Category Archives: Sports

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

Lady Crusaders crowned DPSL 2016 Girls Swim Champions

2016 Girls Swim Champions posing with trophiesCongratulations are in order. The Lady Crusaders were crowned DPSL 2016 Girls Swim Champions this evening at Western International High School. Coach Gary Peterson’s team set a record today by placing first in all eleven events, including eight individual events and three relays. Job well done and we are proud of your accomplishments. Give them a round of applause and share, share, share this post.

Detroit Public School League’s Division I/II games this Friday at Ford Field

Detroit Public School League’s Division I/II games this Friday at Ford Field Rivals Cass Tech and King compete for Division I title DETROIT (October 20, 2016) – The Detroit Public School League’s football games to determine who will make the MHSAA playoffs are scheduled at Ford Field this Friday starting with the first line-up at 4 p.m. with EAA’s Mumford High School (8-0) vs. Denby High School (7-1). The DPS Community District’s Cass Technical High School (8-0) will faceoff with Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School at 7 p.m. The 4 p.m. game will yield a Division I/II champion and the 7 p.m. game will yield a Division I champion.  After these games there will be a TV selection

Dale Harvel Helmet Dedication Ceremony

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 Team Detroit Youth Travel Baseball Athletes

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!