Holland West Ottawa long has had one of the most renowned high school boys swimming & diving programs in Michigan. But MHSAA Finals team championships had been elusive – the Panthers fell just shy again with a second-place finish in Lower Peninsula Division 1 in 2018.
How much difference can a few tenths of a second make? On March 9, 2019, enough to see West Ottawa win its first Finals championship since 1971.
Despite missing the majority of his senior season in 2003 with an injury, John Plumstead graduated from Benzie Central the following spring among the top rushers and scorers in Michigan high school football history – and those accomplishments now are reflected in the MHSAA record book.
Find out about his achievements and see more recent football record additions in the latest "Records Report."
Grosse Pointe South and Muskegon Mona Shores traded leads for three periods March 10, 2007, before taking the Division 2 championship game to overtime.
The following 6 minutes and 46 seconds belonged to the Blue Devils, who fired all seven shots on goal taken in extra time and clinched their first MHSAA Finals championship in ice hockey when Tim Shield rushed the net and wristed home the game-winner.
Evan Toth and Detroit Catholic Central seemed all but finished heading into the final period of the final bout of the Division 1 Team Wrestling Final against Davison on Feb. 23, 2013.
And then, in a little more than an instant, Toth changed his and his team’s fortunes.