Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Members of the inaugural Bloomfield Hills High School football program are invited to participate in early team-building experience.
March Madness won't start until Thursday for most college basketball fans. Unless they're football players in the Bloomfield Hills Schools this week. Coaches and staff of the new Bloomfield Hills High School will get a jump on the inaugural season of Black Hawks football with a series of early-morning gatherings for players and those interested in joining the varsity, junior varsity or freshman squads next fall. Students are welcome to meet at Lahser High School at 6 a.m. today for an hour gathering, dubbed 'March Madness.' The events are scheduled to continue between 6-7 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: The program hosted its first official meeting for interested students and parents last month at the Andover Media Center. …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here's another look at what some of our general-interest bloggers had to say.
Monday, December 10, 2012
"The L. Brooks Patterson effect" It is hard to believe that a state agenda driven by a Republican Governor can hurt Oakland County. But it can happen and is happening here. A Sad Day for the State of Michigan A long history of civility and at least an attempt at bi-partisanship in Michigan government ended. Can it be brought back? The D - Zone - Michigan School Football Coverage The D - Zone is a high school football blog, that covers everything related to high school sports in the state of Michigan. A Fun, Fizzy, Natural Remedy for Clogged Drains Are your kitchen and bath sinks not draining properly? Try this super inexpensive, natural and easy way to get things moving again. Chorizo and Beef Enchilada Casserole Craving enchiladas, but …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Warriors extend their playoff run and hopes for a second-consecutive state title with a convincing win.
The Brother Rice Warriors hammered Walled Lake Western 42-12 to win the Division 2 regional title on Friday night by scoring early and often in the first half. Junior running back Brian Walker opened the scoring with a 2 yard run at the 6:16 mark of the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. Walled Lake Western came right back as Kyle Bambard kicked a 52 yard field goal with 1:48 left in the quarter cutting the lead to 7-3. On the second play of the 2nd quarter, Western blocked a punt but were unable to capitalize. Western picked up a safety at the 10:05 mark after a snap went over the quarterback’s head in a shotgun formation narrowing the lead to 7-5. Brother Rice exploded for 4 second quarter touchdowns highlighted by a 56 yard touchdown …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The MHSAA football playoffs resume tonight with a battle between the 'Warriors'.
Which Warrior will reign supreme? We'll know later Friday night following the match-up between the Brother Rice Warriors and Walled Lake Western Warriors in the third round of the MHSAA football playoffs. Both teams have 9-2 records are are entering the game red-hot following convincing wins last weekend. Brother Rice routed Oxford, 38-6, for their fifth consecutive win, according to the MHSAA website. The team also won 5 straight games to end 2011 on their way to their seventh state title under legendary Head Coach Al Fracassa, and first since 2005. It was during the district final round last season that the Warriors solidified their position as a title contender with a stunning upset over the defending champion Harrison Hawks. Now, …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Readers do not appear to agree on whether ending the school's final season in history was the correct decision. Time for you to weigh in.
As the realization of Andover High School's decision to cancel the remainder of the 2012 football season continues to set in, not all observers agree it was the right move. While most of the early response to the news announced two days before their fourth game was largely sympathetic to players, some believe the administrators and team should have held out longer. The fact that it was the school's final varsity football season due to the pending merger to Bloomfield Hills High School in 2013 is undoubtedly a factor. "What a travesty," wrote Colleen Dunn Wymore on Bloomfield Patch's Facebook Page. "A storied program allowed to disintegrate. What are our Athletic Directors hired to do; crush a floundering team or provide creative …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Orchard Lake St. Mary's football hosts Detroit Cass Tech while WBHS will honor police, fire, and military service in game against Troy Athens.
Two of the most highly-regarded high school football teams will square off Friday under the bright lights and red turf field of Orchard Lake St. Mary's, as the Eaglets welcome Detroit Cass Tech. It's a battle of reigning state champions: St. Mary's won its Division 3 state championship over Mt. Pleasant on the same day that Cass Tech topped Novi Detroit Catholic Central to win the Div. 1 title last season. The Eaglets look prepared, currently riding a three-game winning streak after a season-opening loss on the road to Muskegon. Last week, St. Mary's crushed University of Detroit Jesuit at home, 43-7. However, the Technicians ride to town after a big win over Catholic Central League neighbors Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice to open the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The 2012 varsity football season ends early, leaving administrators scrambling to restore the homecoming experience for the final time in school history.
The corner of Andover and Long Lake roads was unusually quiet Friday night. No bright lights to drown out the moonlight, no thumping drum beats from the marching band, and no rattle of the aluminum stands shaking from the enthusiasm of a raucous crowd. There simply was no football Friday night at Andover High School. And despite the best efforts of school officials, coaches, parents and players, there will never be again. The Barons forfeited to Ferndale in the midst of a three-game homestand during the school's final varsity football season with the pending merger to Bloomfield Hills High School in 2013. A roster of injured and frustrated students quickly began to lose interest following a few winless performances on the field. R.J. …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Team status is in question again after students, boosters and school officials rallied to build support and momentum for a 2012 campaign.
At the conclusion of this fall’s football season, Andover High School Principal Rob Durecka was faced with the real possibility of not having a varsity football team next year due to the low number of players and waning interest in the program. Determined not to let that be part of Andover's athletic legacy as the district plans to merge with rival Lahser High School in the fall 2013, he and others associated with the programs started recruiting. In late November, only 17 students were either returning or declared a deifinite interest in the team for 2012, district officials said. After several meetings and reaching out to parents, that number swelled to close to 30 by the time the MHSAA said it neeeded to know for scheduling. Most, if …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Ground game powers Eaglets to victory in the Division 3 title game at Ford Field on Saturday.
DETROIT – A wild day of high school football on Saturday at Ford Field ended the way it started: with a blowout. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (12-2) won the Division 3 state finals 45-7 over Mt. Pleasant in the final game of the 2011 Michigan football season. All four of the state title games Saturday were decided by 30 or more points. The Eaglets, after losing in the finals three of the last four years, won by relying on their potent running game. Spencer McInnis, younger brother Parker McInnis and cousin Grant Niemiec led a rushing attack that had 478 yards on the night. The trio accounted for 406 of those yards and five of the team's six touchdowns. “We got great blocking from our line, but our backs just run so tough,” St. Mary’s head …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The fans were out in force, the team was on fire, and the scene was electric as the Eaglets topped the Mt. Pleasant Oilers 45-7 at Ford Field to win the state football title.
DETROIT - Orchard Lake St. Mary's let Mt. Pleasant know early it was out for a state championship, and never let up Saturday at Ford Field, decisively downing the previouisly undefeated Oilers 45-7. Here is the day in photos. If you have your own, we'd love for you to add them here, or message firstname.lastname@example.org