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Published February 2, 2018

WARREN — At press time, Warren Mott boys basketball was 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Macomb Area Conference White Division. A solid season, but coach Jeff Olind knows there’s one thing missing.

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Published February 2, 2018

WARREN — After six seasons away, former Warren De La Salle soccer coach Thaier Mukhtar has returned to guide the program he led for nearly 30 years. De La Salle announced Mukhtar’s return Jan. 19. Mukhtar — who has the second-most wins in state soccer history — coached solely at Fraser High for the past six seasons with the boys and girls programs. He led the Ramblers girls from 2003 to 2017.

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Published February 2, 2018

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — At press time, the Macomb Lutheran North girls basketball team was 5-8 overall and 2-8 in the Catholic High School League Central Division. But the record doesn’t tell the entire story.

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Published February 2, 2018

HAZEL PARK — When Hazel Park High’s boys basketball team played Clarkston High Jan. 30, it did so in front of a sold-out crowd on a cold Tuesday night in Hazel Park.

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Published February 1, 2018

ORCHARD LAKE — With the final quarter of the regular season upon them, Todd Covert and the players on his Orchard Lake St. Mary’s basketball team are faced with the challenge of taking what’s been a pretty great year so far and making it an excellent one.

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Published February 1, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — With a new coach and a host of new players the roster, there was the feeling coming into the season that the West Bloomfield High girls basketball team was going to endure some growing pains.

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Published January 31, 2018

dale High swim coach Daniel Brandenberg is on a mission. 

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Published January 31, 2018

Coming off the club’s first regional title in nearly a decade, the Macomb Dakota hockey team has high expectations.

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Published January 30, 2018

In a battle of what some consider to be the best two boys basketball teams in the state, Clarkston High beat Hazel Park High 70-39 Jan. 30 in front of a sold-out crowd at Hazel Park.

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Published January 30, 2018

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CLAIR SHORES - Forward Ben Davidson led all scorers with 18 points as the St. Clair High boys basketball team got a 58-44 Jan. 30 road win over St. Clair Shores Lake Shore to maintain a one-game lead on Warren Woods Tower in the race for the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division title. The Saint (10-4, 7-1 MAC Gold) host Tower at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 in a game that will likely determine the division champ. “That’s the game of the year for us. It’s gonna be a crazy atmosphere,” Davidson said. “We’ll be ready.” A big second half propelled St. Clair to the win over Lake Shore. The Saints outscored the Shorians 35-21 after halftime. The teams were tied 23-23 at the half.

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Published January 30, 2018

AUBURN HILLS — After spending over a third of his life as a varsity football head coach, Josh Heppner — the former St. Clair Shores Lakeview and Troy Athens leader — has decided to step down from his spot with the Red Hawks.

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Published January 30, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — A fresh but familiar face will patrol the sidelines at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek next season. Nick Merlo was introduced as the new coach of the football program Jan. 22.

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Published January 30, 2018

GROSSE POINTES —  In nearly two decades, there has only been one season in which Grosse Pointe South’s boys basketball program won less than five games.

South went 2-19 in the 2002-03 season, which is the program’s lowest win total during that time span.

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Published January 29, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — At press time, the Flyers had taken the ice 16 times in game action. All 16 times, they exited on the wrong side of the scoreboard.

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Published January 29, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Michigan High School Athletic Association lists only 25 other boys coaches with 500 or more victories.

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Published January 29, 2018

BIRMINGHAM — So far, it’s been a series of close calls, near misses and hard-luck losses. So far, Marc West has watched as his Birmingham Groves boys basketball team has come so close to being a team on the rise, but instead has found itself on the wrong side of the scoreboard more often than not.

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Published January 29, 2018

UTICA — Despite graduating six players from last season’s roster, the Utica High girls basketball team returns plenty of experience.

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Published January 26, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — After going 2-5-1 to start the season, West Bloomfield High hockey has been scorching hot.

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Published January 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase will officially drop the puck Feb. 1-3 for the 18th time.

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Published January 25, 2018

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STERLING HEIGHTS — Bowlers from Macomb County converged Jan. 19-21 on Sterling Lanes for the 2018 Macomb County Championships, which saw new team champions crowned, and one community reigned supreme in the individual portion.

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