Today in the MHSAA: 9/30/19

October 1, 2019

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

The race was the place to be this weekend as girls swimming & diving and girls and boys cross country invitationals produced much of our best competition and many of our top performances.

1. Girls Swimming & Diving: Farmington Hills Mercy – No. 2 in Lower Peninsula Division 1 – placed first and LPD3 No. 1 East Grand Rapids second at the prestigious Pioneer Classic at EGR – Swimcloud.com

2. Cross Country: The Bridgman girls continued their perfect season and the Berrien Springs boys repeated at the Berrien County Invitational – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

3. Girls Golf: Carleton Airport won its first Monroe County tournament championship, shooting a 360 to clear the field by 21 strokes – Monroe Evening News

4. Girls Swimming & Diving: LPD3 honorable mention Trenton earned six first places to win the Downriver Classic for the third straight season – Southgate News-Herald

5. Cross Country: The UPD2 top-ranked Ishpeming boys ran their streak at their Tracy Strom Invitational to six victories, while the UPD1 No. 2 Houghton girls won their side and Negaunee’s Emily Paupore set a course record – Marquette Mining Journal

6. Cross Country: Caledonia swept Division 1 titles (the girls are No. 14 in LPD1, the boys No. 8), while the LPD2 top-ranked East Grand Rapids girls and top-ranked Otsego boys were victorious in Division 2 at the Otsego Invitational – Athletic.net

7. Cross Country: The Dearborn Divine Child (LPD2 No. 7) and Ann Arbor Pioneer girls (LPD1 No. 6) and East Lansing and Walled Lake Northern boys won Coaches Legends Classic championships – Athletic.net

8. Boys soccer: LPD2 top-ranked Richland Gull Lake edged Portage Central 1-0 to lock up the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference championship – JoeInsider.com

9. Boys Tennis: LPD3 No. 9 Petoskey earned a 5-3 win over LPD4 top-ranked Allegan – Petoskey News-Review

10. Girls Swimming & Diving: LPD2 No. 6 Midland Dow outpaced seven others to win the Tri-Cities Championship – Midland Daily News

Today in the MHSAA: 2/23/24

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

February 23, 2024

1. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Heritage doubled up Flint Powers Catholic to clinch a share of the Saginaw Valley League title for the second time in program history – Saginaw News

2. BOYS BASKETBALL Baldwin clinched the West Michigan D League title with a 57-45 win over Pentwater – Big Rapids Pioneer

3. GIRLS BASKETBALL Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central defeated Jefferson 52-41 to clinch a share of the Huron League title, then ended up with the championship outright as Flat Rock edged co-leader Riverview 46-45 – Monroe News

4. BOYS BASKETBALL Harbor Light Christian downed Mackinaw City 71-32 to claim the Northern Lakes Conference title for the first time since 2011 – Traverse City Record-Eagle

5. BOYS BASKETBALL Dearborn Edsel Ford and Brownstown Woodhaven are co-champions of the Downriver League after Edsel’s 48-32 win – Southgate News-Herald

6. BOYS BASKETBALL Whitehall finished a perfect regular season and West Michigan Conference Lakes title run with a 75-57 victory over Muskegon Oakridge – Muskegon Chronicle

7. BOYS BASKETBALL Saginaw Nouvel clinched a repeat Tri-Valley Conference White title with an 81-40 victory over Michigan Lutheran Seminary – WJRT

8. GIRLS BASKETBALL Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard defeated Detroit Renaissance 54-39 to claim the Operation Friendship meeting of league champions – MLIVE-Detroit

9. BOYS BASKETBALL Bay City All Saints finished perfect in the North Central Thumb League Stripes, defeating Carsonville-Port Sanilac – Bay City Times

10. BOWLING Holton and Ravenna’s boys and girls teams advanced to Division 4 Finals, Ravenna finishing first and Holton second for girls and with the order reversed for the boys Regional – Local Sports Journal

Also of note …

BOYS BASKETBALL The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan announced its Mr. Basketball Award finalists – Detroit Free Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Greg Lawson II became Davison’s all-time leading scorer as his team defeated Saginaw Arthur Hill 68-57 – Mid-Michigan Now

BOYS BASKETBALL Traverse City Central downed Alpena 71-49, but Alpena’s Tucker Bright reached 1,000 career points – Alpena News

HOCKEY No. 2 Marquette defeated Escanaba 7-1 in a Division 3 Regional, giving Marquette coach Doug Garrow his 200th win – Upper Michigan’s Source

GIRLS BASKETBALL Portage Central completed an outright championship run in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference with a 46-36 win over second-place Stevensville Lakeshore – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

BOYS BASKETBALL Portage Central also finished an outright SMAC run on the boys side with a 58-33 win over Lakeshore – Kalamazoo Gazette