Category Archives: Sports

Cass Tech, King set for PSL football title showdown Friday at Ford Field

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 It doesn’t matter to Cass Tech that King High is the home team for Friday’s 7 p.m. Detroit Public School League Football Championship Game at Ford Field. As far as the defending champion Technicians are concerned, it’s a home game for them any time they’re playing at the nearby downtown den of the NFL’s Detroit Lions. “We’re going to make that walk again,’’ said Coach Thomas Wilcher, who plans to continue his team’s championship-game ritual of walking from the school to Ford Field, a trek they made last year for the PSL finals and in the two previous seasons for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division I finals. On each occasion … Continue reading

Cass Tech’s depth in the pool wins PSL girls’ swim championship

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech took home gold medals in the 50-yard freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle relay, but it was the Lady Technicians’ depth of talent that enabled them to repeat as Detroit Public School League girls’ swimming champions Wednesday at King High School natatorium. Despite host King taking six of 11 events with gold medals in the 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 400 freestyle relay, Cass Tech piled up points with multiple top-five finishers and finished with 180 points to the Lady Crusaders’ 126. Western finished third with 84 points followed by Renaissance 56, Cody 19 and East English Village … Continue reading

Cass Tech volleyball standout Monette Daniels 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 With a mostly new cast of regulars, Cass Tech’s Monette Daniels was determined to make sure the Technicians continued their success as the four-time defending Detroit Public School League girls’ volleyball champions. “Monette has emerged as the leader,’’ first-year coach Ramona Cox said of her 5-10 senior middle blocker and team captain, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “Coming into the season, she saw there was a hole in leadership and she filled it immediately. “That leadership is on the court and off the court. The girls look up to her. Monette not only shows leadership with her play as a great hitter. But when she’s … Continue reading

FAMILIAR FINALISTS: Cass Tech to face Renaissance in PSL girls’ volleyball title game Thursday

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Four-time defending champion Cass Tech defeated Western, 25-10, 25-13, 25-9, and Renaissance took four sets to beat King, 25-11, 25-15, 21-25, 25-15, Thursday in the Detroit Public School League girls’ volleyball semifinals at Western International High School. It’ll be Cass Tech vs. Renaissance, as usual, for the 2014 PSL championship Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at Western International High.  The action starts with the consolation game at 5 p.m. between Western and King. Admission is $5. Renaissance, head coached by Louis Mitchell,  last won the league title in 2009 and has been Cass Tech’s finals opponent each year since. The Technicians are trying to extend their streak under first-year head … Continue reading

Cass Tech running back Mike Weber 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 Every time Cass Tech needed a big play to stay on top of Mumford in their Detroit Public School League football Game of the Week showdown last Saturday, senior Mike Weber was the Technicians’ No. 1 option. “We rely on Mike Weber for almost 100 per cent of our rushing offense,’’ Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher said of his 5-9, 210-pound running back, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He’s one of the toughest backs we’ve had at Cass, and one of the most versatile backs we’ve had. He’s definitely one of the hardest-running backs we’ve had.” Weber, who gained more than 1,700 yards in each of … Continue reading

PSL CROSS COUNTRY: Western’s Flores, Pershing’s Seal finish unbeaten; Renaissance girls, Cass Tech boys team champs

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 On a perfect autumn afternoon for running, Western International senior Juan Flores and Pershing junior Jaishala Seal completed perfect seasons as the 2014 Detroit Public School League boys’ and girls’ cross country gold medalists. Flores became a three-time PSL boys’ cross country champion Wednesday at Belle Isle, finishing the season unbeaten in six 5,000-meter races with a league championship meet winning time of 17:26. Cass Tech’s Brett Dooley (17:33) was silver medalist and Western sophomore Yeray Flores, Juan’s younger brother (18:05) took the bronze. Cass Tech’s boys won a repeat team title with 42 points followed by Western 85, King 90, East English Village 105, Renaissance 178, Douglass 180, Pershing 217, Ford … Continue reading

Cass Tech vs. Western, Renaissance vs. King in girls’ volleyball semifinals Thursday at Western High

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Western International defeated East English Village 25-12, 25-15, 22-25, 26-24 and four-time defending champion Cass Tech defeated DCP-Northwestern 25-6, 25-13, 25-5 Tuesday in Detroit Public School League girls’ volleyball quarterfinal games at Cass Technical High School. In the quarterfinal games Tuesday at East English Village Prep Academy, King beat CMA 25-8, 25-5, 25-5 and Renaissance defeated DIA 25-8, 25-5, 25-5. The winners advance to the PSL semifinals Thursday, Oct. 16 at Western International High School. Western plays Cass Tech at 5 p.m. and King plays Renaissance at 7 p.m. The PSL championship game is Thursday, Oct. 23, at Western International at 7 p.m., preceded by the 5 p.m. consolation game.  Admission … Continue reading

Renaissance wins fifth consecutive PSL JV girls’ volleyball championship; varsity playoffs start today (Oct. 14)

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Renaissance defeated Cass Tech in an exciting three-set match, 25-23, 22-25, 15-9 to capture its fifth consecutive Detroit Public School League junior varsity girls’ volleyball championship Monday at Western International High School. Coach Earlander Taylor’s Phoenix advanced to the finals with a 25-6, 25-10 semifinal victory against East English Village, while Cass Tech advanced with a 25-16, 21-25, 11 5-5 semifinal victory against Western. The 2014 PSL varsity volleyball playoffs get underway today (Tuesday, Oct. 14) with the quarterfinals at two sites. At Cass Tech High School, Western International plays East English Village at 4 p.m., and four-time defending league champion Cass Tech plays DCP-Northwestern at 5:30 p.m.  The … Continue reading

PSL football semifinals to determine who gets to play at Ford Field

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 This weekend begins the final stretch of another exciting season of Detroit Public School League football. The 2014 league semifinals are Friday at DCP-Northwestern High School, featuring defending champion Cass Tech (6-0 league, 7-0 overall) against East English Village (5-1, 5-2) at 5 p.m., followed by No. 1-seed King (6-0, 7-0) against Renaissance (5-1, 5-2) at 7 p.m. The winners advance to the PSL Championship Game at Ford Field, Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. On Saturday at DCP-Northwestern High, the consolation semifinals will feature Mumford (4-2, 4-3) against Denby (3-3, 4-3) at 12 noon and Cody (4-2, 4-3) against DCP-Northwestern (3-3, 4-3) at 2 p.m. The winners … Continue reading

PSL girls’ volleyball quarterfinals and semifinals set for Tuesday and Thursday Oct. 14 and 16; finals Oct. 23

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 The field is set for the 2014 Detroit Public School League girls’ volleyball playoffs. Based on the final regular season standings, the top four teams in the East and West divisions have qualified for Tuesday’s (Oct. 14) quarterfinals to be played at two sites. At Cass Tech High School, Western International plays East English Village at 4 p.m., and four-time defending league champion Cass Tech plays DCP-Northwestern at 5:30 p.m.  The winners advance to Thursday’s (Oct. 16) 5 p.m. semifinal game at Western International High School. At East English Village Prep Academy, King plays CMA at 4 p.m., and Renaissance plays DIA at 5:30 p.m. The winners advance … Continue reading