Girls golfers tee off 7-week CHSL tourney journey to crown 16 champions

DETROIT — The Catholic League will crown 16 champions over the next seven weeks as the fall sports season winds down.

GIRLS GOLF: Monday, Sept. 30. Tee time will be 9 a.m. at the Detroit Golf Club, the same fairways of the recent inaugural PGA in Detroit, the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Farmington Hills Mercy, the winner six of the last seven years, is the defending Central Division champion. Ann Arbor Greenhills won the AA Division title last year.

Here’s the rest of the schedule. Note that finalists are yet to be determined in some of the sports:

BOYS SOCCER: Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Madison Heights Bishop Foley.

At 5 p.m., Intersectional 1 champ Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (8-0 league, 10-0 overall) goes up against Intersectional 2 champ, Royal Oak Shrine (8-0, 14-5), for the Cardinal Trophy.

At 7 p.m. the Bishop Trophy will be awarded to either Central champ University of Detroit Jesuit (3-0-3, 7-4-7) or AA champ, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood (6-0-2, 8-0-4).

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY: Saturday, Oct. 5, at Cranbrook Kingswood: At 12 noon, Cardinal Trophy (winners of 10/2 AA semifinals); at 2 p.m., Bishop Trophy (winners of 10/2 Central semifinals). Defending champs appear poised to repeat. Bloomfield Hills Marian, who has won four of the last five Central titles, is 8-2-1. Wixom St. Catherine of Siena sets the pace in Double A with a 9-1 slate.

BOYS TENNIS: Saturday, Oct. 5, is played at various locations. Defending champ Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice will be facing stiff competition from University Liggett and Greenhills.  

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. at Kensington Park. Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Greenhills are the defending champs. Dearborn Divine Child twin seniors, Anthony and Michael Hancock, will be seeking to repeat their 1-2 finishes from a year ago.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. at Kensington Park. Divine Child and Allen Park Cabrini will be out to defend their titles. Shrine senior Ellie Kendell is the defending individual winner.

PREP BOWL XLVII: Saturday, Oct. 19 at Ford Field. The CYO will stage its championship games — 9:15 a.m., the C-D Division; 11 a.m., the A-B Division. The CHSL will feature three regular season-ending contests: 1:30 p.m., Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep vs. Dearborn Divine Child; 3:30 p.m., Riverview Gabriel Richard vs. Allen Park Cabrini; 6 p.m., Warren De La Salle vs. Detroit U-D Jesuit.

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES: Saturday, Oct. 26, will be held at Eastern Michigan University instead of at Ford Field because of a conflict with a concert scheduled at the Lions venue. De La Salle Divine Child and Clarkston Everest are defending champs.

GIRLS SWIM FINALS: Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Livonia Recreation Center. The girls diving finals will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, also at the Livonia Recreation Center. Mercy has won the last 28 meets, and 53 of 54 in all, and is expected to continue its domination.