Category Archives: Sports

ICYMI: Athletic programs on the rise for Detroit k-8 students

DPSCD was featured in Michigan Chronicle’s “Best of Young Detroit” with the rise of k-8 athletics. The increase of extracurricular activities plays a role in developing the whole child, a priority within the Blueprint 2020 strategic plan. Read the full article below! DPSCD Jamboree in Nov. 24 Best of Young Detroit

Touchdown! Two DPSCD teams advance to regionals

After tough competitions in the district finals, two DPSCD teams came out on top to advance to the MHSAA regionals. Congratulations to King and Cass Tech for their victories, and to the teams from Mumford, Central and East English for a great season. Shout out to all the supporters who came out to cheer on our boys! We’ll see you in the stands this Friday as the Crusaders and the Technicians continue their march to the state championship. Friday, November 10 Division 2: Ypsilanti Lincoln at King at 6 p.m. Division 1: Cass Tech at Chippewa Valley at 7 p.m.

Congratulations Cass Lady Technicians

Congratulations to Coach Ramona Cox and the Cass Lady Technicians who captured the DPSL volleyball title by defeating the Lady Phoenix of Renaissance in front of a capacity crowd by a score of 3 sets to 0. In the consolation match, the Lady Pioneers of Detroit Edison PSA defeated the Lady Crusaders of King to determine the third and fourth placed finishing varsity teams in the DPSL for 2017. In between matches, the coaches’ All-City Volleyball Team was honored in a medals presentation ceremony. Great job to all our teams and thank you to all coaches, officials, trainers and parents for another successful season!

DPSCD Cross country teams finish strong

Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams on a great season! The final championship race on Belle Isle brought families, friends and the community together to cheer on our student-athletes. The top girl’s runner, Kennedee Cowles of Renaissance, finished the course in 21:35 and in the lead for the boys was Gilbert Vance of Denby, who ran a final time of 18:27. King Girls captured the team trophy, with five runners finishing in the top ten. Taking home the boy’s team trophy was Pershing, who also had five runners finishing in the top ten. Runners who finished in the top 20 were named to the All-City PSL Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams for 2017. Thank you to the coaches, officials, sponsors,

Pack the stadium with DPSCD pride

Tonight is the night! Head down to Ford Field for the Detroit Public School League’s football championship games. Denby and Central will fight for the Division B title at 4 p.m. and King will take on East English Village for the Division A championship at 7 p.m. These games will determine who will move forward to the state championship game in December. These teams have worked extremely hard all season to make it to Ford Field. Let’s show our support by packing the stands and cheering on our student-athletes! Visit to see more on standings, schedules and all things athletics.

Congratulations to the DPSL Baseball & Softball Champions!

On Monday, May 22, the final four DPSL baseball teams competed in the division finals at Comerica Park! In the Mega division, Western International defended their title with a 5-4 victory over King and Detroit Edison pulled off a 8-4 win over Osborn for the East-West division. On May 19, The Lady Colts of DCP-Northwestern were crowned Division 2 champions by defeating Denby 13-8. In the East)West division, Cowgirls of Western won their first Division 1 championship, defending champion Renaissance by a score 19-4. Congratulations to all of the teams on a great season and thank you to all coaches, parents and staff for supporting our athletes all year long!

2016-17 Boys Swim Championship Results

DPSL Central Office, EAA Central Office, Athletic Coordinators, Boys Swim Coaches and DPSL Supporters The Office of Athletics would like to acknowledge the winners from our 2016-17 Boys Swim Championship held on Wednesday, 2/15/17 at Western International High School. Team Placement Results 1st Place Team – Cass 2nd Place Team – Western 3rd Place Team – King 4th Place Team – Renaissance 5th Place Team – East English Village 6th Place Team – Mumford 7th Place Team – Cody 8th Place Team – DCP-Northwestern Event Winner Results 1. 200 Medley Relay – Cass 2. 200 Yards Freestyle – William Cameron – Renaissance 3. 200 Individual Medley – Brian Williams – Mumford 4. 50 Freestyle – Dorian Ross – Cass 5.

DPSCD Athletes Participate in National Football Signing Day

National Football Signing Day

On February 1, National Football Signing Day, DPSCD athletes joined family and friends in the Horatio Williams Foundation Center to sign and commit to colleges across the United States. Daryl Weaver, the public address announcer for the Detroit Public Sports League, individually recognized the players as they made their way to sign.

A total of 32 from the DPSL students have committed and a select few graduated early to start winter conditioning with their college football teams. Congratulations Young Men!


Detroit Public Schools Community District Celebrates Historic Football Teams MHSAA State Championships with World-Class Parade

In partnership with the Parade Company, DPSCD will celebrate our MHSAA Division 1 and 2 Champions with a world-class parade Monday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. Join us in your spirit team wear as we march down Woodward with the winning teams, school marching bands and Interim Superintendent Meriweather along with “Mason” from the Mason in the Morning Show on 105.9 KISS.

The parade will step off at Grand Circus Park at 1:30p.m. and march down Woodward culminating in a rally at 2:15 p.m. in front of the Spirit of Detroit.

Come out and celebrate the Championship teams, Athletic Director Alvin Ward, Cass Tech’s Coach Wilcher and King’s Coach Spencer, along with proud DPSCD staff and students.

DPSCD is home to the MHSAA Division I and II Champions

Friday–MHSAA Division 2 Champs are crowned our Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School! Friday, November 25, 2016 was lights out at Ford Field as our King Crusaders delivered a shutout (18-0) and captured the Division 2 title and trophy. Congratulations King Crusaders! Then on Saturday—Cass Tech High School Technicians Won the MHSAA Division 1 Title! The Cass Technicians crushed Catholic Central 49-20 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 to capture the Division 1 title and trophy. NOTE: This weekend’s victories contribute to three championships for each team (Cass in 2011, 2012, 2016 & King in 2007, 2015, 2016) and both have also won back-to-back championships (Cass in seasons 2011-2012, and now King in seasons 2015-2016). Superintendent Meriweather said, “Hats off to the Crusaders and Technicians who also left