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Sunday, 2013 May 12th


The Lady Hornets keep on rolling to victory.

Saline’s girls’ track and field teams won Friday  at the Siena Heights Invitational in Adrian, and then placed a solid third at the River Rat Invitation at Ann Arbor Huron High School.
Saline won the event at Siena Heights University with 240.25 points, almost double the 129 points of second place Grosse Point South.

The Hornets captured seven of 13 indivdual events and one a relay event.


The Saline boys’ track and field team competed Friday and Saturday.

Friday, the Hornets finished at the Siena Heights Invite. Saline finished with 174 points, nearly double the second place finisher from Jackson.

Thrower John Smutny won the shot put and discus. He threw 49-08 to win the shot put. Nic Sawyer was 2nd with 45-01. Smutny also won the discus, throwing 149-04. Sawyer was third with a throw of 133-08.

Andrew Kitto won the 800 meter race in 1:56.2 Ryan Wilke was second and Brian Diefenbach was fifth.

Brian Woehlke, brother of Saline Alternative High School teacher Brad Woehlke, was killed while fighting a fire at a Westland strip mall May 8.


Saline’s varsity soccer team lost a hard-fought defensive struggle to Northville, 1-0, Saturday.

In one of the more physical girls’ high school physical games you’ll see, most of the action took place near midfield.

“I have no questions about the effort we put in today. These are two good defensive teams and we both struggled to put balls on net,” said Dana Restrick, head coach of the Hornets. “I thought we pressured and were on balls quickly. We generated a few chances but we didn’t make good on them.”


Saline’s varsity baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Northville Saturday, 8-4 and 8-2.

Matt Willis took the loss in the opener. He pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and a walk. Dan Bennett gave up two runs in 2/3 innings of relief.

Saline tied the score at four top of the sixth. Northville erupted for four runs in the bottom of the inning to take control of the game.

Saturday, 2013 May 11th

Saline Area Schools screened the documentary "Bully" on Wednesday, and then hosted a panel on the issue.

Friday, 2013 May 10th

Saturday's Drive4UrSchool test drive event at Harvest Elementary School could raise $6,000 for Saline Area Schools music programs

Sign up to craft on May 18th - all proceeds go to buying flags for Saline's classrooms.

The Saline Area Chamber of Commerce helped Susan Kirk Rosales celebrate the grand opening of her State Farm Insurance office with a ribbon cutting May 9.


Meet Morty – Saline’s very own purple, tam-wearing, Celtic Mastodon. He’s suave…debonair…fun-loving…and he’s the mascot for our first-ever Mastodon Mayhem Challenge – a test of strength and stamina for the hale and hearty, a morning in the park for those who love mud and muck and mayhem, a jog for those who prefer their runs robust!


If that describes you or the workout warrior you want to be, sign up today to join Morty for this exciting run that opens this year’s Celtic Festival.


Here are the details.




20 games into the season, and the Lady Hornets have experienced defeat only once (and even that was debatable).

Saline’s varsity softball team added two more victories to the ledger Thursday, defeating Lincoln 9-0 and 6-0. The Hornets improved to 19-1 this season.

Kristina Zalewski tossed a one-hit shutout against Lincoln in the opener. The senior flamethrower struck out eight Railsplitters while walking three.

Saline defeated Lincoln 5-2 and 6-5, but the Hornets were sloppy at times.

Thursday, 2013 May 09th


State Representative Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) invites residents to join her for a coffee hour to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how she can best represent and address the needs of her constituents.

Driskell will host coffee hours:

· Saturday, May 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Grand Traverse Pie Co., 291 N. Zeeb Road in Scio Township.

Heritage Elementary School Principal Les Sharon and Saline Middle School Principal David Raft will be puckering up to some pork if a fundraiser for a local Destination ImagiNation team is successful.


Hat Trick for Mulder

The Saline varsity soccer team defeated Dexter 5-0 Thursday at Saline High School.

Sophomore Taylor Mulder scored three goals for the Hornets. Caitlin Ellis and Macy Holmberg also scored. Keepers Hanna Sheth and Sofia Sweier shared the shut out.

Varsity Girls LAX Wins in Romp

Saline’s varsity girls lacrosse team beat Tecumseh, 21-2, Thursday night at home.


Saline High School senior Jessica Lipa earned the National Merit Scholarship

The district also honored outgoing seniors.

Wednesday, 2013 May 08th


Police Find Man Behind Shopping Plaza With Tools, Drugs

An Ann Arbor man could face several charges after being arrested with tools and suspected drugs behind the Commons at Sauk shopping plaza in the wee hours of the morning May 7.

A Saline Police officer on patrol behind the plaza at 4:21 a.m. spotted a Jeep with its headlights off,  parked on a small drive that runs alongside Tractor Supply.

Many Mother’s Day gifts are available at the market including beautiful hanging baskets, potted plants, flowering shrubs, vegetable and herb plants, unique and one of a kind yard art, candles, soaps, lip balms, lotions, hand-crafted wood bowls, pen sets, beautiful silver jewelry, hand-made purses and more.  Baked goods are plentiful including coffee cake (a favorite of our customers), delicious breads, muffins, cookies, and granola. 

Specialty items include maple syrup, coffee, and eggs.  Spring produce is in including asparagus (yum!), lettuce, arugula and more.