Entries for '2018-19 Finals'

Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return

Lenawee Christian Earns Saturday Return
Thursday, March 21, 2019
When Division 1 Ann Arbor Pioneer made a last-second 3-pointer to force Adrian Lenawee Christian to overtime a little more than a month ago – and the Cougars still prevailed – junior Elizabeth Miller knew her team was on the way to another special finish thi...
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Saints Hold On to Earn Chance at Perfection

Saints Hold On to Earn Chance at Perfection
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Dorene Ingalls has coached more great teams than most over 20 seasons leading the St. Ignace girls basketball program. But it doesn’t take long to tell how much she’s enjoyed guiding this one.
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P-W Wins OT to Earn Historic Opportunity

P-W Wins OT to Earn Historic Opportunity
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia has played in three MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals. Three more teams have ended seasons in the Semifinals. Four more teams on top of those reached Quarterfinals and were done. Total, that’s 10 teams that had made the final week of the season befo...
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Defense Keys Hamady Semifinal Surge

Defense Keys Hamady Semifinal Surge
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Flint Hamady made it to Van Noord Arena this season on a defensive effort that gave up only 40.4 points per game heading into Thursday’s Semifinal matchup with Lake City. During the second half, the Hawks nearly shut down the Trojans entirely to lock down a spot ...
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Unity Adds Hoops to 2018-19 Trophy Run

Unity Adds Hoops to 2018-19 Trophy Run
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Noah Wiswary answered quickly when asked Saturday night if he had planned on winning multiple MHSAA championships during his senior season.  “No,” the Hudsonville Unity Christian guard said shaking his head. “Not at all. When we started...
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P-W Finishes Historic March Atop D3

P-W Finishes Historic March Atop D3
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Collin Trierweiler found himself outside with his older brother again, firing up free throws, one of his favorite things to do when he was younger. Except this time, he was standing at the free-throw line at the Breslin Center, with no one else on his side of the court...
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Lincoln Beats Buzzer for 1st Basketball Title

Lincoln Beats Buzzer for 1st Basketball Title
Saturday, March 16, 2019
All eyes were on Ypsilanti Lincoln freshman Emoni Bates on Saturday as the seconds ticked away in the Division 1 Boys Basketball Final.  None were on Lincoln senior Jalen Fisher. But that all changed when the buzzer sounded.
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D4 Eagles Regain Championship Stride

D4 Eagles Regain Championship Stride
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Southfield Christian began this winter minus two starters who left the program for other schools and with just two wins in its first seven games. In early January, the Eagles faced a decision to guide the rest of their season.
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River Rouge Takes Title Dream Into Final

River Rouge Takes Title Dream Into Final
Friday, March 15, 2019
At River Rouge, 14 MHSAA championship banners tell of one of the most storied programs in Michigan high school boys basketball history. They don’t hang banners there for making the Semifinals or finishing runner-up.
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Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday

Unity Rides Impressive Run Into Saturday
Friday, March 15, 2019
The last two weeks have seen Hudsonville Unity Christian thrust into the statewide spotlight with a pair of wins over teams expected to contend for this season’s Division 2 title. But the Crusaders have belonged in that conversation all season as well, and showed...
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U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance

U-D Jesuit Continues Tourney Dominance
Friday, March 15, 2019
Only three Detroit U-D Jesuit players have seen action in all 27 of their team’s games this winter. Friday was further evidence of what the Cubs had been missing for parts of this season.
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Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final

Bates, Lincoln Land in 1st Hoops Final
Friday, March 15, 2019
Emoni Bates was here to help, he told his teammates before beginning his freshman year at Ypsilanti Lincoln in the fall. That’s one very understated way to put what the nationally-renowned freshman has meant to the Railsplitters during their most successful seaso...
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Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion

Frankfort Advances in Memorable Fashion
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Either way late in Friday night’s Division 4 Semifinal, Frankfort was headed to the record book. For most of the first three quarters, it seemed the Panthers were cruising toward reaching the MHSAA championship round for the first time. Then, over six minutes of ...
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Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders

Southfield Christian Follows New Leaders
Thursday, March 14, 2019
It’s a new Finals, with another trip for Southfield Christian, and Jon Sanders and Da’Jion Humphrey’s turns to take on the spotlight. The Eagles – last season’s Class D champions – will play for a second straight title Saturday morni...
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P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship

P-W Earns Chance at 1st Championship
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia always seems to be in the mix. The Pirates haven’t had a losing record since 1998-99, the last season before coach Luke Pohl returned to the program after two years away and led 19 straight winners. Maybe last year’s seniors, coming off an...
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Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues

Iron Mountain Dream Season Continues
Thursday, March 14, 2019
“Living this dream.” Iron Mountain coach Bucky Johnson put special emphasis on those words Thursday afternoon.
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Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly

Vargo, Ammon Fulfill Expectations Greatly
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Farmington United junior Elena Vargo wasn’t sure what to expect from high school gymnastics when she decided to give it a try this season. Rockford/Sparta senior Reagan Ammon never expected her high school career to end like this.
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DCC's Championship Dream Comes True

DCC's Championship Dream Comes True
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Brendan Hill was hooked on high school hockey long before he played his first shift at Detroit Catholic Central. “When I was like 8 years old, I would come to these games and watch and see how rowdy the student section is,” said Hill, a senior defenseman. &...
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6 Hundredths Seal West Ottawa Title Win

6 Hundredths Seal West Ottawa Title Win
Saturday, March 9, 2019
In a matter of minutes, Holland West Ottawa senior Khadin Soto’s disappointment of placing second in the breaststroke was replaced by the euphoria of clinching his school’s first MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 swimming & diving championship. Swimming ...
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Peel, VanMeter Put On Show at Last Meet

Peel, VanMeter Put On Show at Last Meet
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Going into the 2019 Division 3 Boys Swimming & Diving Finals at Oakland University, both Spring Lake senior Cam Peel and Holland Christian senior Riley VanMeter had other numbers driving their respective quests to be No. 1.  For Peel, it was a third-place fini...
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