Thursday, December 6, 2012
Eric Szczepanski, a member of Fenton High School’s Class of 2006, would like to see a film come to Fenton someday, he says.
Fenton grad Eric Szczepanski has had some neat experiences during his career in the film industry, including an introduction to Henry Winkler and helping film a music video of Nikki Minaj and BOB in Detroit. His first feature film, ‘Meltdown,’ in which Szczepanski was associate producer, has been released on DVD. Meltdown, an action thriller, is by Cinema Vision Pictures LLC in association with ITN Distribution. Written and directed by Christopher J. Martin, it’s described as an action thriller film about a federal agent who goes deep undercover to bring down a crime syndicate. When the agent’s cover is blown and he gets burned by the FBI, his only hope is a female agent who’s willing to break all of the rules. Outnumbered and outgunned, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Candlelight vigil took place Saturday, on the school baseball diamond.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Northville advances to state volleyball semifinals with 25-23, 25-13, 25-21 victory.
Northville volleyball coach Amanda Yaklin could sense some nervousness from her team on the bus ride to Davison for Tuesday's state volleyball quarterfinal against Fenton. Those nerves were evident early in the match, as the Mustangs fell behind 5-0 and 8-2 early on. "That's (starting slow) been a pattern for us," Yaklin said. "So I don't burn timeouts on it, I just let them get the nerves out. This was the first time they'd been far away from home, it was a long bus ride and they were just silent and nervous the whole time. I knew when they got through those first few points they'd be OK." Northville chipped away at Fenton's lead in the first game, eventually tying the Tigers at 21 and then winning four of the next six points to win 25-23…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Lachlan McLean rips door off car after collision in Australia.
A man that attended Fenton High School as a foreign exchange student has been nicknamed “Hercules” after he helped a man escape a car after it collided with a train Australia. Lachlan McLean, who was in the Fenton class of 1992, jumped out of the window of the train he was on and ripped the door off a car to help the driver get out of the vehicle after it had slammed into a train, according to Ten News in Australia. “His car just happened to be right beneath my window,” he said in the Ten News video. “I gave my drink to my mate and I said hang on to this. And I just jumped out and jump down on the car and got down to help him. “He had blood running down his face and the engine was still running and I was a bit worried about that." McLean …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The Farmington Hills Harrison Hawks' prestige and history were not a factor in the Tigers' predistrict football victory.
Thirteen state championships and dozens of postseason appearances have made the Farmington Hills Harrison Hawks one of the state's top football programs. Throw in legendary coach John Herrington, and the Hawks (6-4) have enough to intimidate even the most competitive teams in Michigan.However, somewhere amid the dozen or so penalty flags in the second half, somewhere in between stalled drives, turnovers and fourth-down conversions, the Fenton Tigers (9-1) found a way to play in the present and not play the past Friday in their 22-19 predistrict victory over Harrison. Tigers coach Jeff Setzke stressed "not playing the past" throughout the week, urging his players to accept the challenge of beating the 2012 version of the Hawks. Respect? Yes…
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Tigers come out on top on and off the field.
Not only did Fenton end Farmington Hills Harrison's state playoff hopes Friday night, but Tigers fans edged out the Hawks in a school spirit competition hosted by Farmington-Farmington Hills and Fenton Patch editors Joni Hubred-Golden and Jason Alexander. Fans from both schools submitted dozens of photos, but the Tigers racked up the most uploads, 74 compared to Harrison's 68. The wide variety of photos for both schools included a number of sports, along with marching bands and fans showing off their school colors. Click here to see all the photos submitted. Thanks to all who participated. Congratulations everyone!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Fenton football team raised money for a good cause and beat previously undefeated Swartz Creek 55-28 Friday.
The Fenton football team has made partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project for a special football game that raises money and awareness for the organization, which helps wounded veterans, a yearly tradition. Friday for the first time in three years, the Tigers were also able to add a win in the Wounded Warrior game. "It's just great to be able to give back to people who have served," said running back Brennen Clarke. As part of the game, players wear camouflage jerseys with the names of people who have served to honor them. After the game, the players present the jerseys either to the people whose name is on the jerseys or to their families. Clark wore his uncle's name. Swartz Creek also wore camo jerseys, which will be presented to …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Newcomers Dior Rushton and Drew Shapiro are challenging Incumbent Sandra Mathews-Barnes for a spot on the Fenton School Board.
While many politicians have been talking about education in efforts to get elected, there are a couple issues that will affect Fenton Area Public Schools directly on the November ballot. Three candidates are vying for a four-year term on the Fenton Board of Education and school officials are trying to pass an $8.4 million bond proposal. Newcomers Dior Rushton and Drew Shapiro are challenging incumbent Sandra Mathews-Barnes for a spot on the Fenton school board. Mathews-Barnes, who served as a librarian in the Flushing School District for many years, earned her spot on the board in 2008. She said she is proud of what the school has accomplished. “I want to see us continue because our kids deserve it,” she said. Rushton said she has lived in…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
There was a lot of news around Fenton this week.
Here is a list of the top five most interesting stories from the Fenton area this week. 1. A Groveland Township man, Colin Eugene Thompson, 39, has been charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Michele (Missy) Coakley, 40, also of Groveland Township, the Tri-County Times reports. Michigan State Police responded to the 16000 block of Dixie Highway last Friday. 2. Police searched for the body of Jimmy Hoffa under a Roseville driveway, reported St. Clair Shores Patch. 3. The most popular story on Fenton Patch for the week was about the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Rabbi Jason Miller, of West Bloomfield, told the reason for the holiday and customs that go along with it. 4. Nearly a month after Police Chief Elena Danishevskaya …
Friday, September 28, 2012
It's Homecoming week in Fenton, and the Tigers enjoyed their pep rally and parade on Friday.
Homecoming has come to Fenton, and Fenton High School held its pep rally on Friday morning. Then students received an early dismissal to go home for the weekend. On Friday afternoon, the Homecoming Parade wound its way through downtown Fenton, as people gathered along the streets to watch. Add your own photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this page.