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Bloomfield Hills Marian wins first district title in 10 seasons

June 1, 2013

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The Bloomfield Hills Marian softball team won its first district championship in 10 years, beating Birmingham Seaholm 7-4 June 1 for the title.

BEVERLY HILLS — For the first time in 10 years, the Bloomfield Hills Marian softball team is district champions.

The Mustangs beat Birmingham Seaholm 7-4 June 1 at Birmingham Groves for the Division 1 title.

“It’s very special. They didn’t show any nerves at all. We just played the game,” Marian coach Mike Milczarski said.

Marian trailed 4-3 in the top of the sixth until freshman Lauren Ogurek connected for a two-run home run.

“I was nervous, but I knew I had my whole team behind me, and Kelli (Conway) was pitching great, and I knew we had a lot of big bats on this team, so I knew we could pull through,” Ogurek said.

Conway earned the win for Marian.

Seaholm put runners on second and third in the bottom half of the sixth, but Conway was able to get out of the jam.

“The pressure was on, but I think we executed well and held them, so that was good,” Conway said.

Seaholm coach Bill Schuerman said his team executed well, too.

“All in all, it was a pretty good game from both teams,” he said. “We hit a lot of balls hard, they were just caught by them.”

Up next, Marian takes on the winner of the Walled Lake Northern district at 10 a.m. June 8 at Novi High.


November 16, 2015

Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day

Thanks to two early scores, some lock-down defense, and a touchdown with just 5:25 remaining in regulation, the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day football team picked up a 20-13 victory against Milan High in a Division 4 regional final on Nov. 14 and earned this week’s Team of the Week honor. Country Day, which had outscored its opponents 78-7 in the district round, advanced to the state semifinals for the second year in a row. The Yellowjackets (11-1) face Flint Powers Catholic (10-2) at 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at West Bloomfield High.

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