Prepapalooza: Final Countdown Begins

May 26, 2015

By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor

Nearly 30,000 athletes will take part over the next six days in what will again be the busiest week of the MHSAA calendar, with teams in all nine spring sports competing for District, Regional or Finals championships at sites across both peninsulas.

The first Finals champions of this spring will be awarded Tuesday in Upper Peninsula boys tennis, followed by six more in Upper Peninsula boys and girls golf Thursday and Friday. Four divisions of Lower Peninsula girls tennis start their two-day tournament Friday, and on Saturday, more than 7,000 athletes will join them competing in four Lower and three Upper Peninsula Track & Field Finals.

In addition, baseball, softball and girls soccer teams begin District action tonight, with most of those tournaments wrapping Saturday. Girls and boys lacrosse teams continue Regional play this week, and Lower Peninsula boys golf teams will play Regionals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Second Half again will serve as your home for all MHSAA Finals coverage, with correspondents providing stories and photos, along with full results, from all of the Upper Peninsula Finals this week and then all 18 LP and UP Finals this weekend, Lacrosse and LP Golf Finals on June 6, and Baseball, Softball and Soccer Finals being played June 11-13.

Check back as well for video highlights from most competitions and sign up to watch all broadcast tournament action over the next three weeks for only $9.95 on All schedules, lists of competitors and tournament brackets updated with scores real-time can be found on Keep connected as well with the MHSAA’s social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Today in the MHSAA: 4/18/24

By Geoff Kimmerly senior editor

April 18, 2024

1. GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 No. 5 Hartland downed Novi 4-2 to move into first place alone in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association West – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

2. GIRLS SOCCER Alahna Beckett scored five goals in Division 2 No. 8 Midland’s 9-2 win over Saginaw Heritage – Midland Daily News

3. GIRLS SOCCER Division 1 No. 4 Portage Central came back to down Mattawan 3-1 – Kalamazoo Gazette

4. GIRLS LACROSSE Lake Orion rode a fast start to a 9-6 win over Troy Athens – Oakland Press

5. GIRLS SOCCER Freshman Elise Markham scored four goals in Cheboygan’s win over Big Rapids Crossroads – Cheboygan Daily Tribune

6. GIRLS SOCCER Goodrich ran its winning streak to four with a 2-0 shutout of Flushing – WJRT

7. BASEBALL Monroe held on for an 18-14 win over Ann Arbor Huron – Monroe News

8. GIRLS LACROSSE Grand Rapids Catholic Central defeated Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern/Eastern 18-6 – FOX17

9. GIRLS TENNIS St. Joseph – No. 6 in Lower Peninsula Division 2 – added to its perfect start with a 6-2 win over Stevensville Lakeshore – St. Joseph Herald-Palladium

10. TRACK & FIELD Maple City Glen Lake’s boys won big, and Benzie Central’s girls won close in dual meets – Traverse City Record-Eagle