Sunday, May 12, 2013
Runners brave cold for 8th annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester.
Runners braved frigid morning temperatures Saturday as more than 1,150 runners ran the eighth annual Hometown Hustle in Rochester, raising more than $22,000 for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation. Eric Lohr of Lake Orion, a track and field coach and teacher at Adams High School, paced all runners with a 16:39.7 finish. The 1,150-plus runners set a new record for the event, which drew more than 800 runners in 2012. Lohr, who teaches physics and wilderness survival at Adams, ran his first Hometown Hustle on Saturday and apparently wasn't bothered by the colder temperature. "I liked the cooler weather," he said. Lohr was joined in the 5K by several of his track and field athletes from Adams. Their finish could be a good sign for Lohr'…
RunMichigan.com has posted the entire results of the 2013 Hometown Hustle in Rochester on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Grizzlies to depart Summit League on July 1.
Oakland University will join the Horizon League beginning with the 2013-14 season, President Gary D. Russi announced Tuesday, according to a statement from university officials. The move will apply to all of the university's athletic teams beginning July 1. "Oakland University is pleased to be the newest member of the Horizon League," Russi said. "The universities in this conference are strong academically and they value the student-athlete experience. Oakland fits well with them and we look forward to being part of their tradition of excellence." Russi said the move makes sense academically and financially. More than half of the Horizon League student-athletes have grade point averages of 3.2 or better, and the league exceeds NCAA …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Heidi Langegger of Rochester Hills can now retire after 33 years at Volkswagen.
It was after his standout performance in the Senior Bowl when Eric Fisher of Rochester Hills insisted his mother, Heide Langegger, retire, according to a report in USA Today. The 2009 Stoney Creek graduate and Central Michigan standout, along with his older sister, had been raised alone by Langegger and Fisher felt his mother deserved a break. Langegger, however, was reluctant, telling USA Today the idea of not working went against everything she had tried to instill in her son. Still, Fisher persisted, promising he would take care of her once he was drafted into the NFL, a promise that was fulfilled last week when the Kansas City Chiefs selected the Stoney Creek alum with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. According to the report, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Stoney Creek alum goes on media blitz as top pick in 2013 NFL Draft.
Eric Fisher is making a big entrance into the national spotlight, and it isn't just from his 6-foot-7, 306-pound frame. As the top pick Thursday in the NFL Draft, the 2009 Stoney Creek graduate, Central Michigan standout and new Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle was making the media rounds after the draft, dropping in on talk radio shows and meeting Kansas City Chiefs fans. For Fisher, the newfound fame still is a bit difficult to fathom. "It's hard to process right now," Fisher told ESPN Radio. "What an honor. So many people, so many great players that have been picked No. 1 and I'm hoping I can be the next one to really make a name for myself." Fisher called the draft choice a "dream come true," telling his alma mater's student …
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Eric Fisher on Thursday with the first overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Rochester Stoney Creek graduate Eric Fisher was chosen in the NFL Draft Thursday.
Great conversations happen everyday on Patch. We love to promote community conversation on topics that are important to you. Each Friday we will share some of the best comments and conversations from the week. This week there has been a lot of talk locally and nationally about 2008 Stoney Creek graduate and Central Michigan senior Eric Fisher and the NFL Draft. Henry Schultz posted, "Eric played football at Hart in 8th grade. He was thin as a rail and played quarterback. We would tease him because he jumped every time he threw the ball. We are very proud and happy for him. He was a fun loving, respectful, hard working young man and by all accounts he still is. Wonderful when good things happen to good people."
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Fisher goes to Kansas City Chiefs with top pick in draft.
The Kansas City Chiefs have selected former Stoney Creek standout Eric Fisher with the top overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday. Fisher recently finished his senior year at Central Michigan University. He graduated from Stoney Creek in 2009. At Buffalo Wild Wings, 1234 E. Walton Blvd. in Rochester Hills, fans gathered to watch the draft and cheer on Fisher. David Kerr, a junior center and defensive end for Stoney Creek, said the top pick couldn't have gone to a better guy. "He's a really good guy," Kerr said, noting he had met Fisher informally in weight room sessions and at a camp at Central Michigan University. "He's really humble." Kerr said he is proud to share a hometown and prep team with Fisher. "It's cool that someone …
NFL.com reports Kansas City Chiefs eyeing 2008 Stoney Creek grad, Central Michigan standout with first pick in NFL Draft.
Stoney Creek graduate and Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher appears to be emerging as a favorite for the top overall pick in today's 2013 NFL Draft, according to a report on NFL.com. According to the report, draft analysts now are projecting Fisher—previously deemed a top-10 pick—to go first overall to the Kansas City Chiefs. FOX Sports and NFL Network analyst Jay Glazer is among the experts calling for Fisher to be taken with the Chiefs' top pick, calling the player "big, nasty," the report indicated. According to a report on the Huffington Post, the Chiefs are expected to take one of two highly touted offensive tackles in the draft—Fisher or Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel—when they take the lectern Thursday at Radio City Music …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
CMU senior, Stoney Creek alumnus projected as top-10 pick in Thursday's draft.
The Rochester community is rallying around one of its own this week as 2008 Stoney Creek graduate and Central Michigan senior Eric Fisher prepares for Thursday's NFL Draft. According to MLive, the offensive tackle is a consensus top-10 pick in the draft, which begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ESPN's NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. projects Fisher to go at No. 7 to the Arizona Cardinals, but AnnArbor.com reports Fisher might fill a crucial need for the Detroit Lions, who draft at No. 5. Stoney Creek football coach Brad Zube told MLive his players are "pretty excited" about one of their predecessors being in the national spotlight. "From all accounts, he's the nicest kid in the world." Plans are in place for Stoney Creek alumni and fans to gather …