Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Seaholm High School senior is focused on the end of the regular season, playing at the collegiate level.
Birmingham's Adam Susalla started the lacrosse season without putting much thought toward individual goals, other than to improve every game. Now that attitude — and his strong all-around play — has the Birmingham United captain among a handful of candidates for player of the year. State Champs Sports Network recently named the Seaholm High School senior among 10 area players in the running for the Warrior Sports High School Player of the Year contest. Fan voting for the award is currently under way online, and anyone familiar with Birmingham-area lacrosse should know a few names on that list. Also nominated are Cranbrook Kingswood Junior Matthew Giampetroni, and Brother Rice High School's Jason Alessi, JP Forester and Sergio Perkovic. As …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The senior captain from Bloomfield Hills followed up his state titles with Cranbrook by helping Yale to its first national crown.
It turns out that Andrew Miller's title-winning ways with the Cranbrook varsity hockey team were just the beginning. The captain of the Yale Bulldogs not only hoisted the NCAA Frozen Four championship trophy high above his head Saturday night following a 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac in Pittsburgh, but he skated away with the tournament's Most Outstanding Player Award. It was a fitting finish to Yale's improbable run to its first national title — in any sport. The Bulldogs were the 15th seed in the 16-team field, and knocked off their East Coast Athletic Conference rival Quinnipiac, the nation's top-ranked team that won all three contests between them earlier in the season. “I think it’s difficult to beat anyone in college hockey,” Miller …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The senior captain from Bloomfield Hills scored the game-winner in overtime Thursday to propel the Yale Bulldogs to collegiate hockey's biggest stage.
Andrew Miller on Thursday ensured his stellar season continued and now has the Yale Bulldogs positioned to win the NCAA national championship following a 3-2 win over UMass Lowell. The senior captain received a bouncing puck from teammates close to center ice and accelerated wide of two opponents before flicking a backhand between the extended legs of the goalie at 6:59 in overtime for the dramatic win. His teammates immediately spilled over the barrier and mobbed him along the boards to celebrate the win that was televised on ESPN. “That’s probably the biggest goal in the history of Yale hockey,” Head Coach Keith Allain said, according to the team's website. Miller, a standout forward who helped Cranbrook to consecutive state titles in …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The seniors represent the Maples and Falcons on the best of Class A list for 2012-13.
Members of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan named Seaholm High School's Paris Bass, and Groves High School's Kyle Ervin to the All-State Team for the 2012-13 season this week. Coaches from around the state nominate their players and vote for just handful out of hundreds of submissions, according to the BCAM website. Bass, a smooth-shooting guard/forward averaged 23.4 points and 12.4 rebounds per game, according to Maxpreps.com. Seaholm finished 16-6, and 6-4 in the OAA Blue behind Lahser and Lake Orion. After thumping host Andover in the opening round of the MHSAA regionals, the Maples fell 65-56 to Orchard Lake St. Mary's last month. Groves ended the season 16-7, and was 8-2 in the OAA Gold, tied for first place with …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Cranbrook alumnus Andrew Miller and two others will represent Yale next week in the NCAA Frozen Four following big wins in Grand Rapids.
Andrew Miller and two of his Yale University varsity hockey teammates had a happy homecoming this Easter weekend as the Bulldogs overcame big odds to win two games in Grand Rapids to reach the NCAA's Frozen Four. Yale, 20-12, overcame a one-goal deficit in the third period by scoring four unanswered goals in roughly five minutes to beat North Dakota 4-1 Saturday at Van Andel Arena. Miller, a standout forward who helped Cranbrook to consecutive state titles in 2006-07, helped the Bulldogs take the lead with an assist that propelled the school to its first Frozen Four since 1952. "It's a great accomplishment. It's a great accomplishment for any team," said Miller, a team captain, according to the team's website. "We have a young team, and …
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Country Day boys lacrosse team and Marian girls soccer squad are no strangers to winning.
The spring sports season is off to a big start in the Birmingham area, with two local teams already nominated for a regional honor. Marian's soccer team as well as Detroit Country Day's boys lacrosse team are contenders in MLive's first Team of the Week poll of the spring season. Whichever team receives the most votes will receive special coverage of their next game. Also in the running this week is Warren De La Salle's baseball team, Lakeland's softball team and the girls track and field team from Grosse Pointe South. Detroit Country Day's boys lacrosse team is known for going far. While the Yellowjackets lost to Grand Rapids Forest Hills during the state finals last year, the team took home the state title in 2011 after beating East …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Swimmers from Seaholm and Groves make the second and third all-county team, while the first team is populated by almost a dozen Brother Rice swimmers.
Several Birmingham-area boys swimmers were recognized recently for making the 2012-13 All Oakland County Swim Team. Swimmers making up Seaholm High School's 200-yard freestyle relay team, as well as those making up the 400-yard freestyle relay team, earned spots on the Oakland County's second team, an honor that looks at swimmers' individual performances throughout the season. Those swimmers include: Also earning spots on the second team were Groves High School senior Tom Power in the 100-yard backstroke, and junior Clark Lindsay in the 100-yard breaststroke. Detroit Country Day's Michael Nadolski made the second team for the 50-yard freestyle. Meanwhile, Seaholm sophomore Jack Russell earned a spot on the third team for his performance …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Yellowjackets beat Detroit Community 57-49 Saturday night in the Class B boys basketball finals.
The players and fans at Detroit Country Day are celebrating after the Yellowjackets brought home their ninth state championship Saturday night. Country Day beat Detroit Community 57-49 Saturday night in East Lansing in the Class B state championship, MIPrepZone reports. This is the ninth time Country Day has been crowned state champions, the first time since 2010. "Somebody has asked us if it ever gets old and (to answer them), no," head coach Kurt Keener told MIPrepZone. According to MLive, it was Austin Price and Edmond Sumner who led the Yellowjackets on the scoreboard, with Price scoring 15 points to Sumner's 13. Six of those 15 points for Price were scored in the final eight minutes. This is also the ninth state title for Keener, …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Detroit Country Day boys basketball team sailed past Cadillac Friday night and will compete for their first state championship since 2010.