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January 5, 2018, 10:24 am

Players Anthem At The Park – HP Soaring To New Heights On Hardwood

Playing with purpose and poise and displaying maximum execution, the Hazel Park boys hoops squad is a force to be reckoned with in 2018. Causing carnage wherever and whenever they step foot on the floor, the Vikings are 7-0 and have stacked plenty of signature wins so far (see dubs versus U-D Jesuit, East English Village, DEPSA and Detroit Henry ...


December 12, 2017, 4:00 pm

Football Recruiting Radar – The Offseason Ticker Begins

News and notes from around the state’s recruiting landscape:   Detroit Cass Tech cornerback Kalon Gervin and Muskegon quarterback LaDarius Jefferson have committed to play on the gridiron at Michigan State. Some recruiting services rate Gervin (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) the No. 1 prospect in the state of Michigan’s Class of 2018. Jefferson (6-foot-3, 210 pounds) was this year’s Mr. Football ...


December 7, 2017, 10:37 am

Five For Fighting – Flying Under The Radar

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – The Top 5 Most Underrated Boys Basketball Players In The State   1. Quinn Blair (Dearborn Divine Child G/F) – A sensational gunner on the wing who doesn’t get nearly the love he deserves around the Mitten (Signed with William & Mary)   2. Traveon Maddox (Novi G) – A sensational gunner at ...


December 5, 2017, 12:34 pm

Burney’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ – The Best 12 Boys Basketball Players In The State

By Scott Burnstein   EDITOR’S NOTE: Please note that Clarkston Senior Forward Thomas Kithier was omitted from this list due to questions regarding his eligibility for the 2017-18 Basketball Season.   1. Foster Loyer (Clarkston Sr. G) – Just start calling him Mr. Basketball right now   2. Brandon Johns (East Lansing Sr. F) – The PERFECT “stretch ...


December 1, 2017, 2:00 pm

Five For Fighting – Next Year’s Mr. Football Crop

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – The Top 5 Mr. Football Frontrunners For 2018   1 Julian Barnett (Belleville WR-CB) – Does it all on both sides of the ball   2 Sam Johnson (Walled Lake Western QB) – Gunslinger extraordinaire, smooth and savvy signal caller who competes with a chip on his shoulder   3 Dwan Mathis (Oak ...


December 1, 2017, 7:00 am

Dynamic, Baller High School Kids – Best Of The Boys Bunch In ’20

The Top 10 MHSAA Sophomore Hoop Hounds   1. Isaiah Jackson (Old Redford F) – Blossoming into the TOTAL PACKAGE   2. Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher G) – Think Monte Morris 2:0   3. Carlos Johnson (Benton Harbor F) – They call him “Scooby” and he is a sizzler on the hardwood….’Nuff said!!   4. Malik Carr (Oak ...


November 28, 2017, 3:00 pm

Venturing To The Valley – Flint Area RB Reid Runs To GVSU

Davison football great Tariq Reid wrapped up his college recruiting over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend by committing to Grand Valley State. Reid (5-foot-10, 205 yards) had previously been eying the Ivy League and U.S. Service Academy route, but instead opted for the DII power located right here at home in The Mitten.   His relentless style running the ...


November 17, 2017, 12:07 pm

Hoopster Recruit Radar – Johnson, Fischer Find Homes In College

In a pair of late college basketball signings from the state’s boys high school hoop landscape, Detroit Edison power forward Deante (Spider) Johnson signed with Cleveland State and Warren De La Salle point guard Justin Fischer inked with Lake Superior State. If we’re talking about value and upside, these two have it by the ton.   The long, athletic and incredibly active ...

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November 16, 2017, 5:00 pm

Recruiting Round-Up: Van Sumeren To Hawkeyes, Hastings Becomes Bulldog

One of the state’s top football players and one of the state’s top boys basketball players committed to colleges over the weekend.   Essexville Garber linebacker Ben Van Sumeren committed to Iowa on the gridiron, while Wyoming Godwin Heights’s forward Markeese Hastingscommitted to Butler on the hardwood.   Van Sumeren (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) de-committed from Western Michigan back in the summer after ...


November 14, 2017, 2:00 pm

Stepping Away – MHSAA Soccer Bids Farewell To The Accomplished Coach Mukhtar

The state’s high school coaching ranks is saying goodbye to a true great.   Prep soccer coaching legend Thaier Mukhtar retired this week after three decades of accolades and mentorship.   Mukhtar has spent the past six years heading the boys program on the pitch at Fraser. He stepped down as the Fraser girls coach back in ...


November 8, 2017, 1:30 pm

X Marks The Spot – Gridders Ready To Shine In Regionals

Here’s a five-pack of Metro Detroit area prep football players that could be major X-FACTORS in the regional final later this week:   Jalen Robinson (Oak Park S) – One of the hardest hitters and smartest secondary studs in the state   Isaac Moore (Livonia Franklin RB) – Simply PUNISHING running the rock between the tackles   ...