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Wednesday's Sports Memories

APRIL 17

1974

Ken and Dave Hill take over first in doubles in Monroe Men's Bowling Tournament.

Gary Player wins Masters golf title for second time.

1984

Dundee's Lana Nabozny pitches 13-0 softball one-hitter.

Pete Rose gets 4,000th career hit.

Quick Adjustment: Whiteford's VanBrandt a starter as a freshman

1994

Jason Alston of Jefferson selected to play in Basketball Coach's Association of Michigan All-Star Game.

Michael Jordan leading Class AA Birmingham Barons with .304 batting average and four stolen bases.

2004

Rick Morais goes 5-for-7 in Airport doubleheader sweep of River Rouge.

St. Mary Catholic Central graduate Sarrah Palmer smashes three hits for Concordia University softball team.

2014

Former Airport star Debbie (Love) Sexton passes away at age of 52.

Haleigh Kimble logs five hits, including two home runs, and 7 RBI in Dundee doubleheader sweep.

Monroe players Kyleigh Carter, Merin Merkle and Ally Younglove (left to right) try to keep their emotions in check as they line up to shake hands following a 2-1 loss to Woodhaven Tuesday in the semifinals of the Division 1 District at Monroe.
Monroe players Kyleigh Carter, Merin Merkle and Ally Younglove (left to right) try to keep their emotions in check as they line up to shake hands following a 2-1 loss to Woodhaven Tuesday in the semifinals of the Division 1 District at Monroe.

2023

Freshmen Keegan Stefko and Owen Kostoff deliver walk-off hits in Jefferson baseball sweep.

Defender Merin Merkle shines as Monroe girls soccer wins SMCC Invitational.

APRIL 10

1974

Paul Peters takes over second at Mornoe Men's Bowling Tournament with 679.

New York Yankees playing at Shea Stadium while Yankee Stadium is being renovated.

1984

Jason Howard of Monroe wins state 12-under racquetball title.

Bedford earns baseball win on Joe Fuleky's two-out RBI single in seventh inning.

More: Five new coaches take reins for Region high school baseball teams

1994

Cecil Fielder clubs two homers in Detroit Tiger victory.

Golfer Jose Maria Olazabal wins the Masters.

2004

Terry Nelson steps down as Erie Mason basketball coach after 17-6 season.

Chelsea Brancheau throws shutout and drives in game's only run in Ida's 1-0 softball win.

2014

Brett Chinavarre drives in four runs as Jefferson baseball opens season with 12-1 win over Blissfield.

Erika Yancey has three hits, including a home run, in New Boston Huron’s softball opener.

Andrew Hollinger of Bedford greeted by his head coach Jordan Bollin, teammates Griffin Wolf (left) and Simon Eighmey (right) after reaching 1,000 career points Friday night. Bedford beat Monroe 63-47.
Andrew Hollinger of Bedford greeted by his head coach Jordan Bollin, teammates Griffin Wolf (left) and Simon Eighmey (right) after reaching 1,000 career points Friday night. Bedford beat Monroe 63-47.

2023

Andrew Hollinger and coach Jordan Bollin of Bedford honored on AP All-State Boys Basketball Team.

Lauren Doane earns the first two wins of her career as Dundee softball sweeps doubleheader.

APRIL 3

1974

Bob McAdoo scores 23 points as Buffalo Braves top Boston Celtics in NBA playoff game.

Joe Coleman earns pitching win in Detroit Tiger exhibition game.

1984

Patrick Ewing leads Georgetown to 84-75 win over Houston for NCAA basketball championship.

Detroit Tiger pitcher Jack Morris scheduled to start in season opener against Minnesota.

More: Five new coaches take reins for Region high school baseball teams

1994

Mickey Tettleton belts homer in Detroit Tiger exhibition game.

Kirk Gibson, 36, on opening day roster of Detroit Tigers.

2004

Detroit Tigers trade Cody Ross to Los Angeles Dodgers for Steve Colyer.

Justin Clark throws two-hitter with 11 strikeouts as Bedford wins baseball opener.

2014

SMCC’s Brian Hughes named Monroe County Region Hockey Coach of the Year.

Doug Pollard wins both hurdle races and runs on two winning relays as Airport boys win track and field opener.

Bedford graduate Joey Wiemer was surrounded by family and friends for his Major League debut at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago Saturday.
Bedford graduate Joey Wiemer was surrounded by family and friends for his Major League debut at historic Wrigley Field in Chicago Saturday.

2023

Bedford graduate Joey Wiemer called up to Milwaukee Brewers.

Two-time Monroe County Region Girls Tennis Player of the Year Marisa Rostash transfers from SMCC to Monroe High.

MARCH 27

1974

Lloyd Knapp of Monroe bowls in 43rd annual American Bowling Congress Tournament.

Bob Lanier (25), Stu Lantz (21) and Dave Bing (20) all top 20 points in Detroit Pistons win.

1984

Ron Greenleaf of Milan has :47.97 clocking in 100-yard freestyle, fastest in Region swimming history.

Manager Mark Hall's Steve's Tavern team finishes unbeaten season in Monroe Recreation volleyball.

More: Whiteford's Hubbard to join national hall of fame for coaches

1994

Erin Gregoire of SMCC to continue volleyball career at Madonna University.

Monroe graduate Brian Smith goes 3-for-4 in University of Toledo baseball win.

2004

Erie Mason's Dustin Meisner voted Monroe County Region Boys Swimmer of the Year.

Kyle Schroeder of Milan named Monroe County Region Boys Diver of the Year.

2014

Josh Tropea of Milan named Monroe County Region Boys Basketball Coach of the Year.

SMCC will moved down from Class B to Class C for 2014-15 season.

Summerfield head coach Mickey Moody hugs senior Destanee Smith after she fouls out in the Division 4 Regional final against Fowler at Summerfield Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Summerfield head coach Mickey Moody hugs senior Destanee Smith after she fouls out in the Division 4 Regional final against Fowler at Summerfield Thursday, March 9, 2023.

2023

Mickey Moody of Summerfield named Monroe County Region Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Dundee track and field teams to run home meets at Summerfield because of construction of its track.

MARCH 20

1974

Johnny Orr of Michigan named Big Ten basketball Coach of the Year.

Gordie Howe named World Hockey Association Player of the Year.

Monroe News Sports Memories
Monroe News Sports Memories

1984

Gibraltar Carlson graduate Tracy Richardson drives in six runs in baseball doubleheader for Olivet College.

Flat Rock's John Martin pitches inning of scoreless relief in Detroit Tiger exhibition game.

1994

Karen Hagan bowls 299 game and 699 series to win A Division Singles in Monroe Women's Bowling Association City Tournament.

Liz Renius and Emily Konczal of Bedford named to Class A All-State volleyball team.

More: Milan becomes a 'bowling school'

2004

Erie Mason's Kyle Upchurch named Region basketball Player of the Year.

Flat Rock's Andy Mangin is Region basketball Coach of the Year.

2014

Thomas Lindeman scores 8 key points as Milan boys basketball moves into state semifinals.

Paige Villemure of Flat Rock named Monroe County Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Andrew McCarthy of Monroe (right) gets tanled up with Bedford's  Andrew Hollinger in a District Tournament game at Monroe High  on March 23, 2021.
Andrew McCarthy of Monroe (right) gets tanled up with Bedford's Andrew Hollinger in a District Tournament game at Monroe High on March 23, 2021.

2023

Andrew Hollinger of Bedford named Monroe County Region Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Riley DeSarbo scores four times as SMCC lacrosse opens with 11-9 win over Ypsilanti Lincoln.

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