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On Saturday, February 15th, Musa Yahia won indvidual district 15-2 at the 112 weight class. Yahia will compete for regionals this Saturday, February 22nd, at Saline High School. Congratulations Musa! Good luck at regionals!...

2/19/2020

Melvindale captured the program’s eighth consecutive district championship on Thursday night at Garden City. To get it done, the Cardinals dominated the host Cougars 75-6 in the semis and then edged Allen Park 36-34 in the finals of what was Division 2, District 159. The Jaguars had advanced to the district final against Melvindale with a 75-6 victory over Dearborn Divine Child. In the finals, the Cards headed into the second-to-last against Allen Park ahead by a score of 31-28. At 135 pounds, Melvindale’s Faisal Zaim won in a tech fall and secured his team’s district title. The Cards voided in the last match (140) to bring the final score to 36-34. Melvindale earned four victories against the Jags by pin thanks to Diego Sanchez (145), Cody Magard (189), Muaadh Alafifi (112) and Musa Yahia (125). In addition, the Cards’ Nasr Ahmed (119) won in a major decision and his teammate Devin Fannin (171) defeated Thirakan Sasri in a 7-1 decision. For Allen Park, Jack O`Riley (152), Gabe Browne (160) and Marco Muniz (130) each won by pin against Melvindale. The Jags’ Steven McCoy (215) won in a major decision while teammate Brenden Peters (285) edged Ghaith Salem in a 3-2 decision and Jacob Campbell (103) topped the Cards’ Omar Zain in a 7-6 decision. In the semifinal matchup between Melvindale and Garden City, the Cougars voided in nine of the weight classes. The Cards’ Salem (285) and Alafifi (112) both won pin and their teammate Deyab Sadi (103) won in a decision. Ahmed (119) also earned a Melvindale victory when his opponent was unable to wrestle. In the other semifinal on Thursday night, Divine Child voided in nine weight classes against Allen Park. The Jags’ Muniz (130), Steven McCoy (215) and Brenden Peters (285) each won by pin and Kaiden Phillips (125) was victorious for Allen Park in a decision. By winning the district championship, the Cards advanced to the regional round of the state tournament and the squad was set to serve as host of D2, Region 115 on Wednesday night. The Cards were scheduled to face Gibraltar Carlson in the semis and the winner of that match was set to take on either New Boston Huron or Tecumseh for the title....

2/18/2020

Boys Jon Ammori and Shamar Mathews, West Bloomfield: Combined for 24 points in the 65-62 victory over Detroit University Prep. Ahmad Badgett, Southfield Bradford: Had 14 rebounds in the 48-35 victory over Detroit Central. Cameron Burton, Southfield Bradford: Scored 17 points in the win over Central. Malcolm Cain, Detroit University Prep: Led all scorers with 20 points in the 65-62 loss to West Bloomfield. Samuel Carbajal, Melvindale: Paced the Cardinals with 13 points in the 48-35 loss to Allen Park. James Chaney, Warren Mott: Led all scorers with 17 points in the 62-58 victory over Warren Lincoln. Peirce Eaton, Allen Park: Had 18 points and seven rebounds in the 48-35 victory over Melvindale . Alex Estephan, Warren Mott: Posted his first career double-double, 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Lincoln. Jayden Evans, Hemlock: Had 19 points and six rebounds in the 77-27 blowout victory against Saginaw Valley Lutheran. J’Sean Farria, Detroit Cornerstone: Led all scorers with 23 points in the 73-44 win over Detroit Community. Grant Hinterman, Okemos: Finished with a double-double – 14 points and 13 rebounds – in the 51-44 victory over Grand Ledge. Ryan Hurst, West Bloomfield: Led the Lakers with 18 points in their 65-62 win against Detroit University Prep . Yousef Hussein, Dearborn Edsel Ford: Led the Thunderbirds with a double-double – 19 points and 10 steals – in their 66-21 blowout win over Garden City. Brennan Jones and Cameron Sutton, Lake Orion: Scored a combined 21 points in the 47-41 victory over Troy Athens. Jack Kaplan, Dryden: Scored 17 points (10-for-10 free throws) in the 54-45 victory over Armada. Orlando Lovejoy, Romulus Summit Academy North: Had 40 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lift the Dragons past Detroit Cesar Chavez, 74-56. Bo Oyeneyin and DeMarco Thomas, Canton Prep: The duo each put up 13 points in the Chargers’ (2-1) 75-24 victory over Dearborn Heights WISE. Jayland Randall, Harper Woods Chandler Park: Finished strong with 30 points and seven rebounds in the 55-53 edge over Detroit Mumford. Julian and Ronnie Scott, Birmingham Detroit Country Day: The sibling teammates combined for 28 points in the loss to St. Clair Shores South Lake, 54-53. Trey and Troy West, Warren Fitzgerald: The sibling teammates combined for 21 points in the 41-28 victory over Sterling Heights. Alando Williams, Novi: Paced the Wildcats with 15 points in their 62-46 loss to Troy. Devan Wilson, Grand Ledge: Led all scorers with 19 points in the 51-44 loss to Okemos. Luke Wisniewski, Canton Prep: Led all scorers with 21 points in the 75-24 victory over WISE Academy. James Wright, Romulus Summit Academy North: Had 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over Detroit Cesar Chavez. ...

12/31/2019

Hannah Drys, a member of the MHS Varsity Bowling Team, bowled in the Junior Gold Qualifier at Skore Lanes for a chance to qualify to bowl in the Championship in Las Vegas in July. Not only did she qualify, she came in 1st place in her division! This is a huge achievement for young bowlers and it will be a nationally televised event....

11/7/2019

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Sometimes, high school sports can be really great, even if a game is played in a soaking autumn rain storm with the temperature reading 45 degrees. Just ask the Melvindale boys soccer team. Despite the unfavorable conditions on Wednesday night at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s stadium, a hurricane could have not put a damper on the enthusiastic celebration the Cardinals had after a 4-1 overtime win over Fenton in the Division 2 state semifinals. For the first time ever, Melvindale (16-3-2) is going to a soccer state championship game. The Cardinals continue their season at noon on Saturday at Novi High School and will face undefeated Grand Rapids Forest Hill Northern (22-0-1). “This is big,” Melvindale coach Tomas Belba said. “This is huge. This is the first time ever we’re going to the state finals so it’s -- I mean, there are no words to describe how I feel right now. All hard work to those boys. Thanks to Fenton for playing a great game. “State finals, baby.” In the cold October evening, the Cardinals players and coaches could bask in the warmth of victory as Melvindale students poured onto the field and lifted up players into the air. Chants of “Melvindale” rang out repeatedly. “Oh my god, it’s crazy,” said senior Carlos Huerta, who netted two goals on the night. “I love our city. They always come and support no matter what. I bet you we could play in Texas and they would still all come and support us. I love this community.” Melvindale was able to make history thanks to scoring three goals in the two mandatory overtime periods. Entering the first overtime period tied with Fenton (16-6-1), 1-1, Melvindale senior Abdul Hafed Omer scored off of a corner kick from fellow senior Alhasan Yahya in the sixth minute to put Melvindale up 2-1. With 6.6 seconds left in the first overtime period, it was Yahya’s turn to score as he found the back of the net on a great individual effort. where he beat a defender just beyond midfield and then rifled a shot in off the goalie for a goal, making it 2-1 and sending the Melvindale fans into a frenzy in the stands. “We felt it at the end of the second half,” Belba said. "We felt it. It was coming, it was coming, it was coming. It was just pure, pure hard work Huerta, who scored the opening goal of the game in the first half, bookended the game with his second goal of the night with 5:16 left to play in the second overtime period. “It feels amazing,” Huerta said. “I worked very hard freshman year, sophomore year, the whole high school career for this moment. Thankfully, I made two goals and helped my team out.” Melvindale did not get many chances to create offense in the first half but they made sure to make the most of its best opportunity. Huerta was running down the right side and took a long pass from Alhasan Yahya. Controlling the pass in stride on one touch, Huerta let it rip from 25 yards out. Although Fenton goalie Gannon Welch got his hands on the ball, it still found the back of the net. “(Alhasan) always lifts his head up at the end,” Huerta said. “He’d seen me and I made the run. When I made the run, just he set me up perfectly, one touch.” Melvindale took a 1-0 lead into the half, despite a strong start from Fenton. Melvindale goalie Julian Castillo was forced to make big saves early and throughout the opening half. “Best goalie in the state,” Belba shouted. “I don’t know how else to put it. He’s amazing, man. He puts in more work than any of us. It pays off. Pays off. Great save right in crucial times too and, you know, it worked in our favor.” Yet, Fenton’s persistence paid off as the Tigers got on the board with 26:05 left in regulation. Jimmy Myer took a cross along the ground and buried the one-timed shot in from 10 yards out, tying the game at 1-1. Melvindale was able to raise its intensity after the Fenton goal as the play was more even through the rest of regulation. “Fenton got one in and then we had to step our game up from an eight to a 15,” Belba said. “We had to double up the work and here we go. All the hard work, I love it.” Fenton made it to the semifinals for only the second time ever and first since 2016, but heads home short of a state title once again. “It’s just about the fact that, come tomorrow, we got to go home and we don’t get to be with each other,” Fenton coach Matt Sullivan said. “You learn from that. Next year, they’ll work even harder to make it last even longer. That’s all you can do.”...

10/31/2019

The Melvindale Varsity Volleyball team finished 2nd in the Western Wayne Athletic Conference for the 2019-2020 season. This finish is the team's best league finish since the 2006-2007 school year. Congratulations Lady Cardinals!...

10/30/2019

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