Today in the MHSAA: 9/12/19

September 12, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

While volleyball and soccer fill most of the spots on our list from Wednesday night’s most notable events across the state, our top achievers were on the golf course with a three-time county champion leading the way.

1. Girls Golf: Ariel Chang won her third Macomb County Tournament with an even-par 72 to lead Utica Eisenhower to the team championship; Eisenhower is ranked No. 10 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – Macomb Daily

2. Volleyball: Essexville Garber went 3-0 at the Freeland quad, handing the host Falcons just their second defeat – Midland Daily News

3. Volleyball: Traverse City West edged rival Central 15-11 in the deciding fifth set to clinch the match win – Up North Live

4. Cross Country: Saugatuck swept the first Southwestern Athletic Conference jamboree, the LPD3 honorable mention girls ahead of Galesburg-Augusta and the No. 11 boys ahead of Watervliet – Holland Sentinel

5. Volleyball: Division 3 honorable mention Morley Stanwood swept rival Kent City – Big Rapids News

6. Boys Soccer: Alcona came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Oscoda 3-2 – Alpena News

7. Boys Soccer: Division 4 No. 3 Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep got past rival Kalamazoo Christian 5-0 –

8. Volleyball: Division 2 No. 9 Cadillac swept Petoskey in Big North Conference play – Cadillac News

9. Boys Tennis: LPD3 No. 8 St. Joseph showed why it’s ready to contend again with a sweep of Stevensville Lakeshore – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

10. Boys soccer: Two seasons after winning one game, Shepherd moved to 6-1 with a big win over Pinconning – Mount Pleasant Morning Sun

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