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Western International ousts King, Mumford gets first mega win

Senior pitcher Luis Chapa struck out 16 batters and allowed four hits as defending PSL Champion Western International Cowboys (2-2) defeated the Martin Luther King Crusaders 10-3 in a PSL Mega Divisional matchup, April 11 at Martin Luther King High School. The Cowboys got a jump on the Crusaders’ starting pitcher junior D’nayus Johnson, scoring four runs in the first inning on two hits. The Crusaders answer ...

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Renaissance off to a hot start

Renaissance, the defending PSL Girl’s Softball Champions lived up to their legacy April 10 as the Phoenix (6-2-1) defeated Cass Tech 10-2 in a PSL Division I matchup. The Lady Phonenix scored six runs in their half of the second and two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to clinch the win. The Lady Technicians, who dropped to 3-2, loaded the bases in the third, but managed only one run. The scored ...

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Mumford joins PSL Mega Division

Mumford, a school rich in baseball tradition, is now back. The Mustangs, who finished with an 11-5 record last year in the Detroit PSL East-West Division, have moved up to the PSL’s Mega Division with the likes of Western International, King, Cass Tech, Renaissance and Communication Media Arts. Second-year head coach Brian Bronson is pleased to have the Mustangs back in the tougher division. The last time M ...

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New divisional re-alignment to help teams

After several seasons of blow-outs, mercy games and players dropping out, the Detroit PSL has re-aligned its girls’ softball league similar to boys’ baseball. The re-alignment will put stronger teams in Division I and the teams that need development in Division II. The move by the PSL is pleasing to several of the league’s coaches. “The new re-alignment is good,” said Cass Tech head coach Julie Schneider. “ ...

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March Madness: College athletes win right to unionize

The Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled in favor of the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) in determining that the scholarship football players at private Northwestern University had the right to form a union. Courageous leadership by Kain Colter of Northwestern and CAPA founder Ramogi Huma led to this victory. Now everyone is crying in their beer because ...

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Douglass earns prep basketball awards

Although Frederick Douglass Academy’s boys’ basketball squad didn’t win the Class B State Championship, the Hurricanes did reap rewards during their successful 2013-14 season. Darrell Davis was named Class B Player of the Year and Head Coach Nkwane Young was named Class B Coach of the Year by the Michigan Associated Press. Davis, a six-foot, five-inch senior guard, averaged 24.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 as ...

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Cody standout bound for Duquesne

Although she only played half a season, Tyra Jones was an impact player for the Cody Comets girls’ basketball squad. Her play was so impressive, the six-foot, one-inch senior guard landed a four-year, full-ride scholarship to play basketball at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn. Jones had offers to play at Oakland University, Detroit Mercy, Virginia Commonwealth, Kentucky, Arizona, Texas El-Paso and W ...

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STATE CHAMPS

Consortium Prep won its first-ever state championship March 22 at the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Boys’ State Basketball Championship held in Lansing at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. Senior guard Ronald Booth and his fellow Cougars didn’t win the state title for only themselves, their school, community and families, but also for their late coach who recently passed away. “We di ...

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U-D Jesuit, Douglass fall in semi-finals

The 2013-14 season ended one game early for both the University of Detroit Jesuit and the Frederick Douglass Academy in the MHSAA State Playoffs in Lansing at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center March 21. The U-D Jesuit Cubs had a poor first period start going against the Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks in a Class A semi-final game. The Cubs only scored nine points in the period to the Blackhawks’ 16. Al ...

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Frederick Douglass victorious

For the last two seasons, the Frederick Douglass Academy was runner-up to Birmingham Country. The Hurricanes, always strong competitors in district play, consistently came up short to the Yellowjackets in MHSAA Class B Regional action. But this year was different. On March 12, Frederick Douglass (16-9) defeated Birmingham Country Day 69-56 in the Class B Regional at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advancing in the ...

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