By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
A busy weekend saw hundreds of wrestlers compete for individual District championships and many of the state’s top swimmers face off to see how they might stack up at next month’s MHSAA Finals.
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.
Detroit East English won its Detroit Public School League quarterfinal over Pershing 82-80 on a dunk with two seconds to play – Detroit News
Niles Brandywine needed overtime but remains undefeated after a 48-40 win over Berrien Springs – Niles Daily Star
Gladstone upset formerly one-loss Sault Ste. Marie 74-47 with 31 points from Reece Castor – Escanaba Daily Press
Hancock downed rival Houghton 7-4 in a matchup of neighbors and top Division 3 programs; Houghton is ranked No. 7 and Hancock is No. 6 – Houghton Daily Mining Gazette
Boys Swimming & Diving
Many of the best in Michigan competed at Saturday’s Michigan Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association meet, with Holland West Ottawa sophomore Derek Maas and Zeeland senior Gabriel Trevino winning multiple races – MISCAonline.net
Top-ranked Detroit Catholic Central sent 14 wrestlers through to Division 1 Regionals, including 10 District champions – Observer & Eccentric
In Division 3, No. 2 Richmond also advanced 14 to Regionals with 10 District champions – Macomb Daily
Gaylord, No. 5 in Division 2, sent 10 to Regionals with five winning titles Saturday – Petoskey News-Review
Brighton tied a school record by advancing 12 wrestlers to Regionals in Division 1 – Livingston Daily Press & Argus