Category Archives: Sports

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

Renaissance running back Dwight Harvey 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 Running back Dwight Harvey led Renaissance High’s ball-control offense last Friday in a critical 27-14 Detroit Public School League football victory against Cody and has been named PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. Harvey, a 5-10, 190-pound junior, ran a career-high 20 times for 154 yards and a touchdown to help Coach Tony Elliott’s Phoenix keep their PSL playoff hopes alive with their first victory against the Comets in quite a while. “It was a big win for us because it keeps us in the running for the city playoffs and also because we hadn’t beaten Cody in seven or eight years,” Elliott said. “Dwight gave us … Continue reading

Renaissance middle blocker Jessica Radford 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 Renaissance High has remained unbeaten throughout the Detroit Public School League girls’ volleyball season and one of the main reasons is middle blocker Jessica Radford, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. Radford, a 5-9 junior, is coming off a typically steady stretch in which her prowess at the net led Renaissance to a pair of league victories against Ford and Western and, last weekend, the championship in the Flint Beecher Invitational Tournament. She’s really been a steadying influence on the team,’’ Renaissance coach Louis Mitchell said.  “She’s a real high-energy kid who loves to learn and get better.” Against Ford, Radford had three aces, two kills and one block and … Continue reading