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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 July 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Concussions and head injuries have long been a part of football, but over the years, more information and increased education have been key to improving the overall safety of the game.

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Published July 11, 2019

DETROIT — In 2017, Wayne State University Director of Athletics Rob Fournier said he made a cold call to Josh Bartelstein, of the Detroit Pistons.

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Published July 9, 2019

TROY — After completing her senior soccer season for Troy High this past June, Tahra Brodbine received a call from her coach, Dan Troccoli.

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Published July 9, 2019

FERNDALE — At various points in his life, Ferndale High girls basketball coach Keith Paris has had the potential for a promising future in athletics.

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Published July 3, 2019

Around this time two years ago, West Bloomfield resident Mike McKinstry was entrenched in a marketing career until he had what he referred to as an “aha moment.”

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Published July 1, 2019

TROY — Brooke Russell was named first team All-State in Division 1 for her play with the Troy Athens soccer squad this past spring.

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Published June 27, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Mackenzie Kopf called it a “wonderful surprise.” At home in Clawson, the recent Madison Heights Bishop Foley graduate received a text from her soccer coach, Ryan Elchuk. In it, he told her she had been named as a Division 4 All-State first-team selection. It’s Kopf’s second straight year making the first team.

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Published June 26, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Local baseball players earned a selection to the Oakland Activities Association All-League team.

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Published June 21, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — As the academic year and spring season come to a close, it’s time to look back on the top players from softball in the Oakland Activities Association.

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Published June 18, 2019

FERNDALE — It was a “heartbreaking” end to the season for Ferndale High softball, but it was a year to remember. The Eagles fell 4-3 to St. Clair Shores South Lake in a Division 2 regional final June 8 at Harper Woods High. Along their way to the final, Ferndale won its first district championship since 2005, beating Warren Fitzgerald June 3 at Warren Lincoln.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — It was a short postseason for the Madison Heights Madison baseball team, but it was a year to remember. Before falling to Madison Heights Bishop Foley in a Division 3 district semifinal June 1, the Eagles won the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division championship.

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Published June 14, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — After advancing to the Division 3 state championship game in each of the two previous years, Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s baseball team concluded this season with a 13-3 loss against Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett in a D-3 regional final June 8 in Brown City.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — Approximately halfway through the second half of a girls soccer semifinal game between Troy High and Plymouth High June 12 at Troy Athens, the Colts seemed to be on their way to the Division 1 state championship game.

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Published June 12, 2019

TROY — Troy High girls soccer coach Dan Troccoli recently said, “When we play our game, we’re very good.”

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Published June 11, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s girls soccer team concluded its season with a 1-0 loss against Rochester Adams in a Division 1 regional semifinal June 4 at tournament host Troy High.

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