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Friday, April 30, 2010

Stars tournament truly one for the stars

This weekend is one that will definitely have Kosmo's interest, because one of the most prominent regular season sporting events for spring sports in the area will take place.
Once again, it's time for the annual Michigan Stars Softball Tournament at Liberty Park in Sterling Heights.
Run by Clarkston softball coach Don Peters, this is a tournament that'll feature many of the best teams from around the state.
There are 48 teams in the tournament, and a waiting list for others wanting to get in for next year should other programs have to drop out.
It's a wonderful two days of softball, with games taking place at nine diamonds around the complex for virtually the entire day.
There are six pools of eight teams each, with each pool winner and two wild cards advancing to the championship flight.
Whichever team wins the tournament on Sunday always feels like they won something special. In fact, short of winning a state title, there's no better tournament to win.
Cost isn't that much, so if the weather is good and you like softball, this should be paradise.
- Kosmo wants to give kudos to three local athletes who have signed to move on in their athletic careers. The first goes to Birmingham Seaholm baseball player Bill Getschman, who has signed to play at Hope. The second goes to Walled Lake Central baseball player Karl Boedecker, who has signed to play at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Finally, Wolverine Lake native A.J. Jenks, previously a member of the Plymouth Whalers, recently signed a pro contract with the Florida Panthers. Congratulations to all these young athletes and best of luck at your next level.


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