Friday, May 10, 2013
Make sure your favorite sports teams are highlighted on Plymouth-Canton Patch this season!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Plymouth and Canton and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Plymouth-Canton Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team : Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Canton's Ben Griffen finishes sixth, Plymouth's Mohamad Yousset Jr. finishes seventh at Palace of Auburn Hills.
By Danna Castillo The 2013 MHSAA Individual State Finals were held at The Palace of Auburn Hills this past Thursday-Saturday. The best of the best in D1, D2, D3 and D4 were represented in Auburn Hills, including some star athletes from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools: Bracket results can be found at MHSAA.com. Share your photos from the weekend's wrestling events here on Patch. Correction: The author incorrectly stated Ben Griffin was upset in the first round; Griffin won his first two rounds.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Detroit Catholic Central advances, will face Rockford in state semis.
With some dominant defense, the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks eliminated the Plymouth Wildcats, 28-7, in its Division 1 regional championship at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, according to MLive.com. Shamrocks running back Anthony Darkangelo rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, according to MLive. Wildcats quarterback Jamarl Eiland was 8-of-15 for 109 passing yards and ran for Plymouth's lone score. The 8-4 Shamrocks will face Rockford (10-2) in the state semifinals.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Youngsters from Canton, Plymouth get head start on rigors of grappling.
The road to reaching the 'pin'nacle in the sport of wrestling is paved with hard work, sweat and commitment. Thanks to the Plymouth Canton Wrestling Club, fun is also a large part of the equation for the area's up-and-coming grapplers. Four nights a week in the Salem and Plymouth High School wrestling rooms, over 200 youngsters between the ages of 4 and 14 are taught all the right moves it takes to experience mat success. Ray Cushman, the club's director, is well aware that persevering in one of the more rugged sports around won't be possible for most of the elementary school-aged wrestlers unless the right teaching approach is applied. "Our No. 1 goal is to make it fun for the kids," said Cushman, who has coached at the club level for the…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Salem's Kim, Plymouth's Youssef turn in golden efforts.
Several local wrestlers closed out 2010 with noise-making performances at Wednesday's Salem Plymouth Elks Varsity Tournament. In a nine-team event hosted by the Rocks, Plymouth's Trey Berry (112 pounds) and Said Youssef (130) won their respective weight classes along with Salem's Nick Kim, who pinned all challengers at 119. Westland John Glenn, which was several months removed from a Division 1 "Elite Eight" season, captured the championship with 250.5 points, 32 more than runner-up Wayne Memorial. The Wildcats turned in their best effort of the season, placing fourth with 183.5 points while Salem grabbed sixth with 131 points. "Overall, I thought we wrestled pretty well for being such a young team," said Salem coach Pete Israel. "A lot of…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Griffin, Abro and Poirier go 5-0 during Chiefs' stellar day at home tournament.
Canton High School's wrestling team was just one win away from being the host with the most at Wednesday's talent-loaded eight-team tournament held in the Phase III gymnasium. After pinning their way to a 4-0 record in pool play — including an impressive win over No. 8-ranked Rockford — the Chiefs dropped a hard-fought 40-23 decision to Tecumseh in the event's championship showdown. "They beat us in the middle weights, but we made a nice comeback in the upper weights and the lower weights," Canton coach Cory Mancuso said. "We just came up a few points short." First-place Tecumseh is coached by Casey Randolph, who preceded Mancuso as the head coach at Canton. "Casey is putting together a great program at Tecumseh," Mancuso said. "I think …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Several Canton venues will be tuned to the big games on New Year's Day.
New Year's Day is known for its college football traditions, and for the first time since 2007, Michigan State and University of Michigan fans alike will have reason to take part in the festivities. Michigan State (11-1) will take on Nick Saban-led Alabama (9-3) in the Capital One Bowl at 1 p.m., and U-M (7-5) faces Mississippi State (8-4) in the Gator Bowl at 1:30 p.m. If you don't plan on flying to Florida, here are the 10 best places to watch your favorite team's bowl game Saturday. 1. Bailey's Irish Pub — TVs, drink specials and a hot grill ready to cook. And the Irish Pub is not all Irish, as you can also enjoy imported beers from around the world. 2. TC Gators — Known for its up-tempo atmosphere. There are televisions everywhere, …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Defenseman Prasdorf fits right in with Chiefs blue-liners.
Like most of his Canton High School hockey teammates, Matti Prasdorf speaks great English, possesses a sizzling slap shot and loves Wendy's junior bacon cheeseburgers. What sets the senior defenseman apart from the rest of the Chiefs is that Prasdorf could not only ace an advanced-placement German class, he could probably teach it. Prasdorf hails from Berlin, Germany, the city he'll return to in June following his one-year student-exchange program experience. During his brief stay on U.S. soil, American culture has already made a positive impact on the personable Prasdorf — and vice versa. "I love everything about America," said the 17-year-old Prasdorf, who would be a senior at Canton, but is only a high school sophomore in the German …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
There's never a dull moment for Salem's Bowers, Plymouth's Durocher and Canton's Edgerton.
Most work days kick off just after noon for Plymouth-Canton Educational Park athletic trainers Tony Bowers, Joe Durocher and Glenn Edgerton, whose once-quiet offices quickly become beehive-like gathering places for treatment-seeking athletes. Before they head home eight to nine hours later, taping gimpy ankles is just one of a countless number of roles the Park's esteemed healers perform for the hundreds of athletes they cross paths with during a given week. "One of the upsides of this job," said Plymouth High School athletic trainer Durocher, "is that there is no such thing as a typical day. You never know what you're going to see or what you're going to do." This much is certain for the athletic trainers: Dull moments are as rare as no-…
Friday, December 10, 2010
Chiefs now 5-1 after losing to Farmington Wednesday.
The goose egg under the Canton hockey team's loss column finally shattered Wednesday night, but it took a last-minute, out-of-the-blue slap shot to do it. Farmington's Pete Kusek ripped home a short-range wrister with 45.1 seconds left lifting the Flyers over the Chiefs, 3-2, in a non-conference encounter played at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena. The setback was the Chiefs' first following five impressive victories. The Flyers improved to 4-3. Although disappointing, the loss could be a blessing in disguise, according to Canton head coach Jeremy Majszak. "I'm disappointed and I know the guys are disappointed, but it's very difficult in this state to go the whole season without losing a game," Majszak said. "The thing with winning like we have …