Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Led by the star senior's 27 points and 11 rebounds, the Falcons beat Lahser on Wednesday; they advance to the MHSAA quarterfinals.
Regional champs! The Rochester Falcons came together when it counted in Wednesday's MHSAA Region 8 final against Bloomfield Hills Lahser, outscoring the Knights 42-22 in the second half to clinch the title with a 65-41 score. Now they're the regional champs — the first such title for the program since 1950. Star senior forward James Young led all players with 27 points — including 13 in the third quarter to help the Falcons pull away — as well as 11 rebounds, according to statistics compiled by the team. Seniors Manny Mendoza and Arben Camaj chipped in 11 points and nine points, respectively. Rochester advances to play Detroit Southeastern at Calihan Hall in Detroit on Tuesday in the Class A quarterfinals. See a full bracket on MHSAA.com …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Teammate Serge Andreou falls in semis, but Gajdzik remained undefeated by dominating Cory Armounts of Grand Ledge.
AUBURN HILLS – Stoney Creek's Nick Gajdzik won his semifinal match to earn a spot in the state wrestling championship round Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills, while teammate Serge Andreou lost a tough 9-5 decision to Wayne Memorial senior Dimitrus Renfroe. Senior Gajdzik remained unbeaten with 5-0 decision over Grand Ledge senior Cory Arnouts in the 215-pound semifinals. Gajdzik only hit two takedowns in the match, but one would've been enough. Arnouts didn't come close to getting Gajdzik down on the mat. Arnouts shouldn't feel that bad; none of Gajdzik's other opponents at the state tournament have either. “I just keep my positioning real well, it’s something we work on in practice a lot because I am lighter than a lot of guys I …
Friday, March 2, 2012
All six Rochester High School wrestlers advance to quarterfinals; Stoney Creek’s Serge Andreou and Nick Gajdzik strong in opening round.
The individual wrestling state finals kicked off on Thursday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills with hundreds of wrestlers from around the state hitting the mat. It was a long day for Rochester High School's wrestlers, but it was a good one. The Falcons brought six wrestlers to the state finals. It just so happened that they wrestled the first and last match of the first day of the tournament. Shwan Shadaia (189 pounds) opened the state finals by pinning Tayvon Speed with :52 seconds left in the second round. Shadaia used a fireman's carry to get Speed on his back for the pin. "I really wanted to start off strong," Shadaia said. "I didn't want to let him have a chance to take lead." Rochester senior Cody DeVoe wrestled the final match…
Patch had the action from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the state wrestling finals, Day 2. Review the day's moments.
On Thursday, Patch covered the first day of state wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. You can read about what happened in Round 1. Today is Day 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. with Round 2 and we'll be there with more live blogging. Here is the schedule: Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 2 11 a.m. Round 3 (approx) 2 p.m. Round 4 (approx) Weigh-In: 2-5 p.m. Semifinals 7 p.m. Round 5 Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 6 10:10 a.m. Round 7 (approx) Consolation Finals: 11:30 a.m. Round 8 (approx) Grand March Assembly: 4 p.m. Grand March: 4:30 p.m. Anthem: 4:41 p.m. Introductions: 4:43 p.m. Finals: 4:45 p.m. Round 9 Watch the action live on the MHSAA's Network, and follow along here for photos and action.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Add your photos and video from the state individual wrestling finals from the Palace of Auburn Hills March 1-3.
Hundreds of state wrestlers go to the mat this weekend for a shot at a state wrestling title.
Rochester High School has six qualifiers, while Adams and Stoney Creek each has three. Among them are several regional winners and favorites for state titles.
Twelve wrestlers from Rochester are competing starting today in the MHSAA individual wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Rochester High School has six wrestlers: Kaelan Richards (135), Dean Vettesse (140), Aaron Morgan (145), Justin Kim (103) and Shwan Shadaia (189) all won regional titles. Falcons senior Cody DeVoe, who lost in the regional championship match to Utica Eisenhower’s Charlie Myers in a 3-2 decision, is also competing (171). Adams High School is sending three wrestlers to the state finals. Justin Schofield (103), Alex Potoniec (125) and Jack Addy (145) all reached the finals of the consolation bracket where they lost. Stoney Creek has three wrestlers in the finals, including senior Nick Gajdzik, who won the …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Highlanders finish their postseason run with a 7-4 record overall and a new all-time rushing record holder.
The Adams High School Highlanders (7-4) were eliminated by the Port Huron Big Reds (10-1) in a 27-21 loss on the road during Round Two of the playoffs. Three straight flags started the game – all false starts on the Highlander offense and Big Red defense. It was a sign of things to come from the referee crew who called numerous penalties on the Highlander team. Most penalties were false starts caused by a noisy Big Red fan base, and many came on crucial plays, including what would have been a lead-recapturing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Adams head coach Tony Patritto summed it up, saying it was "the worst game they played all year." Best Play: Adams head coach Tony Patritto called a passing play on fourth-and-10 in the first half, …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Avondale also advances to postseason play.
The Highlanders from Adams High School are headed for the "Smurf Turf." That's the nickname fondly bestowed this year on the new blue field at Oxford High School; Adams will play Oxford in Round One of the MHSAA Division 2 football playoffs next weekend. The pairings were announced Sunday night. Adams (6-3) will enjoy its 15th-straight trip to the playoffs. The game will be played Friday night. Qualifying teams for the playoffs were divided into eight divisions of 32 schools each, according to the MHSAA. Within each division are four regions of eight teams each and within those regions are two districts of four teams each. Pairings are based on regular-season computer rankings, with the first-place team in each district hosting the fourth…