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Sunday, 2013 May 19th


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.

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.