Sunday, May 19, 2013
Soony Saad will play with the Lebanese team against Oman on May 30.
Dearborn High School alum Soony Saad has been called to play with the Lebanese National Soccer Team for its international friendly tournament with Oman on May 30. The Daily Wiz.com reports that Saad currently plays for the Sporting Kansas City team in Major League Soccer. Saad is an international sports celebrity for soccer fans. According to ESPN Rise, Saad set a state single-season record with 76 goals in his 2009 season while concluding his high school career with a state record 172 goals, plus 51 assists; breaking previous state high school single-season goals record of 69 set in 2000, and previous state high school career goals record of 169 set in 1995. In 2009, Saad was named the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Biology teacher John Powell will succeed David Mifsud beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year.
When athletes at Dearborn High School take to the field for the 2013-2014 football season, they will be greeted by a new face. The high school recently announced the appointment of John Powell as its new head football coach. Powell, a Biology and sports tech teacher at DHS, will succeed David Mifsud, who accepted the head football coach position at Parma Western High School after 16 years at Dearborn. "I'm really excited to have the opportunity to lead the football program at Dearborn High School and work with these great parents and students," Powell said. Powell has a long history with the athletic program at DHS, serving as assistant coach to Mifsud in 2012, and as a basketball and golf coach at Fordson High School. "I'm not here to …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Steven Ivanics, a Dearborn native, was fourth in 110-meter hurdles during outdoor meet at Eastern Michigan University.
The University of Detroit Mercy's Steven Ivanics, a junior from Dearborn, placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles during the weekend's Eastern Michigan University Twilight outdoor meet in Ypsilanti. Ivanics, a graduate of Dearborn Divine Child, finished fourth with a time of 14.90, according to a Detroit Mercy press release, in temperatures hovering around 40 degrees. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Ivanics and majoring in engineering. Teams from Adrian, Concordia (Mich.), Hillsdale, IUPUI, Macomb Community College, Marygrove, Michigan, Oakland, Wayne State, Western Michigan, as well as Eastern Michigan participated in the two-day event.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Dearborn Patch recaps the news from the past week.
Miss the latest local headlines in town? We have you covered with this one-stop reading recap:
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Al Seder of Dearborn lost more than 70 pounds to run in the Martian Marathon today.
Race organizers expect nearly 10,000 people from all over the country to run in the Martian Marathon and half marathon being held on Saturday. For many runners, the marathon isn't about competition. It's about achieving a personal goal. Racers have many different expectations. Some just hope they're able to finish. Others hope to put up a good enough time to qualify for the prize money. Al Seder, 60, of Dearborn, is running to stay alive. One year ago Seder was in his doctor's office digesting the worst diagnosis of his life — quadruple bypass heart surgery. "Doctors told me if I didn't do something, I was going to die," Seder recalled. "I couldn't believe it. I kept getting these tiny pin point pains all the time. I knew that something …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The school district will implement the health evaluation forms for athletes outlined by the Michigan High School Athletic Association beginning in the fall.
Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, student athletes at Dearborn Public Schools will undergo a more comprehensive health screening prior to participating in sports programs. Abe Mashour, coordinator of athletics for the district, said DPS will implement the Michigan High School Athletic Association's health physical before the start of the fall season. The four-page document includes a health history questionnaire that asks about the student's medical history of injury, family health issues, and a history of heart problems, among other issues. "It's important to keep the health of our student athletes at the forefront of our district," Mashour said. "The MHSAA physical provides a better gauge for detecting a student's overall well-…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Leave a comment on Patch to show your support as U-M takes on Louisville for the national championship.
Go Blue! Cheer on the Michigan men’s basketball team as the Wolverines take on Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night. Just leave a comment below to show your support for the Maize and Blue. (Or show your Michigan fandom by uploading a photo by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon.) The NCAA Tournament final tips off at 9:23 p.m. in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The game will be televised on CBS. Hail to the Victors, baby! If you're not one of the lucky fans making the trip to Atlanta to catch it live, there are plenty of local bars in the Dearborn area with the game turned on.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Spartans and the Wolverines play Friday in the Sweet 16. Tell us where you will watch the game in Dearborn.
How sweet is March Madness? It’s pretty sweet for the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, both of whom will play in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night. Here’s a look at the lineup for the Spartans and Wolverines: Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Dearborn: Buffalo Wild Wings Kelly's Irish Pub Bailey's Pub & Sports Grille Miller's Bar You can watch the basketball action online here. RELATED: Are You a March Madness Super Fan? Show Us Your Team Spirit Dearborn!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder's brother-in-law John Kerr was among the Hall of Fame recipients for the Dearborn Parks & Recreation Commission on Sunday.
Student athletes in Dearborn were treated to a surprise visit by Gov. Rick Snyder on Sunday during the 61st annual sports award ceremony at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Roughly 45 minutes into the program, the governor walked out on stage amid cheers to welcome his brother-in-law, John Kerr, to the Dearborn Parks & Recreation Department's Hall of Fame. Kerr, was one of three recepients nominated to the Hall of Fame for his contributions to youth athletics in the city. "It's great to be with you here today," Snyder said. "For those that don't know, John Kerr is my brother-in-law, so today we have a nerd recognizing an athlete." Kerr has a long history with the Parks & Recreation Department. He began in the 1960s playing in …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Upload your fan photos to show your support for the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans.
The state of Michigan is in hoops heaven, and Patch would love for you to show your devotion to your favorite college basketball team. Michigan and Michigan State both play third-round games in the NCAA Tournament just up the road at the Palace on Saturday, and fans of both teams are consumed by March Madness. We’d like to see who has the most devoted March Madness following: the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan State Spartans? Let us know by clicking on the green “Upload Photos and Videos” icon. And don’t forget to add a comment below to let us know how far you think your favorite team will advance in the tournament. Here's the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines lineup on Saturday: You can watch the basketball action …