Today in the MHSAA: 9/2/20

September 2, 2020

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Tuesday saw high-powered clashes on a tennis court north of Mackinac Bridge and a golf course in the region to the south as northern teams dominated today’s headliners.

1. Girls Tennis: Reigning champion Ishpeming Westwood swept West Iron County in a matchup of the top two teams from the last three Upper Peninsula Division 2 Finals – Marquette Mining Journal

2. Girls Golf: Traverse City West was first, Traverse City Central second and Big Rapids third at the Titan Invitational; West is ranked No. 10 in Lower Peninsula Division 1, and Big Rapids is No. 3 in LPD3 – Big Rapids News

3. Boys Soccer: Everest Noyes scored all of his team’s goals in Traverse City Central’s 5-0 win over Leland – Traverse City Record-Eagle

4. Cross Country: Petoskey’s girls and Traverse City West’s boys claimed wins in five-team 2-mile races – Petoskey News-Review

5. Volleyball: Carney-Nadeau moved to 3-0 with a sweep of Bark River-Harris – Escanaba Daily Press

6. Volleyball: Ludington opened its season with a sweep at Lake City – Ludington Daily News

7. Volleyball: Manton improved to 3-0 with a sweep of Frankfort and Brethren – Cadillac News

8. Volleyball: Chassell got past Hancock 3-1 – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

9. Girls Tennis: Reigning UPD1 champion Marquette earned a 7-1 victory against Iron Mountain Iron Mountain Daily News

10. Boys Tennis: Pinckney earned a league win 7-1 over Adrian – Adrian Daily Telegram

Also of note …

Football: Frankenmuth is mourning the death of retired coach Budd Tompkins, who led the Eagles to a 34-1 record and two “mythical” state championships during his first four of eight total seasons after taking over the program in 1966 – Saginaw News

Today in the MHSAA: 12/4/23

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

December 4, 2023

1. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern was first and Battle Creek Lakeview second at the 76th Cereal Bowl Relays – Battle Creek Enquirer

2. GYMNASTICS Sophia Wagner set two school records in her team’s Escanaba Elks Invitational win – Escanaba Daily Press

3. BOYS BASKETBALL Curtis Ciborski also set a school record scoring 50 points in Bloomingdale’s 77-37 victory over Martin – Kalamazoo Gazette

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Matt Mellendorf scored the game-winner as Cass City edged Saginaw Nouvel 54-53 – Saginaw News

5. BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Essexville Garber’s Connor Dowd won the Bobcat Pentathlon by a point – Bay City Times

6. HOCKEY Division 1 No. 4 Howell opened its weekend by handing Division 3 No. 8 Hancock its first loss, 3-2 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Goodrich edged reigning Division 3 champion Flint Beecher 58-55 – Flint Journal

8. HOCKEY Division 3 No. 4 Traverse Bay Reps posted an 8-1 win over Alpena – Traverse City Record-Eagle

9. HOCKEY Romeo edged Lake Orion 4-3 after scoring three second-period goals – Macomb Daily

10-. BOYS BASKETBALL Benton Harbor rode a strong second quarter to a 72-62 win over Berrien Springs – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

Also of note …

GRAND HAVEN Grand Haven superintendent Scott Grimes, the president of the MHSAA Representative Council, will retire at the end of this school year – Grand Haven Tribune

MEDIA Longtime Macomb Daily sportswriter George Pohly is retiring after 39 years – Macomb Daily