Entries for 'Team of the Month'

Garden City Tackles Turnaround Together

Garden City Tackles Turnaround Together
Friday, May 17, 2019
Few would argue that the formula for a successful high school baseball team usually includes hard throwers, slick fielders and a lineup stacked with guys who can move runs across the plate. But team chemistry is an often-overlooked part of that formula that this spring...
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WO Last-Second Win Will Live Forever

WO Last-Second Win Will Live Forever
Sunday, March 31, 2019
They’re going to be talking about the final second of this swimming & diving season for a long time at Holland West Ottawa. By sixth hundredths of that second, the Panthers edged Detroit Catholic Central to finish first in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the ...
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Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win

Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Lowell wrestling has had more to celebrate than most teams over the last six winters. But something a little extra has accompanied the buzz after the Red Arrows won their record sixth-straight MHSAA Finals team championship Feb. 23 at Wings Events Center.
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Farmington Aims to Repeat, Perfectly

Farmington Aims to Repeat, Perfectly
Monday, February 18, 2019
Seniors on the Farmington United gymnastics team haven’t lost a dual meet during their high school careers. So when longtime coach Jeff Dwyer rested some of his standouts against Grosse Pointe United two weeks ago, and his team then found itself locked in a meet ...
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Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again

Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again
Friday, January 18, 2019
Wrestling Team Districts are in three weeks. Two weeks later, Michigan’s best teams will converge for the Finals at Kalamazoo’s Wings Stadium. Teams at the elite level like Warren Woods-Tower point to those championship opportunities all season. And the Tit...
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Title Awards Adams' Sustained Success

Title Awards Adams' Sustained Success
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The Rochester Adams girls swimming & diving program had known plenty of success before this season. On Nov. 17 at nearby Oakland University, the MHSAA/Applebee's "Team of the Month" for November finished the climb by earning the first MHSAA Finals championship in t...
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All-In Effort Drives Leland's Historic Run

All-In Effort Drives Leland's Historic Run
Friday, November 9, 2018
The most memorable season in Leland boys soccer history did not have the most championship-caliber beginning. As the team’s annual three-night summer boot camp came to a close, it was obvious the Comets weren’t all physically ready for the rigors of the upc...
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Pickford Prepping for Next Chance to Shine

Pickford Prepping for Next Chance to Shine
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Pickford football team has relished the opportunity to learn the last two seasons. The Panthers’ 2016 run ended in the 8-Player Semifinals with a loss to eventual repeat champion Powers North Central. Last season, Pickford didn’t lose a game until the 8...
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Work Paves Way for Stellar Northville Start

Work Paves Way for Stellar Northville Start
Monday, September 17, 2018
Stick with it. Work hard. Have faith in yourself, and good things will happen. The Northville girls golf team has been making good on those promises – and putting it lightly, lots of good things have come their way over the first month of this fall season.
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Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ

Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home. But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...
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Woodhaven Adding to History-Making Spring

Woodhaven Adding to History-Making Spring
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Brownstown Woodhaven baseball coach Corey Farner was reading last month about Homer breaking its 2005 record for consecutive innings without giving up a run, and he had an idea.  "I started thinking to myself," Farner recalled, "'we've had quite a few shutouts in ...
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DCC Striding Through Memorable Start

DCC Striding Through Memorable Start
Thursday, May 10, 2018
The win was only one and came now a month ago, and the first of two possible rematches is Saturday. So everything about this Detroit Catholic Central boys lacrosse season hasn’t been and shouldn’t be about a 10-9 overtime victory April 10 over Birmingham Br...
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Brighton 'Connects' For Repeat Run

Brighton 'Connects' For Repeat Run
Thursday, April 12, 2018
In the moment, Brighton’s run last month to its latest Division 1 ice hockey championship felt a lot like the successful title chases in 2012, 2013 and 2017. But now that the most recent victory has had some time to marinate, there’s no question – wha...
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Marquette Ski Teams Lead Chase Again

Marquette Ski Teams Lead Chase Again
Friday, March 16, 2018
There are communities all over Michigan known for nurturing their athletes from the youngest levels through high school – football towns, basketball towns, volleyball towns, etc.  Marquette is a skiing town, with a decades-old infrastructure that would seem ...
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Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish

Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The best parts of last season never really ended for the Sterling Heights Stevenson competitive cheer team. And to look at it another way, this season’s fabulous run got its start during the closing weeks of last year’s march to a Division 1 runner-up finis...
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Cadillac Boys Rolling in Debut Season

Cadillac Boys Rolling in Debut Season
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Jeremy Moore had wanted to get a bowling program going at Cadillac High School for a while. It appears the Vikings picked the perfect time to give it a roll.
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Whiteford Completes Championship Climb

Whiteford Completes Championship Climb
Friday, December 15, 2017
Ottawa Lake Whiteford football had been building toward this. And yet, for the bulk of this season Whiteford still had to look up at a few others, relatively speaking.
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Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice

Beaverton Volleyball Makes History Twice
Friday, November 10, 2017
Beaverton’s dream volleyball season ended Thursday with a Class C Regional Final loss to Shelby. But the Beavers never will forget how they fulfilled aspirations and inspired future generations by winning multiple first-time championships this fall.
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Bluejays Learn Fast, Enjoy 'Magical' Rise

Bluejays Learn Fast, Enjoy 'Magical' Rise
Friday, October 13, 2017
It’s complicated finding just the right word to describe what Shepherd’s girls golf program has accomplished over the last three seasons. Incredible. Improbable? Coach Julie Prout calls it “magical,” and that might work best of all.
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Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable

Bluestreaks' Run Thrilling, Unforgettable
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Dawn Forter will never forget Brooklyn Woelmer’s knowing smile with Ida’s championship hopes one strike from being dashed. The senior shortstop faced reigning champion Richmond and a two-strike count, her team down 3-1 with two outs in the seventh inning of...
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