Saturday, March 9, 2013
Meanwhile, Groves' narrow win over Southfield Friday night scored the Falcons their first district title since 2005.
Four Birmingham teams will be advancing to the next stage in the MHSAA basketball tournament next week after scoring big wins Thursday and Friday nights. First up will be the boys. Teams from Groves High School, the Roeper Upper School and Detroit Country Day won their district final games Friday, meaning they'll move on to the regional round starting Monday. According to MIPrepZone.com: For Groves, this is their first district title since 2005, MIPrepZone reports. Meanwhile, the girls basketball squad from Detroit Country Day are heading to their third Class B quarterfinals appearance in as many years, after beating Ferndale handily in the regional finals Thursday, 59-37. "It was a team effort, just like every other day," Country Day …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Meanwhile, the boys basketball team from Groves High School enters the postseason next week with a share of the OAA gold title.
The postseason may have just started, but Birmingham's high school basketball teams are already making a big statement on the hardwood. The girls from the Detroit Country Day are celebrating this weekend after taking home the Class B district title Friday night. According to MLive, the lady Yellowjackets ran past Macomb Lutheran North, defeating them 43-26. Junior Brittney Washington led Country Day in scoring with 16 points. The Yellowjackets are no stranger to the spotlight. A regular in the girls basketball postseason, Country Day has made it to the MHSAA quarterfinals two years in a row now — both times they were defeated by Goodrich. Now with a 12-0 record this season, Country Day will face Detroit Osborn in the first round of the …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A group of Groves basketball players made a special visit to Quarton Elementary this week.
It's not all about slam dunks for the Groves High School boys basketball team. A group of players made a special trip to Birmingham's Quarton Elementary this week to read to to fifth grade students. This photo provided by Birmingham Public Schools. Do you have a photo you want to show off? Upload them to our Pics & Clips Gallery!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Groves High School's Grant Henderson was the runaway winner of the Birmingham Patch Winter Athlete of the Season poll, with 69 percent of the vote and more than 3,000 total votes.
Thousands of votes were cast to celebrate the region’s top athletes from the winter season and in Birmingham, Groves' Grant Henderson was the Patch Athlete of the Season. Fans found creative ways to support their athletes, from sending out email blasts to posting on Facebook walls and Tweeting. All the nominees deserve recognition for their accomplishments. The following athletes earned the most votes from their respective Patch communities and are the winners of the Athlete of the Season polls. Congratulations! Please lend your own congratulations in the comments at the end of this story. Groves senior Grant Henderson won the Birmingham Athlete of the Winter Season with 69 percent of the vote (3031 votes) despite a late charge from …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Knights beat division-rival Groves for the third time this season Friday night at Seaholm High School.
BIRMINGHAM – The Lahser boys basketball team has earned itself a day off. The Knights beat Groves 60-43 on Friday night at Seaholm High School to win their first district championship since 2000. “We’ve gone 14 straight days (with a game or practice),” Lahser coach Duane Graves said. “It’s tough. We had three games this week, we’ve done it once before, but it isn’t easy.” On Friday, the long stretch without a rest started to catch up to Graves’ team. The Knights hit a brick wall in the third quarter after they extended a 35-20 halftime-lead to 19 points. The Falcons hit three 3-pointers and then forced back-to-back turnovers in Lahser’s backcourt. Ross Williams and Emmanuel Thomas each turned steals into layups to cut the lead to 42-32. An…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Victory helps the Falcons keep pace with Oxford and Lahser in the Oakland Activities Association Gold division.
ROYAL OAK – Birmingham Groves coach Scott Sheckell had a simple question after his team’s game at Royal Oak on Friday night. “Do you know CPR?” he asked, smiling. The Falcons needed some clutch free throws in the final minute to hold on to their three-point lead and escape with a 40-37 win over the Royal Oak Ravens in an Oakland Activities Association Gold division matchup. Royal Oak had two chances to tie game in the final 20 seconds, but both fell short. With 9.5 seconds left, Joel Gorbold turned the ball over trying to hit Martel Porter cutting to the basket. Gorbold threw the ball too high and it went sailing out of bounds. On the Ravens final possession, Gorbold missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was a fitting end for a Royal Oak …