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Published May 6, 2014

For West Bloomfield High boys golf coach Tommy Keegan, this is as good as it gets.

He’s in his first year leading the varsity program after spending the last two seasons as the JV coach.

“The fun thing is, being in the program for three years and having the ability to coach these guys in the past, they take criticism well and understand what I expect from them. It’s a lot of fun working with these guys. They’re like sons to me, if I’m even old enough to say that,” Keegan said with a laugh.

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Published April 23, 2014

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RAY TOWNSHIP — The Anchor Bay boys golf team won the 30th annual Evans-Gill Memorial Golf Tournament by besting two-time defending champion Utica Eisenhower by six strokes. The tourney was held at Pine Valley in Ray Township April 22.

Anchor Bay notched a 326, while Eisenhower tallied a 332. Eisenhower won the tournament in 2012 and 2013.

Warren De La Salle (337) finished 11 shots off the lead and in third place. Utica Ford and Macomb Dakota, which both finished with scores of 340, ended 14 shots off the pace and tied for fourth place.

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Published February 17, 2014

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The 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association state cheerleading postseason begin with the district round Feb. 15 at various sites.

A number of teams in the C & G coverage area performed well enough to advance to regionals, which take place Feb. 22.

The following teams qualified for the regional round. Teams listed in bold won a district championship.

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Published January 14, 2014

For three years in a row, Rochester Hills native and gymnast Alyssa Shermetaro sustained injuries that kept her out for months at a time.

Aside from dealing with those injuries, Shermetaro said she trains approximately 19 hours per week during the school year and 25 in the summer.

And while Shermetaro may have had some ‘why am I doing this?’ moments along the way, she was rewarded for all the time, effort and perseverance with a full-ride scholarship to the University of Washington.

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Published October 30, 2013

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Going into her final hole at the state championship, Lily Pendy wasn’t aware that she had a six shot lead on the rest of the field.

It turned out that this may have worked in her favor, as she made par on the final hole at Forest Akers West to become top individual medalist at the state finals.

Pendy shot rounds of a 74 and 76 over the two-day tournament to lead Grosse Pointe South to a fourth-place finish in team competition.

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Published October 23, 2013

EAST LANSING — Grosse Pointe South’s Lily Pendy won the top medalist title at the MHSAA Division 1 state finals held this past weekend at Forest Akers West in East Lansing.

Shooting scores of 74 and 76 in the two-day competition, Pendy’s cumulative score of 150 was six strokes better than her closest competitor. Her first-place finish helped South take fourth place in team competition with a score of 726 for the weekend.

“She scrambled to get up and down when she had to. She really played fantastic golf,” South coach Mike Rennell said.

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Published October 16, 2013

GROSSE POINTE — MHSAA Tennis regionals were held last Thursday and Friday throughout Michigan, and Grosse Pointe North, Grosse Pointe South and University all qualified for their respective state finals. North and South each took home second-place finishes, while the Knights won their regional.

At the Division 1 regional held at Elworthy Park on Thursday, South finished with 24 points, four behind Troy High, but its second-place finish qualifies it for the state finals.

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Published October 15, 2013

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At the Macomb County Championships on Oct. 12, Sterling Heights Stevenson used top-five finishes from Samantha Hanson and Allison Shannon to claim the girls team title with 78 points.

Gina Patterson, from Lutheran North, won the girls race with a time of 18 minutes, 45 seconds.

“I’m very happy with my time. It was a good time, and I was just blessed to be able to keep running a strong time with this kind of competition and this kind of course, so it was good,” Patterson said.

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Published October 9, 2013

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The tennis programs at St. Clair Shores Lakeview are making quite a name for themselves.

The girls team has won the last two Macomb Area Conference Gold Division titles, and the Huskies’ boys tennis squad gave Lakeview a clean sweep for the calendar year, as it went undefeated in MAC Gold play to capture the boys team’s first division title since 2007.

Lakeview also bested five other teams to win the MAC Gold division meet, which took place Oct. 1 at Warren Cousino and Sterling Heights High.

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Published October 2, 2013

STERLING HEIGHTS — St. Clair Shores South Lake senior swimmer Krista Nannini is the elder statesman of the Cavaliers’ swim team.

Nannini, the team captain, is the lone senior in the group to return to a squad that won a Macomb Area Conference Silver Division title in 2012.

The team features just nine swimmers, first-year coach Amy Way said, including three from last year’s division champ.

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Published September 18, 2013

WEST BLOOMFIELD — As recently as a few years ago, if you would have told Caleb McCurtis that he would receive a partial scholarship to play lacrosse at the college level, he may have given you a very strange look.

McCurtis’ sport of choice his first two years at West Bloomfield High School was football; he simply didn’t give a lot of thought to lacrosse.

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Published September 16, 2013

WARREN — The Warren Cousino boys tennis team was victorious at the first annual Tennis For Troops Tournament, which took place Sept. 14 at Halmich Park in Warren.

The Patriots (4-2-0, 0-1-0 Macomb Area Conference Red Division) bested Fraser in the final to claim the title. Cousino and Warren Mott served as hosts of the tournament.

Warren Mott biology teacher Dawn Ross said the first annual Tennis For Troops tournament was a success.

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Published August 7, 2013

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The Lochmoor Sea Dragons swim team had another banner summer, as the Grosse Pointe Woods-based team finished the regular season undefeated to go along with winning a 12th straight Michigan Inter-Club Swim Association league title.

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Published July 31, 2013

Carly Sevald was a freshman at Farmington Hills Mercy when she first climbed the steps up to the diving board in a competition.

The Royal Oak resident had more than a decade of experience in gymnastics, but when she learned that Mercy didn’t field a team, she took to the pool instead.

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Published June 19, 2013

Grosse Pointe South’s boys golf team completed its season with a ninth-place finish at the Division 1 state finals, which took place June 14-15 at Forest Akers West at Michigan State University.

South finished the tournament with a score of 629.

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Published June 19, 2013

EASTPOINTE — East Detroit High School senior No. 1 golfer Zak Gray is a three-time qualifier for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1 regionals — including qualifying this spring.

Gray, who will study Actuarial Science at Olivet College in the fall, has also been named to the All-Macomb Area Conference Silver Division team, along with receiving academic All-State honors. Gray is also an accomplished tennis player, having led the Shamrocks to a MAC Blue title in 2012.

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Published June 19, 2013

Three local teams that battled their way through district tournaments saw their seasons end in 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association regional rounds.

The St. Clair Shores South Lake and Lake Shore boys golf teams fell in a 2013 MHSAA Division 2 golf regional that took place June 6 at the Fieldstone Golf Club in Auburn Hills.

The Cavaliers and Shorians tallied a 369 and 383, respectively. Senior Bryan Cloud paced South Lake with an 87. Senior Mike Bartl led Lake Shore with an 83.

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Published June 12, 2013

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Local tennis teams and players from Macomb County and the Grosse Pointes had the opportunity to compete at the state finals May 31-June 1 at various sites around the state. Here is how some of the teams and individuals fared.

Division 1 at Midland Tennis Center
Grosse Pointe South, from the MAC Red, took third place in the state finals, finishing with 20 points. Port Huron Northern was the D-1 state champion, scoring 24 points, and Farmington Hills Mercy finished as the state runner-up (22).

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Published June 12, 2013

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The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 1-4 state finals took place June 1 at various sites and featured a number of athletes from local schools.

A number of those athletes won state titles, with others placing high in their respective events.

Here’s a rundown of how local teams and individuals did at their respective competitions.

The top eight placers in each event earned All-State status.

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Published May 22, 2013

Grosse Pointe schools were well-represented at a Division 1 regional meet hosted by Grosse Pointe South May 17, as Grosse Pointe North’s boys team and South’s girls team each came away as regional champions.

The Norsemen’s boys title came after posting a score of 133.50, while South’s girls scored 226.50, which set a new school record.

North’s girls team also had a big day, finishing second to South with 88.50 points, while the boys from South finished second to North with 101.50 points.

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