Entries for 'Greater Detroit'
Thursday, February 13, 2020
It didn’t take LaTonya Tate long to begin her basketball coaching career. But it took her 20 years to find the right fit.
Tate is in her fifth season as girls varsity basketball coach at Detroit Cass Tech, and the Technicians are experiencing success not seen sin...Continue Reading
Thursday, January 23, 2020
It’s been eight years since Grosse Pointe South played for an MHSAA Finals championship in ice hockey.
But even though we’re just past the halfway point of this season, the Blue Devils have shown they have what it takes to make a trip back to Plymouth for a...Continue Reading
Friday, November 22, 2019
Regardless of how one looks at it, Justin Newcomb is the right person for the right job at the right time.
Newcomb, 33, is one of the youngest head football coaches in the Detroit area, and he’s causing a stir. He’s in his second season at Sterling Heights ...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 10, 2019
While the best part of a cross country or track race is the sprint to the finish line, it was actually having the race be over that excited Audrey DaDamio the most.
Growing up, DaDamio loved watching older sister Rachel, who finished second at the 2014 Lower Peninsula ...Continue Reading
Thursday, September 26, 2019
While striving for his first MHSAA Finals title in one sport, Luke Baylis is looking to be a part of a repeat championship in another.
A senior at Clarkston High School, Baylis is head of the powder puff committee for his class, a job that entails collecting money, set...Continue Reading
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Jason Kemp has never needed the tradition of Troy Athens soccer explained to him, because he’s been able to experience the sights and sounds of the program his entire life.
Living less than a mile from the school, Kemp, now a senior goalkeeper for the RedHawks, h...Continue Reading
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Like a lot of seniors, Jess Mruzik of Farmington Hills Mercy will enjoy a lot of perks that come with the final year of high school.
The first such perk will be that she will get to miss almost three weeks from late August to mid-September.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading