Category Archives: Sports

DPS parents, student-athletes urged to attend college recruitment free seminar

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Detroit Public Schools’ families are encouraged to attend a seminar, “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete,” designed to prepare parents and student-athletes for the recruiting process. Conducted by Rick Wire, president of Dynamite Sports, the hour-long seminar will be held Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Renaissance High School auditorium for west side schools, and Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the M.L. King High School auditorium for east side schools. Counselors and coaches are asked to be present at 6 p.m. for specialized instruction geared just for them. In addition to providing families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships, the seminar will discuss academic … Continue reading

Douglass’ boys basketball team 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 Douglass High’s boys basketball team has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learners of the Week after finishing its season as the last PSL team standing in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs. Coach Nkwane Young’s Hurricanes (17-10) lost 51-50 against eventual state champion Milan in the Class B semifinals March 21, but earned kudos for coming just two victories shy of the first state championship in Douglass’ school history. The senior-laden team also distinguished itself by combo guard Darrell Davis being named Associated Press Class B Player of the Year and Young being chosen the AP Class B Coach of the Year. Davis, … Continue reading

Douglass’ boys basketball team two victories from first state championship in school history

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Douglass High’s boys’ basketball team is Breslin-bound! Coach Nkwane Young’s Hurricanes earned the opportunity to represent their school, their fans and the Detroit Public School League in Friday’s Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball state semifinals by defeating Goodrich 39-28 Tuesday in the Class B quarterfinal game at Marysville High School. Douglass (17-9) will play Milan (23-3) at 7:50 p.m. Friday in the Class B semifinal game at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. In the other Class B semifinal, Benton Harbor (16-9) plays Cadillac (19-6) at 6 p.m. The winners meet Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the Class B state championship. With DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin joining Douglass principal … Continue reading

Greg Kelser-Winning Futures basketball camp taking entries for DPS 6th-9th graders

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Male and female sixth through ninth grade students in Detroit Public Schools have until June 1 to apply for 100 available spots in the Gregory Kelser “Shoot For Your Goals” Basketball Camp June 23-27 at Cass Technical High School, 2421 Second Ave., Detroit. The free camp features daily basketball activities, mentoring, goal setting and life skills. For more information, contact Bryan Howard by phone at 586-698-4418 or by email: bryan@winningfutures.org. Applications are available online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GregKelserCampStudentApplication_2014 Kelser, the Detroit Pistons’ basketball television analyst for Fox Sports Detroit, is a graduate of Detroit Henry Ford High School, a former Pistons’ top draft pick and 1979 NCAA champion and All-American at … Continue reading

Cass Tech’s season ends with 52-51 loss to U-D Jesuit in Class A boys’ basketball regional finals

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech’s journey in the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball tournament ended with a controversial 52-51 loss to the University of Detroit Jesuit on the Technicians’ home floor Thursday night  in the Class A regional championship game. U-D Jesuit drew a foul and sank two free throws with 0.5 seconds left to lift the Cubs to their first regional championship. However, Cass Tech coach David Dixon was adamant that his team didn’t get a fair shake by the officials. “First they call a (bad) foul with 0.5 seconds left. Then they (U-D) come out of a timeout with 6 people on the court for the last free throw … Continue reading

Cass Tech seeks to join Douglass in MHSAA boys’ basketball state quarterfinals

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Douglass and Cass Tech both lost in the Big D semifinals of the Detroit Public School League championship tournament. But that hasn’t stopped Coach Nkwane Young’s Hurricanes or Coach David Dixon’s Technicians from leading the PSL’s charge in the Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball state playoffs. Led by Mr. Basketball candidate Darrell Davis’ 24 points, Douglass (16-9) defeated private school powerhouse Detroit Country Day 69-56 Wednesday to win the Class B regional championship at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep. Terrell Hales scored 16 points and Daavi Bradley had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in support of the victory. Cass Tech (18-5) can also advance with a … Continue reading

Douglass to play as scheduled, Cass Tech Thursday in MHSAA boys’ basketball regional championship games

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Due to inclement weather, the Class A boys’ basketball regional championship game scheduled for today (Wednesday, March 12) between host Cass Tech and U-D Jesuit has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday (March 13) at 6 p.m. at Cass Technical High School. Douglass High, the other Detroit Public School League contender still remaining in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs, is set to play as scheduled today (Wednesday, March 12) at 7 p.m. against Birmingham Detroit Country Day in the Class B regional championship game at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep. In regional semifinal action Monday, Cass Tech advanced with a 90-63 victory against Redford Thurston and Douglass kept … Continue reading

Cass Tech, Southeastern in Class A, Douglass in Class B carry PSL banner into boys’ basketball regional play

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech and Southeastern in Class A and Douglass in Class B are the Detroit Public School League’s last remaining contenders in the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball state tournament. All three PSL representatives will be in regional semifinal games today (Monday, March 10) after capturing district championships Friday. In the Class A regional at Cass Tech, Coach David Dixon’s host Technicians play Redford Thurston at 7 p.m., following the 5 p.m. contest between Southeastern and University of Detroit Jesuit. The winners play for the regional title Wednesday at 6 p.m. In the Class B regional at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, Douglass plays Detroit University … Continue reading

King High’s Lady Crusaders and eight PSL boys’ teams still vying in state basketball tourney

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Detroit Public School League fans, come out today (Thursday, March 6) at 6 p.m. and support King High’s Lady Crusaders as they face Farmington Hills Mercy in the Class A girls’ basketball regional championship game at Farmington High School. The PSL’s reigning champions are the No. 1-ranked team in the state and the last remaining PSL team in the girls’ state tourney. A victory would advance Coach William Winfield’s team (22-1) into next week’s state quarterfinals. Meanwhile, eight PSL boys’ teams will be vying for district championships Friday at 6 p.m. In Class A, Cass Tech plays PSL champion Pershing at Western International High School; East English Village plays PSL runner-up Southeastern at Grosse … Continue reading

King High girls, Pershing High boys repeat as PSL varsity basketball champions

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 For the third year in a row, King High’s Lady Crusaders are celebrating a Detroit Public School League girls’ basketball championship, while Pershing High’s Doughboys are basking in the glory of an overtime thriller after coming from behind to capture their second consecutive PSL boys’ basketball crown. Friday night’s Big D tournament finals at University of Detroit Mercy had no shortage of excitement or drama for an estimated crowd of 3,000. The fans saw King defeat Cass Tech 51-41 in the girls’ title game, then watched Pershing rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Southeastern 57-56 in overtime to win the boys’ championship. 2013-14 PSL … Continue reading