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Published October 26, 2017

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Published October 10, 2017

Madison Heights Lamphere’s girls swimming and diving program knows something about winning championships.

In 2014 and 2015, the Rams won Macomb Area Conference Silver Division dual and division meet titles. During the course of those two seasons, Lamphere went 9-0 in the Silver and 14-4 overall.

The Rams then moved up to the Gold last season, finishing 1-4 in the division and 2-8 overall.

This time around, Lamphere was 1-2 in the Gold and 4-3 overall, at press time.

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Published October 10, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — In her final try, Gina Petherick finally won a league championship.

The Rochester Hills Stoney Creek tennis coach watched her boys club secure the title Oct. 5. Serving as the event host, the Cougars posted 54 points, besting rival Rochester High by four to finish atop the Oakland Activities Association White Division.

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Published October 10, 2017

If consistency is the benchmark for success, it might be hard to top what Grosse Pointe South’s girls cross country program has accomplished over the years.

South has qualified for the state finals 37 consecutive years, which coach Steve Zaranek said is the longest streak in the state.

To qualify for the state finals, a team has to finish in the top three at regionals.

South will have a chance to continue its streak when it hosts a regional Oct. 27 at Lake St. Clair Metropark.

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Published September 29, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — With summer and its warm temperatures lingering into fall, prep golfers were able to hit the course and get some rounds in.

With reality hitting the thermometer of late, the feel of fall isn’t just in the air, but also on the calendar.

The 2017 girls golf regionals officially take flight Oct. 11 across the state.

Here’s a quick look at who is set to be where and exactly when. 

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Published September 28, 2017

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Boys tennis players from across the state have battled through a rigorous regular season, and they can now set their sights on the playoffs.

The boys tennis postseason begins with regional play Oct. 12-14 at various sites across the state. Following is a listing of the regionals featuring teams from the C & G Sports coverage area.

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Published September 25, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s boys tennis team won the program’s first dual meet championship in more than a decade with a 7-1 victory Sept. 21 against Fraser High in a Macomb Area Conference Blue Division.

Chippewa got victories from Matthew Miller (No. 1 singles), Michael Lulgjuraj (No. 2), Cooper Stevens (No. 4), Jacob Bobzin and Anthony Cardamone (No. 1 doubles), Andrew Dubon and Keegan Ratobylski (No. 2), Joey Bala and Matt Cheung (No. 3), and Will Bommarito and Cole Treece (No. 4).

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Published September 21, 2017

The Macomb Lutheran North girls golf team continues to have a stranglehold on Macomb County golf, as the team won a fourth straight Macomb County Invitational championship.

The tournament took place Sept. 20 at Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township.

The Mustangs, who won a Division 4 state title last fall, tallied a 341 to get the win.

Utica Eisenhower was right on Lutheran North’s heels, taking second with a 345. Macomb Dakota was next with a 373.

In total, 12 teams competed in the invite.

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Published September 19, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — Despite featuring a lineup filled with many fresh faces, the Rochester High tennis team looks to earn its fourth league title in five years.

The Falcons only employ one senior in the starting 12, with one junior and three sophomores playing in the singles lineup.

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Published September 19, 2017

FRASER — For three consecutive seasons, Fraser High’s boys tennis program has proven to be the best in the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division, with the Ramblers winning three dual meet championships and going 17-0-1 in division play during that time.

Although Fraser has graduated some talent, including former No. 1 singles player Adam Culver, the program still has some players capable of making it another successful year in the MAC Blue.

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Published September 12, 2017

ROCHESTER HILLS — On an early September afternoon, divers from each of the three area high schools leap off the pair of diving boards in the Rochester Hills Stoney Creek pool.

Cougars, Highlanders and Falcons each take their turn, meticulously contorting in the air to achieve various maneuvers. However, this is not a meet or a tournament; rather, it is a joint practice.

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Published September 5, 2017

Grosse Pointe North girls golf coach Peter Kingsley knows what it is like to lead a program to the ultimate prize.

In 2011, Kingsley was the coach of a Grosse Pointe South team that won a state championship.

Kingsley is currently in that position with North. Last season, the Norsemen finished 0-6 in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division and didn’t make it past regionals.

At press time, North was 0-1 overall.

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Published September 5, 2017

Ferndale High girls swim coach Drew Edson recently had two girls come in to give the sport a try.

After they had a tough go of it, Edson said he told them, “Swimming is one of the hardest sports you can do.”

And while that is not something everybody would enjoy hearing, it is a message that Edson indicated he wants to get out there.

Although Ferndale’s squad is made up of only about 10 girls, there’s more to the story than that.

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Published August 24, 2017

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Lutheran North girls golf team brought the program its first state championship in 2016, but coach Lori Gill said that’s already in the rearview mirror.

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Published July 18, 2017

When asked about his team’s second-place finish at this past season’s Division 1 state final, Grosse Pointe South golf coach Robert McIntyre said, “We like to say we finished first amongst public schools.”

Although McIntyre was making a quip about finishing behind Novi Detroit Catholic Central, the kind of year his team had is not lost on him.

“As a whole, we had a successful season,” McIntyre said. “I would say we have a fantastic team. … We were extremely deep. The kids did a fantastic job.”

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Published June 19, 2017

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — If a state championship was to be won, it would be done so in the most dramatic of fashion.

That was the reality the Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood girls lacrosse team was facing June 10 in the Division 2 state final against East Grand Rapids.

A slow start and an inability to control the ball had the Cranes trailing 11-5 at halftime.

What transpired the rest of the afternoon was “what movies are made of,” as coach Greg Courter put it.

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