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Detroit students athletes dine with, learn from Lions Head Coach Caldwell

On April 16, the Detroit Lions new head coach, Jim Caldwell, sat down to eat with more than 300 Detroit Public School and Educational Achievement Authority student athletes at the United Auto Workers-Ford’s (which hosted the event) National Programs Center. During the meal, Caldwell offered the students his thoughts on sport(wo)manship and respect, after which the students were able to ask the coach questio ...

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Cass Tech out hustles Western International 17-2

After losing to Renaissance the week before, Cass Tech got back on the winning track on April 17. The Technicians (5-2) erupted for seven runs in the first inning as they routed Western International, 17-2, in four innings in a PSL Division I matchup at DCP-Northwestern. Cass Tech scored four runs in the second and three runs in each the third and fourth innings. The Cowgirls (4-2) got their two runs in the ...

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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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