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Michigan Sports

Muskegon’s Barnes named AP Division 2 Player of the Year

MUSKEGON (AP) — Life has not been easy for Ke'Ontae Barnes, but the 18-year-old senior at Muskegon Orchard View has learned some virtues along such as diligence and patience. These days, he's full of gratitude. The 6-foot shooting guard has been voted The Associated Press Division 2 Player ...

Brooks II named AP D4’s top player

DETROIT (AP) — Pierre Brooks II will enter Michigan State this fall as a state champion, a Mr. Basketball award winner and The Associated Press Division 4 Player of the Year. It would be safe to say Brooks II has been successful in every way possible his senior year, leading Detroit ...

Newly acquired Jakub Vrana scores 4, Red Wings top Stars 7-3

DETROIT — Jakub Vrana scored four goals in a game for the first time to help the Detroit Red Wings rout the Dallas Stars 7-3 Thursday night and match their total number of wins from last season. Detroit picked up its 17th victory in its 49th game, a year after winning 17 of 71 games in the ...

GM Brad Holmes has 1st shot to help Lions improve via draft

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions’ best and perhaps only chance to turn around their franchise is to finally figure out how to hit more than miss on NFL draft picks. The Lions have tried and failed to find a general manager with the ability to project if prospects have what it takes on and off ...

Evans denies Baddoo, Pirates beat Tigers 4-2

DETROIT (AP) — Phillip Evans reached his glove above the fence in left field, and the ball bounced off it and back into the field of play. Not a catch — but not a home run either. “Maybe the play of the game,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said. “He brought back a homer, and it ...

Tiny school, big feat: First playoff win for Alba since 1955

ALBA (AP) — A boys basketball team in northern Michigan has won its first state playoff game — since 1955. Alba defeated Central Lake, 43-39, in a district game Tuesday night. “Due to COVID, we didn’t pour anything on anybody,” coach Nathan Bootz said Wednesday when asked if he ...