Today In The MHSAA: 5/12/22

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

May 12, 2022

1. GIRLS LACROSSE East Grand Rapids edged Rockford 12-11 in a matchup of Finals favorites; EGR entered the week No. 1 in Division 2 and Rockford No. 2 in Division 1 – FOX 17

2. BOYS LACROSSE John Weber set a Hartland record with 10 goals as the Division 1 No. 4 Eagles downed No. 7 Brighton 18-8 to clinch the Kensington Lakes Activities Association West title – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS LACROSSE Division 1 top-ranked Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern clinched the Ottawa-Kent Conference Tier 1 title with a 12-7 win over Grand Rapids Catholic Central – FOX 17

4. GIRLS LACROSSE Okemos avenged last season’s championship game loss to DeWitt with a 6-5 win over the Division 2 No. 8 Panthers in the Capital Area Activities Conference Tournament final – Lansing State Journal

5. TRACK & FIELD The Fremont boys clinched the Central State Activities Association Gold championship – Local Sports Journal

6. BOYS LACROSSE Division 1 No. 8 South Lyon United finished a perfect run through the Lakes Valley Conference with a 14-11 win over Walled Lake Western – Oakland Press

7. GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 No. 9 Midland Dow won a matchup of Saginaw Valley League leaders 4-2 over Davison – WJRT

8. GIRLS SOCCER Richmond moved into a first-place tie with Armada in the Blue Water Area Conference after a 1-0 win over the Tigers – Macomb Daily

9. TRACK & FIELD Benny Diaz put together another incredible performance as Saugatuck swept Coloma in boys and girls meets – Holland Sentinel

10. TRACK & FIELD Petoskey’s Noel VanderWall ran the fastest 1,600 time in Lower Peninsula Division 2 this season during a dual with Traverse City West – Petoskey News-Review

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