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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Instant Feedback - Finals Friday

Some thoughts from District final Friday on the prep boys basketball scene
My main man, Drew Holinski was on his game B.J. Armstrong-style for the Brother Rice Warriors, dropping a 16-point, five-dime, five-board performance in a win against Southfield-Lathrup and leading TEAM WAHOO to its second consecutive district title
After turning in only the second losing season of his 27-year career on the bench, Birmingham Roeper head coach Ernie Righetti went all JOHN WOODEN and painted a silver lining on the disappointing campaign by corralling his 9th career district championship when his team pulled the upset over Detroit City. This is the first time Righetti has beaten City, a squad that has traditionally proved a thorn in his side in the state tournament, bumping the Roughriders off in the post-season on three previous occasions. 
Speaking of great coaching jobs, Robert Rogers (Pontiac), John Hall (RH Adams), George Porritt (OL St. Mary's), Dennis Hopkins (AH Oakland Christian), Kurt Keener (Birmingham DCD) and Dan Fife (Clarkston) all brought home some more hardware and raised another district title banner for their respective schools Friday night. For Hopkins this is four in a row, for Fife it's an eye-popping 18th straight!!!!! Way to go fellas!!!!
Kellen, Joey, Danny, Ross, Troy and the rest of the NDP cage crew, CAN U SAY 3-PEAT?
The GRIDIRON GANG was out in force for the Novi Detroit CC Shamrocks in their 43-38 defeat of Canton in a Class A district final, making it possible for head coach Bill Dyer to claim stake to his third district crown in the past four years. Buffalo-bound defensive lineman Brandon Tammaro, the 'Rocks second-year starting center, collected a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds and drilled six consecutive free throw in the game's final 50 seconds to wrap up the victory. Junior Matt Doneth, the team's third-year starting power forward, who is also a Division I football prospect at the tight end position, was his usual nails-tough self in the paint, scoring 11 points and snagging nine boards.


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