Oh yeah quizbowl. Our quizbowl has won 11 straight I think, and 1 or 2 national.
OT: What High School did you go to? And how were they in Sports?
Football - made the playoffs this year for the first time in about 10 years. Played QB/DB and we were not very good
Basketball - Respectable but never a long playoff run
Baseball - a laughing stock. I believe we perfected the 3 inning mercy rule
Track - Great, won 2 team state titles and had a handful of athletes won individual state titles.
Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. Jim Leyland and Jerry Glanville went there ages ago. OK in football and basketball, nothing amazing. I guess we are pretty good at soccer, but who cares about that?
Alumni include Deion Sanders, Jevon Kearse, Noel Devine in football. Mike Greenwell in baseball. Ricky Ward of the PBA. No major titles, but solid alumni in pro sports.
Class of '03, looks like we need more up north representation on this board. Been bad at most sports since the early 80s, with some good basketball and baseball teams sprinkled in here and there (we beat Jrich when I was young and Eric Devendorf when he played in Bay City). Also, Eric Puls is an awesome kid.
Where the hell is that, you ask?
Laurinburg, NC. Football team was pretty good when I was there. In the state playoffs every year, though we never won it all. Our arch rival was Richmond County... it was seriously the UM/OSU of NC high school football. Although things have apparently dropped off, as SHS is on something like a 14-year losing streak to those bastards. Ugh.
We weren't all that dominant while I was there, but we've produced some reasonable football talent, before and after:
Bertran Berry, pro bowl DE for AZ. His mom was my econ teacher--she was terrible. All she did was talk about the Escalade Bertran bought her.
David Givens, receiver for the Patriots.
David Boston, I forget where he went school...some community college, I think.
Leo Mills--OMG shirtless running back recruit who didn't pan out at 'Zona
Also, the current QB for A&M. His dad was my principal before he passed away.
Did you forget where David Givens went too? ;-)
I'm not telling which one, but my high school has been mentioned in this thread.
I bet you can't figure it out.
Well, I THOUGHT I had it numbered down to Monroe or Allen Park. And I haven't seen Allen Park mentioned in this thread yet.
But considering your recent post Re: your job, I think I'm going to let it slide...better unsaid.
Marine City (MI) High School, class of 93. Average in most sports, with some ups and downs while I was there - I think there was a softball state champ when I as there. More recently, state champs in football, but I don't know which class.
I went to high school at Vandercook Lake which is just south of Jackson. Track & field and bowling were the only sports that had success. Bowling started as a varsity sport my junior or senior year and if I remember correctly, they won a state title in the 2004-05 school year.
Football consistenty pretty good, my junior year we went to the semis and got knocked out by EGR with Kevin and Kelvin. I think I jinxed Kevin when I told him good luck at UM at the end of the game. Damn me.
Wrestling is pretty sick if they could just win a team title. Their coach just broke the state wins record like two months ago.
Band is always good they have gone to DC and I think they were in the Rose bowl parade recently I'm to lazy to look it up.
Basketball is decent.
Most notable athlete Andrew Hartline went to CMU and is chillin with Henne and Long and the Dolphins.
When I was there, pretty bad at football, mediocre to respectable in everything else. No idea any more (I've been in Colorado since '99).
Jesse Johnson, the Curry brothers, Darnell Hood and Braylon to UM.
When I attended it was baseball, baseball and more baseball; state champs my senior year. (Yes, they recruited!)
soccer and baseball are both good to very good
basketball ranges from bad to good (teams in our league are very good)
cross country is the best "sport" at the school
That's not a typo.
State champs in football Class A in '81. I don't think we have done anything of note in any sports since then.
Kevin Tapani was quarterback of that team. He went 1-1 as 2nd pitcher in the rotation (behind Jack Morris) for the Twins in the 1991 World Series.
I really thought this thread was going to die on the vine. I think it's really a reflection that it's not just a blog or a posting board we have here, but a MGoCommunity. And not just in the cutesy name sense.
I don't think Brian is going to worry about being embarrassed at the MGoTailgate at the Spring Game. Everyone may have to bring more beer though.
Dearborn Divine Child. Allegedly, the football team was absurd in the seventies, but ever since I've gone there, they've been pretty horrible in everything.
Gary Danielson, no?
I'm stunned I'm the first Warren De La Salle alumnus to post on here. I'm an 05 graduate, though I didn't head out to Ann Arbor afterwords like several of my friends. We're a soccer powerhouse, and have gotten to the state championship in football twice in the past four years, which is a big change from how awful our program was when I played on the Freshman squad.
If it makes you feel any better, my dad is a De La Salle alum....from way back when it was Detroit De La Salle, of course.
Alum, class of '02 myself.
IIRC soccer and baseball won state titles when I was there, but the football team was hot garbage. Hoops team was usually pretty good too.
I went to Fordson as well , played quarterback there some years ago, what year did you get out??
If you're younger than me, we at least know the same people. My brother was involved with the team, even after he came up to Michigan. Was tight was Coach S. If you played the same years or a little before that, I probably remember watching you play. From Junior High on I went to a lot of games, home and away. If you're MUCH older than that...you may have played with my Uncle. :P
I really didn't think I was going to find someone else on here...we didn't send that many to U-M (student or player). I can think of 3 or 4 from my graduating class. And a couple I knew the year before and after me. We're not a feeder school. ;-P
Decnet at football. Went to states back in 04. The quarterback was Easterns quarterback for the last couple years. The wrestling team usually makes it to states. Other than that not great at anything else.
Well St Johns is probably the closest place to the Burg on this list... you know Fish or Jakus? Big UofM fans out there...
The school has only existed since 1988, when two smaller high schools (Douglas MacArthur & Dwight Eisenhower) were combined into one (why they didn't name the new school after Patton or some other WWII general I'll never know). Ironically, both MacArthur and Eisenhower had very good football programs before the merger, but then Heritage football was atrocious. We were very good in swimming, soccer, tennis, and other whitey sports.
Probably the only recognizable athlete from Heritage is Stu Schweigart, who played QB in high school and was a pretty good safety for Purdue maybe 6-8 years ago. I think he might have played some pro ball but am not sure.
I wen to AH (c/o '97), and you are right, your football team sucked for the first ~15 years. Since then, it has ben decent though. As for our sports, we now suck at football but are decent and boys and girls basketball. Our famous alums include Terry Eurick (ND running bak in 70s), Jason Richardson (my wife went to school with him) Sam Sword (3rd? in tackles at UM)and a couple of other random college players. Our claim to fame is winning the 1973 football championship without allowing a poitn scored against.
Sam Sword was playing for AH the same time as I was in school. Did you know that he also played WR and kicked field goals in addition to kicking everybody's ass on defense? That AH team was loaded. They also had Marvin Wright (played QB for AH, then played DB at MSU) and Alfonso Boone (played running back for AH, went on to play defensive line in the NFL for a while). I think they won the state title one year and lost in the championship game the next. Their coach's last name was Eurick, but I think it may have been Jim Eurick (possibly Terry's brother?).
My dad always talks about that '73 AH team that went undefeated and unscored-upon. That is pretty awesome.
Everett High School in Lansing c/o '98. The football team sucked absolute donkey dong my entire time there. From freshman year to senior year, the team went an inspiring 0-36. When I was an underclassmen, our basketball team was pretty talented, but BC Central, Benton Harbor, and the various Detroit and Flint teams kept us from Class A glory until 2004. Coach Jones was the man. Won state titles with the boys and girls teams in the same year.
I can't believe I read through 6 pages of this thread and there are no other Lowell Red Arrows around here, that's sad...I graduated in '99 and we were pretty decent in football and wrestling at the time. We were absolutely terrible at basketball my four years of high school, just terrible. In the past 10 years we have won three football state championships, three wrestling state championships and a couple equestrian state championships(never been to an equestrian match but there is a sign when you enter town claiming the state championships so I guess it must be true).
Unbelievably dominant in swimming, decent wrestling and basketball, suck at every other sport.
You'd think I'd know this as I live in Toronto now, but do Canadian high schools play American or Canadian football rules?
We were just good not great in Football/Basketball/Baseball. We had talent but no discipline. Yes we played Fordsen back then (Wolverine A conf.)
Ah, I remember many a game at Wayne Memorial. They weren't that bad. Kind of up and down. Now Westland John Glenn, we didn't really like...
Still have close friends who went to Glenn. They fell off the map after Gorden retired. Is Fordsen still good?
After suffering through a couple of down years, the last 3 years they've gone 8-3 (2nd round playoff loss), 12-1 (4th round playoff loss in the bitter cold to Lake Orion, who was really good), and 9-1 with a first round playoff upset by Cass Tech 23-24, with a ridiculous comeback by Tech after being up 23-2 at the half. One of those unbelievable haunt you games. It's also was out of character, because of the area the school is in, they usual get paired with the Detroit Schools and beat them, becoming the defacto "PSL Champ". We probably weren't getting past Southwestern the next round anyway, but that one stung.
and we were above average in most sports and awesome in basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball.
I didn't go to HS in my hometown because I played in the CHL through my HS years and lived away from home.
For the three years I was in HS we won the AAA provnicial championship (top level) in volleyball twice (I was starting power hitter all three years) and came in third my first year.
In baseball we won the provnicial championship once and came runner-up the other two years (I was the starting CF my last two years and starting catcher the first year).
In basketball we won the provincials my first year (which I was a bench warmer for) and made the playoffs my final two years (when I was first of the bench for one and starter for the other) but never made the finals.
Football I wasn't able to play because it interferred too much with hockey. The coach of the football team made us pick one or the other so I had to stick with hockey. We won the provincials once and were runner-up once. The third year we made the playoffs but got beat out in the first round.
While in the CHL our team was not the best. We were an expansion team (I was picked in their first year of existance) and we made the playoffs each year but only made it to the memorial cup once. We should have won that year but I played a bit of a role in our losing, sad to say.
I know this is out of order, but I'm at work.
I don't know what your sister's name is. I'm just saying, if she graduated in '08, then I may have taught her. My cooperating teacher was Daneen Mabley.
I wasn't trying to get you into trouble or anything. I just thought you had figured out my secret identity from my super secret MGoCodeName. I don't think my sister ever took Mabley.
Before they became Novi Catholic Central. Had a powerhouse football team. A couple state titles. Won the hockey title all 4 years I was there. Good times.
Didn't really produce many college level players though. I think one of the kickers went to Stanford and there was also Jason Gingell.
I graduated a number of years before Steve Breaston and Ryan Mundy attended.
I went to school there when Jason Taylor played. I never saw him, though, since he was home-schooled and I never watched a game.
Walled Lake Central Vikings! We weren't very good at sports. I swam while I was there, and we were somewhat decent. Not too many claims to fame except for C list actor Dax Sheppard and current wolverine rap star Jack Kennedy!
Batavia High School in IL. State runners up in football. Good basketball. Good baseball. Home of basketball hall of famer Dan Issel and super bowl MVP Ken Anderson.