Sunday, February 19, 2012
Eagles junior Charlie Myers wins regional championship; Falcons David Skochelak and Connor McDill take second places to earn spot in state tournament.
HARRISON TOWNSHIP – Eisenhower junior Charlie Myers had his sights on a regional title. He wasn’t going to go home empty-handed. Myers battled Rochester senior Cody DeVoe in the 171-pound finals on Saturday at the individual wrestling regionals at L’Anse Creuse. Their match went into the fourth tie-breaker period, where Myers escaped to neutral to win the decision 3-2. “There was no way I was going to be held down,” Myers said. “In my head, I said all you got to do is get out of here.” The intensity grew with each overtime period, and each of the two wrestlers was mindful not to make mistakes in the early rounds. The two had wrestled earlier this season, with DeVoe coming out on top. This time, Myers didn’t let DeVoe hit any offense. “(A …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Dakota picked up a pair of victories this week against Stevenson (63-9) and Eisenhower (55-15) high schools.
Dakota High School wrestlers out-pinned their counterparts this week at Stevenson and Eisenhower high schools, pummeling Stevenson 63-9 and Eisenhower 55-15 at the dual meet. Dakota 63-Stevenson 9 160: Josh Burnham, Dak., pinned Zach DeRieu, Stev., 0:22. 171: Jesse Wasilewski, Dak., pinned Amari Coates, Stev., 1:45. 189: Antonio Balabani, Dak., pinned Michael Spasovski, Stev., 2:21. 215: Greg Brohl, Dak., pinned Adel Oro, Stev., 3:38. 285: Curtis Gee III, Stev., pinned Raynard Hegarty, Dak., 0:40. 103: Eddie Dickon, Stev., dec. Sal Caruso, Dak., 5-3. 112: Francis Drogosch, Dak., dec. Jeremy Dalton, Stev., 4-0. 119: Nathan Friese, Dak., pinned Nolan Bayagich, Stev., 0:28. 125: Ryan Karam, Dak., dec. Dominic Patrus, Stev., 6-2. 130: Kyle …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Eagles will play Port Huron at Wayne State on Aug. 25.
Chris Smith’s debut as the head coach of the Eisenhower High School football team will come on a big stage against a familiar foe. Eisenhower will begin the 2012 high school football season by taking on Port Huron in the Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University on Saturday, Aug. 25, according to a press release. Eisenhower advanced to last year’s Division 1 state semifinals. Smith, who was named head coach after the retirement of Bob Lantzy, will lead the Eagles against Port Huron. The Big Reds defeated Eisenhower in the 2011 regular season. This year, Eisenhower and Port Huron will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Tom Adams Field in Wayne State. The Detroit Sports Commission Prep Kickoff Classic formerly was…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Longtime assistant Chris Smith tapped as new Eisenhower head coach.
For decades, the sidelines at Eisenhower High School have belonged to one man—head football coach, Bob Lantzy. He built a storied and winning tradition at the Shelby Township school since the program’s inception, and he shaped the Eagles into one of the state’s elite teams. In 2012, however, the sidelines will belong to another man—new Ike coach Chris Smith. The longtime Eagles’ assistant coach took over the reins in 2012 and did it with a load of enthusiasm. “I am very excited about the opportunity,” Smith said. “This is a premier program, in a great school, with great people, in a great community. How can I not be excited about that?” To the Ike fans in the community, Smith has been a familiar face for the past 15 years, serving as an …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Eisenhower and Utica football are well-represented in 2011 Detroit Free Press All-East Team. Ike's Bob Lantzy named coach, Ike senior Alfonso Vultaggio named captain and Ike junior David Curle named to both All-East and Dream Teams.
Eisenhower High School football coach Bob Lantzy has been selected as coach of the year and Eisenhower senior Alfonso Vultaggio was selected as the captain of the 2011 Detroit Free Press All-East team. In addition, Eisenhower junior offensive lineman David Curle was named to both the Free Press Dream Team and the Free Press All-East team. Other players from Eisenhower and Utica High School that made the Free Press All-East team selection are: FIRST TEAM Offense E: Yousseff Bujaidar School: Eisenhower. Class: Senior. OL: David Curle School: Eisenhower Class: Junior. OL: Ben Schulte School: Eisenhower Class: Senior P/K: Dan Gojcaj School: Eisenhower Class: Senior Defense DL: Alex Maday School: Utica High Class: Senior. DB: Alfonso Vultaggio…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Only coach in program history steps down after leading Eagles to MAC Red Division championship and state semifinals this season.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Offense sputters against Detroit Cass Tech in 6-3 loss on a windy Saturday afternoon.
The wind blew hard, very hard, Sarturday afternoon, making it very difficult for either team to throw the ball effectively. The difference, however, was Cass Tech's ability to run the ball when it needed to, while Eisenhower simply couldn't get any ground attack going. The result was a heartbreaking, 6-3, season-ending loss for the Eagles in the Division 1 state semifinals. Ike had its share of chances, however, including a drive late in the fourth quarter. As was the case for the majority of the contest, the Technicians defense was stout, thwarting the drive and sending the Eagles home one game shy of the Division 1 state finals. All the game's scoring came in the opening half of play. The Eagles took advantage of a bothced Cass Tech punt…
Eagles finish season with 11-2 overall record.
Eisenhower lost to Detroit Cass Tech 6-3 in a Division 1 football state semifinal game Saturday at Troy Athens High School, according to the MHSAA. The Eagles, who won the MAC Red Division championship, were trying for their fifth trip to the state championship game. But Eisenhower could not overcome Cass Tech, which advances to next Saturday’s title game at Ford Field in Detroit to play Novi Detroit Catholic Central. Eisenhower finishes the year with an 11-2 record.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Eagles will try for berth in state championship game when they face Detroit Cass Tech on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Troy Athens High School.
Eisenhower has another team to tackle in its quest for a state high school football championship. Eisenhower will play Detroit Cass Tech on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Troy Athens High School in a Division 1 state semifinal. If the Eagles win, they will advance to the state finals at Ford Field on Nov. 26. Eisenhower is gunning for its fifth trip to the state championship game and its first since 2003. To get there, though, the Eagles must defeat a Detroit Cass Tech team that shut out Warren De La Salle 6-0 in last week’s regional finals. The Technicians are 9-3 overall, and they are led by running back Royce Jenkins Stone, a University of Michigan recruit. Eisenhower, the champion of the MAC Red Division, is 11-1 overall. The Eagles defeated …
Friday, November 11, 2011
FoxSportsDetroit.com has a replay of Eisenhower's regional championship triumph on Friday.
Eisenhower defeated Walled Lake Central 38-21 in a Division 1 regional championship game on Friday, according to the MHSAA. FoxSportsDetroit.com captured all of the action, and you can watch a replay of the game here. Eisenhower advances to the state semifinals next week. The Eagles will play Detroit Cass Tech, which defeated Warren De La Salle 6-0 on Friday.