Today in the MHSAA: 9/11/15

September 11, 2015

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

In addition to today’s usual collection of significant results from across the state, we encourage you to check out our “Good Reads," including a story behind what likely will be one of most-attended commemorative games this weekend and a feature on an MHSAA staffer whose experience and expertise benefit officials all over Michigan.

Girls Golf

Traverse City West shot a 333, its lowest score in six seasons under coach Kristen Nolan, to win the Petoskey Invitational by 36 strokes – Traverse City Record-Eagle

Boys Soccer

Grand Haven edged Traverse City West 3-2 on a night when the program hung a banner honoring late Buccaneers soccer player Carter Dyke while also honoring deceased former players Adam Provencal and Mike Herman – Grand Haven Tribune

Muskegon Catholic Central, ranked No. 12 in this week’s first Division 4 coaches poll, beat Division 3 No. 12 Ludington 2-0 – Muskegon Chronicle


Four Class A powers met in one of the most competitive quads so far this fall; No. 5 Clarkston, No. 7 Birmingham Seaholm and unranked Bloomfield Hills Marian all finished 2-1, while unranked Macomb Dakota went 0-3 but played the tough competition close. Marian upset Clarkston, and Clarkston beat Seaholm – Oakland Press

Good Reads

A number of schools statewide will hold remembrances today in honor of victims and those who served on Sept. 11, 2001. Here’s the story behind a growing annual event in Traverse City, the Patriot Game between the Central and West football teams – Traverse City Record-Eagle

While fans tune in to college baseball to watch teams, MHSAA staffers have watched the College World Series and Big 10 Tournament the last few seasons to cheer on the umpires – and one in particular, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl, who spends the rest of his time championing high school athletics. “High school is where we can have the most impact on the largest number of kids and help teach them the most important life lessons,” he said in this report –

Detroit Catholic Central and Michigan State University grad Rick Gosselin sticks up for high school football being the only game played in that sport on Friday nights – Dallas Morning News

Today in the MHSAA: 6/10/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

June 10, 2024

1. GIRLS LACROSSE Grand Rapids Catholic Central finished a perfect season, and Brighton won its third straight Finals title –

2. BOYS GOLF Orchard Lake St. Mary’s won its first Finals championship in this sport, and Detroit Catholic Central, Traverse City St. Francis and Clarkston Everest Collegiate also were victorious –

3. BOYS LACROSSE Detroit Catholic Central surged during the second half, and Detroit Country Day posted one of the highest scoring totals in Finals history as they clinched championships –

4. SOFTBALL Division 2 top-ranked Gaylord downed honorable mention Essexville Garber and then No. 5 Escanaba to clinch a Regional title – Petoskey News-Review

5. SOFTBALL No. 7 Hillman scored a combined 29 runs to defeat Rudyard and Indian River Inland Lakes in Division 4, and broke the MHSAA record for runs in a season – Alpena News

6. BASEBALL No. 10 Norway earned its first trip to the Semifinals with a 3-2 win over No. 12 Rudyard in Division 4 – Iron Mountain Daily News

7. SOFTBALL No. 8 Clare claimed its first Regional title since 1986, defeating St. Louis and honorable mention Standish-Sterling in Division 3 – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

8. GIRLS SOCCER No. 7 Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian advanced to the Division 4 Semifinals with a shootout win over No. 13 Elk Rapids – MI Sports Now

9. SOFTBALL Honorable mention New Lothrop advanced in Division 3 with wins over honorable mention Otisville-LakeVille Memorial and No. 6  Cass City – Owosso Argus-Press

10. BASEBALL No. 15 Spring Lake advanced to the Semifinals for the first time since 1995 with an 11-5 win over Petoskey in Division 2 – Muskegon Chronicle