Once again, the busiest day of the year has come and gone, and once again, "Super Preps Saturday" proved to be a day like no other on the calendar. All across the state and in every sport there were exciting finishes and contests, making it truly memorable. It was so big that Kosmo for one day is expanding his 3 stars. The day was so good that 10 stars are more appropriate.
Mother Nature - It looked for sure like the area was going to get pelted with thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, but the weather held up, allowing everything to be held as scheduled. Everyone should look upward and say thank you.
Cranbrook tennis team - Boy, this squad certainly took any drama out of the Division 3 state finals by actually clinching the title after the first day. Can't get more dominating than that.
Conor Bowers, Orchard Lake St. Mary's baseball - The Eaglets won a 10th district title in 11 years mainly because of Bowers, who followed up a shutout of Andover on Wednesday by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings against Notre Dame Prep just three days later in the district final.
Taylor Schmidt, Troy softball - She certainly didn't pitch like a freshman in two district wins, tossing a 2-hitter against Troy Athens and then a no-hitter against Rochester Adams for the Colts.
Maddie Moote, Rochester soccer - Kosmo almost wished he would've left his cave for that dramatic soccer final at Rochester on Saturday. Two goals in the final 1:57 to force OT? Are you kidding me Falcons? Moote ended up scoring both of them, including the tying one with 7 seconds remaining in regulation.
T.J. Carey, Lake Orion track and field - Photo finishes are always incredible to watch, and Carey provided one at the state track finals, winning the 1,600 run by tracking down Grant Fisher at the very end to win.
Mollie Fox, Lahser tennis - Fox has been one of the state's best players the past four years, and Kosmo couldn't be happier that she finally got her state title, winning the individual crown at No. 1 singles in Division 2.
Kendal Baisden, Birmingham Detroit Country Day track - It seems like yesterday that Baisden was a freshman and everyone talked about how great she would be. Now, she is done with high school after living up to the hype and more. She once again won the 200 and 400 dashes at the Division 2 state meet and is now on to UCLA.
Erin Finn, West Bloomfield track - Speaking of legendary careers on the track, Finn wrapped up one herself by breaking the state meet record in the 3,200 run, coming in with a time of 10:08. Kosmo is sad he won't get to acknowledge her anymore but knows she'll do well in college.
Cullen Prena, Walled Lake Central track - Kosmo could live for another 100 years and not see another discus thrower in the county like Prena. He certainly is one a kind not only within the county and state, but the nation. His throw of 210-feet-one-1 inch not only obliterated the state record, but it was one of the top throws in the country for this year. Oh, and Prena also won the state title in the shot put. Oregon, you are getting one heck of a thrower and maybe we'll see Prena in the Olympics one day.