Ad Spot

MHSAA salutes 2019-20 state champions

EAST LANSING — A total of 58 schools won one or more of the 69 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during the 2019-20 school year, with two teams winning three or more titles despite the cancellation of 62 MHSAA Finals due to COVID-19.

Marquette led with seven championships, winning its divisions in girls and boys skiing, girls and boys swimming and diving, girls and boys cross country and girls tennis. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern won the second-most titles, three, finishing first in its divisions in girls golf, boys tennis and boys soccer. The soccer championship was its first in that sport.

Four more schools won two championships: Ann Arbor Pioneer, East Grand Rapids, Farmington Hills Mercy and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.

A total of 18 teams won first MHSAA titles in their respective sports, with Essexville Garber’s win in Division 3 girls bowling being the school’s first Finals championship in any sport. A total of 23 champions were repeat winners from 2018-19 — and 11 of those won for at least the third straight season, while six extended title streaks to at least four consecutive years.

The Marquette boys skiing program owns the longest title streak at eight seasons, while Lowell wrestling joined Rockford girls lacrosse with a seventh consecutive championship. Rockford’s streak remains at seven after its season was canceled.

Sixteen of the MHSAA’s 28 championship tournaments are unified, involving teams from the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, while separate competition to determine titlists in both Peninsulas is conducted in remaining sports. Because of COVID-19, the entire spring season was canceled as were Finals in girls and boys basketball, ice hockey, girls gymnastics and Lower Peninsula boys swimming and diving.

 

Cass County

One injured in Penn Township crash

Education

First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

Cass County

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

Berrien County

Two Berrien County residents sentenced to probation

News

Apple Festival canceled, will return in 2021

News

Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles to host online concert Saturday

Berrien County

Berrien Community Foundation announces arts challenge grant

Cass County

One injured in Sunday motorcycle accident

Buchanan

Area schools offer virtual learning

News

When virus stunted west coast tour, Umphrey’s McGee returned home to perform

Berrien County

LMC discounts fall tuition by 10 percent, restructures class options, implements safety plans for fall semester

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union Schools recognize retiring staff

Dowagiac

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

Education

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

Cass County

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

Berrien County

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

Business

5 Mile Drive-In offering free entry to first responders on Fourth of July

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

Dowagiac

SMC to continue in person instruction during fall semester

Cassopolis

URSCC purchases photo album of Calvin Township, Vandalia residents

Cassopolis

Underground Railroad Days canceled due to COVID-19

News

West Woods resident commemorates 100th birthday, one month COVID-free

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fire Department offers Fourth of July safety tips

Dowagiac

Dowagiac School Board approves preliminary 2020-2021 budget