Saturday, December 22, 2012
Grosse Pointe Academy students named Athletes of the Season which recognizes achievement in multiple areas.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Grosse Pointe Academy middle school students Hannah Lemanski, David Scupholm and Jyen-ai Jones were named Athletes of the Season for the fall of 2012 based on their athletic achievements, leadership abilities, academic performance and citizenship. Seventh grader Hannah Lemanski, a three-year veteran on the cross country team, was co-captain and Most Valuable Runner. Her first place finish in the girls’ race during the GPA cross country invitational on October 11 contributed to the team coming in second place overall. Lemanski is on the high honor roll and citizenship and head of school lists. Eighth grader David Scupholm was co-captain and Team Bulldog for the boys’ tennis team. A two-year veteran of the team, David played at #2 singles. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Century-old organization gets a fresh approach with its Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center, all under the watchful eye of new director Stuart Alderman.
Just as the Neighborhood Club has come down, left in a pile of rubble and debris, the club's new leader, Stuart Alderman, is just beginning to build his career here. Alderman's been on the job three months and is already overseeing what is likely the club's most transformational change: the construction of a spacious, two-story, modern, well-equipped recreation and wellness center. Alderman, whose temporary office at the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church is strewn with blueprints, architectural plans, interior design boards and collections of sports paraphernalia, will head a team that will bring the Grosse Pointes the first-of-its-kind community center. The new Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center is a partnership between …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Ben Bandfield, Grosse Pointe North's new assistant principal and athletic director, is ready for duty.
Ben Bandfield has been on the job for just 10 days, but he's already impressed with the staff, coaches and students of Grosse Pointe North. "I felt very fortunate to get this job," said Bandfield. "I'm very blessed. North is a great school and everyone has been very welcoming and supportive so far. I feel comfortable here." Bandfield comes to North from Lawton Community Schools where he acted as athletic director and a teacher. He will serve as an assistant principal and athletic director at North, replacing Carmen Kennedy who takes over as principal at South Lake High School. Bandfield currently holds two degrees and is pursuing a third at Grand Valley State University for a master of arts in educational leadership. He has a master …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Four Grosse Pointe hockey players were chosen to participate on the Metro East hockey team at the Meijer State Games of Michigan this weekend.
The 2011 Metro East boys high school hockey team only has six hours to get ready for the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Six hours of on-ice practice time is all that is allowed for this team of 20 boys from eight different high schools to train together before heading to the Meijer State Games of Michigan in Grand Rapids this weekend. The team will compete in the eight team high school hockey showcase June 23-26. "We'll have four skates of an hour-and-a-half each that these boys will go through and then we'll play next weekend," Metro East general manager Mike Ulicny said. "The toughest thing for all of the teams participating I imagine will be getting them to know one another. That will be the trickiest thing." In its second year, the…
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Grosse Pointe North boys swimming team defeats Anchor Bay.
The Grosse Pointe North Norsemen swim team notched a solid victory over the Anchor Bay Tars on Tuesday night, winning 130-56 and improving to 5-1 in the season. Norsemen coach Mike O’Connor said he was glad his team won but was not happy with the overall effort of the team. “I think we did OK considering that they’re right in the middle of exams right now,” he said. “There’s still some room for improvement, though.” The Norsemen started out strong, taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay. Their first team, consisting of sophomore Matthew Leone, juniors Christian Mellos and Justin Rakowicz and senior Zack Hanna finished with a time of 1:47.1. The second team, made up of Louie Sarvolatz, Alex Fly, Evan Williams II and John Kohler …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Grosse Pointe South squad hopes to show improvement after opening losses.
It's early in the 2010-2011 wrestling campaign. In fact, a four-team meet Dec. 2 against Lutheran North and a pair of St. Clair Shores Schools, Lakeview and Lake Shore, is an excellent way to get things started, Grosse Pointe South coach Greg Snider said, despite the team's two losses at the meet. "I saw what I expected to see tonight," Snider said. "We've got some freshmen and some new guys to the team and that showed tonight. We saw some good things, but we saw a lot of things we need to work on in practice. But, to be honest with you, I expected to see that here." The Blue Devils opened the meet with a 30-22 loss to Lake Shore, then followed with a tie-breaker loss to Lutheran North, 37-36. "It's good that we see all these teams now," …