Category Archives: Sports

Life Remodeled breaks ground on construction of new football field for Detroit Public Schools’ Cody High School

The Detroit Lions will donate goal posts for Detroit’s Cody High School as part of a plan by non-profit Life Remodeled to build a new football field at the school. Construction of the field is major step toward Life Remodeled’s goal of renovating the school and its surrounding neighborhood this summer.

Douglass’ Darrell Davis, Cass Tech’s Aaliya Davidson named 2013-14 PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Douglass High basketball star Darrell Davis, headed for the University of Dayton, and Cass Tech volleyball standout Aaliya Davidson, bound for George Washington University, were announced as the 2013-14 Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learners of the Year at the fourth annual awards event Thursday at Marcus Garvey Academy’s Harambee Center. A total of 50 student-athletes and three teams were the honorees after being named Proud Strong Learners of the Week, representative of the PSL’s top boys and girls athletes, during the fall, winter and spring sports seasons. The event was presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and sponsored by Detroit area McDonald’s owner-operators. “On behalf … Continue reading

PSL’s annual salute to athletic success set for Thursday

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 In tribute to Detroit Public School League pride, strength and its legacy of success, the DPS Office of Athletics will present the fourth annual PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year Awards, sponsored by Detroit area McDonald’s, Thursday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Marcus Garvey Academy Harambee Center, 2301 Van Dyke in Detroit. This media recognition program will honor 50 student-athletes and three teams, each chosen 2013-14 Proud Strong Learners of the Week and representing the cream of the crop of PSL boys’ and girls’ athletics. The weekly honorees were cited for their athletic achievements during the fall, winter and spring sports seasons. From the honorees, one boy and one girl will … Continue reading

Cass Tech wins PSL boys’ and girls’ track and field titles

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech swept boys’ and girls’ team honors at the 2014 Detroit Public School League track and field meet May 22 at Renaissance High School. In addition to Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians and Coach Chris Wright’s  Lady Technicians doubling their pleasure, both meets had three individuals emerge as double champions. Among the boys, Western’s Juan Flores won the 1600 and 800, King’s Tyrell Stephens won the 110 meter hurdles and 300 hurdles and Southeastern’s Brandon Mitchell won the 100 and 200. In the girls’ meet, East English Village’s Latona Turner won the 1600 and 800, Renaissance’s Dominique Taylor won the 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles and Cass Tech’s Simonae Dismuke won the 200 … Continue reading

Mumford repeats as PSL Division II girls’ tennis champions

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Mumford High won five gold medals and two silver medals to repeat as Detroit Public School League Division II girls’ tennis champions May 22 at Barcus Tennis Center. Coach Scott Yanak’s Lady Mustangs had three of the four singles champions and two of the four doubles  champions to finish with 18 points. CMA, led by victories at No. 1 singles and Nos. 3 and 4 doubles, scored 15 to place runner-up for the second year in a row. The team scoring was rounded out by Denby 5, Central 4, Ford 3, Cody 2, DIA 1 and DCP-Northwestern 0. The final match results: No. 1 singles – CMA sophomore Nia Gray-Davis defeated … Continue reading

2013-14 season reaches the finish line with Thursday’s PSL track and field meet at Renaissance High

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk2.org 313-870-5863 The Detroit Public School League will crown its last team and individual champions of the 2013-14 school year Thursday at Renaissance High School, site of this year’s PSL boys’ and girls’ track and field championship meet. Field event finals and track preliminaries were held Monday at Renaissance, setting the field for Thursday’s finals. Admission is $5. Cass Tech’s boys and Renaissance’s girls are the defending champions but talent abounds among several other teams looking to make an impact. For field event finals and preliminary results from Monday, click on the links below: http://a2racemanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DPSL-Day1-Field-Event-Results1.htm http://a2racemanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DPSL-Day1-Prelim-Results.htm  

Western, East English Village win PSL baseball titles on DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park is becoming a tradition. Western International High School’s habit of winning Detroit Public School League baseball championships is already one. Coach Juan Sanchez’s Cowboys (12-0 league, 16-5-1 overall) have not lost to a PSL team in three seasons and they once again exerted their dominance Monday as senior Louis Chapa pitched a complete-game, one-hit 6-0 shutout against King (7-4 league, 9-13 overall) in the PSL Mega Division championship game at Comerica Park. East English Village 2014 PSL East-West Division baseball champions The victory extended Western’s PSL baseball championship streak to seven years in a row and was its ninth in 11 … Continue reading

Defending champ Cass Tech wins 2014 PSL Division 1 girls’ tennis title

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Cass Tech swept all four doubles flights and won two of the four singles matches to repeat as Detroit Public School League Division 1 girls’ tennis champions Monday at Barcus Tennis Center. Coach Clarence Wynn’s Lady Technicians finished with 19 points followed by Renaissance 12, King 7, Western 5, Osborn 2 and East English Village 0. The meet was originally slated for a week earlier but was postponed due to inclement weather, The PSL Division 2 girls tennis meet, also postponed because of bad weather, is set for Thursday (May 22) at Barcus beginning at 9:40 a.m. 2014 Detroit Public School League Division 1 girls’ tennis championship meet … Continue reading

PSL baseball champions to be crowned Monday on DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park

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 boys’ baseball championship doubleheader Monday at the home of the Detroit Tigers Bring the whole family and enjoy DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park as East English Village and Ford take the field at 4:30 p.m. for the East-West Division championship, and six-time defending PSL champion Western takes on King at 7 p.m. for the Mega Division championship. Admission is just $5 and gates open at 4 p.m. In the semifinals Friday, Western defeated Cass Tech 7-2 and King nipped Renaissance 5-4 at Clark Park, while East English Village, last year’s East-West champion, beat Central 11-3 and Ford got past Osborn 9-8 at East English Village. In between championship games … Continue reading

Renaissance, Central win PSL girls’ softball championships

Contact: Chuck Johnson Media Information Director DPS Office of Athletics chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org 313-870-5863 Sophomore Kabria Arnold struck out seven in pitching a complete-game, two-hit shutout, junior Brittney Gordy made a great run-saving play in right field and senior Essence England had an RBI as Renaissance (20-5 overall, 10-0 league) defeated Cass Tech 3-0 Friday at University of Detroit Mercy to win the 2014 Detroit Public School League Division 1 girls’ softball championship, the Lady Phoenix’s 10th consecutive league crown. Cass Tech is 8-2 in the league and 12-9-1 overall. “It was a great game,” Lady Phoenix coach Garrard Taylor said. “Cass played an excellent game. They brought the best out of us for us to win it.” In Division 2, Central held on to defeat CMA … Continue reading