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Burney's Bites will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Double Duty

What an exhausting spring its must be for Lakeland's Kelsey Johnson and Kelsey Cleary, who are both pulling double duty as standouts on both the Eagles softball and track teams. These young ladies are fabulous athletes and their desire to compete on as many fields of play as possible is a commendable trait younger kids starting their journey in organized sports should look emulate. Take it from a former prep athlete who longs for his days on the high school prep scene, your time playing high school sports goes by fast and its a once in a life time experience, so take full advantage of every second. Johnson, a sophomore is the softball team's catcher, and Cleary, a senior, the team's centerfielder. In track, the girls both compete in a variety of events. The Eagles softball program led by the great Joe Alsup,  are coming off a four year span where they have claimed stake to four straight regional titles and two appearances in the state championship game. So far this season, no t much has changed and White Lake''s favorite female diamond cutters, led in part by the standout plate performances by Johnson and Cleary, are off to a blazing 15-0 start. Who knows Lakeland's "K-Connection" might just be able to corral two separate state titles for themselves this year. What a feat that would be!  


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cleary and Johnson are both sophomore's.

May 5, 2009 at 8:17 AM 

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