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 HighSchoolSports.Xfinity.com,
and highlights will also be available on the Xfinity on Demand service.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Patriots say Grace
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
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.
Labels: Cleland Dame, Gerry Kraemer, Macomb County Coaches Hall of Fame, Utica, Utica Athletic Hall of Fame
Memorial service Saturday for Ralph Weibel, former Warren Woods administrator
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.
Labels: memorial service, Ralph E.. Weibel, Warren Woods Middle School, Warren Woods-Tower
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Coaches named for MHSFCA All Star Game
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.
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.
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
football coach Jim Sparks (center) is the MHSFCA East-West All Star game chairman. (File
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
Grinch obviously does not play hockey at Dakota High School.
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.
the inaugural event last year, they filled five bags with toys.
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.
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.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Dakota bowlers honor Samuel
The second annual
Dakota Cougars Charity Bowling Classic was held Saturday, Dec. 15, and a
portion of the proceeds went to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Over $1,500 was
raised in honor of Samuel Jones, a five-year-old Macomb Township boy, who died
in 2008 from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare and very
aggressive form of cancer. Samuel was treated at St. Jude’s in Memphis,
Tennessee, which pioneers research on childhood cancers and catastrophic
A bowling ball and
drilling generously donated by Fred Baus at S&B pro shop was raffled off at
the Charity Bowling Classic. A dollar donation to St. Jude’s was collected at
the door and there was also a 50/50 raffle. In addition, 15 percent of all tabs
from the team dinner held at Brann’s restaurant, went to St. Jude’s.
Everyone bowled in
Samuel’s honor, and all coaches and bowlers wore an orange band, since orange
was his favorite color.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
high school hockey teams from Romeo and Dakota will play a game at Clark Park in Detroit at
5:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.
is a very special and unique event for our players and Bulldog fans,” said
Romeo coach John Minjoe. “We are very excited to be asked to play in this game
at this site. This will be a fun and memorable night for everyone.”
to the game can be purchased at either school.