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Huron Soccer team finishes second in Huron League; several players earn accolades for their performance

A group shot of the 2019 Huron Soccer boys team. From left: Braden Damiani; MacKennon Dolencic; Travis Russell; Cody Brenner; Sam Hughes; Matisse Dornier-Duff; Alex Davenport; Brendan Robbins; Owen Barnes; Ricky Emelian; Brendan Pasut; Nick Clark; Ashton Messina; Salvatore Marchionda. (All photos courtesy of Huron Soccer)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

It was a special season for the Huron Soccer boys team.

The team, led by fourth-year head coach Matt Lividini, finished the season with a 13-5-2 record and a second-place finish in the Huron League.

The team made it all the way to the district championship game where they lost to Tecumseh by a score of 3-1.

The team had two players that achieved the All-State category for their play in the 2019 season.

Senior captain Brendan Robbins, a 4-year varsity player, received several post season awards for the 2019 Season.

Robbins was awarded with: First Team All-Huron League; First Team All-District, ranked #5 player in the district; MHSAA First Team All-Region; All-State honorable mention; Huron Soccer 2019 most valuable player; Monroe News All-Region Team.

Robbins scored 16 Goals and 10 assists for a total of 42 points, and played every game this season despite breaking his arm mid-season in a matchup against St. Mary Catholic Central.

Senior captain Salvatore Marchionda, also a 4-year varsity player, received multiple post season awards for the 2019 Season.

Marchionda was awarded: First Team All-Huron League; First Team All-District, ranked #2 player in the district; MHSAA First Team All-Region; All-State honorable mention; Monroe News All-Region Team.

Marchionda scored 17 Goals and 5 assists for a total of 39 points. Marchionda also excelled as the kicker for the High School football team.

Senior Captains Salvatore Marchionda (left) and Brendan Robbins.

Many other players on the team received accolades for their performances during the season.

Junior Captain Ricky Emelian, a 3-year varsity player, received First Team All-Huron League; First Team All-District, ranked #8 player in the district; Monroe News All-Region Team; Huron Soccer 2019 Coaches Award.

Other honorable mentions include:

Huron League Second Team:
Sam Hughes (senior)
Alex Davenport (junior)
MacKennon Dolencic (senior)

Huron League honorable mention:
Jacob O’Neil (senior)
Owen Barnes (junior)

All-District First Team goalies
Braden Damiani – Ranked #1 goalie in the district (senior)
Cody Brenner – Ranked #2 goalie in the District (junior)

All-District at large (honorable mention):
Sam Hughes (senior)
MacKennon Dolencic (senior)
Alex Davenport (sophomore)
Jacob O’Neil (senior)
Owen Barnes (junior)

Huron Soccer 2019 most improved player:
Brendan Pasut

2019 Huron Soccer senior class during a team banquet on Oct. 24, 2019. Bottom from left: Nick Clark; Sam Hughes; Jacob O’Neil; Salvatore Marchionda; Travis Russell; Braden Damiani. Top from left: Matisse Dornier-Duff; Brendan Robbins; MacKennon Dolencic; Jordan Comilla.


Renton Junior High volleyball team finishes season undefeated

Renton Junior High’s 7th grade volleyball team finished the season 11-0 this year and went 29-4 overall. Congratulations to the team! (Photo courtesy of Scott Huff)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

The Renton Junior High 7th grade girls volleyball team powered through their season by going undefeated in their last 11 games.

The team went 29-4 overall, and are the 2019 Huron League champions.

On roster is Juliana Dimilia; Callie Eaton; Madison Huff; Riley Humeniak; Anna Hussey; Riley Lambert; Lilian McGunagle; Lila Monte; Dalila Pauwels; Riley Raval; Raigen Smith; Ellen Town; Anaya Turner; Sloan Wood.

32 girls tried out for the team at the beginning of the season before the roster was set at 14 members.

Article updated


Homecoming game forecast: a beautiful evening is in store

Posted Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Updated 1:00 PM EST

It’s homecoming Friday in Huron Township.

And it looks like Mother Nature is cooperating for everyone heading out to the homecoming game tonight.

Kickoff for the homecoming game against Airport High School is at 7 p.m. Friday.

The forecast all day calls for mostly clear skies with highs in the low 80s, and by kickoff tonight, it’ll remain dry and highs will be in the mid 70s.

That’s perfect football weather, if you ask me.

Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at half time.

Friday afternoon, the homecoming parade will start at 4 p.m. at the soccer fields on Huron River Drive and head south to Arrowhead Stadium at Huron High School.

The homecoming dance is on Saturday.

Anyone interested in sharing their homecoming photos for publication are encouraged to do so.

To share your photos, post on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or email your photos to

The Huron Hub wishes everyone participating in the festivities tonight and this weekend a safe and fun time.

Go Chiefs!

Correction: An initial post said the homecoming parade started at 3:30 p.m. This article has been updated to reflect the correct starting time.


Boys place first, girls fifth, in Huron League cross country jamboree

Photos courtesy of Huron Cross Country

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Congratulations to both teams!


Huron bowling team raises championship banner; named finalists for Free Press awarding

The Huron boys bowling team were state champions this year. On May 21, they raised their champ banner inside the high school gym. (Photo courtesy of Marty Salazar)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published May 24, 2019 — 7:30 a.m. EST

After a championship season, the Huron High School bowling team raised the championship banner May 21 inside the school’s gym.


The team was also named recently as one of three finalists for the Detroit Free Press Sports Award.

The Free Press Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Metro Detroit High School Sports.

The event is hosted by the Free Press and will take place June 6 at The Fillmore Detroit.

The team was named as finalists in the “Top Team – Fan Vote” completion thanks to the votes from the public.


Vote for the Huron bowling team for the Detroit Free Press Sports Award

Posted May 13, 2019 — 1:45 p.m. 

From The Detroit Free Press:

Who is your favorite local high school sports team? Maybe it’s a team that finally beat their cross-town rivals after years of coming up short. Or a team that overcame a huge obstacle (on or off the field) and came together to support one another. The Detroit Free Press wants to hear your favorite team’s story!

The voting period begins April 30, 2019 at 11:59 am EST and runs through May 14, 2019 at 11:59 am EST. You may vote once per day.

The three teams that garner the highest number of votes will be contacted via email by May 17, 2019 and invited to attend the Detroit Free Press Sports Awards presented by Detroit Area Honda Dealers. They will walk the red carpet, find out if they won, and celebrate with other local nominees. The winning team will be announced live and called to the stage to receive their trophy.

The Huron boys won 7 out of 10 tournaments this year including the State Division 2 Title. They were also just honored at the State Capital.

Vote for the Huron Bowling team by visiting this link


Huron Little League opening day parade set for April 27; parade volunteers needed

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published April 18, 2019

12:30 p.m. EST

Huron Little League’s opening day parade is set for April 27 and the community is invited to join in the fun.

The parade will travel from the soccer fields on Huron River Drive south to Renton Junior High.

It will start at 10 a.m. with the route closing to traffic at 9:45.

Residents can set up anywhere along the route and watch the parade.

The organization is also seeking volunteers who want to participate and help make the parade more fun for the players and community.

They are looking for local companies or community members with cool and amusing rides, classic cars, and interesting bikes to join in walking/driving in the parade.

Contact Charley Hendley at if you are interested in participating.

Here is a flyer with parade information


Camilleri hosts state champ Huron bowling team in Lansing

The Huron bowling team, 2019 state champs, stand with State Rep. Camilleri at the Capitol Rotunda in Lansing Tuesday. (Photo courtesy Darrin Camilleri)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
Published April 18, 2019

9:00 a.m. EST

The Huron High School state champ bowling team were invited to Lansing Tuesday by State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township).

“I was honored to host the champions of Huron’s bowling team here at the Capitol this week as they celebrated their state championship,” Camilleri said.

“It is always terrific to see the youth in our community achieve success; and in the world of high school sports, there is nothing greater than bringing home a state championship for your school. I’m so proud of this tremendous group for their hard work and dedication to their team and I hope this victory serves as a reminder for them of the greatness that lies within each and every one of them.”

Related: Huron bowling team wins 2019 state championship

Photos courtesy of Scott Williams


Jimmy Williams memorial run set for May 4

Participants are off to the races during a past Jimmy Williams Memorial Run. (File photo by Scott Bolthouse.)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |

Published March 28, 2019 — 9 a.m. EST

The annual Jimmy Williams memorial run is set for Saturday, May 4 at Willow Metro Park in New Boston.

The 5K run and walk is held in honor of Jimmy Williams, an honor student and exceptional athlete who attended Huron High School.

Williams died in a car crash caused by a drunken driver Nov. 18, 2012 while he was traveling with his family through South Carolina on vacation.

Jimmy Williams (Photo/Facebook)

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Jimmy Williams memorial scholarship, which will be rewarded to Huron High School seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, will be attending college or a trade school in the fall of 2019, must be a school athlete, and has demonstrated leadership abilities by participating in a club or community service.

Sign up for the event and view full details online at this link.

The paved course takes runners and walkers through scenic Willow Metro Park and along the Huron River.

The race begins at 10 a.m. near the pool/amphitheater area, with an awards ceremony immediately following.