Today in the MHSAA: 5/4/18

May 4, 2018

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.

1. Track & Field: Top-ranked East Kentwood downed Rockford 74-63 in a matchup of the top two placers, respectively, in Division 1 boys last season – FOX 17

2. Girls Soccer: Undefeated and Division 1 No. 5 Brighton continued to surge with a 1-0 win over No. 6 Northville in league play – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Baseball: Zeeland West downed Division 2 top-ranked Holland Christian 3-1 to earn a 2-1 advantage in their season series – Holland Sentinel

4. Girls Soccer: Division 1 No. 9 Bloomfield Hills edged No. 15 Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 2-1 in league play – Oakland Press

5. Girls Soccer: Traverse City West handed a 1-0 defeat to three-time reigning Big North Conference champion Cadillac – Cadillac News

6. Softball: Amber Gibson threw a no-hitter as East Jordan swept Harbor Springs – Petoskey News-Review

7. Softball: Division 2 honorable mention Kalkaska pushed its record to 15-0 with a sweep of Grayling – MI Sports Now

8. Boys Lacrosse: Division 2 No. 8 Grosse Pointe North moved to 9-1 with a 13-5 win over rival Grosse Pointe South – Detroit News

9. Boys Basketball: Longtime Petoskey coach Dennis Starkey has announced his retirement after more than three decades leading a top program – Petoskey News-Review

10. Girls Basketball: Kingsford coach Mike Cross stepped down after 22 years in the program and 14 with the varsity and as the all-time winningest coach in program history – Iron Mountain Daily News

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