‘Sacrifice’ led Warren De La Salle basketball to first state championship with 67-58 win over Grand Blanc
“Sacrifice is a huge word in our program.” said De La Salle coach Gjon Djokaj. Junior Michael Sulaka, who led the Pilots with 20 points the night before, scored nine points against Grand Blanc (21-6). When it comes to leading scorers for De La Salle, it could be anyone. This is your game where you got to get big buckets,’ or anything like that,” said De La Salle coach Gjon Djokaj. They played their butts off.”Nichols also won a state championship with the De La Salle football team back in November.mlive.com
Photos: De La Salle defeats St. Mary’s 50-48 in D1 quarterfinal
DETROIT – A buzzer-beating layup lifted Warren De La Salle over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Tuesday night, earning them a trip to East Lansing. A tense back-and-forth game left the teams tied 48-48 with 40 seconds on the clock and De La Salle in control of the ball. Junior Triston Nichols saw teammate Nino Smith’s missed three-pointer and lofted it back up in the game’s final second to net De La Salle their second straight trip to state semifinals.mlive.com
Triston Nichols is hero at the buzzer as Warren De La Salle basketball knocks off St. Mary’s, 50-48
24 Warren De La Salle boys basketball team were locked in a 48-48 tie against No. Fortunately for De La Salle, Nichols was right under the basket. We just told the boys whatever they (St. Mary’s) have won’t be enough. Hannah led St. Mary’s with 18 points while McKenney had 14 points and Rozier had 13. For De La Salle, Nichols and Smith both finished with 11 points.mlive.com
Detroit Catholic Central basketball gets hot from deep early, holds on to beat De La Salle, 65-58
The Detroit Catholic Central boys basketball coach knows nothing after playing through the toughest league schedule in Michigan. After another De La Salle basket, Lewless hit a pair of free-throws to make it 59-54 with 2:12 left. Catholic Central had lost five in a row and was in last place in the CHSL’s Central Division entering the Bishop tournament. There was no panic.”In the first quarter, Catholic Central sophomore TJ Nadeau hit three 3-pointers to get the Shamrocks rolling. After the hot first half, Catholic Central shot just 3-for-10 from the floor in the third quarter while committing five turnovers.mlive.com
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Their 28-22 win over Ottawa Lake Whiteford sends them to their fourth state championship game in the program’s history. Unity Christian is another team on Friday looking for another state championship, but this would their first since moving up to D4. However, they changed their luck when they beat Stevenson last week, punching their ticket to the program’s first championship game. Like the Cougars, the Mariners are undefeated after a conference championship season, winning the MAC-Silver championship after their second undefeated regular season in three years. Detroit King is coming into their eighth state championship game, a game that has seen the Crusaders go 4-3 since their first appearance in 1989.mlive.com
Brady Drogosh shines as De La Salle football puts ‘foot on the gas’ in pursuit of state title
FRASER, Mich. -- After falling one win short of claiming a state championship back in January, the Warren De La Salle football team was eager to get back on the football field this season to try and complete the job. “I thought we knew that we should be where we’re at,” said De La Salle junior quarterback Brady Drogosh. For second-year De La Salle coach Dan Rohn, having a weapon like Drogosh in his lineup has lifted the De La Salle offense to where he wanted it to be. Compared to last year’s 7-5 team, De La Salle is averaging 14.1 more points per game this season. “We just go and do our thing.”When leading the highest-scoring offense in De La Salle history, Mixon said it all comes down to trust.mlive.com
Metro Detroit football predictions for state semifinals: Has Purcell found sustained success?
DIVISION 2Traverse City Central (11-1) vs. South Lyon (12-0) @ GreenvilleThis has been a magical season for South Lyon as it is in the semifinals for the first time in 17 years. Setting a record for the most wins in a season, South Lyon has been led by a rushing attack spearheaded by Quinn Fracassi and Tommy Donovan. Yet, if South Lyon can limit Burnham’s big plays, they can win what should be a fun game. PURCELL’S PICKS: South Lyon 21, TC Central 20. PURCELL’S PICK: Michigan Collegiate 28, Michigan Center 21.mlive.com
Metro Detroit high school football power rankings for Week 9
South Lyon (8-0)South Lyon beat Waterford Mott, 28-6, last week. That means the only thing betwen South Lyon and a perfect regular season is a home game against rival South Lyon East. West Bloomfield wraps the regular season with its first regular-season matchup with Utica Eisenhower. Detroit Martin Luther King (7-1)King had a great second-half comeback to beat Detroit Cass Tech in the PSL Blue championship game last week. King gets to wrap up the regular season against one of the top teams in Ohio when it hosts Cincinatti Moeller on Friday.mlive.com
Metro Detroit football predictions for Week 8: Winning ways continue for Purcell
Last week was not my best week, but it was far from my worst. Detroit Cass Tech (5-2) vs Detroit Martin Luther King (6-1), 7:30 PM @ Detroit Collegiate PrepThis is the PSL Division 1 championship game and its a rematch of the instant classic between these two teams in Week 3. PURCELL’S PICK: De La Salle 21, Harper Woods 16Traverse City Central (6-1) vs Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice (5-2), 7:00 PMWell, this will be a long drive for Brother Rice to make. Detroit Central (7-0) vs Detroit Pershing (5-2), 5 PMThis is the PSL Division 2 championship, meaning its the battle of small-school supremacy within Detroit. PURCELL’S PICK: Central 27, Pershing 20Berkley (6-1) vs Troy (7-0), 7:00 PMThis is a pivotal matchup in the OAA Blue race.mlive.com
Metro Detroit football predictions for Week 5: Purcell has a tough week ahead
After going 11-5 with my picks last week, I will be more than thrilled to have a similar record this week. There are so many good and potentially close matchups that this week could be very good for me or very bad. Dearborn Fordson (4-0) vs Belleville (3-1), 7:00 PMSince joining the KLAA in 2018, Fordson has lost just four games in league play. PURCELL’S PICK: Chippewa Valley 21, Romeo 21Allen Park (4-0) vs Brownstown Woodhaven (4-0), 7:00 PMThis game will decide who will be the last unbeaten team standing in the Downriver League. PURCELL’S PICK: Lakeland 31, South Lyon 28Detroit Catholic Central (3-1) vs Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice (3-1), Sunday 1:00 PMIt’s Boy’s Bowl weekend and these two team meet on Sunday in a pivotal CHSL Central Division matchup.mlive.com
Metro Detroit high school football power rankings for Week 4
1 in the Metro Detroit high school football rankings has not been a good thing as we’re already on our third No. Belleville (2-1)Belleville had players missing due to injury and COVID protocols in its shocking 28-21 loss to Livonia Churchill. Livonia Churchill (3-0)Churchill became the first team to beat Belleville in the regular season since Sep. 9, 2016. Detroit Cass Tech (2-1)Cass Tech got locked in a back-and-forth matchup with archrival Detroit King but ended up falling just short in the fourth quarter for a 41-34 loss. Livonia Churchill (3-0)4.mlive.com
Top recruits: De La Salle linebacker Will Beesley finds future home in Ivy League
Today provides a look at Warren De La Salle linebacker Will Beesley, who is committed to Princeton. Mr. De La SalleWill Beesley has considered himself a Pilot since he was 8 years old when he patrolled the sidelines as the waterboy in the 2014 Division 2 state final, a 44-8 De La Salle win over Muskegon Mona Shores. Drew Beesley, a De La Salle graduate, is a 260-pound defensive lineman for Michigan State. When Dan Rohn took over the program before the 2020 season, Beesley was one of the first players to meet him. He moves well across the field.”De La Salle, which lost to Muskegon Mona Shores in last season’s Division 2 state final, opens the season Friday, Aug. 27, against Chicago St. Patrick.mlive.com
Check out Metro Detroit boys basketball region final scores from Thursday, April 1
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. To add your missing score, email email@example.com with the results. Stats from the game are accepted too. COVERAGEWarren De La Salle Collegiate 64, Detroit U-D Jesuit 59STORY & PHOTOS: De La Salle basketball survives the storm for 64-59 win over Detroit U-D Jesuit in region finalsSUMMARIESRomulus Summit Academy North 70, Detroit University Prep 34Orlando Lovejoy led Summit with 23 points and 10 assists while James Wright had a double-double of his own with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jamel Johnson also scored 15 points for Summit.mlive.com
Check out Metro Detroit boys and girls basketball scores from Saturday, March 13
Most scores are reported through the Associated Press and the MHSAA. BOYS PREP BASKETBALLSUMMARIESWarren De La Salle Collegiate 72, Detroit Edison 68In a last-minute scheduling with Edison, De La Salle was able to save its senior night after Detroit Catholic Central had to cancel due to coronavirus quarantine. Linden Holder had a big night for De La Salle with 30 points while teammates Mike Sulaka and Jack Yaninick each added 12 points. Caleb Reese had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals and Triston Nichols had 4 points and 10 rebounds. De La Salle improves to 8-2 while Edison falls to 9-2.mlive.com
In one season, coach Dan Rohn has become an icon for Warren De La Salle football
All that considered, De La Salle still made it to its third state championship game in four years. After getting hired to take over the hard-hit program in March, Rohn exceeded outside expectations by leading De La Salle to a 7-4 championship. Rohn’s track record of winning spoke for itself and his arrival at De La Salle could not have come at a better time. “Coach Rohn, he brought that winning mentality from West Catholic,” said De La Salle senior linebacker Jake Conklin. However, Rohn has found has found a new home at De La Salle and the Pilots are glad they have him.mlive.com
Muskegon Mona Shores beats Warren De La Salle 25-19 to earn Division 2 state title for Michigan high school football
The Sailors defeated Warren De La Salle 25-13 in the Division 2 finals to cap a 12-0 season. 1:52 (4th) Mona Shores calls time. Mona Shores leads Warren De La Salle 13-0.:37: Kyree Hamel intercepts Brady Drogosh at the Mona 38. Mona Shores and De La Salle are squaring off in the state finals for the third time since 2014. The Mona Shores and Warren De La Salle football teams have been on quite the roll.mlive.com
Facts and figures for Mona Shores’ football state finals matchup vs. Warren De La Salle
The Sailors take on state finals nemesis Warren De La Salle, looking to notch their first win over the Pilots in the big game. During that run, the Sailors have earned four district titles, four regional championships and four state finals appearances with one state crown (2019). The Pilots have earned 10 district titles, seven regional championships and six state finals appearances with three state crowns (2014, 2017, 2018). In 2014, Mona Shores made its first state finals appearance and lost to De La Salle, 44-8. Less than year after a hazing scandal rocked the program, the Warren De La Salle football teams started official practice for the 2020 football season during the coronavirus pandemic.mlive.com
Meet the Detroit CHSL All-Catholic football selections for 2020
Congratulations to all the players named to the 2020 Detroit Catholic High School League All-Catholic teams. Matt Andoni, Brother Rice, Sr, DTAlex Armenio, Shrine, Sr, WRNate Asai, O.L. of the Lakes, Sr, DELorenzo Vitti, Divine Child, Jr, WRGavin Willard, Detroit Catholic Central, Sr, WRNick Williams, St. Mary’s Prep, Sr, TEJoe Wisniewski, Gabriel Richard, Sr, QBAlex Yolles, Cranbrook, So, DBJackson Zeiter, Bishop Foley, So, RBDetroit U-D Jesuit's Aaron Richard runs the ball during the game against Detroit Catholic Central from the sidelines on Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Detroit Catholic Central defeated Detroit U-D Jesuit 21-3. Nicole Hester/Mlive.comCHSL ALL-LEAGUEOwen Avery, Divine Child, Jr, LBAndrew Bala, Shrine, So, DBAidan Beauchamp, Everest Collegiate, Jr, OLVictor Berger, Cranbrook, Jr, OLMichael Beydoun, Detroit Catholic Central, Jr, DTNick Blose, O.L.mlive.com
Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Oct. 29, 2020
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Why prosecutors decided to drop all criminal charges in De La Salle hazing investigationCharges against all seven students accused in a Warren De La Salle Collegiate School football hazing investigation have been dropped, according to Michael Wendling, the St. Clair County Prosecutor. Wendling told Local 4 that all seven cases have been dismissed. He said the dismissal was granted after conditions had been met including an anti-bullying program, apology letters to victims and graduation.
Warren De La Salle High School fires school’s president amid hazing investigation
WARREN, Mich. – The calls for John M. Knight to step down from his post as school president has been going on for months. UPDATE: Charges dropped for 7 Warren De La Salle students accused in football hazing investigationWarren De La Salle Collegiate School announced Thursday that Knight has been let go, but Knight is trying to fight back. The De La Salle High School Board of Trustees announced Thursday that they were not only deciding to place Knight on leave, but his contract is not being renewed. RELATED: Warren De La Salle High School places president on leave amid football hazing caseThe search for Knight’s replacement started immediately. Warren police conducted an investigation into the De La Salle football program after the team forfeited its Michigan high school playoff game due to the allegations of hazing.
Sen. Lucido is now under investigation for telling reporter sexist joke
Republican state Sen. Peter Lucido's sexist joke to a young reporter sparked an investigation into possible sexual harassment that could lead to disciplinary action including losing chairmanships or being asked to undergo sensitivity training. Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) submitted a letter on Wednesday requesting that the Senate Business Office investigate whether Lucido's comments could be considered sexual harassment. "On behalf of Senators and staff, we are writing today regarding a recent incident of alleged harassment that occurred in the Senate," the two senators wrote . Sexual harassment has no place in the Michigan Senate, the letter concludes. "I didnt set out to write this story when I showed up to the Capitol Tuesday morning," she wrote.metrotimes.com
Watch Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 8, 2019
DETROIT Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at Noon:3 teens could face charges in De La Salle football team hazingThree teens could be charged with assault in connection to hazing in the De La Salle Collegiate High School football program. Two 16-year-old boys are expected to be charged as juveniles, according to the Warren police commissioner.
Victim in De La Salle hazing refused to be interviewed, prosecutor says
WARREN, Mich. Three teens could be charged with assault in connection to hazing in the De La Salle Collegiate High School football program. RELATED: 3 teens could face charges in De La Salle football team hazingTwo 16-year-old boys are expected to be charged as juveniles, according to the Warren police commissioner. Warren Police commissioner Bill Dwyer said the tradition of football hazing at De La Salle Collegiate High School goes back years and is so well known, it keeps younger players in constant fear. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said the victim in the case doesnt want the case to go forward and refused to be interviewed by police. De La Salle forfeited its high school playoff game due to the allegations of hazing in the team locker room.
4Frenzy Spotlight: De La Salle sweeps cross country 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards
De La Salle's cross country team ran away with a sweep of the cross country category for our 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards. Coach Sandy Buchanan is delighted for the recognition, and she and coach Jill Suminski are also most appreciative for the votes for 'Favorite Cross Country Coaches". Buchanan has been the head coach of De La Salle's cross country program for four years. There is no doubt that this team is dedicated to not only cross country, but also to their school as a whole. The time and effort the team members put into their sport exemplifies why they swept the cross country category in our 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards.
4Frenzy Spotlight: Daniel Miscavish
Daniel Miscavish of the De La Salle Pilots won both ‘Goalie’ and ‘Best Sophomore’ in 4Frenzy’s winter edition. Despite the "crushing loss" against Liggett during overtime in the playoffs, Daniel says it was a great game. Daniel says that Coach Clark is "a great coach and is doing great things to improve De La Salle’s hockey program." According to Daniel, De La Salle is a school where "everyone has a great attitude and it’s like a brotherhood. My dad, brother, cousin, and uncle went to De La Salle, so I’m glad to carry on that tradition."