Currier retires from Haslett girls hoops

Apr 11, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. - For 14 years, Haslett girls basketball and Bob Currier have shared a strong bond. Currier has decided it is time to retire, announcing in early April he will be stepping away as head coach of the varsity team. 

Haslett High School Girl's Basketball Roundup

Mar 21, 2016
Brett Kast / WKAR

What a difference a year makes.

High school students feel pressure to choose sport

Feb 9, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. -- “Specializing” is a growing trend for young athletes all over the country, and it has changed the game of youth sports. “Specializing” refers to when an athlete chooses to focus on only one sport, over playing different sports year round.

Haslett family spreads love in honor of son

Dec 21, 2015
"Listen and Believe" charitable fund.

Micah Magnusson, a former Haslett High football star, and his family are leaving an impact on their beloved community. The Magnusson family has turned a family tragedy, losing Micah at a young age, into a charitable fund, called "Listen and Believe" to help others in similar situations.

Vows that created a winning culture

Nov 2, 2015

HASLETT – Five years ago, Henry and Samantha Brunnschweiler said their marriage vows. Their decision to share their lives also included sharing head coaching the Haslett High School tennis program.

If you were to measure the success of their marriage, both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Haslett High School have taken home the regional championship for five years in a row. 

Everett’s Leandre Wright finding his game | Current Sports | WKAR

Apr 2, 2015
Chris Hauler

LANSING - An hour before tipoff, the line stretched out the door and into the parking lot.            

Fans didn’t seem to mind the cool evening air as they waited patiently for a chance to watch Lansing Everett battle Kalamazoo Central for a Class A regional championship.

The gym filled long before tipoff with fans uncomfortably seated elbow-to-elbow. Those on time found refuge by sitting in aisle. And fans arriving 30 minutes before game time were forced to the standing room only section.

The No. 8 Haslett Vikings girls basketball team defeated Benton Harbor in the Class B state semifinal, 63 to 52, at the Breslin Center to advance to the state championship tomorrow at 6pm against Detroit Country Day. Senior Forward Makenna Ott lead the team with 16 points and eight rebounds, as four of the five Vikings starters scored in double-digits. 

Manuel Doesn’t Follow Hometown Hero Route, but Strives for Greatness | Current Sports | WKAR

Mar 4, 2015
Chris Hauler

LANSING--- Lansing Everett’s gym echoes with the sound of sneakers squeaking across the hardwood. The energy level was high, matching a fresh team, not one at the end of a grinding regular season.

Forward Trevor Manuel sweated profusely as he raced up and down the court, barking out defensive assignments and swatting shots. Manuel was working hard, under the banner of Everett’s most famous alumni, Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Manuel competes like an athlete fighting for minutes, rather than a star player for a team that already won its conference championship.

Ferguson’s Plan Turning Everett Hoops Around | Current Sports | WKAR

Feb 16, 2015
Chris Hauler

LANSING -- Everett Coach Desmond Ferguson never had the goal of coaching high school basketball. He said any high school coaching job in the nation could have been offered to him, and he would have said no.

After being a basketball standout at Everett and the University of Detroit, Ferguson spent 11 years playing professional basketball, including a stint with the Portland Trailblazers . Ferguson also became a businessman in 2002, when he founded Moneyball sportswear.

The Lansing Everett Vikings manage to remain undefeated in the CAAC Blue with a 61-56 win over the East Lansing Trojans.  Mikhail Myles lead the way for East Lansing, pouring in 21 points, while Trevor Manuel kept the Vikings afloat with 27 points.  Watch full game hilights here, shot by WKAR's Al Martin. 

Al and Magic One on One P.2 | Current Sports | WKAR

Oct 30, 2014

WKAR's Al Martin reveals the second part of his sit-down with hoop great, and Lansing native, Magic Johnson. The game of basketball has evolved over time and Magic believes it has become too catered to its "superstars." He explains why, along with why rivalries are so important to the game.

Al and Magic One on One P.1 | Current Sports | WKAR

Oct 4, 2014

Hoop great, and Lansing native, Magic Johnson has teamed up with the Lansing School District and is part owner of a company now providing providing the food for the district. Starting July 1st SodexoMAGIC, a partnership between Sodexo, Inc, and Magic Johnson Enterprises, took over the running of food service for the Lansing School District. Johnson is SodexoMAGIC's C.E.O. and President. WKAR's Al Martin caught up with Johnson to chat about the endeavor, along with the feeling of returning home, and so much more... 

This week saw a battle in the CAAC blue conference as Grand Ledge hosted Lansing Everett. Grand Ledge pulled out a 41 to 19 win, propelling them to second place in the conference. Pretty remarkable, seeing as though the Comets started the season 0-3! Alex Scharg talked with Grand Ledge head coach Matt Bird afterward.