Catholic League Clash: Semifinal Round Preview

The final three from the Catholic League.

We’re now roughly one week away from Thanksgiving, which means the remaining football teams are exactly one win away from Ford Field.

The Detroit Catholic League remains well represented, with three teams still in the hunt as the semifinals are set to launch.

All games are Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Our Lady of the Lakes cruises past Gabriel Richard for third C-D title

Detroit — Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes coach Josh Sawicki has turned the Lakers into a championship squad in his short tenure. In Sawicki’s first season, the Lakers claimed the C-D Division championship, and this year was more of the same.

Our Lady of the Lakes (9-0) cruised to its third straight championship with a 49-21 win over Riverview Gabriel Richard on Oct. 25 during the Prep Bowl at Ford Field.

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Girls cross country: Fornari lives up to early promise

BROOKLYN – Tessa Fornari saved her best for last.

She won the Division 4 state championship Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, yet said it wasn’t her most important race. Last year’s was.

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Why Kids Quit Sports

“I just can’t take it anymore coach,” a talented but underperforming player named Kate told me a few years back. “I think I am done playing.”

My mind went through all the reasons this might be happening: burnout, other interests, team dynamics, I was too hard on her, the gamut. What could it be?

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