Don Horkey

More work needed to limit head injuries in high school sports

An average of about two students per school among more than 270,000 student-athletes in Michigan who participated in sports during the 2015-16 academic year experienced potential concussions, according to preliminary data collected by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. This school year was the first time the MHSAA requested its member schools report possible concussions…

Nine state champs hail from Catholic League

I haven’t checked, but I doubt there is a league in the state that can claim nine state champions this spring, as the Catholic League can. Here’s the lineup: Cheers to Everest: first ever! — Clarkston Everest Collegiate won the Division 4 state boys golf championship, the first state title in any sport during the…

CHSL athletes taking talents to the next level

Some 165 Catholic League athletes have committed to take their talents to the college level this fall. Those going to Division 1 or 2 universities will benefit from athletic scholarships, while those attending Division 3 or smaller or private colleges will be afforded financial assistance. Half a dozen athletes are designated “preferred walk-on” (PW-O), guaranteeing…

DeMare finds God, fulfillment in career

If Tony DeMare were to write a book about the first 52 years of his life, he said he’d title it “Fulfilling.”DeMare is rounding out his 17th year as athletic director and head baseball coach at Dearborn Divine Child. The Catholic League will celebrate him as “Person of the Year” at its annual Hall of…