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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Country Day getting the shaft

Throughout the whole boys soccer state tournament, Kosmo was happy to see that the MHSAA was going to wait until after the state semifinals to see which finals sites, Troy Athens or East Kentwood, would host which divisions.
It was designed to see the geographical locations of the remaining schools, which Kosmo thought was a smart idea. Until last night.
Kosmo just simply doesn't get why the Division 3 state final between Birmingham Detroit Country Day and South Haven is being held at East Kentwood and why the Division 4 final between Hudsonville Freedom Baptist and Ann Arbor Greenhills is being held at Troy Athens.
It makes no sense.
South Haven is on the west side, while Country Day is on the east side. In that regard, one of those teams would have to suffer as far as the drive is concerned.
However, why make Freedom Baptist drive all they way to Athens? Greenhills is located a little closer to Athens than East Kentwood, but they're just about halfway between the two locations.
Given that, you have two schools making long drives, Country Day and Freedom Baptist. If you put the Division 3 game at Athens and the Division 4 game at East Kentwood, you only have one school making a long drive, South Haven. Since Country Day has gone out west seemingly every time it makes a final, it shouldn't be the ones having to drive again, particularly when the geography indicates the Division 3 game should be at Athens and the Division 4 game at Kentwood.


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