Birmingham-area high schools had a lot of great sports performances this season. We want to hear from our readers which one they thought was the best.
Be sure to vote by 9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Final results will be posted on Monday, April 16.
Here are the candidates:
Scott Crosthwaite (senior, swimming): Scott Crosthwaite was one of the top swimmers in Oakland County this season for . He in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.47) and the 500-yard freestyle individual championship (4:33.26). He also won a championship in the 400-yard freestyle relay race with his teammates Steven Curry, Noah Zamler and Tom Power (3:07.93). At the Oakland County Championships, he finished second place in the 200 yard freestyle and 500 freestyle. He leaves the Falcons as one of the most decorated swimmers in school history.
Aerial Powers (senior, basketball): Aerial Powers was a Miss Basketball finalist this season and it was easy to see why. She led the Detroit Country Day high school girls basketball team in scoring with more than 19 points per game while also averaging six rebounds, three assists and three steals. She’s committed to play basketball at Michigan State next season.
Tim List (junior, wrestling): Tim List helped the varsity wrestling team get back on the map, or maybe mat would be more appropriate. The junior finished the season with an overall record of 38-10 and He qualified for the individual state finals by making it all the way to the finals at district and regionals. He lost in the finals at both to Brother Rice’s Andrew Napieraj.
Grant Henderson (senior, basketball): Grant Henderson showed a lot of heart and determination battling his way back from a broken leg he suffered last season. The guard led the Groves varsity boys basketball team in scoring this season with 13 points per game. He was the only Falcons player to average double digits. He helped Groves reach the district finals where his season ended on a down note.
Paris Bass (sophomore, basketball): Paris Bass came out of nowhere and showed why he might be one of the most promising young players in Oakland County. A growth spurt in the offseason helped Bass go from a 5-foot-10 junior varsity player to a 6-foot-5 varsity starter. Bass led the Maples in scoring with 16 points per game, in rebounding with over eight a game and two blocks.