Detroit Free Press All-PSL/Detroit — 1940s

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At this time we have yet to locate the 1944 Detroit Free Press All-City teams.

1949
First Team
Chuck Holloway, Northern; Joe Middleton, Southeastern; Ulysses Harvey, Northwestern; Walt “Pinky” Thompson, Central; Bob Taylor, Miller; Coach Jim Demaree, Northwestern
Second Team
Promise Blount, Northwestern; Jerry Philps, Northern; Charlie “Kingsnake” Primas, Miller; Dick Williams, Wright; Hal Smith, Redford
Third Team
Ron Sharples, Cooley; Joe Altobelli, Eastern; Doug Gregg, Cooley; Jim Maynes, Mackenzie; Ed Berson, Central
Honorable Mention
Elbert Richmond, Eastern; Bob Williams, Northeastern; Frank Domanski, Pershing; Bob Schultz, Denby; Phil Gallo, Eastern; Milt Powers, Western; Ken Prather, U of D High; Bob VanDeventer, Cooley; Grelock, Chadsey; Bob Frazee, Central.
 

1948
First Team
Jim Mongeau, Cooley; Arnold “Skip” Domke, Mackenzie; Chuck Holloway, Northern; Aram Sarkisian, Southwestern; Blaine Denning (Mitchell), Northern; Coach Walt Wegerly, Cooley
Second Team
Sam Smith, Southeastern; Tom Macon, Cooley; Ken Burrell, Hamtramck; Luke Brooks, Miller; Bob Sebastian, Western
Third Team
Bob Taylor, Miller; Earl Johnson, Pershing; Don Hasse, Mackenzie; Ralph Levin, Central; Dan Costello, U of D
Honorable Mention
Bob Gallagher, Cooley; Milio Rinna, Southwestern; Bill Traicoff, Southeastern; Bill Wise, Cass Tech; Bill Posey, Northern; Bob Boyce, Northeastern; Al Bolton, Miller; Bill Kelly, Northern; Don Baxter, Cooley; Fred Gee, Miller; Leonard Lenartowicz, Hamtramck.

1947
First Team
Sammy Gee, Miller; Sammy Taub, Central; Aram Sarkisian, Southwestern; Ben Zenevich, Pershing; Pat Clysdale, Mackenzie; Coach Eddie Powers, Northern
Second Team
Jack Robbins, U-D High; Larry Penson, Northern; Crawford Pitts, Wright; Ron Condon, Cooley; Bob Sebastian, Western
Third Team
Blaine Denning (Mitchell), Northern; Hal Blackwell, Eastern; Dick O’Rourke, Pershing; Jim Domke, Mackenzie; Fred Emiling, Denby    
Honorable Mention
Forwards:
Ron McLaughlin, Denby; Dick Handley, Southeastern; Tony Pakula, Chadsey; Duke Foster, Northwestern. Centers: Charles Redd, Northern; Clarence Norris, Miller. Guards: Jim Rebennack, Cooley; Ed Arnold, Southwestern; Chester Felczak, Hamtramck.

1946
First Team
Sammy Gee, Miller; Bill Eggenberger, Mackenzie; Carl Schuster, Southeastern; Bill Stewart, Western; Tom Mooradian, Southwestern; Coach Will Robinson, Miller
Honorable Mention
Roger Adams, Hamtramck; Vince Foley, Western; Benny Zenevich, Pershing.

1945
First Team
MVP Alex Taub, Central; Bevis Fraser, Mackenzie; Ronald Teasley, Northwestern; Emil “Bones” Jones, Hamtramck; Carl Schuster, Southeastern; Coach Perry Deakin, Southeastern
Second Team
Lloyd Adelson, Central; Art Miarecki, Wright; Jim Tisler, Southeastern; Harold Pink, Northwestern; Jack Jacobsen, Northern
Third Team
Cliff Baldwin, Miller; Bill Stewart, Western; Gerry Wood, Mackenzie; Vanar Kostegian, Southwestern; John Gianetti, Northeastern


1943
No All-City Selections due to the league’s decision to conduct inter-class only competition to help rationing for World War II.

1942
First Team

Jerry Katz, Central; Suren Srabian, Southwestern; Peter Bessega, Cass Tech; James Johnson, Southwestern; Frank Marshall, Redford
Second Team
George Shuk, Wilbur Wright; John McLean, Cass Tech; Harlon Hudgins, Central; Jack Smith, Eastern; Eugene Malinowski, Hamtramck
Third Team
Bob Barna, Hamtramck; George Corona, Miller; Bill Gunn, Eastern; Joe Bale, Central; Stanley Lopata, Southwestern
Honorable Mention
Harold Pink, Northwestern.

1941
First Team
Capt. Don Lund, Southeastern; Casmer Mokeski, Cass Tech; Lewis Parry, Southeastern; Suren Srabian, Southwestern; “Big” Joe Bale, Central
Second Team
Capt. Phil Anglofsky, Western; Willie Bryant, Northern; Harold Gelslighter, Highland Park; Joe Smaza, Chadsey; Bob Hurley, U of D High
Third Team
Capt. George Kiesel, Northwestern; Tom Fezzey, Northern; Don McIntosh, Central; Joe Nosemicz (Nosewicz), Chadsey; Bob Wiserman, Highland Park.

1940
First Team
Capt. Don Lund, Southeastern; Wally Spreen, Highland Park; Bob Melkush, Eastern; Joe Bartak, Northeastern; Clifton Mobley, Hamtramck
Second Team
John Lipon, Chadsey; Charles Durgen, Central; Bill Bauerle, Southeastern; Bill Chonko, Southwestern; Bob McClelland, Highland Park
Third Team
Capt. Romon Okarski, Northeastern; Louie Nagy, Southeastern; Bill Czuj, Chadsey; Sterling Zimmerman, U of D High; Johnny Hozas, Highland Park
Honorable Mention
Forwards:  Couzens, Western; Clavenna, Southeastern; Loomis, Redford; Ketterer, Northwestern; Cohen, Northern; Evans, Central; Bezruchka, Pershing; Smigielski, Wright; Clemens, Cass Tech; Roberts, Southeastern; Pringle, Miller; Freiburger, Eastern, Eastern; Wallace, Central. Centers:  Teagan, Redford; Jeschke, Wright; Bryant, Northern; Bonior, Hamtramck; Demeter, Highland Park. Guards:  O’Hara, U of D High; Smaza, Chadsey; Lentner, Highlanp Park; White, Miller; Mattison, Mackenzie; Robitaille, Southeastern; Chilson, U of D High; Hillen, Western; Saginaw, Central; Kasza, Western; Zimmerman, Southeastern; Cook, Redford, Emling, Denby.

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