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Football

Recruiting: A look at the 2019 football commitments

 | Scott Burnstein

The start of summer has brought a flurry of college commitments from the state’s top incoming senior football players. Let’s break down the movement on the Class of 2019 recruiting board: River Rouge DE Ruke Orhorhoro – The 6-5, 275-poun...  

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Baseball

A look back on who were the stars at the MHSAA baseball finals and semis

 | Scott Burnstein

  Five For Fighting – The Top Efforts From The MHSAA baseball finals 1 Brett Upton (Beal City) – Went all JUSTIN VERLANDER and pitched a 1-hit gem in his club’s 10-0 defeat of Unionville Sebewaing for the D4 state...  

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Basketball

Here's a look at some of the top players coached by Bernie Holowicki, who died this week

 | Scott Burnstein

The beloved Bernie Holowicki bid us adieu this week, passing away at age 86. Holowicki headed the boys hoops program at Detroit Catholic Central from 1971 until 1994, then took over the Madonna program at the college level. His 612 wins are the sevent...  

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Multi-Sport

Recruiting and other tidbits: Two Detroit area football players announce commitments; Old Redford gets new boys hoops coach

 | Scott Burnstein

  Football News Two of the top cornerbacks in the state’s Class of 2019 were taken off the board over the weekend with the commitments of Detroit King’s Ahmad Gardner and Harper Woods’ Elija Griffin. They ...  

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Baseball

English of Detroit Western taken in the 5th round of the MLB Draft; other top prospects shunned

 | Scott Burnstein

For the state’s best pro baseball prospects – Birmingham Detroit Country Day’s John Malcom, Warren De La Salle’s Bryce Bush, and Detroit Western’s Will English – this week’s MLB Draft pro...  

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Football

Recruiting: King's Marvin Grant commits to Purdue; Rouge's Ferguson to the Air Force

 | Scott Burnstein

One is ready to take the Big Ten by storm. The other is ready to fly. Two of the state’s top football players in the Class of 2019 committed to colleges over the weekend, as Detroit King safety Marvin Grant committed to Purdue and Ri...  

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Basketball

Miss USA in the building

 | Scott Burnstein

Detroit Edison all-state girls hoopster Rickea Jackson, probably the early favorite to win next winter’s Miss Basketball award, was selected to compete for Team USA in this summer’s 17-U World Cup. Jackson plays on the wing and was the Gatorade Player...  

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Basketball

Recruiting: Beecher's Terry top point guard in class of 2020; Green of Country Day is No. 2

 | Scott Burnstein

      Five For Fighting (Boys Hoops) – The Top 5 Point Guards In The State’s Class of 2020 1 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher) – The next great Flintstone….take it to the bank!! 2 Wende...  

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Basketball

New to the bench

 | Scott Burnstein

East Lansing has hired alum Ray Mitchell to be the school’s new boys basketball coach and Birmingham Brother Rice has brought on Ricky Palmer to head the Warriors hoops program...  

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Multi-Sport

Different sport, same results – STRAIGHT SICKNESS!!

 | Scott Burnstein

Madison Heights Madison’s Austin Brown and Detroit King’s Jalen McGaughy are going to be playing on the gridiron in college, but this spring they’re showing off skills in other sports. Brown, who threw for 3,125 y...  

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