Category Archives: Sports
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.
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
Congratulations 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 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
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.