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Renaissance, Central win PSL girls’ softball championships

Sophomore Kabria Arnold struck out seven in pitching a complete-game, two-hit shutout; junior Brittney Gordy made a great run-saving play in right field; and senior Essence England had an RBI as Renaissance (20-5 overall, 10-0 league) defeated Cass Tech 3-0 May 16 at University of Detroit Mercy to win the 2014 Detroit Public School League Division 1 girls’ softball championship, the Lady Phoenix’s 10th cons ...

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Bubba Wallace Jr., lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

Darrell ”Bubba” Wallace Jr., the first African American driver to win a NASCAR event since 1963, finished 31st behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Camry car in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala. Itwas Wallace’s first car race at Talladega; he raced at Talladega last year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he led for four laps before finishing in 17th place. ...

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DPSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week

Cass Tech freshman Cameron Cooper timed 4:54.62, eight seconds better than his nearest competitor, to win the 1600 meters at the Courageous Invitational track and field meet April 26 at Renaissance High School and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. ...

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‘Money’ barely cashes in

As Floyd “Money” Mayweather approaches the twilight of his career facing four final fights, he emerged victorious from perhaps his most competitive battle to date, eking out a brawling majority decision win. In doing so, he captured the welterweight title against Marcos Maidana before a sold out crowd of more than 16,000 Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, improving his record to 46-0. “It ...

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PSL spring championship in full swing

The Detroit Public School League’s spring championship season is coming to an end. In the last two weeks, a frenzy of competition will led to PSL champions being crowned in girls’ softball, boys’ baseball, boys’ and girls’ track-and-field, boys’ golf and girls’ tennis. The girls’ softball quarterfinals, featuring all 16 teams, were held May 8. In Division I, Cass Tech played Ford at East English Village, Mu ...

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Teens learn to row

Friends of Detroit Rowing recently announced the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has approved a grant request for expansion of its Youth Learn-to-Row Program. “This grant helps Friends of Detroit Rowing build on its mission of expanding the sport of rowing throughout the Detroit metropolitan area,” said FDR president Todd Platt. “Youth are the lifeblood of the sport… This also can help open door ...

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King High names George Ward head boys’ basketball coach

George Ward, who guided Southeastern High to the 2011 Detroit Public School League championship and two Class A state finalist berths in five seasons as boys’ basketball head coach, has been named to the same position at Martin Luther King High School. “I feel good,’’ Ward said just hours after accepting the Crusaders’ job. “I’m the eternal optimist. It’s a new challenge, but it’s going to be good. The peop ...

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PSL GIRLS’ SOFTBALL STANDINGS (through May 1)

King 17, Renaissance 4: Kenneth Ball pitched four innings with four strikeouts and two hits for Detroit King. Clemia Jackson had two doubles, three RBIs and scored one run. Avonte Maddox had a double, a triple, two RBI and scored three runs. Renaissance’s Rafael Galindez had two base hits and scored one run. Pershing 11, Central 1: David Crockett stole three bases and had a home run for Pershing. Mustafaa W ...

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Mumford senior Darius Jones, Renaissance senior Essence England named PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week

Mumford right-hander Darius Jones struck out eight batters in six innings and went three-for-four with three RBI at the plate to lead an 11-9 victory against King. In addition, Jones was named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. Jones, a senior with a 3.6 grade point average, is primarily the Mustangs’ catcher and is in his fourth season in the varsity. ...

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