It's hard to believe since it just seems like yesterday that football practice started in August, but the final important leg of the 2011-12 high school sports season has arrived.
The final three weeks are arguably the best of all, since the playoffs for baseball, softball and girls soccer started on Tuesday to kick off what should be an action pack stretch run.
Kosmo has heard rumors over the past couple of years that the MHSAA is considering going to five sports seasons instead of three, which would put baseball, softball and soccer back a couple of weeks to where their seasons would end in late June. That's actually not a bad idea, but if there is one drawback, it's that it takes away from the magic of the final three weeks of the season.
There definitely is no time like this time, when high school campuses are buzzing with baseball, softball, girls soccer and lacrosse games and teams are preparing for the state track and tennis finals, which will be held on Saturday.
With seniors pretty much done with school, it's also the only time of year where they can focus exclusively on athletics, which should heighten their performances in the coming weeks.
It's a finishing run to the season like no other, so even if the seasons are one day changed, Kosmo hopes it can preserved somewhat.