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Thursday, 2017 May 25th

Those in attendance at the Saline Area Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday night witnessed a substantial presentation outlining several of the advanced curricular and extra curricular program options at Saline High School.

Principal David Raft introduced students from several groups who have been taking advantage of the forward-thinking offerings to gain skills and knowledge that they will use well beyond graduation.


It was a game that will go down in Canton Chiefs Lacrosse lore.

And one Saline would rather forget.

Under a steady drizzle, Saline built a 9-2 lead on Canton eight minutes into the second quarter of Wednesday’s regional semifinal game at Canton High School. But the Chiefs stormed backed to win 13-11.

Canton advanced to next week’s regional final against Plymouth.

Saline finished the season with a 14-6 record.


One week after winning their seventh straight SEC Red championship, the Saline boys’ track  and field team returned to action and won their seventh straight regional championship.

Saline finished with 145.5 points, ahead of Pioneer (109) and Monroe (85).

In this neck of the woods, seven straight regional trophies qualifies as a bona fide dynasty.

Saline coach Al Leslie said it was a remarkable accomplishment. He was pleased to see the boys reveling in their victory as they ran the regional trophy around the track.


Wednesday, 2017 May 24th

Saline split a doubleheader with Northville Tuesday, winning 3-0 and losing 2-0.

It’s the second loss in as many doubleheaders for a team that began the season going 28-1. The Hornets are now 30-3.

In the victory, Cole Daniels scattered two hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out three. Justin Flanagan pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one.


Saline Boy Scout Troop 400 serves breakfast at the Saline Firehouse on Memorial Day.

The annual breakfast is held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the firehouse, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Harris Street.

Suggested donations are $5 per person or $20 for a family.

Proceeds from the breakfast help offset costs of summer camp for scouts in Troop 400.

The scouts are serving pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee donated by Carrigan Cafe.


Saline pays tribute to America’s fallen soldiers during Memorial Day activities Monday.

The annual Saline Memorial Day parade and service returns to Michigan Avenue and Oakwood Cemetery. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Harris Street and Michigan Avenue. It will proceed to Oakwood Cemetery for a ceremony and speeches.


Warrensburg, Mo. -- Minna Marie Marchlewski has earned a spot on the University of Central Missouri Dean's List. She attained a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99 to make the list.


The Pittsfield Township Farmers Market will kick off its fifth summer season on Thursday, June 1. Shoppers may visit every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. for fresh, local produce along with specialty items such as pasture-raised meats, farm eggs, baked goods, wine, potted and cut flowers, specialty pasta, and artisan crafts.

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The Red Apple Opera Company's second season production of "Fruits of Labor: Change in the Park" was presented May 12-13 at Liberty School Theater. Children and woodland animals worked together in "Fruits of Labor" and learned that cooperation, caring and compassion are the ultimate rewards! 
The Red Apple Opera Company is a children's opera workshop for grades  3-7 through Saline Area Schools Community Education Program.
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Amanda Coy, a junior at Saline High School, was presented with the U.S.


Tuesday, 2017 May 23rd

Freshman Emily Eitzman scored the hat trick and seniors Sydney Jarvela, Marley Duerst and Alyssa Stavros each scored twice as Saline defeated Monroe 10-0 Tuesday night at Saline High School.

Senior Bethany Balint scored Saline’s other goal in a game that was called at halftime due to the mercy rule.


The Saline varsity boys’ golf team placed third on Monday at Pierce Lake Golf Course in Chelsea for the SEC Invitational. The event finishes off the conference’s regular season by putting serious points up for grabs in one final tournament for the conference title.

Skyline won the tournament and the seasons title, followed by Chelsea who finished second in the tournament and second in points.

Going into the event, the Hornets were fourth in points, but after a strong showing they were able to move into third place in the final standings.


School officials hope that removing Planned Parenthood from the equation will help depoliticize the discussion about sex education curriculum at Saline High School


Two Saline rowing teams won their races at the Scholastic Rowing Association of Michigan Championship Regatta in Grand Rapids May 20.

Overall, the Saline girls team placed third in the hunt for the state championship.

The Saline Women's Lightweight 4 team won gold. Sierra Fancher (bow), Morgan Bergren, Fay Hargrove, Emma Frick (stroke) and Sara Cook (cox) competed for Saline.


Monday, 2017 May 22nd

Austin Watson scored the first and last goal of the game as Nashville beat Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.

Watson, whose family resides in Saline, and the Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they'll face the winner of the Pittsburgh-Ottawa series. Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champion, leads 3 games to 2.

Here's the goal that opened scoring:


On senior night at the Saline softball diamond, it was a couple sophomores who lifted Saline to victory.

Ashley Heren singled past shortstop to give score Kelsey Alexander in the bottom of the eighth as Saline beat Dexter 6-5.

The Hornets split the doubleheader with Dexter, who won the first game, 3-2 in eight innings.

Between the games, Saline honored seniors Emily Baldus, Olivia Darmos, Anna-Jo Stuart and Amanda Enners.

Maquette of house designed by student in Young Architects Camp

If you’re looking for artsy, fun activities for your kids and teens to do this summer, look no further than Saline’s new Salt Valley Arts!!  The new arts center is staffed by a number of teachers from the former Two Twelve Arts Center, and is carrying on the tradition of summer camps and classes.  Come paint a fairy door, learn Zentangle basics, make a map of Michigan using string and nails, or sign your kids and youth up for one of our many summer camps.  

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After hearing from the public at a meeting and in an online survey, the Saline Area Schools district has abandoned the proposal to have Planned Parenthood connected with its sex education curriculum at Saline High School.

The district has canceled the second public hearing, which was set for May 30, on the proposal. Instead the district will host a community conversation on the issue at 6 p.m. in the media center at Liberty School.


(Submitted by Marci Cameron)

Take a tour of Saline and explore the world through reading!

On Saturday, June 10, families and individuals of all ages are encouraged to travel to any of 11 little libraries.  Get your very own Passport to the World of Books stamped along the way.  Ride your bike, walk, jog, walk your dog or drive (sorry, no trains or planes available!)

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Sunday, 2017 May 21st

Saline defeated Okemos 12-11 in sudden death overtime to win the regional championship trophy and advance to the state finals tournament, June 2-3 at Hudsonville High School, with a high seed.

The Hornets scored two goals in the final minute of the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. In the second overtime, Cassie Anderson scored an improbable “Hail Mary” goal as time expired, to send the game to the sudden death overtime where Anderson scored her eighth goal of the game to give Saline the win.