Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Knight boys, girls extend winning streaks.
How about a high-five for the Shrine girls? The Lady Knights won the cross country regional championship -- just as they’ve done five years running. Shrine placed five girls among the top ten Saturday for a low score of 24, well ahead of Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, who had 82 apiece. Morgan Button ran the 5-kilometer course at Goodells County Park near Port Huron in 20:08, placing second of 59 runners. Madelyne Luddy (4th/21:01), Grace Nagle (6th/21:04), Gabby Schmidt (7th/21:16) and Clare Romano (10th/21:19) gave Shrine a pack up front. Not to be outdone, the Shrine boys also won the regional championship – their third in a row. Ben Kendell led all finishers at 16:20, while Matt Arce (4th/…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Girls' race features three-team battle which goes down to wire
By a razor-thin margin, Royal Oak Shrine’s girls’ cross-country team captured its second Catholic League title in three years Saturday at Kensington Metropark near Milford. Shrine placed its top five runners in the first 17 and finished with a low total of 51 points. Last year’s champion, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, had 53, and this year’s regular-season champion, Allen Park Cabrini was third with 54. “We knew it would be close, but Wow!” Shrine coach Wright Wilson said. “We really got a gutsy race from our girls. Going into the third mile, which was the toughest part of the course, we were probably not ahead, but everyone dug deep and finished strong, and things turned into our favor.” Morgan Button was Shrine’s top finisher, placing …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Knights' Ben Kendell finishes first in Saturday's competition.
Royal Oak Shrine High School's cross country teams placed in the top 5 Saturday at the 2011 Catholic League Cross Country Championships at Kensington Metro Park in Milford. The course is one of the more challenging with rolling terrain and steep grades. The Shrine Knight girls finished in third place, while the boys came in at fourth. Ben Kendell (18:12) and Matt Sutton (18:20) beat all competitors in the boys race finishing first and second. Madelyne Luddy (21:37) led the girls with a fifth place finish. Coach Wright Wilson was pleased with the results. "All of our girls finished in the top 20 and our boys grabbed a first and second," he said. "We're pretty happy with that.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Royal Oak High School junior Max Benoit finished in 22nd place at the Oakland County Championships at Kensington MetroPark.
Royal Oak Patch reader Brian Vier shared his video of the Varsity Boys Oakland County Championships at Kensington MetroPark on Saturday. Congratulations to junor Max Benoit (17:08) who finsihed 22nd. See complete Oakland County Championships results. Do you have photographs or video of a Royal Oak school or other community event? We'd love to publish them. Send your photos and video to email@example.com. Please include names (first and last) of individuals, place and date when photographs were taken.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Ravens varsity girls place 26th, varsity boys place 14th.
It was summer-like day for a 5K run at Kensingston Metropark, in Milford, MI for the Oakland County Championships. The Royal Oak High School Ravens varsity girls scored 724 points to finish in 26th place. In the boys race, Max Benoit led the boys varsity harriers finishing 14th. The boys' team scored 371 points.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
More than 100 people come to Quickstad Park for high school, middle school and open races.
When Royal High School and Royal Oak Shrine met at Quickstad Park on Tuesday, the outcomes were split: the Knights took the girls race 22-33 and Ravens won the boys race 24-32. But the competition didn't stop there. Following the 5K races, there were 2-mile, 1-mile and a 1/4-mile "Raven Run" race with teams from Shrine Academy and Our Lady of LaSalette in Berkley as well as Royal Oak Middle School’s intramural program. About 120 people participated in all five races. Running Day is the brainchild of Ravens coaches Ryan Piippo and David Barnett to introduce the community to the lifelong sport of running.
High school, junior high and open races on tap at Quickstad Park.
For runners at Royal Oak High School and Royal Oak Shrine, Tuesday’s cross-country meet is more than just the next race on the schedule. Not only will the Ravens and Knights get a chance to continue their friendly intra-city rivalry, both squads are teaming up to promote the sport on “Running Day in Royal Oak.” The respective schools will square off at 4:30 p.m. on the Ravens’ home course at Quickstad Park, to the east of the school, with 5-kilometer races for the high school girls followed by the boys at 5 p.m. The two teams met last year on Shrine’s course at Memorial Park, splitting the two meets (Royal Oak boys and Shrine girls were the victors). Each of the four teams took home a second-place trophy from the Center Line Schoensee …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Football looks to better matchup, girls golf winning, cross-country posts best times and more.
Highlights of what’s happening in Royal Oak High School varsity sports: A 49-14 loss on the road to Lake Orion on Friday night brings the Ravens' record to 1-4, but head football coach Jeff Hill is focused on the progress his players are making on the field. “We played good defense,” Hill said of his team’s performance against Lake Orion. “We held them scoreless for a quarter and a half, but some mistakes toward the end of the second quarter allowed them to score 14 points.” Still working his plan of implementing fundamentals and improving each player’s football mentality, Hill is seeing improvement. “Our kids are playing better and their technique is improving each week,” he said. The tough schedule the Ravens are working through is set …