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Maples aim to be best in state

Maples aim to be best in stateBIRMINGHAM — There’s a fine line to walk, both with action and word.There’s a way to be confident, cocky and modest, all in the same breath.There’s also a reality to accept — that Jeff ...Read More




Fraser outlasts competition at MAC Blue Division meet

Fraser outlasts competition at MAC Blue Division meetFraser successfully followed an undefeated league season by winning the MAC Blue Division tournament on Sept. 30 with 42 points.Three flight victories paced the Ramblers.At No. 1 singles, Fraser sophomore Adam Culver came ...Read More




Postseason play underway

Postseason play underwayFRASER — Believe it or not, the high school fall sports season is already coming to a close for some sports.In golf and tennis, local athletes participate in Michigan High School Athletic Association regional ...Read More




Fraser tennis outlasts competition at divisional tournament

Fraser tennis outlasts competition at divisional tournamentFRASER — After an undefeated league season, Fraser successfully followed it up by winning the MAC Blue Division tournament on Sept. 30 with 42 points.Three flight victories paced the Ramblers.At No. 1 singles, ...Read More




Fraser golf undefeated in league play

Fraser golf undefeated in league playFRASER — Three years ago, Fraser golf coach Gary Haxer knew where his next wave of talent would be coming from.Patty Tabaczynski and Emily Elbode earned varsity roster spots as freshmen that season, and their ...Read More




Liggett field hockey team near top of division standings

Liggett field hockey team near top of division standingsGROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett field hockey coach Jayant Trewn cited having “fun” as a team goal this season.Winning may be the best way to do that, and the Knights have been ...Read More




Local cross country teams headed to state finals

Local cross country teams headed to state finalsGROSSE POINTES — Last week’s cross country regionals were a success for teams from Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett.The boys and girls teams from North and ...Read More




L’Anse Creuse grad has earned NCAA ‘Runner of the Week’ accolade

L’Anse Creuse grad has earned NCAA ‘Runner of the Week’ accoladeMaking it as far as the NCAA level as a student-athlete is one thing, but doing something with that opportunity is quite another.Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse graduate Irvin Wyche has done both.Since earning the ...Read More




Second-place finish at states places Lake Orion back among state powers

Second-place finish at states places Lake Orion back among state powersLAKE ORION — It’s been a gradual rise back to the top for Lake Orion’s golf program.There remains one step left to make, but the 2014 team will be remembered as having re-established the Dragons as a state ...Read More




Lake Orion takes regional title

Lake Orion takes regional titleLAPEER — A season of firsts for Lake Orion’s girls golf team continued at regionals on Oct. 8.Playing in the Lapeer regional tournament at Lapeer Country Club, the Dragons won their first-ever Michigan High ...Read More




Local golfers earn invites to state final after day one of regional

Local golfers earn invites to state final after day one of regionalThe girls golf postseason began Oct. 8 at various courses across the state. Here's a look at which teams and individuals earned spots in the state final Oct. 17-18Each team sends out five golfers with the top four ...Read More




Lake Orion girls golf win county title

Lake Orion girls golf win county titlePONTIAC — It wasn’t that long ago that Lake Orion High girls golf coach Monty Gallaher was watching his team battle just to be invited to the Division 1 Oakland County Tournament. Yet on Sept. 17 at the ...Read More




Lathrup boys tennis battling until the end

LATHRUP VILLAGE — Admittedly, a lack of numbers worries Southfield-Lathrup tennis coach Daniel Minadeo — for this season and the future of the program.The Chargers have six players on the roster, and they are ...Read More




Lutheran North prevails at Macomb County golf championship

Lutheran North prevails at Macomb County golf championshipMACOMB TOWNSHIP — Utica senior Samantha Merandi does believe in jinxes on the golf course.At the Macomb County girls golf tournament on Sept. 25 at Burning Tree Country Club, Merandi told herself to stay focused long ...Read More




Dakota boys, Stevenson girls take home Macomb County cross country titles

Dakota boys, Stevenson girls take home Macomb County cross country titlesSHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Dakota boys cross country team did itself one better after finishing second at the 2013 Macomb County championships, taking the 2014 county title Oct. 11 at Stoney Creek Metro Park.The ...Read More




Macomb County swimmers vie for county titles

Macomb County swimmers vie for county titlesMACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Utica Eisenhower girls swim team left no doubt as to who is the best girls swim team in Macomb County.In winning the 2014 Macomb County swim championship, held Oct. 4 at Macomb L’Anse ...Read More




Lutheran North prevails at Macomb County golf championship

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Utica senior Samantha Merandi does believe in jinxes on the golf course.At the Macomb County girls golf tournament on Sept. 25 at Burning Tree Country Club, Merandi told herself to stay focused long ...Read More




Lutheran North girls golf team finishes top 3 in Division 4

Lutheran North girls golf team finishes top 3 in Division 4MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Lutheran North girls golf team ended its season with a third-place finish at the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 state finals.Mustangs coach Lori Gill, who also ...Read More




Dakota boys cross country wins Macomb County championship, Stevenson girls repeat

Dakota boys cross country wins Macomb County championship, Stevenson girls repeatSHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Dakota boys cross country team took the 2014 county title in a race Oct. 11 at Stoney Creek Metro Park.The boys team finished with 81 points. Romeo High, the 2013 county championship, ...Read More




Local squads battle for titles in girls golf and boys tennis

Local squads battle for titles in girls golf and boys tennisMETRO DETROIT — Champions were crowned in girls golf and boys tennis Oct. 18 at locations across the state.Here’s a look at the final tallies, and the local teams and athletes that found themselves near the top ...Read More




Boys tennis, girls golf squads heading to finals

The boys tennis and girls golf seasons are coming down the home stretch with state finals scheduled for Oct. 17-18 at various sites across the state.First, we’ll take a look at which tennis squads earned a spot in the ...Read More




County champions crowned in girls swimming

County champions crowned in girls swimmingThe best of the best in Oakland County swimming converged Oct. 5 in the pool at Waterford Mott for the county swim and dive championship.Farmington Hills Mercy turned in a dominating performance, finishing with 438 points; ...Read More




Local golf squads battle for county titles

Local golf squads battle for county titles PONTIAC — It wasn’t that long ago that Lake Orion High girls golf coach Monty Gallaher was watching his team battle just to be invited to the Division 1 Oakland County Tournament.Yet on Sept. 17 at the Pontiac ...Read More




Adams’ Hannah Kelley earns first Cobras softball scholarship

Adams’ Hannah Kelley earns first Cobras softball scholarshipROCHESTER — This has been her summer group since sixth grade, and looking back, Hannah Kelley admits that’s kind of hard to believe.The Oakland Cobras softball program gave her, and plenty other girls, an extra ...Read More




Adams, Rochester qualify for state finals

Adams, Rochester qualify for state finals CLARKSTON — It didn’t happen the way Rochester Adams tennis coach Al Must envisioned, but nonetheless, his team is moving on to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 state finals.Adams ...Read More




Former Cousino basketball player, Popkey, has earned role with NCAA Division I program

 Former Cousino basketball player, Popkey, has earned role with NCAA Division I programWhile it may not always feel like it at the time it is happening, sometimes setbacks can lead to opportunity.When Elena Popkey was a basketball player at Warren Cousino, she sustained an injury that caused her to miss some ...Read More




Oakland University basketball scheduled to face multiple teams from Power 5 conferences

Oakland University basketball scheduled to face multiple teams from Power 5 conferencesIn recent years, Oakland University’s men’s basketball team has had, arguably, one of the most difficult nonconference schedules in the country, and things won’t get a whole lot easier next season, as the ...Read More




Roseville cross country team readies for divisional, regional meets

Roseville cross country team readies for divisional, regional meetsROSEVILLE — The Roseville High boys and girls cross country teams have a busy couple of weeks ahead of them.The Panthers will compete in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at Lake St. ...Read More




Eisenhower tennis advances to state finals

Eisenhower tennis advances to state finalsSHELBY TOWNSHIP — For the fourth consecutive season, Utica Eisenhower’s tennis team will be playing in the state finals.Paced by three flight victories in doubles play, Utica Eisenhower collected 23 points at a ...Read More




Eisenhower swimmers break five county records to claim meet title

Eisenhower swimmers break five county records to claim meet titleUTICA — A victory by more than seven seconds in the first event of the Macomb County girls swimming championships set the tone for the kind of day Utica Eisenhower was about to have.Eisenhower swimmers broke five ...Read More




Eisenhower swims past Utica

Eisenhower swims past Utica SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Two youthful district rivals met in the pool on Sept. 18, and Utica Eisenhower bested Utica 105-76 to remain undefeated.There wasn’t a single senior who won an individual event throughout the ...Read More




Utica tennis gets by Stevenson in critical MAC White dual

Utica tennis gets by Stevenson in critical MAC White dualLed by a sweep in singles matches, Utica High took control of the MAC White by defeating previously unbeaten Sterling Heights Stevenson 6-2 in a divisional match on Wednesday evening.Utica freshman Donovan Nguyen won at No. ...Read More




Lakeview boys tennis coach touts teams work ethic

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After winning the MAC Gold regular season and divisional meet titles in 2013, the St. Clair Shores Lakeview boys tennis team moved to the Blue Division and had to make some adjustments.And ...Read More




Troy and Athens teams looking forward to cross country ‘playoff’

Troy and Athens teams looking forward to cross country ‘playoff’ TROY — It’s unofficially the official playoff season in the sport of cross country.Or at least, it will be very shortly.With regularly scheduled meets, invites and jamborees winding down, the 2014 regional ...Read More




Winning in the white

Winning in the whiteUTICA — Utica tennis coach Rick Farr knew what kind of talent he was about to have for this fall, and he wanted to challenge that talent.With several leaders returning from a MAC Blue championship team a year ago, ...Read More




Regina golf takes fifth place at D-3 state finals

Regina golf takes fifth place at D-3 state finalsWARREN — The Warren Regina golf team continues to show it is a program to be reckoned with.After finishing ninth at the 2013 state finals, the Saddlelites took fifth place at this year’s state tournament, which ...Read More




Former Warren Woods Tower baseball player, Frost, given opportunity to pursue a ‘dream’

 Former Warren Woods Tower baseball player, Frost, given opportunity to pursue a ‘dream’Although playing college baseball is something Warren Woods Tower graduate Kevin Frost said he has wanted to do for years, there were times as late as his senior year in high school when he admitted he didn’t think it ...Read More





Football Previews

October 30, 2014

Playoff Pointes: Liggett and North football each have scheduled playoff matchups this week

Playoff Pointes: Liggett and North football each have scheduled pl...Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett is scheduled to play Royal Oak Shrine Catholic in an opening-round playoff game at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Liggett.Grosse Pointe North is scheduled to play an opening-round game against ...Read More

October 30, 2014

By the numbers: MAC Red district preview

By the numbers: MAC Red district previewThere will no shortage of familiarity between the teams playing in a Division 1 district tournament starting this weekend.All four teams playing in the Region 4, District 1 tournament are from the MAC Red, and all have long ...Read More

October 30, 2014

FIve for Friday: Macomb County Playoff Football Matchups (Oct. 31-Nov. 1)

FIve for Friday: Macomb County Playoff Football Matchups (Oct. 31-...Pre-district matchups on tap ...Read More

October 30, 2014

Three and out: Playoffs on horizon for OAA

Three and out: Playoffs on horizon for OAA Livonia Stevenson (6-3) at West Bloomfield High (7-1) — 7 p.m. Oct. 31, Division 1West Bloomfield is in the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and has already notched its most amount of wins since 1989.It just ...Read More

October 29, 2014

Catholic League Clashes: A playoff preview for teams in the Catholic League

Catholic League Clashes: A playoff preview for teams in the Cathol...As the weekend approaches, so to does the 2014 state football playoffs.As usual, the Catholic League is well represented by teams in our coverage area.Here’s a quick look at the first round, set to kick Oct. 31 and ...Read More


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