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Burney's Bytes 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.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saying Goodbye To The Greats

We're just under a week past the end of the 2009-2010 prep sports season and Burney is going through some serious withdrawl.  Burney without prep sports to cover is like Homer Simpson not being able to drink beer and eat donuts! Anyway, in trying to cope with my beloved beat being taken away from me for the next two months, I was thinking back on the last year and it dawned on me how much I'm going to miss some of the outstanding prepsters who recently graduated. These guys and gals had MAD STYLE on the field of battle and Burney wants to give one final shout out to all of them. 
Brother Rice's Pat MacKenzie – Burney's going to miss that sweet swing and expert eye at the plate!
DCD's Madison Williams – Burney's going to miss the TOTAL CLASS ACT THAT YOU ARE!
Clarkston's Tyler Scarlett – Burney's going to miss your 3-SPORT FLAVOR and your bulldog work ethic
Rochester Hills Adams ' Nick Druzinski – Burney's going to miss those towering home run shots!
West Bloomfield's Cameron Fields – Burney's going to miss your blazing speed on kickoff returns!
Troy-s Jordan Wheatley – Burney will miss your excellence from the pitching circle!
Clarkston's Taylor Hasselbach – Burney will miss your excellence in the batter's box!
CC's Josh Gatt – Burney's going to miss your lead foot, super ball control and master showmanship on the soccer field!
DCD's Ray McCallum – Burney's going to miss everything U DO on the hardwood!: however he is pleased to know he just has to drive three miles from my house to see U play for Titans Nation in 2011!
Brother Rice's Justin Cherocchi – Burney is going to miss your TACKLING MACHINE self!
Marian's Stephanie Pilarski – Burney's going to miss your CRAZYSUPERDEF SOCCER SKILLZ playing center midfield for the ferocious Mustangs!
RH Adams' Joey Dillon – Burney's going to miss your SUPREME LEADERSHIP and quiet-assassin demeanor on the basketball court and the soccer field!
CC's Niko Palazetti – Burney's going to miss "BIG POPPA's" thunderous rampages into the end zone……OUCH…..I hurt just thinking about the force of impact those defensive lineman must have been experiencing the last three years!
North Farmington's Jenna Bachrouche and Lyndsey Booker – Burney's going to miss 2010's best "inside-outside" tandem on the girls hoops court….no pair of young ladies in the area could run a fastbreak better!
Troy's Bobby Wunderlich – Burney's going to miss your GRIT!
WOLL's Alexis Doetsch - Burney's going to miss you for the being the picture of personal sacrafice this past year and showing everyone the meaning of what it takes to be a great teammate and an even better person!
Seaholm's Jack Quigley – Burney's going miss your "do whatever it takes at whatever I do and do it well without worrying about accolades" attitude!
Clawson's Rob Feeman – Burney's going to miss that prodigious golden arm of yours!
Lakeland's Carlee Meek – There's not much I won't miss about this underappreciated gem of a softball studstress so this exercise seems kind of futile!


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