Monday, March 18, 2013
The hilarious musical, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,' opens at Marian High School this Thursday.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay: check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Our pick for today: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Come back to Birmingham Patch on Tuesday for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Warriors' standout junior wins second place in the 145-pound weight class Saturday at the Palace.
Brother Rice High School's Andrew Napieraj finished second in the 145 lb. weight class during the the Michigan High School Athletic Association state wrestling finals this weekend at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Napieraj, a former Patch Athlete of the Week, was the first Warrior to appear in the state finals since Derek Moscovic won his 3rd straight State Championship in 1992, according to the school's Facebook page.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Brad Simmons, class of 1975, is among four recipients of the prestigious award highlighted in this video.
The Great Lakes Field Service Council for Boy Scouts of America recently named Brother Rice High School graduate Brad Simmons (Class of '75) with their Eagle Scout Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the school's Facebook Page, Simmons was recognized for all his years of service to scouting, which he discussed in this promotional video posted to YouTube.com earlier this month. Simmons is currently Director for Office of the Chairman at Ford Motor Company, and serves a Director of Business Leaders for Michigan, as well as on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
From Marian to the Eton Academy, learn about your options for the 2013-14 school year at more than half a dozen Birmingham-area private schools.
The school year may only be halfway over, but already local private schools are gearing up for 2013-14. If you or your child is interested in attending one of the many Birmingham-area private schools, make sure to check out these upcoming open house or admission events to learn about private education for the 2013-14 school year. Roeper Lower School Roeper Middle/Upper School Cranbrook Brother Rice Marian Our Shepherd Lutheran School Eton Academy St. Hugo of the Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart Interested in more? Several schools have already held their open house for the winter but are still open to questions and interested parents. Detroit Country Day, which has campuses in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, held its winter open …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Brother Rice is one of 16 high schools worldwide still remaining in the Bickel & Brewer / NYU International Public Policy Forum competition.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
55th season, 45 of those with the Warriors, will be his last.
Twice was nice for Brother Rice High School's Al Fracassa, who's now playing for three. WXYZ-TV reported the Warriors' legendary head coach who won back-to-back state championship games last month, announced plans to return for one final season at a team banquet on Sunday. A nine-time sate champion in his 44 previous seasons at Brother Rice, Fracassa, 80, won back-to-back titles for the first time Nov. 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. Among the graduates from that team were star linebackers Sergio Perkovic and Jon Reschke, and captain quarterback Cheyne Lacanaria. In his 54 years, Fracassa's teams have gone 416-121-7, making him winningest coach in Michigan high school football history.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Many Warriors have made memorable plays over the years, but the junior's 91-yard kickoff return — off a lateral pass — for the title-clinching touchdown may just be in a category of its own.
The score was tied at 28-28 with just 2:31 remaining in a see-saw game for the Division 2 state title. Brother Rice's Jason Alessi, who appeared gassed after an afternoon of running down Muskegon ball carriers at free safety — including two touchdown-saving tackles, drifted a few yards behind fellow return man Delano Madison on the opposite side of where the ball was going on the field. He looked like he was out of play, like he wanted nothing to do with the Muskegon Big Reds kickoff-coverage unit headed in his team's direction at full speed, and with all the momentum after just scoring the tying touchdown. Not. Madison caught the kick off at the 5-yard line and scampered to about the 10-yard line before firing the ball across the field…
Take a closer look at the action on Ford Field as the Brother Rice Warriors went down to the wire to win back-to-back state titles.
Legendary Brother Rice High School football coach Al Fracassa has seen his share of amazing finishes among the 400-plus career victories in his illustrious career. But even he left Ford Field impressed Friday by his team's 35-28 win in stunning fashion over Muskegon. “It was an extremely exciting playoff run and an unbelievable season, but this state championship game takes the cake,” said a beaming Fracassa in the post-game press conference. “I never thought this thing was going to end.” Though the Warriors played solid throughout the game, the team's second straight Division title was in doubt until the very end. And it didn't even seem probable until senior Jason Alessi took a lateral pass on a kickoff return and scampered 91 yards to …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Not one, but two trick plays for touchdowns in the final 3:29 secures the win against Muskegon in Division 2 high school football state final, 35-28.
DETROIT — Legendary Brother Rice High School football coach Al Fracassa proved that he still has a trick or two up his sleeve at age 80 with the Warriors' Division 2 high school football state championship win over Muskegon Friday. After a Muskegon touchdown tied the score at 28 with 2:13 left to play, Brother Rice junior kick returner Jason Alessi received an across-the-field lateral on the ensuing kickoff and ran 91 yards for the game-winning score. The 35-28 win over Muskegon (12-2) gave Brother Rice (12-2) its first back-to-back state title in Fracassa's 44 years in Bloomfield Hills and the Warriors' eighth title all-time. "When your back is up against the wall, you try it ... take chances sometimes. I thought the game was never …
The Warriors will try to reach another milestone for legendary coach Al Fracassa in Division 2, while County Day competes for the school's first crown in Division 4.
Didn't get enough football on Thanksgiving? You're in luck, and have a great opportunity to see some of the future stars of the game today when the Michigan High School Athletic Association Football Finals begin. Of Interest: Warriors in the Crowd; Faces of the Brother Rice fans at Ford Field for the 2011 Finals Brother Rice topped Wyandotte 31-3 in a dominant performance last week, and has won seven straight games. Though the regular-season schedule is full of difficult opponents both in and outside of the Catholic League, The Warriors may have its toughest task of the season against Muskegon. The Big Reds are 12-1, and have a strong tradition of winning big games too. The program boasts five state titles, including three since 2004, …