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    Ruggles signs to play football with Concordia
    Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart senior Ian Ruggles signed his National-Letter-of-Intent on Friday with Concordia University. Ruggles will play football for the Cardinals starting this fall. In 2016 the 6-foot-3 quarterback completed 181-of-294 passes for 2,279 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 228 yards through the air per game and set five SHA sing...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    East Lansing's Johns named Class A 'Player of the Year'
    EAST LANSING (AP) — Brandon Johns had a choice last summer. He could leave East Lansing to further develop his game at a prep school. Or he could stay and chase his state championship dreams with his friends. Johns chose the latter. And he contributed to another strong season for East Lansing's boys basketball team. Johns played a big part in a ...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    New Haven's Romeo Weems garners Class B 'Player of the Year' honors
    NEW HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Romeo Weems headlines a youth movement in Michigan boys Class B basketball. The versatile 6-foot-6 New Haven sophomore was named The Associated Press Player of the Year after leading the Rockets to a third consecutive regional championship, the school's second with Weems in the lineup. "He means so much to our team," New H...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    Ellison takes home 'Player of Year' in Class C
    EAST LANSING (AP) — Malik "Mighty Mouse" Ellison received a FaceTime call on the night of Feb. 28. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Beecher point guard was fresh off an emotional high of dropping a Flint area record 63 points and 11 assists, in a thrilling 108-104 triple-overtime loss to New Haven for the season finale. He immediately answered the call wh...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    Whitens, Washington take home top honors in Class D
    Southfield Christian dominated Class D boys basketball from 2012-14 before opting to play up in Class C. Since then, Powers North Central has been the king of the Class. The biggest reason for the Jets’ recent success has been two-sport sensation Jason Whitens, a two-time football and basketball state champion. The senior, described as a “Point fo...Read More

  • Basketball - Girls

    Nate Schneider: Sacred Heart shows family-first values in rallying behind mother of junior Hadyn Terwilliger WITH GALLERY
    BRESLIN CENTER - The pink shirts Sacred Heart’s players and coaching staff donned as they entered the basketball court at the Breslin Center Thursday night prior to its Class D semifinal game versus Pittsford said all you need to know about the driving force of the Irish. The front of the shirt reads: “Play 4 Denise”. On the back are three words ...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    Pittsford perfect: Sacred Heart falls to powerhouse Wildcats in Class D state semifinals WITH GALLERY
    EAST LANSING – If you are trying to find a flaw in Pittsford, you aren’t going to find one. Perhaps the only negative the Wildcats have going for them is that their top two performers, Class D Player of the Year Maddie Clark and fellow All-Stater Jaycee Burger, will be playing the final game of illustrious prep careers Saturday morning in the Clas...Read More

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    Ithaca's Kayla Belles named Class B first team All-State; Alma's Seeley, Clare's Kunse earn honorable mention WITH GALLERY
    Take a stroll down the hallway next to the gymnasium at Birmingham Detroit Country Day, and you'll see memorabilia from all the greats of past years who played there in the adjoining gym. The current star of the girls basketball team, senior Destiny Pitts, belongs among those luminaries for what she's done physically. But she may even stand out am...Read More

  • Basketball - Girls

    Ready for a rematch: SHA gets Pittsford in Class D semifinals
    They set a goal of getting back to the Breslin Center back in December. Now they have reached that goal and want to extend the season just one more game. On Thursday night from the Breslin Center in East Lansing the second-ranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish (25-1) will take on top-ranked defending Class D state champion Pittsford (26-0) in ...Read More

  • Basketball - Girls

    Cofield, Wyman share Class C Player of the Year honors
    EAST LANSING (AP) — Deajah Cofield's introduction to Flint Hamady girls basketball didn't involve playing. Her job as a middle schooler was to keep players hydrated on the sidelines. "Being a water girl, I still practiced with them," Cofield said, laughing. "I did everything they did, it's just when the games came I would get the water for them. ...Read More

  • Basketball - Girls

    Shiver my timbers: Irish heading back to Class D semifinals WITH GALLERY
    BUCKLEY – Megan Nowak might be 5-foot-6 and might weigh in at 95 pounds. Maybe. In truth the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy junior is better built for cross country, where she is an All-Stater, than she is for basketball but don't tell her that. Early in the third quarter of Tuesday's Class D quarterfinal versus Frankfort from Buckley High...Read More

  • Basketball - Girls

    Sacred Heart's Scout Nelson, Sophie Ruggles earn Class D first team All-State honors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    PITTSFORD, Mich. >> Pittsford’s Maddie Clark has been named The Associated Press 2017 Class D all-state girls basketball Player of the Year. Clark is a top-10 student in her class with a 3.98 GPA, a state champion in discus and three-time all-state volleyball player. The 5-foot-10 forward averaged 17.0 points, 12.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.5 s...Read More

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    Rough start costs Sacred Heart in Class D regional semifinals loss to Wyoming Tri-Unity WITH GALLERY
    BIG RAPIDS – Game film proved to be deceiving. When the Sacred Heart boys basketball coaching staff perused through the available game tape of Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian, what they noticed was stifling team defense by the Defenders and plenty of their points scored around the basket. What was not made apparent was a team that was capable of cons...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    Oilers fade late, fall in Class A regional semifinal WITH GALLERY
    GAYLORD – At this point in the season you have to bring your 'A' game every night. By the time you reach the round of 32, in any given Class, in the MHSAA state tournament you have already made a statement by winning a district title and advancing into regionals. But into order to get to the 'Sweet 16' or the 'Elite Eight' of the 'Final Four' ...Read More

  • Basketball - Boys

    Third quarter run by Frankenmuth ends Alma's season in Class B regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
    CORUNNA - For sixteen minutes of basketball, the Alma Panthers were every bit the equal of high-flying, seventh-ranked Frankenmuth. But after Alma closed to within a point to start the third quarter, the Eagles found another gear and used a 21-2 run to pull away for a 73-50 Class B regional semifinal win. Alma trailed by as many as nine points i...Read More

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