Check out our must-know scores and news from Jan. 30-Feb. 4.
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Grand Ledge pushes streak to 69 at Canton Invitational: The Comets scored 146.8 to finish 0.075 points ahead of runner-up Canton on Saturday and continue a winning streak that dates back to the first event of the 2007-08 season. The Canton Invitational usually is the most competitive regular-season meet in the state, and this time included nine of 12 teams that competed in the 2011 MHSAA Team Final, including the top five placers. Grand Ledge’s highlight easily was a 10.0 by senior Christine Wilson on the uneven bars. She finished second all-around to Northville’s Daisy Ference, who scored 37.925. Grand Ledge’s Lauren Clark won the Division 2 all-around. (Grand Rapids Press)
Country Day wins clash of state’s elite:
Led by standout senior guards Aerial Powers and Amber Dean, Detroit Country Day handed Detroit Pershing its first loss this season and in a big way, 79-35 on Tuesday. Powers and Dean each scored 23 points. (Oakland Press)
Birch Run best in TVC by 41.5 points:
Four of the top 10-ranked teams in the state Division 3 poll reside in a Tri-Valley Conference division, and Birch Run finished well ahead of them all at Saturday’s all-division championship meet that pits 20 teams from the TVC East, Central and West. Birch Run, ranked No. 4 in Division 3, was followed at the meet by No. 8-ranked Caro, No. 10 Bullock Creek and No. 9 Saginaw Swan Valley. (MLive.com)
Detroit Public School League tournament begins:
First-round games are complete, with the second round Tuesday and the championship game scheduled for Feb. 16 at the University of Detroit. Pershing, undefeated this winter so far, and Renaissance received the top seeds. (Detroit Public Schools)
Comstock Park’s Gillette named 25th WISL Award winner:
Recently-retired Janet Gillette gave nearly 40 years of service to Comstock Park schools, including her final 19 as the school’s athletic director. She was recognized Sunday as this year’s Women In Sports Leadership Award winner, the 25th recipient of the annual MHSAA honor. (Second Half)
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