College football: Wayne State moved up three places to No. 22 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II poll. The Warriors (6-1) have won five straight. Wayne State is second in DII in fewest tackles allowed for loss (three a game), fourth in rushing offense (300.6 yards), fifth in kickoff return average (27.56 yards), 10th in fumbles recovered (nine) and 20th in sacks (3.29 per game). Grand Valley State (7-0) held its position as No. 2 in the AFCA poll, and Ferris State (5-2) entered at No. 25.
College basketball: The Mid-American Conference announced its TV schedule for men’s and women’s games. The Western Michigan men’s team will have seven games televised, including Nov. 17 at Villanova on ESPN2, Jan. 6 at Akron on CBSSN and Feb. 15 at Bowling Green on ESPN3. Eastern Michigan’s men’s team will have five TV games, including Nov. 11 at Pittsburgh on ESPN3, Dec. 19 at Syracuse on ESPNU and Jan. 10 at Bowling Green on ESPN3. The Eastern Michigan women’s Jan. 25 home game against Bowling Green will be shown on ESPN3. The Central Michigan women’s Jan. 21 game at Buffalo will be shown on ESPN3. The Chippewa men can be seen hosting Toledo on Feb. 18 on ESPN3.
Women’s soccer: Phylisha Drayton scored in overtime to lift host Detroit Mercy past Oakland, 1-0. Alice Palmer had four shots for the Golden Grizzlies (6-9, 3-4 Horizon League). The Titans are 9-6-1 (5-1-1).
Women’s tennis: Host Wayne State beat Hillsdale, 7-2. It was the fall regular-season finale for both teams. Liv Peisachovitz won at singles for the Warriors (6-5, 6-5 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Halle Hyman won at singles for the Chargers (4-7, 4-7). The GLIAC tournament opens Oct. 28 in Midland.
Prep results from Wednesday, Oct. 19
Hartland 5, Walled Lake Northern 4: Tony Rizzo got things started early for Hartland via a great pass from Corey White. After falling behind, 3-2, a goal from Brady Walker got Hartland back on track. Additionally, in the final minutes of the contest, Brady Walker scored again to secure Hartland’s win. With the victory, Hartland improves to 17-4-3 and moves on to play Walled Lake Central in the district championship.
Lowell 3, Forest Hills Eastern 2 F/OT: Forest Hills Eastern lost an overtime thriller to Lowell in the second round of districts. Forest Hills got on the scoreboard 11 minutes into the second half on a Garryn Johnson header, and cut the deficit to one, 2-1. Forest Hills scored the equalizer seven minutes later on an Aidan Jacks goal. Lowell scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute remaining in OT.
Lutheran Westland 3, Franklin Road Christian 0
Niles 3, Stevensville Lakeshore 0