Basketball

Published September 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently released its participation numbers from the 2018-19 season.

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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

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 June 3, 2019

CENTER LINE — Center Line High’s Janae Smith will continue a family tradition this fall when she suits up as a member of the St. Clair Community College women’s basketball team. Smith will be the third member of her household to play women’s college basketball. Janae’s oldest sister, Jade, played at Schoolcraft College and Rochester College. Her other sister, Jewel, will be a sophomore at St. Clair CC — where she and Janae will be teammates.

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Published May 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently approved some major changes to the sports of football, basketball and soccer.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS –– Heading into the 2013-14 boys basketball season, Grosse Pointe South was a program looking for answers. The Blue Devils were coming off a season near the bottom of the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and only won five games.

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Published April 26, 2019

WARREN — Nick Evola’s time as a member of the Warren Woods Tower family has come full circle. Evola was a member of the Titans’ first-ever division championship basketball team in 1999. As the Warren Woods Tower coach, Evola led the Titans boys hoops program to a division title in 2018 — its first since 2010.

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Published April 24, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Josh Baker, the former Southfield Christian boys basketball coach, accepted a position to join Nate Oats’ University of Alabama staff as a special assistant to the head coach and will begin his work with the Crimson Tide May 13.

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Published April 17, 2019

FERNDALE — For three of the last four years, Ferndale High’s baseball season has ended the same way: with a loss in a Division 2 district final. Last year, the Eagles lost what coach Chris Bailey said was a heartbreaker for the team, when their season concluded with a 3-0 loss to Livonia Clarenceville.

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Published April 11, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — After becoming the co-head coach of Oakland University’s baseball program more than three years ago, 2007 Birmingham Groves graduate Colin Kaline said, “We’re just thrilled to be here.”

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Published April 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — Growing up, basketball players around the country dream of becoming so good at their craft that they can be considered one of the best.

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Published April 10, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — In a surprise meeting with members of the Rochester Adams boys basketball team in March, coach Brad Crighton announced his resignation from the program.

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Published April 9, 2019

C&G Newspapers

OAKLAND COUNTY — Although the girls basketball season has come and gone, the accolades aren’t over for some, as the list of Oakland Activities Association All-League players has been released.

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Published April 1, 2019

WARREN — Under first-year coach Jalen Ford, the Warren Lincoln girls basketball team won its most games since 2012 and played in a Division 2 district final. The Abes finished second in the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division for the second year in a row with a 6-2 divisional mark. Ford’s work has earned him the division’s Coach of the Year award.

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Published March 29, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball coach Joe Charrette speaks glowingly of junior center Joslyn Brennan when discussing how she’s progressed as a player.

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Published March 29, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Another girls basketball season has come and gone, and the names of the Macomb Area Conference MVPs and All-Conference players from each division have been released, along with Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship Award recipients.

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Published March 26, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS — When he got into coaching, Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day girls basketball coach Frank Orlando said he didn’t expect to win anything. He just wanted to coach some kids and have some fun. Now, 52 years later, the legendary coach has decided to retire with 797 wins to his name.

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Published March 26, 2019

ROSEVILLE –– New year, new coach, new team. 

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Published March 26, 2019

Before the Royal Oak Shrine girls basketball team took on Flint Hamady in a Division 3 state quarterfinal, coach Wayne Gigante said the game would be Shrine’s toughest challenge yet. That prediction proved to be true in a 56-34 loss to the Hawks March 19 at Lapeer High.

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Published March 23, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS –– Saginaw Heritage and Southfield A&T entered the Division 1 girls basketball state championship March 23 at Calvin College with a lot on the line.

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