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‘It’s one of those come-full-circle stories’

Rochester March 31, 2015

‘It’s one of those come-full-circle stories’

This past season, Rochester College men’s basketball coach Klint Pleasant won his 100th game since taking over head coaching duties for the Warriors.The achievement came in what was just Pleasant’s fourth season ...Read More

Stevenson boys hoops coach credits players after winning award

Sterling Heights March 30, 2015

Stevenson boys hoops coach credits players after winning award

STERLING HEIGHTS — For guiding the Sterling Heights Stevenson boys basketball team to its first division title since 1988, Mark LaCombe was named Coach of the Year in the Macomb Area Conference White ...Read More

WLC boys basketball season comes to a close

Walled Lake March 27, 2015

WLC boys basketball season comes to a close

GRAND BLANC — It was a simple formula, but a special Walled Lake Central boys basketball team that reached heights the program hadn’t touched in more than two decades, according to senior Nate ...Read More

MAC honors boys basketball standouts

Macomb County March 27, 2015

MAC honors boys basketball standouts

MACOMB COUNTY — The season is over for the 36 boys basketball teams in the Macomb Area Conference. Four MAC teams — Macomb Dakota, New Haven, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley and Utica Eisenhower — won ...Read More

Southfield Christian falls in regional final

Southfield March 25, 2015

Southfield Christian falls in regional final

SANDUSKY — For the first time in their careers, members of the Southfield Christian boys basketball team walked off the court in their final game of the season and it wasn’t in a state championship.The Eagles ...Read More

Chippewa Valley boys hoops coach looks back on season

Sterling Heights March 25, 2015

Chippewa Valley boys hoops coach looks back on season

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Clinton Township Chippewa Valley boys basketball team has a lot to be proud of based on what it accomplished this season.The Big Reds finished the season averaging 66.9 points per game — ...Read More

WLC falls to Arthur Hill in boys basketball quarterfinal

Commerce Township March 24, 2015

WLC falls to Arthur Hill in boys basketball quarterfinal

GRAND BLANC — Saginaw Arthur Hill is heading to the Class A boys basketball semifinals.The Lumberjacks beat Walled Lake Central 78-58 March 24 at Grand Blanc High to earn the spot.Tied with just less than two ...Read More

De La Salle’s Esler reflects on season after regional final setback

Warren March 24, 2015

De La Salle’s Esler reflects on season after regional final setback

STERLING HEIGHTS — Warren De La Salle boys basketball coach Greg Esler said he didn’t like where his team was at just before the March 9 start of the state playoffs. The Pilots were 11-9 heading into the ...Read More

Dakota boys hoops coach looks back on season after regional final run

Macomb Township March 24, 2015

Dakota boys hoops coach looks back on season after regional final run

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In going 12-0 to win the school’s first Macomb Area Conference Red Division title, Macomb Dakota boys basketball coach Paul Tocco was named MAC Red Coach of the Year. Tocco, in his fourth ...Read More

First-year East Detroit boys basketball coach proud of team’s effort

Eastpointe March 23, 2015

First-year East Detroit boys basketball coach proud of team’s effort

EASTPOINTE — His team finished the season with a 1-18 record, but East Detroit High boys basketball coach Jim Reed is pleased with the effort it gave over the course of the season. The Shamrocks season came to an ...Read More

Trinity wins state title

Utica March 23, 2015

Trinity wins state title

A seventh-and eighth-grade boys’ basketball team from Trinity Lutheran School in Utica won the Michigan Lutheran State Basketball Tournament at Concordia University in Ann Arbor during the weekend of March ...Read More

Lake Shore boys hoops coach looks back on solid season

St. Clair Shores March 20, 2015

Lake Shore boys hoops coach looks back on solid season

ST. CLAIR SHORES — First-year St. Clair Shores Lake Shore boys basketball coach Derrick Walton Sr. has brought about somewhat of a renaissance to the program. The Shorians went 16-7 this season, 10-4 in the Macomb ...Read More

Season comes to a close for Bishop Foley boys basketball

Madison Heights March 19, 2015

Season comes to a close for Bishop Foley boys basketball

MADISON HEIGHTS — A day after the loss to Southfield Christian, Madison Heights Bishop Foley boys basketball coach Isaiah Novak smiled as he spoke about his team. “You can’t be anything but proud. They ...Read More

Local squads fall in district playoffs

Clawson March 18, 2015

Local squads fall in district playoffs

The boys basketball season has come to a close for Royal Oak High, Clawson High and Royal Oak Shrine.In Class A, Royal Oak fell to Southfield-Lathrup 55-54 March 9 at home.Leading up to the final plays, the game was tied ...Read More

Justin Greason comes back from injury scare to lead Eisenhower to second consecutive district title

Shelby Township March 18, 2015

Justin Greason comes back from injury scare to lead Eisenhower to second consecutive district title

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With just more than two minutes left before halftime in a district final, Eisenhower center Justin Greason landed awkwardly after leaping for an offensive rebound.Greason, who had 16 of ...Read More

De La Salle boys hoops goes for a regional title when it takes on Detroit Western March 18

Detroit March 17, 2015

De La Salle boys hoops goes for a regional title when it takes on Detroit Western March 18

Pilots look to soar to state quarters ...Read More

Macomb Dakota downs Eisenhower in regional semifinal

Macomb Township March 16, 2015

Macomb Dakota downs Eisenhower in regional semifinal

A trio of Dakota Cougars scored 15 points each to pace their team to a 66-48 victory against Utica Eisenhower in a Class A regional semifinal on March 16.Guards Steven Marshall and Jermaine Jackson, along with forward John ...Read More

De La Salle boys hoops downs Chippewa Valley in regional semifinal

Clinton Township March 16, 2015

De La Salle boys hoops downs Chippewa Valley in regional semifinal

Pilots outlast Big Reds in regional semi ...Read More

Chippewa Valley takes a district title

Clinton Township March 16, 2015

Chippewa Valley takes a district title

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley’s boys basketball team won a Class A district championship with a 66-64 victory over St. Clair Shores Lake Shore in a district final March 13 at Chippewa. It is ...Read More

Local boys hoops teams fall in district playoffs

Eastpointe March 16, 2015

Local boys hoops teams fall in district playoffs

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The East Detroit High boys basketball team saw its season end in a 62-40 loss to Detroit Southeastern in a Class A district quarterfinal March 9 at Grosse Pointe South. The Shamrocks ended the ...Read More

Chippewa Valley, De La Salle boys hoops to square off in regional semifinal

Clinton Township March 16, 2015

Chippewa Valley, De La Salle boys hoops to square off in regional semifinal

Big Reds, Pilots to battle on the hardwood ...Read More

Eisenhower gets by Utica in district final

Shelby Township March 13, 2015

Eisenhower gets by Utica in district final

Utica Eisenhower cranked up its defense, and Justin Greason continued to dominate as the Eagles used an 18-4 fourth quarter run to down Utica High 61-52 in a Class A district final on Friday night.Utica led 38-36 to start ...Read More

Ferndale High boys basketball falls in district final

Ferndale March 13, 2015

Ferndale High boys basketball falls in district final

DETROIT — Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern defended its home court March 13 in a Class B district final.The Colts beat Ferndale High 62-56 in overtime for the title, their first since ...Read More

Madison boys basketball season comes to close

Madison Heights March 12, 2015

Madison boys basketball season comes to close

MADISON HEIGHTS — The emotion on Madison High Madison boys basketball coach Matt Ferguson’s face was evident.The Eagles had just fallen in a Class C regional semifinal to Madison Heights Bishop Foley March 11 at ...Read More

Boys basketball preview: Utica at Utica Eisenhower

Shelby Township March 12, 2015

Boys basketball preview: Utica at Utica Eisenhower

In a rematch from a 2014 district final, Utica High and Utica Eisenhower meet in a Class A district final at 7 p.m. on March 13 at Eisenhower.Eisenhower won last year's game 49-44 on its way to an appearance in a ...Read More

Foley downs Madison in district semifinal

Madison Heights March 11, 2015

Foley downs Madison in district semifinal

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights Bishop Foley boys basketball is moving on in the Class C district at Madison Heights Madison.The Ventures beat the host 51-40 March 11 in a semifinal.Senior Gary Perry led the way ...Read More

Chippewa Valley boys basketball advances to district final after defeating Fraser

Clinton Township March 11, 2015

Chippewa Valley boys basketball advances to district final after defeating Fraser

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Chippewa Valley's boys basketball team has advanced to a Class A district final after defeating Fraser 78-67 in a semifinal contest March 11 at Chippewa.The Ramblers weren't able to mount a ...Read More

Chippewa Valley and Fraser boys basketball to play in district semifinal

Clinton Township March 11, 2015

Chippewa Valley and Fraser boys basketball to play in district semifinal

The boys baketball teams from Clinton Township Chippewa Valley and Fraser are playing a Class A district semifinal game at 7 p.m. tonight at Chippewa Valley.Chippewa, which comes in with an overall record of 17-3, finished ...Read More

Stevenson boys hoops wins 1st division title since 1988; girls battle in postseason

Sterling Heights March 11, 2015

Stevenson boys hoops wins 1st division title since 1988; girls battle in postseason

STERLING HEIGHTS — Naturally, winning a division title is cause for celebration.Even more gratifying is when you go undefeated on the road in winning your first division title since 1988.That’s exactly what ...Read More

Utica Eisenhower gets past Sterling Heights Stevenson in district opener

Shelby Township March 9, 2015

Utica Eisenhower gets past Sterling Heights Stevenson in district opener

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Trevor Curle and Justin Greason each scored 24 points to lead Utica Eisenhower to a 75-60 victory against Sterling Heights Stevenson in a MHSAA Class A district quarterfinal Monday night.The Eagles ...Read More