Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Nebraska football hopes for strong final push
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska plans to put together a recruiting class of between 14 and 19 players on national letter-of-intent signing day Wednesday.
Rivals.com Midwest analyst Josh Helmholdt said Tuesday that he expects the Cornhuskers to close strong. Five of the Big Ten school's top targets are scheduled to announce their decisions in the morning.
Chief among the undecided players is five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat of Tempe, Ariz. The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Peat also is considering Florida State, Stanford and Southern California.
It might help Nebraska that his brother, defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr., joined the Huskers last year.
The only Nebraskan set to sign with the Huskers is tight end Sam Cotton out of Lincoln Southeast. He's the son of offensive line coach Barney Cotton.
Labels: Big Ten, football, Nebraska
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Dakota's Snyder gives Florida volleyball commitment
Romeo's Mikula to sign with Xavier soccer
Cassidy Mikula of Romeo plans to sign a soccer letter of intent with Xavier University, Romeo athletic director Greg Brynaert said.
Labels: Romeo, soccer, Xavier
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Fraser softball standout Opalewski commits to Macomb CC
Bryana Opalewski, a pitcher and infielder from Fraser, has signed a softball letter of intent with Macomb Community College. Opalewski, a three-year starter whose career batting average is over .400, plays second base and shortstop and pitches for Fraser. She has been named to league, county, district and region all-star teams. Opalewski plans to major in physical therapy at MCC, Fraser coach Matt Fishburn said.
Labels: Bryana Opalewski, Fraser, Macomb Community College, softball
Monday, January 16, 2012
MAC schools show interest in Warren-Mott's Brooks
A member of the Northern Illinois football coaching staff visited Warren-Mott Friday to watch the Marauders' Anthony Brooks (No. 3) play basketball against Fraser.
NIU and Central Michigan have shown interest in the 6-foot-2 senior, Marauders coach Tom Milanov said.
Brooks did not play high school football until his senior year. A defensive back, Brooks was voted to the Macomb County Tier 1 All-Star team by coaches, and was a member of the all-county team.
Labels: Anthony Brooks, Central Michigan, football, Northern Illinois, Warren-Mott
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Anchor Bay softball player McKay picks Gannon
Kasey McKay of Anchor Bay plans to continue her softball career at Gannon University, Tars coach Len Perkins said.
McKay helped Anchor Bay win the championship of the Macomb Area Conference Red Division last year. The Tars also were district and regional champions.
Former Anchor Bay player Samantha Scott is on the roster of the Erie, Pa., school.
Labels: Anchor Bay, Gannon University, Kasey McKay
Fraser's Swistock signs soccer letter with Madonna U.
Keith Swistock of Fraser signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Madonna University in Livonia, Madonna coach Eric Scott said.
“Keith gives us a tremendous amount of versatility,” said Scott. “He scored a bunch of goals in high school and during the recruiting process I have seen him play holding mid, center back and right back. He is excited to get going and we are excited to have him.”
An honor roll and all-academic team selection, Swistock earned two letters under coach Tim Kick.Madonna won the 2011 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championship.
Labels: Fraser, Keith Swistock, Madonna University, soccer
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
L'Anse Creuse's Dogariu to play volleyball at Marygrove
Shelby Dogariu of L'Anse Creuse signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Marygrove College. Dogariu played outside hitter and "perfected a killer jump serve," Lancers coach Alysia Williams said. Dogariu is pictured with Marygrove coach Michael Love and her father, Mike Dogariu. Dogariu will be an outside hitter and defensive specialist at Marygrove, Love said.
Labels: L'Anse Creuse, Marygrove College, volleyball
Utica's Ackerman signs with Alma for football, wrestling
Andrew Ackerman of Utica has signed a letter of intent to play football and wrestle at Alma College, his father, David, said. Ackerman was a Macomb County Tier 1 all-star as an offensive lineman for the 2011 football season.
Ackerman (seated) is pictured with Utica football coach Tony Smith (left) and wrestling coach Clint Davis.
Labels: Alma College, football, Utica, wrestling
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dakota's Byers to play football at Grand Valley State
Jeremy Byers of Dakota has accepted a football scholarship offer from Grand Valley State University, Jason Byers, Jeremy's uncle and an administrator at Anchor Bay, said.
Jeremy Byers, 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, played tight end for the Cougars in 2011, and received Macomb County all-star honors from coaches. He has a 3.6 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Eastern Kentucky and Saginaw Valley State were among the other schools that made offers to Byers, Jason Byers said.
Labels: Grand Valley State, Jeremy Byers