Today in the MHSAA: 9/25/17

September 25, 2017

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Each weekday of the school year, we break down the top headlines courtesy of Michigan’s sports media.

Today's Top 10

1. Girls Swimming & Diving: Host East Grand Rapids – No. 1 in Lower Peninsula Division 2 – outpaced LPD1 top-ranked Farmington Hills Mercy in winning the Pioneer Classic –

2. Volleyball: Honorable mention DeWitt downed reigning Class A champion and current No. 3 Novi in the semifinal and No. 8 Bloomfield Hills Marian in the championship match to win the Novi Invitational. 

3. Boys Soccer: Division 1 No. 8 Grand Haven could be on the move this week after a 3-1 win over No. 7 Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central – Grand Haven Tribune

4. Girls Golf: All six Bay City Central golfers posted season-low scores as the team scored a tournament record 362 to win the Bay County Golf Championship – Bay City Times

5. Volleyball: Class D No. 2 Leland downed Class B No. 10 Montague in the championship match of the Morley Stanwood Invitational – Traverse City Record-Eagle

6. Volleyball: Class B No. 9 Kingsley downed Class C honorable mention McBain in both pool play and the tournament final of the Ramblers’ tournament – Cadillac News

7. Girls Cross Country: Traverse City Central (LPD1 No. 3) and lead runner Sielle Kearney won titles in the Eagle division of the Grand Rapids Cougar Falcon Invitational, Kearney followed by reigning LPD2 runner-up Anna Fischer of St. Joseph – Traverse City Record-Eagle

8. Volleyball: Class D No. 8 Onaway came back from a set down to beat Cheboygan and win the St. Ignace Invitational – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

9. Boys Soccer: Division 3 No. 10 Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard downed host Alpena 2-0 to win the Huron Shores Tournament – Alpena News

10. Cross Country: The Berrien Springs boys (LPD3 honorable mention) and South Haven girls won Tri-State Invitational championships, with Zeeland East (boys are LPD2 No. 13) finishing second in both races – Niles Daily Star

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