Monday, May 28, 2012
The Macomb-Shelby-Utica AYSO accepts soccer players age 4 to 18.
Parents who missed early registration for the Macomb region of the American Youth Soccer Organization have another chance to register their children Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m., at Dick's Sporting Goods in Utica. AYSO Region 459 serves Macomb Township, Shelby Township and Utica. The organization is now registering soccer players for the 2012-13 season. Region 459 offers programs for players age 4 (U-5) through age 18 (U-19). The season generally runs from early September through mid-October, takes a winter break, and then starts up again from mid-April through early June. The registration fee is $90 for the first two children in a family and $80 for each child after. Parents who pre-register online, may pay by credit or debit card, but credit/…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
From soccer to show choir, there are dozens of summer programs available to area youth.
Schools may not be out for a few more weeks, but it's never too early to start planning summer vacation. If "summer camp" is on your child's agenda, here are a few to consider around Macomb Township and in the greater Metro Detroit area. TGA of Macomb Camp includes morning instruction at three stations (driving range, putting, chipping), plus rules and etiquette, games, lunch and nine holes of golf in the afternoon. A certified instructor will accompany each foursome. The cost includes lunch, green fees, range balls, a collared golf shirt and three TGA logo golf balls. British Soccer Camps Macomb Township will play host to a group of British footballers the week of July 23 as they coach hundreds of local kids as part of the British Soccer…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Crusaders varsity girls' soccer team defeated the Lancers 4-1 Wednesday.
The L'Anse Creuse North varsity girls soccer team defeated rival L'Anse Creuse 4-1 in Wednesday's MAC crossover game. Mackenzie Garrett and Marisa Oleksiak led North's scoring in the first half. Garrett scored two goals on assists by Oleksiak and Paige Thompson, and Oleksiak added a third goal off a free kick. Heading into the second half it looked like the Crusaders would shut out the Lancers, with North's Samantha Micciche, assisted by Oleksiak, taking the score to 4-0. However, a Lancers goal in the final minutes of the game ended the match at 4-1 Crusaders. North is now 1-1 for the season and L'Anse Creuse 3-2.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Cougars varsity soccer coach, Steve Fiordellisi, describes junior midfielder Nick D'Onofrio as "the ultimate Dakota athlete."
Born leader. Field commander. Ultimate Dakota athlete. That's how Dakota varsity soccer coach Steve Fiordellisi describes Nick D'Onofrio. "He's a born leader," Fiordellisi said. "Ability-wise, responsibility-wise and discipline-wise he's the ultimate Dakota athlete. Nick knows what needs to be done and he supports the program in any way he can. He's the first one here and last to leave. With more players like this, we'll get back into the Macomb Area Conference red division real quick." The junior midfielder is starting into his third year on the Cougars' varsity team and looks forward to the team's season this fall. We have a great team so far and we're very talented," D'Onofrio said. "It's one of the most talented teams we've had in a …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
In his second year as varsity boys soccer coach, Brian Horvath is looking to repeat his success last year and take the Mustangs even further this season.
The Lutheran High School North varsity boys soccer team won more than 20 games last season under first-year coach Brian Horvath. The team went on to win a district title before a heartbreaking 2-1 regional semifinal loss in overtime to Almont, who would advance to the final four before getting knocked out. In terms of mindset and training, this year will be no different for the Mustangs as they attempt to build on last year's success and advance even further in the tournament this season. The intensity level at practice is high, because coach Horvath feels that if his athletes practice hard, it will pay off on the field equaling victories. "We work hard," Horvath said. "The team works hard in terms of conditioning. I condition hard myself…
The Lutheran North boys soccer team trains to retain its district title, Better Made comes to Macomb and amateur photographers get another chance to win a gift card by entering the Your Patch of Michigan photo contest.
A little warmer than yesterday, with mostly sunny skies making for a high near 80 degrees. There is a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening and the low will drop to around 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Lutheran High School North varsity boys soccer team won more than 20 games last season and a district title before losing in the regional semi-finals. This season, the team is training hard to retain its reign as district champions and advance even further in the tournament. Michigan snack-food legend Better Made will host its 16th annual golf outing at Sycamore Hills this weekend. The event is private, but half the proceeds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Amateur …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Have a great picture of your favorite high school sports athlete? Share it with Macomb Patch.
The hug after the winning goal. The victory splash in the swimming pool. The smile when a runner crosses the finish line. Those are the images of high school sports in the fall. And at Patch, we would love to share them with the community—and we’d also love your help. If you happen to snap a photo of your child or friend on the playing field this fall, we’d love you to share it with Macomb Patch, either by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting it on the Macomb Patch Facebook page. In addition, coaches and athletic directors are welcome to submit scores and highlights to Patch via email. You can also upload photos directly to the Patch site. If you aren't quite sure how to upload a photos, check out our step-by-step guide to …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Today's news includes tonight's township board meeting, money-saving deals around town, a birthday part for the library, weather and more.
Enjoy today's high near 84 degrees, for temperatures start to creep into the 90s again starting Thursday. It will be mostly sunny in the morning with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. The low for today will come in around 70 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Macomb Township Board of Trustees meets tonight at 7 at the Town Hall, 45111 Broughton Road, just off 25 Mile Road. Township trustees have a set agenda of topics to discuss, but there are two public comment sessions at the start and end of the meeting where residents can address issues on tonight's agenda and community issues in general. From food to fashion, Macomb Patch's Savvy Saver, Jolyn Felten, has found deals around town …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Where will you be when the USA takes on Japan in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup final Sunday?
Trust me. You'll want to feel the passion of the USA vs. Japan match on Sunday. Yes, I am a soccer fanatic and yes I've been known to push the sport. I've played, coached, managed, refereed and am a crazy soccer mom. But this is the FIFA 2011 Women's World Cup final and it will not disappoint. The match will be historic, only the sixth tournament final of it's kind, and there will be guaranteed tears on that field in Germany, win or lose. In fact, this match will be so sweet that you will remember where you were on that day. The table has already been set for a dramatic finish. If the U.S. wins, it will solidify its place as the winningest nation in women's World Cup history, and more importantly, it will showcase the team's dedication, …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Senior Angela Vultaggio ends LCN soccer career as program's third all-time leading scorer with 92 goals.
Angela Vultaggio has wreaked havoc on opposing soccer teams during her four-year varsity career at L'Anse Creuse North. During her reign as a Crusader, Vultaggio scored a total of 92 goals and had 38 assists. She ranks third all-time in career goals at North. This season alone, she contributed 24 goals and six assists. "Angela is probably the most complete player we have ever had at North," said L'Anse Creuse North soccer coach Scott Boice. "She can play anywhere on the field and leads by example with her work ethic in both the classroom and on the field." Her hard work and productivity has not gone unnoticed. Vultaggio will attend Eastern Michigan University this fall on a soccer scholarship and plans to study education.