Monday, February 18, 2013
The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic will run Aug. 29-31 at Wayne State University.
Dearborn High School will open its football season for a second time against Chippewa Valley High School at the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University this August, the commission announced Monday. Additionally Fordson High School will make their debut at the tournament against Macomb Dakota. Formerly known as the Big Day Prep Showdown, the Prep Kickoff Classic will be held at Tom Adams Field on the campus of Wayne State Aug. 29-31. This year's program will feature the most comprehensive grouping of teams in the event's nine-year history, including back-to-back state champions Detroit Cass Tech and top Catholic League teams from Southeast Michigan, Cleveland and Toledo. “The Detroit Sports Commission is …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Muskegon native is among two Red Wings set to appear at six Metro Detroit Meijer locations this season.
Red Wings fans can meet one of the team's star players Tuesday in Allen Park. Detroit Red Wings forwards Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm are set to appear at various Meijer locations throughout the Metro Detroit area during the 2012-13 season, signing autographs and interacting with fans at six different Metro Detroit Meijer locations. Abdelkader, a Muskegon native and former Michigan State Spartan, kicked off the season-long campaign on Monday with a stop at the Canton store. On Tuesday, he'll be at the Meijer in Allen Park from 6-7 p.m. The store is located at the Fairlane Green at 3565 Fairlane Boulevard. Four additional stops featuring Helm and Abdelkader are scheduled for the months of March and April in Madison Heights, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday was National Signing Day for high school senior athletes across the country.
When Ali Jawad was a freshman at Dearborn High School, he met a senior soccer player named Soony Saad who inspired him to become more serious about the sport. Saad and his brother, Hamoody, both went on from DHS to attend the University of Michigan and play on the school's soccer team. And now, like his idol, Jawad is heading to UM, too. "It's kind of a legacy, but it's a great school as well," said Jawad of his plans to head to Ann Arbor in the fall. "It's exciting, and to follow their path is something I've wanted to do since freshman year." Jawad was one of four DHS student-athletes to sign a letter of intent to play for and attend a college. The students were four of thousands who made their college plans official this week, as …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Post an announcement or photo on Patch to let us know if your student-athlete has made plans for college.
National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 6, is a big day for many student-athletes, and we would love for you to share their accomplishments on Dearborn Patch. For some high school senior athletes, it's a day they make their college plans official. It's something to take pride in, and we would love to help parents, coaches and athletic directors spread the word. Patch has several ways in which you can share the news about student-athletes from Dearborn High, Fordson, Edsel Ford and Divine Child. Start spreading the news today on Patch!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Of 120 finalists, 32 will be chosen to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association announced finalists for the 2012-2013 Scholar-Athlete Award Friday, and one Dearborn High School student made the cut. Lara Fawaz, a senior who plays basketball and tennis for the Pioneers, was named a finalist in the annual competition. Of the 120 finalists announced today, 32 will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarships. Award winners are chosen based on a combination of athletic and academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale), and previously have won a varsity letter in at least one sport in which the MHSAA sponsors a postseason tournament. Students also were asked to respond to a series of short essay …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Meet Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and other players at events Thursday and Friday throughout Southeast Michigan.
It's definitely not baseball weather out there, but Tigers fans still can see some of their favorite players Thursday and Friday throughout Metro Detroit as part of the Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan. The Tigers will make several stops throughout Metro Detroit that are open to the public, including the following.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Hockey season is finally here, but Dearborn-area fans are split on whether or not they'll be going to a game this season.
With the NHL lockout officially over, the Detroit Red Wings have announced their 2013 schedule. The Wings will play 48 games in 99 days as Detroit looks to extend its 21-season playoff streak, the longest current streak in professional sports. Tickets to all 24 of the Red Wings’ 2013 home games are set to go on sale this coming Thursday, Jan. 17, beginning at 1 p.m. Dearborn Patch Facebook fans were split on whether or not they'll support the Wings season after the lockout, which lasted for nearly four months amidst union disputes. "This year I'm on strike too...they will have to negotiate for next year with me," wrote reader Andrea Haag. "They don't deserve my money," agreed reader Joe Adams. But some just can't ignore the lure of their …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association and PlayOn! Sports are kicking off a new winter sports initiative on Comcast, including a Dearborn girls' basketball game.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association and PlayOn! Sports are making it easier to catch a high school sporting event by airing 17 winter events on Comcast—including an Edsel Ford High School girls' basketball game. The game, against rivals Redford Thurston, will air on Jan. 22 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., with additional replays throughout the following week. Xfinity subscribers can also watch the games online at Xfinity.com/HighSchoolSports. Highlights will also be available on the Xfinity On Demand service. Here's the full line-up of televised high school sporting events coming up:
Friday, January 4, 2013
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans.
There's no doubt that students at Dearborn High, Fordson, Divine Child and Edsel Ford know how to support their sports teams. But, do Dearborn schools have the best fan section around? Now you've got a chance to prove it. The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting its second annual Battle of the Fans and is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Michigan. To enter, follow these rules: The MHSAA Student Advisory Council will choose five finalists. MHSAA officials will visit each school on a Friday game night to see the fan section in person. The winner will be announced on Feb. 22 and will be invited to the Class B Boys Basketball Semifinals at the Breslin Center on March 22 to be recognized and receive …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The annual basketball tournament is held to raise funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Edsel Ford High School hosted the annual Guido Showcase on Wednesday. The annual Dearborn-based tournament raises funds for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. in memory of former Dearborn Mayor Michael Guido, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2006. Basketball teams from Dearborn High, Fordson High, Edsel Ford and Divine Child competed against other area schools in the tournament. The showcase is usually held over two days during the district's winter break, but was condensed to one. According to the Detroit Free Press, Ali Farhat—playing with the Pioneers—was the stand-out player of the day. Farhat scored 37 points in the team's win over Detroit Catholic Cental, including seven 3-pointers. Here's a look at how the teams fared: Girls …