By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Girls basketball season kicked off across Michigan on Monday, and we’ve highlighted a few of those first games plus some interesting reads as the first full week of winter gets rolling.
Each weekday during the school year, we’ll gather and post media links covering the most significant and intriguing high school events from all over the state.
Brighton was among teams that started its season Monday, and did so in impressive fashion with a 66-43 win over Linden – Livingston Daily Press & Argus
Brethren downed Buckley 35-30 in one of the closest games of opening night – Manistee News Advocate
Canton took a 10-point halftime lead and extended it for a 56-30 win over Detroit Cass Tech – Detroit News
Marshall senior Nikki Tucker, the hero of last season’s Class B girls basketball championship game win, will file periodic “diary” entries for the Battle Creek Enquirer this season – Battle Creek Enquirer
Wyoming’s Claire Hendrickson missed most of last basketball season with a knee injury but is back this winter; she’s committed to Michigan State – Grand Rapids Press
Walled Lake Northern hockey player Jacob Frelich changed his number this season to 16 to honor his little brother Brady, who recently was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes – Oakland Press