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High school sports quick hits from Kosmo the all-knowing Oakland Press seer.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oxford to the OAA?

Kosmo is never one to cave in to rumor and speculation, but even he can't ignore what's been an ongoing one in the air around northern Oakland County this entire school year.
Rumor has it that Oxford has petitioned to join the Oakland Activities Association starting in the 2010-11 school year.
The K-Man can't imagine there would be many hangups with this process, so it's a good bet next year will be the last year Oxford is in the Flint Metro.
If that's indeed the case, it would be a good move not only for Oxford, but its surrounding communities. Oxford is plenty close to schools like Lake Orion, Clarkston, Auburn Hills Avondale and the three Rochester schools, and it would be nice to see those border town rivalries either renewed or intensified.
Kosmo would especially be excited to see Oxford and Lake Orion meet in football, given it's been over 20 years since the schools met.
Can you imagine the hype beforehand and the atmosphere at such a game?
Indeed, nothing is official yet. But speculation is rampant that the process is ongoing and it would be surprising if Oxford isn't in the OAA come the 2010-11 school year.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Showdown set in Walled Lake

Normally, Kosmo doesn't get too excited about baseball regular season games in late April.
However, there is one matchup on Monday that looks particularly intriguing.
It's always a nice high school sporting event when two city rivals hook up. It's even better when both are playing well.
That's exactly the case for the Walled Lake Western and Walled Lake Central baseball teams, who will hook up on Monday at Central.
Entering Saturday, Western had only one loss and recorded a 10-8 win on Thursday over one of the state's best teams, Lakeland.
Central enters the game on a seven-game winning streak and appears to be rounding into form following a slow start.
It could be the first of three meetings this season should the teams play in the district round of the state tournament.
Even though there'll likely be bigger games to come between the Warriors and Vikings, Monday should still be something to look forward to.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Worst fears being realized

Mother Nature can be downright cruel sometime. That certainly has been the case with spring sports teams in the last few days, which is probably causing scheduling chaos for baseball, softball, tennis and golf teams around the area.
This particular spring season already was short enough, but it's tightening up even more with what likely will be three straight days of cancelations for most area teams in those sports by the time Wednesday night rolls around.
The weather is supposed to get better later in the week, but it may be too late to avoid all the makeup madness that will ensue over the next month.
Teams will have to find ways to make up multiple contests, if they are able to do so at all without fully canceling games.
It's part of the deal each year for coaches in spring sports, but given how short the season was going to be already this year with all the spring breaks that just ended and the playoffs only a month away, it's making all this nasty weather even more troublesome.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Get ready to JAMM

Even though its the heart of spring sports, which means outdoor activities, Kosmo will have one indoor event on his mind on May 15 at Pontiac Northern High School.
It'll be a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the JAMM project, which stands for Just Aim, Motivate & Move.
It was founded 10 years ago by legendary Northern PA announcer Ray Wright, one of Kosmo's main men, to help promote the importance of academic success to metro Detroit youth.
For the past 10 years, the JAMM project has helped assist and mentor kids after school and raise awareness in computer literacy, physical education and health, conflict resolution and abuse.
This year's event will feature a celebrity all-star basketball game and a slam dunk contest, as well as appearances by members of the Pistons and Shock and local media members, both in broadcasting and print.
The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
For more information, e-mail

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hotbed again?

Last season was nothing short of strange for Oakland County girls soccer teams. It almost seems as if Armageddon had arrived. Girls soccer has without question been the best team sport for area schools, with at least one area team winning a state title for 20 straight years.
Unfortunately, that was before last year.
The streak ended since no county team won a state title, but if the first state poll released on Tuesday is any indication, area teams should be back in a big way.
The No. 1 teams in each of the four divisions were from Oakland County, with Rochester (Division 1), Birmingham Marian (Division 2), Country Day (Division 3) and Bishop Foley (Division 4) holding down the top spots.
Of course, state titles are decided in June, not April, but this could be a sign that last year was an aberration.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Springing into action

Normally, Kosmo hates turning into a one-seer public relations firm, but he feels it's necessary to do so now. With most school districts arriving back from spring break on Monday, that means spring sports will unofficially get into full swing.
Since all of Kosmo's spies are on the ball and fully aware of that, it means preview stories are about to come out on spring sports.
Already, the girls soccer preview came out last Sunday.
On Easter Sunday, the much-anticipated baseball preview done by main spy Keith D. will be released. On Monday or Tuesday, Keith D. will also come out with his annual softball preview.
At some point this week, legendary Kosmo spy Marvin Goodwin will have his boys and girls track previews. There will be previews in other sports to come within the next couple of weeks as well.
Keep reading the Oakland Press and Spring has sprung!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Like a proud papa

Watching Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday at his cave in northern Oakland County, Kosmo couldn't help but smile at the star power of Kalin Lucas. Against UCONN, Lucas was everywhere, whether it was on the court or front and center in front of the TV cameras afterwards. Seeing things like that make following high school sports so worthwhile. Kosmo still remembers like it was yesterday when Lucas was a star sophomore at Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Literally, the K-Man feels like he watched Lucas grow, and while his coaches and parents have EVERYTHING to do with his development and Kosmo has NONE, it's still chokes up Kosmo to see a player he followed so closely in high school get such national acclaim. Go Green. Go White.