The Oakland A’s went all in. The Detroit Tigers decided to call. On Thursday, the MLB trading deadline turned into the ultimate poker tournament. Two of the top teams in the American League, the A’s and Tigers, both spent the day trying to stack their pitching rotations, their deck, if you will.
Trying to balance work and play is always difficult. Trying to balance work and more work is even tougher. For Wes Cummings, balancing his job as a realtor and his passion as a baseball coach was too much. Because of that, Cummings recently resigned after two seasons as head coach for the Carson City-Crystal Eagles.
Youth soccer is one of the most popular participation sports in, not only the state of Michigan, but the entire United States. In Michigan, according to the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), girls soccer has the fourth highest participation total of any sport. On the boys side, soccer has the fifth highest participation numbers.
Don’t settle for average. That is the message being relayed from Lakeview football coach Sean Rinehart to his team. This week’s minicamp was just one more step the program is taking toward a second season under Rinehart.
A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.
What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).
The Belding Redskins and Tri County Vikings are coming off dramatically different seasons in 2013. The Redskins are coming off a 7-4 season, which included it first playoff appearance since 2007. The Vikings went 1-8, a year ago, following two consecutive winless seasons.
It definitely felt like football season. It’s just mid-July, but with temperatures in the mid-60s, a bout of rain and constant changing between overcast and sunny skies, it felt more like mid-September.
There is really no offseason in football. Especially with a little more than four weeks before the start of the high school season. Carson City-Crystal is getting ready for the season with a series of camps this month. The Eagles will be hosting camp for any area, high school aged player, on Thursday and again on July 24. A three-day camp will also be held July 28-30. All camps take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
There wasn’t a whole lot of company coming over on the recent holiday, so I decided to travel over to a nearby dam site and try to land a trout or two. Now, you know that I basically like to fly fish, but that day the water was not looking trout healthy, so I stopped at the local bait and liar shop and picked up a few night crawlers. We’d had a lot of rain and I figured that some of those large brown trout that hang out below a dam could see a crawler better than they could find a fly floating on muddy water.