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A rockslide dooms Everest’s climb to the top of the mountain

Don Horkey

A “mountaineer” is defined as one who climbs mountains, and it’s an apt nickname for Clarkston-based Everest Collegiate High School. The band of 15 gutsy, stouthearted youths who comprise the football roster at Everest have scaled heights never before achieved in the school’s brief four-year history on the gridiron. After qualifying for the fourth consecutive…

10 CHSL teams kick off state football playoffs this weekend


Ten schools will represent the Catholic High School League in this fall’s Michigan football playoffs. The action starts this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Check daily papers or log on to for kickoff times. Only one of the schools is a defending state champion: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep, which won back-to-back Division…

They need your help at Loyola High and St. Vincent de Paul

Loyola students carry and sort donations for the CHSL’s Champions of Charity drive and resource closet at the Detroit school.

“The needs are real.” That’s Sheila Nittmann’s assessment of the challenges facing the inner-city kids attending Loyola High School on Detroit’s near northwest side. She’s the  Resource Closet coordinator at the Jesuit-sponsored all-boys school, responsible for making sure every one of the 145 students meets the criteria of the “no excuses accepted” dress code. “We…