Thursday, December 27, 2012
Olympic star to participate in ceremonial faceoff today as Whalers face Saginaw at Compuware Arena.
The Plymouth Whalers will welcome a local Olympic gold medalist tonight as the team opens the second half of the Ontario Hockey League season. The Whalers get back in action this week with a pair of home games at Compuware Arena: Today's game is the Whalers’ annual Kid’s Day Matinee. Young fans will celebrate mascot Shooter’s birthday. Gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt – from Canton – will participate in a ceremonial face-off. Plymouth practices at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Compuware Arena. Practice is open to the public and media. London went into the Christmas Break with a 21-game winning streak. They host Windsor on Thursday before coming to Plymouth on Saturday. London has taken two of the three games played against …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Olympic Gold Medalist signed autographs and posed for photos with fans Wednesday.
Hundreds of fans came out to AT&T in Novi Wednesday to meet Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Jordyn Wieber. Wieber, a Michigan native, spent two hours in Novi greeting fans, signing autographs and posing for photos. Novi Patch sat down with Wieber before the event began, and talked to her about life after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Wieber, who is from DeWitt, arrived in Michigan last Thursday and said she is planning on relaxing a little before leaving Tuesday to begin rehearsals for the USA Gymnastics Tour of Champions, which will tour for three months and appear at more than 40 venues. The tour will be in Detroit on Nov. 3. She said life after the Olympics, where she won a gold medal with the U.S. women's gymnastics team, has been …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wieber will greet fans and sign autographs at AT&T.
Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber will be welcomed home to Michigan Wednesday in Novi from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. She will be at the AT&T store located at 26050 Novi Road in Novi Town Center. Wieber will greet fans, sign autographs, take photos and share her gold medal story. Fans will also able to enter to win tickets to the USA Gymnastics Tour of Champions that will be in Detroit on Nov. 3. AT&T will also be encouraging parents and teens to take its "It Can Wait" pledge via tablet or smartphone to help end texting while driving. Wieber is from DeWitt and is a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team, which just earned a team gold medal at the the Summer Olympics in London.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Schmitt finishes second in morning's heats before today's 400-meter freestyle final.
Already armed with an Olympic bronze medal this year, Canton's Allison Schmitt will look to add to her hardware collection today when she competes in the 400-meter freestyle final, the Detroit Free Press is reporting. Schmitt finished second in this morning's heats ahead of today's final at 3:18 p.m. EST. Schmitt, a 2008 Canton High School graduate, won bronze Saturday while anchoring the Team USA 400-meter freestyle relay team. Check local TV listings here.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London began on Friday; How well do you know the Games? All this week, Patch will post trivia questions to test your knowledge.
How much do you know about the Olympics? As hundreds of world-class athletes — including 11 from Michigan — compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week. Test your knowledge with this fourth quiz. The answers are listed upside down after the quiz. 1. Which country has won at least one gold medal in every Summer Games? A) The United States B) China C) Australia D) Great Britain 2. What color of medal was presented to the winners in the first modern Olympics in 1896? A) Gold B) Silver C) Bronze D) Copper 3. Who won a gold medal for the 100 meter in 1924 and was featured in the film Chariots of Fire? A) Usain Bolt B) Muhammad Ali C) Harold Abrahams D) …
2008 Canton High grad earns bronze as relay team sets U.S. record on Day 1 of Summer Olympics in London.
Allison Schmidt kicked off the first day of Olympic competition Saturday by earning bronze. The 22-year-old 2008 Canton High School graduate was part of the women's 400-meter freestyle relay, along with Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy and Lia Neal, the Detroit Free Press reported. The team's total time of 3:34.24 set a U.S. record in the event, the Free Press reported. Schmitt will swim this morning in the prelims of the 400 freestyle. For more, check the Detroit Free Press. To keep tabs on Allison Schmitt's Olympic schedule, check NBC Sports' Olympics website, and check back with Plymouth-Canton Patch.