You Are Here: Home » Sports (Page 6)

King vs. Cass Tech, again

Last year, both King and Cass Tech were unbeaten heading into the PSL Championship at the University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall. The Crusaders prevailed over the Technicians with a seven-point, 45-38 victory. The same two teams will meet again this year. Both teams were victorious Feb. 13 in semi-final action at Western International. The Technicians (14-3) routed Cody 55-29 in the first semi-final whi ...

Read more

Southeastern to face Pershing in final

Defending PSL Champion Pershing will make its third trip to the Detroit PSL Finals in three years. The Doughboys (17-2) out-hustled the Frederick Douglass Academy 82-68. “We played one of our better games,” said Pershing Head Coach Wydell Henry. “We played inside and out around the basket. We were able to penetrate the inside under the basket.” ...

Read more

Defending PSL champion Martin Luther King High, PSL runner-up Cass Tech and playoff contender Mumford all won their matches in the first round of the Detroit Public School League Playoffs Feb. 5. The Crusaders (11-1) routed the West Side Academy 79-13, the Lady Technicians (12-3) clobbered Central 53-1, while the Mustangs (12-3) kept their hopes for PSL crown alive with a 59-29 rout of East English Village. ...

Read more

Pershing, Cass Tech, Osborn advance

Cass Tech, Osborn and defending PSL Champion Pershing had to pull out all the stops to get their first round victories in the Detroit Public School League Playoffs, Feb. 7. Pershing (14-2) turned back Western International 69-61; Cass Tech (11-4) rallied past King 61-51, while Osborn (14-3) overpowered Cody 59-63. “Our guys came together and helped Justin (Tillman) with the rebounding,” said Pershing assist ...

Read more

Bright future for Cass Tech’s Parker

Although she only stands five-foot-five-inches tall, Taylor Parker of the Cass Tech Girls’ basketball squad is a giant when it comes to full court play on offense and defense. “She’s our best defensive player and three-point shooter,” said Cass Tech Assistant Coach Fred Whitmore. “With all our pressure based on half and full court, Taylor’s one of our best guards with the most steals on the team.” ...

Read more

Mumford aims for the top

What a difference a year makes. Last season, the Mumford boys’ basketball squad finished with a 9-11 record, but this season the Mustangs are wrapping up their season with a 13-2 overall, a 7-1 PSL Division II mark. They started their season with a big win over Chicago (Ill.) Hype at the Derrick Coleman Classic on their home court. Then the Mustangs travelled down to Toledo (Ohio) Rodgers to win another pre ...

Read more

Tillman: A major force for the Doughboys

At six-feet-seven-inches tall, Justin Tillman is heads over his opponents — not just in height, but also in his style of play. The Pershing High power forward is a towering force under the basket and in the paint for the Doughboys. “He is a great kid who works hard and never complains,” said Pershing Head Coach Wydell Henry. “He’s tough and plays hard.” ...

Read more