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Morgan Plowden kicks her way to the top

Every sport has its most valuable player. In Detroit, Morgan Plowden is emerging as a martial arts star. The 23-year-old karate champ won the diamond ring at the Diamond Nationals World Karate Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. Oct. 5, and two weeks later won the World Karate/Kickboxing Council’s (WKC) world championship and Champion of Champion’s title in Taranto, Italy. ...

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Loyola Academy bound for Ford Field

For this year’s MHSAA state finals, the city of Detroit has gone to the dogs — the Loyola Bulldogs. The Loyola Academy, located on Pinehurst and Fenkell with an enrollment of only 150 boys, will be the only school from the city of Detroit at this year’s MHSAA State Football Finals at Ford Field. The undefeated Bulldogs (13-0) will face defending champs Ishpeming. Loyola punched its ticket to the big dance w ...

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Detroit PSL out

Cass Tech’s hope for a state championship three-peat in Division 1 came crashing down as the Technicians were shut out by Novi Catholic Central on Nov. 23. Cass beat Novi two consecutive years for the state championship in 2011 and 2012. The loss ended Cass Tech’s season at 12-1. ...

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Cass Tech and King win regional thrillers

Thanks to a strong second half, Cass Tech continues their quest for a third straight state title. Down 17-7 against Macomb Dakota at the half, the Technicians’ defense kept the Cougars off the board. The offense, led by team captain and quarterback Jayru Campbell, however, lit up the scoreboard with 25 points. Cass Tech (12-0) remained unbeaten and won the M ...

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Loyola wins big, U-D Jesuit falls

Loyola (12-0) advanced to the MHSAA Division 7 semi-finals winning Region 4 in a one-sided 50-7 rout of Southfield Christian (10-2) Nov. 15 at U-D Jesuit. The Bulldogs led 36-7 at the half and never looked back. The Bulldogs got offensive touchdowns from running backs Marvin Campbell (60 and 56 yards), and Mideyn Wilson (58 and 47 yards), and fullback Alan Taylor (seven and three yards). Campbell rushed for ...

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Local schools win district championships

Cass Tech (11-0) needed second-half heroics to keep their season alive. With veteran junior Jayru Campbell feeling ill, Cass Tech freshman Rodney Hall started as the QB. The Technicians weren’t able to move the ball, but the Warren Mott Marauders did. Cass Tech’s defense held strong though, keeping the first quarter scoreless. In the second quarter, Campbell returned at quarterback and the Cass Tech offense ...

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The Cass Tech Girls’ Swim Team (left) took first place at this year’s Detroit PSL Swim Championships at Western International Oct. 16. The Technicians compiled an impressive 161 points to capture the title. Renaissance was second with 86 points, Communication Media Arts (right) in its first year as a varsity program, took third (72), followed by Western (70), King (17), Cody (11) and the DIA (2). Cass Tech ...

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Cass Tech, U-D Jesuit, East English Village win big

After winning the PSL crown last week, Cass Tech started their defense of the MHSAA State Division 1 title on the right foot, shutting out Grosse Pointe South 35-0 on Nov. 2 at their home field. The Technicians (10-0), who have won the last two Division 1 state football championships, are aiming to win their third in a row. “We’re trying to make this year a three-peat,” said Cass Tech junior quarterback Jay ...

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