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Monday, 2013 May 20th
Saline swept Pioneer, 19-2 and 8-3, and earned a shot at the SEC Red title.
They were honored May 16 at the Michigan Association of School Board Education Excellence Awards.
All school athletes are required to have an annual physical on file with the school,
Liz Walsh and Alexis Wolff took Gold in their race and Sean Hutfles, Travis Krause, Ben Friman, Graham Fox and coxswain Victoria Wellings won their race for Saline, which wrapped up another successful crew season.
Sunday, 2013 May 19th
Four students from Ed Redies CAD/CAM class are flying west to build an experimental airplane after winning a contest.
Parks and Rec/Community Education Shared Services
Local officials continue to study the potential consolidation of Saline Area Schools Community Education and City of Saline Parks and Recreation. A Plante Moran study commissioned by the city and school district found there could be $150,000 in annual savings if the city and school district consolidated the two departments.
School board trustees Paul Hynek and David Zimmer serve on the committee, which has met twice.
2012 Saline High School graduate Julie Soisson spoke to the Saline Board of Education to express her appreciation for the board’s decision to waive club fees for students.
Saline High School senior and Girl Scout Allison Collins has already raised enough money to put a flag in every classroom – but she’s not done yet.
Collins took on the project as her Gold Award project, which is the Girl Scouts’ equivalent to the Eagle Scout project, because new state legislation requires school districts to provide a flags so that every child has the opportunity to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning. (Donate by clicking here)
The Hornets' 17-game winning streak was snapped in the quarterfinals of the tournament held at the University of Michigan.
Here’s what’s on tap for Saline City Council at Monday’s meeting.
Saturday, 2013 May 18th
Saline’s season came to an end in the girls’ water polo regional at Saline High School Friday.
Saline lost 12-7 to Okemos.
The game was tied at 2 after the first quarter. Okemos outscored Saline 7-3 in the second and third quarters to take control of the game.
Emily McCullough and Hannah Lau each scored two goals. Sam Tommelleo, Abby Kowalcyk and Ariana Brown also scored for Saline.
Okemos advances to face Huron. Pioneer plays Skyline in the other regional semifinal.
Saline’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team opened the post-season with a 14-2 win over North Farmington-Harrison at Saline High School Friday.
Saline advances to play Skyline as the regional tournament continues Wednesday with a game at Saline High School.
Friday, Saline scored five goals in each of the first two quarters and led 10-0 at halftime.
The Hornets blasted 53 shots at the North-Farmington-Harrison goal.
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 AnnArbor.com'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.