Category Archives: Sports

Western International High School student reaches big dreams, drafted to MLB

DPSCD student and No. 1 Michigan prospect drafted in the fifth round  DETROIT – June 5, 2018 – Western International High School senior and baseball player, William English, age 17, was selected in the fifth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the Los Angeles Angels. English, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher and outfielder, is one of the youngest players in this year’s draft class and began playing baseball at the age of three.  With a 90-93 mile per hour (mph) fastball, English was named the No. 1 top MLB draft prospect in Michigan. This past year, English was heavily scouted by numerous teams including the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and

Spring 2018 Championship Results

Girls’ Division 1 Softball Champions May 18, 2018 Renaissance “Lady Phoenix” Girls’ Division 2 Softball Champions May 18, 2018 Central “Lady Trailblazers” Boys’ Track & Field Champions May 23, 2018 Renaissance “Phoenix” Girls’ Track & Field Champions May 23, 2018 Renaissance “Lady Phoenix” Boys Mega Division 1 Baseball Champions May 24, 2018 Western International “Cowboys” Boys East-West Division 2 Baseball Champions May 24, 2018 Mumford “Mustangs”

2018 Track & Field Results

See all Detroit PSL City Championship Results Boys Boys 2018 Track & Field Champions: Renaissance Rank Schools Score 1 Detroit Renaissance 36 2 Detroit Martin Luther King 33 3 Detroit Cass Tech 25 4 Detroit Mumford 17 5 Detroit Denby Tech Prep 13 6 Detroit Delta Prep 12 7 Detroit Central Collegiate 4 7 Detroit Frederick Douglass 4 9 Detroit Henry Ford 2 9 Detroit Southeastern Tech 2 9 Detroit West Side Academy 2 Girls 2018 Track & Field Champions: Renaissance Rank School Score 1 Detroit Renaissance 40 2 Detroit Cass Tech 30 3 Detroit Martin Luther King 14 4 Detroit Southeastern Tech 8 4 Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 8 6 Detroit Osborn 6 6 Detroit CMA 6 8 Detroit

DPSCD alumnus is drafted to a Super Bowl Championship team

Former Martin Luther King High School football, basketball and baseball player Avonte Maddox was drafted by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. He was a 2014 graduate of King and held a 3.6 grade point average upon graduating.

Detroit Public School League All-City Basketball Teams 2017–2018

Ms. PSL VONTANE GARRETT-CMA All PSL Girls 1st Team COURTNEY STONE—Cody KAILEE DAVIS-Renaissance MARIA MARTIN-Osborn SAPHIRE DAWSON-DCP-Northwestern VANTANE GARRETT-CMA 2nd Team BIANCEE CAMPBELL-Ford CAMARIAN TAYLOR-Western JORDAN LEWIS-King RAVEN JACKSON-West Side ZAMAIA POLK-Mumford 3rd Team DAYLIN HENDERSON-Renaissance DEL’JANAE WILLIAMS-King JAYLA SMITH-East English KEYANA MCCRANEY-Southeastern LAZARIAH MARTIN-DIA Honorable Mention IYSHANE FORD-DIA ANGELICA MCBEAFULU-Renaissance DESTINEE BULLOCK-Ford AMARA CROFT-Ford TIA PENSLEY-CMA KRYSTAL CROSBY-Delta Prep PRECIOUS TAYLOR-Cass Tech SHYNELL TONDER-Cass Tech MONICA WILLIAMS-Mumford CAPRICE EDWARDS-Osborn RACHEL ROBINSON-Det. Leadership SIOBHAN STRINGER-CMA KENNEDY KEARNEY-Cass Tech ANJANEE HORTON-DCP-Northwestern EMANI SMITH-Det. Leadership KIARA MCGOWAN-Cody NIKIYA CORDELL-DCP-Northwestern SHANNON WHEELER-Renaissance MYA BRADLEY-Cody BRIANNA SMITH-CMA ALEXIS THOMPSON-East English BROOKLYN TAYLOR-Mumford Mr. PSL DAVID DEJULIUS-East English All PSL Boys 1st Team ANTHONY ROBERTS-Ford DAVID DEJULIUS-East English D’JUAN SEAL-Pershing PIERRE BRIIKS-Douglass TREY JACKSON-Western 2nd

Detroit Public School League Winter 2017–2018 Championship Results

Boys Swim 2/14/2018 King “Crusaders” Girls Junior Varsity Basketball 2/15/2018 Cass “Lady Technicians” Boys Junior Varsity Basketball 2/15/2018 Cass “Technicians” Girls Varsity Basketball 2/16/2018 Mumford “Lady Mustangs” Boys Varsity Basketball 2/16/2018 Detroit Edison PSA “Pioneers”

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,