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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

De La Salle to play in Holiday Hoops Invitational at the Breslin Center

De La Salle will play Grand Rapids Christian at 6 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Breslin Center at Michigan State as part of the Holiday Hoops Invitational.
Other games: Lansing Christian vs. Paw Paw at 11 a.m.; Lansing Catholic vs. Schoolcraft at 12:30 p.m.; Holt vs. Hudsonville at 2 p.m.; East Lansing vs. Ann Arbor Huron at 6 p.m., and Detroit Consortium vs. Jenison at 8 p.m.

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Friday, May 31, 2013

L'Anse Creuse grad stars in college track

FORT WAYNE, IND. - Indiana Tech sophomore Shayla France, a L’Anse Creuse grad, helped lead the Warriors to their first national title at the 2013 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships held in Marion, Indiana on May 23-25.

France ran a leg of the winning 400 meter relay team, which smashed the school record in the process. She also earned All-American status in three other events finishing second in the 100 hurdles, sixth in the 100 dash, and fourth in the 200 dash.
The sophomore was one of eight individual/relay champions for the Warriors at the meet as well as one of 31 Indiana Tech athletes to earn All-American accolades.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thinking Pink at Ike

The Eisenhower varsity softball team’s Pink Game will be Wednesday, May 22, against MAC Red Division rival Romeo. The doubleheader starts at 4.
Proceeds will be used to help the Taken With Teal Team and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Michelle Shell, a Taken With Teal team captain, is the niece of Deborah Krenzel, an employee at Eisenhower. The Taken With Teal Team is made up of family and friends whose lives have been touched by different types of cancer far too many times. 
In addition, this year the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday.
The concession stand will be open during the doubleheader. Hot dogs, drinks, snacks and T-shirts will be available.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stevenson in baseball Pink Game Friday

When defending Division 1 MHSAA baseball champ Hudsonville welcomes  Stevenson Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m.,  the two highly-ranked teams will also do battle with another foe.
The two teams will be doing their part to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for this cause with a Pink Game, that PlayOn! Sports, an MHSAA Network television partner, will televise as part of its Xfinity Spring sports coverage.
Hudsonville is ranked fourth in the May 2 edition of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 rankings, and Stevenson is ranked ninth.
Each week’s featured game will be presented by Xfinity to viewers on Comcast Channel 900 on the following Tuesday at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with additional replays throughout the week most weeks on Wednesdays at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 6 p.m.  The games will be online for Xfinity subscribers at, and highlights will also be available on the Xfinity on Demand service.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Patriots say Grace

For the fourth consecutive year, the Cousino girls varsity soccer team will be holding a bottle drive in order to raise money to purchase food to help the needy.
The squad is also responsible for cooking and serving a meal at the Grace Episcopal Church in Mount Clemens on Sunday, May 5.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Utica to honor basketball coach Cleland Dame

Cleland Dame, a long-time boys and girls basketball coach at Utica High, will be inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 22. Dame has been in coaching for 55 years, the last 14 at Utica. “Cle is known for his expertise on teaching the fundamentals of the game to his players, especially developing great shooting habits,” Gerry Kraemer, boys varsity coach at UHS, said. Dame, whose other coaching stops included Richmond, Anchor Bay, Stevenson, Eisenhower and Malow Junior High, also is a member of the Macomb County Coaches Hall of Fame and the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m., before the Chieftains’ game against Ford.

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Memorial service Saturday for Ralph Weibel, former Warren Woods administrator

A memorial service for Ralph E. Weibel will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren Woods Middle School. A former teacher and assistant principal for Warren Woods schools, Weibel, a Washington Township resident, died Dec. 17, 2012. In retirement, Weibel edited the Warren Woods Alumni Newsletter and ran the Warren Woods alumni golf outing for several years. He enjoyed golfing, sailing and skiing. “He was loved and admired by staff and students,” Jan Sander, athletic director at Warren Woods-Tower High, said. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ralph Weibel Scholarship Fund, 27900 Bunert, Warren, MI 48088.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coaches named for MHSFCA All Star Game

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association has selected Bill Feraco (West) of East Lansing High School and Mike Zdebski (East) of Walled Lake Western High School as the head coaches for the 33rd MHSFCA East-West All Star Game to be played at Arend D. Lubbers Stadium on the campus of Grand Valley State University on Saturday, June 22.
The game will feature 88 of the best high school players in the state as selected by the 2013 MHSFCA All Star Game coaches and the members of the All Star Game Committee.  Player selection for the 44 players on each team will be announced by MHSFCA on Saturday, Jan. 12.
“The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association is very pleased to announce that Bill Feraco and Mike Zdebski will serve as the head coaches for the 33rd East-West All Star Game,” said Jim Sparks, 2013 MHSFCA East-West All Star Game chair and Clawson High School football coach. “Bill and Mike are extremely well-respected high school football coaches and will represent the sport and MHSFCA very well.”
Clawson football coach Jim Sparks (center) is the MHSFCA East-West All Star game chairman. (File photo)

Also named as assistant coaches are Tim Conley of Southfield, Robert Hunt of Detroit Central, and Rod Gloddich of Marine City for the East squad; and Perry Baranic of Centerville, Shawn Griffin of Constantine, and Rick Applin of Boyne City for the West squad.

Romeo wins on, off the football field

Romeo High School’s varsity football team was one of just three programs statewide that was given the Steve Spicer Leadership Award by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.
The award signifies leadership and community service.
Co-head coaches Jason Couch and Curt Rienas are extremely proud of their assistant coaches, players and parents for working so hard in the area of community service.

Trevor Medley of Romeo and his teammates really rose to the occasion when it came to community service. The Bulldogs were one of just three squads statewide to be given the Steve Spicer Leadership Award. (Macomb Daily staff photo by Ray J. Skowronek) 
 Among the football program’s many community service projects were supporting the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk; assisting in a summer reading program; helping out at the Simpson Park Camp; helping the elderly spruce up their yards; assisting with a book drive; raising nearly $50,000 through cancer charity games; and participating in The Willis Foundation, a non-profit organization honoring Marine Corporal Christopher Kelly Willis.

Dakota hockey's Santa clause

The Grinch obviously does not play hockey at Dakota High School.
The school’s varsity and junior varsity players held their second annual Toys for Tots event at a team dinner and filled an extraordinary seven 42-gallon bags with new, unwrapped toys.
In the inaugural event last year, they filled five bags with toys.
The varsity coach is Mike Jakubik. His assistants are Mike Lesnau, James Rose, Vince Vuljaj (goalie coach) and manager Mary O’Connor. The roster consists of Cooper Bell, Tyler Ramar, Scotty Rymill, Chad Roskelly, Brandon White, Brad Scanlon, Marc Digrande, Anthony Piccirilli, Ronnie O’Connor, Bill Karvounis, Brad Schornak, Austin Swanson, John Kochanski, Sammy Shaheen, Austin Azzopardi, Vasko Vidovski, Shawn Eastman, Paul Andary, Matt Riehl, Johnny Greaves, Anthony Benvenuti and Justin Dudzinski.
The junior varsity coach is Bob Kotowski Jr. His assistants are Michael Hearns, Gordie Clark and Wayne Jarvis. The roster is made up of Jake Gorzelski, Zach Romback, Zach Goff, Eric Lesnau, Eddie Becker, Zach Chornoby, Brendan Carney, Donnie Scanlon, Matt Pellerito, Brandon Hyduk, Austin Wargo, Anthony Giacomantonio, Michael Gallucci, Kevin Paulus, Jared Ciaravino, Robbie DeVuyst, Brandon Baker and Kyle Kingman.