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June 4, 2019, 7:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Commitments, offers and possible second thoughts?

In commitment news from last week: Walled Lake Western safety C.J. Brown (pictured, No. 3) committed to Northern Illinois and River Rouge middle linebacker Deshawn Walker committed to Toledo. Brown is the little brother of Michigan State incoming freshman Spencer Brown (OL) and has speed and instinct in the secondary — he also plays tailback ...

Basketball

May 27, 2019, 8:00 pm

BOYS BASKETBALL: John Peckinpaugh and Taylor Wayer join Indy prep coaching scene at Noblesville, Bishop Chatard

The Indianapolis high school hardwood scene just added some new faces on the bench. Noblesville tapped John Peckinpaugh as its new boys basketball coach and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard has turned its boys hoops program over to alum Taylor Wayer. Both these fellas are young, hungry and passionate about teaching the game they love. They’ll definitely inject ...

Basketball

May 23, 2019, 2:55 pm

Justin DeGraaf’s return from Indy should help boost Hudsonville among hoops elite

Returning from Indianapolis to finish up his high school hooping days in Michigan, Justin DeGraaf joins a Hudsonville hardwood crew that should contend for a spot in the Division 1 final four next winter.  Hudsonville went 22-3 in 2019 and won league and district titles before falling 61-60 in a heartbreaker of a regional final ...

Football

May 20, 2019, 11:55 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Carlson’s versatile Ian Stewart picks Michigan State

Gibraltar Carlson’s Mr. Do-Everything on the gridiron, Ian Stewart kicked off his junior prom with announcing where he was going to play his college football. As he arrived at the prom Saturday night, the versatile 6-foot-3 split end prospect posted on his social media accounts that he was committing to Michigan State. Last month, Stewart ...

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May 7, 2019, 1:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Five for fighting — Burney’s top 5 fab Michigan freshman recruits

Five For Fighting — Burney’s Top 5 Freshmen Football Recruits 1 Will Johnson (Grosse Pointe South CB/WR) — Let’s just start calling him “Will the Thrill” right now. 2 Myles Rowser (Belleville S) — Mad skills and natural instinct out of the secondary. 3 Alex Van Sumeren (Essexville Garber LB) — Beast mode 24/7 just ...

Basketball

April 29, 2019, 11:15 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Wayne Memorial’s Isaiah Lewis winds up in the Windy City

Isaiah Lewis is going next level. Destination: Chi-Town. The Wayne Memorial senior boys basketball star has signed to play in college with Chicago State of the Western Athletic Conference, giving second-year coach Lance Irvin’s Cougars a steal out of the backcourt for his 2019 recruiting crop.  Lewis is a crafty 5-foot-11 combo guard who takes ...

Basketball

April 28, 2019, 10:30 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Mattawan’s Nolan Foster picks Ohio Bobcats

The big fella wants to be a Bobcat. Mattawan senior boys basketball star Nolan Foster signed with Ohio University over the weekend, giving the Bobcats one of the state’s post players for their incoming recruiting class. The 6-foot-10 Foster led Mattawan to an undefeated regular season and a district title in 2019, displaying a newfound ...