The Pilot offense remained red-hot on the red turf of Msgr. Milewski Stadium on the campus of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Friday night, defeating the Eaglets 49-25. The Pilots dominated the ground game, rushing for six of their seven scores.
DETROIT CATHOLIC: The larger Catholic League schools have long been at a disadvantage when it comes to finding suitable opponents in football.
The Pilots varsity football program (1-0) started its season off with a bang Friday night against Chicago St. Patrick, as part of the 2021 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State’s Tom Adams Field. De La Salle dominated from start to finish, winning the contest with the Shamrocks, 38-13
Whether it was running or throwing, Warren De LaSalle junior quarterback Brady Drogosh had the Pilot offense humming Friday night at the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic.
The Pilots (2-1-2) played to a 1-1 tie with their rivals from the Catholic League Central Division, the Detroit Catholic Central Shamrocks, Wednesday night at St. John Baptist de La Salle Field.
FREE PRESS: Per longtime prep sports writer Mick McCabe, the Pilots are the 12th-best team in the state, heading into the 2021 season!
De La Salle football, coming off an appearance in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game, is glad to announce the addition of Tyler Alwardt to the coaching staff for the 2021 season. He will serve as the Pilots' defensive backs coach and director of strength and performance.
A summary of the seasons for each of the five winter sports: Basketball, Wrestling, Bowling, Hockey, and Swimming and Diving.
De La Salle fought and fought until it could no longer on Thursday in its MHSAA Division 1 semifinal game with Ann Arbor Huron. The Pilots (13-4) fell to the Huron River Rats (20-0), 55-39, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
De La Salle Collegiate defeated U of D Jesuit 64-59 en route to a Regional Championship, the first-ever hosted at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
As the clock hit triple zeros in Tuesday night's MHSAA regional semifinal contest between DLS and Detroit King, sophomore Nino Smith sank a 3-pointer that gave the Pilots (11-3) a 53-51 victory on their home floor at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
De La Salle's regular season came to an end Tuesday night inside the Bill Fox Gymnasium. The Pilots (8-3) lost to Brother Rice, 58-56, in a Catholic League Tournament semifinal matchup.
De La Salle defeated Detroit Edison 72-68 after a last-minute schedule change on Senior Day.
Sophomore Michael Sulaka scores 20 as the Pilots defeated the Farmington 79-55 on Tuesday night at Bill Fox Gymnasium.
The Pilots (6-1) fell to the Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets, 44-32, in a Catholic League Central division affair Saturday at the Bill Fox Gymnasium.
The Pilots defeated Eastpointe 75-53 in return to basketball after a two-week COVID shut-down.
Watch out Metro Detroit prep hoops fans, Warren De Salle is poised to play sleeper in the Catholic League.
Chemistry and hard work are two of the main ingredients in De La Salle Collegiate’s basketball team getting off to a 4-0 start this season.
Many young men play football their whole lives and sometimes never get a shot at the Super Bowl. But it’s different for Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and Detroit native Mike Danna, who has not been playing the sport as long and is now on his way to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
“The De La Salle football players, coaches, and parents wish to extend our biggest ‘Best of Lucks’ regarding your battle. Leukemia had no idea who it was messing with.” Beat Leukemia #46 Devin Gibbs.
A season unlike any before it, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent protocols and restrictions, concluded Friday for the De La Salle Pilots (7-5) with a 25-19 loss to Muskegon Mona Shores (12-0) in the MHSAA Division 2 state championship game.
Golf coach Doug McKay was inducted into his fourth hall of fame, as the Michigan High School Coaches' Association honored his career.
Offseason football training may be starting soon. But for at least a day, the Pilots found a way to come together and make a difference.
Jim Singelyn has made use of some of his COVID-19 downtime, putting together an all-time swim and dive dual meet roster, piecing together some of the best swimmers and times in school history.
The De La Salle Collegiate bowling team took it a step further on Saturday, celebrating its seniors with a parade around Macomb County and drive-in tributes.
The new normal may not exactly be in place yet, but senior Grant Toutant is already preparing himself for when the day comes.
The season was anything but normal for the swim team. So why would the Pilots expect their end-of-season banquet to be any different?
The Pilots golf team wrapped up its regular season Tuesday did pretty well, capturing yet another county championship at The Orchards Golf Club.
The Pilots' wrestling team showed their resiliency, finishing with an above .500 record, a top-12 position at the Macomb County Championships, and a fourth-place finish ...
It's the little stories that can tell the tale, and for Pilots bowling coach Jay Lang, the stories really added up this season.
For thousands of athletes around the state, the decision by the MHSAA to cancel the rest of the boys' basketball tournament was sudden, totally unexpected.
It was pretty apparent early on 2019-20 might be a challenge for De La Salle Collegiate on the ice.
Postseason basketball awards provided solace to some of the top players from around the state. And three De La Salle Collegiate players were among those honored.
Annmarie Michol is still thriving as a coach and making a difference in the lives of students and athletes each and every day.
For a few fleeting moments back on March 12, swim coach Jim Singelyn had some reservations as the state finals inched closer and closer.
De La Salle Collegiate announced Thursday the hiring of Sean Clark as its next head hockey coach.
Defense did the trick for the Pilots, who cruised to a 62-33 district semifinal victory over Warren Mott.
Brett Stanley finished 4-2 over the two-day tournament, bringing home the fifth-place medal at 160 pounds in the individual wrestling finals.
Rick Corona was recognized for his excellence on the sidelines and beyond, as he was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches' Association Hall of Fame.
The range of emotions Alexander Thorn had to deal with Saturday was both far and wide. But the senior wouldn't trade it for the world.
As Brett Stanley's first match at the individual wrestling finals went along Friday afternoon at Ford Field, it just seemed like something was missing.
If there was a movie script to be made on the sport of bowling, Jay Lang sure would have the inside track to write it.
Brett Stanley is planning on bringing that best friend with him to Ford Field this weekend for the state individual wrestling finals.
Caleb Reese hit three of four free throws over the game's final 23 seconds to help De La Salle to a 61-56 win over Detroit Denby.
The Pilots put together two solid periods only to see it unravel in a 6-1 loss to Grosse Pointe South.
Pilots Salvatore Aiello and Alexander Thorn were on the cusp of making or missing the Top 10 cut for qualifying out to the state bowling finals next week.
Four De La Salle Collegiate basketball players were recently honored by the Catholic High School League.
Having been that team that caught on fire and went on to win a regional, the Pilots couldn't help but admire what U-D Jesuit was able to do Friday
Having lost four of its last five games, Friday night's 45-36 win over Detroit Henry Ford tasted just a little bit sweeter for the Pilots.
Winners of the last two Division 1 regional tournaments, De La Salle faces a few challenges as it aims to claim a third-consecutive bowling championship.
The Pilots varsity bowling team got off to a tremendous start at the Catholic League Championships Saturday morning.
The Pilots rallied from at least five points down twice in their Catholic League quarterfinal game, but couldn't muster up one final rally, as they fell to Detroit Loyola 52-47.
De La Salle Collegiate had four wrestlers finish in the top-four Saturday at the Division 1 individual district tournament.
Falling by just two points in last year's team district championship match did not sit well with the Pilots' wrestling team.
What started off promising turned into a match filled with landmines Wednesday, as De La Salle's wrestling season came to an end.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's showed just how dangerous it can be Tuesday night when it paid a visit to De La Salle Collegiate.
Macomb Dakota ended De La Salle's seven-year reign at the Macomb County Swimming and Diving Championships.
Missing leading scorer, the PIlots struggled to find their groove Friday night, falling to Detroit Catholic Central, 45-42.
Despite wrestling shorthanded Friday at the Catholic League championships, De La Salle made the most of its opportunities.
Robert Vanderdonck beat Grosse Pointe North goalie Brian Clogg to the puck - and subsequently to the goal - netting the game-winner in the Pilots' 6-5 overtime victory
it truly took a team effort for De La Salle Collegiate to pull away for a 59-50 win over Stoney Creek on Monday.
Overcoming a sluggish start on Saturday, seniors Andrew Rusu and Alexander Thorn helped their team right the ship.
Nick Troszak's defensive gems in the final minute helped the Pilots knock off powerful Detroit U-D Jesuit, 58-51.
Despite what ended in an 8-4 loss to Cranbrook, the final-year players felt the love from those in attendance at Senior Night.
he De La Salle Collegiate bowling team continued to take steps forward in its quest to be peaking at the right time of the season on Saturday.
Squaring off against the Pilots junior varsity team, the varsity squad rallied from a 10-0 deficit to claim an 18-12 victory, in a Catholic League East matchup.
De La Salle opened each of the first two quarters with 7-0 runs, but it could not sustain those leads in a disappointing 65-56 loss at St. Mary's.
Helped by a 269 in Game 3 of qualifying play, Jack Gohlke made it into match play Sunday at the Macomb County Championships.
The De La Salle Collegiate bowling team ran into a familiar foe Saturday at the Macomb County Championships.
De La Salle Collegiate's young swim and dive team is a work in progress. That much has been known since Day 1.
Led by senior Josef Gjonaj's 22 points, the host Pilots rolled past Rochester Adams 75-53 to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Red hot from the field, Brother Rice hit 11 three-point baskets en route to a 79-67 victory over the Pilots.
The Pilots righted the ship Saturday at the Shorian Bakers Dozen Challenge in St. Clair Shores.
The Pilots looked good, picking up six pins en route to a 54-15 victory at Warren Collegiate.
What might have seemed like a holiday getaway turned into much, much more for the De La Salle Collegiate swimmers and divers this past weekend.
Grosse Pointe North struck first and found a way to keep the Pilots at bay for much of the afternoon during their 5-3 victory.
The Pilots struggled to find consistency Saturday, falling just five pins shy of qualifying out to tournament play at the Bakers Dozen Invitational.
Dominic Ragona, Kenneth Ryder, and Brett Stanley, took home championships Saturday at the Spartan Classic Invitational.
Grosse Pointe South ruled the day, finishing with 603 points. Dow was runner-up, followed by Groves, and De La Salle.
To Kenny Ryder, it was the first of what he hopes is the achievement of several big goals this season on the mat.
The Pilots sent their fans home with an early Christmas gift - a 65-62 overtime victory over previously-unbeaten Hamtramck.
Besides two top-seed wrestlers, the Pilots have seven more still alive in the tournament and will have a chance in the consolation round.
To say the Pilots' swimming and diving program has achieved a bit of success over the past half-decade would be quite the understatement.
Joe Gjonaj, who shut down West Bloomfield's top freshman, also put up a game-high 22 points himself in the Pilots' 69-56 victory over the Lakers.
Pilots showed their strength up top, as seven wrestlers brought home medals.
A rough start to its first match against Romeo could have completely soured the night for the De La Salle Collegiate wrestlers.
The Pilots overcame a few bumps in the road, dominating the fourth quarter en route to a 68-47 victory at Notre Dame Prep.
Make no mistake about it, De La Salle Collegiate head coach Greg Esler has a feeling about this year's Pilots basketball team.
With experience gained and four varsity bowlers back, coach Jay Lang is excited about his team's prospects for 2019-20.
The 2019-20 bowling season officially kicked off Monday, with De La Salle Collegiate proving it will once again be a team to contend with this season.
Junior Brett Stanley is kind of been forced to serve as a mentor for De La Salle's young wrestlers.
The tone around the locker room wasn't necessarily one of defeat following the Pilots' 4-3 loss in the Catholic League quarterfinals.
As this past season progressed, the De La Salle Collegiate cross-country team seemed to find its stride.
It may seem like the De La Salle Collegiate tennis team peaked this season, with all the success it achieved this past fall.
New head coach Nick Badder inherits a team with a lot to learn, and a team hungry to learn from a coach who has a state championship on his resume.
Robert Vanderdonck had a hat trick to lead the Pilots to a thrilling 6-5 victory over visiting Lake Orion.
Battling injuries, the Pilots reached double-digit wins column, narrowly missed winning a Catholic League title, and captured a Division 1 district championship.
Justin Burke, Ryan Drake, Anthony LaRocca, and Brendan Pochmara all celebrated taking their talents to the next level during Signing Day ceremonies.
Capping off what was an extremely successful season on the course, the cross-country team earned academic all-state honors.
No matter what happened on Saturday, senior Nicholas Schmidt couldn't have been more excited to be a part of the state finals.
Getting to the state finals has been a dream for every member of the De La Salle Collegiate cross-country team.
The offensive struggles continued on Friday night, as the Pilots had trouble against West Bloomfield all night long in a 16-8 loss.
If there's a coaching staff better prepared for big racing days than De La Salle Collegiate's, one would be hard-pressed to find it.
For the first time in more than 40 years, a high school cross country race was held in the city of Detroit.
Troy Athens defeated De La Salle, 4-0, to advance to the soccer regional championship game.
The Pilots overcame four second-half turnovers Saturday night to take down U-D Jesuit, 17-7.
Something happened behind closed doors at halftime of Friday night's Division 1 district championship game at Warren Cousino.
Each new year presents its challenges, and this year's De La Salle Collegiate soccer team has done a fine job navigating through any challenges it has come its way.
De La Salle end its district semifinal match early with an 8-0 victory over Sterling Heights on Tuesday.
Friday morning didn't necessarily start the way De La Salle Collegiate tennis coach Matt Fisher had hoped.
De La Salle's 6-2 victory over Grosse Pointe North late last month proved to be vital, as the Pilots garnered top seeds at each of those six flight victories at today's Division 2 regional tennis tournament.
A dominating defensive effort helped lift the Pilots to a convincing 22-0 win over Davison Friday night.
De La Salle Collegiate coach Matt Fisher has seen the Pilots' tennis program grow since he arrived at the beginning of the 2018 season.
De La Salle Collegiate's 10 seniors wrapped up their home careers against Rochester Adams, dominating a game that ended in a 0-0 tie.
Prepping his team for the upcoming regional and perhaps beyond, coach Matt Fisher liked what he saw Saturday at the Catholic League tennis tournament.
The Pilots produced a resounding 14-3 victory over rival Detroit Catholic Central on Friday night.
With a share of the Catholic League Central Division championship on the line, the Pilots came out a bit flat, falling to Catholic Central, 17-44.
Andrew Renaud had a feeling about Saturday's invitational, so he showed up three hours early to get a leg up on everyone.
Tommy Doman kicked a pair of field goals to help St. Mary's overcome a four-point deficit and pick up a 16-14 win over De La Salle.
With some key regional seeds on the line Thursday afternoon, the Pilots came through in the clutch, defeating Grosse Pointe South, 6-2, in a dual match.
The Pilots ran a brilliant race from top to bottom en route to a third-place finish and a trip to next weekend's state finals.
Brother Rice dominated the first half, building a 10-0 lead, and held off a late rally by the Pilots to pick up a 16-14 victory.
Robert Williams' goal with just under 33 minutes to play lifted UD Jesuit to a 1-0 win over De La Salle.
De La Salle Collegiate posted a second straight shutout with a 51-0 victory over Old Redford Academy Friday night.
De La Salle Collegiate got back on track Friday night with a shutout victory over St. Thomas Aquinas of London, Ontario, at Tom Adams Field.
Fourth-ranked Muskegon claimed a convincing 41-7 win over De La Salle Collegiate Friday in the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic.
Introducing the selections for various prestigious awards for De La Salle's class of 2019.
The Catholic High School League handed out its postseason basketball honors and a quartet of De La Salle players were honored for their accomplishments on and off the court.
Duncan Pattison became the 11th grappler in De La Salle Collegiate's 14-year wrestling team history to amass 100 career victories.