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Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday: HB boys win thriller; All scores

HARBOR BEACH — Not so fast, Greater Thumb East.
The defending league champions are bound and determined to get back into the conference title chase after all.
In as close as a “must win” game as there is in January, Harbor Beach brought everyone closer to the top here Friday night, earning a thrilling 52-51 overtime decision over league-leading Marlette.
Sophomore Aaron Ginther drained a free throw with seven seconds left to make for the winning margin. Marlette had a chance as time wound down, but its desperation — but open — three-point attempt clanked off the rim as time expired.
Harbor Beach, Marlette and Sandusky now each have one league loss, setting up what should be an exciting second half to the GTE season.
“It’s going to take the whole weekend to wipe the smile off my face,” said Harbor Beach coach Ron Wruble. “We were concerned about their ball handlers and their quickness. Early on, they were breaking us down and (our defense) really wasn’t working. So, we went to Plan B and kind of frustrated them. We slowed down the tempo and we were able to hit some shots.”
Nobody hit more important shots for the Pirates than senior Sean Sorenson, who poured in a season-high 20 points, including a critical three-pointer in the overtime, answering Marlette’s triple just seconds into the extra session.
“The huge key for us tonight was the play of Sorenson,” Wruble said. “He’s been struggling and he’s been kind of frustrated.”
Sorenson more than doubled his season’s scoring average, carrying the Pirates in the second half with his clutch outside shooting.
“Tonight, he played like he’s capable of playing,” Wruble said. “And I expect that kind of play from him the rest of the year.”
Andrew Siemen added nine points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Ginther chipped in six points and Eli Kraft notched five, including a pair of free throws with 1:10 left which wound up being the final points in regulation.
The Pirates rallied to grab a five-point edge early in the fourth quarter before the Raiders managed a comeback of their own. The Raiders actually had a chance to win in regulation, but missed a shot as time expired.
Marlette’s Alex Storm drilled an early three-pointer to open overtime, but Sorenson responded seconds later to tie it at 51. The Pirates wound up with the ball with 1:49 to play and ran the clock down to 26.4 seconds before calling a timeout. 
Ginther then drove the lane and was fouled. After a shaky miss on the first attempt, the less-than-50-percent foul shooter calmly knocked in the second toss.
Marlette still had one last chance. After a timeout, the Raiders moved the ball up the right side and got off a decent 22-footer, though it banged off the front rim as the buzzer sounded.
For the Raiders, Storm knocked in 17 points while Kyle Hall chipped in nine and Kolby Lange eight.
Wruble was pleased with the play of his reserves, including Dustin Mazure and Jordan Booms, both of whom provided quality minutes in the paint.
“We juggled the lineup to shake things up a bit,” he said. “The kids did a nice job. That’s what being part of a team is all about.”
Marlette, now 10-2 overall, 3-1 GTE, is off until next Friday when it takes on Sandusky.
Meanwhile, Harbor Beach, now 7-3 overall, 2-1 GTE, hosts Mayville on Tuesday before hosting rival Ubly next Friday.
Marlette led 11-2 at one point of the first quarter, settling for a 13-7 edge. Harbor Beach pulled to within 25-22 at halftime, and behind 10 third-quarter points from Sorenson, grabbed a 42-41 advantage heading to the final eight minutes.

Ubly 73, Bad Axe 66
UBLY — A big second quarter helped Ubly knock off Bad Axe.
The Hatchets actually led 20-16 after one quarter, but the Bearcats used a 21-10 second-quarter edge to take control.
Ubly then outscored the Hatchets 16-10 in the third quarter to grab a 53-40 lead.
Marshall Leipprandt led the Bearcats with 17 points while Lenny Nowicki added 14 and Jason Kaufman 11.
Bad Axe had Ethan Sisco with 18 points, including four three-pointers, while Jeremy Pawlowski added 16 and Spencer Kelly notched 11.

Sandusky 49, Brown City 38
SANDUSKY — Sandusky shook off a slow start to beat Brown City.
The Redskins trailed 8-2 after one quarter before using a 19-6 second-quarter run to bag a 21-14 lead.
Chase Baysdell led the Redskins with 19 points while Jordan Coats netted 11.
Charles Baird had 13 points for Brown City.

Caseville 69, Port Hope 27
CASEVILLE — Caseville picked up its first win of the season by beating Port Hope.
The Eagles led 36-12 at the half.
Charlie Karafa led the winners with 13 points while Tommy Kennedy had 12 and Tyler Claydon 10.
“The boys played great tonight,” said Caseville coach Ron Bergman. “It’s been a long time coming, but we got our first win. They hustled, found the open man and attacked the basket.”
Port Hope had Travis Phillips with 11 points.  

USA 46, Reese 42
REESE — Unionville-Sebewaing Area jumped out to a big lead and then had to hang on to clip Reese.
USA led 32-16 at the break, but the Rockets used a 14-2 third-quarter edge to get back into the game.
Andrew Botello scored 14 points for USA while Sean McBrayer netted 10.
Caleb Gnatkowski had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets.

BCAS 62, EPBP 48
BAY CITY — Bay City All Saints followed up Wednesday’s thrilling win over Unionville-Sebewaing Area with another solid effort over Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port.
The Cougars led 16-12 after one quarter, 33-22 at the half and 41-32 after three quarters.
Drew Janer led the Cougars with 22 points while Garrett Bowker netted 18 and Nick Dorion 10.
The Lakers had Brody Lawrence with 16 points while Chase Voelker notched 13 and Paul Zwemmer nine.

Deckerville 60, Peck 43
Mayville 46, Owen-Gage 27
Kingston 47, CPS 34
Port Hope 41, Caseville 29
North Huron 59, Akron-Fairgrove 23

Harbor Beach’s Andrew Siemen goes high in the air for a shot over a pair of Marlette defenders in the first half Friday night.

Dustin Mazure of Harbor Beach rises over Marlette’s BJ Mellstead.

Marlette’s Alex Storm makes a strong move to the basket against Harbor Beach’s Andrew Siemen (40). 

Saturday morning quarterback...

After 2 weeks vacation, I actually DO have some things on my mind.
Just a few...

• It’s been several years since the Michigan High School Athletic Association was forced to realign its sports seasons.
The biggest — and most controversial — move was the switching of the girls basketball and volleyball seasons. Since the flip-flop in 2007-08, volleyball is played during the fall and girls basketball is played during the winter — joining the boys on the hardcourt.
The gist of the lawsuit against the MHSAA had to do with a group of parents who claimed their daughters were not getting a fair shake when it came to being recruited for volleyball scholarships because college coaches, the group said, did the majority of their recruiting during the fall.
Now we could argue all day if that’s true or not. I don’t think it is. But some volleyball coaches in this area do.
Nevertheless, nowadays there’s no arguing the fact that girls basketball has taken a hit in the state of Michigan, including right here in the Thumb.
In its January 2011 monthly report, the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Executive Director, Tom Hursey, reports that he’s hearing schools are dropping non-varsity level girls basketball teams due to lack of participation. Indications are that fewer girls are playing high school basketball since the changes in seasons took place.
Hursey also tells a story about how he recently attended a boys and girls basketball doubleheader between Okemos and Lansing Eastern, teams in the Capital Area Activities Conference.
Ironically, this past year the CAAC has been threatened by a lawsuit from a group wanting girls basketball games to be played after the boys games in an effort to make things “equal” when it comes to varsity doubleheaders.
Well, Hursey goes on to report that he estimated the crowd at the boys game — the first game — to be right around 2,000. 
Alas, by the time the girls game rolled around, he said there were maybe 300-400 fans in the stands.
This has happened right here in the Thumb, too, when schools have hosted doubleheaders. I was at one earlier this year when Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port hosted Sandusky. The girls actually played first to a sparse crowd. And while the gym certainly was not full for the boys game, there were many more people in attendance when it started at around 7:30 p.m.
What can schools do? Well, around here they are limiting varsity doubleheaders for sure. There actually was one last night at Caseville between the Eagles and Port Hope, but there are very few scheduled for the remainder of the season.
And that means, we get basketball shoved at us five nights a week — way too much if you ask me. Overall attendance at area basketball games, according to several Thumb athletic directors, is down quite a bit. I think that’s simply because there’s just too much of it. And at $5 a head, it’s still relatively cheap, but they’re certainly not giving it away, especially for a family of four or more.
Regardless if you think the switching of seasons was good or bad, there’s no denying girls basketball has suffered. 
I don’t have the answer, but I am looking for some feedback from area girls basketball players, coaches or fans. 
What do you think? Play first. Play second? Switch the seasons back? Email me at or post it on the Tribune sports blog. If I get some good stuff, I will relay it to you in a later column.

• A big thank you goes out to several North Central Thumb League coaches who have come to our rescue in recent days and updated us with their conference standings.
We have finally been able to piece together the boys standings in the NCTL. Thanks to Carl Nicol at Kingston, Adam Moore at Akron-Fairgrove and Cliff Amey at Carsonville-Port Sanilac for helping us out.

• We are hearing from several NCTL coaches that the conference is highly considering going back to the 18-game league schedule, leaving schools with just two open dates for non-league contests. 
HUGE MISTAKE. It makes no sense to have 90 percent of the schedule made up of league games.
As big a headache as it’s been tracking down the league records this season due to the conference’s new format, I am sure many league coaches are absolutely disgusted at the thought of playing 18 league games again.
NCTL officials need to get their act together and map put a plan that is easy to understand and makes the most sense to ALL of their member schools.
An 18-game league schedule is the easy way out.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Red Hawks knock off Lakers

PIGEON — Another night, another reshuffle at the top of the Greater Thumb West boys basketball standings.
Title contender Cass City remained in the wild fray here Wednesday night with an important road victory at pesky Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port. The Red Hawks once again used a balanced scoring effort combined with just enough defensively to secure a hard-fought 59-48 win over the Lakers.
 Cass City is among four teams with one loss in the super-tight GTW. Red Hawk coach Jim Green knows the importance of stealing victories on the road in the league.
“Any GTC coach is going to be happy getting a road win,” he said. “In general, I was pretty happy. We played hard. We made some mistakes, but I give Lakers credit for that. They are an improving team which hustles. They made us fight for everything.”
Cass City never trailed, though was pushed by the Lakers until the waning moments. The Red Hawks led by just four after three quarters, and weren’t able to put EPBP away until they hit 8-of-10 free throws in the final period.
“Fortunately, we were able to keep our head above water the whole night,” Green said. “If they would have went ahead of us, I am not sure what would have happened.”
For the Lakers, first-year coach Jeremy Macejewski has seen this script play out too many times for his team. EPBP has just two wins, but the Lakers have been in most of their games until the final few minutes.
“This game’s kind of been like our season,” Macejewski said. “We have played pretty well at times, and then we have some stretches in games where we don’t play well. 
“We battled hard, but battling hard in this league is not enough. I like our effort, but we have to get over the hump.”
Cass City was paced by post player Cameron Dunnuck’s 22 points, 14 of them coming in the second half when the Red Hawks made a deliberate effort to get the ball inside to their big guys. Guard Justin Ketterer added 15 points while backcourt mate Cody Orban netted 12. 
“Early on, we didn’t do a very good job of getting the ball inside,” Green said. “Fortunately, we were hitting some outside shots. In the second half, we concentrated on getting the ball inside and (Dunnuck) did a nice job for us. 
“We were reversing the ball better and he was getting a lot of one-on-one chances.”
After a slow start to the season, Dunnuck is averaging 19 points over his last four outings. That’s probably due in part to Cass City’s improved outside shooting. The Red Hawks hit just seven three-pointers in their first six games. In contrast, they have knocked down 24 threes in their last five games.
“No team is going to survive around here being one dimensional,” Green said. “Since Christmas, we have been knocking down some threes and getting it inside. We’ve had some balance.”
The Lakers were led by freshman Paul Zwemmer, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his second varsity game. Chase Voelker added 13 points while Tim Warack chipped in six.
Zwemmer, at 6-foot-4, was brought up to help the Lakers on the glass, but has contributed in the scorebook, as well.
“He is playing pretty well,” Macejewski said. “We’re kind of looking for an identity with him in there. With him on the floor, it’s going to take some time. 
“We have gone from a team that was running and gunning to now where we are looking to be patient. I like where we’re headed, though.”
Cass City led 19-10 after one quarter and 29-22 at the break. The Lakers remained close, but could never take the lead, settling for a 42-38 deficit heading to the final eight minutes. From there, a Dunnuck offensive rebound putback and three-point play with 1:49 left basically sealed the Red Hawk victory.
Cass City, 6-5 overall, 2-1 GTW, has another critical league contest Friday at home against Vassar (6-4, 2-1). EPBP, now 2-8, 0-3, travels to Bay City All Saints (7-3, 3-1) Friday.
“You have to have effort each night in this league,” Green said. “The team which consistently does that will start to rise to the top. 
“We’ve struggled with that in the past, but hopefully we can continue what we’ve started...”

Cass City’s Cameron Dunnuck eyes the bucket against EPBP’s Paul Zwemmer.

EPBP’s Chase Voelker makes a strong move to the basket against Cass City’s Cameron Dunnuck in the second half Wednesday night. 

Janer has 42 in BCAS win vs. USA

Adams covered a very interesting BCAS vs. USA game Wednesday night. Here is his recap.

SEBEWAING — The team that is going to win the Greater Thumb West has to win on the road. 
In 2009, that was true as Bay City All Saints missed out on the title when it lost to Unionville-Sebewaing Area. 
Wednesday, the Cougars did something they have never done with Mike Showalter as coach, defeat the Patriots at the USA gym.
“USA is always tough,” said Showalter. “Their kids don’t make that many mistakes and they play hard. That’s what we expected. That’s what makes it big when you win this game.”
BCAS’ 66-65 victory, capped by a free throw with no time left, wasn’t without controversy, though.
With 3:43 remaining in the third quarter, USA head coach Mark Gainforth was whistled for a technical foul. While discussing the reason for the technical, Gainforth was given a second, resulting in his first-ever ejection. 
When the dust settled, BCAS made three of the four technical free throws while Drew Janer hit a triple on the ensuing possession.
The Patriots went from up 40-38 to down 44-40. 
Another three from Janer extended the lead to 47-40, but USA battled back to get within 53-51 by the end of the quarter.
The Patriots stayed hot to begin the fourth, using a 6-0 run to take a 57-53 lead with 6:23 to play.
“I thought we did a fairly decent job hanging in there,” said USA assistant coach Steve Bohn, who took over on the bench for Gainforth. 
“Defensively, we did some things that were fairly decent.”
USA led for most of the fourth quarter, including 65-62 with less than two minutes to play.
That’s when Janer hit his 10th and final triple of the night with Andrew Botello draped all over him to tie the game.
Janer’s three set up the controversial finish.
Neither team could muster any points during the final minute, but BCAS controlled the ball, running the clock down.
After a shot with less than 10 seconds remaining, chaos ensued. Eventually, Botello fouled Nate Sobczak.
The foul wasn’t in question, but when it happened was. Despite the clock reading no time left, Sobczak was given the free throws. He hit the first to seal the victory.
“Bottom line, we didn’t execute at the end,” Bohn said. “Our execution at the end was poor.
“It was a scramble at the end of the game. Many nights it’s not called, tonight it was. I’m not saying it wasn’t a foul, but it was just one of those plays.”
Showalter said he didn’t notice how much time was on the clock when the foul occurred.
“In that situation, you just keep playing and hope the luck is with you,” he said. “Tonight, it was. We did a lot of work before that to get ourselves in position to win.
“My kids played so hard. We’re really not very big and I’m really not sure how good we are, but we just outplay people. Tonight, I thought we did it again.”
Not to be overshadowed was Janer’s performance. 
He ended with a season-high 42 points.
“Drew’s the most athletic kid I’ve ever coached,” Showalter said. “He surprises me every day in practice and in games. He’s such a cool customer out there.
“He’s the best player I have ever coached. The other players look for him and they play hard behind him.”
Bohn, a defensive-minded coach, thought his kids did the best they could to try to contain Janer.
“We didn’t have anybody that can stop him,” he said. “Athletically, we don’t have anyone of that caliber that is that quick.
“We thought about going zone, but gosh, he just wasn’t missing.”
Bohn is no stranger to seeing performances like Janer’s, but it’s usually been for USA — with the likes of Jordan Bitzer, Steve Cramer, Brandon Bitzer and other past players.
“We’ve had guys that make those shots,” he said. “And other teams sit there thinking, ‘What are you going to do?’ 
“We’ve been on the side that makes those shots. Tonight, we were on the side (watching) a guy that’s a really good player and he was in the zone.”
The win improves BCAS to 7-3 overall, 3-1 GTW. Bad Axe’s upset over Vassar on Wednesday means the Cougars actually have a half-game lead in the conference standings.
It’s a place Showalter didn’t expect to be.
“To be honest, I’m surprised where we’re at,” he said. “We’re really not that talented overall, we just work extremely hard.”
Added Bohn: “They lost the league championship last year here. This was the one that cost them the league. They came in here understanding that if they have any chance at winning the league, they have to win here.”
Jake Holland had 21 points to lead USA. Dan Rieck and Botello each added 11 points while Nick Fletcher had 10.
The loss all but takes the Patriots out of contention for the GTW title at 5-5 overall 1-3 league.
“I think we’re better than what we’ve shown, but we don’t win,” Bohn said. “I like our pieces, but...
“Where do we go from here? I have no idea.”
NOTES: By rule, Gainforth will not be able to coach Friday’s game at Reese.

Ubly 84, Mayville 34
UBLY — After being held to a season-low during Friday’s loss to Sandusky, Ubly’s offense exploded against Mayville.
The Bearcats broke out to a 26-9 first-quarter lead and scored 31 more points in the second quarter to lead 57-24 at halftime.
Marshall Leipprandt led four Ubly players in double figures with 18 points. Lenny Nowicki added a season-high 17 points while Bryan White added 11 and Josh White had 10.
Jacob Neighbors paced the Wildcats with 16 points while Timothy McComas added 13 points.
Sandusky 55, Reese 53
SANDUSKY — Sandusky keeps on gaining momentum.
The Redskins picked up a solid Greater Thumb Conference crossover win against Reese.
Sandusky overcame an 11-5 first-quarter deficit to lead 20-16 by halftime.
The Rockets responded to grab a 32-31 lead heading into the final eight minutes, but couldn’t make the lead hold up.
Jordan Coats led the Redskins with a season-high 26 points.
Caleb Gnatkowski had 17 points to lead Reese.
Bad Axe 46, Vassar 44
VASSAR — Bad Axe picked up an impressive GTW  road win over Vassar.
The game was tied at 21 at the half, but the Hatchets outscored the Vulcans by one point in the third and fourth quarters.
Ethan Sisco had 20 points to lead the winners while Jesse Quinn added 10 and Jeremy Pawlowski nine.
Vassar had Nathan Greaves with 18 points.
Marlette 53, Brown City 40
MARLETTE — Marlette remained unbeaten in the GTE.
Alex Storm had 13 points, Kyle Hall 12 and Brad Schaub 11 for the Raiders.
"We were able to fend off a solid Brown City squad," said Marlette coach Chris Storm. "We did not shoot to well early and did not guard their perimeter shots in the first half. They were physical and rebounded well."

USA’s Sean McBrayer (23) tries to make a pass between a pair of BCAS defenders, including Ben Pijaszek (20).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Some polls and stuff

Here are the Tribune Top 10 polls for this week, as well as the state polls...

School                       10-11 Record       Pts.
1. Marlette 9-1 49    
2. CPS 9-0 46    
3. Sandusky 7-4 40
4. Vassar 6-3 34
5. Ubly 6-3 31
6. Reese 5-3 26
7. BCAS 6-3 21
8. USA 5-4 15
9. Harbor Beach 6-3 9   
10. Cass City 5-5 6
Others: None

School                       10-11 Record       Pts.
1. Sandusky 11-0 50    
2. Reese 10-1 45    
3. Brown City 10-1 40
4. Marlette 8-2 35
5. EPBP 6-4 28
6. Harbor Beach 6-5 27
7. Memphis 9-3 16
 8. USA 5-4 10
 9. Port Hope 8-2 8
10. Cass City 5-6 4
Others: Deckerville (3)

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.:
Class A
 1. Warren De La Salle (3) (10-0) 71
 2. Romulus (2) (9-1) 67
 3. Ann Arbor Huron (8-1) 63
T4. Detroit Southeastern (10-2) 62
T4. Kalamazoo Central (9-1) 62
 6. Saginaw (9-2) 43
T7. Lansing Eastern (7-2) 37
T7. Kalamazoo Loy Norrix (11-1) 37
 9. Detroit Cody (10-2) 28
10. Okemos (7-2) 25
Others receiving votes: Southfield 24, Petoskey 17, East Lansing 14, East Kentwood 11, Traverse City Central 7, Ypsilanti 6, Benton Harbor 6, Auburn Hills Avondale 4, Rockford 4, Detroit Mumford 4, West Bloomfield 3, Muskegon 2, Bay City Western 2, Eastpointe East Detroit 1.

Class B
 1. Detroit Country Day (4) (10-2) 74
 2. Lansing Sexton (1) (7-0) 71
 3. Grand Rapids Christian (10-0) 62
 4. Flint Powers (8-1) 59
 5. Detroit Douglass (11-1) 58
 6. Richland Gull Lake (10-0) 50
 7. Harper Woods Chandler Park (11-1) 46
 8. Saginaw Swan Valley (9-0) 38
 9. Williamston (8-1) 26
10. Chelsea (7-1) 24
Others receiving votes: Madison Heights Madison 22, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 18, Comstock Park 18, Detroit Crockett 15, Wyoming Godwin Heights 6, Standish-Sterling 4, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 4, Battle Creek Pennfield 4, Richmond 1.

Class C
 1. Detroit Consortium (4) (9-1) 73
 2. Melvindale ABT (1) (9-0) 69
 3. Flint Beecher (9-2) 63
 4. Schoolcraft (9-0) 60
 5. Saginaw Buena Vista (8-3) 54
 6. Montague (8-0) 51
 7. Fennville (9-0) 40
 8. Sanford-Meridian (10-0) 37
 9. Napoleon (9-0) 23
10. Muskegon W. Mich. Christian (6-2) 18
Others receiving votes: Jonesville 17, Clinton 17, Flint Hamady 17, Ishpeming 14, Vandercook Lake 11, McBain 7, Fife Lake Forest Area 6, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 5, Hanover-Horton 5, Pewamo-Westphalia 3, Maple City Glen Lake 3, Negaunee 2, Hillsdale 2, Suttons Bay 2, White Pigeon 1.

Class D
 1. Cedarville (4) (10-0) 74
 2. Wyoming Tri-unity Christian (1) (9-1) 70
 3. Posen (10-0) 59
 4. Carsonville-Port Sanilac (9-0) 56
 5. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (9-1) 52
 6. Rapid River (8-1) 48
 7. Eben Junction Superior Central (10-1) 45
 8. Fulton-Middleton (7-2) 40
 9. Climax-Scotts (7-1) 34
10. Big Rapids Crossroads (10-0) 33
Others receiving votes: Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 23, Pellston 16, Bellaire 14, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist 11, Bay City All Saints 8, Holland Calvary 4, Harbor Light Christian 3, McBain Northern Michigan Christian 3, Brethren 2, Beal City 2, Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 1, Au Gres-Sims 1, Carney-Nadeau 1.

 The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.:
Class A
 1. Inkster (5) (12-0) 75
 2. Grand Haven (11-0) 69
 3. Detroit Pershing (13-0) 66
 4. Byron Center (11-0) 59
 5. Midland Dow (12-1) 49
 6. Livonia Ladywood (9-2) 48
 7. Canton (9-2) 47
 8. Midland (9-2) 33
 9. Mattawan (11-2) 19
10. East Lansing (8-2) 18
Others receiving votes: Detroit King 18, Petoskey 16, Auburn Hills Avondale 15, Westland John Glenn 14, St. Johns 11, Detroit Renaissance 10, Saginaw Arthur Hill 9, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 9, Romulus 4, Ann Arbor Pioneer 3, Detroit Mumford 2, Waterford Kettering 2, Lansing Waverly 2, Utica Ford 1, Novi 1.

Class B
 1. Detroit Country Day (5) (10-0) 75
 2. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (10-1) 67
 3. Goodrich (10-0) 62
T4. Frankenmuth (10-0) 53
T4. DeWitt (11-1) 53
T6. Grand Rapids Christian (10-1) 46
T6. Morley-Stanwood (10-0) 46
 8. Three Rivers (11-0) 41
T9. Richland Gull Lake (10-2) 24
T9. Ida (10-1) 24
Others receiving votes: Dearborn Divine Child 21, Holland Christian 20, Olivet 16, St Joseph 8, Hemlock 7, Grant 7, Wayland 6, Chelsea 5, East Grand Rapids 4, Battle Creek Harper Creek 4, Brooklyn Columbia Central 4, Muskegon Oakridge 2, Hamilton 2, Big Rapids 1, Shelby 1, Grand Rapids West Catholic 1.

Class C
 1. Flint Hamady (4) (10-0) 74
 2. St. Ignace LaSalle (1) (10-1) 71
 3. Pewamo-Westphalia (10-1) 58
T4. GPW-University Liggett (10-1) 52
T4. Kent City (10-0) 52
 6. Kalkaska (10-0) 42
 7. Clare (11-0) 38
T8. Michigan Center (11-1) 27
T8. Leroy Pine River (8-2) 27
10. Saginaw Valley Lutheran (9-1) 26
Others receiving votes: New Lothrop 24, Sandusky 17, Traverse City St. Francis 14, Lake City 13, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 13, Saginaw Nouvel 10, Niles Brandywine 8, McBain 8, Sand Creek 5, Manton 4, Detroit Consortium 4, Grandville Calvin Christian 4, Reese 3, Kalamazoo Christian 2, Saugatuck 2, Watervliet 1, Lawton 1.

Class D
 1. Central Lake (5) (10-0) 75
 2. Hillsdale Academy (12-0) 64
 3. Waterford Our Lady (9-1) 55
T4. Marine City Cardinal Mooney (9-1) 52
T4. Posen (12-1) 52
 6. Watersmeet (11-0) 47
 7. Gaylord St. Mary (10-2) 46
 8. Brimley (10-1) 45
 9. Manistee Catholic Central (10-0) 42
10. Mason County Eastern (11-1) 21
Others receiving votes: Eben Junction Superior Central 18, Ellsworth 17, Lansing Christian 14, Crystal Falls Forest Park 12, Chassell 11, Hillman 9, Climax-Scotts 6, Traverse City Christian 6, Battle Creek St. Philip Catholic Central 2, Bark River-Harris 2, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart 2, Pickford 1, Holland Calvary 1.