Entries for 'Greater Detroit'

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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Time Still Now for Reigning Champ

Time Still Now for Reigning Champ
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.
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Numbers Add Up Nicely for Eisenhower

Numbers Add Up Nicely for Eisenhower
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...
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'The Watcher' Becomes Must-See Star

'The Watcher' Becomes Must-See Star
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.
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Coaching Cousins Build on Macomb Roots

Coaching Cousins Build on Macomb Roots
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.
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Cass Tech Continuing Rise to Hoops Elite

Cass Tech Continuing Rise to Hoops Elite
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.
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Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton

Tradition, Community Drive Talented Trenton
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...
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Like Parents, Ayrault Twins 'Born to Play'

Like Parents, Ayrault Twins 'Born to Play'
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...
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Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak

Restored Novi Aims to Extend Title Streak
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...
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Playoffs Packed with Livonia Power

Playoffs Packed with Livonia Power
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...
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