Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Alec Gilhooly, a captain and senior lacrosse player for Detroit Catholic Central is competing against nine other Michigan athletes for the title of "2013 Player of the Year."
A Detroit Catholic Central athlete is competing against nine other Michigan athletes to become the Warrior Sports Michigan high school lacrosse player of the year. Team captain and senior lacrosse player Alec Gilhooly has already signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse for the University of Detroit Mercy, but as the high school senior enters his final season with the Shamrocks, Gilhooly could be voted by fans as the 2013 Player of the Year. According to the Warrior Sports website, media analysts will be monitoring lacrosse matches and player performances throughout the season. The ten contestants will added or removed from the contest throughout the season based on their individual performance and impact for their team. Once the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Novi High School raises awareness for student heart health at this year's charity basketball game.
The 10th annual "Senior versus Staff Charity Basketball Game" is Wednesday at Novi High School's main gym. This year's game will be held in remembrance of Wes Leonard, a varsity basketball player for Fennville High School who died of sudden cardiac arrest in 2011, right after he scored the game winning basket to an undefeated season. This year's charity recipient is the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation, which was established shortly after his death. This game benefits the foundation by raising money for automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in schools with athletic events. The student council at Novi High School, which has several working AEDs, established the Novi Heart Team after hearing Leonard's story. The team's goal is to donate a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Running Fit is uniting Michigan runners to show their support for Boston.
To celebrate the safe return of Boston Marathon runners and to show solidarity for Boston, Running Fit will be hosting a "Runners For Boston" run/walk this week. The unity 4.15 mile run/walk will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.at Kensington Metropark, and participants should meet at the East Boat Launch. On the Running Fit website, Randy Step writes that running has taken on a new meaning for runners after the April 15 bombings. "Every step feels like a dedication to those who suffered. Just heading out the door is like thumbing our nose at terrorists that are out to change our way of life and limit our freedoms," he writes on the website. Wednesday's participants are invited to wear past or present Boston Marathon gear, gear …
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the late summer heat or those deliciously crisp fall days that follow. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: your local playground. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. …
Take a motorcoach to Comerica park for the game on June 9.
The City of Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, together with Wixom and Northville Parks and Recreation Departments, is offering a family group trip to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, June 9. The price is $45 for the upper box level and $53 for the lower level and includes transportation, admission, and kids rides. Seats are assigned on a first come, first serve basis by date of registration and are limited per community. Tiger fans will board the motorcoach at Meijer in Wixom at 11 a.m. and will return at approximately 6:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Monday, May 6. To register, visit cityofnovi.org or stop by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department located at …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Joshua Carolin, a Novi native and Detroit Catholic Central grad, finishes sixth in 1,500-meter run with best 4:06.53.
The University of Detroit Mercy's Joshua Carolin, a freshman from Novi, set a personal best time in the 1,500-meter run during the weekend's Eastern Michigan University Twilight outdoor meet in Ypsilanti. Carolin, a graduate of Detroit Catholic Central, finished sixth with a time of 4:06.53, according to a Detroit Mercy press release, in temperatures hovering around 40 degrees. He is the son of Bill and Laurie Carolin and majoring in software engineering. Teams from Adrian, Concordia (Mich.), Hillsdale, IUPUI, Macomb Community College, Marygrove, Michigan, Oakland, Wayne State, Western Michigan, as well as Eastern Michigan participated in the two-day event.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Leave a comment on Patch to show your support as U-M takes on Louisville for the national championship.
Go Blue! Cheer on the Michigan men’s basketball team as the Wolverines take on Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night. Just leave a comment below to show your support for the Maize and Blue. (Or show your Michigan fandom by uploading a photo by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon.) The NCAA Tournament final tips off at 9:23 p.m. in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will be televised on CBS. Hail to the Victors! If you're not one of the lucky fans making the trip to Atlanta to catch it live, there are local spots in Novi with the game turned on. Where are you watching?
Friday, April 5, 2013
Do you proudly wear the orange and blue? Show off your Detroit Tigers gear here by uploading a photo to our fan gallery.
Raise your paws and don that old-English "D", Tigers fans, at long last it's Opening Day at Comerica Park. The home team takes on the New York Yankees today, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Whether you're headed downtown, or watching the game from home, we want you to show your Tigers pride by uploading a photo or video of you and your loved ones (pets included!) rocking the orange and blue. Just click the "Upload Photo & Video" tab on this page to share your shots. What do you love about Tiger baseball? Who's your Tiger this year? How many wins will the team get? World Series or bust? Predictions? Tell us in the comments!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
David Brandon and Mark Hollis will be speaking at a Chamber of Commerce event on April 26.
University of Michigan Athletic Director David Brandon and Michigan State University Athletic Director Mark Hollis will both speak at a luncheon on April 26. The event will be held at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center at 39000 Schoolcraft Road in Livonia. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program is from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Livonia, Northville, Plymouth and Westland chambers of commerce. You can register for the event through the Northville Chamber via fax at 248-349-8730, phone at 248-349-7640, or email at email@example.com. Cost is $30 for chamber members or $40 for non-members.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Novi.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Novi: No.VI Chophouse Epic Tavern & Grill Tilted Kilt Buffalo Wild Wings Gatsby's You can watch the basketball action online here. Tell us where you're watching the games by posting a comment.