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Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTES –– Throughout the season, Grosse Pointe North softball has lived by the motto, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Instead of looking ahead to key games, rivalry matchups and even playoffs, the Norsemen are focused on using every inning and every game to prepare for what they may see down the road.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — In addition to his duties as Ferndale High’s girls swim coach and as an assistant with the boys swim team, Pat McNally received an unexpected, but welcome, opportunity when the school’s athletic director, Shaun Butler, offered him the chance to be the coach of the softball program.

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Published May 14, 2019

BIRMINGHAM — When asked what’s been clicking the most for his team, Birmingham Seaholm baseball coach John Toth said “everything.” At press time, his Maples were 21-2 and won the Oakland Activities Association White Division with a 9-0 league record after a 10-0 victory over West Bloomfield High May 8.

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Published May 13, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Fourteen games into the season and the Utica Eisenhower girls lacrosse team has won 14 games. With that success comes pressure. The Eagles had gone through a lull earlier in the season. They were winning, but coach Desiree Messina didn’t feel the team was playing to its full potential. After a talk with her players, she learned of some outside pressure they were feeling to keep the undefeated streak alive.

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Published May 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With the girls tennis season nearing the finish line, postseason play is right around the corner.

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Published May 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT — With the girls tennis season nearing the finish line, postseason play is right around the corner. For teams across the state, regional matches will take place May 16-18, with the state finals running May 31 through June 1.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — After winning a Macomb Area Conference Gold Division championship and a Division 2 district title last season, Madison Heights Lamphere girls soccer coach Mike Joa said his team is “reloading” this year. In the previous two seasons, Lamphere was 24-6-8 overall and 17-1-6 in MAC Gold play.

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Published May 10, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — The boys golf teams in Macomb County will have to wait yet another year to try to wrestle the Macomb County Invitational title away from the reigning champ.

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Published May 10, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — New Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse baseball coach Brett Borrocci said coming into an established program can have its ups and downs, and this season has been no different for the Lancers.

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Published May 8, 2019

TROY — Since graduating from Troy High in 2016, Logan Shamblin said his experience playing for the University of Detroit Mercy’s men’s lacrosse team has been “unbelievable.”

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Published May 8, 2019

FARMINGTON — At this point in the season, there aren’t many teams left with an undefeated record.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — It all started roughly six and a half years ago, when Rochester High senior Jonathan Schneck was introduced to “League of Legends” by some friends. “League of Legends” is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. At its core, “League of Legends” is a game where players are split into two teams with the common goal of destroying the opponent’s “Nexus,” a structure that lies in the middle of their base and is protected by defensive structures.

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Published May 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Since 2012, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s boys and girls track and field teams have won a combined 15 dual and division meet titles in the Macomb Area Conference.

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Published May 7, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores Lake Shore softball team struggled last season, going 7-18 overall and winless in the Macomb Area Conference White Division.

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Published May 7, 2019

GROSSE POINTES –– After knocking off No. 2-ranked Bloomfield Hills High last week, you’d think the Grosse Pointe South girls tennis team would be boastful and looking toward a state championship.

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Published May 7, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale High boys golf coach Scott Jeffrey said most of the players on his team don’t even have their own clubs. Although players from other programs have been around golf for a large portion of their lives, Jeffrey said his job at Ferndale is “more so to grow the game and expose them to the game.”

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Published May 6, 2019

CLAWSON — Dan Wickham lived in Clawson for more than 25 years. He graduated from Clawson High in 2003 and played soccer at the school his senior year.

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Published May 6, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Bloomfield Hills High softball team has channeled its situational hitting and ability to move runners around the base paths to a strong start in the Oakland Activities Association Blue Division.

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Published May 6, 2019

UTICA — After an undefeated campaign in the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division last season, the Utica High girls tennis team was ready for new challenges. This season, the Chieftains moved up a division to the MAC Blue and are still seeing success.

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Published May 6, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The 2018 edition of the Sterling Heights Stevenson baseball team finished at 14-21 and fifth in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division.

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