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Former resident promotes “rising stars”

By Carolyn Marnon – Matt Arnett lived in Wayne until he was 22-years old. He left Wayne for Rochester in 2005 when he took a job as a TV producer for the Detroit Pistons, eventually winning an Emmy award. He recently returned to Wayne with the Uganda, Africa soccer team he...
Posted On 29 Jul 2018
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Let’s play ball

By Carolyn Marnon – State Representative Robert Kosowski procured a $100,000 grant from the State of Michigan to help with the development of parks and recreation in Wayne. The grant was to be used for an athletic facility; the baseball fields at Forest Park were chosen for...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018

Red Wings vs. Road Runners: it’s a win!

By Carolyn Marnon – The Detroit Red Wings and the Roosevelt-McGrath Road Runners have many things in common. Students at the elementary school learned all about them at a recent Detroit Red Wings School Assembly. The assembly was interactive and provided positive messages...

Hays named Wayne Memorial’s #1 fan

Ron “Corky” Hays moved to Wayne (Norwayne) in 1956 at the age of 13.  He attended Adams Jr. High the first full year it was open (1956), he was in the 8th grade. Deno DeLuca was his gym teacher and basketball coach at Wayne Memorial High School.  Mr. DeLuca would let students in...

Zebra basketball heads to playoffs

By Dave Merchant –  The Wayne Zebras boys’ varsity basketball team has plenty to be proud of this season. The team coached by Nkwane Young has done something the school has never in history been able to do. Earlier in month they defeated Walled Lake Central 47-44 to win the...

Zebras are a team not to take lightly

By Dave Merchant – Varsity high school basketball can be one of the best activities to watch on a cold, snowy Friday night. People from Wayne will warm up when they see how this team plays. One thing is for certain this season. The Wayne Memorial High School Zebras men’s...

Wayne girls’ hoop is on the rise

By Dave Merchant – The Lady Zebras basketball team is off to one of the best starts ever according to team officials.  The girls are starting to play tough against league opponents as well as tough non-league opponents. The team is currently 3-2 taking their first loss to...

Wayne boy’s cross country on a learning curve

By Dave Merchant – The Zebra cross country team always has a tough league to run in and this season was no different. Two of the top three teams in the state are in their conference. The number two team is Northville and the number three team is Novi. Boys’ cross country...

Tackling Fatherhood

By Courtney Conover – Before my husband Scott became a father, he lived a very different life. He was a Detroit Lions offensive lineman who blocked for Barry Sanders – and used his hands to tackle 300-plus-pound men in the process; next, he used his hands to write out plays...

From big things at WMHS to even bigger at Harvard

By Sarah Shurge – Swat! The small yellowish-green ball is ricocheted perfectly off the tennis racquet with such precise accuracy it lands just on the white line, unable to be hit by her opponent. The heat is radiating off the court. She pulls her black Nike visor down and...
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