By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Soccer played a big role in the Lower Peninsula on Tuesday, as the reigning Division 2 girls champion fell in a one-goal game to another of Oakland County’s best, and mid-Michigan continued to mourn one of the builders of boys soccer in the area who was lost over the weekend.
After a brief break, “Today” will return May 8.
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.
Bay City All Saints gave up only an unearned run in downing Division 4 No. 11 Unionville-Sebewaing 5-1 – Bay City Times
Brett Manis gave up only one hit and struck out 12 to lead Port Huron Northern past rival Port Huron 6-0 – Port Huron Times Herald
Division 1 No. 13 Rochester Adams held off Division 2 No. 3 and reigning champ Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 3-2 – Oakland Press
Track & Field
The Sturgis boys team finished a perfect Wolverine Conference dual season with a 69-68 nail-biter against Otsego – Sturgis Journal
Dr. John Picone, an architect of Lansing-area soccer who led Okemos to a 291-74-47 record from 1982-2001, died Friday at age 66 – Lansing State Journal
1. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern was first and Battle Creek Lakeview second at the 76th Cereal Bowl Relays – Battle Creek Enquirer
2. GYMNASTICS Sophia Wagner set two school records in her team’s Escanaba Elks Invitational win – Escanaba Daily Press
3. BOYS BASKETBALL Curtis Ciborski also set a school record scoring 50 points in Bloomingdale’s 77-37 victory over Martin – Kalamazoo Gazette
4. BOYS BASKETBALL Matt Mellendorf scored the game-winner as Cass City edged Saginaw Nouvel 54-53 – Saginaw News
5. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Essexville Garber’s Connor Dowd won the Bobcat Pentathlon by a point – Bay City Times
6. HOCKEY Division 1 No. 4 Howell opened its weekend by handing Division 3 No. 8 Hancock its first loss, 3-2 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus
7. BOYS BASKETBALL Goodrich edged reigning Division 3 champion Flint Beecher 58-55 – Flint Journal
8. HOCKEY Division 3 No. 4 Traverse Bay Reps posted an 8-1 win over Alpena – Traverse City Record-Eagle
9. HOCKEY Romeo edged Lake Orion 4-3 after scoring three second-period goals – Macomb Daily
10-. BOYS BASKETBALL Benton Harbor rode a strong second quarter to a 72-62 win over Berrien Springs – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium
Also of note …
GRAND HAVEN Grand Haven superintendent Scott Grimes, the president of the MHSAA Representative Council, will retire at the end of this school year – Grand Haven Tribune
MEDIA Longtime Macomb Daily sportswriter George Pohly is retiring after 39 years – Macomb Daily