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Published March 18, 2020

TROY — What a difference a year made for Troy Athens’ boys basketball program.

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Published March 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Two years ago, the Utica Ford II girls basketball team finished with four wins. This year, the Falcons walked away from the year with a Division 1 district championship.

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Published March 18, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — It is not uncommon in the sports world for a team to grow as the season progresses. Gaining and maintaining camaraderie is equally as important as talent and execution when it comes to winning a championship.

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Published March 17, 2020

GROSSE POINTES — It wasn’t the way the Grosse Pointe South boys basketball team wanted the season to end, but it was far from a disappointment. The Blue Devils were eliminated from the playoffs in a Division 1 district semifinal, losing 78-67 to Hamtramck High March 11.

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Published March 17, 2020

BERKLEY — The Berkley High boys basketball season could be described as bittersweet. On the sweet side, the Bears finished at 14-7 overall, which gave the program its most wins since 2006, according to coach Joe Sermo.

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Published March 16, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — It almost didn’t happen. The Utica Eisenhower boys bowling team was looking to cap off a season in which it won the Macomb Area Conference White Division, the MAC White league tournament and seven other tournaments it participated in this year with a Division 1 state championship.

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Published March 12, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With multiple athletic leagues starting to postpone or cancel events across the nation, the Michigan High School Athletic Association has followed suit. 

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Published March 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Catholic High School League Hall of Fame coach John Goddard died March 2 at the age of 74.

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Published March 11, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Fraser High girls basketball coach Dave Kuppe has been around the game for many years now, and he understood early on that this season was going to be a “tough” one for his squad.

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Published March 10, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS/ROCHESTER — The curtain has closed on the district portion of the girls basketball state playoffs. Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest came away with a Division 3 district title March 6, besting Mount Clemens High 59-35 at Clinton Township Clintondale.

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Published March 10, 2020

BERKLEY — Berkley High girls basketball coach Kirk Carolan knew the Division 1 district at Bloomfield Hills Marian would provide its challenges.

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Published March 9, 2020

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Mount Clemens High boys basketball team trailed 5-2 early in a Division 3 district quarterfinal matchup against the Pontiac Arts and Technology Academy before turning it on and pulling away for a 77-54 win.

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Published March 9, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — It took a year off, but the Utica Eisenhower girls basketball team returned to champion status after knocking off Rochester High 47-42 March 6 at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek to win a Division 1 district title.

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Published March 9, 2020

At the individual wrestling state finals, the top eight finishers in each weight class across all four divisions receive All-State recognition. Following is a list of the local wrestlers to earn All-State honors.

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Published March 9, 2020

DETROIT –– With state titles on the line, Ford Field hosted the individual wrestling state finals March 6-7. Nearly 900 grapplers from across the state came to compete, with the top eight in each weight class and division earning All-State honors.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT — Warren Woods Tower sophomore 171-pound wrestler Omari Embree knows his body better than anyone. He had to this week, as he entered the 2020 state wrestling finals with an injury that left him unable to lift one of his shoulders.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT -- Macomb Dakota's Brendan Feretti wasn’t even sure if he was going to be able to wrestle this season. A foot injury suffered in June 2019 kept the junior out of action until January 2020.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT — It seems fitting that Warren Woods Tower junior 119-pounder ends the season atop Division 2. Haynes is a three-time All-State grappler, finishing third in his weight class as a freshman and second in 2019.

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Published March 6, 2020

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS -- The Bloomfield Hills Marian girls basketball team added yet another Division 1 district championship trophy to the trophy case with a 50-39 win over Royal Oak High March 6 at home. The win marks Marian’s ninth consecutive district title and 16th in the past 17 years.

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Published March 6, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS –– Many teams pride themselves on being stingy on the defensive end of the floor, but few squads have been able to put a stranglehold on teams like Grosse Pointe North.

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