Today in the MHSAA: 8/20/18

August 20, 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. Boys Soccer: Salem defeated reigning Division 1 champion Detroit Catholic Central in a shootout to claim the Balconi Invitational title at Canton – Observer & Eccentric

2. Girls Golf: Reigning Lower Peninsula Division 2 champion Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern came back to win the Lober Classic at Grand Traverse Resort, ahead of first-day leader Muskegon Reeths-Puffer – Traverse City Record-Eagle

3. Boys Tennis: Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern finished 3-0 at Traverse City West on Friday, in the process earning coach Dave Sukup the 600th match win (boys and girls combined) of his career – Grand Rapids Press

4. Volleyball: Reigning Class C champion Bronson opened with a title at the 24-team Carrie Adams Tournament at Battle Creek St. Philip – Sturgis Journal

5. Boys Soccer: Midland Dow downed Grand Blanc, Haslett and Saginaw Swan Valley during an undefeated run at the Saginaw Heritage Invitational – Midland Daily News

6. Volleyball: Muskegon Western Michigan Christian went 7-1-1 over the first two days of the season, including a 4-0 run to win the Holton Invitational – Local Sports Journal

7. Girls Tennis: Last season’s runner-up Iron River West Iron County played reigning Upper Peninsula Division 2 champ Ishpeming Westwood to a shared title at the Kingsford Invitational – Iron Mountain Daily News

8. Cross Country: Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart swept the Division 3 races and Charlevoix swept Division 4 at the annual Ryan Shay Invitational –

9. Boys Tennis: Hudsonville, which tied for 11th in LPD1 last season, finished just ahead of Traverse City Central (which tied for 14th) to win Central’s invitational – Traverse City Record-Eagle

10. Boys Soccer: Ludington opened 3-0 with shutouts of Shelby and Fruitport and a 5-1 win over Muskegon Reeths-Puffer at the Fruitport Invitational – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

Boys Tennis: Armada named its courts after coach Dave Fredette, who is entering his 53rd year after starting the boys program at the school – Macomb Daily

Today in the MHSAA: 9/29/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

September 29, 2023

1. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Grand Haven – No. 4 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – won a key Ottawa-Kent Conference Red dual over No. 2 Jenison, 163-152 – Grand Haven Tribune

2. BOYS SOCCER Rochester Hills Stoney Creek shook up Oakland Activities Association White soccer with a 2-1 win over Royal Oak – Oakland Press

3. BOYS SOCCER Bloomfield Hills moved into first place in the OAA White with its 4-1 win over Farmington, combined with the Royal Oak loss – Hometown Life

4. CROSS COUNTRY The LPD2 No. 5 Pinckney boys and Chelsea girls won Southeastern Conference White jamborees, and Chelsea’s Connell Alford won a high-caliber race with Pinckney’s Evan Loughridge – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

5. VOLLEYBALL Watervliet swept Bridgeman to claim the top spot alone in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Lakeshore standings – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

6. VOLLEYBALL Division 3 No. 7 Lake City’s MacKenzie Bisballe went over both 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career assists during her team’s sweep of Evart – Cadillac News

7. BOYS SOCCER Coldwater earned coach Ken Delaney his 200th win, 4-0 over Battle Creek Harper Creek – Coldwater Daily Reporter

8. VOLLEYBALL Division 1 No. 6 Temperance Bedford split the first two sets before defeating Dexter in four – Monroe News

9. VOLLEYBALL Division 2 honorable mention Otsego handed Sturgis its first Wolverine Conference defeat, sweeping after winning the first two sets both by two points – Sturgis Journal

10. VOLLEYBALL Carrollton won the second, third and fifth sets to get past Millington and improve to 18-2-3 – Saginaw News