If your students are among those with vacation through Jan. 7, here are 10 things they can do in and around Macomb Township to keep busy.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
School is out and the kids are full of holiday energy. Here are 10 things you can do as a family in and around Macomb Township.
"And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again ... " Whether its Bing Crosby or Johnny Mathis singing those words, most of us can agree there's more than a little truth in them. If the kids are still running on a sugar high from this weekend's holiday revelry, here are a 10 ways to help them burn off the excess energy while still enjoying time as a family: 1. Movies Catch a kid-friendly film like Monsters, Inc. 3D or The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at nearby MJR Partridge Creek or Chesterfield Crossing Cinemas. Price: Matinee shows, from noon to 6 p.m., are $5. Super Saver shows before noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $4.50. 2. Indoor Waterpark The Macomb Township Recreation Center's Aquatic Center is the closest thing…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Marah Pugh finishes as high as second place against top competitors in North Carolina.
Sophomore year is going very well for Dakota High swimmer Marah Pugh, who became a state champion in November and a second-place national finisher this week at a YMCA Championship Meet in Greensboro, NC. Pugh, competing for the Macomb Family YMCA Marlins, was the runner-up Thursday afternoon in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:26.76. Thirty-two other young women from around the country qualified for that event. The 16-year-old finished nearly as high in three other races, earning points daily during four days of indoor competition that ended Thursday: Pugh, who also competed in the YMCA Nationals last April, is a varsity swimmer at Dakota. She won the 500-yard freestyle in last fall's Division 1 state finals at …
Monday, December 26, 2011
School is out and the kids are full of energy. Here are 10 things you can do as a family in the local area.
"And mom and dad can hardly wait for school to start again ... " Whether its Bing Crosby or Johnny Mathis singing those words, most of us can agree there's more than a little truth in them. If the kids are still running on a sugar high from this weekend's holiday revelry, here are a 10 ways to help them burn off the excess energy while still enjoying time as a family: 1. Movies Catch a kid-friendly film like Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked or Happy Feet Two at MJR Partridge Creek or Chesterfield Crossing Cinemas. Price: MJR Partridge Creek – matinee shows noon-6 p.m., $5 2. Indoor Waterpark The Macomb Township Recreation Center's Aquatic Center is the closest thing this area has to an indoor waterpark. Life guards are always on duty, …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Sophomore Marah Pugh also finished second in the 200 free, and L'Anse Creuse North's Taylor Zablocki placed fourth in diving.
Dakota sophomore Marah Pugh won the Division 1 state championship in the 500-yard freestyle on Saturday at Eastern Michigan University. Pugh took first in the 500 free with a time of four minutes and 55.54 seconds at the state swimming and diving finals. Pugh also finished second in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.11 to earn all-state honors in both events. L’Anse Creuse North junior Taylor Zablocki placed fourth in the diving competition with a score of 409.75. Coaches, athletic directors and parents can submit results, highlights and photos by emailing email@example.com.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Dakota sophomore Marah Pugh enters meet with top time in 500 free.
Dakota and L’Anse Creuse North athletes will compete in the Division 1 swimming and diving finals this weekend at Eastern Michigan University. Dakota sophomore Marah Pugh enters the state finals with the top time in the 500 yard freestyle. Her time is 4:57.62. She is seeded second with a time of 1:53.12 in the 200 free. Pugh also will compete in the 200 freestyle relay along with Hannah Scruggs, Nicole Kreager and Sierra Wilson. Taylor Zablocki of L’Anse Creuse North will compete in the diving competition. Coaches, athletic directors and parents can submit results, highlights and photos by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Chippewa Valley board of education presented the Chippewa Valley and Dakota high school girls swim and dive teams with certificates of recognition Nov. 7.
Boasting team championships, state qualifiers and possible All Americans, the Chippewa Valley and Dakota high school girls swim and dive teams have accomplished much this season. The Chippewa Valley board of education recognized these accomplishments Nov. 7, awarding certificates of recognition to the more than two dozen Big Red and Dakota swimmers and divers in attendance. "You are truly an exemplary group of young athletes," said Ron Roberts, Chippewa Valley superintendent. "You are the reason why people hold our school district in such high regard. Thank you for your dedication to your team and to each other, our entire school community can be proud of everything you have accomplished" Roberts added notes of thanks to teams' coaches and…
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 email@example.com 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 …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Local swimmers compete in Ypsilanti at the Michigan 14 & Under Long Course State Championship Swim Meet at Eastern Michigan University.
A dip in a cool pool is more than just a favorite summer pastime for some local kids. Seventeen swimmers represented the Utica Shelby Swim Club (USSC) at the Michigan 14 & Under Long Course State Championship Swim Meet at Eastern Michigan University this weekend. Athletes from Utica, Shelby Township, Macomb Township and Rochester were among the fastest 600 swimmers in the state competing for top honors. Individual and relay top 16 finishes for USSC were recorded by Savannah Brennan, PJ Desmet, Andrew Fick, Mark Galui, Joe Gazzarato, Jacob Huttenlocher, Amanda Hudson, Michael Hudson, Austin Kinglsey, Ethan Kingsley, Grace Lewis, Bianca Licari, Sofia Pizzo, Colton Richardson and Sean Scott. Joe Gazzarato, Michael Hudson, Austin Kingsley and …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Pugh duo makes big splash for Cougars
Hannah Pugh Where does one begin to list the swimming and academic honors for Dakota High School senior Hannah Pugh? Starting at the Division 1 state meet, Pugh placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:02.2 and sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:06.57. This marks the third year in a row that she is an all-state swimmer, and she is a six-time all-state athlete — not an easy or common feat in any high school sport. Both of those times were personal bests for Hannah for a good day in the Oakland University pool. Closer to home, the senior captain was also named the Macomb Area Conference White Division Swimmer of the Meet, and made the All-County First Team and All-County Dream Team. Outside of the pool, she holds a 3.9…