In Play with Tom Markowski
Softball

Regina scores 10 runs in first three innings and scampers past Mercy, 14-6, in league final

 | Tom Markowski

Detroit – Meghan Berlin hit the first pitch she saw with purpose on Monday and it quickly changed the momentum of the game. Farmington Hills Mercy scored twice in the top of the first inning and Warren Regina answered in the bottom half on Berlin’s three-run home run an...  

Full Story

Baseball

Stevenson, Brother Rice look to win league titles

 | Tom Markowski

Sterling Heights – The state tournament starts on May 30 so let’s stick with the regular season while there’s still time. Sterling Heights Stevenson has had a remarkable run recently and is in position to win its eight consecutive Macomb Area Conference Red Divisi...  

Full Story

Football

Two students transfer out of Clawson to Waterford Mott, ruled ineligible for entire junior year

 | Tom Markowski

Waterford – Those who don’t believe the Michigan High School Athletic Association doesn’t do enough to deter athletically motivated transfers or to punish those who do not abide by these rules should take note of a recent MHSAA ruling. Two students, both of whom a...  

Full Story

Softball

Trenton's Biedenbach becomes seventh coach to reach 1,000 victories

 | Tom Markowski

Trenton – John Biedenbach never gave a thought about coaching softball while he was playing baseball at Flint St. Matthew and in the few years that followed. “I was looking for a coaching and a teaching position,” Biedenbach said. “I was still involved with ...  

Full Story

Basketball

Unrecognized by some, Detroit's Trevion Williams builds his case for being at the top of the 2018 class

 | Tom Markowski

Detroit – Trevion Williams might not be the best player in Michigan in the class of 2018 but he’s close. Williams is a 6-8, 250-pound forward who has played the past two seasons at Detroit Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies after attending Chicago Mt. Carme...  

Full Story

Softball

Softball Top 25 Players Preview: Beaubien of St. Mary Catholic Central tops our list

 | Tom Markowski

1. Meghan Beaubien, p, sr., Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central: Beaubien signed with Michigan. A four-year starter, Beaubien led her team to the Division 3 title each of the past two seasons. Beaubien is lefthander who was 22-1 last season and in 150 innings she had 308...  

Full Story

Softball

Softball Top 25 Team Preview: Mattawan, Dakota and Midland own top 3 spots

 | Tom Markowski

1.Mattawan (32-9), Division 1: The Wildcats always seem to be at or near the top. They lost in a state semifinal last season and they return seven starters. Coach Alicia Smith begins her 20th season and she has five seniors on what is a team with fine depth...  

Full Story

Basketball

Beecher makes history, wins third consecutive Class C title, 73-58, over Covenant Christian

 | Tom Markowski

East Lansing – Flint Beecher made Monte Morris proud on Saturday. The Bucs pulled away from Grand Rapids Covenant Christian and won its third consecutive Class C title, 73-58, at the Breslin Center. Morris, Mr. Basketball in 2013, led Beecher to two state titles in his fou...  

Full Story

Basketball

Clarkston and the Fifes, at long last, celebrate a state title

 | Tom Markowski

East Lansing – The family of Fifes finally have their dreams fulfilled. Starved for a state championship since seemingly the Bronze Age, Clarkston High and the community were able to celebrate on Saturday when the Wolves outlasted top-ranked Grand Rapids Christian, 75-69, in ...  

Full Story

Basketball

North Central starts fast, then holds off Buckley, 78-69, to win its third consecutive Class D title

 | Tom Markowski

East Lansing – If you were waiting for a Powers North Central letdown following its last-second, double overtime victory over Southfield Christian on Thursday think again. The Jets never played better in the first quarter as they stormed to a 38-20 lead and then were forced t...  

Full Story