CHSL boys and girls in action on several fronts in the week ahead

METRO DETROIT — Catholic League boys and girls teams will be in action on several fronts in the week ahead.

CHSL boys basketball

The boys wind up the CHSL basketball schedule with championship contests Saturday, Feb. 29, at the University of Detroit Mercy Calihan Hall.

At 5 p.m., a pair of Intersection 1 rivals, Marine City Cardinal Mooney (13-4) and Riverview Gabriel Richard (17-1), meet for the Cardinal trophy. Both moved up from the semifinals, Mooney getting past Clarkston Everest, 51-40, and Richard handily disposing of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood, 75-50.

Gabriel Richard, which is riding a 12-game win streak, won both times against Mooney during the regular season, once by nine points and the second by six.

At 7 p.m., Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep (17-1) will attempt to break the unprecedented stranglehold University of Detroit Jesuit has had for the last seven consecutive years on the Central/AA (Bishop) trophy.

Both squads are coming in off easy semifinal wins. The Cubs overwhelmed Detroit Loyola, 70-34, and  the Eaglets did likewise to Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice, 74-40.

St. Mary’s won both Central encounters with Jesuit, 60-50 and 68-60.

MHSAA girls basketball      

The Michigan High School Athletic Association tips off the girls basketball state tournament beginning with district-level competition Monday, March 2. District finals will be held March 6 with winners advancing to the regionals March 10-12.

Here’s where the CHSL teams will be going:


Monday, March 2

  • Bloomfield Hills Marian (14-5) vs. Birmingham Seaholm (8-12), 7:15 p.m., at Marian.
  • Farmington Hills Mercy (17-3) vs. Farmington (3-14), 6 p.m., at Farmington.

Thursday, March 4 

  • Warren Regina (4-15) vs. either Clinton Chippewa Valley (5-13) or Sterling Heights Stevenson (3-17), 5 p.m., at Warren Cousino.


Monday, March 2

  • Dearborn Divine Child (10-9) vs. Dearborn Heights Robichaud (5-14), 6 p.m., at Divine Child.
  • Wixom St. Catherine (13-7) vs. Detroit Henry Ford (1-10), 6 p.m., at Redford Union.
  • Macomb Lutheran North (8-11) vs. Marine City (15-4), 6 p.m., at Marine City.

Thursday, March 4 

  • Ann Arbor Fr. Gabriel Richard (12-8) vs. Romulus (13-6), 7 p.m., at Divine Child.
  • Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood (9-10) vs. Madison Heights Lamphere (10-9), 7 p.m., at Detroit Country Day.


Monday, March 2

  • Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart (4-9) vs. Royal Oak Shrine (13-5), 7 p.m., at Shrine.
  • Ann Arbor Greenhills (6-12) vs. Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (15-4), 5:30 p.m., at Whitmore Lake.

Thursday, March 4 

  • Detroit Cristo Rey (2-13) vs. Dearborn Advanced Tech (15-5), 7 p.m., at Detroit Voyageur Prep.
  • Madison Heights Bishop Foley (16-3) vs. Madison Heights Madison (1-18), 7:30 p.m., at Shrine.
  • Riverview Gabriel Richard (9-9) vs. Allen Park Cabrini (9-8), 7:30 p.m., at Ecorse.


Monday, March 2

  • Chesterfield Austin Catholic (8-8) vs. Sterling Heights Parkway Christian (12-7),  6 p.m., at Parkway Christian.

Thursday, March 4 

  • Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes (13-7) vs. Clarkston Everest (5-15), 6 p.m., at Auburn Hills Oakland Christian.
  • Marine City Cardinal Mooney (6-12) vs. Warren MI Math & Science, 7 p.m., at Parkway Christian.

MHSAA wrestling

There’s a better than even odds that Novi Detroit Catholic Central will be making more history Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, in the Division 1 finals at the Wings Event Center in  Kalamazoo.

The Shamrocks No. 1 in Michigan and No. 5 in the USA will start off with Macomb Dakota at 2:15 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinal match. The semifinals start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and the finals at 3:45 in the afternoon.

Catholic Central made history a year ago when it became the first school in Division 1/Class A to win seven state championships in a decade. 

CC will rewrite its own record book with a victory to become the school’s first four-straight team champions.

Mitch Hancock would become CC’s all-time winning coach with an eighth one, breaking a tie with legendary Mike Rodriguez.

MHSAA boys hockey

These are all regional games on Saturday, Feb. 29.   


  • Catholic Central (18-5) vs. Farmington (14-10-1), 5 p.m., at USA Arena, Plymouth.
  • St. Mary’s Prep (8-15-1) vs. Brighton (15-8-2), 7 p.m.. at Brighton.


  • Brother Rice (18-6-2) vs. White Lake Lakeland (12-14), 7:30 p.m., at Oak Park Arena.


  • Riverview Richard (17-8) vs. Gibraltar Carlson (9-16), 8 p.m., at Yack Arena, Wyandotte.
  • Warren De La Salle (4-20) vs. Grosse Pointe South (21-5), 1:50 p.m., at Hazel Park Arena.
  • University of Detroit Jesuit (14-10-1) vs, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (14-12), 4:05 p.m., at Hazel Park Arena.

MHSAA boys and girls bowling

The CHSL’s recently crowned bowling champs Mercy, Bishop Foley girls, Cabrini boys and Divine Child boys will be among 17 CHSL teams who made it to the regional level in four divisions at various sites around the state. The finals will come a week later, March 6-7.

MHSAA competitive cheer

Divine Child is the only CHSL school yet in competition. They will be in the Division 2 regional Saturday, Feb. 29, in Fenton. The state final will be Saturday, March 7.