Fordson head coach Osama Abulhassan (second from left) will count heavily on veterans Ali Berry (left) and Hassan Nizam during the 2011-12 season. By Daniel Gretzner Basketball is ready to go in the greater Dearborn area as the three local public high schools continue to practice for early scheduled regular season games. Fordson and Dearborn boys’ basketball teams opened the new hoops season this week. The Tractors were to host Allen Park on Tuesday of this week while Dearborn’s varsity traveled to Livonia Churchill the … [Read more...] about Hoops takes over local prep scene
DEARBORN – Henry Ford Community College will sponsor a Pitcher & Catcher Six Week Progression Baseball Camp. The camp runs until Feb. 26 at the HFCC Athletic Memorial Building on the main campus. “The camp is open to everyone,” said Steven Brown, HFCC baseball head coach. “The purpose of the camp is to help elementary, middle, and high school students learn the art of pitching and catching. Rather than go to a one-day camp, this is a progression camp, which is better from a reference standpoint because it grants participants the … [Read more...] about HFCC sponsors 6-week baseball camps
University of Michigan-Dearborn goalie coach Chris Haltinner (second from left) has been working with his goaltenders, which include Steve Ledesma (left) from Crestwood and Micah Collier from Riverview Gabriel Richard. By Daniel Gretzner Thus far in the 2011-12 University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey schedule, the Wolves have been having and up-and-down type of season. The latest highlights have been the weekend of Nov. 18 and 19, when they won two back-to-back games against Western Michigan University. Both of those games … [Read more...] about UM-D hosts holiday classic after beating WMU
By Daniel Gretzner Now that the scrimmage games are over, it’s time for the Henry Ford Community College men’s basketball team to swing into the regular season schedule. The hometown Hawks will again be playing their home games on campus and inside the HFCC Athletic Memorial Building. Abe Mashhour is the head coach and has a 2011-12 roster made up of a mixture of mostly Downriver and Detroit hoop talent that have recently left the ranks of their nearby prep teams. Four freshman newcomers, two guards and two centers, from … [Read more...] about HFCC cagers get season underway
New University of Michigan-Dearborn coach John Mackson (center) leads his young team into the 2011-12 season with local talent A.J. Dombrowski (left) and Khalil Beidoun. By Daniel Gretzner Men's Division II college basketball, being played in the greater Dearborn area, is now getting underway as the University of Michigan-Dearborn cagers open their 2011-12 season. Everything is new this year at UM-D. The Wolves have a new head coach and five new freshman players, dotting the maize and blue's current varsity roster. It … [Read more...] about UM-D opens with new coach
Fordson head coach Walker Zaban (left) goes over a play with senior running back Zane Baidoun. By Daniel Gretzner How far will the Fordson 2011 grid machine be able to go in the Division 1 playoffs? This is the No. 1 question that is looming as the east Dearborn high school competes for a district championship. The Tractors (6-4) have turned into a "wild card" team, especially after beating cross-town rival, Dearborn High, twice this year. If Fordson can got past Detroit Cass Tech last weekend, they will remain in the … [Read more...] about Will Fordson continue football playoff run?
By Daniel Gretzner Playoff football activity is upon us. The good news is that two Dearborn prep teams, Fordson (5-4) and Dearborn (7-2), continue to see action on the gridiron. However, the bad news is, both city teams found themselves playing each other last Friday night at the Dearborn High School Stadium. In earlier regular season competition, the Tractors were able to knock off their cross-town rivals. Questions that mattered in the outcome of these two high schools clashing are as follows: Will things be different … [Read more...] about Fordson and DHS in district semifinals
As the 2011 high school football regular season comes to a close, Dearborn High definitely will be playing. The Pioneers clinched a postseason berth by virtue of beating Dearborn Heights Robichaud in a Western Wayne Athletic Conference Red-Blue Division crossover tilt. That win gave the local prep gridders a 6-2 record. Head coach Dave Mifsud, his entire team and DHS Athletic Director Jeff Conway were a happy lot and all smiles. Making the state football playoffs is a big deal from year-to-year for any prep team to … [Read more...] about DHS, Wyandotte reach playoffs; Fordson on bubble
By Daniel Gretzner In the Downriver League, Wyandotte has emerged as the only unbeaten team. The Bears, as of last week, were proud owners of an 8-0 gridiron record for 2011. Other teams in the prep circuit with winning records are Allen Park and Southgate Anderson. These three teams are at the top of the heap and anticipating playoff action of their own. … [Read more...] about Wyandotte heads Downriver League
Local prep grid teams have now entered the final weeks of the high school football regular season schedule. So, the big question for the fans and followers of area gridiron action is ... who will make the state playoffs? Going into the final two weeks of the season, both Fordson and Dearborn High were only a win away from qualifying for the post-season. The Tractors (5-2), are on the verge of taking the Western Wayne Athletic Conference title, needed either a victory over Redford Thurston last week, or a win against Monroe this … [Read more...] about Regular grid season is nearly over; which teams are bound for playoff?