Friday, October 7, 2011
Results from the varsity boys tennis regionals have familiar look to them for Oakland County area teams.
It was an incredibly busy day of tennis action in Michigan on Thursday. The varsity boys tennis regionals were held at 20 different sites across the state. Results are coming in and it looks like Oakland County will be well represented next weekend at the state finals by a lot of familiar faces. Division 1: Brother Rice, Troy In the Division 1 regional at Grosse Pointe South, Brother Rice and Troy both are headed back to the state finals. The Brother Rice Warriors dominated their regional with wins in all four singles flights and two of the four doubles flights. In the two doubles flights Brother Rice didn’t win, it still made it to the finals. Senior Charlie Dillon won No. 1 singles, Gunnar Peery won No. 2, Chase Peery won No. 3 and …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Head coach Al Fracassa is looking to pick up his 398th win this weekend against Toledo St. Francis.
The Brother Rice football team has looked great so far this fall, a far cry from the Warriors dismal start to the 2010 campaign. Following Sunday night’s 27-14 defeat of Ann Arbor Pioneer in its home opener, Brother Rice is 2-0 on the young season as it prepares to battle Toledo St. Francis Ohio on Friday. Last year, the Warriors, a perennial state powerhouse, started off 0-2 before rallying to victories in six of their next seven games and claiming another in a long line of Catholic League titles. “It feels a lot better sitting here this season 2-0 then it did back a year ago when we were staring 0-2 right in the face and put ourselves in a position where we had to fight our tails off,” said legendary Brother Rice head coach Al Fracassa, …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
After winning both the league and district championships last year, the Brother Rice soccer team has high hopes for the 2011 season.
The Brother Rice boys soccer team will once again be a force to be reckoned with on the pitch in 2011. Last year, Brother Rice won both their league and district championships, following up a 2009 season when it won a state title. Returning a number of impact players, Warriors’ head coach Barry Brodsky is optimistic. “Just like always, we expect to be competing for league, district and state championships this year,” he said. “Those kind of expectations will never change as long as I’m coaching at Rice. The team this season will be a little different, because we lost some real good seniors from last year, but I think the results will be the same. The talent is still here.” Brodsky’s talent pool starts with Matt Harborwski, a junior stopper…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Top tennis programs in the state meet in week two of the fall season, home opener for Groves football.
It will be a battle of two of the top teams in the state at 4 p.m. Wednesday when the Brother Rice tennis team hosts Detroit Country Day in a face-off on the tennis courts. Brother Rice finished in third place in Division 1 last season while Country Day finished in second place in Division 3. Both teams are loaded with talent again this year. The Yellowjackets have nine returning players including their top two singles players, Sven Kranz and Rishi Patel, as well as their top doubles pairing, Alex Gruskin and Abay Hukku. The Warriors bring back a similar amount of talent; Gunnar Peery and Johnny Cameron reached the state semifinals last year in singles and they're both back along with fellow Warriors Jack Hamaty, Chris Corbell and Colin …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Brother Rice takes home 9th straight championship; Country Day handily defeats East Grand Rapids for its first since 2005.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Lacrosse? Birmingham and Bloomfield teams seem to have this sport figured out, if the two state titles and one not-so-close game on Saturday are any indication. The Brother Rice boys lacrosse team rolled to its ninth straight state title, 15-4, over Forest Hills Eastern-Northern in Division I, while Detroit Country Day took home the Division II trophy as well. Both games took place at at Seaholm High School. Detroit Country Day handily defeated East Grand Rapids 13-5. The Yellowjackets (13-7) came back from a rocky start to the year, with a 11-game win streak closing the regular season. Meanwhile in Troy, the Gazelles of Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart battled into overtime before losing 17-16 to Grand Rapids Catholic Central …
The Warriors beat Forest Hills Eastern-Northern, 15-4, in the finals at Seaholm on Saturday to keep streak alive.
BIRMINGHAM – Playing the Brother Rice lacrosse team can be intimidating. Even in the state finals. The Warriors steamrolled Forest Hills Eastern-Northern in the Division 1 title game 15-4 on Saturday at Seaholm High School to win its ninth straight championship, its seventh in Division I. Forest Hills was playing in the finals for the first time, and it looked a little like a deer in headlights facing a Brother Rice (19-4) team that hasn’t lost a state title in the state of Michigan in nine years. “We played a little faster game then them,” Warriors coach Rob Ambrose said. “It’s hard being here for the first time. When you’re in the state championship that’s really where the rubber meets the road.” The game was all Brother Rice for nearly …