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Saturday, 2013 May 18th


In 2012 the Saline Hornets girls’ track and field team won the regional by 83 points. This year, Lady Hornets won by 114 points – outscoring second place Pioneer, 190-76, en route to Saline’s third straight MHSAA Division 1 regional championship.

The Hornets won in sprints, distance runs, hurdles, throwing and relays. Saline won in every area except jumping, where they finished third.

The Hornets came in as heavy favorites. Head coach Brian Boze credits the team’s seniors for helping the team stay focused and meet the great expectations.


All you need to do is look at seniors like Andrew Kitto and Tyler Palka to understand how the Saline Hornets won their third straight regional track and field championship, even though they never won a single individual event and they won just a single relay.

Kitto, who normally runs four events for the Hornets, is struggling with an injury and was limited to just one event at Friday’s regional at Saline High School, which Saline won with 122 points (Pioneer was second with 96.5 points).

Friday, 2013 May 17th

Saline High School senior Mary Hanna won the top flight of individual regional championship at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park and is returning to the MHSAA Division 1 state tournament, according to a story posted by's Sports Director Pete Cunningham. But she's going alone, as her Lady Hornets team fell a point shy of qualifying for the team tournament.

Hanna defeated Huron's Isabel Zheng 6-0, 6-1 in the final.

Saline won the first game 9-3 and then survived a tight 4-3 game to remain in the hunt for the SEC.

Seniors Melissa Needham and Abbey Sovitch each scored twice for Saline.

Thursday, 2013 May 16th

To guard against a drop in enrollment and protect the district's financial model, the district is expanding its Schools of Choice policy hoping to attract at least 15 freshmen.


The Saline boys golf team improved to 10-0 in the conference with a 159-167 win over Huron on Wednesday at Leslie Park Golf Course.  The team has one match left with Bedford next Tuesday at home before heading into the conference tournament on Wednesday at Eagle Crest.

Leading the way yesterday for the Hornets was Ian Martin who shot 37.  Ian has either won or tied for first in every SEC match this season with the exception of 1 where he was second.

Next was Alex Derksen with a 39, Caleb Wittig 41, Alex Smith 42, Ryan Peruski 43 and Matt DeIrala.  

Thanks to a couple lovable potbelly pigs, some puckering principals and teachers, a group of Saline and Ann Arbor students edged a little closer to taking a big trip down to Knoxville, Tennessee for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals.

A "principal for a day" raffle raised close to $1,000 for the Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows Destination ImagiNation team, which finished second in the state tournament to qualify for the Global Tournament at the University of Tennessee. 

Wednesday, 2013 May 15th

Support the local businesses who support your community on Saturday.

Carolyn "Lino" Annette Myers (nee Sutton), 45 yrs old, passed away May 12, 2013 of cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Verne; her sisters, Theresa Sutton, Mary Breijak (Sutton), and Patty Sutton; her brother, Peter Sutton; her nieces, Amy Breijak and Mia Sutton; and her nephews, Duane Breijak and Alex Breijak. Carolyn (Lino) was born and grew up in East Tawas, Michigan.

She was the beloved youngest daughter of Raymond L. Sutton, M.D. and Phyllis Natiw Sutton, and the sister of Christine Burns (Sutton), who predeceased her.

Several vehicles were broken into near Pleasant Ridge Drive May 9-10.

Sunday, May 19th from 11am – 2pm the Parks Commission is hosting a Garlic Mustard Pull at Colony Park. Colony Park is in the Northview subdivision on Colony Drive between Woodland Drive and Waterworks Road. Bring gloves. All other equipment... will be provided. Hotdogs will be served to all the volunteers!
Garlic mustard was first recorded in the United States around 1868, from Long Island, New York, and was likely introduced by settlers for food and medicinal purposes.

A solution to the inequity of club sports vs. varsity sports remains in the works.

Tuesday, 2013 May 14th

Youth lacrosse players in grades 5-8 are invited to join the Saline High School boy's lacrosse teams Thursday for Young Hornet Lacrosse Night.

The Hornets' boys' lacrosse teams conclude their regular season home schedule against Troy Athens. Students who wear their jerseys will gain free admission. They will also stand next to the varsity team during the national athem and can be a "ball boy" during the game. 

Prizes will be awarded at halftime and there will be prizes given away each quarter.

Heritage Media reporter Jim Pruitt announced that Tuesday night was his final day on the Saline beat.

During public comment the end of Tuesday's Saline Area Schools board meeting, Pruitt announced he was leaving his post because he'd been promoted to editor of the Ypsilanti newspaper, also in the chain.

He replaces Krista Gjestland, who leaves her post as editor of the Ypsilanti Courier and Manchester Enterprise to handle events and public relations for Corner Brewery.

The students were honored for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average over their middle school years at Saline Middle School.

Pittsfield Township firefighters were able to save the cargo trailer.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second,
by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.