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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, trainers, and parents for supporting our student-athletes this season!

Full list of cross-country results

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 detroitk12.org/sports 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. 100 Fly – Kenneth Hammond – Cass
6. 100 Freestyle – Donovan Malcolm – Cass
7. 500 Freestyle – Marcello Lopez – Cass
8. 200 Freestyle Relay – Cass
9. 100 Backstroke – Delshawn Durkins – King
10. 100 Breaststroke – Brian Williams – Mumford
11. 400 Freestyle Relay – Cass

All City Swimmers – Brian William (Mumford), William Cameron (Renaissance), Dorian Ross (Cass), Kenneth Hammond (Cass), Donovan Malcolm (Cass), Marcello Lopez (Cass), Delshawn Durkins (King)

Most Outstanding Swimmer – Brian William – Mumford

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! Below is a full list of  DPSCD students and their perspective colleges:

Cass Technical High:

  • Donovan Peoples-Jones University of Michigan
  • Zachary Morton Syracuse
  • Otis Doss   Siena Heights
  • Rodney Hall   Northern Illinois
  • Jordan Reid   Michigan State
  • Donovan Johnson Penn State
  • Jaylen Kelly-Powell University of Michigan
  • Kelvin Ateman   Toledo
  • Maurice Brandy Siena Heights
  • Desean Boyd   Eastern Michigan
  • Darico Ellis   Central State
  • Taron Young   Delaware State
  • Willie Reid   Central Michigan
  • Savion Hopes   Delaware State
  • Anthony Clark   Wayne State
  • Dacari Green   Findlay

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Sr. High School:

  • Ambry Thomas   Michigan
  • Cepeda Phillips   Kent State
  • Jorden Marks   Siena Heights
  • Damani Green   Wayne State
  • Jaylen Wilson   Ridgewater College
  • Kevin Willis   Ridgewater College
  • Jeremiah Thomas Ridgewater College
  • Christian Chatman Tuskegee or Kalamazoo
  • Solomon Callaway Ridgewater College

 

East English Village Preparatory Academy:

  • Delvin Washington Davenport University

JOIN US FOR HISTORIC MHSAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PARADE CELEBRATING CASS TECH AND KING

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.

Cass Technical High School and Martin Luther King, Jr. Sr. High School’s football teams won dual State Championships capturing the MHSAA Division 1 and Division 2 titles. This is the first time in state history that Division 1 and 2 winners hail from the same school district. In recognition of this historical event, DPSCD, in partnership with the Parade Company will celebrate these unprecedented wins with a parade.

The march will feature especially designed “pillar” floats highlighting the district’s new academic plan and the five pillars – Literacy, Career Pathways, Innovation, Family and Community and Wrap-around Services.

All staff is invited to wear team colors Monday to support our champions – Cass (Green and White); King (Black and Gold) – or a combination of the colors.

DPSCD is home to the MHSAA Division I and II Champions

king-championship-gameFriday–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!

cass-tech-champion-photo-2Then 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 their mark in history by becoming the first two DPSL football teams to win separate MHSAA divisional championships during the same season. We are planning a special celebration for our champions, so stay tuned!”