Entries for 'Greater Detroit'

Richard Seeking Familiar Playoff Groove

Richard Seeking Familiar Playoff Groove
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Success came sooner than expected last season when Riverview Gabriel Richard won the school’s first MHSAA baseball title. Mike Magier, who was in his fifth season as coach at Richard last spring, did not have a senior on a team that defeated Detroit Catholic Leag...
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Technicians Pioneering PSL Lacrosse

Technicians Pioneering PSL Lacrosse
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Liam McIlroy never thought of himself as a trailblazer in the sport of lacrosse. Though he played lacrosse in high school at Grosse Pointe South, earning all-state honors as a junior, McIlroy also played football for the Blue Devils and, later, in college at Denison Uni...
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2018 Champ Novi No Longer Overlooked

2018 Champ Novi No Longer Overlooked
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Perhaps it wasn’t such a surprise that Novi won the MHSAA Division 1 girls soccer championship last season. What is apparent is that many overlooked the Wildcats. But rest assured, no one will this season as they are 8-0 and ranked No. 1 entering the month of May...
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Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power

Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brooke Nadolny set the state record for career home runs earlier this month, but she remains amazed by her power surge over the past two-plus seasons.  She said she doesn’t try to hit home runs. Her objective is to hit the ball hard – and if it goes ov...
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Brown's Road Leads to Multi-Sport Stardom

Brown's Road Leads to Multi-Sport Stardom
Thursday, April 4, 2019
It’s been nearly 10 years since Madison Heights Madison had a three-sport athlete that competed at the level Austin Brown has the past two seasons. Soon Austin will get his chance to prove himself at the collegiate level in two sports as well.
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Southfield A&T Aiming for Highest Goal

Southfield A&T Aiming for Highest Goal
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This is season three since the merger combining Southfield’s two former public high schools, Southfield High and Southfield-Lathrup. The shining star through all of the hubbub, at least athletically, is the girls basketball program. And this season the Warriors c...
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New Reality has Roseville Dreaming Big

New Reality has Roseville Dreaming Big
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Something happened last February that produced a dramatic effect on the Roseville boys basketball team. It’s difficult for Roseville coach Hassan Nizam to put into words – but he’s certain that his team’s trip to Ann Arbor to play Pioneer and, m...
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Western Wins Big as Emert Shows Way

Western Wins Big as Emert Shows Way
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The past two holiday seasons, there has been more trash-talking than usual among Steve Emert and his family. Two years ago, Emert was offered and accepted the girls basketball head coaching job at Walled Lake Western. But there was one intriguing family twist to that d...
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Lakes 'Family' Ready to Run Again

Lakes 'Family' Ready to Run Again
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes has taken a big step forward and become a perennial state power in girls basketball since Steve Robak became the coach before the 2007-08 season. Any coach who has experienced similar success will tell you it takes a certain amount of ta...
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Chippewa Valley Leads Macomb Charge

Chippewa Valley Leads Macomb Charge
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Since winning the Division 2 title in 2001, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley has played in the shadow of traditional Macomb County powers Dakota, Romeo, Sterling Heights Stevenson and Utica Eisenhower.  Before this season, Chippewa Valley’s record against th...
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Wise Choice Nets Championship Return

Wise Choice Nets Championship Return
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
There are a lot of emotions winning an MHSAA Finals tennis championship as an underclassmen can produce, but wanting to give up the sport entirely usually is not one of them. But that’s something that was on the mind of Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood tennis...
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Oakland Standing Tall Among State's Elite

Oakland Standing Tall Among State's Elite
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep capped the first fall volleyball season in MHSAA history in 2007 with a Class B championship – the first won in any class by an Oakland County high school.  Before that season, teams from the county had reached title matches just six ...
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'Underdog' Western Building on 2017 Run

'Underdog' Western Building on 2017 Run
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Few equate competitive soccer with teams from Detroit, especially those in the Detroit Public School League. And that’s just fine with Detroit Western coach Forest Farmer and his players. Being an underdog can work to one’s advantage.
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Family Coaching Tree Grows to 3 Generations

Family Coaching Tree Grows to 3 Generations
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Like father like son, like grandson. The Grignon football family continued its progression in the coaching ranks this season when Alex Grignon got his shot at being a head coach at Walled Lake Western.  He represents the third generation from a family of past...
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New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools

New Football Coaches Rise for PCCP Schools
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Athletically, the Plymouth-Canton Community School system is like no other. Canton, Plymouth and Salem are the three high schools and all equally share student-athletes, who are randomly assigned to one of the three high schools in seventh grade. This football season t...
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New Coach, New Home, New Success for Irish

New Coach, New Home, New Success for Irish
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ryan Knutson is shocked by how well he and his teammates at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep played at the start of this season. And the hope is that it will carry over to next month’s MHSAA Tournament.
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Sprint Star Leads Southfield Christian Surge

Sprint Star Leads Southfield Christian Surge
Thursday, May 3, 2018
The village of Grass Lake, located in Jackson County, and the country of Nigeria are worlds apart in many ways. But at Southfield Christian, chance circumstances have brought the two together – and the results have had a positive effect in the classroom and in th...
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Pilots' Phenom Always Drawn to Diamond

Pilots' Phenom Always Drawn to Diamond
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Baseball, at its core, is a simple game. Throw a baseball, try to hit it and then catch it. And that was more than enough to hook Bryce Bush.
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Catcher's Grit Shines in Health Scares

Catcher's Grit Shines in Health Scares
Monday, April 9, 2018
Evelyn Swantek couldn’t have imagined what her day would be like when she awoke on Aug. 8 of last year. “It came out of nowhere,” she said. “I woke up and couldn’t talk. Part of my face went numb and I couldn’t see out of my right ey...
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Esler Pilots DeLaSalle Back to Final Week

Esler Pilots DeLaSalle Back to Final Week
Monday, March 19, 2018
There isn’t much that Greg Esler hasn’t seen or experienced as a coach and as a father. Through it all he’s learned to take nothing for granted, in life and as a coach.
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