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Local lacrosse players recognized for on-field success

Macomb County

Local lacrosse players recognized for on-field success

July 22, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Another spring season has concluded for high school boys lacrosse. While no team from the Macomb Area Conference advanced past regionals, Grosse Pointe South made it to a Division 1 regional final, ...Read More

Catholic League honors

Metro Detroit

Catholic League honors

July 20, 2015

With the baseball spring season safely in the books, it’s time to hand out postseason honors for players in the Catholic League.Here’s a look at those players and the final standings in each division, as ...Read More

Roseville track standout will run for UDM

Roseville

Roseville track standout will run for UDM

July 10, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Recent Roseville High graduate Kye Dozier doesn’t have time for games. “I don’t really do fun stuff. I don’t go to parties. I don’t do stuff like that,” Dozier ...Read More

Robinson’s first year at the helm ends with Coach of the Year honor

Madison Heights

Robinson’s first year at the helm ends with Coach of the Year honor

July 10, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — He took over a program going through somewhat of a rebuild.That’s how Justin Robinson saw it.Over the past four years, Robinson was an assistant coach with the Bishop Foley baseball team that ...Read More

Boys of spring honored by baseball coaches with OAA awards

Oakland County

Boys of spring honored by baseball coaches with OAA awards

July 2, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Competitive baseball all the way to the very end. In some years, that’s a goal when it comes to division races and final standings. In 2015, it was a way of life in the Oakland Activities ...Read More

Best players from 2015 OAA soccer season honored by coaches

Oakland County

Best players from 2015 OAA soccer season honored by coaches

June 29, 2015

OAKLAND COUNTY — Troy Athens led the charge as the top soccer team in the Oakland Activities Association and then as a participant in the Division 1 state semifinals. But as usual, from top to bottom, the OAA had ...Read More

Eisenhower senior earns league MVP honor

Shelby Township

Eisenhower senior earns league MVP honor

June 29, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Over the past two seasons, midfielder Isabella Palazzolo was Utica Eisenhower’s go-to player for just about anything on the offensive end.She was also a two-year captain for the Eagles.For ...Read More

L’Anse Creuse softball coaches looks back at run to regionals

Harrison Township

L’Anse Creuse softball coaches looks back at run to regionals

June 25, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Longtime Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse softball coach Lisa Downey said her team had an amazing season in 2015.The Lancers played well in several regular-season tournaments, had another ...Read More

MAC names All-Conference baseball players

Macomb County

MAC names All-Conference baseball players

June 25, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — The depth of the Macomb Area Conference was on display in this spring’s MHSAA baseball state tournament.Nine teams from the MAC won district titles, with two advancing past regional play. Grosse ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s dethrones Mount Pleasant in D-2 state title game

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s dethrones Mount Pleasant in D-2 state title game

June 23, 2015

EAST LANSING — He described it as a “picture perfect” ending. With two outs and the tying run at the plate in the Division 2 state championship game, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s senior pitcher Greg ...Read More

MAC recognizes standout soccer players

Macomb County

MAC recognizes standout soccer players

June 23, 2015

MACOMB COUNTY — Another spring season has come and gone in the Macomb Area Conference for all schools and teams, including girls soccer. No MAC team advanced as far as the state quarterfinals, with Utica Eisenhower ...Read More

Softball coaches pick best players from 2015 season in OAA

Oakland County

Softball coaches pick best players from 2015 season in OAA

June 19, 2015

An overcast morning and afternoon June 13 in East Lansing signaled the official end of the 2015 softball season.But coaches in the Oakland Activities Association still had some work to do, namely selecting the players who ...Read More

Local players shine in 2015 baseball All-Star game

Detroit

Local players shine in 2015 baseball All-Star game

June 17, 2015

DETROIT — It didn’t look or feel like a baseball game in June, with rain coming down early on, cloudy skies and a game-time temperature of 67 degrees, but the stars came out and shined in the 2015 Michigan High ...Read More

Avondale softball coach looks back on district-title season

Auburn Hills

Avondale softball coach looks back on district-title season

June 16, 2015

It was a couple weeks prior to the Division 1 softball postseason when Auburn Hills Avondale coach Lisa Allain started seeing a difference in her team.“It was more that the team started bonding very well ...Read More

Blue Devils fall in state semifinal

Grosse Pointe Farms

Blue Devils fall in state semifinal

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South baseball coach Dan Griesbaum isn’t going to let one game spoil an otherwise great season. His Blue Devils made it to the state semifinals for the second year in a row, ...Read More

North wraps up great season

Grosse Pointe Woods

North wraps up great season

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — After defeating New Baltimore Anchor Bay to win a regional championship June 6, Grosse Pointe North’s baseball team went on to lose to Grosse Pointe South 6-3 in a Division 1 quarterfinal ...Read More

Close to another championship season

Grosse Pointe Woods

Close to another championship season

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett softball advanced all the way to the Division 4 quarterfinal, where the Knights lost to Unionville-Sebewaing 1-0 June 9 at Flint Kearsley. According to ...Read More

All the way to state semis

Grosse Pointe Woods

All the way to state semis

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The girls soccer team from Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett made it as far as a Division 4 state semifinal game, where the Knights were defeated by Lansing Christian 2-1 June 10 at Troy ...Read More

Athens goes from four games over .500 to two wins shy of a state final

Troy

Athens goes from four games over .500 to two wins shy of a state final

June 16, 2015

TROY — When the regular season came to a close, this was a baseball team with a record slightly above the .500 mark.When the playoff run ended last week, this was a Troy Athens team that ventured into territory the ...Read More

Trip to state semifinal highlights terrific season for Athens soccer

Troy

Trip to state semifinal highlights terrific season for Athens soccer

June 16, 2015

It’s a message he can routinely be heard preaching.It’s a way of operating that pushes Todd Heugh as a coach, and in turn, he hopes does the same for the kids he works with.Leave a mark on the ...Read More

Beverly Hills

A ‘proud’ coach wraps career in state final

June 16, 2015

EAST LANSING — His final high school game came in the Division 3 state final.It was a pretty good way to wrap up a memorable coaching career.Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day girls soccer coach Bob Bukari ended his ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary's beats Mount Pleasant for D-2 state title

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary's beats Mount Pleasant for D-2 state title

June 13, 2015

Greg Loukinen was supposed to take his ACT test on June 13.He had to change those plans, and instead, he pitched Orchard Lake St. Mary's to the Division 2 state championship as the Eaglets beat Mount Pleasant 4-1 at ...Read More

Regina softball downs Caledonia to win program's sixth state championship

Warren

Regina softball downs Caledonia to win program's sixth state championship

June 13, 2015

Regina ends season atop Division 1 ...Read More

Roseville softball coach reflects on team’s season

Roseville

Roseville softball coach reflects on team’s season

June 12, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Down 12-2 in a 2015 Division 1 district semifinal against Grosse Pointe North, the Roseville softball team could have crumbled and called it a season. Instead, the Panthers battled back, scoring nine ...Read More

Ford girls soccer coach proud of her team after run to regionals

Sterling Heights

Ford girls soccer coach proud of her team after run to regionals

June 12, 2015

TROY — The Utica Ford girls soccer team has wrapped up its second straight year of postseason success.The Falcons won a second straight Division 1 district title with a 2-1 win over Utica High on May 30. Ford’s ...Read More

Clintondale softball concludes banner year

Clinton Township

Clintondale softball concludes banner year

June 12, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This season was one for the ages for the Clinton Township Clintondale softball team.The Dragons won 21 games — the most for the program in a single season. Clintondale beat Madison Heights ...Read More

Hudsonville Unity Christian outlasts Country Day to win D-3 state title

Beverly Hills

Hudsonville Unity Christian outlasts Country Day to win D-3 state title

June 12, 2015

It didn't seem real.That was Maddy VanDyke's thought after scoring what ended up being the game-winning goal for Hudsonville Unity Christian in the second overtime of the Division 3 state title game against Detroit ...Read More

Orchard Lake St. Mary's downs Vicksburg in state semifinal

Orchard Lake

Orchard Lake St. Mary's downs Vicksburg in state semifinal

June 11, 2015

All Drake Titus needed was his first strikeout to know he was in command.Titus, a junior pitcher for Orchard Lake St. Mary's, pitched six innings of four-hit baseball to lead his team to a 9-1 win against Vicksburg in a ...Read More

Regina softball advances to D-1 state title game

Warren

Regina softball advances to D-1 state title game

June 11, 2015

Saddlelites to play for program's sixth state title ...Read More

Caledonia softball downs Mercy in state semis

Farmington Hills

Caledonia softball downs Mercy in state semis

June 11, 2015

EAST LANSING — The Caledonia High School softball team will make its first-ever appearance in a state title game after downing Farmington Hills Mercy 5-2 in a state semifinal June 11 at Michigan State ...Read More

St. Mary’s track championship is first in program history

Orchard Lake

St. Mary’s track championship is first in program history

June 11, 2015

ORCHARD LAKE — Understandably on edge, Sean Clouse had an idea of how well his team had done. But the numbers were all that mattered now. “I had people talking to me afterwards, but I didn’t have the ...Read More

Portage Northern tops Grosse Pointe South in state semifinal

Grosse Pointes

Portage Northern tops Grosse Pointe South in state semifinal

June 11, 2015

Portage Northern took advantage of five miscues from Grosse Pointe South in the first two innings to build a 6-0 lead and then coasted to an 8-0 victory in a Division 1 state baseball semifinal in East Lansing June. ...Read More

Athens shut out in D-1 soccer semifinal, closes 'a great year' for the program

Troy

Athens shut out in D-1 soccer semifinal, closes 'a great year' for the program

June 11, 2015

A few inches lower, and who knows how the rest of the afternoon would have played out.Come playoff time, especially when one shot here or there can make or break a season, a few inches here or there is often the ...Read More

Whinham says Berkley baseball can take next step with the right approach

Berkley

Whinham says Berkley baseball can take next step with the right approach

June 11, 2015

BERKLEY — The final game served as the perfect parallel to the entire season.Trailing by a run in last Monday’s Division 1 district semifinal against Troy High, Tom Whinham watched as his Berkley High baseball ...Read More

Liggett girls soccer defeated in state semifinal

Grosse Pointes

Liggett girls soccer defeated in state semifinal

June 10, 2015

TROY — The girls soccer season has concluded for Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, as the Knights were defeated by Lansing Christian 2-1 in a Division 4 semifinal June 10 at Troy Athens.Liggett's lone goal ...Read More

Troy

Athens baseball and soccer teams earn regional titles, Colts fall in semi

June 10, 2015

Spring seasons extended just a little longer.That was the goal for all teams when the 2015 playoffs officially began.But last week, that was the reality for the Troy Athens baseball and soccer squads, each of which went ...Read More

South Lake softball wins second straight district title

St. Clair Shores

South Lake softball wins second straight district title

June 10, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores South Lake softball coach Dave Ahearn admitted that his team’s 2014 Division 2 district title that came in a 6-3 win over Center Line High was a bit unexpected. But on May ...Read More

Late-inning hit from first-year player gives Stevenson baseball another district title

Sterling Heights

Late-inning hit from first-year player gives Stevenson baseball another district title

June 10, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights Stevenson second baseman Mario Camiletti laced a two-out double to center field in the bottom of the seventh inning to score the game’s winning run in Stevenson’s 3-2 ...Read More

Lutheran North’s Stadnika wins state title in hurdles

Macomb Township

Lutheran North’s Stadnika wins state title in hurdles

June 10, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Macomb Lutheran North junior track and field athlete Zach Stadnika had a busy day May 30 at the Division 3 state finals.His afternoon included a state championship in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing ...Read More

And with the 23rd pick

Birmingham

And with the 23rd pick

June 10, 2015

Birmingham Brother Rice outfielder Nick Plummer, a Lathrup Village resident, was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft June 8 by the St. Louis Cardinals.Plummer, who has accepted a ...Read More

Regina softball keeps run alive, advances to state semis with win over Allen Park

Detroit

Regina softball keeps run alive, advances to state semis with win over Allen Park

June 9, 2015

DETROIT  — The Warren Regina softball team started the season 3-11. It is now two wins away from the program’s sixth state title after downing Allen Park High 6-2 in a Division 1 state quarterfinal June 9 at ...Read More

St. Mary's baseball team knocks off Divine Child 4-2 in D-2 quarters

Orchard Lake

St. Mary's baseball team knocks off Divine Child 4-2 in D-2 quarters

June 9, 2015

DETROIT — The plan was straightforward and simple.Orchard Lake St. Mary’s baseball coach Matt Petry was going to use his ace pitcher, Greg Loukinen, for three innings in Tuesday’s tilt against Dearborn ...Read More

Grosse Pointe South baseball has advanced to state semifinal with win against rival North

Grosse Pointes

Grosse Pointe South baseball has advanced to state semifinal with win against rival North

June 9, 2015

DETROIT — Grosse Pointe South's baseball team has advanced to a Division 1 state semifinal after beating rival Grosse Pointe North 6-3 in a quarterfinal game June 9 at Wayne State University.South was in a similar ...Read More

Northwest softball wraps up season

Rochester Hills

Northwest softball wraps up season

June 9, 2015

In the end, Jeff Ludwig watched as his girls were simply ousted by a stronger team.A day after falling to Reese High in a Division 3 regional final, the Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest softball coach said he ...Read More

Mercy wins late in both regional games for first title since 2007

Farmington Hills

Mercy wins late in both regional games for first title since 2007

June 9, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — Andrea Elmore stood in the center of the circle with literally the season riding on her next pitch. A two-run lead had disappeared. The bases were now loaded, the count full and the ...Read More

 Shrine’s 27 wins and spot in district final highlight 2015 baseball season

Royal Oak

Shrine’s 27 wins and spot in district final highlight 2015 baseball season

June 8, 2015

ROYAL OAK — The storm was one thing, but the Parkway Christian offense was even more of threat to the Royal Oak Shrine baseball team on May 30 in a Division 4 district final.By the time the top half of the first ...Read More

Country Day soccer claims regional title, three others fall in regional round

Beverly Hills

Country Day soccer claims regional title, three others fall in regional round

June 8, 2015

Facing an unbeaten team at this stage of the tournament, the odds were against the Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day soccer team.But as is so often the case come playoff time, anything can — and sometimes does — ...Read More

Local golf squads compete in state finals

Metro Detroit

Local golf squads compete in state finals

June 8, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The boys golf season culminated with the state finals June 5-6 at various courses across the state. ...Read More

Historic run for Eisenhower baseball comes to an end

Shelby Township

Historic run for Eisenhower baseball comes to an end

June 8, 2015

ROCHESTER — After throwing a complete-game shutout against Rochester High to win a district title on June 1, Utica Eisenhower coach Jason Gendreau thought he had seen the very best of senior pitcher Pete ...Read More

Chieftains reach regional final

Utica

Chieftains reach regional final

June 8, 2015

GROSSE POINTE — For the first time in nearly a decade, Utica High softball was playing for a regional title.Sparked by a 2-0 district title win against Utica Ford on June 2, Utica translated that momentum into an 11-4 ...Read More