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?
By Daniel Gretzner Most folks who are following the Downriver League football season can’t help but wonder, is Wyandotte Roosevelt really that good. Going into last week’s contest with a tough Allen Park squad, the Bears were unbeaten and were perched on top of the league standings. At any rate, Wyandotte has qualified for a playoff spot and has done exceptionally well under head coach Ron Adams. Other Downriver teams playing a winning brand of football include Southgate Anderson, Trenton and Woodhaven in the Downriver League, … [Read more...] about Downriver League football action
Eric Hansen kicks a practice field goal for the Pioneers this fall. Sean MacFarlane is the holder. By Daniel Gretzner Only two weeks are left before the end of the regular local prep football season. With the regular part of the 2011 season winding down, the state playoffs will be taking center stage later this month. So far this year, Dearborn and Fordson have been leading the way on the gridiron. Both high schools have been playing quality football and seem to be chalking up enough wins to be a part of the coming … [Read more...] about Preps wind down regular season, grid playoffs close at hand
By Daniel Gretzner Will Fordson make the state football prep playoff this year? Can the the Tractors share or win the Western Wayne Athletic Conference Blue Division championship? The answer to both of these questions is: YES! The Tractors, not counting their recent clash with Edsel Ford, own a 3-2 record after the first five weeks of the 2011 high school football season. They appear to be on the rise and starting to peak as the regular season goes past the halfway point. Head coach Fouad “Walker” Zaban has his blue … [Read more...] about It’s fe fi fo fum; here comes Fordson