Oak Park girls and Farmington boys take home OAA Blue/Gold track titles
WEST BLOOMFIELD -- When the Oak Park girls were declared the winners of Thursday’s OAA Blue/Gold track and field championships at West Bloomfield High School, no one should have been surprised. After all, it was the ninth consecutive league title for the Knights as their dominant ways continued. However, it was surprising due to the fact Oak Park was trailing by one point heading into the final event. Luckily, the final event was the 4x400, an event that’s been Oak Park’s bread and butter for the last decade. Place Team Score 1 Farmington 164 2 West Bloomfield 123 3 Royal Oak 69 4 Oak Park 65 5 Beverly Hills Groves 47.5 6 North Farmington 44 7 Birmingham Seaholm 29.5 8 Berkley 28 9 Pontiac 18 9 Southfield Arts & Tech 18 11 Ferndale University 9 12 Harper Woods 8 13 Ferndale 1mlive.com
Michigan football staff shakeup continues: Ed Warinner out for Ron Bellamy
A major staffing shakeup is happening on the offensive side of the ball at Michigan, Saturday evening reports say. Additionally, West Bloomfield High School coach and former Michigan football player Ron Bellamy has agreed to join the staff in an undisclosed role, likely on special teams, according to 247Sports. His contract expired on Jan. 11, and has not been renewed, leaving him as the odd-man out on staff. Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reports that Warinner is expected to depart, opening up a spot on the staff. He joins Josh Gattis, who will enter his third season as offensive coordinator at Michigan in 2021.mlive.com
West Bloomfield schools shift to online, hybrid learning for the fall
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. The West Bloomfield School District announced Thursday its plans for reopening K-12 schools in the fall amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Elementary and middle school students, however, will engage in a blended-learning model in the fall while in Phase 4. Officials say cohorts will be comprised of about 15 students in elementary schools and about 18 students in middle schools. Community members can learn more about the districts fall plans during Zoom presentations at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on July 21. Regions experiencing phases 5-6 can also offer traditional in-person learning with fewer protocols in place.
West Bloomfield begins practice as high school football season resumes amid COVID-19 pandemic
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is constantly changing, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has permitted high school sports to resume practicing outside. Monday was the first day of football practice at West Bloomfield High School, and there are a lot of changes from last year. The West Bloomfield Lakers are physically back on the field, but practice is far from usual. Bellamy said the school is following guidelines set by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Health officials warn Michigan residents to be cautious of mosquito-borne diseases
click to enlarge frank60 / ShutterstockHealth officials are asking residents to be especially vigilant about protection from mosquito bites after seven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in Michigan. Only one percent of those infected with EEE will develop a neurological illness such as meningitis or encephalitis. For those that do get a neurological infection from EEE, the fatality rate is about 30 percent. Three of the seven cases recently reported in Michigan were fatal. Of the 70 percent who survive neurological infection, EEE often results in personality disorders, seizures, and various other kinds of brain dysfunction.metrotimes.com