powers Catholic won its Saginaw Valley League jamboree with a 299, led by senior Blaise Vanitvelt’s 67 – Flint Journal

Boys Lacrosse

Division 1 top-ranked Birmingham Brother Rice downed Division 2 No. 4 Detroit Country Day 15-5 in a matchup of two of Michigan’s annual powers – Oakland Press

Girls Soccer

Portage Central, No. 17 in Division 1, downed Division 2 No. 5 Richland Gull Lake 2-0, handing Gull Lake its first Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference loss in four years – Kalamazoo Gazette

Softball

Division 1 No. 8 Howell secured the KLAA West championship with a sweep of Milford, its second title in three seasons – Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

Track & Field

Battle Creek St. Philip swept Southern Central Athletic Association West championships, with Colon second in both meets; St. Phil’s boys are ranked No. 5 in LP Division 4 – Battle Creek Enquirer

The Pittsford girls, No. 3 in LP Division 4, and Hillsdale Academy boys won the SCAA East championships – Hillsdale Daily News

The Rock Mid Peninsula girls won their invitational by 33 points over Engadine, while Engadine won the boys meet – Escanaba Daily Press

For the second time in a week, Ithaca thrower Alex VanDeWeghe broke a school record set in 1988, this time in the discus with a toss of 154-10 – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

Brethren’s boys claimed the West Michigan D League championship – Manistee News Advocate

From Tuesday, Ubly swept the championships at the Laker Rotary Invitational at Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, edging Bad Axe in both meets – Huron Daily Tribune

Today in the MHSAA: 3/16/23

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com 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