Detroit Public School League

DUTCH TREAT: Renaissance High completes summer league season with victory against elite hoops team from the Netherlands

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Players from Renaissance and the Netherlands (in blue) battle under the basket

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
chuck.johnson@detroitk12.org
313-870-5863

An elite collection of high school-age players from the Netherlands provided an international flavor for Renaissance High’s boys basketball team Wednesday in its final summer league game of the season.

Using a running clock and playing two 20-minute halves, Renaissance built a comfortable lead and cruised to a 46-37 victory at the famed St. Cecilia gym in northwest Detroit.

“I really didn’t know what to expect coming into it, but I thought it was phenomenal and a great experience for our players,” Phoenix coach Venias Jordan, Jr., said.

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Netherlands coach Sid Bruinsma instructs his team during a timeout

The matchup against one of the PSL’s top teams was the fifth game played by Coach Sid Bruinsma’s visitors – they’re 2-3 — during its week-long visit to Michigan, with another game scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Cecilia against University of Detroit Jesuit, the defending Catholic League champion.

Bruinsma came away impressed with Renaissance’s ability.

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(From left) Sid Bruinsma, Alvin Ward, Venias Jordan

“They’ve got some guards that know what they’re doing,’’ he said. “They’ve got some big guys that don’t look like they move that well, but they are surprisingly effective. Then they’ve got some shooters on the wings. So it’s a difficult team to play against. With a running clock, the game was gone before we knew it. Hopefully, the game (tonight) will go a little better.”

Bruinsma is a former basketball player at Grand Valley State University, also the alma mater of Alvin Ward, DPS executive director of athletics. After Bruinsma reached out, Ward contacted St. Cecilia’s Sam Washington Jr. and made the arrangements for the Netherlands to play two of the area’s top prep units.

“It was a good way to keep my guys with their feet on the floor,’’ Bruinsma said. “When you come over here (to the States), you’ve got to take care of the ball. Our guys are young.” Added Fritz John, a 16-year-old guard-forward for the Netherlands, ”This gives us a chance to see how good we actually are.”

Renaissance, with a strong nucleus returning, expects to be one of the PSL’s top contenders in the 2014-15 season after laying the groundwork this summer by attending camps at Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Xavier, Toledo, Oakland, Michigan, Michigan State and Detroit universities and playing a strong schedule.

“Our summer was grueling,” Jordan said. “We went to eight team camps and had half the guys playing AAU. It was tough with injuries and people just tired. We played an NBA(-like) schedule with 40 games in the month of June. That’s more than a game a day.”

That made Jordan a bit leery about playing yet another game when the Netherlands contest was proposed. But now he’s sold on the idea.

“I think it’s something we should do every single year, especially since coach Bruinsma’s nephew, Evan, played four years at the University of Detroit. I think it would be great to develop a relationship between those guys and our guys. Hopefully we can get our coaches to go over there to do clinics.”

 

 

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

Detroit Lions to Donate Goal Posts

DETROIT, July 11, 2014 – 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.

The Cody Comets’ former field sat on the same location as the new field until 2006 when vandalism and lack of irrigation caused the turf to become unplayable, forcing the team to play all games at “away” venues. When completed, the field will also be home to eight Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) youth football teams and one Detroit PAL youth soccer team.

The 90,000 sq. ft. synthetic turf gridiron will be built on the Stein Playfield, just northwest of the school.

The cost of the athletic field project is $650,000, of which $291,000 has already been raised. Major contributors include the Skillman Foundation, the United Auto Workers, and a number of metro-area churches.

“Life Remodeled has always operated financially on a just-in-time basis,” says Founder and President Chris Lambert. “All of our projects have been nail-biters, often with labor, materials, and money not coming through until the last minute. But we have wonderful partnerships with the community and local businesses and we have faith that the job will get done.”

In addition to the Lions, major supporters of the football field project include general contractor Barton Malow, Foresite Design, Pittsburgh-based ProGrass is providing the synthetic turf and Edw. C. Levy Co. is donating the base stone.

Mark Dandar of Mark Land Surveying, Jason Arnold of Creative Site Solutions, and Mike Mentz of Turnkey Enterprises are also donating their services.

“What drew Life Remodeled to Detroit Public Schools and, specifically to Cody, was the hope that they saw in the school community as well as the neighborhood within which it sits,” said Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “Even though we have significant financial challenges, we all have hope for brighter days for our students and the members of the Cody community. We are extremely grateful to the Life Remodeled team and all of their volunteers and donors, who have demonstrated true community partnership and have helped reinforce this sense of hope.”

Since 2011, Life Remodeled has built six new houses and beautified surrounding neighborhoods in six cities throughout southeastern Michigan – each in just six days. In 2014, they shifted their vision to the city of Detroit and its schools. The majority of the work will be performed from Aug. 11-17, 2014, but Life Remodeled will remain in partnership with Cody High School for one year to help address more long-term needs.

In addition to painting, landscaping, roof and electrical repairs, and updating classrooms, Life Remodeled will partner with students, administrators, community organizations, neighbors, churches, and local companies like General Motors and Quicken Loans to demolish 10 nearby abandoned houses, remodel 20 others, and beautify over 100 surrounding blocks. Nearby Mann and Henderson Elementary Schools will also receive light facelifts.
The Cody Rouge neighborhood has the second highest concentration of youth in Detroit – but also one of the highest rates of crime committed against young people in the city. In spite of these challenges, Cody has proudly established specialized academies of public leadership, medicine, and technology in addition to its regular curriculum. The school’s graduation rate has increased from 40 percent just four years ago to over 80 percent today.

About Life Remodeled: Life Remodeled is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Detroit, Michigan that exists to remodel lives, one neighborhood at a time. Our strategy includes remodeling a Detroit Public School each summer in order to create academic and athletic improvements. In addition, we believe that if we partner with the local residents to remove blight in the surrounding areas and create safe and inspirational pathways to the schools, we will help to sustain and build up a neighborhood that radiates hope to the rest of the city. All of this is made possible by thousands of highly motivated volunteers and very generous donor partners who are unified in working towards a common goal: to radically transform our community with enduring sustainability.

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.

DSC_0039The event was presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and sponsored by Detroit area McDonald’s owner-operators.

“On behalf of McDonald’s, we are very excited to participate in this event,’’ said McDonald’s owner-operator Savarior Service.  “I’m proud to say I’m a graduate of Detroit Public Schools. I was an athlete at Cass Tech, so this is very comfortable for me because I’m among those who have done what I did. I’d like to say to our students that it was because of my education at Detroit Public Schools and ending at Michigan State University that I am where I am today. If I can do it anybody can do it.”

A gathering of parents, coaches and school personnel attended the two-hour ceremony, which featured individualized plaques presented to the weekly honorees and concluded with the presentation of an award displaying their likeness to each of the top winners. Daryl Weaver, the PSL public address announcer and Marcus Garvey dean of students, introduced each honoree.

“This is one of our key events of the year,’’ said Alvin Ward, DPS Office of Athletics executive director. “In athletics, this is our culminating event just like your graduations and proms are at the schools. We truly appreciate all the parents, coaches and school supporters for coming out to make this a special event for our Proud Strong Learners.”

DSC_0110Davis, a 6-4 point and shooting guard, started as a freshman and progressed steadily during his four-year varsity career at Douglass, culminating with the Hurricanes reaching the Class B state semifinals and him being named 2013-14 Class B player of the Year by the Associated Press. He was a Mr. Basketball finalist and finished his senior season averaging 24.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. A student-athlete in the truest sense, Davis boasted a 4.0 grade point average and was named Proud Strong Learner of the Week three times in his career.

DSC_0108Davidson, also a three-time Proud Strong Learner of the Week, was the PSL’s most dominant volleyball player and excelled in the classroom with a 3.7 grade point average. The Lady Technicians’ 5-10 high-flying outside hitter led Cass Tech past Renaissance for its fourth consecutive league championship and was named All-State by the Michigan Volleyball Coaches Association.

Both top winners were recognized among 274 DPS seniors with 3.5 grade point averages or higher at the recent 30th annual Excellence Awards. The Proud Strong Learner of the Year award is the PSL’s athlete of the year award, but academic prowess always matters.

“You have to succeed in academics to be a successful athlete in terms of going on to the next level,’’ said DPS Sports Information Director Chuck Johnson. “The Proud Strong Learner of the Year award represents athletic excellence. But if you have academics going for you as well, then you’re at the top.”

For event photos, check out the Detroit Public School League page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152160980351099.1073742077.343538741098&type=1&l=628537882e

 

 

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 Fourth annual Proud Strong Learners flyer final 001achievements during the fall, winter and spring sports seasons. From the honorees, one boy and one girl will ceremoniously be named this year’s PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year.

Last year’s top recipients were Pershing High point guard Kahlil Felder, now a starter for Oakland University, and King High guard Antania Hayes, who signed to play at DePaul University and has since transferred to Oklahoma State.

This media event is open to honorees, their parents, coaches and school personnel.

2013-14 PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week:

Latona Turner
East English Village Prep Girls Track and Field
May 28, 2014

Brandon Mitchell
Southeastern High School Boys Track and Field
May 28, 2014

Tyrell Stephens
King High School Boys Track and Field
May 28, 2014

Kabria Arnold
Renaissance High School Softball
May 21, 2014

Wilbourne Kelley V
King High School Boys Golf
May 21, 2014

Ahmad Reedus
Cass Tech High School Boys Golf
May 21, 2014

Anthony Gutierrez
Western International High School Baseball
May 12, 2014

Breanna Lawrence
Renaissance High School Softball
May 12, 2014

Cameron Cooper

Cass Tech High School Boys Track and Field
May 6, 2014

Natasha McCoy
Cass Tech High School Softball
May 6, 2014

Essence England
Renaissance High School Softball
April 25, 2014

Darius Jones
Mumford High School Baseball
April 25, 2014

Zahji Billingslea
Renaissance High School Softball
April 21, 2014

Juan Flores Western Int’l. High School Boys Track and Field
April 21, 2014

Ella Shelton
Denby High School Softball
April 11, 2014

Douglass Hurricanes
Douglass High School Boys Basketball
March 24, 2014

Kenneth Carpenter
Cass Tech High School Boys Basketball
March 14, 2014

Terrell Hales
Douglass High School Boys Basketball
March 7, 2014

Jasmine Conner
DCP-Northwestern High School Girls Basketball
March 7, 2014

Mory Diane
Pershing High School Boys Basketball
February 28, 2014

Janae Williams
King High School Girls Basketball
February 28, 2014

 Jose Cardiel
Cass Tech Boys Swimming
February 24, 2014

LaShai Geeter
King High School Girls Basketball
February 24, 2014

Justin Turner
Renaissance High School Boys Basketball
February 14, 2014

Tyra Jones
Cody High School Girls Basketball
February 14, 2014

James Towns
Ford High School Boys Basketball
February 7, 2014

Taylor Parker
Cass Tech High School Girls Basketball
February 7, 2014

Cedrick Lattimore
East English Village Prep Academy Boys Basketball
January 21, 2014

Sandra Boone
Osborn High School Girls Basketball
January 21, 2014

Darrell Davis
Douglass High School Boys Basketball
January 10, 2014

Marte’ Grays
King High School Girls Basketball
January 10, 2014

Justin Tillman
Pershing High School Boys Basketball
December 19, 2013

Siyeh Frazier
Renaissance High School Girls Basketball
December 19, 2013

King Crusaders
King High School Football
November 27, 2013

Cass Tech Technicians
Cass Tech High School Football
November 27, 2013

Keith Jones
Cass Tech High School Football
November 20, 2013

Avonte’ Maddox
King High School Football
November 20, 2013

Aaliya Davidson
Cass Tech High School Girls Volleyball
November 4, 2013

William White
Cass Tech High School Football
November 3, 2013

Danielle Cornelius
Osborn High School Girls Cross Country
October 28, 2013

Raymond Mitchell
King High School Football
October 28, 2013

Tristyn Walton
Renaissance High School Girls Volleyball
October 17, 2013

Michael Weber
Cass Tech High School Football
October 17, 2013

Sasha Johnson
Cass Tech High School Girls Volleyball
October 11, 2013

Monty Stewart
Mumford High School Football
October 11, 2013

Evette Booker
Detroit International Academy Girls Golf
October 3, 2013

Nathaniel Boleware
East English Village Prep Academy Football
October 3, 2013

Tyara Green
Communication and Media Arts Girls Swimming
September 26, 2013

Jonte’ Lenoir
DCP-Northwestern Football
September 26, 2013

Arielle Sears
Renaissance High School Girls Volleyball
September 19, 2013

Jayru Campbell
Cass Tech High School Football
September 19, 2013

Tyriq Thompson
King High School Football
September 12, 2013

Romello Ross
Western International High School Football
September 5, 2013

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.

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Cass Tech 2014 PSL boys’ track and field champions

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 and the 400.

East English Village’s boys earned victories in three of the four relays, including the 4×200, the 4×100 and the 4×400, while Cass Tech’s boys won the 4×800.

Other boys champs: East English Village’s Anton Curtis (400); Denby’s Hakeem Weatherspoon (800); Renaissance’s Mark Wilson (high jump); East English Village’s Isaiah Griffith (long jump); East English Village’s Xavier Bolt (discus); East English’s Terrance Ingram (shot put).

Cass Tech’s girls won the 4×800, 4×100 and 4×400, while Renaissance prevented a relay sweep with a victory in the 4×200. Other girls’ champs: Renaissance’s Dominique Funchess (100), Renaissance’s Leah Spivey (3200), King’s Barbara Venson (high jump), King’s Michelle Glover (long jump), Osborn’s T’Asia Moore (discus) and King’s Gwendolyn Aikens (shot put). The girls’ and boys’ track preliminaries and field event finals were held Monday, May 19, at Renaissance.

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Cass Tech 2014 PSL girls’ track champions

The girls’ team scoring was led by Cass Tech’s 183 points followed by Renaissance 130, King 128,  Osborn 31, DCP-Northwestern 25, Pershing 22, East English Village 20, DIA and Denby 14 apiece, Cody 13, Mumford 11, Southeastern 2.

The boys’ team scoring was led by Cass Tech’s 151 points followed by East English Village 78, King and Renaissance 76 apiece, Cody 63, Southeastern 36, Denby 32, Mumford 24, DCP-Northwestern 23, Western 22, Osborn 9, Ford 8, CMA  and Pershing 5 apiece, Douglass 4.

For complete results, click on the link below:
http://a2racemanagement.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/DPSL-Complete-Results.htm

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.

DSC_0099Coach 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 Central sophomore Don’Janae  Blue 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 singles – Mumford sophomore Janette Taylor defeated CMA senior April Smith 6-1, 6-4.

No. 3 singles – Mumford sophomore Majestix Gabert defeated Central sophomore Simone Ward 6-1, 6-0.

No. 4 singles – Mumford junior Jaleesa Watts defeated CMA sophomore Jakara Stewart 6-2, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles – Mumford sophomore Shate Harris and freshman Dominque Harris defeated CMA sophomore Zhemone Foster and Erika Davis 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

No. 2 doubles – Mumford senior Mariamadonna Umejiego and freshnman Georgina Taylor defeated CMA seniors Alexis Nelson and Diamond McLaurin 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles – CMA junior Divine Gunn and sophomore Khannique Alonzo defeated Mumford sophomores Antonesha Chambers and Brianna Brooks 6-4, 6-4.

No. 4 doubles – CMA senior Deija Morton and sophomore Judy Russell-Pearce defeated Mumford freshman Jimia Lyles-Mike and sophomore Alexis Chambers 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.

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.

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Western International 2014 PSL Mega Division baseball champions

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.

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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 seasons. “There’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence, and we’ve managed to stay on the right side of the line,’’ Sanchez said.|

East English Village, in only its second year as a school, is also building a winning baseball tradition. Coach Elbert Williams’ Bulldogs (11-1 league, 14-2 overall) won the East-West Division title for the second year in a row with a 13-1 victory against Henry Ford (7-5 league and overall).  Senior pitcher Trevon Godfrey struck out 11 in five innings for the Bulldogs.

Between games of the championship doubleheader, players chosen to the PSL All-City baseball and softball teams introduced themselves during an on-field ceremony – part of the festivities in the fifth year of DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park.

For more media coverage of PSL Mega Division title game, click on
Detroit News article  http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140519/SPORTS05/305190111/0/sports05/Luis-Chapa-throws-1-hit-gem-Western-downs-King-claim-7th-straight-PSL-title|
Detroit Free Press article http://lms.usatodayhss.com/detroit/articles/item/2156-psl-baseball-mega-title-western-remains-perfect-in-league-play

For more media coverage of  PSL East-West title game, click on
Detroit Free Press article
http://lms.usatodayhss.com/detroit/articles/item/2155-psl-baseball-east-west-title-east-english-village-romps-henry-ford-13-1
Detroit News article
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140519/SPORTS05/305190101/0/sports05/East-English-s-big-4th-inning-dismantles-Henry-Ford-East-West-title-game-Comerica

 

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

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Cass Tech 2014 PSL Division 1 girls tennis champions

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

No. 1 singles – Cass Tech sophomore Alayah Martin defeated Renaissance senior Pipier White 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 singles – Cass Tech senior Emma Hurston-Gates defeated Renaissance senior Brianna Brydie 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.
No. 3 singles – Renaissance senior Mallory Hardaway defeated King junior A’Jhane’ Moran 6-2, 6-1.
No. 4 singles – Renaissance sophomore Breanna Brown defeated Cass Tech sophomore Jendayi Nkenge 6-1, 6-3.
No. 1 doubles – Cass Tech senior Tyra Webb and junior Nacala Brandon defeated Renaissance juniors Destane’ Turner and Randi Jackson 6-3, 6-0.
No. 2 doubles – Cass Tech junior Carlie Cooper and sophomore Jazmyn Ollis defeated Western senior Valeria Cuevas and junior Diana Huerta 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles – Cass Tech freshmen Ke’Yonna Petty and Jayla Turner defeated King sophomore Johnae’ Williams and junior Deishamarie Lopez 6-1, 6-4.
No. 4 doubles – Cass Tech junior Deanna Hunt and sophomore Ijeoma Onyene defeated Western seniors Kaprionna Boyd and Ke’Vae Turner 6-1, 6-1.
Team scoring: Cass Tech 19; Renaissance 12; King 7; Western 5; Osborn 2; East English Village 0

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

Family Fun NightBring 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 Monday, the All-City girls’ softball players and All-City boys’ baseball players (listed below) will be introduced during an on-field ceremony. Come out and support our young swingers!

2014 Detroit Public School League All-City Boys’ Baseball

Cass Tech:
Kyler Shavers Sr. P; Kalib Thorpe So. SS; Central: Eugene White Sr. P-C-IF; John Robinson Sr. SS; Deshawn Davis Sr. CF; Cody: Quinton Allen Fr. P-OF; CMA: Otis Funchess Jr. SS-P; DCP-Northwestern: McKal Mabin-Bolden So. IF-P; Javonte Tomlin So. C; Denby: Dominick McCormick Sr. C; Anthony King Sr. 1B; East English Village: Jaylynn Stephens Sr. SS; Melvin Coleman Jr. OF; Tre-Von Godfrey Sr. P; Byron McCants So. P; Ford: Dobeyon Williams Sr. SS-2B; Navone Ellis Sr. C-RF; Davontez Tyner Sr. P-SS-3B; Darryl Champion Jr. P-3B-C; Mumford: Darius Jones Sr. P-C; King: Avonte’ Maddox Sr. IF-P; Clemia Jackson Sr. IF-C; Kendrick Ball Jr. OF-P; Osborn: Keinole Stevens Jr. 1B; Andre Jones Sr. LF; Gregory Thomas Jr. LF-C; Pershing: Malik Harcus. Jr. C-P; Renaissance: Kanzoni Ramsey Sr. IF-P; Napoleon McCants Jr. OF-P; Western: Tratez Henton Sr. C-OF; Anthony Gutierrez Jr. IF; Louie Chapa Sr. IF-P; Geraldo Montalvo Sr. IF

2014 Detroit Public School League All-City Girls’ Softball

Cass Tech: Asia McGee Sr. SS-C; Brooke Thomas So. P-2B; Kristin Braggs Sr. OF; Treasure Giddens Sr. P-2B; Central: Sabrina Grant Sr. P; Amber Peterson Sr. 2B; Breanna McNeece So. C; Cody: O’Lissa Burnett Sr. P-1B; CMA: Priscilla Lockhart So. 1B; Ayanah Andrews Jr. 2B; Fallon Brown So. P-1B; Arielle Jones, Sr. C; Denby: Ella Shelton Sr. P; Dominique McCormick Sr. C; DIA: Alecia Craig Sr. SS; DCP-Northwestern: Niajai Manson Fr. C; Ford: Charlyn Giles So. C-P; East English Village: Kedisia Hertz Sr. 1B; Sharneise Stokes Sr. IF-OF; Mumford: Montinae Smith, Fr.  C; Osborn: Daisha Adams Sr. P-1B; Samantha Smith Fr. SS; Pershing:  Moneyka Murray So. P-3B; Renaissance: Breanna Lawrence Jr. 2B; Essence England Sr. IF-OF; Zahji Billingslea So. OF; Autumn Hoerauf So. OF; Southeastern: Imani Neal Jr. SS; Dominique Sanders Sr. 3B; Sharnell McClain So. C; Western: Alondra Garcia Jr. 3B; Terrin Ludolph Sr. 2B

 

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Proud Strong Learner Archive


Douglass’ Darrell Davis named 2013-14 PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Year

Proud Strong Learners
Student:
Douglass' Darrell Davis

School:
Douglass Academy for Young Men

Sport:
Basketball


Cass Tech’s Aaliya Davidson named 2013-14 PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Year

Proud Strong Learners
Student:
Cass Tech's Aaliya Davidson

School:
Cass Technical High School

Sport:
Volleyball

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Sports Information Manager
Detroit Public Schools

Phone: (313) 870-5863

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Administrator of Athletics
Detroit Public Schools

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