Today In The MHSAA: 9/10/21

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

September 10, 2021

1. BOYS SOCCER Division 4 No. 4 Royal Oak Shrine Catholic got past No. 10 Madison Heights Bishop Foley 2-1 with a last-minute game-winner – Oakland Press

2. BOYS SOCCER Hartland came back from two goals down to tie Division 1 top-ranked Northville 2-2 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. VOLLEYBALL After splitting the first two sets, Grand Blanc won the next two to hand Saginaw Heritage its first defeat – Flint Journal

4. VOLLEYBALL Flushing downed Fenton in four sets in a match that should eventually figure into the league title race – Mid-Michigan Now

5. BOYS SOCCER Division 2 No. 9 Ludington gave up its first goal of the season, but remained undefeated with a 5-1 win over Muskegon Western Michigan Christian – Ludington Daily News

6. BOYS TENNIS Midland Dow downed rival Midland 7-1 – Midland Daily News

7. VOLLEYBALL Division 3 No. 10 McBain opened league play with sweeps of Houghton Lake and Beal City – Cadillac News

8. BOYS SOCCER Charlevoix defeated Grayling 2-0 in the annual “Noah’s Ark” game – Petoskey News-Review

9. GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING The Traverse City Tritons co-op earned the individual first places in all but one event in a win over Gaylord – Traverse City Record-Eagle

10. VOLLEYBALL Division 3 No. 4 Calumet earned a sweep of Iron Mountain in league play – Iron Mountain Daily News

Also of note …

MHSAA Longtime and now-retired assistant director Nate Hampton always has refused to take credit for the work he’s done in athletics over a half century – but the many he impacted are more than glad to step in and tell the story – Detroit Free Press

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