Saturday, May 11, 2013
A trio of Brother Rice Warriors and one Cranbrook Crane are among the top-10 players in the area, according to the State Champs Sports Network. Public voting is still open.
Do you know the next high school lacrosse player of the year? If you're from the Bloomfield area your chances are pretty good. Four of the 10 area players recently nominated for the Warrior Sports High School Player of the Year contest by the State Champs Sports Network play for schools in Bloomfield Township. Fan voting for the award is currently under way online, and two of the top three of the list play for Brother Rice High School. Seniors Sergio Perkovic and JP Forester ranked first and second, respectively, as of May 5, the last update available on the State Champs website. Junior Jason Alessi is also up for the award, as is Cranbrook Kingswood junior Matthew Giampetroni. Seaholm High School senior and Birmingham United captain …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The NCAA championship was just the beginning of special honors for Bloomfield's Andrew Miller, who may represent Bloomfield, Cranbrook and Yale in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Cranbrook hockey fans still reveling in the excitement of former Crane Andrew Miller's stellar performance in the NCAA Frozen Four championships have more to celebrate this weekend. Miller (class of '07) signed a contract earlier this week with the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, the school reported Friday. The achievement, unexpected until Miller lead the Yale Bulldogs on their historic, underdog run to the national title, caps an unbelievable season. Along with the national title, the senior captain set a school record in assists, earned Most Outstanding Player honors during the NCAA Frozen Four, and a spot as a CCM Hockey Division 1 All-American. Barring any delays caused by this week's tragedies in the Boston area, Miller …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The senior captain from Bloomfield Hills followed up his state titles with Cranbrook by helping Yale to its first national crown.
Bloomfield Hills native Andrew Miller is on top of the collegiate hockey world. The captain of the Yale Bulldogs not only hoisted the NCAA Frozen Four championship trophy high above his head Saturday night following the 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac in Pittsburgh, but he skated away with the tournament's Most Outstanding Player Award. It was a fitting finish to Yale's improbable run to its first national title — in any sport. The Bulldogs were the 15th seed in the 16-team field, and knocked off their East Coast Athletic Conference rival Quinnipiac, the nation's top-ranked team that won all three contests between them earlier in the season. “I think it’s difficult to beat anyone in college hockey,” Miller said in a post-game interview with …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The senior captain from Bloomfield Hills scored the game-winner in overtime Thursday to propel the Yale Bulldogs to collegiate hockey's biggest stage.
Bloomfield Hills' Andrew Miller on Thursday ensured his stellar season continued and now has the Yale Bulldogs positioned to win the NCAA national championship following a 3-2 win over UMass Lowell Thursday. The senior captain received a bouncing puck from teammates close to center ice and accelerated wide of two opponents before flicking a backhand between the extended legs of the goalie at 6:59 in overtime for the dramatic win. His teammates immediately spilled over the barrier and mobbed him along the boards to celebrate the win that was televised on ESPN. “That’s probably the biggest goal in the history of Yale hockey,” Head Coach Keith Allain said, according to the team's website. Miller, a standout forward who helped Cranbrook to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Cranbrook alumnus Andrew Miller leads a trio of Bloomfield-area hockey players into the NCAA Frozen Four following Yale's big wins in Grand Rapids.
Andrew Miller and two of his Yale University varsity hockey teammates had a happy homecoming this Easter weekend as the Bulldogs overcame big odds to win two games in Grand Rapids to reach the NCAA's Frozen Four. Yale, 20-12, overcame a one-goal deficit in the third period by scoring four unanswered goals in roughly five minutes to beat North Dakota 4-1 Saturday at Van Andel Arena. Miller, a standout forward who helped Cranbrook to consecutive state titles in 2006-07, helped the Bulldogs take the lead with an assist that propelled the school to its first Frozen Four since 1952. "It's a great accomplishment. It's a great accomplishment for any team," said Miller, a team captain, according to the team's website. "We have a young team, and …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
In the first of four themed tours at the Cranbrook House, experience the love story of George and Ellen Booth, the co-founders of Cranbrook.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? With Valentine's Day approaching, how about getting better acquainted with a true Bloomfield love story in today's Weekend Spotlight: Today's Pick: From There to Eternity: The Love Story of George & Ellen Booth Come back to Bloomfield Patch for more events you may not want to miss this weekend, or visit our events calendar.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Joe D'Angelo resumes his hall-of-fame career on the gridiron with the Cranes next fall.
Cranbrook-Kingswood schools on Tuesday named legendary former Detroit Country Day coach Joe D'Angelo the varsity head football coach for the fall of 2013. “We are very excited about coach D’Angelo taking over the reins of the Cranbrook varsity football program," said Cranbrook Athletic Director Steve Graf in a news release. D'Angelo began teaching in 1966, and his head-coaching career spanned 24 years. During his 13 seasons at the helm for Country Day, the Yellowjackets posted a 144-53 record, according to the Michigan High School Football Association's website. He was inducted into the MHSFCA Hallf of Fame in 1990. In addition to the impressive record, his coaching accolades include: D'Angelo joined the Cranes coaching staff last fall and…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Two local students are among the 120 competing for a $1,000 scholarship based on a combination of athletic and academic success.
Two Bloomfield Hills-area students were recently named finalists for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's annual Scholar Athlete Award. Cranbrook-Kingswood's Matthew Liu and Michael Azzopardi of Detroit Country Day are both among the potential recipients this year, according to the MHSAA website. Liu, a senior, is a captain on the Cranes swim and dive team, and is following up strong performances in last season's Division 3 finals. Michael Azzopardi, a senior, is a standout baseball player for the Yellow Jackets. Of the 120 finalists announced Friday, 32 will be chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarships. Award winners are chosen based on a combination of athletic and academic excellence. To be eligible for the award, students …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The ruling closes the official police investigation into the 15-year-old's tragic death; a memorial concert is planned on Dec. 16.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Art Aisner
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this week that the death of Cranbrook student Caleb Lei was due to natural causes, police said. The ruling formally concludes the joint police-coroner investigation into the 15-year-old's death on the Cranbrook campus Oct. 5, Lt. Terry McDonnell said in a prepared statement. Further details were not released. Officers responded to a medical emergency call at one of the residential facilities for boys at about 5 a.m. and found an unconscious Lei in the hallway, police reports said. Attempts to revive him with CPR were unsuccessful, Chief Rick Matott said. Investigators found no signs of foul play and suspected natural causes in Lei's death, however they launched the investigation with the…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
This information was supplied by the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Art Aisner
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Officers with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety issued a warning to a resident for violating the city's fireworks ordinance during a weekend Diwali celebration, police said. The officers responded to the area of Canterbury and Trowbridge roads for reports of gunshots, or fireworks being set off at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, according to reports. Officers found the homeowner setting off fireworks and advised him of the ordinance, which prohibits certain fireworks in residential areas. The homeowner complied with police and was not cited, reports said. Duwali is a Hindu festival that signifies the victory of Goodness over Evil, Light over Darkness and Knowledge over Ignorance. Fireworks are traditionally a big part of the …