Game Balls Week 2: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 16, 2012 in Game Balls, High School

Welcome to a new weekly feature at BallinMichigan. Every Sunday, we’ll do this ‘honor roll’ post highlighting some of the top high school performances from around the state during the [...]

2012-13 Flint area high school basketball preview

December 3, 2012 in High School

In our college basketball previews last month, we were able to take a close-up look at every college team in the state. Obviously, with mainly a staff of one right now, [...]

University of Detroit issues statement on death of former Titan, Goodrich assistant coach Dave Barns

November 6, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Dave Barns, the former Goodrich assistant basketball coach and player who lost his battle with cancer at age 30 over the weekend, always dreamed of playing Division [...]

Video: A tribute to David Barns

November 5, 2012 in Cover Story, High School

ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI Former Goodrich assistant basketball coach Dave Barns, 30, passed away this weekend after a nearly 2-year fight with cancer. Barns, the son of [...]

Goodrich coach Gary Barns placed on administrative leave, but will be back next season

November 3, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Goodrich coach Gary Barns, one of the most respected high school coaches in the state, has been going through stressful situations both related to basketball and real [...]

EPIC NIGHT!: Powers vs. Goodrich, 2009

October 11, 2012 in Cover Story, EPIC NIGHT!, High School

The ‘EPIC NIGHT!’ series is a first-person account of some of the greatest high school basketball games that we’ve witnessed firsthand. I have a few guest writers lined up who [...]

Keep Goodrich coaches David Barns and Gary Barns and their family in your thoughts

September 28, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes I’ve posted a couple items on this site about David Barns, Goodrich assistant basketball coach and the son of head coach Gary Barns, and his battle with [...]

Video: Goodrich basketball coach David Barns on his fight with cancer and how basketball has helped him cope

September 8, 2012 in High School, Video

Ryan Slocum of ABC 12 did this excellent video report on Goodrich assistant basketball coach David Barns and his battle with cancer in December, but the video just now made [...]

The Ultimate All-Area HS Basketball Roundup

April 23, 2012 in All-Area, Cover Story, High School

Editor’s Note: Virtually every newspaper covering high school basketball in the state does some variation of an all-area team. This is our best effort to compile all of those 2012 [...]

Tom Izzo, John Beilein, Ray McCallum and Greg Kampe show support for Goodrich coach

April 18, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Many in the high school basketball community are familiar with the incredibly tough real-life situation longtime Goodrich coach Gary Barns and his family are going through. Barns’ [...]