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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 23, 2011

A Falcon's Legacy

Rochester's Nick Bradley concluded what was an epic high school athletic career on Tuesday, as he participated in the 30th annual Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game downtown at Comerica Park.
While, Bradley, who is set to continue his baseball career at Western Michigan next spring, didn't dominate the headlines - mainly because he didn't play at a school that is known as a sports powerhouse - , he without a doubt ends his playing days with one of Oakland County's most accomplished prep resumes in the last half-decade at least.
Excelling at three sports for multiple years, Bradley wound up with 10 varsity letters. He was the Falcons' starting quarterback on the football field, starting shooting guard on the basketball squad and ace pitcher on the baseball team for the last three straight years.
This past fall, Bradley quarterbacked Rochester to its first playoff appearance since 1999. In the winter, he shot 51% from 3-point distance on a Falcons' hoops contingent that captured the program's first conference title in close to two decades. Last spring, Bradley pitched the school's baseball team to a district championship for the first time in a dozen years. As a senior this spring, he racked up an amazing scoreless-inning streak, not allowing an earned run until over a month and a half into the season.
From the plate, he wrapped up his four-year run on the diamond hitting .410. On Tuesday in the all-star game, he tossed 1 2/3 innings of hitless-relief for the East squad in a 9-5 loss.
Bradley's versatile exploits will be dearly missed next year by both the Rochester athletic program and Burney himself. There's no doubt his imprint on Falcons' sports and Rochester HS in general, will be felt and remembered for a long time to come.


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