On a cold, dreary Friday afternoon in February 1980, 39 years ago, ABC sportscaster Al Michaels shouted into his microphone what was dubbed as the #1 sports call of all time: “Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles? Yes!” The US Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union 4-3 to advance to the gold medal game against Finland.
It wasn’t exactly the miracle on ice but in front of a standing room only crowd at Belleville High School, the Saline Hornets pulled off their second big upset in three days, defeating the favored Ann Arbor Pioneers, 63-52, to advance to the district final Friday night. The Hornets will face the Lincoln Railsplitters, who defeated the Ypsilanti Grizzlies, 65-56.