Category Archives: Sports
The Detroit Public Schools Community District Office of Athletics is eternally grateful to all vendors and community supporters who were present at the Dale Harvel Helmet Dedication Ceremony. The ceremony took place during halftime at King’s home football game versus Southeastern, on Friday, September 9, 2016.
Congratulations to our Team Detroit Youth Travel Baseball athletes for representing Detroit at the Piper Davis International Inner City Classic in Birmingham, Alabama on July 10. Several HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) coaches were present for the purpose of looking to offer scholarships. Nine athletes were offered and three were DPSCD students: Daniel Little- Renaissance High School, offered by Alcorn State University Jonathan Darby- Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, offered by Wiley College George Osborn- Southfield High School, offered by Stillman College The team competed well in the tournament but fell short losing 5-2 to a team from Puerto Rico. Way to go Team Detroit and Coach Norman Taylor!
2015-2016 Fall Sports PSL Division One Football Champions: Martin Luther King High School PSL Division Two Football Champions: Northwestern High School PSL Junior Varisty Football Champions: Cass Technical High School MHSAA Division Two Champions: Martin Luther King High School PSL Boys Cross Country: Cass Technical High School PSL Girls Cross Country: Renaissance High School PSL Girls Volleyball: Renaissance High School PSL Girls Swim: Cass Technical High School 2015-2016 Winter Sports PSL Class A Girls Basketball Champions: Martin Luther King High School PSL Class A Boys Basketball Champions: East English Village Preparatory Academy MHSAA Class B Boys Basketball Champions: Henry Ford High School 2015-2016 Spring Sports PSL Baseball Champions: Western International High School PSL Softball Champions: Renaissance High School
Detroit Public Schools Middle School Track Championship was held Saturday, June 4 at Renaissance High School. Middle school teams from across the district took the track, but Bunche Preparatory Academy took home the back-to-back championship title for boys and girls! Congratulations athletes and special shout out to Coach Plonka who does a wonderful job at getting his Bunche athletes out to participate! Participating boys teams included: Bunche Preparatory Academy J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy Thirkell Elementary-Middle John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy Ludington Magnet Middle School Participating girls teams included: Bunche Preparatory Academy Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School John R. King Academic and Performing Arts Academy Thirkell Elementary-Middle J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy Burton International Academy Ludington Magnet-Middle School Also held at Renaissance was the Elementary-Middle School Baseball Championship games! Burton beat Schulze
At the end of the season only one team in each division can hoist the trophy, and those teams were Renaissance and Western. The championship game was Wednesday, May 11. DIVISION ONE Renaissance played Western at the University of Detroit Mercy Field and won 10 to 6. DIVISION TWO Central played Denby at the University of Detroit Mercy Field and won convincingly 24 to 4.
The Detroit Public Schools Baseball post season has arrived and teams are just two wins away from winning the championship. The games will be played Thursday, May 12. Mega Division I Western (8-1-1) vs. King (4-6) at Western at 4:00 PM Renaissance (8–2) vs. Cass (4–3) at King at 4:00 PM East-West Division II Osborn (7-0) vs. CMA (4-3) at Osborn at 4:00 PM Ford (6–1) vs. Denby (3-4) at Ford at 4:00 PM Championship Game Wayne State University – Monday, May 16, 2016 2:00 PM – East-West Division II Championship 4:30 PM – Mega Division I Championship
Congratulations to all the schools that have made it this far. The Championship games will be held at the University of Detroit Mercy Softball Field on Wednesday, May 11. DIVISION ONE Renaissance will play Western at 3:00 p.m. DIVISION TWO Central will play Denby at 12:30 p.m.
Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy varsity boys basketball team, lead by Head Coach Terrell George, received the Spirit of Detroit Award on April 12, 2016, presented by the Detroit City Council. The team received the award for their back-to-back championship wins. Due to handwork, dedication and teamwork, the young men not only won the championship title but also continue to succeed academically. The majority of the team members are eighth grade students who have been accepted to the top three high schools in the district. Congratulations Coach George and Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy athletes! WDIV: Spirit of Detroit Award
These are the league standings as of 4-29-16. Division One East 1st: Cass 4-1 2nd: East English Village 3-2 3rd: King 2-3 2nd: Cody 1-4 Division One West 1st: Renaissance 5-0 2nd: Western 5-0 3rd: Ford 1-4 4th: Mumford 0-5 Division Two East Standings: 1st: Osborn 3-2 2nd: DIA 2-2 2nd: Southeastern 2-2 4th: Pershing 0-5 Division Two West Standings: 1st: Central 4-0 2nd: Denby 4-0 3rd: CMA 3-1 4th: DCP at NW 2-3 5th: West Side 0-5
These are the league standings as of 4-29-16. Mega League Standings 1st: Cass Tech 8-3 1st: Renaissance 8-3 3rd: Western 7-3-1 4th: King 5-5-1 5th: East English Village 3-8 6th: Mumford 1-10 West Standings 1st: Central 3-1 2nd: Ford 3-1 3rd: CMA 2-2 4th: Cody 2-2 East Standings 1st: Osborn 4-0 2nd: Denby 2-2 3rd: DCP at NW 0-4 4th: Pershing 0-4