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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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The Cass Tech Boys’ Tennis Team (below) won the 2013 Detroit PSL Team Title at this year’s Detroit PSL Boys’ Tennis Championships held Oct. 7 at the Barcus Tennis Center. The Technicians compiled 19 points to win the title. Western International was second with 16 points followed by King (7), Renaissance and Communication Media Arts (6), and Henry Ford (5). Francis Umejiego of Mumford (right) won number one ...

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Technicians win fourth straight PSL Title

For the fourth year in a row, the Cass Tech Girls’ Volleyball Team captured the Detroit Public School League Girls’ Volleyball Title during the 2013 Detroit PSL Championship held Oct. 24 at the Garcia Sports Complex on the campus of Western International High School. The Technicians defeated their closest rival, Renaissance, 25-15, 26-24 and 25-14. They have met four times before with the Phoenix, winning o ...

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Cass Tech usurps PSL throne from King

There’s an old saying “Don’t believe the hype.” But during the PSL Championship on Oct. 25 at Ford Field, the hype was believable. Billed as the “battle of the un-beatens,” the championship game between the defending PSL Champions, the Martin Luther King Crusaders, and the two-time defending state champions, the Cass Tech Technicians, gave the small, but zealous and boisterous crowd what they came to see: a ...

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Cass Tech, Renaissance win semi-final matches

Cass Tech, the defending PSL Champions, will meet up with Renaissance again for the Oct. 24 championship volleyball game. It was not an easy feat for either team to earn their way through the PSL semi-finals Oct. 17 at the Western International Garcia Sports Complex. Both of their opponents put up a good fight; the games were a lot closer than scores indicated. ...

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‘Nobody’s laughing now’

Before the arrival of Sharon Lee as head volleyball coach at the Detroit International Academy, some teams in the PSL didn’t take them or their nickname, the Pink Panthers, seriously. In her first season two years ago, they went 7-3 and made the PSL playoffs. The DIA finished third in the PSL East with a 5-2 record and 7-2. The Pink Panthers made the playoffs again this season. Not only did the Pink Panther ...

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