Romeo Okwara wins Lions’ Ed Block Courage Award after lengthy Achilles recovery
ALLEN PARK -- Detroit Lions defensive end Romeo Okwara worked his way back to the field after more than a year away while recovering from a brutal Achilles injury. Okwara suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against the Chicago Bears in Week 4 of the 2021 season. Now, the 27-year-old has been named the Lions’ Ed Block Courage Award winner for how he carried himself while overcoming such a serious injury. Putting in the work, day after day, and he’s a smart guy, hard worker, and there again, we’re three weeks with him, and he’s gotten better every week. And he’s only going to get better and better and better the more he plays.”mlive.com
Dominant defense drives Macomb Dakota football to 17-0 district title win over Romeo
MACOMB -- If the Macomb Dakota football team is looking to prove the old sports parable that says “defense wins championships,” it’s doing a pretty good job. On Friday night on its home field, Dakota’s defense smothered conference rival Romeo as the Cougars grinded their way to a 17-0 victory in the Division 1 district championship round. Dakota (11-0) held Romeo (8-3) to just 12 yards of total offense in the first half and 107 by the end of the game while it’s offense chipped away with many small gains and a couple of big plays.mlive.com
See photos from Macomb Dakota’s district title win over Romeo
MACOMB, MI – Dakota’s Cougars took home a district championship Friday with a 17-0 win over Romeo. Building on an undefeated regular season, Macomb Dakota earned their 13th district championship. The team will host the winner of Cass Tech vs. Southfield next Friday for the regional title. You can order prints of any of these football photos by clicking the “Buy photo” button in the caption of every photo. Subscribers click the “Get photo” link to download high-resolution images right to their device for free as part of their subscription.mlive.com
Michigan High School Football Playoffs - How to Watch the First Round’s Big Games | Live Stream Info, Start Times
Romeo won the regular season matchup, at home as well, back on Oct. 7. DIVISION 2Reeths-Puffer vs. Forest Hills Central (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)Another year, another OK-White title for Forest Hills Central. What is different in 2022 is that the Rangers have posted their first perfect regular season record in five years. They ended their regular season with a shutout victory over Everett, helping them clinch a playoff spot with a 6-3 record. DIVISION 6Manistee vs. Boyne City (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)This is another matchup featuring two schools that have never faced each other.mlive.com
Purcell’s Picks: Predicting all playoff-opening Metro Detroit football matchups
I’m picking every single playoff-opening game involving Metro Detroit coverage area, meaning there are 45 11-player predictions and one 8-player prediction below. PURCELL’S PICKS FOR PLAYOFF OPENERSAll games are at 7 p.m. on Friday unless listed otherwiseDIVISION 1R4-D1 Detroit Cass Tech (6-3) at West Bloomfield (8-1), Friday 7:30 p.m. Set to be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit, Cass Tech enters on a five-game win streak, including wins over Division 3 playoff teams Detroit King and Brother Rice. PURCELL’S PICK: Romeo 14, Chippewa Valley 10DIVISION 2R2-D2 South Lyon (6-3) at South Lyon East (7-2)Here we go again. PURCELL’S PICK: South Lyon 24, East 20DIVISION 3R4-D2 River Rouge (5-3) at Detroit Martin Luther King (5-3), Friday 6 p.m.mlive.com
Michigan High School Football - How to Watch Week 7′s Big Games | Live Stream Info, Start Times
Utica Eisenhower vs. Macomb Dakota (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)Dakota has a chance to clinch the MAC-Red championship, solely, on Friday night. Reeths-Puffer vs. Zeeland West (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)Both the Dux and the Rockets are trying to stay alive in the hunt for the OK-Green title. Dexter vs. Monroe (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)Quietly, one of the top teams in D2 has been the Dexter Dreadnaughts. Portage Central vs. Portage Northern (NFHS Network, 7 p.m.)A classic Kalamazoo-area rivalry is renewed this week, as the two Portage schools go at it. Related Articles:See Week 6 rankings from the Michigan High School Football Coaches AssociationCheck out the latest high school sports stories on MLive.commlive.com
Incumbent faces competition to represent Michigan’s Thumb in Congress
ROMEO, MI — Republican incumbent Lisa McClain will face one Democrat as well as members of both the Libertarian and Working Class parties in her race to keep a seat in Congress. The U.S. House District 9 spans much of Michigan’s Thumb region.mlive.com
Here is how the MLive Top 50 did in their Week 6 games
Grand Rapids Catholic Central: lost to Grand Rapids South Christian 36-34 ; will host Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills in Week 73. Detroit Catholic Central: lost to De La Salle 28-0; will visit Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in Week 714. Lapeer: beat Grand Blanc 39-17; will visit Grand Ledge in Week 715. West Bloomfield: beat Lake Orion 41-14; will host Oxford in Week 731. Clarkston: beat Stoney Creek 28-14; will play visit Lake Orion in Week 738.mlive.com
Purcell’s Picks: Predicting Week 2 Metro Detroit football matchups
Well, after 2021 was the best years for Purcell’s Picks, I have stumbled out of the gates to open the 2022 season. Mustering just a 9-10 record last week, I’m really hoping for a nice turnaround this week. There are a couple of interesting OAA and MAC matchups while the Warren De La Salle vs. Muskegon game looms large on Friday. THURSDAYClarkston (0-1) vs. Southfield Arts & Technology (1-0), 7:00 PMThe Wolves lost in disappointing fashion to Davison to open the season while Southfield A&T got a marquee win over Detroit Cass Tech in overtime. PURCELL’S PICK: Southfield A&T 32, Clarkston 21Romeo (1-0) vs. Roseville (1-0)Not long ago, this matchup would have been no contest.mlive.com
Boil water advisory in effect for 133K in Metro Detroit: What residents need to know
A boil water advisory remains in effect for seven Metro Detroit communities, covering more than 130,000 residents in the region, after a water main break impacted water pressure on Saturday morning -- and it could be weeks before it’s fixed.
Republican Lisa McClain advances to general election in Michigan’s 9th congressional district
ROMEO, MI — Incumbent Lisa McClain defeated Michelle Donovan in the Tuesday, Aug. 2, Republican primary election for the U.S. House District 9 seat, the Associated Press reported shortly before 11 p.m.Next, McClain will face Democrat Brian Steven Jaye in the Nov. 8 general election. McClain currently represents District 10, but last year’s redistricting process shifted some election boundaries and the numbers attached to the districts. The new District 9 represents much of the same region as the current District 10. Official results from the Aug. 2 primary election will be determined after state and county election officials finish the election certification process. Read more on MLive:Live: Saginaw County election results for Aug. 2, 2022Charged with killing Baby Garnet, infant’s mother behind bars in MichiganThe Saginaw County Fair returns this week.mlive.com
Vote for Metro Detroit Athlete of the Week from Feb. 28-March 5
Each Monday during the winter season, fans can vote for the Metro Detroit Athlete of the Week. If you want to nominate someone for athlete of the week voting in the future, please send stats and info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter Rosa, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice hockeyRosa was a major factor in Brother Rice’s 4-1 win region championship win over Birmingham Unified and in a 4-1 win over Romeo in the Division 2 quarterfinals. Ja’Marcus Smith, Detroit Mumford wrestlingSmith became the first wrestler from a Detroit Public School League team to win a state championship on Saturday when he won the Division 2 103-pound title. In the 90-21 district final victory over Detroit University Prep, Whitehorn had 24 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and three assists.mlive.com
North opens MAC tourney with loss
It has seemed almost like a tale of two seasons for the Grosse Pointe North boys basketball team with the ups and downs of winning and losing streaks. The Norsemen lost four of its last five games heading into Saturday’s matchup with Romeo in the opening round of the MAC league tournament. North finished league play fourth in the MAC […]grossepointenews.com
How to buy tickets to Kid Rock’s 2022 ‘Bad Reputation Tour,’ now on sale
Kid Rock says this could be the last big concert tour of his career. Tickets are now on sale for his 2022 “Bad Reputation Tour,” which will take the Romeo, Michigan native to 24 cities, kicking off on April 6 in Evansville, Indiana before wrapping up at Pine Knob in September. HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:Saturday, April 16 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with Grand Funk Railroad. Friday, September 16 at Pine Knob in Clarkston, MichiganSaturday, September 17 at Pine KnobAll other dates via SeatGeek, through Stubhub or at TicketmasterRock said he will not perform at any venues with COVID-19 protocols in place. “You’re going to be getting your money back because I won’t be showing up, either.mlive.com
Kid Rock threatens to cancel any concert on his tour if there’s COVID-19 protocols
Kid Rock has says he won’t perform anywhere on his 2022 “Bad Reputation Tour” if there are COVID-19 protocols in place. Rock made the announcement in a video on his Facebook page ahead of tickets to his tour going on sale at 10 a.m. today. Rock’s tour will take him to 24 cities, kicking off on April 6 in Evansville, Indiana before wrapping up at Pine Knob in September. Meantime, Rock says this could be the last big concert tour of his career. ER doctor on myths vs. factsFatigue is biggest COVID-19 challenge in healthcare, education, private sectors, leaders sayMichigan COVID data shows Omicron starts to plateau in Michiganmlive.com
Kid Rock dishes on whether his big 2022 tour could be his last hurrah
Could Kid Rock’s big 2022 “Bad Reputation Tour” be his last hurrah? RELATED: All of Pine Knob’s 2022 scheduled concerts for its 50th anniversary seasonRock will visit 24 cities on this tour with more dates possibly to come. He says this could very well be his last big tour ever. I want to be at my peak for this tour.”Rock went on to say he may continue to perform concerts in the future, but may not go on a big tour like this again. “I really don’t know for the unforeseen future if we’ll do a big tour again.mlive.com
Kid Rock returning to Michigan for 3 concerts with Foreigner and Grand Funk Railroad
GRAND RAPIDS AND CLARKSTON, MI - Kid Rock is returning home to Michigan for three concerts on his just announced 2022 tour. The rocker from Romeo in Metro Detroit will be in Grand Rapids and Clarkston for three shows. Grand Funk Railroad will open for him along with Trey Lewis. Rock will also be at Pine Knob Music Theatre on Friday, September 16 and on Saturday, September 17. Rock holds the record for most concerts in a single season at the Detroit area outdoor music venue.mlive.com
Michigan shelters caring for 836 parakeets rescued from animal hoarder’s home
ROMEO, MI – A Michigan animal rescue and its partners are busy caring for 836 parakeets taken from the home of an animal hoarder. “These birds came from a very unhealthy situation and the irresponsibility of the owner is infuriating,” shelter officials wrote on Facebook. Adoptions were expected to begin through the various shelters Jan. 23, according to the Associated Press, but the shelters want to ensure adopting homes are a good fit for the birds. DAWG posted an information sheet to its Facebook page for prospective owners, noting that owning a parakeet is a 6-to-15-year commitment. Parakeets are vocal birds that can be noisy and messy and require food, water, daily cage cleaning, daily interaction, and flight time.mlive.com
Hundreds of parakeets dropped off at Michigan animal shelter
An animal shelter in Michigan has been inundated with hundreds of parakeets. The Detroit Animal Welfare Group in Romeo said in a Facebook post that the small, colorful birds were dropped off Thursday night, The Detroit News reported. The group's director, Kelley LeBonty, told the Detroit Free Press that the son of an animal hoarder had called to say he was coming to surrender 60 to 80 parakeets from his father's house.news.yahoo.com
Final top boys cross country times in Michigan for the 2021 season
Here are the top boys cross country times in the state through the end of MHSAA competition, according to athletic.net. Upper Peninsula state championships were held on Oct. 23 while Lower Peninsula state championships were held on Nov. 6. FINALS: Highlights and champions from the 2021 Michigan Lower Peninsula boys cross country finalsPHOTOS: Click here to see photo galleries from every race on Saturday at the MISTOP 10 IN MICHIGAN(Rank, Grade, Name, Time (PR=personal record), School, Date)1, 12, Riley Hough, 14:37.1PR, Hartland, Oct 92, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:44.4PR, Benzie Central, Oct 303, 12, Caleb Jarema, 14:57.5PR, Pinckney, Oct 94, 12, Luke Venhuizen, 15:03.2PR, TC Central (Traverse City), Oct 25, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:19.5PR, Lapeer, Oct 26, 10, Seth Norder, 15:20.0PR, Grand Haven, Nov 67, 12, Peter Baracco, 15:21.3PR, Farmington, Sep 178, 11, Benne Anderson, 15:22.9PR, GR_Ottawa Hills, Nov 69, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 1110, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 129 Division 1 boys race at 2021 MHSAA Cross Country championshipsLOWER PENINSULA DIVISION 11, 12, Riley Hough, 14:37.1PR, Hartland, Oct 92, 12, Luke Venhuizen, 15:03.2PR, TC Central (Traverse City), Oct 23, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:19.5PR, Lapeer, Oct 24, 10, Seth Norder, 15:20.0PR, Grand Haven, Nov 65, 12, Peter Baracco, 15:21.3PR, Farmington, Sep 176, 11, Benne Anderson, 15:22.9PR, GR_Ottawa Hills, Nov 67, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 118, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 19, 12, Owen Johnson, 15:24.4PR, Ann Arbor Pioneer, Oct 910, 12, Owen Sharnas, 15:27.6PR, Romeo, Oct 926 Division 2 boys race at 2021 MHSAA Cross Country championshipsL.P. DIVISION 21, 12, Caleb Jarema, 14:57.5PR, Pinckney, Oct 92, 12, Ian Hill, 15:25.6PR, Spring Lake, Oct 23, 12, Conor Somers, 15:28.9PR, Fremont, Nov 64, 11, Michael Hegarty, 15:34.2PR, Dearborn Divine Child, Oct 25, 12, Parker Lambers, 15:36.5PR, Holland Christian, Oct 306, 10, Connell Alford, 15:38.1PR, Chelsea, Oct 167, 11, Aiden Sullivan, 15:39.8PR, FHE Ada Forest Hills Eastern, Sep 288, 12, Nick Cockerel, 15:40.9PR, Otsego, Oct 29, 12, Owen Gilbert, 15:41.0PR, BC Harper Creek, Oct 2310, 11, Braydon Honsinger, 15:44.7PR, Freeland, Sep 1131 Division 3 boys race at 2021 MHSAA Cross Country championshipsL.P. DIVISION 31, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:44.4PR, Benzie Central, Oct 302, 12, Noah Morrow, 15:26.5PR, Manton, Oct 303, 12, Tyler Guggemos, 15:49.9PR, Kalkaska, Oct 304, 10, Collin Farmer, 15:54.9PR, Pewamo-Westphalia, Oct 205, 12, Sam Peterson, 16:03.0PR, Charlevoix, Sep 16, 12, Josh Otten, 16:07.3PR, Lansing Catholic, Nov 67, 12, Espen Lehnst, 16:08.6PR, Ithaca, Nov 68, 12, Carson Brunk, 16:09.2PR, Potterville, Oct 29, 11, Cal Benjamin, 16:11.9PR, Harbor Springs, Oct 3010, 11, Rogan Melling, 16:14.6PR, Hanover-Horton, Nov 634 Division 4 boys race at 2021 MHSAA Cross Country championshipsL.P. DIVISION 41, 11, Lezawe Osterink, 15:42.8PR, Wyoming Potter’s House, Oct 92, 12, Mason Sumner, 16:05.2, Breckenridge, Sep 13, 9, Theodore Davis, 16:08.4PR, Dansville, Oct 204, 10, Owen Patton, 16:10.2PR, Vestaburg, Oct 95, 12, Jonathan Mikovits, 16:14.4PR, Concord, Nov 66, 12, Brock Lynch, 16:22.9PR, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, Nov 67, 12, Nathan Lott, 16:23.2, Webberville, Oct 298, 12, Nile Devers, 16:23.8PR, Gobles, Oct 99, 12, Ashton Keiffer, 16:35.3PR, Carson City-Crystal, Oct 210, 12, Samuel Paga, 16:35.9, Petoskey St. Michael Academy, Oct 30UPPER PENINSULA D1-D31, 11, Drew Hughes, 16:22.4PR, Gladstone, Sep 282, 11, Carson Vanderschaaf, 16:45.1PR, Marquette, Oct 233, 12, Eric Weiss, 17:01.9PR, Houghton, Oct 114, 12, Jonah Nordine, 17:15.7PR, Ewen Trout Creek, Oct 235, 12, Nikolas Thomas, 17:16.6PR, Dollar Bay, Oct 236, 11, Colin Vanderschaaf, 17:17.9PR, Marquette, Sep 287, 12, Luke Janofski, 17:25.3PR, Marquette, Sep 288, 11, Cody Aldridge, 17:29.4PR, Sault Ste. Marie, Sep 29, 9, Trevor Nolan, 17:31.6PR, Munising, Oct 1610, 10, Cullen Papin, 17:39.1PR, Marquette, Sep 28mlive.com
Final Metro Detroit high school football power rankings for 2021 season
The Titans prepare to refocus to open the D1 playoffs against Fraser. Romeo has a favorable D1 district opener against Utica. Its tough D1 district opens with a home matchup against Lapeer. Belleville (8-1)Belleville sent one last strong message before entering the D1 playoffs by beating Hartland, 46-9, in the KLAA championship game last week. Warren De La Salle (8-0)De La Salle blew out Detroit U-D Jesuit for the second time this season in the Prep Bowl last week, 49-14.mlive.com
Walking Michigan’s spookiest street where nearly every home has extreme Halloween displays
ROMEO, MI - There’s Halloween decorations and then there’s this, the Clark Griswold of the season where nearly every homeowner on the entire street participates. This is “Terror on Tillson Street,” Michigan’s spookiest street. Thousands of people walk up and down Tillson Street each night in October admiring the family-friendly displays.mlive.com
Metro Detroit high school football power rankings for Week 8
Detroit Cass Tech (5-2)Due to a mix of COVID issues within the team and opponents forfeiting games, Cass Tech has played just four games with its usual varsity roster. Things get real interesting this week as the Pilots host a 6-1 Harper Woods team on Friday night. Detroit Martin Luther King (6-1)King finally returned to action with a 57-7 dismantling of Detroit Renaissance last week. Things finally get interesting for the Crusaders again as they are scheduled to face Detroit Cass Tech in the PSL championship on Friday night at Collegiate Prep-Northwestern. Detroit Cass Tech (5-2)3.mlive.com
Metro Detroit high school football playoff point picture heading into Week 7 games
Bloomfield Hills (6-0), 66.83311. Detroit Cass Tech (4-2), 47.367On the bubbleFraser (4-2), 44.833Utica (3-3), 44.167Livonia Stevenson (3-3), 43.000Oxford (2-4), 41.000Division 21. Wyandotte Roosevelt (3-3), 38.167On the bubbleLivonia Franklin (2-4), 36.000Detroit U-D Jesuit (3-3), 35.700Oak Park (2-4), 33.833St. Clair Shores Lakeview (2-4), 33.167Detroit Renaissance (2-3), 31.333Division 33. Allen Park (5-1), 61.8334. Flat Rock (2-4), 30.000On the bubbleSt. Clair Shores South Lake (3-3), 27.000Hazel Park (3-3), 26.667Detroit Denby (2-3), 24.167Division 68.mlive.com
Top 2021 boys cross country times in Michigan as of Oct. 1
Here are the top boys cross country times in the state through Sep. 30 competition, according to athletic.net. TOP 10 IN MICHIGAN1, 12, Riley Hough, 14:41.2PR, Hartland, Aug 282, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:54.2PR, Benzie Central, Sep 113, 12, Caleb Jarema, 15:21.1PR, Pinckney, Sep 184, 12, Peter Baracco, 15:21.3PR, Farmington, Sep 17T-5, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 11T-5, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:23.0PR, Lapeer, Sep 217, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 18, 12, Matthew Crowley, 15:29.6PR, Midland, Sep 119, 12, Luke Venhuizen, 15:30.9, Traverse City Central, Sep 2510, 11, Benne Anderson, 15:33.5PR, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, Sep 28LOWER PENINSULA DIVISION 11, 12, Riley Hough, 14:41.2PR, Hartland, Aug 282, 12, Peter Baracco, 15:21.3PR, Farmington, Sep 17T-3, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 11T-3, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:23.0PR, Lapeer, Sep 215, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 16, 12, Matthew Crowley, 15:29.6PR, Midland, Sep 117, 12, Luke Venhuizen, 15:30.9, Traverse City Central, Sep 258, 11, Benne Anderson, 15:33.5PR, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, Sep 289, 12, Brady McArdle, 15:41.9PR, Davison, Aug 2010, 11, Jonah Hochstetler, 15:42.5PR, Traverse City West, Sep 11L.P. DIVISION 21, 12, Caleb Jarema, 15:21.1PR, Pinckney, Sep 182, 12, Ian Hill, 15:34.3PR, Spring Lake, Sep 253, 11, Aiden Sullivan, 15:39.8PR, FHE Ada Forest Hills Eastern, Sep 284, 11, Braydon Honsinger, 15:44.7PR, Freeland, Sep 115, 9, TJ Hansen, 15:49.7PR, Freeland, Sep 116, 12, Parker Lambers, 15:51.1PR, Holland Christian, Sep 257, 12, Garrett Winter, 15:52.6PR, Parchment, Sep 258, 12, Tinsae Nelson, 15:53.0PR, GR_Christian, Sep 229, 12, Ben Zwart, 15:54.3PR, GR_Christian, Sep 2210, 12, Nick Cockerel, 15:58.8PR, Otsego, Sep 25L.P. DIVISION 31, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:54.2PR, Benzie Central, Sep 112, 12, Noah Morrow, 15:54.5PR, Manton, Sep 253, 12, Tyler Guggemos, 15:55.8PR, Kalkaska, Aug 204, 12, Sam Peterson, 16:03.0PR, Charlevoix, Sep 15, 10, Collin Farmer, 16:06.6PR, Pewamo-Westphalia, Sep 256, 11, Nathan Jenkins, 16:18.9PR, Grandville Calvin Christian, Sep 17, 11, Rogan Melling, 16:25.1PR, Hanover-Horton, Sep 218, 11, Cal Benjamin, 16:26.1PR, Harbor Springs, Sep 259, 12, Jacob Walker, 16:26.2PR, Brooklyn Columbia Central, Sep 110, 12, Josh Otten, 16:27.0PR, Lansing Catholic, Sep 25L.P. DIVISION 41, 11, Lezawe Osterink, 15:50.0PR, Wyoming Potter’s House, Sep 252, 12, Mason Sumner, 16:05.2, Breckenridge, Sep 13, 12, Jonathan Mikovits, 16:37.6, Concord, Sep 284, 6, Luigi Maresca, 16:40.1PR, Leland, Sep 235, 12, Nathan Lott, 16:42.2, Webberville, Sep 16, 12, Nile Devers, 16:43.7PR, Gobles, Sep 257, 12, Isaac Bos, 16:48.3PR, Kalamazoo Christian, Sep 158, 9, Theodore Davis, 16:51.4PR, Dansville, Sep 259, 11, Alex Meszaros, 16:54.6PR, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Sep 2510, 12, Emil Schlueter, 16:57.6PR, Hillsdale Academy, Sep 25UPPER PENINSULA D1-31, 11, Drew Hughes, 16:22.4PR, Gladstone, Sep 282, 12, Eric Weiss, 17:12.4PR, Houghton, Sep 93, 11, Colin Vanderschaaf, 17:17.9PR, Marquette, Sep 284, 12, Luke Janofski, 17:25.3PR, Marquette, Sep 285, 11, Cody Aldridge, 17:29.4PR, Sault Ste. Marie, Sep 26, 11, Carson Vanderschaaf, 17:33.3, Marquette, Sep 287, 10, Cullen Papin, 17:39.1PR, Marquette, Sep 288, 9, Trevor Nolan, 17:39.7PR, Munising, Sep 289, 11, Brady Ketzenberger, 17:46.2PR, Marquette, Sep 2810, 12, Nikolas Thomas, 17:54.3PR, Dollar Bay, Sep 9mlive.com
Top 2021 boys cross country times in Michigan as of Sep. 17
Here are the top boys cross country times in the state through Sep. 16 competition, according to athletic.net. TOP 10 IN MICHIGAN1, 12, Riley Hough, 14:41.2PR, Hartland, Aug 282, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:54.2PR, Benzie Central, Sep 113, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 114, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 15, 12, Matthew Crowley, 15:29.6PR, Midland, Sep 116, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:31.9PR, Lapeer, Aug 287, 12, Caleb Jarema, 15:37.8, Pinckney, Sep 28, 12, Brady McArdle, 15:41.9PR, Davison, Aug 209, 11, Jonah Hochstetler, 15:42.5PR, Traverse City West, Sep 1110, 11, Braydon Honsinger, 15:44.7PR, Freeland, Sep 11LOWER PENINSULA DIVISION 11, 12, Riley Hough, 14:41.2PR, Hartland, Aug 282, 12, Jack Kelke, 15:23.0PR, Romeo, Sep 113, 12, Matthew Zeleke, 15:24.0PR, East Lansing, Sep 14, 12, Matthew Crowley, 15:29.6PR, Midland, Sep 115, 12, Jeremy Williams, 15:31.9PR, Lapeer, Aug 286, 12, Brady McArdle, 15:41.9PR, Davison, Aug 207, 11, Jonah Hochstetler, 15:42.5PR, Traverse City West, Sep 118, 12, Owen Sharnas, 15:44.8PR, Romeo, Sep 119, 12, Luke Venhuizen, 15:47.3, Traverse City Central, Aug 2810, 12, Klay Grant, 15:51.3PR, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, Aug 28L.P. DIVISION 21, 12, Caleb Jarema, 15:37.8, Pinckney, Sep 22, 11, Braydon Honsinger, 15:44.7PR, Freeland, Sep 113, 9, TJ Hansen, 15:49.7PR, Freeland, Sep 114, 12, Garrett Winter, 15:53.0PR, Parchment, Sep 15, 12, Tinsae Nelson, 15:58.9PR, Grand Rapids Christian, Sep 116, 12, Nick Cockerel, 15:59.6PR, Otsego, Sep 117, 10, Connell Alford, 15:59.8, Chelsea, Sep 148, 12, Ian Hill, 16:05.4, Spring Lake, Aug 289, 11, Aiden Sullivan, 16:06.8PR, Forest Hills Eastern, Sep 110, 11, Carter McCalister, 16:07.2PR, Monroe Jefferson, Aug 31L.P. DIVISION 31, 11, Hunter Jones, 14:54.2PR, Benzie Central, Sep 112, 12, Noah Morrow, 15:55.7PR, Manton, Sep 83, 12, Tyler Guggemos, 15:55.8PR, Kalkaska, Aug 204, 12, Sam Peterson, 16:03.0PR, Charlevoix, Sep 15, 11, Nathan Jenkins, 16:18.9PR, Grandville Calvin Christian, Sep 16, 10, Collin Farmer, 16:21.7PR, Pewamo-Westphalia, Sep 27, 12, Jacob Walker, 16:26.2PR, Brooklyn Columbia Central, Sep 18, 11, Cal Benjamin, 16:31.7PR, Harbor Springs, Sep 19, 12, Dan Kehoe, 16:34.7PR, Grandville Calvin Christian, Sep 110, 12, Josh Otten, 16:37.0PR, Lansing Catholic, Sep 9L.P. DIVISION 41, 11, Lezawe Osterink, 15:57.5PR, Wyoming Potter’s House, Aug 272, 12, Mason Sumner, 16:05.2, Breckenridge, Sep 13, 12, Nathan Lott, 16:42.2, Webberville, Sep 14, 12, Isaac Bos, 16:48.3PR, Kalamazoo Christian, Sep 155, 12, Nile Devers, 16:49.0PR, Gobles, Sep 16, 9, Theodore Davis, 16:54.4PR, Dansville, Aug 287, 12, Isaiah Beiter, 16:58.0PR, Lawrence, Sep 18, 12, Brock Lynch, 17:00.1, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, Sep 89, 12, Emil Schlueter, 17:11.3PR, Hillsdale Academy, Sep 110, 11, Jacob Wartenberg, 17:14.4PR, Johannesburg-Lewiston, Aug 28UPPER PENINSULA D1-31, 11, Drew Hughes, 17:10.9, Gladstone, Sep 32, 12, Eric Weiss, 17:12.4PR, Houghton, Sep 93, 11, Cody Aldridge, 17:29.4PR, Sault Ste. Marie, Sep 24, 11, Colin Vanderschaaf, 17:41.2, Marquette, Sep 95, 12, Luke Janofski, 17:49.7, Marquette, Sep 146, 11, Brady Ketzenberger, 17:53.6PR, Marquette, Aug 277, 12, Nikolas Thomas, 17:54.3PR, Dollar Bay, Sep 98, 12, Jonathan Willis, 18:02.9PR, Sault Ste. Marie, Sep 29, 12, Jonah Nordine, 18:04.5, Ewen Trout Creek, Sep 910, 10, Cullen Papin, 18:22.5PR, Marquette, Aug 27MORETop 2021 boys cross country times in Michigan as of Sep. 3Top 2021 boys cross country times in Michigan as of Sep. 10mlive.com
Check out the 2021 Macomb Area Conference high school football season schedule
Here are the 2021 high school football schedules for all teams within the Macomb Area Conference, broken up into six divisions. The schedules are based off which each team has posted on the Michigan High School Athletic Association website. MAC REDClinton Township Chippewa ValleyDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Detroit Catholic Central9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica Ford9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica Eisenhower9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb Dakota9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Romeo10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Sterling Heights Stevenson10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Grosse Pointe South10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, OxfordGrosse Pointe SouthDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Detroit Renaissance9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, St Clair Shores Lakeview9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Sterling Heights Stevenson9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Romeo9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica Eisenhower10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb Dakota10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Warren Mott10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Grosse Pointe NorthMacomb DakotaDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, New Baltimore Anchor Bay9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Romeo9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Sterling Heights Stevenson10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Grosse Pointe South10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica Eisenhower10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, RosevilleRomeoDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/27/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Oxford9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Warren Mott9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb Dakota9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Grosse Pointe South9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Eisenhower10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Sterling Heights Stevenson10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Port Huron Northern10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, New Baltimore Anchor BaySterling Heights StevensonDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Rockford9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Grosse Pointe South9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Eisenhower9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb Dakota10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Romeo10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Ford10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Birmingham GrovesUtica EisenhowerDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Lake Orion9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Sterling Heights Stevenson9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Grosse Pointe South10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Romeo10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb Dakota10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, New Baltimore Anchor Bay10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, West BloomfieldMAC WHITEMacomb L’Anse Creuse NorthDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Rochester9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Eisenhower9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Ford9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, St Clair Shores Lakeview10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Warren Mott10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, New Baltimore Anchor Bay10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb Dakota10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Harrison Township L’Anse CreuseNew Baltimore Anchor BayDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/27/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Ann Arbor Pioneer9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb Dakota9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Warren Mott9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Ford9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, St Clair Shores Lakeview10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Eisenhower10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, RomeoSt. Clair Shores LakeviewDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Dearborn Heights Crestwood9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Grosse Pointe South9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Warren Mott9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, New Baltimore Anchor Bay10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Utica Ford10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, St Clair10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, St Clair Shores Lake ShoreUticaDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/26/2021, 7:00 PM, Home, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Sterling Heights Stevenson9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, St Clair Shores Lakeview9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, New Baltimore Anchor Bay10/1/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Utica Ford10/8/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Warren Mott10/15/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley10/22/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Sterling HeightsUtica FordDate, Time, H/A, Opponent8/27/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Temperance Bedford9/2/2021, 7:00 PM, Away, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley9/10/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North9/17/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Home, New Baltimore Anchor Bay9/24/2021 *, 7:00 PM, Away, Warren Mott10/1/2021mlive.com
Lions’ Julian Okwara healthy again, looking to make an impact for defense in Year 2
Okwara, a third-round pick last year, is getting some love as a potential breakout prospect heading into Year 2 with the Detroit Lions. He’s making the switch to outside linebacker in Detroit’s new base 3-4 defense, with the likes of Trey Flowers and older brother Romeo, among others. The younger Okwara lives close to his older brother, regularly sharing meals and studying together. “I mean, I wasn’t really, I think he (was) gonna miss me,” Julian Okwara said of his brother’s decision to return. Julian Okwara ready for rent-free perks if Detroit Lions pair him with older brother Romeomlive.com
Mom Recalls Horror of Unknowingly Sleeping Beside Murdered 6-Year-Old Daughter
via YouTube/KRQENearly three years after finding her 6-year-old daughter raped and murdered in her bed, Stephanie Romeo recalled the harrowing moments that led up to her realization her daughter was gone.Testifying during the first day of trial against the man accused of the August 2018 killing, Romeo said she had no idea anything was amiss at first, according to the Albuquerque Journal. She climbed right into bed at her suburban Albuquerque home after coming home late from work and slept besidenews.yahoo.com
Trial begins in rape, slaying of 6-year-old girl
Jun. 10—LOS LUNAS — Stephanie Romeo told a jury Wednesday that she came home from a long night of work in 2018 and climbed into bed beside her 6-year-old daughter without realizing the girl had been raped and strangled to death a few hours earlier. Later that morning, Romeo told jurors, she tried to wake her daughter, Ariana "Jade" Romeo, and found the girl's largely nude and bloodied body ...news.yahoo.com
Attorney: Investigation into rape, slaying of child botched
Jun. 9—LOS LUNAS — Stephanie Romeo told a jury Wednesday that she came home from a long night of work in 2018 and climbed into bed beside her 6-year-old daughter without realizing the girl had been raped and strangled to death a few hours earlier. Later that morning, Romeo told jurors, she tried to wake her daughter, Ariana "Jade" Romeo, and found the girl's largely nude and bloodied body ...news.yahoo.com
Gillian Ciak’s overtime goal lifts Troy Athens soccer to a 1-0 win over Romeo in region semis
TROY, Mich. -- Troy Athens had its share of moments that came and went without making a dent in the scoreboard on Tuesday night. Tied 0-0 in the second overtime period against Romeo, Athens junior midfielder Gillian Ciak had the ball at her feet and a clear window to the Romeo goal from about 25 yards out. After playing Romeo to a 1-1 tie a few weeks ago, Athens coach Todd Heugh expected Romeo to make things difficult. “We were working for that all overtime,” Ciak said. “Hats off to Todd,” Romeo coach Trevor Foster said.mlive.com
16-year old Michigan girl’s amazing ‘The Voice’ run ends in 4th place: Cam Anthony wins season 20
16-year old Rachel Mac, from Romeo in Metro Detroit, finished fourth on season 20 of “The Voice.” 19-year old Cam Anthony from Philadelphia was crowned the winner on the finale airing on May 25. Rounding out the top five, 22-year old Kenzie Wheeler from Florida finished second, 34-year old Jordan Matthew Young from Utah finished third and 22-year old Victor Solomon from Illinois was the fifth place finisher. Mac performed Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance” on part one of the finale last night for her first song. Mac received the most votes from America on Jonas’ five member team to reach last week’s semis. She received the most votes again from Team Jonas to make it to the finals.mlive.com
Dan Campbell on newly-extended DL Michael Brockers: He’s one of few who can ‘wield the hammer of Thor’
We love his football intangibles. There is a role for him, he’s tough, he’s smart, he’s a team guy -- all the things that we’ve talked about. “The three guys that we have, really, in today that are all currently getting physicals is Michael Brockers, Jamaal Williams and then Tim Boyle. I’d say this about Brockers -- he’s probably one of the few in this league that can wield the hammer of Thor. This guy, there’s three things that I think about with Jared Goff; he’s tough, he’s durable and most importantly, he’s a winner.mlive.com
Flint-area high school hockey regional pairings
Division 1At Macomb Suburban IceMarch 16 – Marysville vs. Sandusky, 6 p.m.March 19 – Davison vs. Romeo, 5:30 p.m.; Marysville-Sandusky winner vs. Port Huron Northern, 8 p.m.;March 20 – Championship game, 7:30 p.m.Champion advances to quarterfinal at Burton Crystal Fieldhouse vs. winner of Birmingham Brother Rice regionalAt Bay County Civic ArenaMarch 15 – Lapeer 3, Essexville-Garber 2March 17 – Bay City Western vs. Saginaw Heritage, 5 p.m.; Hartland vs. Lapeer, 7:30 p.m.March 20 – Championship game, 4 p.m.Champion advances to quarterfinal at Munn Arena vs. winner of DeWitt regionalAt Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Athletic ComplexMarch 19 – Brighton vs. Grand Blanc, 5 p.m.March 20 – Brighton-Grand Blanc winner vs. Howell, 7:30 p.m.Champion advances to quarterfinal at Macomb Suburban Ice vs. winner of Lake Orion regionalDivision 2At Hartland Sports CenterMarch 16 – Fenton vs. Walled Lake Northern, 6:30 p.m.March 18 – Fenton-Walled Lake Northern winner vs. White Lake Lakeland, 4 p.m.; Clarkston vs. Hartland, 7 p.m.March 20 – Championship game, 2 p.m.Champion advances to quarterfinal at Munn Arena vs. winner of Portage Northern regionalDivision 3At Midland Civic ArenaMarch 17 – Midland Dow vs. Cadillac, 3 p.m.; Big Rapids vs. Powers Catholic, 7:15 p.m.March 19 – Championship game, 7:15 p.m.Champion advances to quarterfinal at Munn Arena vs. winner of Grand Rapids Catholic Central regionalmlive.com
15-year old Michigan girl kills her ‘The Voice’ Blind Audition, lands on Nick Jonas’ team
ROMEO, MI - She’s a sophomore in high school and she just killed her Blind Audition on the hit NBC reality singing competition, “The Voice,” landing on Team Nick Jonas. Related: 34-year old Michigan single mother nails her “The Voice” Blind Audition, lands on Team John Legend“My dad is how I started getting into music,” Mac said on the show. Mac was really hoping Blake Shelton would turn his chair because she is a huge fan of his. Related: With mother battling brain tumor, Michigan teen lands on John Legend’s “The Voice” team“Oh my gosh, I love Blake Shelton. “I’m so happy for you that you made “The Voice” and you’re on Team Nick.mlive.com
Educators and students react to face-to-face learning resuming in Metro Detroit
ROMEO, Mich. – Romeo Community Schools hit another milestone on Monday as students returned to full class schedules. The excitement of a return actually started last week as teachers prepared to welcome cohorts back to Romeo High School. New Today: 200 students in quarantine as Oxford High School returns to virtual learning amid COVID outbreakMonday was the day a return to full days, full-time face-to-face learning for high school and middle schoolers finally happened, which means 80 percent of the district’s students are physically back in class. Rick Boggio, an academy coach at Romeo High School also said Monday felt like the first day of school. The high school operates with a learning system called the Academies at Romeo in which students decide on an area of interest and attend micro-and macro-focused learning that gives real world experience in their area of interest.
‘American Idol’ judges love Michigan teen’s ’extravagant’ jacket, but not his singing voice
His singing voice wasn’t nearly as popular as his jacket. 16-year old Ryan Romano, who is from Romeo in Metro Detroit, auditioned on the season premiere of American Idol which aired on Sunday, February 14. It was kind of the dawn of the fashion as well,” Romano said on the show about his 3rd grade talent audition. If you’re ever looking to sell that coat, I have a father who I can see in it,” Perry told him. Perry then offered him $350 for his jacket and ended up increasing it to $400 and paid him via Venmo right on the spot.mlive.com
Detroit Cass Tech leads the way on Michigan coaches association’s 2020 Dream Team
The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association announced its 2020 Dream Team on Wednesday. Detroit Cass Tech led the way with three honorees, while Belleville, Clarkston, River Rouge and Romeo had two recipients apiece. Here are the 36 players statewide selected to the MHSFCA Dream Team offense and defense:OFFENSELinemenWeston Jones, RomeoGiovanni El-Hadi, Sterling Heights StevensonRocco Spindler, ClarkstonGarrett Dellinger, ClarkstonRaheem Anderson, Detroit Cass TechRu’Quan Buckley, Wyoming Godwin HeightsCaleb Tiernan, Detroit Country DayKyle Fugedi, Livonia FranklinQuarterbacksBrendan Sullivan, DavisonBrady Rose, Mona ShoresRunning backsDonovan Edwards, West BloomfieldAnthony Tyus III, Portage NorthernDe’javion Stepney, Macomb DakotaWide receiversAntonio Gates Jr., Dearborn FordsonDeion Burks, BellevilleAndrel Anthony Jr., East LansingJace Williams, Grand Rapids Catholic CentralTay’shawn Trent, EastpointeAthleteJoe Taylor, ChelseaDEFENSELinemenDerrick Harmon, Detroit LoyolaMichael Heldman, RomeoDamon Payne, BellevilleJosh Schell, Mount PleasantPius Odjugo, River RougeMalachi Davis, HoltLinebackersKobe King, Detroit Cass TechJaylen Reed, Detroit Martin Luther KingAustin Roon, Byron CenterJosh Burnham, Traverse City CentralAnthony Cardamone, Utica EisenhowerDefensive backsWill Johnson, Grosse Pointe SouthChristian Boivin, Traverse City WestQuillen Howze, Clinton Township Chippewa ValleyKalen King, Detroit Cass TechArmorion Smith, River RougeSpecialistEddie Jewett, Eaton Rapids***More MHSFCA honors:All-state by divisionAcademic all-stateAll-regionAssistant coaches of the yearRelated:Mona Shores’ Brady Rose rises to earn 2020 Michigan Football Player of Year awardmlive.com
Michigan GOP Rep. Lisa McClain describes situation inside U.S. Capitol
Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain (Romeo) spoke with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit on Wednesday while on lockdown inside the U.S. Capitol building. And, yes, safe and secure ... violence should never be tolerated but my hat off to the Capitol Police and Secret Service. At about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. More: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverageMcClain casted doubt on Michigan election process, resultsIn November, McClain questioned the General Election process and results in Michigan, even though she won her race. “I think we should pause,” McClain said in November, casting doubt on Michigan’s election process.
Which Metro Detroit boys cross country runner will be the toughest to catch in 2021?
Matthew Atkinson, Detroit Catholic CentralClass: 2023A very promising season for Atkinson was cut short after he took fourth-place in the CHSL Bishop Division championships. By the end, he was a state qualifier and set a new PR of 16:18.0 at the state championships. 2 runner on a team that finished fourth at the D1 state championships. He was 10th at the D1 state championships, helping lead Romeo to a team state title in the process. At the D1 state championships, Roberts ran a new PR time of 16:15.7 to place 40th and only 11 seconds from being all-state.mlive.com
Romeo Community Schools switches to online learning Wednesday
ROMEO, Mich. – Romeo Community Schools will switch to virtual learning Wednesday until at least Dec. 7. Our ability to staff in-person instruction has been stretched beyond our capacity in many areas of the district.”More information can be found on the Romeo Community Schools district website here. The largest school district in the state, Detroit Public Schools Community District, announced Thursday it will shift from face-to-face learning to online learning. “In the Henry Ford system, our Henry Ford Macomb Hospital has the highest volume by far. It has twice the inpatient volume that Henry Ford Hospital has, and Henry Ford Hospital has more than two times the number of beds that exist in Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.”Read more here.
Dominant defensive effort gives Romeo 45-27 district title win over Stoney Creek
On Friday night, the Romeo defense was relentless and stunned previously unbeaten Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, 45-27, to clinch a Division 1 district championship. In the fourth quarter, Romeo (5-4) scored twice within 10 seconds thanks to returning fumbles for touchdowns on back-to-back offensive plays for Stoney Creek (7-1). The Bulldogs also snuffed out a fake-punt attempt by Stoney Creek in the first quarter to force a turnover on downs. Romeo started seven of its 11 drives in Stoney Creek territory, with another starting at the 50. On defense side of things for Romeo, senior Brendan Arendts landed on a Stoney Creek fumble just two yards away from the end zone.mlive.com
Shelby Township police want help finding 15-year-old boy who ran away from home
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are asking for help locating 15-year-old Owen Bouchard. Bouchard was last seen by family on Tuesday at a Dairy Queen in Romeo. Shelby Township police said he ran away from home. If you have any information contact Detective Malczewski at 586-731-2121. READ: More missing person reports
Worker killed at Romeo plant when 25,000-pound mold falls on him
ROMEO, MI -- The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday a 42-year-old worker at Romeo Rim Inc. was killed after a 25,000-pound mold crushed him. Police didn’t say exactly how the accident happened, but in a news release stated the mold fell from one of the interior walls of the building. Police have identified the deceased man as David Spano. Deputies were called to the plant located on Van Dyke Avenue around 9:55 a.m. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has been contacted about the accident according to police.mlive.com
Romeo dealership employee’s apparent joy ride in customer’s car under investigation
Romeo, Mich. – An employee of Elder Ford of Romeo was allegedly caught on dashcam video trying to intimidate drivers in a customer’s retired police vehicle. At one point, the employee allegedly waited for a car to pass, made an illegal U-turn and accelerated behind a car, imitating an officer about to pull over a driver. Elder Ford of Romeo responded to the allegations on Facebook, saying they’re not “taking the video and actions involved very serious. READ: Warren City Hall closes amid spike in cases of COVID-19The customer dropped off the vehicle on Friday to have a recall of the suspension serviced. Elder Ford of Romeo said the employee no longer works at the dealership.
Metro Detroit football predictions for district semifinals: Purcell’s Picks take on tough test
After picking every winner for the Metro Detroit coverage area last week, I came away with a 69-10 record. Thanks to many lopsided matchups, it was not too difficult to pile on the correct picks. PURCELL’S PICK: Stevenson 17, Southfield A&T 15DIVISION 2Birmingham Groves (4-3) at Birmingham Seaholm (5-2)A crosstown rivalry in the playoffs? Country Day’s two losses are a COVD-related forfeit to Armada and a 23-13 loss to D3 contender Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice. PURCELL’S PICK: Country Day 17, Notre Dame Prep 7MORE PICKSWinning picks are in bold and home teams are listed first.mlive.com
Metro Detroit keeps Halloween spirit alive amid pandemic
ROMEO, Mich. – It can be a challenge to celebrate Halloween in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. RELATED: These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new traditionIf you look at Tilson Street in Romeo, you’ll know that Halloween isn’t canceled. People from all over southeast Michigan put on their masks to walk down Tilson Street -- which is known for its elaborate Halloween decorations. Most of the people Local 4 spoke with said it was their first time experiencing Tilson Street’s spooky decorations. MORE: Full Halloween coverage
Michigan General Election Results for Romeo on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. (Note: Due to an increase in mail-in voting, clerks are expecting delayed results, up to multiple days. Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Tailgate from your own backyard
The Wolverines and the Spartans are back to playing football this weekend, but with that comes some changes to our annual game time traditions. We can’t be in the stands, you can only watch from TV, and there’s no tailgating at the stadium allowed. One tailgate tradition in Michigan is to play a game of cornhole, and Kila Peeples found just the place that can make your game day a winner. Owner Zach Olevenick began making cornhole gear after he played a game with his family over 15 years ago and fell in love with it. Watch the video above to see where cornhole gets its name from, how to play, and the unique boards that can be custom made for you.
Romeo Community Schools work with Macomb County Health Department to prevent COVID-19 from spreading
ROMEO, Mich. – School districts are grappling with a desire to return to face-to-face learning while balancing a rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state. Gretchen Whitmer has basically given leeway for districts to handle their learning models themselves. READ: Emergency stay-in-place order issued for University of Michigan students to stop COVID-19 spreadRomeo Community Schools in Macomb County has faced COVID-19 head on. The district has worked with the Macomb County Health Department in terms of applying science and resources in contact tracing. According to the tracing information, no students have caught COVID-19 inside the school.
Skip the store, pick your own fresh produce here!
Plus you can pick your own apples, but that’s not the only thing you can pick. Natalia’s Pumpkin FlanNatalia's Pumpkin Flan (Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.) Place the big pan with the flan saucepan inside of it on the center rack of the oven. Place your serving platter over the flan saucepan and flip it upside down until the flan drops in the platter. Michelle’s Peppers and Pepperoni PizzaMichelle's Pepper and Pepperoni Pizza (Copyright 2020 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.)
Get some flower power at this sunflower festival in the D
They are hosting a sunflower festival and are allowing guests to roam their fields and pick as many flowers as they want. Westview Orchards has been in Roys family for six generations, dating all the way back to 1813. Despite their long history, the sunflower festival is relatively new. The festival features five acres of sunflower fields allowing for some safe, socially distanced fun. Besides the sunflower festival, Westview Orchards also has u-pick produce, runs a farmers market on site and sells goodies like their award winning doughnuts.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Washington Township workers moved the rock Thursday morning to its new home at the Romeo District Library on Van Dyke. The billboard of goodwill for greetings, birthday wishes and celebrations had been a welcoming beacon into Washington Township. In June, “Black Lives Matter” was painted on the rock, which started a volley of racial slurs and a back-and-forth struggle to control the message on the rock. While plans were being made to move the rock by late 2021, the contentious back-and-forth made the land owners uncomfortable. The library accepted Romeo Rock with open arms.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District LibraryPublished: July 9, 2020, 5:40 pmThe iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had sat on private land for more than four decades, but after it was vandalized with racial slurs, the owners wanted it gone.
Around 1,000 protesters gather near ‘Romeo Rock’ in Washington Township
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A large protest formed in Washington Township on Friday as around 1,000 people gathered near the “Romeo Rock.”There has been controversy surrounding the rock since racist graffiti was sprayed on it earlier in the week. READ: Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slurDemonstrators took to the streets Friday in support of Black Lives Matter. The tiny Romeo community of about 3,600 people was rocked earlier this week when vandals wrote racial slurs on the rock, which is a landmark. The rock had been painted with the Black Lives Matter slogan before it was vandalized. Demonstrators Friday said their collective voice will drown out the few who vandalized their beloved rock.
Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slur
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The future of the “Romeo Rock” is up in the air as the owners fear the back-and-forth between people spray painting “Black Lives Matter” and others replacing it with racist messages could turn violent. For years, the rock has been on a private piece of property in Washington Township, just to the south of Romeo. But during the weekend, “Black Lives Matter” was pained on the rock, replaced with “all lives matter,” changed back to “Black Lives Matter” and then replaced with a racial slur, officials said. Now the rock has become a rallying place as regular citizens became civil rights warriors and sentries who guard the rock and the current message that Romeo will not tolerate racism. But the situation is complicated as the property is being torn up to make way for a new strip mall.
Romeo community comes together to promote peace after racial slurs painted on iconic rock
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had a peaceful message on it vandalized with racial slurs. The iconic rock is usually a beacon of unity featuring happy birthday messages, congratulations messages, and other messages of hope. READ: Here’s how you can support the fight against racial injustice without leaving your homeOver the weekend someone painted “Black Lives Matter” on it. Someone else changed to “all lives matter” and it went back and forth all day. On Sunday night, the Romeo High School basketball coach drove by and someone had written racial slurs on the rock.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Last Saturday of Autumn will be warm with sunshine
The last full weekend of Summer 2019 will be filled with warm sunshine on Saturday and scattered showers on Sunday. Saturday afternoon will be partly sunny and very warm. Saturday evening will be partly cloudy and warm. Sunday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Weather radarKeep an eye out for severe weather alerts and the radar here:Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Man Lands Plane During First Flying Lesson After Pilot Passes Out: Reports
"Emergency, emergency, emergency. Air Traffic Control: "Your job right now is just to keep focusing on that aircraft. But you're going to do an amazing job and we're going to help you get down to the ground." Flight school owner Chuck McElwee praised both student and air traffic control at a news conference held later. RELATED STORIESPlane Makes Emergency Landing on Busy RoadPilot's Wife Films His Incredible Emergency Landing in DesertPilot Kisses the Tarmac After Heart-Pounding Emergency Landing