Monday, March 11, 2013
The Raiders are favored to win the regional title, according to miprepzone.com.
The North Farmington boys basketball team goes up against South Lyon in regional competition Monday, 7 p.m., at Ann Arbor Huron High School. After finishing in a tie for second place in the OAA (Oakland Activities Association) Red Division, the team is favored to win the Region 6 title, according to a playoff forecast published at miprepzone.com. A Farmington Observer report credits sophomore Jeron Roberts with leading the team scoring in the Raiders' District title win over Walled Lake Central last week. “Our expectations are the same as they've been all year,” coach Todd Negoshian told the newspaper. “We want to live to see another day. That's all we care about."
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Hawks lost in the regional finals Thursday to Dexter.
The Harrison High School girls varsity basketball team suffered a heartbreaking loss Thursday, losing to Dexter in the regional final game at the last second. Dexter player Riley McDonald hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to clinch the win in overtime with a score of 37-34. You can watch the game-winning shot in the video, right. Harrison ends their season with the district title, which they won by beating Walled Lake Western on March 1. Dexter now heads to the Class A quarterfinals, where the Dreadnaughts will take on Saginaw Heritage. Do you have any photos from the game? Upload them by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos."
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The competition to win the state title begins at 2 p.m.
The Farmington United girls gymnastics team will compete in the team state finals Friday at Canton High School. The competition begins at 2 p.m., and you can see Farmington's rotation schedule for the beam, vault, floor and bars at the MHSAA website. According to the MHSAA, Farmington qualified for the state competition by winning its regional competition on March 2 with a score of 142.950. The other 12 teams competing for the state title are Grand Ledge, Rockford, Forest Hills, Freeland, Haslett, Livonia Red, Canton, Salem, Plymouth, Brighton, Birmingham, and Highland Milford. Grand Ledge has won first place the past five years. Individual gymnastics finals will be held Saturday at Canton High School beginning at noon. Are you going to …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Michael Volyanyuk was among three Hawks participating in the competition; Farmington High's Immanual Govantes finished 7th in his class.
by Danna Castillo Harrison High School had three state qualifiers and Farmington High had one participating at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) individual state finals held at the Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday through Saturday. Bracket results can be found at MHSAA.com
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Hawks scored a 47-42 win over Walled Lake Western Friday.
After a near-perfect 19-1 season, the Harrison High girls basketball team took their first-ever Class A District title Friday, with a 47-42 win over Walled Lake Western on their home court. A story posted on miprepzone.com recaps the game, which Harrison led through most of three quarters. Walled Lake mounted a comeback in the final minutes, but it wasn't enough for the win. Head coach Tim Micklash told a miprepzone.com reporter that the basketball title was a first in the school's 40-year history, for either girls or boys basketball. "This is the first. I hope it's really something the girls can really reflect on and be proud of their accomplishment because I am certainly proud of them. For them to be the first, they have a legacy now …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The golf show will be at Suburban Collection Showplace March 1-3.
A little bit of snow won't stop golfers from kicking off the Michigan golf season this weekend. The Michigan Golf Show will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi, from Friday through Sunday. Hours are Friday 2-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults. Children 12 and younger get in free. Parking is $5. The show will have more than 400 exhibitors, which will include retail, resort and travel information, and deals on Michigan golf courses. Hands-on activities include a closest to the pin contest, 100 feet of hitting nets, and long drive contests. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the largest consumer golf show in the nation. More than 34,000 people …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Farmington High School Competitive Cheer Team advances to state regional competition for the first time in school history.
Sunday, February 17
I'm not sure who was louder, the cheer team or the parents and fans in the stands, when the judges announced a second place finish overall for the Farmington High School Competitive Cheer team at the MHSAA Division 2 District Cheer Competition held at Warren Woods High School Friday night. This was a special night. For the first time since Competitive Cheer became a varsity sport at Farmington High School, the team placed at district competition and is headed to the MHSAA Regional Finals that will be held at the Ortonville Brandon High School on Feb. 23. In round one (Required) scoring, teams are judged on floor mobility, jumps, team coordination, difficulty and variety as well as general impression. The Falcon squad came out of the gate …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Coach Todd Hoffmeyer says the club is open to boys and girls who are interested in learning more about the sport.
On a blustery Thursday night, the turnout for a Farmington Wrestling Club practice at Farmington High School was a little light. Boys worked together in small groups, practicing basic techniques taught by coach Todd Hoffmeyer of Farmington. Hoffmeyer said illness kept a number of kids at home, but he would still like to see many more involved in the fledgling club, which is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14. "It's for kids that want to be introduced to the sport of wrestling in Farmington and Farmington Hills," said Hoffmeyer, a high school and college wrestler who lives in Farmington and has three children. He said he started the club because there wasn't one available in the community. "My youngest is a boy, and I didn't want to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Mustangs sank all 10 free throws down the stretch and topped the Marlins 56-45 for a key home win.
The Marian High School Mustangs scored a big home win Tuesday night over rival Farmington Hills Mercy to improve to 4-2 in the Catholic High School League Central Division, good enough for first place. Following the 56-45 victory, the Mustangs share the division lead with Dearborn Divine Child, according to miprepzone.com. The Marlins fell to 3-3 in the CHSL Central Division. Marian lead much of the game, but a 14-5 scoring run by the Marlins in the fourth quarter tightened the score before Peake and Brittany Gray each sank four free throws in the final two minutes to secure the win, said Bob Hanon of the Marian Athletic Board. “We were fortunate to make all of our free throws,” Marian Head Coach Mary Cicerone told miprepzone.com. “…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Of 120 finalists, 32 will be chosen to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced finalists for the 2012-2013 Scholar-Athlete Award today, and two Farmington Public Schools students are on the list, more than any other school in the state. Morgan Alexandria Gilliam, North Farmington High School, and Sarah Gutknecht, Farmington High School, are finalists this year. 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…