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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...

Kevin Allen, WMHS Distinguished Alum

By Meagan Dowell – Some people may know him as the NHL writer for USA Today, or the author of books about sports icons like Darren McCarty and Chris Chelios.  He’s also known as a 2014 inductee into the NHL Hall of Fame.  He is Kevin Allen, Wayne Memorial’s 2015...

WMHS celebrates first “Powder Tuff” game

By Stephanie Erickson For the first time in Wayne Memorial history, on March 26th there was a Powder Tuff game, a game of volleyball against male students and teachers. This game was organized by Wayne Memorial student, Amy Hoch ‘15. “I went to a camp where other schools...

Wayne Memorial hires new football coach

The Zebras will have a new varsity football coach when they take the field this fall. Donald (D-Why) Anderson will be the new head coach. Anderson is a graduate of Cody High School and attended Purdue University from 1981- 1984. He played football and ran track at Purdue and was...

WMHS Grad opens gym in Norwayne

By Jenny Johnson – The Norwayne Boxing Gym opened its doors last month in at the new Jefferson Barns Community Center. It is located in the former Jefferson-Barns Elementary School in Westland. This project was spear headed by Wayne Memorial High School alumni Jeff Styers...

WMHS Cross Country wins KLAA south division title

By Jenny Johnson – The Wayne Memorial High School Boys Cross Country team had a winning season with a Dual Meet season of 6-0.  They clinched the KLAA South Division Title. It was Wayne’s first Cross Country Division Title in 13 years and the first since joining the...

More than 1300 runners race through streets

By Jenny Johnson The annual Red October Run sponsored by Oakwood Hospital was a success this year. A total of 1,333 runners and walkers of all ages participated in the four different races including the 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk and the 1 Mile Jr. October race. “We had a great...