Entries for 'Orchard Lake St. Mary's'

Many Champs Have Played Waiting Game

Many Champs Have Played Waiting Game
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
A state football championship is a dream for many. Fans wait for the day that they can beam with pride as their favorite squad or school hoists the title trophy toward the sky. For coaches and kids, it’s a road to memories never to be forgotten. Many schools st...
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Moment: Fee Sets Stage with Record Kick

Moment: Fee Sets Stage with Record Kick
Thursday, November 5, 2020
In keeping with the theme of 50-yard field goals written in this space earlier this week by MHSAA historian Ron Pesch, let’s take this week’s "Moment" to remember the longest field goal ever in an MHSAA Playoff Championship. No one has ever gone over 50 yar...
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Moment: Eaglets Clinch on Late TD Catch

Moment: Eaglets Clinch on Late TD Catch
Thursday, September 24, 2020
More than three months had passed since the last time Ky’ren Cunningham had lined up as a receiver for Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.  But with one last desperate chance to win the Division 3 championship on the line during the 2016 Final, the Eaglets&rsqu...
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Advisory Council Names Class Of '22

Advisory Council Names Class Of '22
Monday, May 11, 2020
Eight student-athletes who will be juniors at their schools during the 2020-21 academic year have been selected to serve two-year terms on the MHSAA’s Student Advisory Council. 
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Moment: 109 Minutes, 8 OT, 2 Champions

Moment: 109 Minutes, 8 OT, 2 Champions
Sunday, April 12, 2020
Not before 2008 nor since has an MHSAA Hockey Final finished in a tie. But on March 8, 2008, Marquette and Orchard Lake St. Mary's played eight overtimes and 109 minutes before a tie and co-champions were announced in the Division 2 title game.
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Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'

Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'
Friday, November 29, 2019
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will conclude another decade for the most played and watched high school sport in Michigan. We’ll roll into this year’s games remembering some decade-enders of the past from 1979, 1989, 1999...
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St Mary's Completes Championship Climb

St Mary's Completes Championship Climb
Saturday, June 15, 2019
By the time the final weekend of the baseball season came around, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s was a juggernaut.  The young but incredibly talented Eaglets showed that by defeating their final two opponents by a combined score of 18-1, including an 8-1 victory Sa...
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GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success

GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success
Friday, June 14, 2019
Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Brenden Leonard said Thursday that teammate Joe Collins had ice water in his veins. Funny, because while he said that, Leonard had ice and freezing cold water all over his body.
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Preview: Right Place, Right Time

Preview: Right Place, Right Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
While it’s an obvious statement this spring’s 16 MHSAA baseball semifinalists have peaked at the right time, it might mean a little more this weekend at Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium. Five teams – including half the final f...
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2-Sporter Makes Multiple Record Books

2-Sporter Makes Multiple Record Books
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Schoolcraft’s Lydia Goble powered through a final season this spring to finish her four-year varsity career among the most accomplished softball players in MHSAA history – and a multi-sport record book honoree. Find out more about her accomplishme...
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Finalists Cash In on Clutch Performances

Finalists Cash In on Clutch Performances
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Oli Carmody had been in pressure situations before, but nothing compared to what confronted the sophomore from Stevensville Lakeshore on Thursday. Back in November, Carmody – playing his first season as goalkeeper on the soccer team – made a diving stop of ...
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Preview: Opportunities to Celebrate

Preview: Opportunities to Celebrate
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Two reigning champions will return this weekend to the MHSAA Baseball Finals at Michigan State University. They’ll be joined at McLane Stadium in part by seven teams seeking their first title in this sport – and with Division 3 guaranteed to offer one of th...
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Hoops History Filled with District Stunners

Hoops History Filled with District Stunners
Friday, March 9, 2018
Despite healthy eating habits, lots of exercise, plenty of sleep, appropriate amounts of water, brain teasers, and blood pressure medicine – all those things that should, hopefully, extend a life – occasionally, our last breath arrives before the awarding of...
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Hockey Showdowns Highlight Dot-TV

Hockey Showdowns Highlight Dot-TV
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Two showdowns of top-five teams in Division 1 ice hockey highlight this week’s schedule of events on MHSAA.tv being produced by participants in the School Broadcast Program.
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals

Highlight Reel: Saturday Football Finals
Monday, November 28, 2016
The final day of the MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field in Detroit – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – produced a first-time gridiron champion and a game-winning play that will be talked about for a long time. Click for video highligh...
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St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD

St Mary's Scores 3-Peat on Late TD
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has been bitten before by teams that made last-second winning plays. This time St. Mary’s bit back. Ky’ren Cunningham’s 18-yard touchdown reception with four seconds left gave the Eaglets a thrilling 29-28 victory over Mu...
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Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview

Drive for Detroit: 11-Player Finals Preview
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Each day of this weekend's MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will have its own distinct theme. Friday features the only first-time football finalist this season, Ottawa Lake Whiteford in Division 8, plus three teams seeking their first championships since t...
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Watch Football Playoffs on MHSAA TV

Watch Football Playoffs on MHSAA TV
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
There will be plenty of live streaming video coverage of the first four rounds of the MHSAA Football Playoffs – powered by the Michigan Army National Guard – on the PrepZone on FoxSportsDetroit.com and MHSAA.tv.
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Behind Scenes, St Mary's Goes to Goddard

Behind Scenes, St Mary's Goes to Goddard
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
As a coach and athletic director at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s over nearly three decades, George Porritt has been asked plenty of times to recall details from his football program’s storied past. “Ask Robin Goddard,” Porritt typically says.
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Michigan's Football Past: A Must Read

Michigan's Football Past: A Must Read
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
This week, the contents of my mailbox reminded me about one of my favorite items to collect – booklets and programs celebrating the history of Michigan high school football. Contained within was the 2016 edition of the book, “Orchard Lake St. Mary’s P...
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