Wednesday, June 27, 2012
An eight-run sixth inning helps West team to take bragging rights in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game for a second straight year Tuesday night.
DETROIT – The West All-Stars earned bragging rights over the East at the annual Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) All-Star game for a second year in a row at Comerica Park on Tuesday night. The West erased an early 4-2 deficit with five runs in the third inning and then blew the game open with an eight-run sixth. The West side batted around the order in the inning to take a commanding 16-6 lead. Its bullpen held the East scoreless in the final three innings to close out the victory. “It wasn’t how we drew it up,” East All-Stars and Birmingham Groves High School coach Jim Crosby said, laughing. “They had that one big inning that killed us. We couldn’t get anybody out, everybody got a chance to pitch and a couple …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
With the 48-46 loss Wednesday in the regional finals, the Shamrocks ended the basketball season against their league rivals for the second year in a row.
NOVI — It was like looking in a mirror; same teams, same result and almost the exact same score. The Orchard Lake St. Mary’s boys basketball team held on to a slim lead in the final two minutes to knock out Novi Detroit Catholic Central with a 48-46 win Wednesday night at Novi High School. The Eaglets beat their Catholic League rival in the Class A regional finals for the second straight year. "We’ve had six games against these guys in the last three years," Shamrocks coach Bill Dyer said. "Their kids are tough, our kids are tough; we’ve had games like this all the time. They got us twice (in the playoffs), two years in a row, both great games." Last year, Shaun Covington hit free throws with 12 seconds left to ensure a win for St. Mary's …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Senior Jimi Keller falls in consolation finals on Saturday, finishes in eighth place at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
AUBURN HILLS – Novi had a pair of senior wrestlers compete at the MHSAA individual state wrestling finals over the weekend. In the 285-pound weight class, senior Jimi Keller placed in the top eight. He wrestled in the seventh-place consolation finals match against Detroit Catholic Central junior Bob Coe. Coe won on a 5-2 decision. Keller finishes his career 39-15 and earned all-state honors. Keller bounced back after losing his opening match 3-1 to Cory Arnouts of Grand Ledge. Keller wasn't able to get Arnouts off his feet. Arnouts scored an early takedown and that was enough to ride out the win. In the consolation bracket, Keller won two matches. He pinned Fraser’s Mike Fruelhich in the second round. He also beat Walled Lake Central’s …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Calderon wins state title on Saturday night in the 152-pound weight class by beating Detroit Catholic Central's Alec Mooradian on a 3-2 decision.
AUBURN HILLS - Brighton junior Aaron Calderon approached his state finals match (152 pound) like it was just another match. He looked at his opponent Detroit Catholic Central senior Alec Mooradian as just another wrestler. Just another wrestler looking to become only the 15th wrestler in state history to win four state titles. “He had everything to lose, I had everything to gain that helped me take the pressure off,” Calderson said, of the three-time defending champion. “He’s just a kid my age. I can be just as strong, just as fast and just as good. That was my mindset.” His mindset helped him pull of a stunning upset on Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Calderon (58-2) fended off Mooradian’s desperate takedowns in the final 20…
A look at the action from the third and final day of the state tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
AUBURN HILLS - The final day of the individual wrestling state finals was Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. There were plenty of great moments, and we've captured some of them here. Patch also provided live coverage of the finals all three days, and you can go back and replay the action with us: For replays of the live blog for the three days of coverage: Day 1: Round One Day 2: Consolation, quarterfinals and semifinals Day 3: Consolation finals, State title finals, awards We also have a community gallery contributed by readers; if you have photos to add, please share them here.