Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Two of the high school's senior class of student-athletes officially decided where to play after graduation.
Two West Bloomfield High School seniors joined student-athletes from across the country Wednesday in formally signing their letters of intent to compete at respective colleges, universities, and service academies next fall. Star runner Erin Finn and tennis player Aerielle Pendleton committed to the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at a small ceremony where friends, neighbors and coaches discussed the pasts and futures of the two Lakers student-athletes. For Finn in particular, it's a time of finalty for those schools in and far outside of Michigan which had studied and cornered them throughout their decorated careers. Last November, Finn won for the second consecutive year at the Division 1 cross-country …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Despite faster time (17 minutes, 46 seconds) than last year's showing at Kenosha, WI course, West Bloomfield High School senior fails to qualify for national race.
West Bloomfield High School senior cross country runner Erin Finn placed 12th in the Foot Locker Midwest Regional Championship Saturday morning in Kenosha, WI. Finn ran in 17 minutes, 46 seconds, with a pace time of 5:44. Mishawaka High School (IN) sophomore Anna Rohrer finished first with a time of 16:54. With the finish, Finn fails to qualify for the Foot Locker National Championship Dec. 8 in San Diego. It's a disappointing finish for the scholar athlete and state champion, who onlookers said collapsed at the end of the race and received medical attention. Finn said in a Nov. 7 interview posted to YouTube that she had hoped to qualify for the national race but had changed her style due to iron deficiency diagnosed this season. Last …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
West Bloomfield High School senior defeats second place by 17 seconds with a personal record of 17 minutes, 7.9 seconds.
West Bloomfield High School senior Erin Finn won for the second consecutive year at the Division 1 cross-country state championship Saturday in Brooklyn despite a change in style brought upon by iron deficiency. The Detroit Free Press reported that Finn, who ran a personal record 17:07.9, has been running with an iron deficiency discovered this season. It caused her to run differently than she did when she won last year with a time of 17:22.6. Finn said in a release posted to milesplit.com said that she would run for the University of Michigan next fall on a talented squad that also includes Shannon Osika (Waterford Mott), Brook Handler (Rochester) and Taylor Manett (Rockford). Finn plans to major in biomedical engineering.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Lakers football team convincingly won its Homecoming game over Pontiac after assault incident last week.
After an ugly incident last week which resulted in one player being taken from the playing field in handcuffs, the West Bloomfield High School football team jumped out to an early lead against Pontiac at Homecoming Friday night and didn't look back. The 31-14 win capped an "emotional" period for the team and its coaching staff, the latter of which lost its defensive coordinator over an apparent disagreement with head coach Ron Bellamy stemming from an alleged assault and battery of a Stoney Creek assistant coach by a Lakers football player. "In my football career of playing and coaching, I’ve never been through anything as emotional as this week," Bellamy said. "We didn’t practice Monday. We just had a team meeting. I told my boys how I …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Incident stemmed from controversial finish at West Bloomfield/Stoney Creek football game.
The West Bloomfield High School student responsible for striking a 66-year-old Stoney Creek football coach on the field Friday night was charged with assault and battery Thursday morning, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office (OCSO). The student will be given a court date in Oakland County Probate Court. Capt. Michael Johnson, commander of the Rochester Hills substation for the OCSO, said that the student, 16, is a player on the football team who approached a Stoney Creek assistant coach after the game was over and punched the coach in the jaw, knocking him unconscious. The coach was identified by Rochester Community Schools as Harold "Buzz" Zube, the father of varsity head coach Brad Zube, who was helping to coach the varsity …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Stoney Creek assistant football coach fine after being punched at the conclusion of game Friday night.
Recently updated: 5:25 p.m. with additional information from the West Bloomfield School District A Stoney Creek High School assistant football coach who was punched unconscious on the field after the varsity team's rout over West Bloomfield Friday night is doing fine, a Rochester Community Schools spokesperson says. Meanwhile, the 16-year-old West Bloomfield football player who police say was responsible for the altercation has been released to his parents pending assault and battery charges in Oakland County Probate Court. According to a statement released by the West Bloomfield School District signed by Superintendent Gerald Hill, the student was suspended in accordance with consequences of violating district policy. "This incident …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Lakers varsity football season off on the right path after home win against Jackson.
The score: West Bloomfield 42, Jackson 7 The star: The Lakers defense, led by sophomore lineman Eddy Wilson and senior defensive backs Chance Monarch and Norm Burns, forced four fumbles and one interception against an experienced Vikings offense. The turning point: The Lakers came out of halftime with the proverbial wind to their back after a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage by speedy sophomore Michael King to go up 28-7. A forced fumble on the ensuing Jackson drive by Wilson seemed to knock the wind from the Vikings for good. The story: The Lakers bounced back after an opening kickoff touchdown run by Jackson senior Caleb Moss to not allow another point. Freshman quarterback Trishton Jackson played the role of "game…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Football teams across Michigan, including those from St. Mary's Prep and West Bloomfield High, began practice this week while getting used to several new rules from the MHSAA.
The 2012-13 fall sports season officially began this week, when approximately 110,000 student-athletes in Michigan begin practice in eight sports regulated by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA). Practicce began for Michgan's football players on Monday, followed by all other fall sports — from cross country to boys tennis — on Wednesday. Schools must have 12 days of preseason practice at all levels before their first game. For the West Bloomfield High School Lakers, the varsity team plays their first game of the season at home Aug. 24 against Jackson High School. The varsity team from Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory, meanwhile, will travel to Muskegon High School Aug. 24 for their first game. The Eaglets' first home …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Hut, hut! High school football practice starts Monday.
Hungry for a look ahead to the fall 2012 football season in the West Bloomfield area? Here's a look ahead at the schedules for the varsity teams at Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory and West Bloomfield High School. Orchard Lake St. Mary's (Detroit Catholic) West Bloomfield (Oakland Red) 8/24 *=Conference opponent
Monday, June 4, 2012
Erin Finn of West Bloomfield won the state championship in the 3,200-meter run at the Division 1 state track and field finals on Saturday in East Kentwood.
Hail to the victor! Junior Erin Finn of West Bloomfield High School won the state championship in the 3,200-meter run in record-breaking fashion at the Division 1 state track and field finals on Saturday in East Kentwood. Finn set a state meet record with a time of 10:17.86 in winning the 3,200 run.