Category Archives: Sports

Cass Tech’s girls, Pershing’s boys win 2014-15 PSL junior varsity basketball titles

Detroit Public School League junior varsity basketball championships, Thursday, Jan. 29, at East English Village Prep: (Girls) Cass Tech 46, King 43 (Boys) Pershing 66, Osborn 59

DCP-Northwestern’s Chandler-Poole twins named PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern has given its girls’ basketball opposition double trouble this season in the form of senior twins Icesis and Iresis Chandler-Poole, the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learners of the Week. The Lady Colts entered the Big D girls’ tournament with a 9-0 league record after going undefeated for the second year in a row in division play. The capper was a 54-28 victory against previously-unbeaten CMA as both twins posted double-doubles. Icesis led all players with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Iresis delivered 15 points and 14 rebounds. For the season, Icesis, a 6-0 guard-forward, is averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds and … Continue reading

CMA senior Jalen Hairston named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Communication and Media Arts High has been one of the surprises of the Detroit Public School League boys’ basketball season and leading the way has been senior Jalen Hairston, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He’s the glue to our team,’’ CMA coach Rafeal Peterson said of Hairston, a 6-3 guard-forward who has averaged 17 points and eight rebounds in helping the Pharaohs take a 7-0 league record into Friday’s game against visiting Denby. “In terms of defensive assignments and offensively, Jalen is our leader,” Peterson said. “He plays in the middle and does a great job with his decision-making of finding the open man or taking … Continue reading

PSL junior varsity basketball championship doubleheader Thursday to pair familiar foes

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 The Detroit Public School League boys’ basketball junior varsity championship game will be contested between 7 Mile Road neighbors. Osborn (7-0) and Pershing (6-1) both advanced with semifinal victories and will meet for the 2014-15 PSL JV crown Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at East English Village Prep Academy. That game will be preceded by the PSL girls’ JV championship game between rivals King (7-0) and Cass Tech (5-1) at 4 p.m. In boys’ semifinal action Monday, unbeaten Osborn rolled to a 77-43 victory against Western (6-1) and Pershing won 81-64 against Central (4-3) at King High School, while in the girls’ semifinals at East English Village, King stayed unbeaten with a 69-32 victory against previously … Continue reading

PSL’s Big D girls’ basketball tournament begins Wednesday

Contact; Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 The Detroit Public School League Big D girls’ basketball tournament begins Wednesday with first-round games at six sites. Top-seeded King is the three-time defending PSL champion and, with a 9-0 league record, is again the team leading the way. Coach William Winfield’s Lady Crusaders and Denby (5-4) are the only teams with a first-round bye. All other girls’ teams (league records in parenthesis) are in action Wednesday at 4 p.m. The schedule includes Southeastern (0-9) at DCP-Northwestern (9-0); Davis (1-8) at Renaissance (6-3); DIA (4-5) at Ford (5-4); Cody (3-6) at Mumford (7-2); Pershing (4-5) at CMA (8-1) and Osborn (3-6) at Cass Tech (8-1). The winners advance to … Continue reading

PSL junior varsity basketball semis today (Jan. 26) and finals Thursday

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 The Detroit Public School League junior varsity basketball playoffs are set. The boys’ semifinals are today (Monday, Jan. 26) at King High School, featuring Western (6-0) vs. Osborn (6-0) at 4 p.m. and Pershing (5-1) vs. Central (4-2) at 5:30 p.m. Monday’s girls’ semifinal game is at East English Village, featuring King (6-0) vs. DCP-Northwestern (6-0) at 4 p.m. The other semifinalist is Cass Tech (5-1), which advances to the finals with a bye because Division II East didn’t produce a playoff qualifier. The finals are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, at East English Village, with the 4 p.m. girls’ championship game to be followed by the boys’ … Continue reading

East English Village sophomore guard Gregory Elliott named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 East English Village sophomore Gregory Elliott is hard-work personified and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He has a 3.5 grade point average and he’s arguably the hardest-working guy on our team,’’ Bulldogs coach Juan Rickman said of his 6-2 guard, who’s averaging 16 points and seven rebounds this season. “He’s very coachable and he’s the most improved player I have from last year. He’s like another coach on the floor. He played a lot as a freshman and the fact that he’s starting as a sophomore shows how much he means to our team.” Elliott scored 19 and 20 … Continue reading

King High senior center Malayasia McHenry named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 King High senior Malayasia McHenry continues to impress in her first season as a full-time starter and has been named Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “She has made amazing improvement from one year to the next,’’ Lady Crusaders’ coach William Winfield said of his 6-3 center. “Last year, she was a starter off and on and she averaged about four points and four rebounds a game. She’s bumped up those averages considerably this year. Her improvement on the boards has really given us a big lift.” The Lady Crusaders are unbeaten through 13 games, including an 8-0 league record in pursuit of a fourth consecutive PSL … Continue reading

Cass Tech senior guard K’lynn Willis named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech 5-4 senior point guard K’lynn Willis is finishing her high school career with a strong performance on the court and in the classroom and has been named Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. Willis has maintained a 3.75 grade point average since her freshman year. She’s also averaging 15 points, eight assists and six steals a game, including 17 points and nine assists last week in a victory against East English Village. She will enroll at Hampton University next fall on a full athletic scholarship. “She’s not only the captain of our team, but she is the floor general that her teammates … Continue reading

Douglass junior guard James Smith III named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Douglass High‘s James Smith III scored 24 points against Osborn and 20 points against Central to lead back to back victories and has been named Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. The development of the Hurricanes’ 6-2 junior guard is a key reason coach Pierre Brooks, in his first year at the school, is optimistic about the potential of his team. “Nobody had varsity experience before this year,’’ Brooks said. “With all the seniors he had, (former coach) Nkwane (Young) thought it best to keep Smith on the JV to allow him to gain experience.” Through 10 games, Douglass is 5-5 overall and tied for … Continue reading