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Published May 26, 2015

ROCHESTER — Halle Hyman had been in this position before.


The Rochester Adams senior was in a regional tennis semifinal in the No. 1 flight May 15, and the winner of the match earned a spot in the state finals.


Hyman had qualified for the championships before as a freshman, but then was one victory away from qualifying again as a sophomore and junior.


This time, though, Hyman made good and beat Bloomfield Hills High’s Carolina Allen 6-2, 7-5 in a three-hour match to earn her spot once again.

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Published May 22, 2015

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Utica Eisenhower's offense became its best line of defense to down Walled Lake Central, 12-5, in a Division 1 regional quarterfinal May 22.

After a Walled Lake Central goal made it a 6-5 Eisenhower lead with 7:23 left in the third quarter, Eisenhower scored six unanswered goals while surrendering just one shot on goal the rest of the contest.

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Published May 22, 2015

WARREN — The boys and girls track and field teams from Macomb Dakota and Macomb Lutheran North had quite a day at the  Macomb County Championships, which took place May 21 at Warren Mott.

Dakota's boys and girls teams took home Division 1 titles, while both Lutheran North squads won in Division 2-3-4.

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Published May 20, 2015

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CASCO TOWNSHIP — Fortunately for Utica Ford freshman Owen Tucci, his day at districts ended much differently then it began.

After carding a quadruple bogey on his second hole of the day, the par 4 first, Tucci played 1-under through the rest of his round to card a district tournament low score of 74 to lead Utica Ford to a team district title on May 20 at Golden Hawk Golf Course.

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe South’s track and field program won its seventh consecutive regional championship May 15 at South.


According to coach Steve Zaranek, South scored in all 17 events, coming away with wins in 11 of them, to finish with 231 points.


Grosse Pointe North finished second with 107, and Detroit Cass Tech was third with 62.

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTES — All three local girls tennis teams have qualified for the state finals, with Grosse Pointe South, Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett advancing past regionals.

Regionals took place May 15, with North and South both playing host. Liggett competed at a regional hosted by Almont.

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Published May 20, 2015

HUNTINGTON WOODS — U of D Jesuit won the Division 1 golf district May 20 at Rackham Golf Club.

The Cubs shot a team-total 308 to best the 10-team field.

At the district level, the top six teams and top six individuals on non-qualifying teams move on to regionals.

Birmingham Brother Rice (310), Bloomfield Hills High (315), Berkley High (322), Birmingham Seaholm (325) and West Bloomfield High (328) also qualified.

Rice coach Dan Bumpus said he has three freshmen in his lineup and that he was happy with the way they battled back after some slow starts.

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Published May 20, 2015

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — Warren De La Salle golf coach Doug McKay said his players had tailed off in terms of their play over the last couple weeks after playing well for much of the season.

Pilots golfers got the message, as the team tallied a 304 to win a MHSAA Division 1 district title in a 10-team tournament played May 20 at the St. Clair Shores Country Club. De La Salle just got by Grosse Pointe South, which finished second with a 306. Grosse Pointe North finished third with a 308.

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Published May 18, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP —Two of the state’s top players in No. 1 singles squared off in a regional final match on May 15.

Up-and-coming Eisenhower sophomore Ava Thielman took on Utica senior Davina Nguyen, who has won two of the last three state titles at No. 1 singles.

Thielman made it known that she would be in the running to take that title away from Nguyen by defeating her in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

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Published May 14, 2015

With some of the top tournaments of the season just around the corner, Berkley High boys golf coach Scott Baltes likes the swings he’s seeing out of his team.

The Bears finished second in the Oakland Activities Association White Division tournament May 4 after coming in fourth in the first division tournament April 29.

“I think everyone knows that we can be as good as we want to be,” Baltes said. “Every tournament, their scores have improved. They’re getting better, and as a coach, that’s all I can ask for.”

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Published May 13, 2015

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WATERFORD — On a cold, cloudy afternoon at the Pontiac Country Club, it was Dylan Deogun’s day to shine.

The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood senior won the individual title in the Division 1 Oakland County Tournament May 13, winning a four-man playoff on the fifth extra hole.

“It was nice. I played in this tournament for four years, and I came in second as a sophomore so it’s kind of bittersweet to win the county as a senior, but it’s a nice feeling,” Deogun said.

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Published May 13, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — It has been an impressive season for Grosse Pointe South’s boys golf program, as at press time, the team was 7-0 and had clinched the Macomb Area Conference Red Division.


While it is good to be on top of the regular-season league standings, South coach Alex Macko has an even bigger goal that he would like the program to strive for.

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Published May 13, 2015

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The Macomb Area Conference Red and Gold divisions held their track and field meets to crown  divisional champions May 12, and several teams repeated as champs after winning regular-season league championships.

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Published May 12, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb L’Anse Creuse North lacrosse team begins the postseason with a Division 1 preregional matchup against Rochester Hills Stoney Creek at 5 p.m. May 18 at LCN.

If the Crusaders (6-7, 4-1 Macomb Area Conference White Division at press time) are to advance in the postseason, they must learn to limit penalties, according to coach Joe Politowicz.

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Published May 11, 2015

Oakland University’s track and field program had an opportunity to host a postseason event for the first time on its new track facility, as the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held at the Oakland Track and Field Facility from May 1-3.

Aside from making history with its new facility, Oakland did the same with its performance, as the 110 points scored by the men’s team and the 101 points by the women’s squad were the highest outdoor point total in program history.

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Published May 11, 2015

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — It only happened once.

During an early season practice in Danny Scrivano’s first year of playing tennis for Utica Eisenhower, then-coach Kevin Donahue instructed his team through conditioning drills.

When he called on the team to do a set of pushups, Scrivano requested that he do a set of situps.

It was the first time, Donahue said, that he consciously realized that Scrivano had a physical handicap.

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Published May 6, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — Utica Ford lacrosse coach Kyle Bonkowski said his team has played “OK” this season but isn’t where he thought it would be at the outset.

Bonkowski — whose team sat at 6-6, 3-2 Macomb Area Conference Blue Division, at press time — said improvements on defense in terms of communication and positioning are key if the team is to end the season strong. The playoffs begin May 14.

Offensively, Bonkowski is looking for his players to move more, not just stand and wait for the ball to be passed to them.

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Published May 4, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Women’s Lacrosse team is dreaming of another state championship.

The program, which is made up of Seaholm and Groves students, last claimed a title in 2012.

But the team’s chances rely heavily on perhaps an unlikely hero.

Senior Natalie Nepa is in her first year playing the sport and is the starting goalie.

Coach Jen Dunbar said Nepa approached her before the season and expressed her interest in joining the team.

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Published May 4, 2015

UTICA — Utica High senior Davina Nguyen said she has improved her game in a couple of different areas.

The thought of her still getting better should make her opponents very nervous as the tennis postseason gets underway next week.

Three years ago, Nguyen roared through the state tournament to claim her first No. 1 singles state championship without dropping a set at the state finals.

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Published April 30, 2015

The men’s and women’s golf programs from Oakland University each finished in second place at the Horizon League Championship, which took place April 24-26 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for the women’s team at the championship.

Oakland sophomore Morgan Smith finished second at the tournament, which is the best individual finish in program history. She finished the tournament one stroke behind Emily Dixon from Youngstown State University.

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