February 20th, 20100DEARBORN — As one of the most successful sports programs in the state's history, Fordson High School has sent players from many positions to play in college.
Sayed (with football) capped off one of the best receiving careers in Fordson history this past week as he agreed to become a preferred walk-on for the University...
February 20th, 20100
A poster being spread around town by promoters
DEARBORN — Knockout Fight Promotions will continue its tour of Dearborn on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Fordson High School in an event designed to showcase the famous Kronk Gym's best young Arab American boxing talent.
Tickets for the event are just ten dollars and VIP tickets are also...
February 13th, 20100DEARBORN — Like many kids growing up in America from Middle Eastern families, Nores Fradi began his athletic career as a soccer player.
Fradi signs scholarship to Central Michigan University for...
January 9th, 20100
The historic Kronk Boxing Gym’s new location in Detroit’s Warrendale district, home to many recent Arab American immigrants, particularly from Iraq.
If there's anyone in the state of Michigan or the United States for that matter who knows a good boxer when he sees one, it's Emanuel Steward.
The Detroit native,...
DEARBORN — What began as a promising playoff season ended in heartbreaking fashion last Friday night as both Dearborn Public Schools football teams dropped first round games, effectively ending their seasons.
Fordson and Edsel Ford, both among the top point-getters in the Michigan High School Athletic Association Playoffs, were...
DEARBORN — It was business as usual for Dearborn Public School teams in 2009 as Edsel Ford, Dearborn, and Fordson all finished with winning records.
The Pioneers fell just short of the playoffs after a tough 25-7 loss to Highland Park last weekend and a 5-4 season, but both the Thunderbirds and Tractors have playoff games at home...
September 30th, 20090DEARBORN — They say most things in sports go in cycles, and for now, the Dearborn Fordson Tractors have firmly established themselves as the top football program in the city.
The Dearborn Fordson defense held Dearborn in check en route to a 35-10 win last Friday night at the Pioneers' newly-renovated football field and...
Going into the 2009 season, the University of Michigan-Dearborn rugby team knew they would have to work harder than ever before to be competitive.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn rugby team moved up one tier in competition in 2009 after winning the State Championship and Division-II, Tier 2 Title last season. The team is...Sports
DEARBORN — Summer is drawing to a close, and while it’s a sad time for many, others can’t help but be excited by the return of football season.
High school football season in Dearborn has always taken on a special significance, especially in regards to the timeless rivalry between cross-town programs Dearborn and Dearborn...
DEARBORN - It's a season of new beginnings for the Dearborn, Dearborn Edsel Ford, and Dearborn Fordson programs as the three high school football teams each move into the newly-created Western Wayne County Blue Division.
And if it turns out anything like last season, there will be plenty of happy football fans in the area as all...Sports
Soccer is the most popular sport on Earth in large part because of its breathtaking individual displays of skill. But when it comes to winning championships, Unis AlHidary knows that nothing beats teamwork.
AlHidary and fellow Michigan Yemen Sports Association player Ismail Nasser would know, as they both won...
He began his college career as the only Palestinian player to ever play Division-I football, and now former Ohio State defensive tackle Nader Abdallah is taking his game to the next level.
Jacksonville Jaguar Nader Abdallah
Abdallah, an undrafted free agent following last month's NFL Draft in New York, signed with the...Sports
After a 4-1 series win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks, there's just one team standing between the Detroit Red Wings and back-to-back Stanley Cups: the Pittsburgh Penguins, their finals opponent in 2008.
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood (L) and Tomas Holmstrom wave to the fans after the Red Wings defeated the...
The Dearborn Stars welcomed the new season at a gathering at the Lebanese American Heritage Club this week. PHOTO: Tariq Abdal Wahid
DEARBORN — The Dearborn Stars' 2008 season was a successful one as they became one of the top teams in the Michigan Premier Soccer League in their first season since 2000.
April 4th, 20090On Sunday, March 15, the St. Mary's College basketball team gathered in Moraga, California, to watch the NCAA basketball tournament's selection show.
Omar Samhan averaged more than 14 points and 9 rebounds for St. Mary's.
Among them was Omar Samhan, their starting center and second-leading scorer. The Gaels had just finished a...
March 28th, 20090DEARBORN — The journey to the State Finals is so difficult that many wrestlers only make it there once in their entire high school careers.
Khodor Hoballah, third from right, of Dearborn High School, took third place in the 160-pound division of the state wrestling championship finals. Photos courtesy of Radwan Hoballah
February 21st, 20090
Ann Arbor Pioneer quarterback Nader Furrha will play for Michigan next year as a preferred walk-on after turning down scholarships from several Division-2 schools. Photo courtesy of Nader Furrha
Growing up across from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Nader Furrha dreamed of playing on the big stage in the Big House in front of more...
December 26th, 20080Coach credits mother as excellent role model for girls
DEARBORN - Becoming a good volleyball player at the high school level is not easy. It takes discipline, commitment, and above all else, hours and hours of practice and hard work.
The Bazzi sisters Sara (center) and Sahar (bottom) grew up playing volleyball together, giving...
November 29th, 20080TROY — As their 2008 football season unfolded, the Dearborn Fordson Tractors probably felt like the luckiest team in the state of Michigan.
Fordson players huddle up during a break in the action at Fordson's state semi-final game with Lake Orion at Troy Athens High School on Nov. 21. PHOTOS: Nick Meyer/TAAN
But from their...
November 22nd, 20080DEARBORN — They've been talking about it all year, and now, the moment is finally here. The Dearborn Fordson football team is just one win away from Ford Field and the Division I State Championship Game.
The Dearborn Fordson Tractors (team on the left), shown here against Dearborn, will make it to a game even bigger than their...
November 15th, 20080With their victory over Detroit Cody last week, the Dearborn Fordson football team has done something that the program hasn’t done since 2003. They’ve made it to the third round of the playoffs.
The Dearborn Fordson football team will have to play with as much intensity and focus as they did earlier in the year against...
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Dearborn High School (7-4)
Last week: Lost to Southfield, 20-17 in overtime
Dearborn Fordson (11-0)
Last week: Beat Detroit Cody, 16-6
This week: Third round of playoffs vs. Detroit Southeastern at home, 7 p.m. Friday
November 1st, 20080DEARBORN — Since they're at a commuter college, the athletic programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn have had a hard time finding success.
Some sports such as hockey have had their share of good seasons, but consistency is hard to come by for many of the other sports.
Just two years into their existence as a sport at UM-D,...
Dearborn High School
(6-3, 4-2 Mega Red)
Last week: Lost to Detroit Country Day, 42-37
Playoffs: at Walled Lake Western, Saturday at 7 p.m.
(8-1, 5-1 Mega Blue)
Last week: Beat Dearborn Heights Crestwood, 53-7
Playoffs: vs. Wyandotte Roosevelt at home, Friday at 7 p.m.
(9-0, 6-0 Mega Red)
October 25th, 20080DEARBORN — Dearborn Fordson football fans have always been a prideful, some might say boastful group, but after surprisingly early exits in the playoffs the past few years, some of that enthusiasm appears to have waned.
A few days ago I was chatting in an auto shop with a couple of former Fordson athletes, both wrestlers and one a...
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