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Mark Vest

C&G Staff Reporter – C & G Sports


Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C & G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.

Published March 20, 2020

Earlier this year, Ferndale High boys basketball coach Juan Rickman was thinking about “trying to get prepared to make a good run at a state title.

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Published March 19, 2020

HAZEL PARK — After weathering a challenging regular season, a fresh start had finally arrived for Hazel Park High’s boys basketball program March 9.

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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — What a difference a year made for Troy Athens’ boys basketball program.

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Published March 17, 2020

BERKLEY — The Berkley High boys basketball season could be described as bittersweet. On the sweet side, the Bears finished at 14-7 overall, which gave the program its most wins since 2006, according to coach Joe Sermo.

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Published March 11, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Fraser High girls basketball coach Dave Kuppe has been around the game for many years now, and he understood early on that this season was going to be a “tough” one for his squad.

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Published March 10, 2020

BERKLEY — Berkley High girls basketball coach Kirk Carolan knew the Division 1 district at Bloomfield Hills Marian would provide its challenges.

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Published March 6, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights Bishop Foley boys basketball coach Matt Stefani is feeling good.

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Published March 4, 2020

TROY — With more than 25 years of experience as a basketball coach, Troy High boys coach Gary Fralick can recognize when he has a solid squad to work with.

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Published March 3, 2020

FRASER — Fraser High gymnastics coach Ashley Ahearn recently said the team’s motto this season is “everything counts.”

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Published March 3, 2020

BERKLEY — When he was a freshman, current Berkley High senior Justin Anagonye was convinced to try wrestling.

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Published February 28, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — When Madison Heights Bishop Foley senior and Royal Oak resident Luke Bishop was a young boy, his grandfather made him an offer: If he wrestled and played football in seventh and eighth grade, he would take him to Hawaii.

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Published February 19, 2020

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MADISON HEIGHTS — For the fifth consecutive season, Warren Woods Tower’s wrestling program has earned a spot at the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, as the Titans won a Division 2 regional championship via a 53-18 victory against Madison Heights Lamphere Feb. 19 at Lamphere.

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Published February 12, 2020

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AUBURN HILLS — About a month and a half ago, Roy Christmon learned that Auburn Hills Avondale Athletic Director Keith Gust wanted to speak with him.

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Published February 11, 2020

FRASER — Fraser High graduate and former NFL quarterback Jim Sorgi recently recalled the day when his life changed dramatically.

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Published February 11, 2020

BERKLEY — It was more than one year ago that Ron Fritz heard something that changed the course of his life.

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