MHSAA NOW: The weekly newsletter of the Michigan High School Athletic Association


We all can use a few moments of distraction these days – and today’s NOW provides an uplifting basketball story from Onsted, some additional recognition for a first-time wrestling champion, the announcement of this year’s Charles E. Forsythe Award winner and the first of our series of #MHSAAMoments – reminders of what we will enjoy again when the time is right.

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Johnston Finds Home With Onsted Hoops

When Mary Kay LaFerney moved from California to Michigan, she had no idea the impact a group of freshmen and sophomore boys were going to have on her son. And she certainly didn’t know it would be because of basketball. But that’s what happened this past season for LaFerney and her son, Zachary Johnston, at Onsted High School in Lenawee County.

Clinton Joins Elite Group Of Mat Champs

Team wrestling has become the most difficult MHSAA sport for new contenders to break into the championship elite. From 2010-19, 10 schools combined to win the 40 Finals championships over four divisions. Divisions 2, 3 and 4 all saw a decade’s worth of titles split between just two teams.

‘Retired’ Garvey Remains Eager To Give

Last week, Mike Garvey told his wife she can’t let him quit all that he does to contribute to school sports across the state of Michigan, even if he is officially “retired.” But after 40 years serving in a variety of roles, he really doesn’t have plans to stop. And she wasn’t intending to make that request. “I married the best girl in the world,” Garvey said, “and she’s supportive and urges me to do the stuff that I enjoy.”

Moment: Jets Advance On Buzzer Beater

#MHSAAMoments: 2017 Class D Boys Basketball Semifinal

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Moment: Ludington Winner Unforgettable

#MHSAAMoments: 2017 Class B Boys Basketball Semifinal

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2019 Hoops Finals To Reair On FSD

With the suspension of the 2020 MHSAA Basketball Tournaments, FOX Sports Detroit will reair the championship games of the 2019 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health System.

NFHS Voice: Madness To Maddening

March Madness took on another meaning for everyone in the sports world during the week of March 9 – a week like none other in the history of organized sports with the acceleration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. The Madness was not the bouncing of basketballs in arenas around the country.



Saturday, March 28

2019 Boys Basketball Finals
Division 4 · Southfield Christian 63, Frankfort 39, 10:00 a.m.
Division 1 · Ypsilanti Lincoln 64, Detroit U-D Jesuit 62, 12:00 p.m.
Division 3 · Pewamo-Westphalia 53, Iron Mountain 52, 4:30 p.m.
Division 2 · Hudsonville Unity Christian 58, River Rouge 55, 6:30 p.m.

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