Entries for 'Greater Detroit'
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Twelve months ago Detroit Edison was considered an up-and-coming program.
With all underclassmen in the starting lineup, any success the Pioneers would achieve during the 2017 MHSAA Tournament would be considered a bonus and a building block for this season.Continue Reading
Thursday, February 15, 2018
The game within the game continues to play out in boys ice hockey as coaches and communities strive to maintain competitive programs in an increasingly competitive world of high school athletics.
Utica Eisenhower is ranked No. 6 in Division 1 this season and seeking it...Continue Reading
Thursday, February 1, 2018
David DeJulius is not your typical teenager.
DeJulius doesn’t eat junk food, he doesn’t drink carbonated soda and he attends yoga classes regularly.Continue Reading
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Success must begin somewhere.
And for the Macomb Dakota wrestling program, its beginnings can be traced to a church in Mount Clemens nearly 25 years ago.Continue Reading
Thursday, January 4, 2018
When you think of Detroit Cass Tech, one would probably think of its football program.
Why not? The program coach Thomas Wilcher has built there has been arguably the best in the state the past dozen years.Continue Reading
Thursday, December 14, 2017
There’s something special about the sport of ice hockey in Trenton. There are those who would contend, at the high school level, that Trenton is Hockeytown.
Trenton has won 14 MHSAA titles, second only to Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood’s 17. But the i...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Kim Ayrault and her husband Andy were careful not to overly encourage their children to play sports, specifically basketball, the sport they played so well for so long.
But if their children did decide to play, they would teach them to play the right way and be there e...Continue Reading
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Eleven months ago, after Novi had won its second consecutive MHSAA Class A title, those in the volleyball community fully expected the Wildcats to easily make it a three-peat in 2017.
And why not? Novi won its second straight championship in a four-set victory over Roc...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Football fans in Livonia have been blessed recently with the success of Livonia Public Schools’ football programs, and this season is no exception.
Churchill, Franklin and Stevenson all qualified for the MHSAA playoffs, and glancing at the pairings all have...Continue Reading
Thursday, October 12, 2017
John Herrington soon will stand alone as the winningest football coach in Michigan high school history.
Herrington, 76, is in his 48th season as head coach at Farmington Hills Harrison. He spent eight seasons as an assistant at North Farmington. He is the only hea...Continue Reading
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thirty-three years ago, Lynn Sanders graduated from Detroit Central. And before he left, he made a promise.
Last year, Sanders showed he is a man of his word.Continue Reading
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Often, a child of a successful athlete has difficulty living up to that standard.
To this point, that’s not the case with Aidan Hutchinson.Continue Reading
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Cross Country at Milford is not so much a sport as it is a way of life.
That might sound a tad overstated. But you would have a difficult time convincing Nicole Gringling.Continue Reading
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Detroit Catholic League football coaching carousel took a few more turns during the offseason, with a pair of programs once led by two of the winningest coaches in state history welcoming new leaders for this fall.
Two former understudies to those longtime mentors ...Continue Reading
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Annis Joseph coached for 53 years, and most of his time as a coach was spent on a baseball diamond in Ferndale.
He and his wife, Josephine, raised seven children, four boys and three girls, and all of the boys played a variety of sports throughout high school. Al...Continue Reading