Monday, January 28, 2013
Two athletes from Detroit Country Day and Cranbrook are also among the 120 student athletes competing for a $1,000 scholarship that looks at a student's academic and athletic success.
Three Birmingham-area students have been named finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's annual Scholar Athlete Award, including one athlete from Seaholm. Seaholm High School's Kendall Tamler has been named a potential recipient for the 2012-13 award, which carries with it a $1,000 scholarship. Tamler, a senior on the Birmingham United girls lacrosse team, helped her team win the Division 1 state championship last spring. Tamler was also recently named an AP Scholar at Seaholm for her performance on AP tests. Also making the finalist list from the Birmingham-Bloomfield area was Cranbrook's Matthiew Liu — a senior captain on the Cranes swimming team — and Detroit Country Day's Michael Azzopardi, a senior baseball player…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans.
There's no doubt that students at Birmingham's Seaholm High School and Groves High School know how to support their sports teams. But, does Birmingham have the best fan sections around? Now you've got a chance to prove it. The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans and is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Michigan. To enter, follow these rules: The MHSAA Student Advisory Council will choose five finalists. MHSAA officials will visit each school on a Friday game night to see the fan section in person. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 and will be invited to the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals at the Breslin Center on March 22 to be recognized and receive…
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 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Seaholm is set to face Oxford Friday during the first round of playoffs. Detroit Country Day faces Clintondale and Brother Rice plays Port Huron.
Football playoff season has begun and several Birmingham teams start the journey toward a state championship this weekend. On Sunday, the MHSAA announced the following first-round match-ups: The announcement comes after recent wins for two out of three teams. On Friday, Seaholm defeated fellow Birmingham high school and rival Groves 22-15. Defending state champions Brother Rice took home a win from Lincoln, Ontario's Niagara Academy on Friday, winning 38-13. The Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets, meanwhile, fell to Brighton 20-23 on Friday. Qualifying teams for the playoffs were divided into eight divisions of 32 schools. Within each division are four regions for eight teams; within each region, is two districts of four teams. Pre-district…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
High school athletes have already begun practicing for the fall season, so we've got your look ahead to the 2012 tournament dates.
Are you a big fan of high school sports? Then, make sure you keep these fall tournament dates in mind from the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). Dates for the 2012 boys water polo season have not yet been released. Michigan boys and girls water polo is regulated not by the MHSAA but the Michigan Water Polo Association.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Football teams across Michigan, including those from Seaholm and Groves, began practice this week while getting used to several new rules from the MHSAA.
The 2012-13 fall sports season officially began this week, when approximately 110,000 student-athletes in Michigan begin practice in eight sports regulated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). Practicce began for Michgan's football players on Monday, followed by all other fall sports — from cross country to boys tennis — on Wednesday. Schools must have 12 days of preseason practice at all levels before their first game. For the Seaholm High School Maples, the varsity team plays their first game of the season at home Aug. 23 against Ferndale High School. The varsity team from Groves High School, meanwhile, plays Berkley High School on Aug. 24. Their first game is away. Before the first whistle, Birmingham's student …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Patch had the action from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the state wrestling finals, Day 2. Review the day's moments.
On Thursday, Patch covered the first day of state wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. You can read about what happened in Round 1. Today is Day 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. with Round 2 and we'll be there with more live blogging. Here is the schedule: Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 2 11 a.m. Round 3 (approx) 2 p.m. Round 4 (approx) Weigh-In: 2-5 p.m. Semifinals 7 p.m. Round 5 Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 6 10:10 a.m. Round 7 (approx) Consolation Finals: 11:30 a.m. Round 8 (approx) Grand March Assembly: 4 p.m. Grand March: 4:30 p.m. Anthem: 4:41 p.m. Introductions: 4:43 p.m. Finals: 4:45 p.m. Round 9 Watch the action live on the MHSAA's Network, and follow along here for photos and action.
Three Warriors wrestlers win on day one of the individual state wrestling finals; Seaholm wrestlers have mixed results.
The individual wrestling state finals kicked off on Thursday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills with hundreds of wrestlers from around the state hitting the mat. Brother Rice qualified three wrestlers for the state finals and all of them were victorious on day one. The trio advances to the quarterfinals on Friday morning. Junior Andrew Napieraj made an impression in his first match. The Brother Rice junior won a 20-4 technical fall (135 pounds) 22 seconds into the third round over Northville's Travis Compo. Napieraj was up 8-1 by the end of the first and didn't let up. "He was really focused mentally," Brother Rice coach James Scott Moseley said. "He wanted to make a statement after not being here last year. It's good to come out of …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
First round starts at 2:15 today; follow along in Patch's live blog from The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Brother Rice wrestler Andrew Napieraj, a February Patch Athlete of the Week, is among several Birmingham and Bloomfield area athletes who are competing today in the MHSAA individual wrestling finals. The junior won the 135-pound regional title at the Davison regional Feb. 18. He pinned Seaholm’s Tim List in the finals bout. Also from Brother Rice are Thomas Giradot, a senior competing at 145, and Shon Powell, a sophomore competing at the 160-pound weight class. Giradot competes first against Andrew Price of Stoney Creek; Powell goes up against Chad Czerneski of Howell. From Bloomfield Hills Andover, Brody Wagerson, a senior competing in the 215-pound class, goes up against Patrick Eldred of Charlotte. From Birmingham Seaholm, Tim List (135…
Add your photos and video from the state individual wrestling finals from the Palace of Auburn Hills March 1-3.
Hundreds of state wrestlers go to the mat this weekend for a shot at a state wrestling title.