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Team of the Week: Skyline Lacrosse

AnnArbor.com recently began a new installment of Team of the Week. Readers vote on high school teams ranging from any spring/summer sports, boys or girls, and we cover the hell out of them.  It works out great because it allows us to spend more valuable time with a team we wouldn’t normally be used to. Last week, we featured Skyline boys lacrosse. I look forward to getting more in-depth moments. Hopefully attending early morning work outs, studying film, and more. Thanks a lot for looking.

A Skyline lacrosse player scoops up a ball during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Skyline lacrosse player scoops up a ball during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players run drills during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players run drills during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Skyline lacrosse lacrosse team watches drills during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Skyline lacrosse lacrosse team watches drills during practice on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players take time to rest in between drills on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players take time to rest in between drills on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse player Dan Lee runs back on the field after taking a water break on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse player Dan Lee runs back on the field after taking a water break on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players watch practice drills on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Skyline lacrosse players watch practice drills on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The lacrosse game between Skyline and Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

The lacrosse game between Skyline and Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

The Skyline lacrosse teams listens to coaches at halftime on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

The Skyline lacrosse teams listens to coaches at halftime on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

Skyline John Crowley handles the ball in the game against Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

Skyline John Crowley handles the ball in the game against Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

Skyline John Crowley watches a play from the sidelines during the game against Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. The Eagles won 9-2. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

Skyline John Crowley watches a play from the sidelines during the game against Okemos on Tuesday, April 9. The Eagles won 9-2. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

A Skyline player in the locker room after defeating Okemos 9-2 on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

A Skyline player in the locker room after defeating Okemos 9-2 on Tuesday, April 9. AnnArbor.com I Daniel Brenner

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A Roller Coaster of A Night

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you would know the Michigan Wolverines made it to the national championship. Believe you me, I fought my tail off trying to make it to Atlanta to shoot the Big Dance. Unfortunately, the stars did not align. Granted, I was frustrated, but it’s important to stay positive because there were still photos to be made in Ann Arbor. The university held a watch party in the Crisler Center and pretty much everyone and their mother showed up. It was a roller coaster of a night.  I think you can really tell by the reaction of the crowd how the game went. Started strong, was looking pretty good at halftime, but came up short in the end. Michigan fans took to the street lighting everything on fire, including couches and mattresses. I found one scene where police were investigating because they found a Molotov cocktail. I shutter to think what would have happened if the Wolverines had actually won.

A long line to enter Crisler Arena for a watch party wraps around The Big House on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A long line to enter Crisler Arena for a watch party wraps around The Big House on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomores Yasmin Omrani and Siobhan Aldridge cheers during a promotional video before the game against Louisville on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomores Yasmin Omrani and Siobhan Aldridge cheers during a promotional video before the game against Louisville on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Radhi Gohil celebrates a score with friends at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Radhi Gohil celebrates a score with friends at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fans lift a flag at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fans lift a flag at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Simon Rivers lifts his friend Brenae Smith after a Michigan basket during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Simon Rivers lifts his friend Brenae Smith after a Michigan basket during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and other players celebrate at Crisler Arena during a watch party on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and other players celebrate at Crisler Arena during a watch party on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan juniors Colleen Doyle reacts to a play during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan juniors Colleen Doyle reacts to a play during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan juniors Colleen Doyle and Whitney Hansen react to a play in the game during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan juniors Colleen Doyle and Whitney Hansen react to a play in the game during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fans hold zebra costume masks in the crowd during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fans hold zebra costume masks in the crowd during a watch party at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Sarah Lyyski and Chris Reynolds react to a play at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Sarah Lyyski and Chris Reynolds react to a play at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Shannon Maloney sits on the steps of Crisler Arena during the final minutes of play on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Shannon Maloney sits on the steps of Crisler Arena during the final minutes of play on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fan and eight-year-old Robert Davis Jr. shields his eyes with Rebecca Kam's hands at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fan and eight-year-old Robert Davis Jr. shields his eyes with Rebecca Kam’s hands at Crisler Arena on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Tom Idzkowski takes a moment after a watch party at Crisler Arena where the Wolverines lost to Louisville on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan sophomore Tom Idzkowski takes a moment after a watch party at Crisler Arena where the Wolverines lost to Louisville on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Ann Arbor Fire Department extinguishes a mattress set ablaze on White Street in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Ann Arbor Fire Department extinguishes a mattress set ablaze on White Street in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Emergency responders search the area for dangerous or flammable materials on White Street in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Emergency responders search the area for dangerous or flammable materials on White Street in Ann Arbor on Monday, April 8. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com


A Festival for Fools

Festifools is a holiday in Ann Arbor enjoyed by many people. Young and old, artistic expert and novice, sane and not so much.  Locals and college students spend about two months preparing larger-than-life, paper mache creations and then dance them about on the busiest street in town. I decided to check out the event, along with some of the prep work.

Festifools Creative Director and Founder Mark Tucker speaks to a group of Lloyd Hall Scholars Program students about prep work and scheduling on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Festifools Creative Director and Founder Mark Tucker speaks to a group of Lloyd Hall Scholars Program students about prep work and scheduling on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan freshman Ebony Williams walks outside with a pole to rehearse for Festifools on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan freshman Ebony Williams walks outside with a pole to rehearse for Festifools on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Festifools guest artist Alex Kahn beats a bucket during rehearsal on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Festifools guest artist Alex Kahn beats a bucket during rehearsal on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Tyler Lemieux installs lights to his Festifools creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan freshman Tyler Lemieux installs lights to his Festifools creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan freshman Megan Hullman paints her paper mache creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan freshman Megan Hullman paints her paper mache creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan senior Sabrina Palombo paints eyes on her Festifools "prince" creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

University of Michigan senior Sabrina Palombo paints eyes on her Festifools “prince” creation on Friday, April 5. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Kids enjoy bubbles before the Festifools street party on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com
Kids enjoy bubbles before the Festifools street party on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party spectator points toward an art creation on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party spectator points toward an art creation on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party performer uses hula hoops on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party performer uses hula hoops on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A performer moves with a Festifools street party creation on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A performer moves with a Festifools street party creation on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party performer embraces one of her "robots" on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A Festifools street party performer embraces one of her “robots” on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Ann Arbor resident Eric Bassey directs the crowd during the Festifools street party on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. This is his first time participating. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Ann Arbor resident Eric Bassey directs the crowd during the Festifools street party on Main Street on Sunday, April 7. This is his first time participating. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Festifools street party performer and sculpture Erin Garber-Pearson exits the Circus Gallery Project she co-curated on Fourth Street on Sunday, April 7. She says the gallery opened last weekend and she wanted to see how it was going. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Festifools street party performer and sculpture Erin Garber-Pearson exits the Circus Gallery Project she co-curated on Fourth Street on Sunday, April 7. She says the gallery opened last weekend and she wanted to see how it was going. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com


Controlled Burn

Tis the season for controlled burns in Ann Arbor. Apparently it’s also the season for uncommonly cold weather. I’m sure this won’t be the last controlled burn I shoot.

on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A controlled burn at Buhr Meadows Park on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A controlled burn at Buhr Meadows Park on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A controlled burn at Buhr Meadows Park on Tuesday, April 2. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com


Colorful Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies

Kids will pretty much elbow each other in the face during easter egg hunts, and they did. I raced around town taking as many pictures as I could until I finally caught up to the easter bunny. Fun day, Hop on.

Burns Park resident Maia Rivette, seven, dumps out collected eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Burns Park resident Maia Rivette, seven, dumps out collected eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

One-year-old and Ann Arbor resident Brielle Himich plays at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

One-year-old and Ann Arbor resident Brielle Himich plays at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Children's Ministry intern Katrina Barrett helps disperse eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Children’s Ministry intern Katrina Barrett helps disperse eggs at the Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast at Ann Arbor Vineyard Church on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Participants search for eggs in the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Participants search for eggs in the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Colorful eggs at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Colorful eggs at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Participants search for eggs in the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Prizes included candy and toys. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Participants search for eggs in the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Prizes included candy and toys. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A bunny at the petting zoo at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Animals were provided by the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A bunny at the petting zoo at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Easter Egg Scramble in Buhr Park on Saturday, March 30. Animals were provided by the Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Easter Bunny outside Mickey's Dairy Twist during the the 11th Annual Saline Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Easter Bunny outside Mickey’s Dairy Twist during the the 11th Annual Saline Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Easter Bunny outside Mickey's Dairy Twist during the the 11th Annual Saline Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

The Easter Bunny outside Mickey’s Dairy Twist during the the 11th Annual Saline Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com


A Warm Welcome in Cold Weather

Hundreds of fans braved adverse weather to support their boys in maize and blue last night. Michigan basketball returns home after their 79-59 domination over Florida and heads to the Final Four next week. The Wolverines haven’t made it this far in the tournament since 1993. The overwhelming feeling of the night was extreme joy. Freshman Mitch McGary’s voice was cracking because he was screaming so loud and head coach John Beilein was making jokes about his players being eligible bachelors.

The event was intended to start at 9:30. Due to delays at the airport, typical, the bus didn’t arrive until close to 11:30. Still, most of the fans stuck around. Beilein’s last words of concern were, “I want everyone to behave tonight”.

It was absolute chaos when those bus doors opened. I lucked out to get a spot right under their noses for the speeches. Thanks for looking and Happy April Fools.

A young Michigan fan waits outside Crisler Center to welcome home the Michigan basketball team on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

A young Michigan fan waits outside Crisler Center to welcome home the Michigan basketball team on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan dance team junior Amy Domino talks with fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan dance team junior Amy Domino talks with fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

 

Michigan fifth-year senior Corey Person lifts the NCAA South-Region trophy on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan fifth-year senior Corey Person lifts the NCAA South-Region trophy on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan head coach John Beilein uses a megaphone to speak to a crowd of fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan head coach John Beilein uses a megaphone to speak to a crowd of fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com
Michigan head coach John Beilein uses a megaphone to speak to a crowd of fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan head coach John Beilein uses a megaphone to speak to a crowd of fans outside Crisler Center on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan head coach John Beilein smiles after referring to freshman Spike Albrecht as "the most eligible bachelor" on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan head coach John Beilein smiles after referring to freshman Spike Albrecht as “the most eligible bachelor” on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr. uses a microphone to talk to fans on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr. uses a microphone to talk to fans on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr. uses a microphone to talk to fans on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com

Michigan junior Tim Hardaway Jr. uses a microphone to talk to fans on Sunday, March 31. Daniel Brenner I AnnArbor.com