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FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

The Detroit ATA Lions and the Bates Academy Panthers (above) won this year’s Healthy Kidz Flag Football Championships, held June 6 at King High’s Lorenzo Wright Field. The Lions won the Prep School Division defeat University Prep Science and Mathematics Academy 29-12, while Bates Academy came from behind in the second half to defeat the Golightly Educational Packers 55-44. ...

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Area prep players shine in golf and tennis

Essence Biggs of Birmingham Seaholm, Carmella Goree of Grosse Pointe South among top prep golfers and tennis players in the state By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Since the success of pro golfers Calvin Peete and Tiger Woods, and tennis players Yanick Noah, Malwai Washington and Venus and Serena Williams, Black youths have taken to golf and tennis and have accelerated to n ...

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Golf outing major fundraiser for Think Detroit/PAL

Paul W. Smith Golf Tourney raises major funds for Detroit youth organization By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — There are many fundraisers the Think Detroit/Police Athletic league puts on every year to raise funds to pay for their sports programs, but there is one fundraiser that stands out above the rest. That fundraiser is the Paul W. Smith Golf Outing, which is held annua ...

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PROUD STRONG LEARNERS OF THE YEAR:

Caprice Dennis of Pershing (left) and Dennis Norfleet of Martin Luther King were named the Detroit PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year at the second annual Proud Strong Learners of the Year Banquet held at the Marcus Garvey Academy Harambee Center June 6. Dennis excelled in basketball for the Doughgirls and Norfleet in football and basketball for the Crusaders. Dennis will play college basketball at the U ...

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PSL squads ousted in regional play

State playoffs: Baseball/Softball Western International falls in baseball; Renaissance, Cass Tech dropped in regional softball semi-finals By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — For prep baseball and softball, it’s wait-until-next-year for the Detroit Public Schools as the three surviving DPS schools in the MHSAA state playoffs were eliminated June 9. In boys baseball, PSL and s ...

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Healthy Kidz Flag Football Championships

Detroit ATA, Bates Academy win titles By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Detroit Al-Ikhlas Training Academy (ATA) and Detroit Public Schools’ Bates Academy were the big winners at this year’s Healthy Kidz Flag Football Championships held June 8 at the Lorenzo Wright Playfield on the campus on Martin Luther King High School. The ATA Lions (4-2) won the high school divisio ...

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Cass Tech wins boys and girls PSL titles

PSL track championships By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Cass Tech outpointed their biggest rival, Renaissance, at this year’s Detroit Public School League Track Championships in both the boys and girls divisions. The Technician girls, under the direction of Chris Wright, repeated as PSL Girls Champions for the second-straight year, while the boys, under the direction of T ...

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Renaissance boys repeat as PSL golf champs, win fifth-straight title

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — For the fifth consecutive year, Renaissance High captured the Detroit Public School League Boys Golf Championship. Held May 23 at the Palmer Park Golf Course, the Phoenix, coached by Harry Kennedy, had a combined low score of 189 to clinch the title outright. Southeastern took second with a score of 208, followed by King (251), Southwestern ...

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LAST HURRAH FOR PROSPECTORS

Southwestern junior Harry Anderson III, son of Michigan Citizen reporter Harry Anderson, Jr., runs the second leg of the 4x200 relay for the Prospectors at this year’s Detroit PSL Track Championships. Anderson and his fellow Prospectors got seventh in the 4x100 relay. Southwestern tallied 13 team points. This season is the last year of interscholastic athletics for the Fort Street School as it will close th ...

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Renaissance hangs on for eighth straight PSL title

Girls Softball Roundup — Week 7 Phoenix pitcher Banks strikes out 15 as late seventh inning rally falls short for Cass Tech By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen Renaissance won their eighth straight Detroit Public School League Championship, but it wasn’t easy as the Phoenix (21-5) had to withstand a seventh inning rally by Cass Tech to clinch a 6-4 win in front of a full house at Busye ...

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