Entries for 'Ann Arbor Pioneer'
Thursday, November 22, 2018
For this Throwback Thursday, we're looking back at more 2008 championship highlights compiled by FOX Sports Detroit, this time in girls volleyball and swimming & diving.Continue Reading
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Carter Solomon doesn’t mind losing a cross country race. For the Plymouth junior, it’s all about the competition.
He got plenty in the form of Ann Arbor Pioneer senior Nick Foster, but Solomon got the victory he really wanted by leading Plymouth to its firs...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Team and individual history is waiting to be made at Saturday’s Lower Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway.
A year ago, the final state rankings predicted all four champions – and if they’re accurate again, Plymouth w...Continue Reading
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The talk of the 1998-99 high school boys basketball season in Michigan revolved around a pair of Class A stars who went on to meet in one of the most highly-anticipated MHSAA championship games in recent memory.
It’s been two decades since Lavell Blanchard led An...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 4, 2017
On top of the normal pressure of racing in the MHSAA Cross Country Finals, runners in the boys Division 1 meet Saturday had to wait through two weather delays before taking the course at Michigan International Speedway.
Every team and every runner had different ways of...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 2, 2017
If the projections are correct, two Michigan high school boys cross country teams will be celebrating MHSAA championships for the first time this weekend.
Chelsea and Hanover-Horton are the top-ranked teams in their divisions, and both are seeking to win Finals titles ...Continue Reading
Saturday, October 21, 2017
All season long, the Bloomfield Hills Black Hawks have had a target on their collective backs as the state’s top-ranked tennis team in Division 1.
They handled the pressure well during the fall’s regular season, but there was one big hurdle left to clear at...Continue Reading
Friday, October 20, 2017
It is fitting that Don Sleeman coaches high school students to excel at making long runs.
Sleeman’s run at Pioneer, however, has not been long as compared to a cross country course. It has been long in terms of a marathon.Continue Reading
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Today, you’ll find her seated behind a desk in Denver.
A CPA and the mother of three, including a former Olympic speed skater, Beth Jurgensmeyer still runs. The MHSAA’s first girls individual cross country champion, she was introduced to the spor...Continue Reading
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Few if any Michigan high school sports have seen the bar continue to rise and records continue to fall like swimming & diving since the turn of this century.
But as winning times continue to rev faster and faster, the 2002 Ann Arbor Pioneer girls team continues to ...Continue Reading
Monday, August 28, 2017
Buried in the text on the fourth page of the Saturday, October 27, 1888, Detroit Free Press is a single, concise sentence bearing a minimum amount of detail: “The Windsor foot ball team will play the Detroit High School team this afternoon at 3.”
Thursday, August 10, 2017
MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals race day in 1997 looks a little gray as the Class B participants are taking their first strides above.
But it turned out to carry plenty of significance in the four-decade history of Michigan girls cross country. Continue Reading
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The afternoon running finals of the Division 1 Girls Track & Field Finals needed just 13.4 seconds Saturday afternoon to become record breaking.
Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Britten Bowen won the 100-meter hurdles in 13.40 seconds, setting the meet and all-Finals recor...Continue Reading
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ann Arbor Pioneer coach Tom Pullen has watched his participation numbers decline for girls tennis, but he knew he had a great player coming this year in freshman Kari Miller.
The 15-year-old comes from great bloodlines, and as the top seed proved she was up to the chal...Continue Reading
Friday, June 2, 2017
If there is one theme that can be drawn across all seven MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals to be run Saturday, it’s probably this:
There are plenty of standouts who have climbed the medal stand before – and could knock down a number of records on their w...Continue Reading
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Ben Freeman stamped his name in Michigan high school wrestling history Saturday with an impressive and technical display of skills that fans across the state have become accustomed to from the talented Walled Lake Central senior.
Freeman became just the 22nd wrestler i...Continue Reading
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The MHSAA has selected 13 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA-Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program.
Click to find out more about all 13 scholarship recipients, who will be honored at halftime ceremonies ...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 5, 2016
When everyone packed up and left Michigan International Speedway last year, cross country gurus inclined to predict the 2016 MHSAA Division 1 girls cross country race had no shortage of candidates for the individual championship.
Of the top 17 finishers, 13 were non-s...Continue Reading
Monday, October 17, 2016
Ann Arbor Pioneer junior Anne Forsyth has been one of the state’s fastest distance runners since starting her high school cross country career three seasons ago.
But she’s made a jump to MHSAA championship contender this fall, showing it again by running a ...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The second-longest MHSAA Finals championship streak is on the line this weekend as rivals could face off to determine the champions in all four divisions played across the Lower Peninsula.
Ann Arbor Greenhills has won eight straight titles in Division 4, but is ranked ...Continue Reading