Blue Devils to contend for title

Grosse Pointe South’s girls hockey team was getting ready to face two-time defending state champ Mercy in its state semifinal before the Michigan High School Athletica Association pulled the plug on the remainder of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. Head coach Hailee Craig had her Blue Devils playing their best of the season during their state playoff run. The […]

ULS eyes wins

The University Liggett School boys hockey team heads into the season as a defending regional champion. Head coach Mike Maltese and his staff pulled a couple of huge upsets last year in the regional, beating U-D Jesuit 5-3 and city rival Grosse Pointe South 4-3. “Going to be an interesting year that’s for sure,” Maltese said. “Hopefully we last long […]

Norsemen field improved team

Last year was a less-than-glorious one for the Grosse Pointe North girls hockey team. A long losing streak was the culprit as a lack of veterans put a lot of newcomers on the ice for head coach Casey Quick and assistant coach Emma Yee. This season, seniors Mia Cassar (goalie) and Erin Murphy (center), look to give the Norsemen a […]

Knights field a lot of firepower

Last year’s run to a state title ended premature for the University Liggett School girls hockey team under then first-year head coach Gregory Paddison. This year, the Knights return 16 players from last year’s team that finished with a 21-6-0 record and ranked No. 3 in the state. The seniors this season are Kendall Zinn, Gabby Anubigian and Reese Martin; […]

November 19, 2020

Blue Devils split in regional

It was in the script. The Grosse Pointe South girls volleyball team gutted out a win over division foe Utica in a Division 1 regional semifinal at Utica Ford High School early last week. The Chieftains beat the Blue Devils twice during the regular season, and both matches were close. Everyone expected the same close, hard fought battle yet again […]

North tests new gridiron helmet

Football is an aggressive game, but arguably the most popular in the United States. It’s also one of the most physically demanding games, and one with the potential for concussions due to players who don’t tackle the right way or the contact at the line of scrimmage when a play starts. Riddell Sports Group is an American company specializing in […]

Veterans lead Blue Devils

Grosse Pointe South boys hockey team has some unfinished business this season. Last winter, the Blue Devils were upset by city rival University Liggett School in a Division 3 regional championship game. Head coach Paul Moretz will use that learning experience to fuel his Blue Devils in the 2020-21 campaign. His assistant Nate Reilly and manager Kurt Strehlke add a […]

Watch progress

The Grosse Pointe North boys hockey team made progress last season under new head coach Rob Blum. As year his second season starts, Blue believes his Norsemen can take another step in the right direction. Look for returning senior forwards Dominic Vitale, Connor Troost, Tyler Richardson, Ethan McCormick and Tim Cleland to provide veteran leadership, while returning junior forwards Evan […]

Miriam Bens


Miriam “Mimi” Bens (nee Shapllo) of Southbury, Conn., passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at home. The former wife of Elias Kole and widow of Frederick Bens, she was 87. Miriam was born May 6, 1933, in Manhattan, a daughter of Edip and Nadideh (nee Hairjo) Shapllo. She graduated from high school in New Jersey. At […]