Saline Volleyball Team Sweeps Rivals at SEC Red Jamboree

 08/30/2016 - 01:48

Saline went 5-0 at the SEC Jamboree at Bedford Monday.

Saline defeated Skyline, 25-19 and 25-20, Bedford, 25-18 and 26-24, Monroe, 25-23 and 25-19, Huron, 25-20 and 25-15, and Pioneer, 25-14 and 25-9.

Saline improved to 11-0 in the season.

Senior Olivia Sovitch led the attack with 36 kills and  2.5 blocks. Senior Olivia Hesse also landed 23 kills and had six blocks.

The offense flowed through Zoey Ammon, who had 95 assists. She also had 11 kills. Madison Whitfield and Olivia Vance also had 11 kills.

Loftus Fires 78 as Saline Takes 2nd at Brighton Invitational

 08/30/2016 - 01:26

Saline placed second in a matchup of some of Michigan’s best high school golf teams at the Brighton Invitational Monday.

Traverse City West, the reigning state championships, shot 322 to best Saline by three strokes. Host Brighton was third at 337.

Catherine Loftus shot 78 to lead Saline and make the all-tournament team. Stephanie Schick (80), Molly Pribble (81) and Sydney Page (86) completed the scoring for Saline. Marge Wood also golfed, scoring 94.

Saline varsity and junior varsity golf teams face Pioneer at Lake Forest Golf Club Tuesday. Tee-off is at 1 p.m.

Jarvie Scores Game Winner as Saline Beats Marian

 08/30/2016 - 01:17

The Saline varsity Field Hockey team defeated Marian 2-1 Monday to improve to 3-1 on the season.

In a battle of two good teams, Saline struck first. Shannon Reilly set up Bridget Skelly for a goal with 16 minutes left in the half.  Marian tied the game with two minutes to play in the half.

Saline scored the game-winning goal five minutes into the second half when Sierra Hazard set up Hannah Jarvie for the goal

Saline Police Department Hiring Crossing Guards

 08/29/2016 - 16:11

The Saline Police Department is hiring crossing guards.

Click here to for the City of Saline job application. Fill it out and mail it to:  City of Saline, Personnel Department, 100 N. Harris Street, Saline, MI 48176.

Here is the job posting:

Position:  School Crossing Guard      Salary:  $10/per hour (per shift)

Saline Fair Fun Begins with Pet Show, Baseball, Bike Decorating and Parade

 08/29/2016 - 15:54
Following the Parade, watch the Chelsea Monitors Play Old Time Baseball at Henne Field.

The theme of the 2016 Saline Community Fair and the parade is “Proud of the Past, Poised for the Future”, in honor of the City of Saline’s Sesquicentennial. The entering of exhibits will take place on Monday, August 29 from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds at 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor.

Saline Fair Started in the Halls of Union School

 08/29/2016 - 15:37
The fair was held at Henne Field until 1966 when it was moved permanently to the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds.

Started in 1936, the Saline Community Fair was the first community fair in Washtenaw County and was held on November 13, one day only, as a means of showing the projects which the FFA boys had completed during that year. It was sponsored by the Saline Chapter of the Future Farmers of America and the Saline Schools cooperating, and was held in the Union School hallways. In 1944 the Saline Fair was reorganized and incorporated as a non-profit corporation.

Saline Planners Recommend South Monroe Condo Development to City Council

 08/29/2016 - 13:28
Damian Farrell (left) is assisted in presenting his plans by Darby Kolano of Reinhart.

The current plan calls for a 30-unit condominium development consisting of three buildings, each with a 9,690 sq. ft. footprint. The buildings would be identical, containing eight ranch-style two-bedroom units and two small one-bedroom units. There would be access by elevator.

Though Generally Supportive of Hotel Purchase Agreement, City Council Wants More Time to Study

 08/27/2016 - 21:16
(left to right) Greg Kloiber, Jim Haessler, James Junga and Mark Kuykendall make their case for an agreement to buy city land to build a hotel and hardware store.

Most members of Saline City Council seem warm to the idea of paying $225,00 to move DTE powerlines so that developers can build a hotel on Michigan Avenue. But they want more time to study the issue. A decision could be made Sept. 12.

Construction Update: Some Work Will Take Place During MIS Weekend

 08/26/2016 - 14:26

(From City of Saline Manager Todd Campbell)

The MDOT approved Hoffman Bros.’ request to suspend this weekend’s Michigan International Speedway race rules in part.  The MDOT’s revised rules include:  Thursday 8/25: Normal workday until 1 PM, after 1 PM, work can continue, but, no construction equipment to interfere with westbound traffic, Friday 8/26-Normal workday until 1 PM, after 1 PM, work can continue, but, no construction equipment to interfere with westbound traffic, Saturday 8/27-No work, Sunday 8/28- No work and Monday 8/29- Normal workday. 

Gallery: Saline Wins 6 of 9 Events at Huron Relays

 08/26/2016 - 12:51

The Saline girls won six of nine events as they opened their season at the 15th annual Huron Relays Thursday at Ann Arbor Huron.

“I think we swam well and looked pretty good for our first time out. It’s an important meet. We get to see where we stand against some of the best teams in the state,” Saline coach Todd Brunty said. “This meet helps us figure out what we need to work on over the next few months.”

Saline started the day by winning the diving competition, holding off a challenge from a strong Huron team.

Football: Rockford Forfeits, Idling Disapponted Saline Players on Opening Night

 08/25/2016 - 22:01

It won’t be the way the Hornets want to spend opening night, but they’ll get a victory.

Rockford has forfeited their home game against Saline that was to be played Friday.

According to WOODTV, a virus sickened as many as 50 players, coaches and other people connected with the football program.

Saline Farmers Market - Peak Time For Veggies and Fruit

 08/25/2016 - 17:02

Open 8am-noon, Saturdays, Downtown on S. Ann Arbor Street.  Even with the construction many customers come early when the parking is easy, get a cup of coffee and maybe a treat, and wander though the farmers market to buy produce, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, jams, local cheese, eggs and meat, fresh roasted coffee beans, salsa and chips and more.  Maybe even buy a new hot pad or a gift for family or friends.  Beautiful bouquets of cut flowers are available and our customers love them. 

Gallery: Saline Survives Downpour to Beat Stevenson, 2-0

 08/25/2016 - 16:18

After opening with a 1-2 record at a weekend tournament in Canton Saturday, Saline visited perennial powerhouse Livonia Stevenson for its first regulation-time match of the season.

The Hornets survived a torrential first-half downpour to win 2-0 and even their record at 2-2.

Josh Bradin and Cole Larance scored for Saline. Nolan Krause and Quinn Fox split the shutout in goal.

Schick, Loftus Lead Saline at Lenawee Country Club

 08/25/2016 - 14:44
Stephanie Schick shot 39 to lead all golfers Wednesday.

The Saline varsity golf team continued its early season roll, picking up two more victories in the SEC at the Lenawee Country Club Wednesday.

Saline shot 169 to defeat Adrian, 209, and Chelsea, 219.

Stephanie Schick was the top golfer on the day, shooting 39. Catherine Loftus was second overall at 40. Sydney Page shot 44 and Danielle Bunney shot 46 to complete the scoring.

Saline is 4-0 in the SEC.

Photo of the 'Pre-Prix' Conjures Memories of 1980s Saline

 08/25/2016 - 13:59

A time capsule of sorts representing Saline’s past has been installed in Council Chambers at Saline City Hall. It is a photo captured by Dell Deaton in 1986 of mini-Indy race cars speeding down Michigan Avenue near the heart of Saline.

The event, spearheaded by then mayor Donald Shelton was called the “Pre-Prix.” Organizers created a race course downtown by lining the streets with scrap tires bound together with plastic bands.

Saline Rec Center Hiring Lifeguards

 08/24/2016 - 12:23

The Saline Rec Center is looking for aquatic staff for this fall.

Lifeguards are needed to work shifts weekdays between 5:15 am-10 pm and weekends between 6 am-6 pm. Scheduling is very flexible so this is the perfect job for college students, active retirees, adults who are looking for a second job, stay at home parents (there is free child care available during select shifts) and high schoolers.

81st Annual Saline Fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, Includes Pardae, Rodeo, Tractor Pulls, Carnival

 08/24/2016 - 11:04

The 2016 Saline Community Fair will feature many traditional activities as well as several new ones throughout the fair week, August 31 to September 4.  There will be rides only on September 5 and the parade will be held on August 30.  The fair is held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor.  There is an exciting line-up of entertainment all week. Check out all the details at www.salinefair.org.  

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