Brandon Skira and wife, Allie, with son, Drew, 2; and daughter, Brynn, 6 months.
August 28, 20143d Fit Studio is inviting the public to attend a car wash fundraiser and participate in family fun activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the studio, 3214 West Jefferson Ave. A portion of the proceeds will help benefit the Skira family of Flat Rock. Brandon Skira is battling an
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: Rodney Scharboneau’s summer training program teaches basketball skills while keeping the atmosphere fun.
August 25, 2014BY JOHN ROBERT       Rodney Scharboneau has a gentle, confident tone when he speaks, and it might be said this is his most valuable tool when coaching basketball — if you take away his 18 years of experience.      Scharboneau is a lifelong Trenton resident, growing up in the house next door to his present
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The Trenton Travelers U13 and U14 had an opportunity to play on the former site of Tiger Stadium last month.
August 25, 2014By Terry Teifer      My memories of the old stadium at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull are many. Tiger Stadium holds the heart strings of many baseball fans that enjoyed a game there. I am no different.    The dream of playing at what is considered by many baseball fans to be holy ground
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Football campers get a moment to relax under a tree and listen to the motivational stories shared by former U of M Wolverine Jamie Morris
August 25, 2014BY BRIAN RZEPPA      The 13th installment of the popular Trenton youth football camp was yet again a success and this year the attendees were treated to a special guest.      Joining this year’s campers was former University of Michigan running back Jamie Morris, who focused on the three major points of the day: Hard
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The Trojans staged an intense battle with Upper Peninsula entry Calumet in an exciting contest at last year’s MIHL Hockey Showcase, winning the game, 3-2, with two late third-period goals.
August 25, 2014The Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League Selection Committee recently announced the 42 teams that have been selected to participate in the 2015 MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase.      The dates for the 2015 MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase are Thursday, Feb. 12, through Saturday, Feb. 14. The MIHL, the City of Trenton and Trenton Public Schools are the
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3d Fit Studio Competitors Help Local Family Battle Cancer

Brandon Skira and wife, Allie, with son, Drew, 2; and daughter, Brynn, 6 months.

Brandon Skira and wife, Allie, with son, Drew, 2; and daughter, Brynn, 6 months.

3d Fit Studio is inviting the public to attend a car wash fundraiser and participate in family fun activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the studio, 3214 West Jefferson Ave.

A portion of the proceeds will help benefit the Skira family of Flat Rock. Brandon Skira is battling an aggressive stomach cancer that was diagnosed in July following a routine lab for his insurance’s health risk assessment.  (read more…)

Coach forms special bond with players

Rodney Scharboneau’s summer training program teaches basketball skills while keeping the atmosphere fun.

Rodney Scharboneau’s summer training program teaches basketball skills while keeping the atmosphere fun.

BY JOHN ROBERT 

     Rodney Scharboneau has a gentle, confident tone when he speaks, and it might be said this is his most valuable tool when coaching basketball — if you take away his 18 years of experience.

     Scharboneau is a lifelong Trenton resident, growing up in the house next door to his present home on Grange. A graduate from Trenton High School in 1983, he then attended St. Mary’s College for four years, playing basketball at both. He presently works for Ford.

     However, as he says, “We’re all searching for the reason why we’re here, and I really believe making an impact on young people’s lives is mine. When I’m out there coaching, the time flies and I have unlimited energy.”

     Like so many parents, Scharboneau began coaching to spend time with his children, Matt and Hannah, now both in college.

     As his children got older and stopped playing, he transitioned to coaching for schools, and about eight years ago he coached the freshman boy’s team for Trenton under Rick Morrow. (read more…)

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