“Referring to his summers in Ecorse, Starr told me: “I remember it so well because it was the first time I ever met blacks in a competitive situation. I’d play with them in pickup games on vacant lots. I lived in Alabama and it just wasn’t done then, there.”
Huron beat Wyandotte 2-0 in the Downriver Invitational Championship Game.
“Rouge basketball is based on state championships,” Stone said. “There are 14 state championship banners in our gymnasium. Coach (Lofton) Greene has a number of runner-up second places, but he didn’t place those banners in the gymnasium. That’s my mentor, he taught me everything I know about basketball. If he’s not satisfied with runner-ups, neither can I be.”
A great season for Trenton Hockey ended with a defeat in the State Championship Game against Hartland… again.
Trenton sent Marquette on a long bus trip home after a dominating 3rd period, scoring 4 goals.
Trenton wins a State Finals rematch from last year with Hartland for the State Championship; 10 a.m. on Saturday in Plymouth.
River Rouge continues to roll towards the quest for a State Championship. The Panthers destroyed Dearborn Divine Child 70-43 last night in Milan.
Rouge’s quarterfinal battle with Haslett is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Chelsea High School.
River Rouge crushed Chelsea 65-46 Tuesday night and will look to retain the crown as Regional Champion.
They will take on Dearborn Divine Child Thursday night at Milan High School (7 p.m. tip).
Trenton beat Livonia Stevenson 3-2 Tuesday night in the State Semi-Finals. They will continue their run to a state championship on Thursday night against Marquette.
This should be a good one. Top 5 ranked Division 2 Trenton and Woodhaven will face off for the Regional Hockey Championship. Puck drops at Kennedy Ice Arena on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.