Category Archives: Sports

Pershing junior runner Jaishala Seal 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 In her first year of competing in Detroit Public School League girls’ cross country, Pershing High junior Jaishala Seal has showed her toughness and quickly moved to the front of the pack. Seal, a transfer from Harper Woods Chandler Park, has been named the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week after winning back to back races to open the 2014 season at Belle Isle. “This is her first time running cross country and, to win both races so far, she’s showing some real signs of toughness,’’ Pershing coach Wydell Henry said. “It’s not easy to go out and run 5,000 meters. But she’s really surprised everybody, including herself, … Continue reading

East English Village junior linebacker Andrew DeMoss 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’s defense hasn’t allowed a point through its first three Detroit Public School League football games this season and middle linebacker Andrew DeMoss has been one of the main defenders. DeMoss, a 5-9, 200-pound junior, had a team-leading 13 tackles, including four tackles for losses last Friday in the Bulldogs’ 28-0 victory against Pershing and has been named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He’s an old-school middle linebacker and meshes well with what we’ve got going on,’’ East English Village coach Rod Oden said.  “He’s a big-time thumper and a big-time hitter. Pershing is one of those teams that’s big up front and likes … Continue reading

New home football field Cody High’s pride and joy

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 For the first time since 2007, Cody High’s football team will play a home game on a field it can truly call home. Friday’s 4 p.m. Detroit Public School League game at Hope Field between the Comets (2-1 league, 2-2 overall) and visiting Ford (1-2, 1-3) will be contested on the same Stein Park playground where former Cody teams used to battle. But thanks to a complete renovation, including the installation of a 90,000 sq. ft. synthetic turf, Cody football has a first-class facility that has instilled pride and joy throughout the school community. “I’m a Cody alumni so I played on that (former) field,” said Cody head … Continue reading

Western’s Flores, Pershing’s Seal lead PSL cross country for second week in a row

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Western High senior Juan Flores and Pershing High junior Jaishala Seal won the boys’ and girls’ races for the second time in as many meets Tuesday in Detroit Public School League cross country competition at Belle Isle. Flores, the two-time defending PSL champion, ran away from the field and continued to distance himself along the 5,000-meter course before crossing the finish line with a time 17:48. He was followed by followed by Cass Tech’s Brett Dooley (18:25), his sophomore brother, Western’s Yeray Flores (18:51), King’s Kelly Broadus (19:23) and Renaissance’s Lawrence Shephard (19.40). Seal, who surprised the girls’ field last week by winning in her first-ever PSL cross … Continue reading

Renaissance setter Arielle Sears 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 For the second year in a row, Renaissance High’s Arielle Sears was named MVP of the Detroit Public School League Invitational Volleyball Tournament at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. That distinction has also earned the Lady Phoenix’s 5-7 senior setter the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week award, for the second consecutive year, after she finished with 25 aces, 51 assists, seven blocks and nine kills in leading her team to a repeat tourney championship. “The setter is just like the quarterback to a football team or the point guard in basketball,” Renaissance coach Louis Mitchell said. “She runs the show for us and she’s the leader. We’re only going … Continue reading

King football standout Tyriq Thompson 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 Tyriq Thompson was a one-man wrecking crew last Friday in King High’s 61-20 victory against DCP-Northwestern. As a result, the Crusaders’ 6-2, 225-pound senior has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week for the second time in as many seasons. On offense, Thompson carried the ball 18 times for 205 yards including touchdown runs of 75 and 25 yards. Defensively, he had a team-leading 12 tackles and returned an intercepted pass for a 35-yard TD. “He had an all-around great game,’’ King coach Dale Harvel. “This is his senior year and he has really stepped up his game. He’s not a ‘hollerer’ … Continue reading

Cody at King game of the week to help clear logjam at top of PSL football standings

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 A share of first place will be on the line Saturday at high noon when Cody challenges King in the Detroit Public School League Football Game of the Week at King High School. Six teams enter week four of the regular season tied for the PSL lead with 2-0 league records.  Three of the leaders – defending champion Cass Tech, King and Western – are unbeaten with 3-0 overall records. East English Village, Mumford and Cody are 2-1 overall. The logjam at the top will start to clear up with Saturday’s Cody-King showdown at 12 noon. All other PSL teams play Friday at 4 p.m., including Douglass (0-2 league, … Continue reading

Western’s boys, Pershing’s girls win first PSL cross country meet of 2014

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Western International High senior Juan Flores and Pershing High junior Jaishala Seal won the boys’ and girls’ 5,000-meter races, respectively, to lead their teams to victory Tuesday in the 2014 Detroit Public School League season-opening cross country meet at scenic Belle Isle. Flores, the two-time defending PSL boys’ champion, crossed the finish line in 18:29 to outpace his brother, Western sophomore Yeray Flores (19:22), by nearly a minute. King’s Christian Stokes placed third (20:10) followed by Western junior Jamari McCrory fourth (20:43) and East English Village’s Karmari Newman fifth (20:47). Western’s team total of 43 included senior Jose Monge 14th (21:29) and junior Brailen Neely 22nd. The  top … Continue reading

Cody junior running back Jayvonte Ball 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 Cody High junior Jayvonte Ball, who had 10 carries for 206 yards including touchdown runs of 73 and 20 yards in a 44-0 victory last Friday against CMA, has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “He’s a great kid, very humble, and he wants to be one of the best running backs in the state,’’ Cody coach Calvin Norman said. “He wants to be up there with (Cass Tech’s) Mike Weber and other guys in that class. He knows those players and he looks up to those kind of players.” Ball, a 5-9, 175-pound speedster, ran the ball 12 times for … Continue reading

CMA showing growth but no wins in first varsity football season

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk132.org 313-870-5863 Two games into its first varsity football season, Communication and Media Arts High is making positive strides but is still searching for a victory. “A lot of it has to do with players getting over the jitters of actually playing varsity,’’ Pharaohs head coach Jackie Muhammad said. “Once they understand the concept that the guys they’re playing against are the same ages, 14 through 18-year-olds, and are some of the same players they played against on junior varsity, I think we can turn that corner real quickly.” CMA fashioned a remarkable 6-3 JV record last year in its first season with a football program, but enters this week … Continue reading