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November 12, 2019, 2:12 pm

Looking for a crowning achievement: Crown Point lady hoopsters hungry for state title

Northwest Indiana has some hardwood queens that want another state crown to add to their regal name. The Crown Point backcourt of sophomore phenom Jessica Carrothers and senior gunner Dash Shaw is downright spooky. The frontcourt of the Stoddard sisters is sinister. As in, they will have defenders seeing ghosts and running for help all ...

Football

November 11, 2019, 11:14 am

FIVE FOR FIGHTING — The Top Oxford Football Players Of The Bud Rowley Era (1976-2019)

1 Carl Reaves (Class of 1993 RB/DL) — The most dominant and dynamic player in Oxford history, scored the game-winning touchdown and made the game-securing pass deflection in OT of the 1992 state finals to get Team Rowley its lone state crown. Reaves played in college at Michigan State and UT-Chattanooga. 2 Zach Line (Class ...

Football

November 6, 2019, 4:31 pm

PLAYOFF PRIMER: Burney’s five backs to watch in the MHSAA postseason

Five running backs to watch for in the 2019 football playoffs: Tyler Amos (Portage Northern Sr.) — The best tailback on the west side of the state. Slippery speed merchant with great field vision. Amos has rushed for 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns. Jacob Sanders (Royal Oak Shrine Soph.) — This juggernaut of a jitterbug ...

Football

October 8, 2019, 4:35 pm

Where we stand right now: Burney’s OAA football player power rankings

1 Donovan Edwards (West Bloomfield Jr. RB) — Pure electricity nearly every touch. 2 Kobe Manzo (Lake Orion Sr. RB) — Perfect combination of power, speed and instinct. 3 DeVonta Twymon (Oak Park Sr. RB) — The breakout star of the league this fall, running with a ton of tenacity. 4 Justin Rogers (Oak Park ...

Football

November 17, 2019, 5:15 pm

Semifinal pairings and locations set for 2019 MHSAA 11-player postseason

With Friday and Saturday’s regional finals in the books, the 11-player semifinals are now set. All but two will be Saturday afternoon — Pewamo-Westphalia and Iron Mountain will meet in a rematch of their controversial boys basketball final at the Superior Dome Friday night, while the other Division 7 game between Cass City and Jackson Lumen ...

Volleyball

November 15, 2019, 1:29 pm

Pairings for 2019 MHSAA volleyball quarterfinals, semifinals and finals

The elite eight are set in each division, with one match separating the surviving teams from a trip to Battle Creek.  Tuesday’s quarterfinals will slim the list down to the final four in each division, but currently there are  The top three ranked teams remain in Division 1, along with defending champion Lake Orion. In ...

Softball

November 14, 2019, 4:28 pm

Michigan softball players inking their NLIs in the early signing period

One day into the week-long NCAA early signing period, and a slew of Michigan natives have inked National Letters of Intent to play college softball. A ton of them have gone to Toledo and Central Michigan, but there are still several days worth of signings left. Below are the ones who’ve announced their signings so ...

Volleyball

November 11, 2019, 10:28 am

Volleyball regional pairings for 2019 MHSAA postseason

One week into the volleyball postseason, and the field is whittled down to 128 district winners, each vying for one of the eight regional titles in each division.  Two of the top 10 teams (according to the Week 11 rankings by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association) in each of the four divisions were ousted ...

Golf

November 7, 2019, 4:42 pm

MICGA 2019 girls golf all-state teams announced

The 2019 Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association girls All-State teams were announced on Thursday, with the announcement of this year’s Miss Golf still to come. Below are the players who were honored by the MIGCA for their play in the 2019 fall season:   MISS GOLF TBA ————— SUPER TEAM Bridget Boczar, Soph., Plymouth Jolie Brochu, ...

Football

November 20, 2019, 1:48 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Michigan football notebook — River Rouge’s Bulley re-opens recruiting; WB’s Hairston, OP’s Benny schedule visits

River Rouge’s De’Andre Bulley, maybe the most physical running back in Metro Detroit, is back on the recruiting market, vacating his commitment to Akron. The choice to re-open his decision process was announced on his social media accounts after his Panthers pounded Catholic League-champ Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 49-14 in a Division 3 regional title throw ...

Basketball

November 18, 2019, 10:39 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Waterford Mott’s Isaiah Jackson picks Kentucky

Waterford Mott’s Isaiah Jackson, the highest-ranked boys basketball recruit in the state, signed with Kentucky over the weekend.  The five-star power forward is considered by some scouts the best rebounder and post defender in the country. He’ll be one of the frontrunners in a heated race for Mr. Basketball in 2020. “First and foremost, this is ...

Basketball

November 14, 2019, 11:04 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Pen in hand for Indiana hoopsters — Value abounds on Signing Day

Here are four girls basketball players in Indiana inking with Division I colleges this week and providing their respective future programs great value in the prospect market for the Class of 2020. Katie Davidson (Lawrence North F) — Signing with Miami (Ohio), Davidson is a dandy on the wing, crafty and consistent. She posted 15 ...