Former Albion College football standout and current Melvindale head football coach, Jason Carriveau is being inducted into the Albion College Hall of Fame later today.
Former Albion sports information director Robin Hartman wrote, Continue reading
It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of former Fordson football head coach Charlie Jestice, who passed away at age 78 yesterday. Coach Jestice coached at Fordson for 27 years finally retiring in 1989. With a reputation for details and insistance on excellence, Charlie Jestice built a brand of high school football that continues to this day. Oakwood Sports Medicine and our staff offer our condolences to the Jestice family and a special note of thanks to Coach Jestice for all that he did to positively affect the lives of young men who played for him.
It’s now the third week of high school playoffs. That means many different things to many people. For a school and its community, it’s a wonderful opportunity to gather together with friends and neighbors to watch their not-so-young-youngsters play yet another game. For the players and coaches, it’s a thrill to be in the hunt, however, there’s work to be done and every team you will face from here on out is good….and you are one of only 8 teams remaining in your division!
It also means athletes that maybe went out later in the regular season with an injury have a little more time to mend and continue progressing towards a return to the lineup. It definitely means another week of practice and long hours for the athletic trainer! (Keep up the good work Dawn! )
Here are a few pics of the Grosse Ile team getting their work in this week as they prepare to take on Detroit Country Day on Saturday at 2:00pm.
American Cancer Society (September 2012) :
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Doubles. Hell week. Part of the journey. Two-a-day sessions. It’s high school football, it’s supposed to be tough.
What was once a right of passage, separating the strong from the weak and distinguishing the studs from mere mortals, the end of two-a-day practice sessions is coming to your hometown.
Coaches and players have long been creatures of habit, especially in football. Circling the date on the calendar of the first practice, working through the summer in anticipation of reaching that date. And then, for the players at least, marking the days off one by one until they reach the final doubles session. Hallelujah! Continue reading
Today is the start of the Islamic holy period of Ramadan. In about two weeks, high school sports will be in full swing. Across the nation, heat and humidity indices will reach 100 degrees.
How do these two events co-exist?
They don’t. Period.
Ramadan is marked by fasting from sunrise to sunset, reflection and prayer for 30 consecutive days. Fasting includes all food and fluids. When Ramadan first crept into the high school football season several years ago (each year the holy period begins earlier in the calendar), some teams with players observing their religious practices were placed at significant risk for problems, especially heat related illnesses, and performance issues.
Besides, how many high school aged athletes are willing to get up before dawn in order to eat a meal? Not very many.
In previous posts, we have discussed the impact of Ramadan and athletic performance.
Once again this year, Dearborn Fordson will move their football practices to the overnight period – a very smart move – to allow their athletes a fair shot at observing their religious beliefs and to keep up their performance on the football field.