Today in the MHSAA: 8/26/19

August 26, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Girls swimming & diving and volleyball teams launched into their seasons over the weekend and wasted no time helping fill today’s list of notable performances from Friday and Saturday.

1. Cross Country: The Traverse City Central and McBain girls and Grand Rapids Christian and Roscommon boys won championships at Benzie Central’s Pete Moss Invitational – Traverse City Record-Eagle

2. Cross Country: Brighton’s boys won the South Lyon Invitational ahead of reigning Lower Peninsula Division 1 champion Plymouth, while Brighton’s girls edged Plymouth’s with the tie-breaker – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Girls Swimming & Diving: Ann Arbor Pioneer won the Huron Relays by eight points over Saline and 14 ahead of Northville – We Love Ann Arbor

4. Girls Swimming & Diving: Midland Dow and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central shared the championship at the Battle Creek Relays – Midland Daily News

5. Volleyball: Host Battle Creek St. Philip won the Carrie Adams Invitational with a 2-1 finale victory over Centreville, which advanced with a semifinal win over reigning Division 3 champion Bronson – Three Rivers News

6. Cross Country: Both individual course records were broken and the Blissfield girls and Clinton boys won team titles at Addison’s Keunner Invitational – Adrian Daily Telegram

7. Volleyball: Marquette swept Calumet in the championship match to claim the Kingsford Invitational – Iron Mountain Daily News

8. Volleyball: Petoskey won the Sault St. Marie Invitational for the fourth straight season, downing Alpena in the final – Petoskey News-Review

9. Boys Soccer: Gaylord downed Adrian and Boyne City by a combined score of 12-1 to win its Sunrise Side Soccer Cup Challenge – Gaylord Herald Times

10. Volleyball: Manistique swept Brimley to clinch the Munising Invitational championship – Escanaba Daily Press

Today in the MHSAA: 6/8/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

June 8, 2023

1. GIRLS LACROSSE Brighton earned its fifth-straight Finals appearance with a 13-10 win over Bloomfield Hills in Division 1, and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern earned its title game berth with a 10-2 win over Hartland – Livingston Daily Press & Argus | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

2. BOYS LACROSSE Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice reached its 18th-straight Final with a 26-1 win over Clarkston in Division 1, while Detroit Catholic Central edged reigning champion Hartland 10-9 in another Division 1 Semifinal – Detroit News | Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. GIRLS LACROSSE East Grand Rapids will return to the Division 2 Final after a 15-7 win over Haslett/Williamston, and will meet Detroit Country Day thanks to the Yellowjackets’ 19-10 win over Ann Arbor Skyline – Lansing State Journal | State Champs! Sports Network

4. BOYS LACROSSE Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central advanced to the Division 2 Final with an 18-5 win over Lowell, and Detroit Country Day downed Grand Rapids Catholic Central 12-7 in another Semifinal – FOX 17

5. BASEBALL Unranked Rudyard advanced in Division 4 with a 5-0 Regional Semifinal win over top-ranked Indian River Inland Lakes – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

6. BASEBALL Unranked Novi upset Northville 6-2 in a Division 1 Regional Semifinal – Oakland Press

7. BASEBALL Unranked Lake Orion extended its impressive tournament run with a 9-4 win over No. 8 White Lake Lakeland in Division 1 – MLIVE-Detroit

8. BASEBALL Unranked Mattawan advanced in Division 1 with a 6-3 win over No. 6 Zeeland East – Kalamazoo Gazette

9. BASEBALL Unranked Macomb Dakota moved on in Division 1 with a 4-2 win over No. 11 Sterling Heights Stevenson – Macomb Daily

10. BASEBALL No. 8 East Jordan advanced in Division 4 with a 9-6 victory over No. 9 Gaylord St. Mary – Petoskey News-Review

Also of note …

MEDIA The Port Huron/Blue Water and sports media communities are mourning the death of past Croswell-Lexington standout Calli Newberry, who had started The Sports Report at the start of the 2022-23 school year and died Tuesday after a car crash the day before – Port Huron Times Herald