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 …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Porter finishes third in his heat to advance on Day 11 of Olympic Games.
Canton's Jeff Porter of Team USA advanced today in the 110-meter hurdles, according to the Detroit Free Press. Porter finished third in his heat with a time of 13.53. Porter, a former University of Michigan standout, is married to Great Britain hurdler and fellow former U-M standout Tiffany Porter, who missed the 100-meter final today by .08 seconds, giving an early end to her Olympic competition this year. Jeff Porter will advance to the semifinals Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., with a chance to compete in the final at 4:15 p.m.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Canton resident and track star shares his experience in Olympic Village with Detroit Free Press.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Canton native Allison Schmitt anchors final leg of record 4x100 relay to win her third gold medal this week.
Canton native Allison Schmitt earned her fifth medal — and third gold — of the 2012 Olympic Games in London today, anchoring Team USA's women's 4x100 relay. According to the Detroit Free Press, Schmitt anchored the final leg of the race, helping propel the Americans to a world-record time of 3:52.05. According to Fox News, the team shaved 0.14 seconds off the time set by China at the 2009 world championships. Schmitt, a 2008 Canton High School graduate, was a late addition to anchor teammates Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer. Teammate Jessica Hardy had to withdraw from the event after making the 50-meter freestyle final, the report said. It was the first time the United States earned gold in the event since 2000.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Swimming finals, plus Track and Field's opening night are the highlights of Friday's Olympic TV schedule on NBC.
If you can't leap across the pond for the Olympic games, television coverage will be aired on NBC. See the full schedule of Olympic games on London2012.com. NBC's prime time coverage begins at 8 p.m., which showcases the day's major events. The Friday schedule for the 2012 Olympics on NBC includes swimming, track & field, rowing, women's beach volleyball and women's water polo. Don't forget to follow additional coverage shown on NBC's family of channels, including MSNBC, NBCSN, Bravo, CNBC, Telemundo and more — check here for that schedule): The opening day of Track & Field kicks off with qualifying rounds, including the women’s 400m, featuring Sanya Richards-Ross, who suffered a hamstring injury during the event in Beijing that resulted …
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.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London began Friday, but 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 third quiz. The answers are listed upside down after the quiz. 1. Which of these cities has never hosted the Games? A) Moscow B) Seoul C) Madrid D) Melbourne 2. True or false? The United States has never won a gold medal in any fencing event that is currently still part of the Olympics. A) True B) False 3. When were women first allowed to compete in the modern Olympics? A) 1896 B) 1900 C) 1904 D) 1908 4. One of the events in which men compete directly with women is …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London begin on July 27, but 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 — prepare to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games beginning July 27, Patch is celebrating the start of the games by posting Olympic trivia questions all this week. Test your knowledge with this first quiz. The answers are listed upside down after the quiz. A) King Kong B) James Bond C) Tarzan D) Batman 2. Which of these is no longer an Olympic event? A) Golf B) Fencing C) Discus throwing D) Triple Jump 3. In 1904, American George Eyser won three golds, two silvers and a bronze in gymnastics. Besides the number of medals he took home, what was remarkable about his achievement? A) He had a glass eye B) He had a wooden leg C) …