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Published June 4, 2015

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The boys and girls lacrosse state finals are set, and the sport’s royalty and a few new faces are set to battle. Here’s a quick look at each matchup.

Boys Division 1 — Birmingham Brother Rice (18-4 overall) against Novi Catholic Central (16-5) at 2 p.m. June 6 at Troy Athens.

Brother Rice has won every state title since the Michigan High School Athletic Association started sanctioning the sport in 2005. Catholic Central, for its part, has finished second to the Warriors four times, including last season.

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Published June 1, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The girls tennis state finals took place May 29-30 and local squads were well-represented in the standings.

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Published May 29, 2015

ROSEVILLE — There’s shocked, and then there’s the reaction of the Roseville High girls 4x400-meter relay team when the foursome realized it had won the final heat to advance to the 2015 Division 1 state finals.


The girls, having gone into the race thinking they would finish third, initially thought they had been disqualified when officials pulled them to the side at the close of the race. It’s commonplace for officials to take the winners to a certain spot after a race is completed. The Roseville runners were just in awe that they had won.

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Published May 28, 2015

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Whenever Grosse Pointe South sophomore John Schoff had a wedge in his hand, he knew something good was going to happen.

Schoff used his strong short game play to shoot a 34 on his front nine, and he finished with a 73 to earn medalist honors at the MHSAA Division 1 regional tournament on May 28 at The Orchards Golf Club.

“I was pretty much going at every pin,” Schoff said. “I was struggling with my driver and long irons, but whenever I could get a wedge in my hand, I made birdie almost every time.”

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Published May 28, 2015

Grosse Pointe South's girls soccer team needed two overtimes and penalty kicks, but it came away with a district semifinal victory over rival Grosse Pointe North May 28 at North.

North got the scoreboard first, as Alexis Farrar took a perfect pass off a set play and found the back of the net. That lead would hold up through the half, but South came out in the second stanza and put steady pressure on the Norsemen. The pressure paid off when Cydney Webb connected for a goal to make it 1-1, and that's how regulation ended.

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Published May 28, 2015

The boys golf teams from all three local schools have qualified for regionals, as Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett all advanced past the district round of the playoffs.

The top six teams from each district advance to regionals.

Liggett shot 324 to take first place at a Division 4 district at the Lakes of Taylor in Taylor on May 20, while South finished second (305) and North third (308) at a Division 1 district at the St. Clair Shores Golf Club on May 20.

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Published May 28, 2015

WALLED LAKE — The boys lacrosse season came to a close for Walled Lake Central on May 22 in a Division 1 regional quarterfinal, but coach Nevin Kanner walked off the field with his head held high.


The Vikings fell to Utica Eisenhower 12-5.


“They tried, and they didn’t give up the whole game, and they competed right until the end. That’s all I can ask for,” Kanner said, referencing his 12 seniors on the team. “They didn’t quit, and it was a close game until the fourth quarter.”

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Published May 28, 2015

AUBURN HILLS — Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood boys golf is another step closer to defending its Division 2 state championship.

The Cranes won the regional May 28 at Fieldstone Golf Club, firing a team-total 306.

Auburn Hills Avondale (320) and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (324) also qualified for the state final June 5-6 at Michigan State University.

Prep beat out Farmington High via a tiebreaker, which uses the fifth golfer’s score.

Avondale’s last trip to the final was in 2012. Last season, the Yellow Jackets sent two individuals.

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Published May 27, 2015

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Stevenson and Utica Ford lacrosse teams have come a long way.

Two years ago, Stevenson almost didn’t field a team and Ford did not yet have a varsity program.

This season, Stevenson (10-4 overall) went 8-0 to win the Macomb Area Conference Blue Division — the program’s first division title. Ford finished 9-9, 6-2 MAC Blue, in just its second year as a varsity program.

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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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